tozrovr

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  1. tozrovr

    FS : Vintage decal sheets

    Paypal as a Gift offers the buyer zero protection. Consider it a 3% tax on the convenience.
  2. All three motors are tested and in great shape. Technipower $45 obo Black Endurance $25 Black Sprint $80 All three for $135 All prices are shipped USPS Priority with tracking.
  3. $425 Shipped within the CONUS I originally built this truck last fall. I sold it in September and then re-purchased it last month. I'd been itching to get it buttoned up. Truck has under 2 hours on it. Truck is RTR. Axial 2.4ghz radio setup SCX10 Kit HHBRXL Waterproof With TEKIN HD motor Savox 1259 Titanium gear servo Custom front bumper with brushbar and brush wires Kamtec ABS Land Rover Body painted correct Camel Trophty Sandglow yellow NOT TAMIYA CAMEL YELLOW Proline roof rack Proline light bar GMADE Beadlock wheels with RC4wd Trail Buster Tires (copy of Simex Jungle Trekkers) Speedwiegland Oil pan Also have a rear spare carrier to fit the body with a steelie and tire. Interior is a Dingo interior panel. Zillions of custom decals I made up (all on oracal Vinyl on pro equipment) The passenger side rain gutter WILL BE reattached Out of every build I have done, this body, by far, has the most time into it. Every window had to be cut as well as the grille and lights. The Headlights alone were a project LOL It looks like the truck will also be featured in one of the upcoming issues of Rovers Magazine from Rovers North. Link to build thread... http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/1-9-scale-rigs/399032-land-rover-discovery-i.html
  4. Ok folks, I have two Technipower motors I'm listing up here. Both have been tested and work. Likely could use a freshening after all this time. I purchased them over the last two years in hopes of putting one in an OG Hotshot that I have yet to acquire I'd like $40 OBO shipped within the CONUS for the two motors. Shipping elsewhere will be a bit more. Would also trade for a new Tamiya FJ40 body. PM me here or email me directly at thebrickboy at Gmail Cheers! RJ
  5. http://www.ebay.com/itm/120993921223?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649 http://www.ebay.com/itm/120993922985?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649
  6. tozrovr

    26 years of buggy evolution :)

    Very true and think about the difference the RC10 made at the local parks on race Saturday back in the mid 80's. Suddenly my neighbors frog was getting crushed.
  7. 26 years of Buggy evolution.
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    Bored of Lexan...

    the Mog really lends itself to a hybrid approach like you show! Love that! RJ
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    Bored of Lexan...

    Thanks Here's another Kamtec 2mm abs body I just finished up...the headlights and grille too a bunch of time on this one. Then again, with some imagination and some vinyl lexan can really POP!
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    Bored of Lexan...

    I agree that each medium has it's place. As an in between on some of my scalers I've been running Kamtec 2mm ABS bodies. They're very resilient (almost as tough as poly-carbonate) but they're able to be detailed very nicely. The downside is that it is harder to work with (cut) than Lexan but you can use the common ABS/Styrene and PVC cements with them. here's a Kamtec Defender 110 pickup I recently built from their 2mm ABS. I could etch, carve and cut detail in and if it rolled on the trail it was a non-issue. I finished the bare body in black primer, then covered it in a testors metallic silver. Finally it was given a coat of tan. When the tan was scratched or weathered away, the silver showed through nicely.
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    26 years of buggy evolution :)

    I'm a huge Gordon Lightfoot fan so I figured it was OK That song was sampled back over 10 years ago so I figured it could be MUCH worse
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    26 years of buggy evolution :)

    Yes, the Axial is 4wd and uses 3 Diffs as opposed to the BigWig's two. While the sheer speed and ability to handle cast a big shadow, the Bigwig is as fun to drive...maybe more Here's a vid I made yesterday with the GoPro stuck to the front of the Exo. http://youtu.be/a3jHfuai9pc?hd=1
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    26 years of buggy evolution :)

