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Re: Traxxas LS-II

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3trxvintage wrote:Hey Todd,

The Nitro Hawk and the Blue Eagle-LS actually use the same body part #1912.

While the SRT and the LS-2 use the same body part #2511.

I recieved a team blue groove nitro hawk body with my LS-2. I will probably be using it on my BELS.

Thanks for clearing that up. Once upon a time I remembered which bodies went to which trucks. :lol: It's too bad to hear about the poor quality reproduction on the TBG body. I was thinking about picking a couple up for some runners I have, but maybe I'd be better off finding a proline body that will fit. I also read that their Blue Eagle/ Hawk repop bodies had some funky lines going on. Kinda looked like the body they used for the mold had some creases in it from use. I guess they're better than nothing though.

I am still using the TBG body for the TRX-1 and can't really complain, especially as rare as they're getting and the outrageous prices they pull when they do show up on ebay. :roll: Only real issue I had was that the body was too wide and flimsy, so it would rub the rear tires on both sides. I made myself a lexan under tray with velcro sides an it not only fixed the fitment issue, but keeps the buggy nice and clean and protects the bottom of the chassis well.

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Sam(harry697) still has a NIB LS2 IIRC and might have some pix to share if he checks back in.

Todd

Nah, closest I have is that LS-II we were eyeballing a couple/few years ago on ebay. It had the box and original body, but the paint job was fugly. I ended up stripping it and re-painting it to box art since it had the correct decals and layout. The truck appears to be new or maybe ran once on carpet. The body is almost perfect aside from a little butchered spot at the rear body mount (typical even on the new Rustler bodies because of the single rear mount).

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I do have a NIB LS and SRT though. :mrgreen: Also have a NIP 1911 body (pickup) for the Eagle/ Hawk and a NIP Eagle decal sheet. I would take pics of all the bodies, but they're clear and in the original bags, so it probably won't show much detail. :lol:


IMO, the 1912 and 2511 bodies look close enough that nobody would question it. Well maybe the purest of addicts might. Hopefully this is just the nudge that Paul needs to get his LS-II going! :wink:

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Another option for a replacement LS-II/SRT body would be the vintage nitro sport body. Both of these bodies look very similar. See pictures.
The TBG nitro hawk body is ok, but certainly not up to the quality of the original Traxxas bodies. I think I would give it an overall rating of B+ considering it does not come with an outside protective film or window masks. I will get some detailed pictures up soon, so everyone can see the body.

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harry697 wrote:I do have a NIB LS and SRT though. :mrgreen:

. Hopefully this is just the nudge that Paul needs to get his LS-II going! :wink:
Aahhh...memory fails me at times too but you do have the LS...I was close :lol:

Paul...here is another nudge.... :wink:

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For some reason I want to say that there was an issue with using that Nitro sport body. It's so close to the SRT body that I'm thinking it's too good to be true. My memory is very cloudy, but I'm thinking that the issue was that you couldn't get the Nitro Sport body without the engine area cut out of the bed. :?: Hopefully I'm wrong about that.

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I'm thinkin you are right about that one. All of the nitro traxxas bodies have cutouts factory done but for the life of me can't remember the nitro sport. There weren't many of those around me. I do know the vxl rustler body fits a nitrohawk nicely with an MIP rear shocktower :P...I know we weren't talkin about that but still got that dam nitrohawk still sitting here staring at me :lol:

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harry697 wrote:For some reason I want to say that there was an issue with using that Nitro sport body. It's so close to the SRT body that I'm thinking it's too good to be true. My memory is very cloudy, but I'm thinking that the issue was that you couldn't get the Nitro Sport body without the engine area cut out of the bed. :?: Hopefully I'm wrong about that.
What we can do is ask Emaxx2.0 on the traxxas vintage forum about the nitro sport body. He currentely has one and is going to use it on his SRT soon.

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Good idea! I just checked his thread and, yup, that's the issue.

[QUOTE=Emaxx2.0;5208699]Very similar. Only problem is Traxxas cuts out the rear for the engine...so you'll have to find a different way to mount it. But rear wing is the same as the SRT.[/QUOTE]

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harry697 wrote:Good idea! I just checked his thread and, yup, that's the issue.
Emaxx2.0;5208699 wrote:Very similar. Only problem is Traxxas cuts out the rear for the engine...so you'll have to find a different way to mount it. But rear wing is the same as the SRT.
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It looks like the front mounting holes would line up perfectly, but as Emaxx2.0 mentioned you would have to be creative when mounting the back. The body would still work ok if you planned to have it for a “shelf queen” only project.
Another option is the vintage nitro rustler body which is almost identical to the SRT body. I am having difficulty finding a picture though… :?

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Just my thoughts but you could glue the engine cut out closed with a big piece of lexan couldn't you? It would be fine for a runner but definitely not for a "real" shelfer. Although, it'd still look great on *my* shelf even with that piece of lexan glued on there ;)

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I noticed that the tbg replicas don't have the engine area cut out. I didn't chack for this model but for 2 kyosho models earlier: 1 had a nice flat area and would be perfectly usable without cut out. the other model had an unsightly bubble thing where the cut out should come and was unusable for an electric conversion I planned

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