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fab20VT' 1987 Javelin

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Hi!
I will show my 1987 Javelin renovation here!
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32 years ago: :D
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Re: fab20VT' 1987 Javelin

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Hi! Not mounted yet but I've all the parts now!
Just missing the front bumper :( :( :(

I've found a little treasure, nib :D
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Re: fab20VT' 1987 Javelin

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not really sure why but I love the Javelin. The colors never really impressed me but at the same time the Javelin has been my favorite Kyosho. Can't wait to see updates 8)

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Re: fab20VT' 1987 Javelin

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Back in the 80’s I bought a Javelin from my cousin. I thought the orange rollcage was ugly. I took it off and got the Optima body for it. I then proceeded to throw the orange cage straight I’m the trash! It still makes me mad when I think about that, lol!
klavy69 wrote: Fri May 17, 2019 9:46 pm not really sure why but I love the Javelin. The colors never really impressed me but at the same time the Javelin has been my favorite Kyosho. Can't wait to see updates 8)

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Re: fab20VT' 1987 Javelin

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orangemazda wrote: Sat May 18, 2019 1:13 am Back in the 80’s I bought a Javelin from my cousin. I thought the orange rollcage was ugly. I took it off and got the Optima body for it. I then proceeded to throw the orange cage straight I’m the trash! It still makes me mad when I think about that, lol!
klavy69 wrote: Fri May 17, 2019 9:46 pm not really sure why but I love the Javelin. The colors never really impressed me but at the same time the Javelin has been my favorite Kyosho. Can't wait to see updates 8)

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Yep ! It's funny how we can look at some decisions we took in the past... :roll: On the other hand, that's why vintage is so cool! :D

My re-re is black because the orange is a bit special but for sure roll cage is a must have when you appreciate to see technical details. :wink:

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Re: fab20VT' 1987 Javelin

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Re: fab20VT' 1987 Javelin

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Very nice. Has anybody ever thought about putting "Hemi" stickers on a Javelin? 8) Orange and Hemi just go hand-in-hand...
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Re: fab20VT' 1987 Javelin

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Coelacanth wrote: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:41 pm Very nice. Has anybody ever thought about putting "Hemi" stickers on a Javelin? 8) Orange and Hemi just go hand-in-hand...
I've never thought of that before but I think you're right -- even the Hemi's orange color is a very close match to the roll cage.
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Anyway, the restoration is very nice so far. What are you planning to do with the car next?

For what it's worth, replacement decal sets for the vintage car is available here:

https://mciracing.ca/products/blank-1c1d6e23-3e34-441a-baaf-e31d82f35073
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Re: fab20VT' 1987 Javelin

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Coelacanth wrote: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:41 pm Very nice. Has anybody ever thought about putting "Hemi" stickers on a Javelin? 8) Orange and Hemi just go hand-in-hand...
Thanks! You're right . May be for a nitro RC car :lol:
XLR8 wrote: Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:17 pm
Coelacanth wrote: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:41 pm Very nice. Has anybody ever thought about putting "Hemi" stickers on a Javelin? 8) Orange and Hemi just go hand-in-hand...
I've never thought of that before but I think you're right -- even the Hemi's orange color is a very close match to the roll cage.

hemilogo.jpg

Anyway, the restoration is very nice so far. What are you planning to do with the car next?

For what it's worth, replacement decal sets for the vintage car is available here:

https://mciracing.ca/products/blank-1c1d6e23-3e34-441a-baaf-e31d82f35073
Thanks, Yes I've got to finish now with the electronic, the wing and stickers...
I've got the Re-Re Kyosho stickers that match perfectly so it's OK but thanks for the link! :)

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Re: fab20VT' 1987 Javelin

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With decals
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Re: fab20VT' 1987 Javelin

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Such a nice design and well restored !
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