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    Modified/custom grasshoppers

    Yeah, i know what you mean. I only bought it as i wanted one so bad when i was a kid. Cant believe ive owned sooo many tamiya since but never a grasshopper. Thats why i am toying with keeping it stock, but i know what im like, i cant leave anything alone! Ill build it stock so i can see what im working with then go through my spares and see if any ideas spring up. I may well be in touch about your front arm mount. I put the fx10 crp parts on my lunchbox so if i go double arm on this ill do it your way rather than treading the same ground twice. Didnt someone design brackets to mount arms to the stock gearbox? Was it ampro?
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    Modified/custom grasshoppers

    I think if i was going to do it id try and keep the original gearbox. Im unsure what ill do though tbh. I dont own an unmodified tamiya so chances are it will get some changes, but not sure if ill go any further than getting some oil shocks on it somehow (the ebay china ones look good but whether they are or not is another matter. Not cheap either!). But, lower, double arms and decent shocks does appeal.
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    Modified/custom grasshoppers

    I like that! Similar vibe but more understated. Double arm suspension all round, i wonder what was used. Doesnt look fx10 on the front.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Stock blackfoot shocks and springs but with proper pistons and mounted lower on diy carbon fibre mounts and diy alloy shock tower. I lowered the front shocks so i could mount the body lower. Df03 front knuckles to swap to hex wheels, alloy rear hex adapters, rear arms mounted on bearings. It has the swappable spurs of the brat, adjustable motor mount and a screw through the diff. I could do with sorting the gearing as the motor can get a bit hot. It was my 'getting back into it' build after i sold off my previous collection 10 years ago. Might try it with rough rider wheels and a scorcher re re body set one day. Edit, its also super dusty 😂
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    Modified/custom grasshoppers

    Yeah, just needs something smaller.
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    Modified/custom grasshoppers

    Thats the one! Love it (apart from the wheels). Just looked up your build, i remember it now. Looks good with the thundershot series arms etc.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Thanks, its a much modified brat/blackfoot hybrid. Its great fun. Even with a torque tuned in it the tlt tyres struggle for grip on short grass so it just constantly wheelspins and fishtails all round the garden.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Put some shelves in the utility room as i realised i keep building cars but have nowhere to put them. Last space is for my grasshopper. As long as the other 3 NIB models stay unbuilt then im ok 😉
  9. Does anyone remember a modified grasshopper that pics went around of a few years ago? I think it was in a japanese magazine. I cant really give any details apart from im pretty sure it was white and it looked ace. Seem to remember it had a fair few custom parts and was built to race. Im getting ready to build my first grasshopper and cant decide whether to build it stock or not so looking for inspiration. Apart from the one im looking for, has anyone got any pics of modified grasshoppers? A thread full of custom hoppers would be ace! Edit, possibly should have been in general?
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    Tamiya tyres on Tomahawk front wheels

    Im pretty sure the re re ones are the same size, at least thats what i thought when i was going to order spares.
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    Finally got a Nikko Dandy Dash but it's a big of a dog!

    Not me, no. Ive used it on a few chassis cracks here and there though.
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    Finally got a Nikko Dandy Dash but it's a big of a dog!

    I have had good results with a product called plastex. Its a powder and a solvent. You V out the crack, pour in the powder, then drip on the solvent. It melts the powder and the host plastic creating one solid piece again. There are different types for different plastics but the normal one bonds most stuff. I even managed to use it on lexan! You can even use it for rebuilding missing sections, just need to make a form (tape will do) to hold the powder in place while you add the solvent. Its not that cheap, but on the right plastics its great.
  13. No idea what there worth, but price looks good!
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    Finally got a Nikko Dandy Dash but it's a big of a dog!

    Wow, i think thats what i sold mine for on here, was a while ago though and everything has gone up since then! I guess parts availability is errr, low?
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    Finally got a Nikko Dandy Dash but it's a big of a dog!

    Ouch! Id have been livid! I had one of these about 10 years ago, there are some pics on the site somewhere. I remember being impressed with the quality of it. I didnt even know what it was, it came with an ultima. How long before it came back on ebay, long enough for previous buyer to have returned it? Or maybe gone to collect and seen the damage?