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mtbkym01's project thread - Latest “Early Vintage Rough Rider”

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My old school esc’s, RX’s And Servos turned up today, so I will be able to finish off the Edinger when I get a bit of time in the next couple days.

I refurbished some vintage Motors today, 2 are not true to label (1 isn’t even vintage :ph34r:) but will still look the part in whatever they end up in as shelfers.

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I changed the RX that I originally fitted to one that accepts “J” type connectors (the one I first fitted was a “G” type), and also got the Vintage Futaba MC110 ESC fitted, all I now need to do is get some nice pictures out in the Sunshine and the “Edinger” will be basically done (Just some fibre battery straps to be tracked down)

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The order of MCI motor decals shown above also included a Losi Junior 2 decal sheet so as I could decorate mine

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The “Revolution Jr’s Choice” motor above has been fitted into the back of it too, a perfect match B)

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The “finished” result for the “Edinger”. I am pretty stoked how this has turned out, as it was pretty bad at the start, and for it to be a true original survivor makes it all that more special

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Feel free to post comments and thoughts

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As one project moves off of the workbench and onto the shelf, another must replace it. After learning what differentiates Rough Rider variances, I’ve been able to establish that this one is an early vintage. I was given this from another 1/8 racer a few years ago who knew I was also into old school RC’s. It has a lexan body, and a couple broken parts, but overall is very complete and in pretty good condition. Anyway, here’s what I’m starting with:

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Great find. Looks in very good condition - nothing snapped or broken that are obvious in the photos.

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3 hours ago, Superluminal said:

Great find. Looks in very good condition - nothing snapped or broken that are obvious in the photos.

Correct, 1 ball end is broken but that’s about it, lots of silicone sealer around the radio box and gear box

*edit - oh and the front bumper

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Rough Rider has been stripped and started cleaning metal parts, and reassembly started. Some “early vintage” tell tale parts

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Going back together

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Had to remanufacture all the cross members on the front end as the originals were a bit bent, and funnily enough had been engraved with the original owners (I assume) name, address, and phone number :huh:

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I rewired the motor (Another early vintage sign), the can is in excellent condition, and fitted to gearbox

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Thats where I’m at for now, paint has been ordered for the body, got a scheme in mind that I’m hoping I can achieve. The radio box will need a bit of tidying up, lots of scratches and lots of silicone sealant. The rear end also had a lot of sealer, but wasn’t too bad to clean off

 

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