    That's the rub isn't it? Tamiya set the bar, long ago for scale detail and I'd love to see something like the Exo or an HPI Apache C1. Either way it makes for a fun morning I installed a spare Technipower motor into the Re-release Hornet and decided everyone might like to get some air on such a fine morning.
  14. My first RC car was back in '86. Bought a Black Foot used from a friends brother. It came with an RS-540SD Endurance motor (wish I still had that!) I was great once I'd saved up enough for an Airtronics XL2-p. When I finished 6th grade that year I'd made honor roll all 4 quarters and as a gift my parents let me drag them down to Jim's RC in Derry NH and I got a Tamiya RX-540XD Technipower to replace the "Techniblack" I had. That turned out to be the death knell for the Black Foot tranny After a zillion sets of Diff/spider gears I parked it and it was lost to a bunch of moves and time. This one came almost as you see it...showed up last week. It needed tires and electronics, so I happily obliged with a brand new RS-540 Sport Tuned Black motor as a nod to my younger days I popped in an HPI ESC and a Spektrum RX and Servo. The tires are a spare set I had for my Monster Beetle Project{s}. Body has no cracks and just needs a sunroof and rear window....maybe some black paint on that grille and some color for the driver. Need to put the rear bumper back on It's just as fun to drive as it I remembered but I'm taking it a bit easy until I fab up some braces for the tranny to fight the side-plate flex (the cause of the nukes diffs of yesteryear). The truck is a survivor and I'm just going to play with it gently. No big resto, just smiles. Since it arrived I gave it some of the parts I never could when I was a kid...Monster Beetle CVA shocks, bearings and some CRP Suspension pivots and rear bumper/tranny brace. I wiped it down and just have been having a ball driving it. I build scale 4wd rigs and while I truly enjoy both the zen of the build as well as the nirvana of driving a scaler, the Blackfoot pastes a HUGE smile on my face. From last week before the CVA's etc...
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    My Blackfoot runabout

    I guess I'm saying that with the very basic brace, from CRP, or hand made, the issue is moot Drilling out the outputs etc is far more involved than 2 nuts and 2 bolts
  16. Long overdue on this one as I lurked for a long time and then finally signed up recently... I’m a Rover/Jeep/’Cruiser guy and a scaler guy. Just recently started actually realizing my Vintage-Lust Owned a ton of both and always wheeled them…from comp level crawling to day trips and week long treks with zero pavement. I’ve also done the RC thing for years and years, but now it’s getting crazy…I have a WONDERFUL wife, two great kids, 2 dogs and I weld Black Hawk parts for GE Avaiation. I used to be part owner of a pretty big regional mountain bike company (I guess technically I still am 1/2 owner ) Some of my past 1:1's 110 Hi-Cap. SIIa Bugeye on Parabolics... My dog Duncan at the wheel (he can't drive stick so he was just posing....) my old 1:1 XJ The Camel Trophy Disco I I'm in the midst of (whilst scouring ebay for parts for my newly aquired Bigwig :) Getting a bit better as I move on. The thing I always wrestle with now is realism versus how I want to drive them. I always drive them and really have fun thinking back on the 1:1 wheeling days before kids It's not that a true scaler can't hang...you can obviously build them so they can...it's the damage I inflict :evil:
  17. Don't mind at all! Yep, it's a Kamtec shell (as is the Defender 110 Pickup) made of 2mm ABS. Harder to work with but it's able to be detailed better than lexan. It's like a slightly flexible hard body...takes a beating but looks 100x better than lexan.
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    Got a Bigwig!

    It's you! It's your bigwig that ***** used in their ebay ad! Is there a build thread on this amazing buggy? Cheers! RJ
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    Got a Bigwig!

    I just won one this evening as well! Not as nice as yours but I'm stoked This car is my holy grail of vintage RC's...a buddy had an RC10 in '86 and his dad had the Bigwig...I'd never seen anything move so fast and handle as well...amazing what 8.4 volts and 4wd will do haha!
  20. That clear gear cover is a nice touch!
  21. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tamiya-Blackfoot-Adjustable-Motor-Mount-CB18M01-easy-to-adjust-for-gear-mesh-/200818204057?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2ec1b29d99
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    The fastest 2wd vintage buggy?

    You're right, but that's why I popped some dates into my crazy point of view Everything we raced back in the mid-late 80's came with a motor/ESC.
  23. All better! Thanks guys! My login was fouled up
  24. Hi, I joined back in July and was hoping to update some of my profile info and I can't seem to find my "TC Code" on my details page. I was assuming (perhaps, incorrectly) that my details page was my profile. Could you give me any advice on getting my code? Thanks! RJ
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    The fastest 2wd vintage buggy?

    Things go a bit sideways when you factor in the Ultima's and the RC10's Speaking of Ultima's.... HEH HEH...sitting in my Vault-o-fun