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Post by Synergy »

No Mr. ED I haven't sorted the straps yet I might see if I can get hold of the original type.

The Gator body looks the bizz, I think that will do the job nicely :D
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WOw, that Desert Gator body looks pretty sweet. I wonder how it will do on a Turbo Optima. The wheelbases and mounting locations are very silimar to the Ultima. Do you think it will work? It's $10 on tamiyausa's website. And it comes with the wing.
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RichieRich wrote:WOw, that Desert Gator body looks pretty sweet. I wonder how it will do on a Turbo Optima. The wheelbases and mounting locations are very silimar to the Ultima. Do you think it will work? It's $10 on tamiyausa's website. And it comes with the wing.
If you want something for an Optima, RC10 shells fit great (if we''l ever see them again!)


How about a B3 shell?
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I like the RC10 idea. Problem is that I actually have RC10s that need RC10 bodies. The B3 idea is great. I'm going to investigate that more. I do like the longer sides of the Desert Gator, though. So, it's late May...I guess Tower will be changing their stock status to early June in a few days. :D
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Post by Mr. ED »

I'm sorry, I never had an optima, so I can't judge the fit very well.
But this body is really cheap, so maybe you should just try.

I think I will order me a sand viper also ;)
The Gator looks more like a Shumacher body, while the Viper reminds me more of Kyosho.
I may even get the whole kit: it comes with all bearings and I 'd like to put the wheels and tires on this ultima for racing.

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Duratrax Ultima Pro XL finished with Tamiya body.

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Well this is is pretty much finished (barring battery straps and servo posts). I have fitted a Tamiya Sand Viper body inspired by Mr. EDs Gator success. I'm real happy with how this has turned out :D , I have tried to fit the body in a from factory manor (using pre-drilled holes). Any comments welcome and I'm open to colour suggestions also. :?
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Post by Mr. ED »

I knew this was gonna be goodlooking!
Now don't ruin the paintjob like me...and then show us the finished beauty.

For the mount in the rear: I made a little separate plate that is bolted to the top of the bulkhead. The body post needed is much shorter this way, and you keep the lower plate available for mounting the ESC.

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Post by Snake Plissken »

came out very nice. With the body mounted it looks like it was designed for this car! the sand viper body does have that kyosho 'feel' to it, although from some angles it also reminds me of the astute. Have you decided on the color scheme yet?

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Body looks great!

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every time I see the link popping up , I think , I really should tell him:
Ferreti: you're missing an A in the subject

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Mr. ED wrote:every time I see the link popping up , I think , I really should tell him:
Ferreti: you're missing an A in the subject
DOH :!: :oops: :lol:

Thanks for the kind comments chaps, I still haven't decided on a paint scheme yet it's going to have to be simple though cos I'm crap at anything that requires patients and skill.
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Post by RichieRich »

Wow! That looks really nice. I'm going to order a sand viper body right now. :)
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Now painted

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Two and a half hours of preping, masking, painting and impatience :roll: leaves me with this, what ya think :?: be gentle first shell painted in 6 years.
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nice one, looks very 80's :P

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:P Well done buddy

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