1995 Yokomo YZ-10 Pavidis Restoration (un-completed)

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1995 Yokomo YZ-10 Pavidis Restoration (un-completed)

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NOTE: Much later I discovered that the chassis brace and shock towers on this car likely point towards it being a 1997 car and not a 1995 as I had originally thought.

While I have stalled on both the 1994 box art and the Kyosho Burns I was rebuilding I stumbled across a poorly listed 95 Yokomo; although from the pictures it appear to be pretty beat, at worst it was going to help me assemble another partial complete I had in a bin in the basement and I ended up paying more than I likely should have.

I started off with a total tear down and was a little disappointed to discover that the entire front of the car was in really poor shape and had likely been in a bad front end crash. The front diff assembly was mangled, the long screws holding it all together bent beyond use, front arms look like they were chewed on by a wild animal etc... here is what I discovered:
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Re: 1995 Yokomo YZ-10 Pavidis Restoration

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Ended up dragging every 94 and 95 bit I could find in my bin from the basement and threw it all down to take stock of what I had. It is my hope that I will be able to finish one really decent 95 and possibly have some sort of 94/95 hybrid runner but if that fails I’ll sell off the bits so that perhaps some one else can finish a project or two like I have been able to:
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Re: 1995 Yokomo YZ-10 Pavidis Restoration

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Once everything was stripped down to the basics I decided to do a bit of a parts shoot out of sorts, comparing everything I have and going with whatever was in the best shape or was the most genuine to the original car (if possible).

I will be creeping a lot of 95 builds on this site as I don’t exactly know what an out of the box 95 looked like as a number of build reference Mark Pavidis’s winning car (are they one in the same or was Marks car a modified version of the box stock 95?)

Starting with available chassis and motor mounts, it was a forgone conclusion and although I really like the blue anodized version I assume the other is the stock mount.
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Re: 1995 Yokomo YZ-10 Pavidis Restoration

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With the motor mount attached I grabbed the front diff mounts that I could find and there really wasn’t much to choose from, essentially one good and one bad/broken set:
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Re: 1995 Yokomo YZ-10 Pavidis Restoration

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With the front all sorted out I started to take a look at the rear and came across something odd. I don’t really know what to call them, the L shaped rear carriers/hinge mounts; see last picture below. The outside pair I assume are the 95’s and the inside pair are from the 94 (or is it the other way around?) anyone hazard a more educated guess than mine?
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Re: 1995 Yokomo YZ-10 Pavidis Restoration

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After starring at a bunch of blurry pictures I have assumed the thinner versions are those stock to the rear differential housing / carrier mounts and threw them on:
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Re: 1995 Yokomo YZ-10 Pavidis Restoration

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Then it was time to take a look at the front and rear diffs that I had available. Decided to clean up the ones I recent got on the parts car and they turned out pretty good all thing considered:
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Re: 1995 Yokomo YZ-10 Pavidis Restoration

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With the diffs thrown in, next was to choose a belt pulley slipper assembly and taking a look at the two I have it may require a disassembly and merging of the two looking at some of the wear on the teeth:
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Re: 1995 Yokomo YZ-10 Pavidis Restoration

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After a bit of deliberation and looking at pictures of Kenooze’s Pavidis build I settled on the following combination. There were some subtle differences in size and colour so I went with what looked the most accurate:
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Re: 1995 Yokomo YZ-10 Pavidis Restoration

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Arm-a-geddon!!!!

Ok I have been waiting almost a day to use that :mrgreen:

Picked the best fronts and rears, cleaned them up with a toothbrush and some soapy water and mounted them up.
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Re: 1995 Yokomo YZ-10 Pavidis Restoration

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Next stop front and rear diff covers, not the best choice but cleaned up the best front and best rear and threw them on...
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Re: 1995 Yokomo YZ-10 Pavidis Restoration

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Had a question for the experts hoping they could shed some light on something:

The top chassis brace/plate, although I ended up mounting the original on the car I was curious about the other one...appears really well made, possibly aluminium? Definitely a metal that appears to have been painted black, anyone ever see anything like it before?
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Re: 1995 Yokomo YZ-10 Pavidis Restoration

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Next stop shock towers, again I went with what I assume are the originals but the other pair again I have not seen before, they seem well made but were they potentially aftermarket for the 94?
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Re: 1995 Yokomo YZ-10 Pavidis Restoration

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Very nice work so far!
Wish I could help with your questions, but I don't know anything about these post 834B Yoks.

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Re: 1995 Yokomo YZ-10 Pavidis Restoration

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I can't be of much help either, but I love the build and thanks for taking such nice assembly pics. I have 870c buggies but cant afford the later models. I don't do much with them anyway other than pull the pieces out of the box and ogle them from time to time :lol:

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