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All fitted onto chassis

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the only broken part I found on the whole car was the rear body post cross member, I used some Tamiya ABS cement to glue it back together, job done

31803493747_11c22bc6af_k.jpg9195FD2B-FCA1-4570-B589-36B4B62C513A by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

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Tidied up the wiring, far out I forgot what it was like to have to deal with extra wires for the heat sink :)

39779826773_f1a698c3b4_k.jpgBBFEDA8C-643F-4335-B49F-30864B081A1F by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

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So, that’s basically everything back together, just time for wheels and tyres, decided some nice gold lock nuts for the wheels were in order 

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And for the front, actual bearings ;)

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Sitting on its wheels

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The sun is shining and it’s heading to 42 degrees Celsius today, so some photos on the lawn are in order

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32869780428_21a0f30e51_k.jpgFDE0723D-29C1-44DF-BE07-893BA9B9ABCE by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

46692244882_80be56c1ea_k.jpgF52434C2-5AE2-4A06-8633-6FF24AC879E6 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

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Although I don’t have a transmitter to suit, I’m tempted to plug in a battery and move the mechanical speedy a bit to see its wheels turn, would just have to find a battery with a Tamiya plug ;)

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So the body took just over 2 years to complete, and I got the chassis done in just over 2 days :lol:

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So the MB is off the work bench, and the CR01 back on, thought I better show it finished too, took me about 5 mins to fit the extension wire for the light bar :blink:

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Ok, the “resto” bug has well and truely bitten me, despite having a number of NIB kits to build, Ikm wanting to work through my projects that have been accumulating over the last 8 or so years, next up is a Turbo Optima, with the Option house belt drive conversion. 

31832394467_948a1343e8_k.jpg5046A641-D13E-4FD8-8723-A6F5006D78F2 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

On the rear are original wheels, on the front are hot shot wheels (black mounting hubs were just pressed onto the axles up to the original hexes, I’m thinking this would’ve almost been

45858947135_eb402aaccf_z.jpgB53EA6DA-DB8E-417F-9D42-837FF55C42AD by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

The original wheels are pretty beat up, not sure exactly how I’m gonna get them looking acceptable yet, I do have another pair of original wheels that will replace the hotshot wheels which are rather mint.

31832394087_ca274a3250_z.jpg631A5798-1221-4A4B-8EA2-50A671A314AF by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

The strip down is underway, this thing has definitely lived a hard life, not sure what’s going on with the shocks or where they’re from, and it has such a mismatch of screws used throughout, I’m actually thinking a lot of the crews will be replaced with Tamiya variants as it’s rebuilt.

31832393777_34fdf67d1b_z.jpg1C39577B-A461-490A-A635-1C9F8738797C by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

All stripped down to a pile of parts, I have a lot of Optima parts (from my original Optima restoration from a number of years ago) and once all this is cleaned,  I will be comparing the parts and using the best ones to rebuild, then what’s left will get assembled and sold off as a project for someone.

31832393477_68d74c5f2f_k.jpgD4C3BF84-9F1E-4351-8D1B-AB061BF99D9E by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

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A quick resto on those rashed up wheels, has return not bad results, a bit of wet sanding, and they’re close to the good wheels

46745080872_1c0d2291e1_k.jpg981E5D73-DF60-414E-B6DB-142BA86A6CCD by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

I also already had a completed set of used Option House tyres, 2 of them are a little more used than the other 2, but should look ok once tyre lettering is done, I’m trying to not spend much on this resto, already have bought a body and decals years ago from Marwan, and had to order a stabiliser set, so am trying to not spend any more.

46745079162_83e7aba558_k.jpg44E33756-5950-43B5-A140-B51D78AB36B1 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

I also had a new set of bearings to suit, so will use them on this build despite degreasing and cleaning the originals, they can go into the parts car that I will sell off.

46745080332_a719ac6dbf_k.jpg815D7C35-B7F6-411B-BD8C-6F3A5101297A by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

46745079902_e3481b3cc7_k.jpgF132759C-9DA7-46C6-A92A-DD11172478AD by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

Rebuild has begun, still more aluminium rejuvenating to be done, and will be waiting a week or 2 for the stabiliser set from O/S, so not a whole lot more will get done for a little bit

39832338543_8a7b6a18d7_k.jpg391187FA-E1BE-4A8B-952A-689F3C731C4F by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

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Hmm, brain just had a thought, the parts car Optima (that is still in parts :rolleyes:) could quite easily become a Javelin yeah? I like to think I’m fairly familiar with these old K cars, but can anyone confirm if the only differences between the Original Optima and Javelin is simply the cage instead of the body? At least that is my understanding

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Been working around the part that is delayed due to waiting for parts, got a bit more done. I’m using some option house shocks I bought a while ago, which are not quite period correct, but are at least genuine Kyosho parts. Think I’m basically at a standstill now until the stabiliser arrives.

