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  1. J@mes

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    back to base & all sorted, these hex spacers are useful. I saw they’re used on a wheel spacer for the Clod from CPE so I’ll copy the design & make my own
  2. J@mes

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Beach combing with the b&wfoot/brat/bush devil thing. No loctite on my homemade bumpsteer fix meant it worked lose whilst ambling about. I should really carry a few tools, or a screwdriver at least.
  3. J@mes

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I would usually play it cool and wait til I got my hands on something but I’m so excited that I’ve got to spill it, I’VE BOUGHT A CLOD! Old school like the one in the Tamiya catalogue pictures I drooled over as a kid. Looking forward to getting it & making it mine!
  4. J@mes

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Blue is in vogue
  5. J@mes

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Up the park in the playground with an ORV. This time it was my B&Wfoot wearing the Bush (basher) Devil shell. Brushless power with a 5000mAh nimh just keeps going! So much fun and still some battery left at home time
  6. J@mes

    How do you organise your spares?

    Like max69vk I have a couple of those plastic divider containers for hardware and then the kit boxes have specific items from the model. I can see how after a time I wouldn’t know which goes with what if I wasn’t careful. I’ve got my Bush Devil stripped down (since it went in the sea) and everything is bagged waiting for me to buy a sonic cleaner.
  7. ‘good strong trannies’ must be a few out there
  8. J@mes

    When a car sneaks up on your affections

    Back in the day I didn’t get the space frame, only interested in tub chassis but now I have 6 and another to build in the wings.
  9. J@mes

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    CW01 build done. I fitted the diff lock & trans brace this morning and had a little test drive indoors. It’s bonkers, somehow did a backflip off the fish tank cabinet & landed on its wheels. Looking forward to an out doors run so I can fine-tune the steering etc.
  10. J@mes

    FAV Bug

    Could you lower the shell to hide the motor? Or a black motor would blend in better, nice build thread!
  11. J@mes

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Some parts arrived. Fun fitting them tonight & Thursday. Front tonight, back tomorrow.
  12. J@mes

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    photos when that happens please Danny
  13. J@mes

    Lunchbox slow as molasses on grass

    I am not an authority on this but experienced exactly the same problem & it was, as Saito2 said, the wheels spinning inside the tyres. I am referring to a cw01 unimog which rubber bands around the wheels only partially solved the problem, silicone or glueing is my next move. Anyone make Lunchbox sized beadlocks?!
  14. J@mes

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I wonder what happened to my LB from ‘87 after I swapped it for an air rifle in ‘89... Anyway, some 2019 Lunchbox tinkering went on today. Fitted a TBLM10.5T with an adjustable mount and 18 tooth pinion. Reset the ESC high point accordingly & noticed it got hot just driving round indoors (a lot of wheelies!) so fitted the TFU01 fan. Then Wild Willy rear wheels with frog hex adapters, foam inserts all round. CVA short shock set x2 fitted with plans to add the ampro diff lock, reinforced wide A arms and trans brace when they arrive
  15. J@mes

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I got closer to finishing my new built super Blackfoot with a brat shell mash up. Messed about with some spacers in the CVAs. Took the fan off my Blackfoot ESC as it was pointless, noisy and drains the battery. Ordered paint for a Blockhead Motors style Lunchbox paint job that’s imminent.