Model: 99998: Kyosho
Status: Restored
Date: 5-Jul-2012
Comments: 21
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This is my restored Kyosho Ultima . I got the basic project in trade from Dante77 ( thanks Christian ) . I have bought many new parts for this and a big thanks goes out to Richard , Ralf, Lauri, Myles , Andy and Mike who are Eddystone , Schwanz, Winniez, Tamiyoman , Stickerbod and Gr2fltp respectively - a major thanks for all of your help and input . I wanted to keep this more less stock 'box art' with MSC etc. and I also salvaged / repaired , resprayed & redecalled the original body shell & wing that came in the project as anyone who knows me will know I like a challenge and I hate to bin anything really . I have a front & rear stabilizer kit on there and also a rear motor guard to finish off the chassis nicely . I hope you guys like it and your comments are welcome *** BTW I am looking for an original Kyosho stick battery for display for this with the correct Kyosho clip end on it ***







A lovely stance on this original body etc

Comments

ukzz4iroc

5-Jul-2012

Awesome Kev- great attention to detail. Also, you're sig request has been authorised. Get it shared. (BTW used to drive one of these and they go really well!)

Road Burner

5-Jul-2012

wow, great job!

R/CVET

5-Jul-2012

Great looking classic!

KEV THE REV

5-Jul-2012

Thanks guys , @Felix , I'm too scared to run it right now , but maybe later

MAD-BEE

5-Jul-2012

The 1987 world champ! WICKED!!!!
Nice job Kev this looks great!
I am a big fan of the Ultima its such a neat design! The body that swings back and that cool chassis and class vintage suspension!
Awesome buggy!
I love my Ultima its one of my favourites!
The box art is the way to go on these! love the Ultima in box art!!

Yours looks perfect mate!!
Cheers buddy!

3-Speed

5-Jul-2012

Awesome, love the driver details!

KEV THE REV

5-Jul-2012

Thanks again guys , yes James I always wanted one as I just loved the look . I saw Steve (scollins) do a resto a few years back and it got me hooked , now I have one too

gr2fltp

5-Jul-2012

Admire your enthuisiasm Kev and the well deserved results, what's next?

KEV THE REV

5-Jul-2012

Well Mike , I am toying around with a Raider truck chassis which is sporting a Frankenstein King BF shell which I'm hoping to complete as either an Ironman Ivan style truck - or a Monster Robbie Gordon style truck - it is on the slab as we speak . I made the chassis from old stuff lying around , and an eBay Raider project I bought just to get the red damper collars from it for this Ultima -stay tooned

ShayD

5-Jul-2012

Wow. really nice Kev ... Great job! ... You must be very pleased with this one ...

KEV THE REV

5-Jul-2012

Thanks Shay , yes I am , very pleased - you know yourself from your projects how much work goes into any resto. , and it's good to be satisfied with the outcome

sludgeguts

5-Jul-2012

Awesome job you've done on that. Really does look nice.

Eddystone

5-Jul-2012

Nice work Kev - very nice work. The vintage Ultima is still one of the best looking buggies ever in my opinion.

KEV THE REV

5-Jul-2012

Thanks guys , thanks for the help Richard on this project and in the past with my Outlaw Ultima much appreciated

stickerbod

5-Jul-2012

Very nice Kev, does remind me of a mini 5b

hammerstien

5-Jul-2012

thats one hell of a restore and such a great buggy to have as well love it and wow

KEV THE REV

5-Jul-2012

Thanks guys , I guess that could be where they got their inspiration from Andy

viperchief

5-Jul-2012

SUPERB! That is a fantastic-looking buggy!

Road Burner

6-Jul-2012

The Ultima and 5b are indeed of the same designer, I forgot his name but he worked for Kyosho, and currently HPI. So it's fair to say the the 5b essentially is an Ultima, just blown up with a mid engine!! RC Car Action did an article a while back about it.

Dante77

6-Jul-2012

Hey Kev!
Wow, what a great job you've done! Can't believe this is the same shell I've sent you! Love it!
BTW, the HPI Baja 5B was designed by the same guy, Mr. Kogawa

KEV THE REV

6-Jul-2012

Thanks guys , yes Christian it is the very same - lots of work ,but I enjoy that ,very interesting about the designer , never knew that ,thanks


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