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XXX-T MF2 NIB Build

Post by lavigna » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:03 am

I know this falls in the grey area of old school. It is a XXX-T Matt Francis 2 truck. It came out in late 2004. I actually bought and built this truck back then, and never ran it. I sold it about a year or so later, and have always regretted it.

I was fortunate enough to find another one BNIB last year. I built it up to be a shelf queen. I have always loved this version of the truck. It comes stock with nearly all the upgrades you would want. All graphite parts, Ti Nitride pins, and an improved transmission. Despite this, I added a few additional upgrades to this build. I added a Losi aluminum front bulkhead, Losi anodized aluminum rear drives, and all SS hardware.

The MF2 comes stock with yellow wheels, however I love the look of the red wheels that come with the MF1 version. I have added the red wheels to this build. I also dyed the stock white ball cups, foam things, and drive joints black, for a stealthy clean look.

I added some high end semi vintage correct electronics. Novak GTX esc, Orion Revolution motor, JR servo, and JR synthesized receiver. This thing would still rip even today.

Finding a new MF2 body is pretty difficult. I want to keep this one clear until I find another. If anyone has one, please let me know.
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Re: XXX-T MF2 NIB Build

Post by lavigna » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:05 am

One more.
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Post by veeza » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:20 pm

Very nice trucks they our amazing straight out the box, i used to race a xxxt which i sold :-( but have managed to pick up a MF1 in good condition last year
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Re: XXX-T MF2 NIB Build

Post by lavigna » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:14 am

I added some vintage batteries. I have also changed the wheels over to the stock Yellow versions. I still need to get a picture of that. I also need to get the body painted as well.
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Re: XXX-T MF2 NIB Build

Post by mytimac » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:34 pm

Fun project, and it is getting more vintage every day. :)
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Re: XXX-T MF2 NIB Build

Post by NomadRacer » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:36 pm

Extremely well done! I picked up a tip or two from your build :wink:
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Post by vintagercer » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:03 pm

Nice build man!. Super jelous of that kit.

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Re: XXX-T MF2 NIB Build

Post by lavigna » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:57 pm

Couple shots with the stock colored wheels. Just need to get it painted now.
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Re: XXX-T MF2 NIB Build

Post by jamin » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:10 pm

Nice truck! I can't decide whether the red or yellow wheels look better though...red screams more 'MF' series...

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