32947296528_a4d77f42a6_k.jpgF63F0AAD-028C-4900-9AA7-E3911EEC37F5 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

46097920884_c180fd040f_k.jpg87C2B793-66E2-4A06-A11A-3DB11FD5E262 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

39857940483_53604923ca_k.jpg38A215F5-F908-421C-A7CB-913DF859AAA5 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

39857939723_9d0b159910_z.jpg9CE438D4-17B8-4849-A753-8CA9A30058FA by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

32947298758_da7189a368_k.jpgDC8C3504-6C49-4F1D-B0C5-FF4771920092 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

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Also, in the meantime, I’ve restickered the body on my original frog (the body is a factory finished version purchased by the original owner whilst in Japan) with the “correct” ones from MCI

46780833012_79e8a83f7f_k.jpgEC4508F7-A528-4E2D-9B38-09AC20B52E05 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

46833058051_70a38289ca_k.jpg16DF3D71-BAF3-4C19-AE09-E1BA42F71ED4 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

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Coming along great! Looking forward to the Optima, i have always wanted a Kyosho buggy :) 

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On 9/11/2016 at 10:37 PM, mtbkym01 said:

This weekend I built my RM01, this was the first build where I completed the body before I started on the chassis, I see the merit in doing this, coz once the chassis is done, the build is done. This one got a hop up pitch damper, nice little car, looking forward to giving it a run at my LHS M05 track

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That is a lovely, lovely shell. Is that the TOMS 84C? Tamiya really did the business with that one.

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6 minutes ago, Yalson said:

That is a lovely, lovely shell. Is that the TOMS 84C? Tamiya really did the business with that one.

Correct, yes it’s a great looking shell

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Probably even less interest than the Turbo Optima here, but I’ve started on this Traxxas Bullet, this was given to me from a RC10 guru, it’s obvious where the inspiration for this one comes from. I normally wouldn’t :blink: start another rebuild whilst in the midst of another, but I’m almost finished holidays, and feel like I’ve got some real momentum going at the moment so want to continue. Anyway, here’s some pics for the sake of it

46802070292_2d6bdcfeba_k.jpgA954B18D-C747-42DD-AB12-D26AEAA75705 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

46802069502_8ed0e8d103_k.jpg795BFA23-0767-4D70-A563-A2781E065FD1 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

Hmm, front shock tower will need straightening

46802069212_9d4bdd5839_k.jpgF0E80E9B-48FD-462E-828C-81AA2878655B by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

This could pose a problem, not sure where I’ll find a new gear case, gonna think about what I can do here :angry:

46802068792_d2b851ba31_k.jpg7F708357-02DC-4F87-9442-005BF012A835 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

I’ve seen diffs like this before :huh:

46802068122_da652d8ecf_k.jpg18F8A1F1-D608-4148-86D7-F8410BD80B27 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

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2 hours ago, mtbkym01 said:

45c here today, so what better time to try out the peroxide whitening trick on the plastics

 

Hi Kym,  loving your work as always Mate.

How's this...... I tried some PS painting outside last weekend when it was 40c + here.  I couldn't work out why I was getting no coverage after several coats.  The PS can was very hot from the sun and spraying from about 200mm away, it was drying before it was hitting the surface.  I ended up with a powdery white mess and had to re-do.  :(

Moral... don't paint outside if it's 40c    

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3 hours ago, Thommo said:

Hi Kym,  loving your work as always Mate.

How's this...... I tried some PS painting outside last weekend when it was 40c + here.  I couldn't work out why I was getting no coverage after several coats.  The PS can was very hot from the sun and spraying from about 200mm away, it was drying before it was hitting the surface.  I ended up with a powdery white mess and had to re-do.  :(

Moral... don't paint outside if it's 40c    

Far out mate, yeah it’s too hot , got to 46.6c today, crazy stuff. Decided against the gold,gonna go with metallic blue, will be interesting to see how it turns out.

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I should add, I got 2 bodies with the car originally, but the “new” one has yellowed quite significantly as per the pic further up, I’m thinking it’ll go a blue/green once painted with Metallic Blue.

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Rebuild has begun, using different reference photos off the net, coz I can’t find a manual online, and didn’t really take much notice when disassembling it

45944872585_b32331154b_k.jpgC55C8900-893C-4469-B283-674E9FA1BAC1 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

46859465711_c2e0bc45fe_k.jpg95B1178A-3205-4D5D-BCB9-24BE4F11ABE3 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

I also got the body painted, it looks very dark inside, but not bad in the sun

46859466141_038abdaf07_k.jpg7B813BB2-1D30-4FA2-A431-7C132B0B7664 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

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Been hard at it

45952406045_7c777505b9_k.jpg991F659E-04BC-4D38-AC54-1E0E96BDE7AE by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

45952404015_c5695e6cda_k.jpg5B1E26A6-C258-44E2-B64B-336FDD27E9B0 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

3 Racing shocks for a Kyosho ZX5 that I’ve had for years fir nicely

46141874394_477e4bd750_k.jpg6813303B-7388-45C0-935F-49E3B85EB93A by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

