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RC10 GTE project

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So I came upon a great deal on a RC10GT, which in was planning on cleaning, getting running, and selling. After long and deliberate consideration (about 15 minutes after I got home with it), I decided to keep it. Seeing as how there's really nowhere around me to run a nitro car, I knew that I'd have to convert it to electric. I really enjoy the whole idea of RC Drag racing, but don't like that everyone seems to be running a Slash. I like to be different, and do things the hard way, so I started formulating a plan to build a drag car out of this thing. I don't expect to be very competitive, but I'll have fun, and that's all that really matters (at least that's what I tell myself). The whole idea of taking a short course chassis and changing the wheels and body makes it a drag car isn't my thing, so I'm going a slightly different route - I'm going to make this thing actually look and feel like a drag car. I'll be doing some stuff that is purely aesthetic, and plenty of stuff that is based solely on performance, and hopefully quite a bit of a blend of both. It's kind of hard to explain the finished product I have in my head, so maybe some pics will help. First, this is what I started with.
The motor was seized, so I gave it to my buddy who is into nitro cars, and has a GT. It came with extra tires, a spare pipe, some other extra parts, and a few aluminum upgrades.
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First thing I did was strip the car down to a molecular level. After a close inspection, I could tell this thing was ridden hard and put away wet. It had taken some hard hits in its life. Overall, it was solid and complete, though, and that was most important to me. After getting the chassis stripped down, realizing the anodizing was beat, I decided to go with a slightly different look, so I engine turned and polished the chassis... also, the front chassis support tube were blasted, so I decided to fab up some of my own. I think this will give a better idea of what I'm trying to accomplish with this thing. I *could* have just bought replacements, or made some replacements out of 3/16 aluminum tube, but drilled pieces just seemed right.
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Re: RC10 GTE project

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That is looking super clean.

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Re: RC10 GTE project

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nice job on the engine turning.....

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Re: RC10 GTE project

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Faux4x4 wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:17 pm That is looking super clean.
Thank you! My first order of stuff should be showing up tomorrow, so I'll be able to make some progress soon.
jwscab wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:36 pm nice job on the engine turning.....
Thanks! It's not a hard process, but its tedious. I don't think I'll be doing the top of the chassis. It think it would be kind of pointless after everything is mounted.

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