bjorklo

Kyosho Optima Mid Restoration

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So I have now done most of the things i mention in my last update. I think the tires are lost in the mail, so I will do them if they ever arrive, if not I do think these hybrid tires do a great job. I also did some changes on the decals so now I’m very happy with how they turned out, so will for sure not get a new body and decals to this one.

First I started with mounting the front swaybar. I had to remove the front bumper and loosen up the suspension arm mount in order to get the swaybar slipped into place.

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For the rear swaybar I had to loosen up the aluminum part that holds the upper arms in order to be able to screw on the mounts. Yeah I know I should have mounted the swaybar during the build, but since this is not standard for the mid, it was not in the manual, so therefore I kind of forgot about them.

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Since I have electronics in this car I needed to make a hole for the antenna, this luckily was in the manual, so it was not to hard to figure out where it should be.

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In order to get a nice look between the undercolv and the body I mounted velcro.

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So I then started to fix the decals to get em the way I wanted, as close as possible to box art. I also did some detailing with a marker to get the details on the roof and in the front, which was not supplied as decals from mci. I’m not sure if the originals had em either? I could also mention that I have changed the steering servo and remounted the receiver, just a litte more back on the chassis. This is the end result of this project, I will take new ones if the tires ever shows up, but for now enjoy.

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Beautiful job and yes the tyres look fantastic (Almost as good as OT66’s :D)

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On 4/26/2019 at 10:58 PM, bjorklo said:

I noticed that I was missing one part that is supposed to be between the motor and the alu mount, so if anyone got one spare and would be interested in selling it to me please let me know.

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Nice build @bjorklo !! 

Yeah I've got a spacer.....somewhere , I took it off mine when I swapped over to brushless.

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7 minutes ago, Wooders28 said:

Nice build @bjorklo !! 

Yeah I've got a spacer.....somewhere , I took it off mine when I swapped over to brushless.

Thanks Wooders28. 

If you find it, please let me know. 

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Here is probably the last post in this thread.
Finally I have got the repro tires made by Marwan. I changed to them and also did the tire lettering white as it fits this car real good.

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I also did a little trimming on the decals. I don’t think this looks any nice

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This is how it turned out after I cut out some of the decal.

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