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Vintage wild one modernised rebuild

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First of all a big thank you to all the members that gave me there time and information to help me do this build 🙂

Yesterday afternoon I decided to start the renovation of the wild one my friend gave me. 

So I started on the back arms ect stripping it down cleaning and putting the new parts on ( metal bearings, new oval rear arms ect ) 1770278829_DSC_009201.jpg.291ea5b6c33ace14b0a61878ec7ee1f4.jpg1338937989_DSC_009301.jpg.8785cb29a8fb88cc21cdae5b77845cb3.jpg

It came with some other drive shafts so I took the boots of them as they were in better condition, then dived in to building the new gear box with metal bearings all round. 487628459_DSC_009501.jpg.ab5e9028cbe9a5cf028c7cfb2c46418d.jpg

The old gear box isn't in that bad condition 🙂 

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Then refitted it all back with some new wheels and red nuts ( sons choice ) and a diff gard. 

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Not a bad evening spent 🙂 more will be done tonight. 

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Today I made a protective plate/battery pad at work with some plastic sheeting and foam we use for our brackets to protect the battery from any stones or sharp objects piercing the battery and to keep the dust out plus stop the battery bouncing around. 1867307696_DSC_006301.jpg.14b166a8e447c954a0456fad83e70f80.jpg the battery I'm using 

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I got some foam to protect and pad out the AA batteries in there case to stop it moving. 

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I then fitted the tyres onto the new front wheels when I was home and fit the bearings ready. 

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Then fitted the heat sink with a little modification to two of the fins so the bar can fit in holding it all together. 

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Hopefully tomorrow me and my son will replace the front arms and get the front wheels on 🙂

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Last night we sorted out the front cleaning and replacing the arms ect with new plastic and alloy colour coding it some more 🙂

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Then fitting it back together. 1599236832_DSC_010901.jpg.f9417462088ccad5046b500590b1142e.jpg

It's coming together nicely. 

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Today I only done a few small bits at work, re-soldered the yellow wire as it was falling off and a bit of wire dressing. 1174679846_DSC_011001.jpg.df1985f98fd0c20d6f282baa8b096e41.jpg

Reconditioning the suspension will be next. 

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Taking my time tonight I reconditioned the suspension I could of just cleaned and refilled the shocks but to makes sure I put all new internals in. 

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I'm happy with how they feel now. 

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I fitted the suspension back on and done a little bit more wire dessing on the aerial and fitted some lithium AA's in to. 

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I've got a few small bits left to do when they turn up me and my son have had fun fitting it back together and he's looking forward to me taking out to the forest to drive it🙂

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Yesterday the other set of red wheel nuts turned up and the 20mm blanking grommet so at work this morning I fitted both of them just the tyre pen to turn up now 🙂

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Stopping the dust from getting in. 

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Pretty much complete now. 

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It turned out nicely! Great idea on the battery protector, too.

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On 5/1/2019 at 1:50 PM, Grastens said:

It turned out nicely! Great idea on the battery protector, too.

Thanks 🙂 it's been fun to rebuild, the simple things seem to work the best. 

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