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Yokomo Works 'Hybrid'

Post by Dual » Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:57 pm

Hi everyone,

I have here a Yokomo Works car that I have assembled using many option parts and a few one-off parts. The car started off as an incomplete but new Works '91 and I have added the custom parts to build the car you now see. I have listed bellow some of the special parts I have used on this car-

-Dukeomo Chassis duplicated and modified by Fibre-lyte to allow front and rear belt tension adjustability. The Dukeomo chassis features a unique battery layout that lets the user place the batteries in a way where the cells are more centralised compared to the standard layout (very similar to the chassis Masami Hirosaka used on his '89 World Championship winning Yokomo). Requires custom assembled batteries.

-Dukeomo Topdeck duplicated and modified again by Fibre-Lyte to allow the same mounting option on the front bulkhead cap as the Works '93 but still incorporates the Jammin/Dukeomo design where the front of the topdeck forks out to provide additional support to the front shock tower.

-Machined Rear A-arms by Dynotech Racing. The design of these arms were based on some very special one-off Yokomo prototype arms that I gave to the guys at Dynotech to duplicate for me. These arms were prototypes that were tested by Yokomo for the design of the A-arms on the Works '91.

-Full fine pitch drive system with fine pitch slipper clutch (T.C.S.). The reason this is worth a mention is because no production Works '91 came with a fine pitch slipper clutch. (The 1993 WCS came with a fine pitch slipper clutch also but because of the different size pulleys and one-way, it could not be used on the Works '91 or '93). The T.C.S. on this car was made specifically for the Works chassis.

-Full carbon parts by Fibre-Lyte (F & R Shock towers, Torque rod brace, steering brace, battery plate holdown and topdeck).

-Full Works '93 front steering system with Torque rod brace.

-Works '93 Lightweight (aluminium) Parts Set.

-Yokomo ZD-304S Machined Motor Mount with front belt tensioner.

-SRS Machined Nylon Front Bulkhead.

-Team Suzuki Hubs.

-Works '93 Full Titanium Turnbuckle Set.

-Yokomo WCS Wing Mount System.

-Yokomo Titanium Hex head screws used were applicable.

Assembling the car was a real pleasure especially because of the quality and rarity of the parts used. Some areas of assembly posed some difficulties which is to be expected when combining stock parts, machined and one-off parts together.

I would just like to quickly thank the people at Fibre-Lyte and Dynotech Racing for their professionalism and of course the excellent workmanship they provide.

Hope you enjoy the photos and feel free to comment or ask any questions you might have.

Thanks

Vin
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Re: Yokomo Works 'Hybrid'

Post by bscotti » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:36 pm

I'm speechless, Vin. Saying it's an incredible build doesn't do it justice.

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Re: Yokomo Works 'Hybrid'

Post by GJW » Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:00 pm

SEXXXXXYYYYY!!!! great taste in that build, nice job

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Re: Yokomo Works 'Hybrid'

Post by Dr. Robotnik » Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:20 pm

Awesome build.

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Re: Yokomo Works 'Hybrid'

Post by carloco8 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:20 am

I gotta agree with brian, to comprehend how rare, I'm speechless..... To have all these rare parts is one thing, but to build this car and see the machine as a whole blows my mind! Fantastic, no doubt!
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Re: Yokomo Works 'Hybrid'

Post by Dual » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:19 am

Thanks for the comments guys. It's always nice to get an outside opinion :)

It took a a while to get all the parts together but the finished product for me anyway, was well worth it.

Just to confirm for a couple of members who have asked, the chassis was designed by a racer named J.D. Beckwith. He originally made the chassis (and other parts such as A-arms, topdecks, special steering) just for himself but it soon became quite popular and he started making them also for fellow racers and eventually the general public (for a short time).

Vin

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Re: Yokomo Works 'Hybrid'

Post by scr8p » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:47 pm

looks great vin. :)
Dual wrote:Just to confirm for a couple of members who have asked, the chassis was designed by a racer named J.D. Beckwith. He originally made the chassis (and other parts such as A-arms, topdecks, special steering) just for himself but it soon became quite popular and he started making them also for fellow racers and eventually the general public (for a short time).
so, you had/have those pieces to be able to make copies? or were they made just by pictures?

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Re: Yokomo Works 'Hybrid'

Post by Dual » Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:40 pm

so, you had/have those pieces to be able to make copies? or were they made just by pictures?
looks great vin. :)
Hey Jason,

Thanks :)

I have the original Dukeomo parts that were made from graphite and featured a sparkle style finish (same material and style that Brian Kinwald had his shock towers made from on his 1993 IFMAR winning RC10).

Vin

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Re: Yokomo Works 'Hybrid'

Post by a01butal » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:17 pm

Just want to bring this thread back to life. What an awesome car/build. I want that ZD-304S machined motor mount sooo bad. Anyone that has one nip I'm looking!
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Re: Yokomo Works 'Hybrid'

Post by aip47-2008 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:21 am

I for one am glad you brought this "STUNNING BUILD" back to life :!: Some serious Yokomo eye Candy. :shock:

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Re: Yokomo Works 'Hybrid'

Post by GJW » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:18 pm

it's just amzing hey aaron! vin is one heck of a yokomo guru and his build's are mouth watering 8)

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Re: Yokomo Works 'Hybrid'

Post by works92 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:12 am

i just discover this thread, and ... WOW...
really GREAT job
very beautiful and unique car you get !

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Re: Yokomo Works 'Hybrid'

Post by Dual » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:36 am

i just discover this thread, and ... WOW...
really GREAT job
very beautiful and unique car you get !
Thanks Works92. I built this car up a few years ago and it is currently now in pieces... I have changed up many things and the new version will be even better than the original. A few teasers, chassis is now made from original DA Graphite Iridium finish sheet, A-arms are custom delrin items and universal drive shafts are now MIP aluminium versions.

I am still waiting on a couple of parts but this new build is not to far away.

Vin

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Re: Yokomo Works 'Hybrid'

Post by littleVETTE » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:57 am

i can't get enough of this buggy every time i look at it. how did you end up duplicating the beckwith chassis parts?

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Re: Yokomo Works 'Hybrid'

Post by Lonestar » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:58 am

I think the amount of times this thread was ressucitated is a testimony of how much of a KILLER car this is (was ;) )
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