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From almost Trash to barely Treasure — Sonic Fighter

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Following the success of my Striker Overkill, I've had this car in pieces in my parts boxes, it was mainly a donnor/parts car, since the Junkyard RadFox is going so well, I decided to do the same with this.

The premise here, is to buy the least amount of new parts possible, and use what I have to take this as far as I can.

Fist off, drivetrain:
I've installed a new set of Falcon gears
I've had a pair of Thorpe outdrives laying around that I knew would fit the transmission, but no dog bones.

Trying to use everything I have on hand, I had a spare set of TRAXXAS Stampede axles, I cut the cup off the Thorpe out drive, made a flat spot on both sides of it, slide in the Traxxas yoke, two set screws and voila. I also had to cut down the drive shafts, but it worked like a charm, way better than the plastic drive cups that it had.

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A bit of progress on the project Sonic Fighter, got my GPM aluminum knuckles and hex adapters, mounted them on the CRP arms, and added a bit of a roof to the Sonic Fighters hideous cage, it changes the side profile a bit....😁

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Finally painted the chassis and body with Krylon Dark Metal, it looks pretty good for a car that was halfway to the garbage bin😁

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Coming along nicely, had to reconfigure the front shock mounting position, the CRP arms, do not work with the stock Sonic shock tower, but I’ll figure it out😁, started building it and I think I’m liking this better than my Striker👍892188FD-E778-4CF5-9661-3565999EB917.thumb.jpeg.1daed175b548e7c2bbd16ac955c05d27.jpeg

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A bit more done today, mounted longer front axles in order to clear the shocks, so the final width for the front is 9 inches and 9.5 inches in the rear.....I have to order some rear arms and shock towers, they’re all cracked and busted🙄😁

thw wheels are Tamiya 5 spokes 2 piece, in their Narrow wide Config, and pre-runner Tires, the front were narrowed to give it that 2wd buggy look.

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Finally finished and ready to go, I recycled an old Futaba servo and added a Hobbywing ESC.

The steering needed some finagling, once it was all sorted out, added some decals and voila.....Sweet custom TAMIYA Sonic Fighter, I really like this buggy more than my Striker.😁

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The colour is perfect. Really a cool looking buggy. I was never a fan of the Sonic Fighter but this one I would take. 

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What difference a roof makes! Great colour, also never really liked the Sonic Fighter but yours is definitely cool 😎 

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"The premise here, is to buy the least amount of new parts possible, and use what I have to take this as far as I can"

a quote from technica2001.

it truly is what my intentions are on every build, there's one problem, i do not listen to my self well:D

that is a really rad buggy 

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On 3/19/2020 at 8:37 AM, ACCEL said:

"The premise here, is to buy the least amount of new parts possible, and use what I have to take this as far as I can"

a quote from technica2001.

it truly is what my intentions are on every build, there's one problem, i do not listen to my self well:D

that is a really rad buggy 

I bought: NEW

Wheels and tires 
CRP arms, because I can’t stand the stock ones CRP front brace/bumper
Fast Eddies ball bearings
New Tamiya  Falcon gears                                New Rear Shock tower

I still paid a pretty penny getting it to this point,😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣

 

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