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Is it bad that I'm enjoying the suspense of this? I mean, I'm right behind you, obviously, but that rust seems pretty stubborn stuff. 

Dunno where you are but if a bigger ultrasonic cleaner in Northamptonshire (or anywhere between there and Devon) is useful to you give me a yell and I'll gladly lend it ya.

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On 10/31/2023 at 9:05 PM, BuggyDad said:

Is it bad that I'm enjoying the suspense of this? I mean, I'm right behind you, obviously, but that rust seems pretty stubborn stuff. 

Dunno where you are but if a bigger ultrasonic cleaner in Northamptonshire (or anywhere between there and Devon) is useful to you give me a yell and I'll gladly lend it ya.

Not bad at all, I’m enjoying the process to be fair as well.

I’m going to try a bath of full fat coke-@-cola for the chassis next, as it doesn’t fit in my sonic cleaner. 

Although I suspect I’ll hit a point soon when the drill will have to come out - but this will be my last resort. 
 

Thank you that’s a great offer the bigger sonic cleaner, I might comeback to you on that 👍

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16 hours ago, Grumpy pants said:

Thought I’d give the Sonic cleaner a go as well tonight -

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I'm curious, the lower arm seems made out of white plastic, is that some sort of aftermarket part?

I'm really looking forward to the result as well 👍

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8 hours ago, Pylon80 said:

I'm curious, the lower arm seems made out of white plastic, is that some sort of aftermarket part?

I'm really looking forward to the result as well 👍

I’m pretty sure the arms are a standard kit part.

Might be because it from the XV01’T’ kit. 

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Happy with progress to date -

The front end now needs the 5 remaining screws drilled out 😭

The drive cups are stuck fast in the diffs as well, something for another day. 

The chassis will get a coke bath tomorrow and once I’ve taken out as many screws as I can I’ll have to get the drill out.

Enjoying the process to be fair.

Electrics will be scrapped, along with nearly every other metal part.

Only spent £0.29 on vinegar so far 🎉

I’ll need to buy some new drill bits and more latex gloves though. 

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49 minutes ago, Grumpy pants said:

Coke bath over night -

Coke? Weak! In Scotland, we use Irn Bru! Nevermind rust, it melt your insides! 😁

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12 hours ago, alvinlwh said:

Coke? Weak! In Scotland, we use Irn Bru! Nevermind rust, it melt your insides! 😁

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Yum, pure unadulterated ADHD hyperactivity in a bottle, there’s nothing better!!:D

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3 hours ago, ad456 said:

 

Yum, pure unadulterated ADHD hyperactivity in a bottle, there’s nothing better!!:D

That is why I do not give that pxxs to my boy, only Monster for him.

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Oof, Monster:wacko: I don’t like the heart palpitations from that stuff. 

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On 10/23/2023 at 3:24 PM, alvinlwh said:

Something like this?

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Just ordered a cheap knock set of these, thank you for the tip 👍

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1 hour ago, Grumpy pants said:

Just ordered a cheap knock set of these, thank you for the tip 👍

Let us know how it go.

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1 hour ago, Grumpy pants said:

Down to this last pile of parts to disassemble now - 

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No rusty JIS screws in that, right? You're on the home straight, my friend! I have fridged my beer. 

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I wanted a change from disassembly this evening, so I made a start on cleaning up the plastics and inspecting them for damage. 
Tested the electrics and the ESC and radio gear all worked. 
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Joining in tonight's drinking session with some local beer.

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1 hour ago, alvinlwh said:

Joining in tonight's drinking session with some local beer.

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DDH IPA, now that's what I'm talking about (edit: is this what you would call a... Hop Up?) 😁👌

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32 minutes ago, Pylon80 said:

DDH IPA, now that's what I'm talking about (edit: is this what you would call a... Hop Up?) 😁👌

Believe it or not, this is actually me at work to make some money for hopups. Notice the security camera screen in the back ground?

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