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My work became a tidal wave yesterday so could not get much RC stuff done.  However this morning I finished the new Willy figure.  I hope to have some time to inspect and disassemble the used LWB Willy later today that has been standing by..

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Stripped and cleaned the dusty TT02, ready for the rebuild. 

 

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made a start on the original manta ray resto today 

got the front and rear gearbox's ... a and b parts tree deliverd this week

ordered a tun of screws will need to order more 

ordered ball race set for it 

ordered tamiya hop-up hex's

ordered 3mm o rings

need to order uprights d parts and e parts when they come available

gonna keep the bath tub chassis

made a start on the metal parts with the autosol  cleaned and re greased the front gear diff

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Finished the TT02, I have a couple of these, doesn't everybody?? so I've donated a Ferrari 599x (I think) body to this chassis as I'm gonna keep the Yaris for my TT02 Rally car. 

For how dusty It was when I got it, it was pretty mint underneath once cleaned. 

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Coming to the TC for sale page near you soon :)

 

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A bit behind Wez-li, but got this far today.   Unfortunately the previous owner cut out the slots a little larger, etc for no reason on the lid so now it has to be a runner as it dropped in value.   I will have to buy an unaltered lid.   

Atleast the body came unpainted.  And unlike the previous one I did a few weeks ago, he gear box was not over greased.  

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Willy is excited.  

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39 minutes ago, Willy iine said:

A bit behind Wez-li, but got this far today.   Unfortunately the previous owner cut out the slots a little larger, etc for no reason on the lid so now it has to be a runner as it dropped in value.   I will have to buy an unaltered lid.   

Atleast the body came unpainted.  And unlike the previous one I did a few weeks ago, he gear box was not over greased.  

 

Nice find. 

Hopefully a good price, there are a few bargains out there still. As long as you don't buy new ;)

 

Talking of grease, this tt02 didn't have a drop used, anywhere :ph34r:

Built to spec now :)

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15 minutes ago, Wez-li said:

Nice find. 

Hopefully a good price, there are a few bargains out there still. As long as you don't buy new ;)

 

Talking of grease, this tt02 didn't have a drop used, anywhere :ph34r:

Built to spec now :)

 I hear some folks build their gear boxes dry.. I suppose it's okay considering open gear box do not use any grease either between the spur and pinion.., but on the Willy's the gear box uses brass bushings so those areas must be oiled for sure.    I also like to use grease on the diffs as it's metal shafts and plastic bevels.

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9 hours ago, Wez-li said:

Stripped and cleaned the dusty TT02, ready for the rebuild. 

 

Before. 

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Excellent job mate 👍🏻
 

The previous owner must live near me 😉

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I must be one of the few who doesn’t actually have a TT02 of any sort....yet. I’ll probably use one for a MK1 Escort body at some point though 🤔

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10 hours ago, Willy iine said:

My work became a tidal wave yesterday so could not get much RC stuff done.  However this morning I finished the new Willy figure.  I hope to have some time to inspect and disassemble the used LWB Willy later today that has been standing by..

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You are a very dab hand with the paint brush (& M38 resto’s!!) Keep up the great work. 

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7 hours ago, Re-Bugged said:

Excellent job mate 👍🏻
 

The previous owner must live near me 😉

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I must be one of the few who doesn’t actually have a TT02 of any sort....yet. I’ll probably use one for a MK1 Escort body at some point though 🤔

You should keep it that way, get an XV01 and take the front universals out for an authentic MK1!

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4 hours ago, Jonathon Gillham said:

You should keep it that way, get an XV01 and take the front universals out for an authentic MK1!

Now there’s a plan 😉😁

Or leave them in and put a Cossie sticker on the boot🤔
 

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Two of my friends and I had an "unplanned" RC afternoon. 

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Technically last night but cracked on with the DB02 (and a few beers). Just waiting for rear uprights and turnbuckles to arrive to finish off the chassis. It really is a great build

 

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After my kids shared birthday party, I sat down with a corona or two and swapped some of the wheels and tyres around on some of my M cars I had bought some weeks ago. The runner M01 got the old 55d wheels and tyres off the mint M01, and I assembled the new 55d wheels, tyres and foams and put them on the mint M01. My M03 mini also got new factory silver/gray minilites, although now I've swapped them out, they look a bit dull compared to the bright Monte Carlo wheels it sat on before...

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Picked up some paint for my WW2 body from the local auto paint store today after work, going to shoot it in Jeep Moss Green Metallic then probably dullcoat it instead of a gloss clear.

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It was also the factory color of the XJ Cherokee I had to scrap last March

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I got the latest Willy chassis back together.  The resistors are just for show to cover up the enlarged slot the previous owner made.  I ended up running a 1060 as the TBLE02 I prepared would not set to brushed mode and kept flashing red/green (error).   

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Also painted the drab body today.  Tomorrow will do the spare tire and blacken the interior..and some brush paint.

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This is where I started.  Rusted dirty bucket of of mess..

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22 hours ago, Willy iine said:

 I hear some folks build their gear boxes dry..

Wasn’t this something racers did back in the day as although it meant the gears had to be replaced move often, it did provide better performance?

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Just now, Cynan said:

Wasn’t this something racers did back in the day as although it meant the gears had to be replaced move often, it did provide better performance?

It's possible.  But gears themselves did not wear any faster as I've had M-chassis with no grease on the gears (ball diff was greased) and no issue.   

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Over the last 3 days i've ordered a new HoBao cage truggy and picked up a new Traxxas Jato during a visit to a packed and festive Hobbytown today, which surely played a part in my decision to pull the trigger on a 2nd RC buy. My debit card burst into flames walking out of hobbytown, also. Really I just sold a couple Nitros I was fed up with, at least that's part of my justification process. Broke in the Jato today per the manual's 5 tank process, have not run it freely yet, but already I dig it!

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We finally got to spend a whole afternoon outside, enjoying the warm weather. I had a blast running the Manta Ray, four battery packs in a row just shredding aimlessly through the grass, getting used to driving it in anger again! I really enjoy the new 10BL60 ESC, it almost feels like it's a different motor from before.

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I really like that paint job on your Manta ray. If i happen to get one myself I have a good idea on a multicolor scheme. It must have been an interesting process to paint yours... 4 battery packs, that must have been a good few hours of fun :).

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Painted the body for one of my Baja reys the other day and got around to putting it on today. Some paint got under the protective film in some places and my tape failed to do its job in some others, but the body will get beat up anyway not that big of a deal. Tried painting my fighting buggy body but that didn’t work out to well either. Tamiya pure white became a pure nightmare and looks like I’ll be doing some sanding and have to start over. I knew I should be careful after reading the other thread about it but even the lightest of mists made it look like a dumped a bucket of paint on it.

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In need of PS1, it's the only RC related item I need right now and my usual go to Eurocarparts is out of stock!

Put the final coat of red on yesterday and now waiting on white to back them both.

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Building on the excellent work already done with this Farm King I backed the PS44 with Core RC Chrome and Knight White. 
 

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These metallic backed trans paints look good in photos but better in person.

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