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Traxxas / Image Model

Post by Lonestar » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:01 pm

Hi guys,

I remember clearly when I was a teen and some of the 10th scale nitro Traxxas came out to market - with that gorgeous champagne ano on the chassis... What exactly was the connection with "Image Model", as the brand seemed to appear on some/many of the components of these cars?

Obviously, "traxxas image model" as a google search returns all kind of good-looking traxxas chicks, which I'm perfectly fine with, but nothing on what I'm talking about...

anyone in the know?

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Re: Traxxas / Image Model

Post by GoMachV » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:09 pm

Perhaps they were the oem that made the earlier vehicles? I know the first engine went by the Image name, but with other companies like Graupner offering a 4wd Porsche that was a nitro street base, and companies like flying point that had vehicles that appeared to be a little too close in design- maybe that helps explain it. I don’t know how else you could explain the Graupner Porsche as traxxas never sold anything with that system.


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Re: Traxxas / Image Model

Post by Lonestar » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:36 pm

I totally forgot about the Graupner version! But yes indeed, this is the "family" of cars I'm referring to. The Nitro Hawk, and all these ones with that (great!) chassis. Some suspension parts were definitely common across the brands. And you are right, there was the nitro street, but then again no 4wd vehicle. So traxxas used OEM for their stuff, I thought they had their own molds...

In any case, a BL-converted Nitro Hawk would be really cool :mrgreen:
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Re: Traxxas / Image Model

Post by klavy69 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:27 am

Lonestar wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:36 pm
In any case, a BL-converted Nitro Hawk would be really cool :mrgreen:
what would be cool is if I could figure out how to post fricken pictures on this FPOSBB!
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Thanx to Jeff for posting these pix for me.

Not quite the champagne colored chassis you were talking about Paul but one of the legacy blue chassis I had sitting in disarray when putting this first runner together. Just realized when the LHS owner wiped out the front end on this it took out the steering servo also. Must not have caught that when putting the new mounts/arms/knuckles back on...

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Re: Traxxas / Image Model

Post by GoMachV » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:37 am

Umm...this and this?
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Re: Traxxas / Image Model

Post by Lonestar » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:45 pm

klavy69 wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:27 am
Lonestar wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:36 pm
In any case, a BL-converted Nitro Hawk would be really cool :mrgreen:
what would be cool is if I could figure out how to post fricken pictures on this FPOSBB!
:roll:
Thanx to Jeff for posting these pix for me.

Not quite the champagne colored chassis you were talking about Paul but one of the legacy blue chassis I had sitting in disarray when putting this first runner together. Just realized when the LHS owner wiped out the front end on this it took out the steering servo also. Must not have caught that when putting the new mounts/arms/knuckles back on...

Todd
I think that car looks pretty good... given what I've experienced with my B1M-OIN, I've kinda changed my mind about how competitive these frankens can be given enough development time... They won't win races, but they can sit in the top decile and frustrate a lot of modern car owners :D

I need to get myself on of these image-model built cars... one more project :roll:
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