78Triumph

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  • Location New Jersey
  • Interests old brit bikes, star wars, skateboarding

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  1. I'm 100 percent with you on the Facebook thing. I quit that garbage over two years ago and haven't looked back!
  2. 78Triumph

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    The model canoe I scored on eBay for a really good price showed up today. It's 16" long and made of wood. It fits perfectly on top of my Defender roof! Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr
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    My midlife crisis backyard RC playground

    Still gathering up more rocks! Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Scored a couple of monsters today! These were too big for my VW so I borrowed my fathers truck to move them. Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Got the big whiter colored rock (my guess is it's granite, but I could be wrong) into place and transplanted some moss around it to get it started. Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Stay tuned...!
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    My midlife crisis backyard RC playground

    Some more changes happening. I decided to re-route some of the rally sections and terrace the hill a little more to prevent washouts and provide more spots for crawling sections. The rally course will wrap and wind around a little more. Hard to describe but you'll see it progress. Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr rally section will be re-routed into the grass area in this photo: Untitled by Joe, on Flickr More dwarf trees will live in this area with rocks and a terraced path for the trail section. Untitled by Joe, on Flickr stay tuned!
  5. You sound like my long lost twin or something. Everything you said is me in a nutshell.
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    My midlife crisis backyard RC playground

    Thanks mate! Appreciate it!
  7. These stories are why I'm slowly becoming more of a hermit as I get older.
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    My midlife crisis backyard RC playground

    Finally got the Land Rover today and messed around. I'm liking the different lines and options for trails. Now I want to keep expanding! Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr
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    My midlife crisis backyard RC playground

    My wife is totally cool with it, she knows it makes me happy. If you're willing to travel 2/3 across the country from Nevada to NJ you're more than welcome to come over!
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    My midlife crisis backyard RC playground

    Thanks mate! I'm by no means an expert, I'm just sort of winging it and doing what I think looks okay. Are you making a trail truck/crawler spot of your own? Post up some photos! I'm a huge proponent of folks being creative in any way imaginable!
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    My midlife crisis backyard RC playground

    Yesterday I made this little climb section with a bunch of flat rocks. This leads up over the "mine" with a few different ways to go from there. Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Untitled by Joe, on Flickr I'm thinking of just getting some bigger dwarf spruces or some kind of large shrubs to hide the propane tank, and I'll be adding some more regular mini dwarf spruces to the layout. I'd also like to try some irish moss in between some of the rocks on the shadier side. Moss grows there naturally already, so it shouldn't be too hard. Filled in some more rock around the dry riverbed. I like to try and tinker with this a little bit each day, as it's pretty relaxing. Untitled by Joe, on Flickr Current overview: Untitled by Joe, on Flickr
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    XV-01 Help

    The aluminum pulleys are a good idea too, other than that and the aluminum suspension arm mounts I haven't done anything else to my car and it's been solid with a lot of runs with a brushless motor and 2s lipo. I have the reinforced belt still in the bag as the original stock belt is still going strong. the ultimate XV-01 thread can be found here: http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/rally/400591-turtles-modified-xv-01-a.html This guy has put his XV-01 threw it's paces and documented the entire thing. He drives it hard too, in a local rally racing series.
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    East coast of USA meet up in North Carolina?

    I know there's a few of us on the east coast, and I'd be interested in something like this as well. Cheers!
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    XV-01 Help

    The aluminum suspension arm mounts are the only other thing I would add to that list. The stock ones can break free on a hard hit and it will strip the nylon part where the ball mounts into the arm rendering it useless. The aluminum ones will keep this from happening.
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    Random boxart thoughts again

    Interesting observations! I wonder how many different artists Tamiya had doing the box art? The style looks very similar among all of them. The images have become so iconic I'd say the box artwork alone was a huge factor in Tamiya's success in the 80s.