Planning my ultimate RC10 build

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Planning my ultimate RC10 build

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Hey guys,

I'm a massive fan of the RC10 (had a couple in recent years) and have been acquiring project cars and bits and pieces for awhile now, so I can attempt my 'ultimate build'. Currently I have a new built A stamp gold pan, and that's it as far as completed cars go...I'll be selling the new built (I'm sure I'll regret it) to make way for my compilation.

So far I have:

- 2nd hand Team Car RC10 (black tub)
- Black tub worlds chassis
- Team Pit Stop chain transmission....wowee wowee wow wow! This is second hand but I have most of the parts to build a new one...just debating how hard it would be to track down the missing new parts...nigh on impossible methinks.

In terms of creativity, I'm not overly blessed with this gift, however my aim with this car is to put together what I consider the ultimate, period car. I'll need to redrill the chassis for the TPS tranny (hoping to get a metal fabricator to weld the redundant holes) and I'll prime and repaint chassis, nose plate, gearbox plate etc...not sure if I'll go black but likely. I also really want to get a set of the Lohas wheels, but their online store seems to be out of action at the moment

I'll be doing a complete strip and clean, and reassembly. I've read somewhere about whitening old parts with peroxide...any tips on this. How dilute should the peroxide be and for how long should the parts be submerged before damage is done (or will no damage be done). Should I be scrubbing the parts with something before the peroxide bath, or is there a better method?

Apologies for not starting as a rebuild thread with pics etc...I probably wont get really stuck into this for a couple of months, as I'm flat chat at work and have child no. 2 due in a couple of weeks, however I'm excited at the potential of this car.

Cheers,

Steve

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Sounds excellent, congrats on the baby!

I'm wondering what to do with my RC10 that's waiting patiently in storage back home for me. I'm pondering a Cliff Lett replica of the 1990 ROAR nationals car. I loved that car back in the day, I think I re-read that magazine article in RCCA a hundred times! Good luck with your build...

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Guys,

I've changed direction slightly on this build. I've finally taken the plunge on a new fibrelyte carbon tub, nose plate and shock towers and am thinking of buying the dynotech klein arms (as commonly used on the WOIT builds). My question is, can I use the standard RC10 buggy from arm mounts and bulkhead with these arms, or do I need the RC10T gear. I'm not worried about lega ROAR widths etc...this car will be displayed only.

Thanks,

Steve

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If you are going to use the klein front arms you will have to cut down that nice new carbon nose to the width of a 10t nose to use the 10t bulkhead.

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Welcome to 10talk.. Ambitious first project. One of my friends on here had a mostly complete TPS chain drive. I have always been keen to try one out. I'm curious as to whether they have a unique sound. I recently saw a diff sprocket on ebay, so maybe you will find what you need. I didn't think the chassis required drilling for the TPS though. :?

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mikea96 wrote:If you are going to use the klein front arms you will have to cut down that nice new carbon nose to the width of a 10t nose to use the 10t bulkhead.
Or just ask me and I can provide you with a Fibre-Lyte 10T front end...
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Re: Planning my ultimate RC10 build

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Thanks guys for the feedback.

Re: the TPS transmission, I have a complete used transmission, plus alot of new parts (including 2 pairs gearbox casings), so I have enough to build a visually new transmission.

Asso_man, I don't have BST access as yet, however I'm interested in the 10T nose piece, and perhaps can organise something via a friend of mine who has access and can vouch for me. I'll send a PM but don't want to contrevene any rules.

Thanks,

Steve

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stephenianjames wrote:Thanks guys for the feedback.

Re: the TPS transmission, I have a complete used transmission, plus alot of new parts (including 2 pairs gearbox casings), so I have enough to build a visually new transmission.

Asso_man, I don't have BST access as yet, however I'm interested in the 10T nose piece, and perhaps can organise something via a friend of mine who has access and can vouch for me. I'll send a PM but don't want to contrevene any rules.

Thanks,

Steve
Wait, circumvent the what??? Someone here read the what??? :lol: :wink:

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Re: Planning my ultimate RC10 build

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that can't be right. no one reads the rules around here.

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crap i just dropped this plate of rules and now their broken all over the floor...dang it :lol:
do you think its a bad twilight zone episode for team associated to be re producing a buggy from yesteryear that is capable of beating their latest and greatest production buggy?

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hang on a second..am I being mocked? :wink:

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There are rules? :shock:

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A couple of years after thinking about this build, I'm getting closer to actually starting it.


Again the plans have changed somewhat, having just received a set of the dhawk parts (including F & R arms and mounts, steering blocks and rear hubs, rear bulkhead etc) in natural aluminium. The dhawk parts actually seem really nice, with some fine machining marks visible. I'm undecided whether to polish out or leave, but I'm leaning towards just a clean only, as the machining marks give it some texture etc.


I'm also going to use a rogue 6 gear transmission instead of the TPS chain drive tranny, so the build will basically be an all carbon and alloy affair, using the fibrelyte tub as a base. A set of pargu alloys arrived yesterday after many months or waiting, but are pretty darn snazzy.

I still need some additional parts though including hinge pins, screws, 6 gear internals etc. I'll go through a build manual this weekend to get the remaining parts and start putting it all together.

Should be pretty sweet!

Cheers,

Steve

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lol Stephen!! get on with it, then bring it to the Castle Hill Festival!!

Cheers

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Re: Planning my ultimate RC10 build

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Sounds like a sweet build coming together. Careful you don't make it so nice you won't want to run it

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