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CC01 - in memory of my dad.

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So I wet sanded the entire body and 3-step buffed it.

Wet sanded...

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 Buffed...

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Seen here are the metallic flakes...

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Prepped for masking (again)...

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Painted all the parts that should be in matte black

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Mask off...

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Finishing touches...

Tri-diamond emblem painted and some panel lines.

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Fabricated the lens for the tail lights. Made some grid lines, repainted to clear red and added frosting too

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Finished body and lights installed too...

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Now mounted on the chassis...

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With lights on...

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Is yours running okay without shims?  

Gears are staring to break down on mine.  CC01 has too much play between the ring gear on the diff box and bevel drive gear.  (photo is after fixing the problem with bushings and shims) 

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Not my idea: somebody on youtube suggested putting in two 850 bushings (as spacers) and about 2mm of shims.  The idea is to mesh the gears tightly.  The gears are strong enough, they are just not properly meshed.  

On the neck of bevel driver is also tiny bit of play.  One each on the inside of the outer bearings too, though these two have nothing to do with gear mesh.  

If it's going to stay as a shelf queen, it won't matter though. I wouldn't want to risk running it hard with a beautiful body like that.  Since your gears are pristine, I just thought it'd be a shame to have it carelessly broken down like mine above. 

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1 hour ago, Juggular said:

Is yours running okay without shims?  

Gears are staring to break down on mine.  CC01 has too much play between the ring gear on the diff box and bevel drive gear.  (photo is after fixing the problem with bushings and shims) 

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Not my idea: somebody on youtube suggested putting in two 850 bushings (as spacers) and about 2mm of shims.  The idea is to mesh the gears tightly.  The gears are strong enough, they are just not properly meshed.  

On the neck of bevel driver is also tiny bit of play.  One each on the inside of the outer bearings too, though these two have nothing to do with gear mesh.  

If it's going to stay as a shelf queen, it won't matter though. I wouldn't want to risk running it hard with a beautiful body like that.  Since your gears are pristine, I just thought it'd be a shame to have it carelessly broken down like mine above. 

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I have actually done a similar remedy to mine. after seeing some tips like this. I don't have shims available at the moment so instead, I put an 850 & 1150 bushings to stop the play.

 

Thanks for the added tips by the way. :)

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So some parts arrived in yesterday...

Rear suspension link, aluminum shock and suspension link mount, aluminum servo mount, bead-lock metal wheels.

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Installed...

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Aluminum servo mount...

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Bead lock wheels...

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Installed a fan for the motor. I fabricated a CF plate to mount the fan onto it...

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With the new wheels...

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Still waiting for new aluminum parts for the front suspension and YR aluminum steering set. Will update soon. :)

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Looking good with the new wheels, the complete result is really great. Why do you install a fan for the motor? Do you have thermal problems or just nice to have?

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3 hours ago, Aerobert said:

Looking good with the new wheels, the complete result is really great. Why do you install a fan for the motor? Do you have thermal problems or just nice to have?

Oh it's just a something I have and I wanted to make it useful. Actually no heating problems at all even without the fan but still looks cool though. 😊

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So I've had this pair of shock mounts since last March and I have never really decided whether to use it or not. 
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I was contemplating on creating holes on the rear part of the chassis to install this but the 100mm shocks doesn't need to stretch out in the back like it needs in front. But since the original mount of the CC01 is plastic, I decided to use this aluminum mounts and place it sideways. In that way, it can be adjusted to many setting. Forward, backward, higher or lower. The result is great. 

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I also installed strut bars using some spare adjustable links I had, front and rear. It actually helped a lot in stiffening the chassis.

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Went crawling with my daughter yesterday at a park...

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Still waiting for a few mod parts though. 
Overall, I love this kit! :)

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Awesome paint job!

Sorry for the nooby question, but what is this 3 step buffing you refer to?

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17 hours ago, Juggernut said:

Awesome paint job!

Sorry for the nooby question, but what is this 3 step buffing you refer to?

Compound buffing to remove sanded marks, swirl and haze removal buffing to remove swirls from compound buffing, polish buffing to finish off the surface and leave the paint job shinny.

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Bought new sets of 100mm (grey) and 110mm (blue) shocks to replace the front dampers. The middle one is the nicest of the three. Better rebound and very smooth damping.

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The ESC and servo are waterproof but the RX isn't. So I ordered a case for the RX and fabricated a new ESC tray from a 2mm carbon fiber plate. Re-arranged the wires and concealed what I could to make it look cleaner.

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Went crawling today with the bigger crawlers (Axial, Traxxas, AE, etc). My CC01 was surprisingly good. Although it couldn't crawl up the very steep areas but it still manage to get to most areas in the mini mountain.

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Aluminum parts for front suspension and steering arrived today...

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Time to install them...

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Did a lot of grinding on the lower arms to achieve longer rebound.

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