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About jg009

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  1. Kyosho oil filled shocks installed and some Traxxas Slash bearings put in temporarily. The bearings were used but replaced shortly before the Slash was shelved and started donating parts to different things. With a cleaning and oiling, they spun very freely and made a HUGE difference over the stock delrin (I think?) bushings. The weather has been cold and snowy so I haven't been able to get it outside since these mods but I did test it right after the reassembly and RWD swap and I think this thing is going to be a blast! I also stole the 2.4 GHz tx/rx off of my Clod (which broke in the sub-freezing temps ) because the AM system I had in it was only giving me about 50 feet of range. I'll have to go through my other older stuff and find out if it's the tx or rx.
  2. This car came from my good buddy whose Tamiya collection I slowly acquired. It started out life as an M-01 Mini Cooper rolling chassis. I got it going with the 27T silver can motor and then installed an 11.5T sensored brushless system for a short time. Eventually, the electronics got robbed out of it and I stole a couple ball coupler connecters for my TT-02. It sat on the shelf for about six months until this last week when I decided to scavenge around in my parts stash and reassemble it. Despite this being a "vintage" classic, my goal is not to necessarily do a restoration. I don't want to hack anything up but I do want to do something interesting with it. Electronics are all fairly period correct for the car. ESC is a Novak 610RV hooked to a Sport Tuned 540 motor. The servo is a very low end Futaba (that'll change) and the tx/rx set is a 75 MHz dual stick Futaba. During reassembly, I swapped the driving/steering system to the M-02 style rear wheel drive setup. Here are some pics of my end result: Mods planned for this car are as follows: -Bearing upgrade -Wheels and tires -Suzuki Cappuccino body -Servo upgrade This car won't be for competition or anything like that. It'll live a life of cruising around on basketball courts, shop floors, etc. but I'd like to really enjoy it.
  3. Yep, I used some Traxxas Slash body posts and just drilled and mounted. There's not much you can do in stock from aside from running wheels with wider offset. Running thicker shock oil helped me a lot. I started with 60 wt which was a little overkill and just recently put in some 32.5 wt that I had laying around which turns out to be too thin. The shocks now have nearly zero dampening and allow for a lot of body roll which means less stability at high speeds. At low trail speeds, however, it does awesome.
  4. Yep, the yellow body is a Parma Fifty Five, the red one is Parma Hemi Vette body.
  5. Enjoyed the truck with this body for a while: Now, however, it's starting to show its use and abuse. That will still be my bashing/beater body. This one will be my shelf/display body:
  6. That was an awesome time for Monster Trucks. I wish there was more film of events like that.
  7. It was '93 or '94 that was the last season for leaves under No Problem. I can't remember off the top of my head what the other leaf sprung truck was that year but there was only one other and neither did very well in points standings. Bigfoot, Bearfoot, Executioner, and the other big names were completely clearing cars while the leaf sprung trucks were bumbling around just trying to get up onto them. I'm old enough to start remembering the mid 90s but as an adult, I've watched every televised event from the 80s up to Monster Jam era. Monster Jam started focusing on freestyle and covered very little racing and that's when I lost interest. I sure do wish monster trucks still started off pulling tractor pull sleds!
  8. Beautiful paint work! I can't wait to see the solution you come up with for the wheel width. Seeing this project is making me want to dig my M chassis car out of the garage!
  9. Awesome work! No Problem was one of the last trucks to run the older style leaf spring chassis. I believe it held out until the 1994 racing season.
  10. Clods look awesome on the trails! I need to put mine back together, seeing these pics give me the urge to get it out again.
  11. Rollin Thunder was one of the trucks in the first televised, sanctioned monster truck race! It raced against Michigan Ice Monster in the first heat and lost. As I recall, the original Bigfoot won the event. It's a classic for sure!
  12. Tamiya Mica Red (TS-39) laid down over Tamiya light grey primer. Unfortunately, the department store-sourced satin clear created some issues with the Tamiya paint but most of the areas that were really affected will be covered over by decals or flat black paint when I add two tone accents later on.
  13. This thing is a monster on 8.4v. 3s LiPo would be absolute insanity! Lol I had my first major accident with this car yesterday but it held up fairly well. I got a split second of full throttle before it slid off the side of the road, got airborne, and then landed and dug in on the right side, causing it to violently roll about a half dozen times. It was resting on it's roof when I finally caught up to it with wads of grass and weeds stuffed into the wheels. Fortunately, damage seems to be limited to a couple small (1/8" or less) cracks in the body and the foam tires separated slightly on the right side. It really was a spectacular wreck, I wish I would have gotten it on film.
  14. I had to Google that one. That's a sweet looking car!
  15. Correct! It's a group C car. I know the Tamiya purists everywhere are hating this, but I went ahead and installed a 3500 kv 4 pole brushless system in it and man does it rip!
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