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Re: Project Blue Eagle LS *Updates*

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Updates include:

-Finally found the rare part #1987 white stock gear cover. (Only part I was missing)
-Stripped chassis down for a thorough cleaning.
-Rebuilt the shocks and differential.
-Shock springs were very chipped. I removed the black paint and polished them up to their natural silver color.
-Replaced black spur gear with white one.
-I still need to find a body and the project will be complete!

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Re: Project Blue Eagle LS

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Very nice. I like your work and attention to detail keeping that color scheme consistent. 8)
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Re: Project Blue Eagle LS

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3trxvintage wrote: have you guys had any luck with homemade decals? I was thinking about printing the image below using decal injet printer paper. Not sure on the quality though. Might have to try it soon and let you guys know how it turned out.
I once read you could print decals on standard paper, drench it in wood-glue and stick them on the inside of your body. Once it's dried up the glue gets transparent and you can start the painting.
I've never tried this myself and would certainly recommend to try it first on a scrap piece before going at an original body: including the paint; you never know if it reacts on eachother

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Re: Project Blue Eagle LS

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Thank you for the tips Mr. ED,

I have a few old bodies i will have to try this on.

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Re: Project Blue Eagle LS

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BOY does that truck bring back some memories lol I used to race one in paved oval but kept breaking axles in the big left turns almost drifting in mod class lmao. Nice job u done there!!! DON

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Re: Project Blue Eagle LS

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Very nice!

I remember getting smoked by a few of these back when I raced carpet oval. :mrgreen:

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Re: Project Blue Eagle LS

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A few pictures of the Team Blue Groove Nitro Hawk/Blue Eagle-LS body I recently acquired. :D I wanted to note that I was mistaken in a previous post about the protective film. This body DOES include an outside protective film. :) Hopefully the pictures will give you a sense of the quality, as well as help you decide if you want to buy this reproduction body. Overall, I feel the quality is at least an A-. If window masks were included it would make the A grade. :mrgreen:

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Re: Project Blue Eagle LS

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8) :D :mrgreen:

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Re: Project Blue Eagle LS

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3trxvintage wrote:Thank you for the tips Mr. ED,

I have a few old bodies i will have to try this on.
Did you ever try the wood-glue inside decal trick?

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Re: Project Blue Eagle LS

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Mr. ED wrote:
3trxvintage wrote:Thank you for the tips Mr. ED,

I have a few old bodies i will have to try this on.
Did you ever try the wood-glue inside decal trick?
Not yet, If I do decide to try this trick I will let you know and post pictures in the forum. 8)

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Re: Project Blue Eagle LS

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Very nice build! This is one of the trucks I always wanted, one day I will find one!

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Re: Project Blue Eagle LS

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slotcarrod wrote:Very nice build! This is one of the trucks I always wanted, one day I will find one!

Thank you :) I cant wait to paint the body and apply some decals. Someday I will get around to doing this :roll:

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Re: Project Blue Eagle LS

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Just to reopen an old thread, was sorting boxes and found mine, you can compare the original body, I am missing one white rear shaft, that elusive gear cover and a battery hold down, just as I bought it and forgot about it!
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Re: Project Blue Eagle LS

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Just thought, what you maybe would find helpful, pics of body mounted for positioning, and I scanned the cutting template actual size, might be of use?
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Re: Project Blue Eagle LS

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Nice truck Tim! Brings back memories. :D

Unfortunately those instructions for the body won't help much for the LS as they are different bodies. Yours is the original Blue Eagle with shorter rear arms and Blackfoot-style wheel adaptors. That one has a pick-up body and the LS version has a stadium truck body (same as the Nitro Hawk). Thanks for the trip down memory lane though. That truck was the first competition-level truck I ever owned. It was really ahead of it's time. I got mine new and the RC10T wasn't released yet. The JRX-T was it's closest competition that I recall, along with the RC10 monster truck conversions. To me, the Blue Eagle was just on a whole other level. :mrgreen:

Here's my shelfer that I built from several ebay auctions I also have a NIP Traxxas body and decal sheet for it::

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Oh, the gear cover you need for your truck is the clear lexan cover. It's the same as the white one, just older:
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