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  1. Tower was recently running a pretty good deal on the King Yellow (and the one with the painted body). 25% off and brought the price down to $136 IIRC? That deal has now expired, but keep watching...maybe they'll do it again.
  2. @DeadMeat666 I typically get stalled at the paint stage, it's my least favorite part of this hobby. I can't believe the last picture was taken nearly 9 years ago. How time files! I guess that means I should start thinking about selling it.
  3. Looks great! I appreciate your good pictures and explanations. My interest in the CC01s goes way back to when the Touareg was released and before many hopups were available, so I always enjoy seeing how people modify these with homemade parts. I look forward to continuing to follow along here.
  4. Fun thread! It sounds like you still have some tricks up your sleeve and I look forward to seeing them. Here's something that I started on many years ago...I wonder if you're up to something similar? More of that project: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjS3X1DW
  5. I haven't done a build thread for mine because I shelved it before completion, but you're welcome to take a look at some photos of the build. https://flic.kr/s/aHsjtoUTPZ
  6. Excellent, thank you. I thought it had that familiar Tamiya plastic shine, but was thrown off by the absence of the label. Nice work!
  7. What receiver box is that? I've been looking for a really simple generic looking one, and that fits the bill.
  8. Thank you! I thought I saw someone mention that they picked up a set of the bumper mounts too, but couldn't remember who. I look forward to seeing yours. I'm not aware of any issues with the stock steering links. I had planned on making my own all along and installed it all at the same time. I found that the included tube spacers were too long and my Kimbrough #124 servo saver interfered with the bottom horizontal tube of the bumper. For my application, a 11mm spacer was the appropriate length to avoid fouling the servo saver, and still kept the servo low enough that it doesn't bump into the bottom of the chassis either.
  9. Figured I'd give this a try...
  10. Installed the Arch Fab and Machine servo mount bumpers on the Clod.
  11. Added the Arch Fab and Machine (USA) servo mount bumpers, and made some new links. Took a bit of fiddling to get the servo spaced correctly, but quite happy with the result. And I'm so happy to have the servos on axle now, with the ability to turn the rear steering on and off. What a difference!
  12. Thank you! I kept the little springs in. It was just a guess, but they seem fine in there. I didn't run the truck without foams, so I don't have a good comparison. Admittedly, those foams are much firmer than I would like but it was hard to find something the right dimension. I might buy a second set of wheels and tires because I think I'd prefer the tires to have a little more give.
  13. A little info about the lights. I recommend an LED calculator like this one: http://led.linear1.org/1led.wiz The warm white LEDs I used are rated at 3.2-3.4v and 24mA. With a 6V source, it recommends a 120 ohm resistor.
  14. Just wanted to provide an update in case anyone else is looking for a solution to cleaning foggy chrome. A reminder that in my case, the fog appeared while soaking the piece in warm water with a little dish soap. After trying many things unsuccessfully, I decided to strip all the chrome and start over. I didn't have thick bleach on hand, so I used typical liquid laundry bleach and much to my surprise the fog quickly disappeared before it started affecting the chrome! I rinsed thoroughly and now it looks like this:
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