Lazer ZX-R resto project

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Re: Lazer ZX-R resto project

Post by isobarik » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:06 pm

feels like da graphite ........

the uppdeck hpi since i have one my self and still have the header and there is on at ebay at the moment ....

the lower deck feels like ....if hpi make an aftermarket chassi yeah why go with an optima mid chassi setup for lazer and a different material...doesnt feel right ..

and if i dont remember wrong the hpi lower deck was jus more sleek ...slim ...

some one on this board has one if i dont remember wrong crusadrelyf.....

still awsome find ......

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Re: Lazer ZX-R resto project

Post by EvolutionRevolution » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:25 pm

[quote="isobarik"]feels like da graphite ........

the uppdeck hpi since i have one my self and still have the header and there is on at ebay at the moment ....

the lower deck feels like ....if hpi make an aftermarket chassi yeah why go with an optima mid chassi setup for lazer and a different material...doesnt feel right ../quote]

I don't know from when this chassis is, but HPI did make graphite versions of carbon and FRP chassis for some cars - they have the same design, different material.

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Re: Lazer ZX-R resto project

Post by rccars4sal » Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:33 am

Im thinking to just develope the stock chassis with additional cut outs.

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Re: Lazer ZX-R resto project

Post by isobarik » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:03 am

EvolutionRevolution wrote:
isobarik wrote:feels like da graphite ........

the uppdeck hpi since i have one my self and still have the header and there is on at ebay at the moment ....

the lower deck feels like ....if hpi make an aftermarket chassi yeah why go with an optima mid chassi setup for lazer and a different material...doesnt feel right ../quote]

I don't know from when this chassis is, but HPI did make graphite versions of carbon and FRP chassis for some cars - they have the same design, different material.
yeah they shure did but the chassi on this car is not youre typicall lazer chassi its actually an optima LWB mid chassi made for kyosho lazer
so the chassi is not copied of any kyosho lazer since they never came with an chassi that had that layout so its been made by some one that wanted to mount the optima mid lwb body to the lazer since the lazer zx body was not that popular amongst racers.

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Re: Lazer ZX-R resto project

Post by crusaderlyf » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:30 pm

Yes the upper deck is HPI production I have one. but the chassis like after market prodution, at that time some small company also released the DA graphite, the chassis looks very good design I think it may be grey graphite.
HPI kyosho lazer zx zxr mk1 carbon fiber upper deck 01.JPG

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Re: Lazer ZX-R resto project

Post by rccars4sal » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:19 pm

What are the chances that a LWB optima mid chassis would work perfectly with lazer type gear boxes and belt length? Is it possible the manufacturer made this lazer chassis to mimic the optima mid custom special? Or, is it really an optima mid chassis???

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Re: Lazer ZX-R resto project

Post by isobarik » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:42 pm

nah its an mimic.....there are no extra holes for the gearboxes since they have not the same boltpattern

but otherwise the lenght and steering holes i think are exactly the same ...

the thing is that the lwb midoptima body will fit perfect since the optima lwb chassi are sleeker then the lazer chassi making the body sit perfect the bodie of the lwb fit the standard lazer chassi to but not perfect look at the front just behind the front gearbox and you know what i meen.

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Re: Lazer ZX-R resto project

Post by rccars4sal » Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:44 am

Yes it becomes apparent. On front end of this chassis, the rearward hing pin holder is exposed on the long skinny nose. On a stock zx r chassis, the hinge pin holder is protected by the chassis plate. I wonder if an HPI lwb opt mid chassis would be identical except for holes to mount gear boxes? Perhaps they designed the lwb mid chassis, and then merely modified it for use as a lazer chassis.

Should be a really interesting restoration build. Awsome parts!

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Re: Lazer ZX-R resto project

Post by Welshy40 » Thu May 10, 2018 8:36 pm

You probably already know, Its the same as Mike Dunns worlds car, chassis was made by Kyosho and incredibly rare.
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Re: Lazer ZX-R resto project

Post by stickboy007 » Fri May 11, 2018 2:15 pm

Aaaaaaannnnnddd like an idiot, I sold this one off a few years ago, along with my Lazer ZXR runner and all of the spares. I tried contacting the guy I sold the runner to, to see if he was interested in selling it back to me. He sold all of the spares and has the car on his shelf. Good for him, but damn that was a lot of good parts, including some center pulleys which are apparently quite hard to find... :(

I've been rebuilding my vintage Kyosho collection over the past year or so. Some Triumphs, Lazers, Pro-Xs, Rampage Pros, Inferno 10s, etc. Plenty of projects to work on there. I have a ZX-RR that needs some good loving, so hopefully one day I'll have time to turn that into a nice runner and the vintage gods will forgive me of my sin.

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Re: Lazer ZX-R resto project

Post by Welshy40 » Sun May 13, 2018 9:01 pm

Mate, been there, sold my team car with proto tub chassis as i was in a tricky situation but luckily managed to buy the car back but not the spares of which some items are not replaceable and it hurts but managed to build on that and now all including you can buy repro bits from fibrelyte, Kamtec and other bits form shapeways so aim to keep it going. Keep this post going and update on your progress, when you get into it again, be nice to see.
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Re: Lazer ZX-R resto project

Post by Welshy40 » Sun May 13, 2018 9:02 pm

Oh when you do that chassis will be available again at Fibrelyte, will take time to draw but it will.
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Re: Lazer ZX-R resto project

Post by isobarik » Wed May 16, 2018 11:10 am

stickboy007 wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 2:15 pm
Aaaaaaannnnnddd like an idiot, I sold this one off a few years ago, along with my Lazer ZXR runner and all of the spares. I tried contacting the guy I sold the runner to, to see if he was interested in selling it back to me. He sold all of the spares and has the car on his shelf. Good for him, but damn that was a lot of good parts, including some center pulleys which are apparently quite hard to find... :(

I've been rebuilding my vintage Kyosho collection over the past year or so. Some Triumphs, Lazers, Pro-Xs, Rampage Pros, Inferno 10s, etc. Plenty of projects to work on there. I have a ZX-RR that needs some good loving, so hopefully one day I'll have time to turn that into a nice runner and the vintage gods will forgive me of my sin.
why why why why why why why why why

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Re: Lazer ZX-R resto project

Post by stickboy007 » Tue May 22, 2018 5:25 pm

At the time, I felt like I had too many runners and that I would not realistically have a chance to use the ZXR that much. I was much happier with how my YZ10s and CAT 2000 drove, and so I figured I should just offload the ZXR and focus my efforts on the cars that were better for me. I really wanted to put more time into the ZXR, but I found it hard to justify in light of the other cars in my collection. I felt the same way when I sold my Avante 2011 runner, and ended up regretting that decision as well. Oh well. Lesson learned. I have some good Kyosho projects in the pipeline...

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