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Re: Associated RC300 1/8 scale project

Post by V12 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:26 pm

Next steps will be building the front end, servo saver assembly and track rods. Also mounting these devices to the front chassis plate.

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Re: Associated RC300 1/8 scale project

Post by V12 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:20 pm

Front end parts cleaned. Steering arms come as one stamped steel part and need seperating and deburring.
Suspension arms need some deburring too. I will use the stock suspension arms for this project, as this is also what came with the kit.
There was another version with 15° of castor machined into the bottom of the arms, these will go into the next RC300 project, let´s say a RC300 Expert or RC300 custom.
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Re: Associated RC300 1/8 scale project

Post by V12 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:43 pm

Front end completed.
The tubular kingpins are fixed to the suspension arms by two clips. Mounting these clips actually require a special tool, a reverse action bow opening plier.
Mounting the clips with that tool is a snap, without ...
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Re: Associated RC300 1/8 scale project

Post by V12 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:56 pm

Building the track rods actually should be one of the next steps. Now I realized I can´t find no. 2533 steel ball joints at my parts boxes.These are the balls which go into the no. 2532 plastic ends.
If someone have such steel balls please contact me. I have other RC300 parts for trade.

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Re: Associated RC300 1/8 scale project

Post by a01butal » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:06 pm

V12 wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:20 pm
Front end parts cleaned. Steering arms come as one stamped steel part and need seperating and deburring.
Suspension arms need some deburring too. I will use the stock suspension arms for this project, as this is also what came with the kit.
There was another version with 15° of castor machined into the bottom of the arms, these will go into the next RC300 project, let´s say a RC300 Expert or RC300 custom.
Hi Gunther, is there anything that identifies these 15° castor machined arms to the non-expert builders eye?
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Re: Associated RC300 1/8 scale project

Post by NomadRacer » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:08 pm

Really like watching your build!

Just for the heck of it I searched eBay for your ball joints, kinda pricey but if you gotta have them...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Team-Associate ... SwnLdWqlQQ
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Re: Associated RC300 1/8 scale project

Post by V12 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:45 pm

Thanks Nomadracer!
Trying to find such balls for trade.

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Re: Associated RC300 1/8 scale project

Post by V12 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:53 pm

Alan, it´s really easy to see the difference for these suspension arms if you have a look at the bottom side.
The stocks arms are just molded. The 15° arms are machined at the bottom so they are angled. Also you can see the machined surface what looks somewhat rough ... and they left the debris from machining process there. :o

Trying to do a photo later.

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Re: Associated RC300 1/8 scale project

Post by eugine » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:16 am

Very cool project !
Have you a base to restore or are you assembying the complete car only with NIP parts ?

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Re: Associated RC300 1/8 scale project

Post by V12 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:02 pm

eugine wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:16 am
Very cool project !
Have you a base to restore or are you assembying the complete car only with NIP parts ?
Thanks!
I have no RC300 to restore. The car will be built right from NIB parts. This is not the first time I´m doing project like this but it´s quite difficult and interesting at the same time. I have built other cars before with searching for parts for up to 5 years or more.

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Re: Associated RC300 1/8 scale project

Post by V12 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:03 pm

Alan thanks for your PM but my messages here are at the limit, again. Please check your email. Thanks.

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Re: Associated RC300 1/8 scale project

Post by V12 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:15 pm

This is a photo for showing difference between stock suspension arms and the 15° version.
15° version could be seen at the right side. You can see the base plate being thinner at the rear hole compared to front hole.
So if you have a closer look to the arms you will see the right one being more angled, because of the additional castor machined into the base plate.
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Re: Associated RC300 1/8 scale project

Post by a01butal » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:24 pm

V12 wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:15 pm
This is a photo for showing difference between stock suspension arms and the 15° version.
15° version could be seen at the right side. You can see the base plate being thinner at the rear hole compared to front hole.
So if you have a closer look to the arms you will see the right one being more angled, because of the additional castor machined into the base plate.
Thanks Gunther, a picture is worth a well I see the difference.
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Re: Associated RC300 1/8 scale project

Post by mk-Zero » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:44 pm

Very cool build, I love all the detail/documentation!
Did they just machine the 0-deg ones to make the 15's?
And, for those of us (well, me anyway :oops: ) that don't know anything about it, when was this car released?

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Re: Associated RC300 1/8 scale project

Post by V12 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:01 pm

a01butal wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:24 pm
V12 wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:15 pm
This is a photo for showing difference between stock suspension arms and the 15° version.
15° version could be seen at the right side. You can see the base plate being thinner at the rear hole compared to front hole.
So if you have a closer look to the arms you will see the right one being more angled, because of the additional castor machined into the base plate.
Thanks Gunther, a picture is worth a well I see the difference.
A picture sometimes says more than 1000 words. So true.
Alan, thanks for your parts. The build could continue now in the new year.

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