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Re: Custom Works Dominator resto (more cleaning 8/21)

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Thanks for the info guys. Those parts are definitely white. I think it was just wishful thinking that I was ok with what I had. I may just leave them weathered. It’s not like it’s new anyway. It will still be just as awesome to me. I am going to replace all the hardware and maybe the tie rods. Other than that just new tires and I guess I will continue my search for mini mags. The hubs have different diameter centers in the front and rear so they’re not inter-changeable. I definitely can’t deal with alloy fronts and pink rears. If nothing else I may just get black rims. They still sell them on the site cheap. Any tire suggestions? I want something similar to the schumachers. I have done no research on tires yet so I’m not sure what’s available. Thanks
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Re: Custom Works Dominator resto (more cleaning 8/21)

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If you opt for a set of the black plactic CW wheels, let me know. I have a NIP set I'd let go for cheaper than what you'd pay CW for.

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Re: Custom Works Dominator resto (more cleaning 8/21)

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Thanks Brandon.You have a pm. The ones on the site look like they are for foams after I looked again.
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Re: Custom Works Dominator resto (more cleaning 8/21)

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nice looking Dom. I like the MOMO color them, but I wish you painted the front hood obelisk yellow to flow from front to back. Otherwise, very nice!

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N2Deep wrote:nice looking Dom. I like the MOMO color them, but I wish you painted the front hood obelisk yellow to flow from front to back. Otherwise, very nice!
My original plan was to make that part yellow. For reasons(even unknown to me)I decided to leave it "hollow" at the last second even though it would have been just as easy to make it yellow. I think I thought it would make the shell look longer. Since about the time they stopped making the Dom I've always attempted to make things look longer than they really are. :lol:

Seriously though, I thought it would look long and sleek that way, but as I mentioned, I would change a couple things if I had it to do over again. :wink:
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Re: Custom Works Dominator resto (more cleaning 8/21)

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Charlie don't surf wrote:Dominator parts are pure white NIP, close in color to NIP old RPM white parts, but a little brighter still--you want a pic compairson?

And be carefull what treatment you use, a few will ruin the parts
So after reading the whitening thread page by page, will the peroxide method compromise the color/strength of the Custom Works parts? :?
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I'm not sure if CW still carries Dom parts, but http://www.kippshobbies.com/ has new white arms and carriers for cheap. There is a Dominator section on the Products page.

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Thanks for that! Guess it's time to tell the neighbor that he'll be getting some more packages with my name on em'! :mrgreen:
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Re: Custom Works Dominator resto (more cleaning 8/21)

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Well, I say done for now because I still plan on getting some new parts to replace some of the older looking ones. My biggest complaint are the wheels. Hopefully I come across some mini-mags soon, but if not I'm going to at least get some that match. I can't stand having different fronts and rears on it. This thing really cleaned up pretty nicely. Most of the dark stained parts actually blend in very nicely. I had never re-built these shocks before, but while they cleaned up to look like new and were still in excellent shape on the inside, they are not very impressive by today's standards. Really not even by BITD standards. Obviously they worked well for this car, but I'm surprised. They aren't the smoothest or most reactive in the world by any means. They do look cool though. I think I need to flip the wheels in the front to change the off set so that they don't protrude outside the body. If anyone sees anything wrong/backwards please let me know. It's a simple build so I didn't bother downloading a manual or anything so I may have put something on wrong.

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Re: Custom Works Dominator resto (done for now 9/14)

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Wow Ken, I had no idea that you actually had or worked on vintage RC cars :P
Thought you only hung around here for the cooking, drinking and music threads :lol:
Very nice, do you still have it?
If so did you get your wheels and tires sorted?

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:lol: :lol:

Well Brian I was shocked to find that I actually worked on a vintage r/c myself! :oops: I didn't think it was possible. I kept it just as it is in that last pic. I never found ribbed mini mags. Everything I found was made for foams. That's how it' original owner raced it so I wasn't too unhappy with leaving them that way. It's still on shelf duty. :mrgreen:
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FYI, most if not all Mini Mags did not have ridges.
Like the stock plastic 834B wheels, you glued the tires in place.
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Interesting. I believe it. I guess I could live with it, but it seems crazy to me. I suck at gluing tires on rims with ribs, I can only imagine how quickly the tires would fall off a smooth rim that I glued! :oops: :lol:
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No glue needed on the shelf :wink:

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RC10resto wrote:No glue needed on the shelf :wink:
Good point, but what if an impromptu vintage 4wd dirt oval race breaks out right in front of my house?? I really prefer my shelfers be ready to race in a moments notice! I'd look like a fool!! :x
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