The tale of 3 builds -OR- How projects multiply mysteriously

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Re: The tale of 3 builds -OR- How projects multiply mysteriously

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cool, i didn't know they carried the shock caps.

yeah, i was always impressed how nicely my trx1 ran. are you running plastic yokes on that one?

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Re: The tale of 3 builds -OR- How projects multiply mysteriously

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i have A&l bones/axles/cups, just deciding if they will be on the racer or the looker. If I do sliders, they will be 'new' black ones, not vintage white/dyed yellow & metal on the trans side. I dropped some horrid purple ones on there just for the picture to hold the wheels.
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Re: The tale of 3 builds -OR- How projects multiply mysteriously

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So A&L dog bone kit it is :) also the A&L slipper set up. Just waiting for some parts to arrive to do the last finishing touches, electronics will be installed here in a little bit. Trimmed and mounted the body, put the B5M wing mounts on the Factory Works tower and trimmed up the wing. Losi axles in the Traxxas front carriers with B3 wheels, thin hex (4~5mm I didnt measure) and B4.2/5/6 rear 12mm hex wheels. I was going to do a 12mm hex front conversion, but this works just perfectly for now. I have plenty of tires on B3 fronts from my RC10s :) 12mm AE big bore springs on the factory shocks, vintage A&L steering up front, vintage Lunsford turnbuckles with Losi balls/cups to round it out. Factory Works battery strap coming soon.
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Re: The tale of 3 builds -OR- How projects multiply mysteriously

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I was going to do electronics, but got looking over the white parts for the sparkly build and it just kinda fell together :)

I need to clean a few more parts, assemble the trans after going through the bearings. I have wrong hardware in a few different spots that needs to be fixed and was missing metric nuts, so some things are just sitting in place lookin' pretty. Yep, I let some vintage air out of a Tecnacraft turnbuckle bag today...
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More progress
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Last for tonight
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More work today, its a roller :)
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and more...Sorry its picture heavy lately, I was really busy over the weekend :)
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And build #3 sprang to life, yet another vintage bag of LiteSpeed Dylon was sacrificed this weekend...
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Some group shots :) , as in, group so far :shock: :shock:
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Last for the night, I tossed in the TRX-B, it deserves some recognition as well.
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that's a LOT of traxxas goodness on this thread!!! Lovely 80's color schemes, paint jobs, dies, and all...

Yes, AE caps fit on trx shocks, there isn't much threading available though, so be careful.

Other solution if you don't like the blue cap accents is do deano them with over cleaner, bare aluminium looks good with any color and nice shiny hardware :)

No spare bumpers that I can help with, I'm sorry :(

Who did that sparkle chassis for you?!? I love it!

Can't wait to see the final stable!

And, yes, we all know how projects multiply like little rabbits... and parts cars... and runner cars... and shelfers... and cars then for sale... all of the same, but never all 100% complete... we know the drill
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Lonestar wrote: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:02 amWho did that sparkle chassis for you?!? I love it!
DA Graphite, the same company who did the Dukomo (sp?) and HPI stuff, he still has it in stock!
Lonestar wrote: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:02 amAnd, yes, we all know how projects multiply like little rabbits... and parts cars... and runner cars... and shelfers... and cars then for sale... all of the same, but never all 100% complete... we know the drill
This quote just became more true yesterday :) a few more are now on the way :shock: :mrgreen:
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Loving that pink monster coming along nicely! staying tuned for that one for sure... 8)
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jwscab wrote: Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:31 pmcool, i didn't know they carried the shock caps.
The slash shock caps are too large for the 'stock' shocks :) 10mm VS 12mm I want to say, but either way, no worky :(
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