TRX-1 Build - ALMOST Done.

The place for all things Traxxas.

Moderators: scr8p, klavy69

User avatar
mikedealer
Approved Member
Posts: 1778
Joined: Fri May 18, 2007 4:25 am

Re: TRX-1 Build - In Progress....

Post by mikedealer »

ya i kinda like them. im not much on white parts per say... all the parts are original, i liked this build alot, didnt cost me a arm and a leg really. only parts im keeping white are the battery parts. might even buy the black strap from tower and sell off the white one. since i dont care much for it, gonna see how it looks with the top brace once i get it.

User avatar
RedScampi
Approved Member
Posts: 2157
Joined: Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:35 am
Location: Bonney Lake, WA

Re: TRX-1 Build - In Progress....

Post by RedScampi »

What did you use for tunbuckles? I have some stockers but they're a bit rough.
Gary

User avatar
mikedealer
Approved Member
Posts: 1778
Joined: Fri May 18, 2007 4:25 am

Re: TRX-1 Build - In Progress....

Post by mikedealer »

i used tecnacraft, i have a crapload of them, and i think they look cool.

User avatar
RedScampi
Approved Member
Posts: 2157
Joined: Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:35 am
Location: Bonney Lake, WA

Re: TRX-1 Build - In Progress....

Post by RedScampi »

Me too. I'll need to find some of those I think. :wink:
Gary

User avatar
mikedealer
Approved Member
Posts: 1778
Joined: Fri May 18, 2007 4:25 am

Re: TRX-1 Build - In Progress....

Post by mikedealer »

got my motor plate anodized black, along with some javelin parts in gold, should have them back in a day or so, and ill get it mounted up
Attachments
MikeC_BlkPlate2.JPG
MikeC_BlkPlate1.JPG

User avatar
markt311
Approved Member
Posts: 1037
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:59 pm
Location: nashville TN

Re: TRX-1 Build - In Progress....

Post by markt311 »

With all the black parts your car is going to be stealth mode, I like!!!
Mark

Aaaaahhhh crap! I'm about to get passed by that orange truck!

User avatar
mikedealer
Approved Member
Posts: 1778
Joined: Fri May 18, 2007 4:25 am

Re: TRX-1 Build - In Progress....

Post by mikedealer »

Progress update:
Assembled it all up here. better pictures later, these were taken with the terrible Blackberry Bold 9930 camera, sucks bad!
Body painted to be similiar to the RCCA cover from 92, waiting on some white yatabe and red rcca decals to be printed soon to finish it out.

Plan to run the car here, but maybe not with this body lol. always liked the body lines and this paint job, think it came out great and something different
Attachments
rcca.jpg
rcca2.jpg
IMG-20111028-00103 (700x525).jpg
IMG-20111028-00104 (700x525).jpg
IMG-20111028-00105 (700x525).jpg
IMG-20111028-00106 (700x525).jpg
IMG-20111028-00107 (700x525).jpg
IMG-20111028-00109 (700x525).jpg

User avatar
Bormac
Approved Member
Posts: 3112
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:52 pm
Location: CENTRAL COAST, NSW AUSTRALIA
Has thanked: 21 times
Been thanked: 3 times

Re: TRX-1 Build - ALMOST Done.

Post by Bormac »

Great job Mike.
I have always had a love afair with the TRX-1. Not because I ever got to see it on the track in person but because it had such an iconic look back in the day.
-Jason.

Still known as- bormac

My collection-http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom.asp?id=10980

mamba max1
Approved Member
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:47 pm
Location: Durham, North Carolina

Re: TRX-1 Build - ALMOST Done.

Post by mamba max1 »

Nice! Is that an original body? What litesink heat sink is that?

User avatar
mikedealer
Approved Member
Posts: 1778
Joined: Fri May 18, 2007 4:25 am

Re: TRX-1 Build - ALMOST Done.

