Finally, the official Futaba FXT thread

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Re: Finally, the official Futaba FXT thread

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I'll decide on the RCsrewz kit when I start disassembly of the truck. If I'm missing any and/or some screws are in bad shape, I'll definitely buy it. This is going to be a fall/winter project.

A couple of my body posts are warped/curved. Anyone know if they happen to be the same as the Stadium Blitzer body posts? And if there's a place that might have replacement parts? The only parts I'm able to come up with are a FXT E-parts bag, Stadium Blitzer dog-bones and factory front and rear tires (which I purchased those items).
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Found a pdf copy of the FXT instruction manual yesterday, in case someone comes across this post in search of a copy.
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Here's a pic of mine how I received it. Before I start working on it.
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The opportunity was there. So got me another one. Will build both of these side-by-side. The orange one showed up with a vintage Kyosho Le Mans 480 Gold motor.

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Finally getting around to making the FXT body. Got some light filling and sanding to do on the rough casting, but turned out pretty decent.
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Re: Finally, the official Futaba FXT thread

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Fantastic mate!, will you be able to make repro bodies with this casting?

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Every time I see this thread, I kick myself for not buying a FXT when I had the chance a couple years ago.
Always looking for new and interesting ways to waste money.

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After thinking about it, I learned some tips from this first go-round to make a much better casting. So I'm going to make a second casting which will have a much smoother outcome. I have a stack of polycarbonate sheets to repo the body. So indeed, I'm making repo FXT bodies for those who desire. Free of charge of course, I can't legally market and sell the body. All I'll ask is to cover shipping. There are a few lined up waiting for the finish goods.
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Re: Finally, the official Futaba FXT thread

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juicedcoupe wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:46 pm Every time I see this thread, I kick myself for not buying a FXT when I had the chance a couple years ago.
I searched for about 6 to 7 or so years for a FXT. Then out of nowhere, from last July to November, I noticed three of them that came up for sale. Which I bought the first two. I would've bought the third one, but backed off the auction just shy of $300 because my conscience started feeling greedy. That one sold a little over $300. Now I kinda wish I would've said the heck with it and snatched it up. If I end up finding another, I'll get it.
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And FYI. I've recently been in contact with Nathaneal at MCI to produce FXT window masks. So now they offer window masks along with their FXT decal set. Also contacted RCScrewz, and they will have FXT screw kit and bearing kit available after I test fit the kits, which are currently in the mail.
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Re: Finally, the official Futaba FXT thread

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The one that I seen was cheap, like stupid cheap. But I was shopping for a 10T at the time so I wasn't really interested in it.

Not being able to find a FXT, I did rebuild a Stadium Blitzer instead. Not quite the same but its a nice truck.
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R6cowboy wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:41 am And FYI. I've recently been in contact with Nathaneal at MCI to produce FXT window masks. So now they offer window masks along with their FXT decal set. Also contacted RCScrewz, and they will have FXT screw kit and bearing kit available after I test fit the kits, which are currently in the mail.
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Re: Finally, the official Futaba FXT thread

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coxbros1 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:57 pm
R6cowboy wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:41 am And FYI. I've recently been in contact with Nathaneal at MCI to produce FXT window masks. So now they offer window masks along with their FXT decal set. Also contacted RCScrewz, and they will have FXT screw kit and bearing kit available after I test fit the kits, which are currently in the mail.
Sounds like u got the Gold Key!
Just offered to give needed information so they could market and supply the items for the r/c community. Specifying I expected nothing in return, Keith was generous enough to offer a set of screws and bearings at no charge.
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Re: Finally, the official Futaba FXT thread

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coxbros1 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:57 pm
R6cowboy wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:41 am And FYI. I've recently been in contact with Nathaneal at MCI to produce FXT window masks. So now they offer window masks along with their FXT decal set. Also contacted RCScrewz, and they will have FXT screw kit and bearing kit available after I test fit the kits, which are currently in the mail.
Sounds like u got the Gold Key!
Yup, he's got the gold key to the crapper!
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Re: Finally, the official Futaba FXT thread

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THEYTOOKMYTHUMB wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:02 am
coxbros1 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:57 pm Sounds like u got the Gold Key!
Yup, he's got the gold key to the crapper!
I must be having a blond moment, this is going over my head. What are you guys referring to?
-Jerry-

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