45952403455_3ea8863512_k.jpgF4DD3ED3-1EAD-4D56-A52E-93CD39681A89 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

46141873984_3d391c1e36_k.jpgC6231535-A43F-46A5-8A76-4DE81391903C by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

46814766092_75941a4b30_k.jpgE5832B85-0443-4C08-AF33-C83CD9CBF5AB by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

46814765652_e5b097ecf7_k.jpg8EC3D368-9390-49B8-BB1A-C5EA8A0C03EF by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

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46814765112_198f6ea3c3_k.jpg3941BA1D-93E7-4163-97FE-1207677E0303 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

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Ive put an Associated Stock Motor in it, and am still thinking about esc etc.

Traxxas Stampede front steering blocks and axles should be at my LHS today with any luck, which will let me run the Hex front wheels.

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Just discovered your thread, and I am loving the vehicles you are working on! Good job!

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16 hours ago, mongoose1983 said:

Just discovered your thread, and I am loving the vehicles you are working on! Good job!

Thanks Erich, I’ve got more in the pipeline too, maybe something right up your alley, A Marui Big Bear project.

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I picked up the parts required for the front end, decided to use the steering blocks for the Bandit rather than the Stampede, as they use an 850 bearing, rather than an 1150, which makes them not as tall. I will still need to shave them down a bit to fit into the C Hub by a couple mm, but I’m certain this is gonna work, and let me run the hex front wheels

46823186922_e424d4841a_k.jpg2C17122E-ABB7-4C55-8BB6-D59C1A290E79 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

31933906887_9c008b69b0_k.jpg79F36BE2-350E-4905-8766-34D954CAB135 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

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10 hours ago, mtbkym01 said:

I’ve got more in the pipeline too, maybe something right up your alley, A Marui Big Bear project.

A BIG BEAR and a Sledgehammer is something I would definitely LOVE to see! :)

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Ok, this post will be pic heavy as I go through the process of converting the front end to takes hex wheels:

I shaved down the steering blocks so as they’d fit into the C Hubs, as I’d expected I’d have to do

46152426034_fdfc7aee15_k.jpgB36E4507-F4DE-4C8E-B7DB-4091ED97F661 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

39912412393_3081444473_k.jpg19B8E1A5-E24E-4238-8616-5564F5CE9500 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

Next, I needed to open up the king pin hole so as the pin would fit

39912411583_66274aa7fc_k.jpgC69A3C61-6096-4D40-A803-C836554897C5 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

This caused the pin to actually (very slightly) touch the axle, which impeded its ability to spin freely. By using a long screw and a nyloc nut gives the clearance I needed. The screw is obviously very slightly smaller than the pin

The next issue I discovered was the steering block hitting the C Hub when turned, so I had to shave down the C Hub to give some clearance

39912411833_aab5430762_k.jpgF7872701-30FF-407F-ABC6-809EDFB40763 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

The C Hub on the left is the standard one, the right has been modified

46152425534_bb31167c08_k.jpg4772F7DB-19EC-4A15-A895-C177554B3672 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

This gets it all assembled, but the steering throw is still restricted

39912411033_b7c0c59bcb_k.jpgF05A17BB-EF3B-44CA-8AE8-1E0A4DEF06FD by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

39912410753_791455e519_k.jpgAA332716-8956-4DC0-B72E-956E79098775 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

Now in all honesty, this isn’t really an issue, because the buggy won’t be able to be run anyway, as it has a broken rear gearcase, and is missing the steering servo/front upper chassis brace (here’s where I wish I had the skill and means to be able to design and 3D print the parts I need), so at this point, the buggy gets to sit on the shelf looking like it was once supposed to. I’ve ordered the Traxxas Bandit C Hubs from my LHS to have a fiddle with to see how that may change the situation. 

Here it is with wheels on, I’m gonna have a look through my spares at rear springs to find something a bit longer or harder as these are a little soft and lower the rear ride height compared to the front

46152425054_878932b638_k.jpg05EEA838-20B6-43D7-83E0-D5B0E119C573 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

39912410323_29ae5f1a02_k.jpgD0FD3BA5-F34C-49BD-B7EE-C01B5161E401 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

So into the morning sunshine for a couple “Glamour Pics”

39912409883_247a1df3d5_k.jpg5625D2E3-84DE-4F45-B779-B59A5DBEC8AA by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

46152424084_06d5045bac_k.jpg39F236DB-FD4B-42C9-94BF-05AAADB514DA by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

39912408853_dba39653b6_k.jpg41512E56-8024-45BF-B584-424A0E49F864 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

So onto the shelf, to sit amongst its “era mates”

39912408183_6a832c639e_k.jpgADD0BDC8-D2C8-4FA5-8980-FE5B74924930 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

46152423314_f4f7ecd43b_k.jpg668301BC-130A-469E-8714-5564415F8213 by Kym mtbkym01, on Flickr

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