Model: (Click to see more) 99988: Losi
Status: Restored
Date: 14-May-2019
Comments: 7
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This stunning Jrx2 is finally finished! I have been looking out for this buggy for a few years now but finding parts or spares for the jrx2 is near to impossible especially in the United Kingdom but this year it has finally paid off and I am very proud to have finished this and add it to my collection. I have been working on this for a fare few months and have sourced the electronics from the USA and salvaged parts from as far as Australia to complete this build but this is why I love this hobby! To recreate as perfect as you possibly can a vintage superstar of a car.
This Jrx2 is fitted with a super rare Novak NER-2X receiver and a Novak Esc rooster both are in near new condition I had to source these parts from the USA. I decided on a 540 can with a orange end cap too as I wanted to keep with the orange scheme. The can is a MPS FDT stock motor from the early 90's. I also sourced a replica body and painted this as box art. As you can see there is a fare bit of time involved in the masking up and use of masking tape to achieve the reguired paint lines. The decals are replicas of a very high standerd but very thin so placing them in postion correctly was a definite, no second chance of peeling them off and reaplying them.
The Jrx2 is a very rare racing car indeed they don't othen turn up and the carbon chassis plate is worth a small fortune in mint condition. The Jrx2 was a two wheel drive racer from 1989 1990 winning its national championships and is a breaking point for rc design! it features easy adjustment of ride and total adjustment on the track which is very quick and easy. Making it an ideal racer. It's super light weight and the gearbox is very quick to replace and to adjust the clutch. A true wonder of the rc world and forgotten by most.
Hope you members Injoy a super blast from the past.

2 1 Classic box art! A new in box vintage Novak rooster. The process of masking and detailing! This is a very rewarding stage! Cut by hand and carefully placed. A perfect adition to compliment a super car. Vintage gear cover.

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Comments

scollins

15-May-2019

That Jrx2 looks fantastic, you are right- this is an important car in the R/C history timeline. I was in college when this came out on the market and was really popular on the track close to where I was going to school. Not all of us have forgotten!!

Pinpoint

15-May-2019

Thank you SCOLLINS, much respect.

scoobybooster

15-May-2019

Nice one! Good to see also it has still the original link arms on the rear as many of these have been convertet to H-arms sooner or later, I have one of these ,too, still hunting for the last bits to complete. Agree, parts sourcing outside US is almost impossible, but it's well worth to be patient.

Pinpoint

15-May-2019

Hi SCOOBYBOOSTER, to date this is by far one of the hardest projects to complete as you stated there is near to no second hand parts for sale in the UK.
Thanks.

emspjay

15-May-2019

Awesome restoration!! I remember these came out when I was in middle school. I purchased one of these and a JRXT a few years back but never restored them and ended up selling them. Wish I would have kept them the JRXT had the original box.

17-May-2019

I have many JRX2's, I sourced most of my parts from an Australian ex racer
These are one of my favourite vintage cars, I am working on a mid motor JRX2 currently

Pinpoint

17-May-2019

Thanks EMSPJAY I look forward to seeing you mid motor version sounds awesome ant totally unique best of luck and kind regards.
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