Alex B's Yokomo WCS 93 build thread (January 2016 update)

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Re: Alex B's Yokomo WCS 93 build thread (90% complete)

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Very, very nice Alex, super clean. You didnt buy those button head screws on Ebay did you lol? Just wondered as they look identical to what i bought lol.
Really love those mag bulkheads, super sexy, and very, very trick!

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Yes indeed, very nice and very symetric.
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Re: Alex B's Yokomo WCS 93 build thread (90% complete)

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how's it feel to have one sitting in front of you mate? 8) did a fantastic job on her :wink:

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Re: Alex B's Yokomo WCS 93 build thread (90% complete)

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Looking real nice Alex! Very clean :-) I see you've gone for the 'Masami' spec chassis - will you make the other 'mods' that his car had, trimmed shock towers, bulkhead + motor mount lightening etc?

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Re: Alex B's Yokomo WCS 93 build thread (90% complete)

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Thanks for your kind words guys. I'm surprised how quickly I managed to get the parts together to build this. I have to say a big thanks to members on this forum who have helped me complete this build. I had a great day yesterday putting it all together 8)

Lee, yes I got them from eBay I couldn't resist the titanium :mrgreen:

Dan, it was my intention to do an exact Masami replica, but as you and Reggie did such a good job I thought I'd build my own unique version.

Hopefully in the next week or so I will have the correct slotted kingpins to replace the hex versions I currently have on the car and then there will be the shell. At the moment I'm thinking a take on Masami's proto worlds MX 4.

I also need to get the correct titanium screws for the shocks.
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Re: Alex B's Yokomo WCS 93 build thread (90% complete)

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A few more gratuitous pictures.

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Re: Alex B's Yokomo WCS 93 build thread (90% complete)

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Good lord! Everyone is faster than me :lol: :lol: Looking good! Nice snag on the Ti screw set....still on my list. I like that wing and yellow wheel combo

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Charlie don't surf wrote:Good lord! Everyone is faster than me :lol: :lol: Looking good! Nice snag on the Ti screw set....still on my list. I like that wing and yellow wheel combo
Thanks, I think the wheels and wing go well. Had the wheels already and the wing was very cheap on eBay
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Re: Alex B's Yokomo WCS 93 build thread (90% complete)

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That Alex, looks so nice, love that green Sorbet wing lol, very 90's acid.......ill say it again, such a clean meticulous build, its nice to see such care taken, as its one of my OCD's LOL.

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Re: Alex B's Yokomo WCS 93 build thread (90% complete)

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Awesome build Alex.... Where did you find the main chassis?
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Re: Alex B's Yokomo WCS 93 build thread (90% complete)

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looks excellent. very well done.

i don't see the "coat hanger" linking the two bellcranks. do you have a carbon brace linking them together?

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Re: Alex B's Yokomo WCS 93 build thread (90% complete)

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Thanks again Lee.

Scott, the chassis is from fibrelyte and comes from a mold that Dan made up.

Vette, no wire on the WCS it's a piece of black G10 I got again from fibrelyte. It was used to give a more aggressive feel to the steering, although as Reg noted, it gives horrible bump steer I used 3 washers under the ball to dial it out.
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Re: Alex B's Yokomo WCS 93 build thread (90% complete)

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So are you going to give it a run at any point? I would have a hard time having a car like that and not knowing what a Champs car felt like...
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Re: Alex B's Yokomo WCS 93 build thread (90% complete)

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I'm tempted to run it, perhaps next time it snows I'll take it outside (less chance of scratches in the snow 8) )
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Re: Alex B's Yokomo WCS 93 build thread (90% complete)

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Just run it on tarmac like i intend to lol, its safer, bit less fun in a way, but these cars are so rare!

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