While we're on the subject of Rock Sockers/CR-01s I dug mine out of the project pile darkness a few weeks ago as my mate is constantly on at me to get it running so we can go out together with his Traxxas. So I finally gave into the peer pressure to get it running and started by taking it completely apart.
As anyone who has ever spoken to me or read one of my posts will know, I've never run a single one of my cars (or finish them in most instances ) so this was a Rock Socker minus a body (although I have the untouched Rock Socker body and a half done Unimog for it) but over the past couple of years I've collected a bunch of alloy bits for it. Therefore, first job was, quite sensibly, to take it all apart to fit ball bearings and replace all the plastic bits with nice metal ones.
Now, I'm not a big fan of anodised baby blue, and most parts available for the CR-01 seem to be in that shade, so I needed to resolve that pretty urgently. First, slightly badly executed, job was to remove the aforementioned anodising. As that wasn't as effective as I hoped, plan 2 came into effect which was to paint everything with real metal paints, predominantly my own custom flat aluminium and steel.
This weekend, in between a couple of other jobs, I finished off the painting and started on reassembling everything whilst working around the fact I'm missing a couple of parts to assist in extending the wheelbase. Hopefully next weekend I should be back upto a rolling chassis stage! Then we just need the body to turn up....Pics will be uploaded then.....
The other jobs were drawing very close to finishing a box art Sand Scorcher for a fellow TC member and working on the last of a batch of 5 vintage polycarb buggy bodies for another TC member.
I'll post pics of those once complete pending approval from their owners
just found this pic from December 2016 when I got it. It never progressed beyond this point (except to collect a good amount of dust....)
For those interested in such things, I realised we have had 2 different dining tables since then!!!