Post by mikedealer »

its a repro body although i do have a original original traxxas body i didnt use, the heatsink is a traxxas heatsink, not made specifcally for a trx1 but i think its for a hawk/blue eagle or somethig? i got it from mrlexan off ebay, he may remember

User avatar
UltraHIVE
Approved Member
Posts: 369
Joined: Mon May 30, 2011 5:31 am
Location: Cape Coral, FL

Re: TRX-1 Build - ALMOST Done.

Post by UltraHIVE »

sweet resto, nice job Mike 8)

User avatar
mrlexan
Approved Member
Posts: 6251
Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:49 pm
Location: Upstate SC
Been thanked: 10 times

Re: TRX-1 Build - ALMOST Done.

Post by mrlexan »

PN: 1070 for the Blue Eagle, Radicator/Rad 2, Hawk, etc.
I am not here cause I am playing photographer and on my mountain bike.
www.gojammedia.com

User avatar
GJW
Approved Member
Posts: 2325
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:22 pm
Location: AUSTRALIA!!
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: TRX-1 Build - ALMOST Done.

Post by GJW »

very gutsy build mike, it rocks 8)

User avatar
mikedealer
Approved Member
Posts: 1778
Joined: Fri May 18, 2007 4:25 am

Re: TRX-1 Build - ALMOST Done.

Post by mikedealer »

thanks guy, was thinking about stripping the shocks and making them blue... not sure what ill do. i do like the black.

User avatar
Lonestar
Approved Member
Posts: 4270
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:17 am
Location: Switzerland, yannow, in Europe (or almost)
Has thanked: 626 times
Been thanked: 167 times

Re: TRX-1 Build - ALMOST Done.

Post by Lonestar »

Hi Mike

gorgeous flaming job!!! I think a few touches of blue on the chassis would match the main body color nicely. Sweet custom ride now finished, talk about a thread resurrection in style!

Interesting I ran my TRX1 this weekend... I decided to finally spend the right amount of time setting the diff/slipper pair properly. The sweet spot on the diff is ridiculously narrow, it only takes 1/8th of a turn to go from way too stiff to slipping - thank god it can be set in a breeze. The slipper is quite outdated in design too, again, the tuning window is rather narrow.

But once this thing is set up, boy it sure rocks... the plushness of the suspension is amazing even by today's standards. I ran it on the paved driveway at my place, a few tree roots are creating undulations on the surface, and the trx1 would glide or smoothly jump over them so smoothly. Shame my track time is so low these days otherwise I'd actually have taken her to a true race see what she can still do :(

Paul
AE RC10 - Made In The Eighties, Loved By The Ladies.
Blue Was Better - now, Blue Is Bankrupt.
Facebook affiliate program manager: "They go out and find the morons for me".
Life is short. Waste it wisely.

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post
  • TRX-1 Build
    by Supernaut » » in Traxxas Forum
    20 Replies
    3002 Views
    Last post by klavy69
  • TRX-3 Build
    by TRX-1-3 » » in Traxxas Forum
    25 Replies
    5387 Views
    Last post by BMKTW2
  • Traxxas TRX-1 Build
    by rctodd1624 » » in Traxxas Forum
    39 Replies
    7677 Views
    Last post by rctodd1624
  • TRX-1 Build (CAD)
    by Supernaut » » in Traxxas Forum
    46 Replies
    2906 Views
    Last post by TRX-1-3
  • NIB TRX-1....Build it?
    by TRX-1-3 » » in Traxxas Forum
    18 Replies
    3726 Views
    Last post by 1911Colt
  • The start of something new. Vintage TRX-1 build.
    by mamba max1 » » in Traxxas Forum
    54 Replies
    7167 Views
    Last post by dave00beer
  • TRX-1 New Old Stock Build Parts Help
    by ravenjk88 » » in Traxxas Forum
    1 Replies
    1063 Views
    Last post by klavy69
  • SWB TRX-1 BUILD: UPDATE 24DEC2022
    by TRX-1-3 » » in Traxxas Forum
    3 Replies
    1230 Views
    Last post by Lavigna

Return to “Traxxas Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No User AvatarCommonCrawl [Bot] and 0 guests