My sorry excuse for RC10's.. (w/ rebuild project on page 2)

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Hehe, thanks. I think you're right though, the 2nd gen Pontiacs IMO are also the better looking 2nd gen. 8) Might just be the bias speaking, though. :lol:

Anyway, heres another little update.. Pardon the messiness.. :shock:

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sweet nice fleet btw but that car is going to look way cool

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Well, it's nearing completion now. Finally got the main tub sandblasted and powdercoated. I took the time to install the front end, steering and the rear suspension.

Just waiting on some new front shocks, and some diff gear rings (one was fractured :shock:) from Tower. I also need to make a run to the LHS to pick up some bearings for the RT side rear carrier.

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Yes, I missed cleaning out one of the holes, see if you can find it. :lol:
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And here is what it looked like before. One of the only things I wish I didn't have to dye was the rear shock tower, but that's ok I guess. It looks good.

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that came out SO sweet. good job man! thanks for the powder coating info :thumbs up:

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huuuuuuuuuu a great gasp of air as i look at ur buggy in shock :shock: :shock: :shock:
man im so jelous u have done such a good job

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Next time you need bearings:

http://www.avidrc.com

$1 each
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did you consider glass-coating the polished stuff?
( the kind of colourless varnish they use for stairtreds etc. Pretty sturdy.)

Anyway I actually like the colour you picked better than chrome, so you hav my vote for doing right.

What was the problem with the new shocks and which brand are they?

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Well, I could also have clear powdercoated, but I figured if I was going to go through the trouble of powdercoating it, I was going to do a different color.

Not to mention, I felt the polished look was going to be too bright.

I've never heard of glass-coating, though.

The shocks I originally bought for the front were the Duratrax Evader BX shocks. While I know they are far from the build quality of the AE shocks, I wanted something quick and easy to put on the truck. Since they are pre-assembled, it made it an obvious choice. When I ordered them from Tower, I didn't realize they were different, and a tad shorter. I figured they would still work, but probably lower the truck a little bit. I'm sure with a little finessing I could get them to fit properly, but I figured since they were only $15 I'd just order the correct ones and be done with it, and throw the other ones in my RC parts box.

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love the color.
looking god man. :)

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Probably the last update for awhile...

More important things need money spent on them... (Such as the Trans Am :-P) So I won't be putting any more money towards it for awhile (not to mention I blew my RC budget with the purchase of my Revo :shock:)

Still have a few minor adjustments to make (mostly with the turnbuckles) need to get the slipper installed, find a CF transmission brace. I still want to change the wheels/tires, but I doubt that will happen anytime soon. :)

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I'm sure you can make your own brace with some scrap.
It would be nice to have one in the same color as the chassis (hint, hint)

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make a brace out of scrap aluminum and paint it orange like the rest.

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And take off those LOSI rear tires, put some Prolines on there....

Oh, and send me the tires :mrgreen:
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and please ad "talk" on your decal inside the tub :mrgreen: , nice truck mate, you did a great job 8)
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Thanks guys.

I never thought about making a brace for the transmission out of aluminum, I just might do that!

As far as the Losi's, how did you know that's what they were? :shock: I do actually plan on changing them, I wanted some Pro-Line Gladiators for it, but my LHS doesn't stock them all the time.

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