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Aftermarket graphite I.d. Help

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Hey everybody! I'm kinda new here. Mostly just read and admire everyone's builds. Ive gotta few I'm working on but none I consider post worthy (yet!) anyways I picked up a buggy the other day and I have no idea what brand this graphite chassis is. Can anyone help?

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spydur23 wrote:Hey everybody! I'm kinda new here. Mostly just read and admire everyone's builds. Ive gotta few I'm working on but none I consider post worthy (yet!) anyways I picked up a buggy the other day and I have no idea what brand this graphite chassis is. Can anyone help?
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The best chassis you can get for this car...
Hope Ill found one for me.
I think that is an composite craft brand.
Veeeery nice find.
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It's not a Composite Craft chassis. Badhoopty has two of those chassis and they were supposedly made by a guy out in Colorado:

http://www.rc10talk.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=14461&start=1095#p269395

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That would make sense since I am in Colorado! Funny thing about this buggy... I was just getting ready to order a set of kleins to do a WOIN build with and extra 10t I have. This one has a full rpm conversion: worlds arms, mounts, rear hubs, and bb steering. It also has a worlds style shock tower and 10t shocks on the front, and a set of primo technacraft turnbuckles!! Should I leave it intact? im on the fence about whether I want to pilfer all the parts from what appears to be a pretty legit period racer!

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Phin wrote:It's not a Composite Craft chassis. Badhoopty has two of those chassis and they were supposedly made by a guy out in Colorado:

http://www.rc10talk.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=14461&start=1095#p269395
So I guess it's a Gisi chassis. The more I look at it the more I like it! Prob gonna end up keepin it lol

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Let it alone. Build something else.

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scr8p wrote:Let it alone. Build something else.
scr8p maybe you can help me out with something. This chassis appears to be narrower in the back than a tub. The arms mount in a lot closer, but the worlds arms are longer than stock. Right now it has the stock dogbones, but i'd like to put cvds on it on it and 2.2 wheels. Any ideas on what would fit? Ive decided im just gonna rebuild it as it is with the addition of those two upgrades. Maybe b2 or b3 cvds and wheels?

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B2 and B3 CVDs are the same length as the original RC10's but use 3/16 axles so you'll have to swap bearings and/or rear hub carriers. Then you can use Thunder Tiger Phoenx BX II rear 2.2 wheels which are the same as the old B3 wheels.

Can also stick with the stock axles/bones and use an HPI hex adapter to mount 1/16 Evo Revo wheels in the back. They're 2.2" too.


I would change one other thing on that car too: the stock fiberglass rear shock tower looks out of place. ;)

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Phin wrote:B2 and B3 CVDs are the same length as the original RC10's but use 3/16 axles so you'll have to swap bearings and/or rear hub carriers. Then you can use Thunder Tiger Phoenx BX II rear 2.2 wheels which are the same as the old B3 wheels.

Can also stick with the stock axles/bones and use an HPI hex adapter to mount 1/16 Evo Revo wheels in the back. They're 2.2" too.


I would change one other thing on that car too: the stock fiberglass rear shock tower looks out of place. ;)
Yeah it does Phin! Im gonna go with cf front and rear. The front is black fiberglass now. Im also gonna put an associated cf trans brace on it. Thanks for the tips on the cvds and stuff.

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Guess i'm gonna start tearing her down... I'll start a build thread.

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Front tower is probably made by Composite Craft so it'd be graphite, not fiberglass.

I'm personally a fan of the plain black carbon/graphite parts. ;)

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Phin wrote:Front tower is probably made by Composite Craft so it'd be graphite, not fiberglass.

I'm personally a fan of the plain black carbon/graphite parts. ;)
ok cool! if I can find a matching rear one that'd be great! what do you think about the flipped tower? I was just goofing around but it looks cool. Just gotta find a new way to attach the front of the chassis. Originally it was mounted with two pieces of copper to the bulkhead. It looked kinda cheap I thought so I was planning on making something different anyways

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Can't you just flip the front bulkhead and mount the shock tower to it normally?

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yeah I could just do it normally. The little bent copper straps that attached the top deck to the bulkhead still look cheap to me for what is otherwise a pretty trick setup.

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