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CAT futur project

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hi some pics of my CAT before restoration, many works to make a good chassis...
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Post by Mr. ED »

you make cool pix!

I love that narrow body style and the cat is a sleek racer.
Did you ever drive one? Or do you plan driving this one?

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I use the CAT in 1987 after the World ,my first real 4WD competition car, and 1988 the CAT XLS I use too the prototype PROCAT with short wheel base and rear arms of the TOP CAT in 1990, and use the PROCAT in 91 and after the world 91 in Detroit I change for 2 wd with New sponsor Team TRAXXAS, I make too some nationals race with BOSSCAT and after I used YOKOMO cars .

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The original short wheelbase Cat was one of my favorite R/C race cars of all time. I've been searching for a clean one for almost 7 years now, and have missed out on more than I care to admit.

My first Cat was eventually updated to XL specs with a graphite TRC/Composite Craft chassis and upper deck. It had the Trinity nylon diff and upper shaft and was a fantastic car to race. It was a pain to work on, but a joy to drive, and blisteringly fast.

I have a box of new parts waiting for my perfect project car to come along. With the vintage market heating up recently, it will take a lot more cash to pull a nice example when it pops up.

Your car is a great start.



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Post by Northy »

Thats an XLS isn't it? I have 2 in a fairly bad state that I really must get round to making 1 nice car out of.

I race my ProCat in our vintage championship, and have TQ'ed and won all the rounds so far! :D

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The first CAT short wheel base have seen ,was from a friend and it was the first in FRANCE.

Yes this is an XLS with MMS option like belt ,...

I have a PROCAT too, an another project , I have handmade a new chassis and upper plate in black color at this time.

And I have too an ACE PB Racing in rebuilt, but the parts are REALLY HARD to find and I handmade the chassis and shock tower in graphite, too.On the pics , I receive the car like that !!!
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Re: CAT futur project

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This Cat looks to be in good shape, I think it should clean up nicely.I was just wondering what you have done with those front pivot brackets.Is this how people widened there CATs before schumacher made The XL 250mm track conversion kit.

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Re: CAT futur project

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You must have read my mind prp, I was about to start my Pro Cat resto this weekend but now you've started your XLS I will leave it for a while.

Old Schumachers are cool 8)
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

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I have a Procat for a next resto...

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I always liked the XL and XLS more then the Pro Cat.Can anyone tell me about that front end modification.

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The CAT XL have only one way in the front spur ( no diff ) and the CAT XLS have a diff plus one way in the front...

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Thanks for that but it's the pivot bracket modification I realy want to know about.

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The front diff plus one way , chrome wheels that's all the rest of the car is same as XL...

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Re: CAT futur project

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On your Cat there are Two pivot brackets (part no.T006) that are cut down on both sides of the gear box.I think this was a modification done on the world champs car to widen it but I am not sure.

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This modification is made by the guy who have the CAT before , this modification change the front wide and the front caster angle.. I never use this on my CAT when I race , I don't know why because the car work really well out the box...

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