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  1. That color is gorgeous! I have been looking at doing all 3 bodies (30th, 40th, and Black) but after seeing this I might not go black. Maybe a super dark blue or the infamous Porsche Yellow
  2. question on a slightly different topic regarding this model. I know that the 84431 (40th anniversary) and the 47362 (Black Edition) share a common body (1824141). How different is the body for the 49400 (1825465)? I really like this color scheme and have access to a full vintage body kit but I am not sure if it will fit.
  3. I will easily be able to build 2 complete cars. I already have new servos and will be picking up ESCs for both. One will be built from almost completely brand new parts and will not be run overly hard. The other I predict will end up needing chassis repairs as I intend to relive my mid teens again.....
  4. Finally started to get things laid out here is what I am working with (I also have another brand new chassis)
  5. I know it was somebody from this forum.... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F143280241027
  6. So while I have been gathering parts to do my Striker restoration I got my other vehicle up and running. Yesterday the MSC stopped functioning properly. I was going to replace it with another that I have on hand when I noticed that the end of the resistor had cracked off. it is a 3 terminal. 10W 0.2 ohm + 0.2 ohm. Doesn’t seem to be an easy thing to find. Any leads are greatly appreciated.
  7. I grew up 10 minutes from Sandy Hook and Sea Bright. Hobby Masters in Red Bank was my go to shop in the late 80s
  8. Sweet! Now all I need is to get myself a crawler (as I open up a second browser window to shop), learn to drive it, and drive to NJ. What part of NJ are you in? I grew up in Monmouth County.
  9. I have started gathering parts to do a restoration on my Striker. After searching every eBay site I could think of I only 1 B parts tree and with shipping it is $40.50 usd. It is killing me to pay that much but since the seller is apparently the only one with one I guess I don’t have a choice. I was able to pick up a couple parts for 85% below their BIN price so I guess things will even themselves out in the end.
  10. We will see. I bought the last one he had listed and it arrived in good shape. It is indeed cracked and not in a spot that can be easily repaired.
  11. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F303159347557
  12. You are leaving out one variable in your analogy......car insurance
  13. Soooooooo... I am at my parents house picking up my old cars (thanking my lucky stars that mom didn’t throw my stuff away years ago) and discovered that I was not nearly as organized 25 years ago as I am today. The good news, I have 3 useable chassis and 2 usable bodies. I also discovered why I put it away all those years ago. I must have wrecked it hard and broken both the chassis and the shock tower. I must have ordered the parts tree that contained the shock tower from MRC but what they sent me was the one for the Sonic Fighter and I did not have usable front shocks at the time. So more good news, the chassis and body that are currently assembled appears to have never been run. Shock tower and lower control arms are brand new. The bad, wheels and tires are in rough shape. I am pretty sure my radio will work but it is old school crystal type. thinking I might be investing in a new radio. This restoration is already costing more than the car did when it was brand new and I haven’t even turned a screw yet. i will sort through everything in the next few days and figure out the next steps. parts are starting to arrive but some of them may take weeks as they are coming from overseas.
  14. I picked up a cheap digital caliper today and put it to the test. My axels are measuring at 4.95mm so I think it is safe to say the 5mm hubs are the way to go. *Edit*. I decided to go with the blue ones like that you have as the silver ones are too pricey once I factor in shipping. As an added plus I ordered a full set of alloy wheels from the same seller.
  15. I should be able to find a micrometer pretty easily and will measure the axle shafts. Once I have my answer I will order the appropriate ones.
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