Model: (Click to see more) 99998: Kyosho
Status: Project
Date: 16-Apr-2012
Comments: 9
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Well this one kinda fell together! The chassis sat on ebay for a while so I snatched it up. I came with Hot Trick arms and front bumper support, CRP wheels and was missing some chassis parts. The gears were also heavily worn/stripped so they were replaced with a new counter gear from an Ultima (plastic) and a used Thorp center gear. I found some gold shocks for the rear from a Slingshot to complete the suspension. Dave sent me this body, I'm sure it must be from Parma, thanks Dave! I tried to remove the paint, but it was applied very thick so I have decided to keep it instead. I cleaned it a and touched up some of the gold trim, and I am pleased with its looks. I plan to run it in the yard with modern electronics, but have stalled because I am still missing the servo mounting plate. Enjoy this blast from the past!




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Comments

Road Burner

16-Apr-2012

Thanks for the info JWeston. I like the Desert Dog too, it's so sleek!

Wyoming

16-Apr-2012

I kinda remember those shells, nice to see one survive

sof101

16-Apr-2012

nice buggy i love period hop ups and that shell is definitely different very retro cool !!

davepettigrew

16-Apr-2012

nice to see the shell in use i have bumpers and gear covers if you are in need

Road Burner

16-Apr-2012

Thanks Dave, I have a gear cover it just needs to be opened a little because I moved the spur back about 1mm to accommodate the Thorp drive gear (I don't have the matching other gear). Funny how this body went together well with this project with not modifications/alterations, complete with the Hot Trick sticker!

scollins

17-Apr-2012

Looks a bit like a tamiya fire dragon, Jim.....

kyosho_collector

17-Apr-2012

Sweet! No need to remove that paint, it is very appropriate for the period and very fitting!

Road Burner

17-Apr-2012

Thanks guys, since the photos I have replaced the front shock mount with a Turbo Optima piece to drop the front end.

MAD-BEE

17-Apr-2012

Wicked!!


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