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LXT runner build

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This is kind of my introductory post, I've been lurking for a while, but finally made an account. I have been restoring old stadium trucks for a few years now, and this is what's currently on the bench. Hope you guys enjoy! I love seeing build threads.

I recently found a Pro SE in my shop that I bought from a friend over 20 years ago, many missing parts, a good amount of rust & lots of dust.
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I bought a pretty nice LXT on ebay not too long ago, and since it came with a few spare used parts, I decided to build this old car into an LXT to drive, since the other one is just for the shelf, and buggies aren't really my style. I thought "This won't be that expensive, since I have wheels, shock towers and arms already!" :|
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A little pin/axle polishing
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Some reassembly, still waiting on parts
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Made some hole repairs with Bondic UV filler & got some RPM servo mounts
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And now here it sits, with some cool blue NOS Associated, and Sabula Tech purple hardware. :D Primarily waiting on some RPM rod ends to show up, that will allow for final assembly. Then to decide on tires & a power system to carefully bash around this old truck. Updates to come!
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Very clean. Good work. Looking forward to more photos!
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Nice!
Stadium trucks were never popular here in Sweden. But they sure are cool! 8)

And that Pro SE brings back some nice memories.

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Finally got some RPM rod ends & some new titanium turnbuckles, and here she sits. Not sure I'm digging the yellow wheels on this one though. Maybe a weird combo of the blue/purple hardware & red springs? Not sure. Either way, a power system & body are about all that's left, and maybe some white wheels (If I can find some!) Lucky for me the previous owner cut the center out of the battery hold-down (I would have struggled to cut up a rareish part!), so an old Losi lipo fits in there pretty well.
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Looking good. LXT holds a special place for me, first truck I really raced with. I still have my original one, I have enough parts to build nearly 3 others, lol.
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Found some old Factory Works rear RC10T wheels, and some old Pro-LIne 2574 JRXT/RC10T front wheels, along with some Pro-Line Gladiators I had from the past & new "Edge" front tires. Digging the white wheels a bit more, wish I could find some Pro-Line 2576 wheels to match the fronts, but these will do for now. And of course topping it off is a TBG LXT body. Getting so close to driving it!
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That Venom charger is classic! haven't seen one in years
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coxbros1 wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:55 pm That Venom charger is classic! haven't seen one in years
Yeeeaaaah, I've been out of the game for a while, so most of my gear has become "antique" by default. It's crazy how sought after/hard to find some of this stuff has become in a mere decade or so. Fortunately I take good care of things, so most of my antiquated stuff still works like new!

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Ok so the front wheels didn't match, and the rear A&L wheels were for an RC10T, so here we are with proper A&L 5054 & 5055 wheels (boy this thing is wide now!). Added a Reedy SC600 & 3300kv motor (taken from a newer Associated kit). All that's left is paint. Gotta decide on an early 90's theme and on the track she goes.
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Finally some wheels that feel right! Pro-Line 2572 front & ???? rear (If anyone knows the Losi truck rear part # please let me know! I know the RC10T rear is 2573, but can't find anything on the Losi rears), along with a set of new vintage Losi tires. Added some Vintage RC carbon fiber shock towers, front brace & shorty lipo holder, found an RPM front bumper too. I still haven't painted the body, but that's about all that's left before it gets christened.
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Very nicely done. I particularly like the Vintage RC carbon fiber parts - I used the same pieces on my track build LXT, minus the battery holder. Nice find on the wheels too, by the way. Get it painted up! 8)

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