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Hi Guys,

I finally decided to get together one of my all time favourite modern"ish" racing buggies. The Yokomo Works 93 was simply awesome to drive and I had alot of personal success with it. Unfortunately, like alot of other racers at the time, I sold off my Works 93 to fund a new buggy, many years ago. What got me started on this Yokomo kick again, (I am also building a YZ10 runner and about 5 834b's as well - will make a thread for them too), was coming across my NIB collection of Yokomo's again. I hadnt visited them for a while, and with the Vintage festival that I am organising coming up here in Sydney Australia in June, I really thought I would like to find and run some of my favourite buggies again. I onlly had the partially assembled NIB Works 93, so I needed to find something that I could build and run on a regular basis - I have quite a few spares stashed away - so I was pretty confident I could get something happening if I got a suitable car.

Recently I picked up this rather "tragic" Works 93 for a pretty good price, the last time it turned a wheel was in an enduro in 1998 aparently! You can tell - cause the thing is almost rusted solid and requires alot of drive-train work. :lol: The plastics (underneath all the grim and rubbish) seem to be reasonable - as does the chassis. Its nothing a bit of TLC and some "tweakery" wont fix. I am certainly going to be getting onto Jay for one of those awesome shells he is producing - I have several of his repro bodies - they are truly perfect.

I am really looking forward to building and running one of these again. Hope it lives up to my memories of the car. I am also building up that brand new Works 93 from a partially started kit as well - but it is going to get the full magnesium option parts treatment along with some Team Suzuki driveshafts and axles.....

This runner will be a "racer" - but not too blinged up!

Heres a few pics of the car in its current condition! Wish me luck:

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Thanks for looking - comments, as always, are welcome.

Cheers

Darryn

P.S - heres the link to my other current resto/runner - a YZ10: http://www.rc10talk.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=21015&p=207056#p207056
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Another great car to start you're restoration, I plan on watching this one and can't wait to see how it turns out.
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X 2- another Yokomo on my list ( actually the first one to ever catch my eye ) can't wait to see the car through it's transformation!!

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Thanks for the comments guys! :)

oh man - this thing is terrible!! :lol: :lol:

No rubber pads on the bottom of the gearboxes to speak of, pulleys are that full of gunk and rubbish..........the good old Simple Green is gonna get a thorough workout! ;)

Heres some pics so far:

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I already know that I probably need the one way pulley and the slipper pully before to long (as it is going to be a modified class runner - so probably an 8.5 Brushless). If anyone has or knows of these pulleys available somewhere - I am happy to trade (have quite a bit of 93 stuff and LOTS of other brands as well).........It "might" survice the meeting with the current pulleys, but I would rather not risk it.

Thanks for looking - and wish me luck!!

Cheers

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Wow, that TCS pulley is wasted!! ( but might be fine on a shelf car ) but hey, the thread holes on the bulkhead look great!! :lol:

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:lol: :lol: :lol: Yeah ............thanks!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Hopefully there is someone out there with the bits.

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Wow Dazz, that Yokie truely deserve a full rebuild and be brought back to its former glory. Definitely my all time favourite dog together with the RPS 834. I am not sure about the compatibilty, but I have complete WCS '95 (Pavidis) front and rear diffs in excellent shape (they just need a good cleaning and full rebuild) in the BST area. Keep up the good work, can't wait to see this one back to life. Take care, David
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Hey David - thanks mate - really appreciate the offer.

I am right for differential pulleys - its those pesky layshaft/slipper pulleys I really need badly - they are getting to the point that they are almost sharp - when they get to that stage - they are like razor blades and trash belts pretty quickly.

I share your love of the 834b, it is my all time favourite Yokomo - and I have gone crazy on amassing a huge stash of parts and cars over the last 10 years or so.......I think I have enough to build about 6 or seven of the buggers - from new built to hopped up to runners.......thats a story for another thread a bit later though - that one will be "ëpic", I have been resisting the temptation to build them for so long now.

Anyways, this 93 is really in need of some lovin - its a real basket case......but I love turning a sows ear into a silk purse. ;) What will cap it off is actually driving the tyres off it in anger again. :mrgreen:

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My bad, but I also have a complete motor mount with layshaft and pulleys in the same BST thread, I actually had a complete Pavidis car in parts. Then again, I'm not sure about compatibilty.

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And what about the rubber under the magnesium parts, was that a common trick BITD in order to suppress/reduce vibrations?

EDIT: I just had a look at my '93 manual and could see they were factory items. Funny that they were no more present in the later '95 WCS version?
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ooooh la la! Hmmmmmm - got me thinking now!! :D

They changed bugger in terms of the motor mount etc etc - I am thinking that may well work actually!!

Let me do a bit of checking - and I will get back to you - dont suppose there is anything you need is there mate? Lets hit this up via PM?

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No problem, just bear in mind that the stock Pavidis had no slipper unit. I can measure parts and even compare them with my works '93 if needed.
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gotta love vintage dirt :lol:

Good luck Darryn... who knows what you'll vind beneath the grime! :mrgreen:

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Ther rubber mats (in my opinion) were totally essential - particularly for the magnesium bulkheads etc. The amount of stress put on those bulkheads through the suspension and general chassis flex either broke the bulkheads or teaked the chassis - or both.

Just my personal experience anyway. Havent had a 95/Pavidis myself - I was un-aware that they did not have the mats! Interesting stuff indeed!

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Lonestar wrote:gotta love vintage dirt :lol:

Good luck Darryn... who knows what you'll vind beneath the grime! :mrgreen:

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Thanks mate - I reckon so far all I have found is a reason to spend more dollars!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nah - it should turn out ok - nothing a bit of elbow grease and a mastercard cant fix!! :)

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