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"TRX-2" ('92 Reedy Race Inspired)

Post by TRX-1-3 »

I'm gonna build something like this:
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Looks like a TRX-1 on a TRX-3 prototype chassis from the limited pics. So not going to be a true replica.


Color pic:
Seems to be a carbon adapter plate on the rear bulkhead to drop the inboard camber link point down

Going to assume that is a TRX-1 trans and motorplate, even though I don't see the motor guard portion (I'm not insane enough to cut one off).

It doesn't appear to have full height steering posts that mate to the top deck. Nor does the top deck have the holes for the posts.

I think though that I should at least try
to get a chassis plate set (made?) with
the top deck steering post hole delete.
Not sure what shade/tint of FG would
be available though.

Also, some of the hardware there at the rear is cone washers and taper-head screws.

I'll trim the antenna clips off the battery box sides and swap them around so the outsides will be clean.

Looks like an AE antenna mount there peeking out on the opposite side.

I realize the pics are two different buggies. Maybe one set up for stock and the other mod.

Bummer that Lunsford shuttered. Turnbuckles.....maybe one of the RC10 worlds replicas ('89 or '91) sets would work. Or GP3D has some custom length options, possibly.

I've ordered some ballstuds, repro ball cups and repro Yoke spring compression clips from/thru GP3D.

Have:
Trans case/internals, motor plate, etc.
Dog bones
Correct shock bodies/blue caps, towers
Almost all of the white plastics (no front bulkhead, yet)

So, in summary, I want/intend to build something very similar to this. I've got some of the stuff and not the other stuff. I obviously couldn't wait to post my intentions. I have squandered valuable host server space with fluff and speculation. For that, I apologize.

Oh, and I need what look to be old coins for weights.


EDIT: bit of a pivot here. After looking at the only four pics that exist of this variation, I have determined that the buggy in the color pic above is Derek Furatani's. I reached out to a few body manufacturers and it was decided that, although "possible", producing a narrowed version of the TRX-1 body (as it appears Mr. Vehlow ran) is cost prohibitive. (Duh?). So I will use the two body-off pictures to get as close to an approximation of the buggy as it appears, then get a RCPS Mirage SS body done up with Mr. Furatani's scheme.

Just trying to capture an interesting moment in Traxxas's's "history of racing".
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Re: "TRX-2" ('92 Reedy Race Inspired)

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Who was the driver and how did he do? I love race replicas :D

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Re: "TRX-2" ('92 Reedy Race Inspired)

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Rick Vehlow was the driver. But it's not gonna be a true replica.
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Edit: going with a Furatani "replica". The V-low-pro version of the TRX-1 body is kinda too expensive to reproduce.
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Re: "TRX-2" ('92 Reedy Race Inspired)

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Should be a very cool replica to build 8)

But shocking that this :
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Is the only photo of Rick's car... Gonna needs a jewelers loupe to replicate the paint job! :lol:


Derek's car on the other hand:
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So much pretty... :D

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Re: "TRX-2" ('92 Reedy Race Inspired)

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Derek looks like he has an RC10 Turbo Mirage body shell on his. Maybe?
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Re: "TRX-2" ('92 Reedy Race Inspired)

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OK, got the tires and wheels sorted out. I messed up some HPI front wheels :oops: so, I'm going with these JC Racing 5-spokes.
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Re: "TRX-2" ('92 Reedy Race Inspired)

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TRX-1-3 wrote: Tue Oct 03, 2023 1:47 pm Rick Vehlow was the driver. But it's not gonna be a true replica.

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Wow, what a competitive field! Great to see so many manufacturers represented. At my local track the top 10 was always:

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Re: "TRX-2" ('92 Reedy Race Inspired)

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I found these, not much help but perhaps a clue in there somewhere
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Re: "TRX-2" ('92 Reedy Race Inspired)

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These pics are from here if you want to read the article: https://www.reedyrace.com/common/pdf/1992-Reedy-Intl-UK-RRC.pdf
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Re: "TRX-2" ('92 Reedy Race Inspired)

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Gathering. I still gotta dig some shock bodies out, misc. hardware, etc. Kinda floundering on replica vs. variation on the prototype...nothing is perfect I guess. Anyway. Still need to determine some rear hole locating (bulkhead attachment) for the battery box side plates. Plan is to get battery strap, front bulkhead and battery box 3D printed in that whiteish stuff that the '89 stealth kits (GP3D) have.

From the pictures, it looks like the front steering rods are Tecnacraft with the rest of them being Lunsford "classic" style. Might just go ahead with "placeholder" items... :roll:

Anybody got a bead on some M3×8mm flanged white plastic nuts (for the steering posts)?
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