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Pictures of some Losi Prototype parts

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Hi All,
I browse here once and a while and I've enjoyed reading and viewing the posts with all the info about the old Losi cars.
I thought I'd share a couple pictures of Proto parts or just old parts that I've gathered over the years working for Losi.
I have a bunch more buried in my storage unit, including my favorite which is a clear 4-Row tire that I need to find.
Thanks for sharing and hope you guys enjoy these pics,
Rich
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Post more often Rich...we would love to pick your brain for info.

Any chance you have one of the Prototype XX4 Magnesium Chassis? If I got my hands on one of those, I would build a serious Shelf Queen.
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JK Racing wrote:Post more often Rich...we would love to pick your brain for info.

Any chance you have one of the Prototype XX4 Magnesium Chassis? If I got my hands on one of those, I would build a serious Shelf Queen.
I wish I had kept one...shoot I'd build a killer shelf queen too :D
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[quote="Rich Trujillo"]I've gathered over the years working for Losi.quote]

You sound just like the Man we have been looking for to settle a debate? What color was the Proto type or box art Proformanance kit? did you ever see it while at Losi???
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bearrickster wrote:
Rich Trujillo wrote:I've gathered over the years working for Losi.quote]

You sound just like the Man we have been looking for to settle a debate? What color was the Proto type or box art Proformanance kit? did you ever see it while at Losi???
I believe the original car was stolen during a break in. I never saw it myself, but i can get the answer for you as one of the guys I work with probably painted it.
I'm going on 15 years with Losi so that one was a little before my time.

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Rich,
Are you still the team manager? If not fill us in on what you do at Losi on a day to day basis

Thanks
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great pics, thanks!

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Welcome aboard mate, good to have a Losi savy here!

Here's a pic of machined (?) prototype rear A-arms, these are black though... but from Gil Losi's personal car :!:

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Rich Trujillo wrote: one of the guys I work with probably painted it.

Rich
I believe Andy J painted most if not all the of Losi bodies back then.
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That info would be great my Proformanance body is all taped up awaitting paint? thanks for your help. great parts by the way!!
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I haven't been the Team Manager for approximately 5 years. I'm now a product manager. Some of my projects have been the following:
Drift R
Micro Baja
Micro DT
Mini Raminator
Mini Ramunition
1/10th Desert Truck
Mini Rock Crawler
1/10th Comp Crawler
I've also done some tires to including the Rock Claws, Rock Carvers and the Mini Rock Claws and Rock Bashers
To say the least, I'm having a blast in my position. Some projects I've been assigned and more have been my idea. There is a lot to the process, but it's an awesome feeling when a product I've been working on is released. I'd have to say I'm most proud of the Mini Rock Crawler, other than the actual design work and the box art, I pretty much had my hands on the entire project, even the stickers and "action shots" :)

As for the Performanance body, I've been told that it was Gil Jr's old colors. It was painted by Gary Kyes. The thin stripe was flourecent orange (with shading) and the back color was "Candy Brandy Wine".

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Rich Trujillo wrote:
As for the Performanance body, I've been told that it was Gil Jr's old colors. It was painted by Gary Kyes. The thin stripe was flourecent orange (with shading) and the back color was "Candy Brandy Wine".
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I wanna say I have seen those tires, or some just like them. Bet they got great forward traction, but no sidebite.
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looks alot like the paint job on the body jr. is holding in this pic from '85.
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Now were can I get candy brandywine Lexan paint??
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