New Optima Build: Project CYANide - Finished!

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Dude, I am in awe of this build. Pure goodness! Fantastic job!

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Toasted Coastie wrote:Dude, I am in awe of this build. Pure goodness! Fantastic job!
Thanks, Coastie!

I lubed & threadlocked & put everything back together on the rear, and finally took some quickie body shots showing the results of countless hours of measuring, searching the 'net for parts that *might* fit, and lots of trial & error. This is as good as I can get it, but it was worth the effort. Who'd have any idea there's a Turbo Optima under there? I think it looks like a muscle car ought to look, like they did back in the 60's and 70's...not with the tires pulled several inches inside the wheel-wells or sticking out too much--just about flush.

I also dig how the blue rear arms & Lazer hubs, and front knuckle arms can be seen through the 5-spokes! 8)
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Toasted Coastie wrote:Dude, I am in awe of this build. Pure goodness! Fantastic job!
Agreed! Very good job, Marc!

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This car is absolutely amazing! Great job!
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Next step Marc is go to a VTA race and have the judges look at you with ABSOLUTELY no clue how to include this in a race.

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sgirouard wrote:Next step Marc is go to a VTA race and have the judges look at you with ABSOLUTELY no clue how to include this in a race.
LOL From what I understand after reading a good post on the subject by Eau Rouge, it appears that this breaks too many rules. No driver doll, I'm using 31mm tires on the front instead of 26mm, wrong motor, I'm not sure if the Castle Sidewinder ESC is accepted, and who knows what else. :lol:
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Re: New Optima Build: Project CYANide - Finished!

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I can finally say Project CYANide is completed! This took over 8 months to finish, several months more than I expected, but I'm happy with the final product...an Optima like no other!

Tonight I found the time to take the final "money shots". Thanks to all who followed this thread, helped me out in countless ways (but mostly by answering my hundred questions about "what size is that?" or "will that fit?") not the least of which included selling or trading me the various parts needed to make this car happen...and thanks also for all the great comments, which was a big part of my motivation to get this thing done. :mrgreen:

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Naked Pics...

Now, on to the next project--Barney the Lizard King cometh! :twisted:
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Very nice.

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Awesome job! Looks great!

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i envy you... that thing looks sweeeeeeeeeet!!!!!

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Thank you for the comments, guys! I hope to take a vid of CYANide running before summer's over, I'm just waiting on something cool to arrive from ROH73...more on that later! ;)
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Mate, that is stunning! You've made it in to an art form...Kyosho should pick this up and release it on the market, though, thinking about it, you'd probably have mixed feelings about as it wouldn't be one of a kind any more but the royalties and the kudos might help (",)

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Marc you certainly do things in your own special way and this car definitely shows your ability and style. Another very nice job mate.
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An Optima like no other - great project and end result

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