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Old 01-17-2017, 07:56 AM   #261
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Thank You She'll be in my heart and memories forever.

Lots of memories.
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Old 06-10-2017, 07:32 PM   #262
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It had been a while since this one was on the road, so I threw her in the truck today and took her to town with me. I thought I'd stop by the lake/park on the way home and get in a few wheelies .... but Catwoman and the 'Jockey had another dance in mind. I rolled it out into the road and nailed it ... crazy fish-tailin' every time. I turned up the TSM (gyro) on the Tx and hit it again. Arrow-straight launches, but still lots of tire spin. It was just too dry and dusty. So I was just zipping up and down the road, and as I turned around I gassed it a little heavy and it cut loose and drifted thru the U-ey like a sprint car. WOW, didn't know it would do THAT.
So I rolled thru the dirt to "dust" the tires, turned the TSM up to about 2/3, and laid into the throttle and bumped the wheel. It felt like the World of Outlaws. (I don't know any "drift" references) I finished off the batteries doin' donuts and spirals and figure 8's .... sideways the whole time. Totally FUN stuff. Now I want to find a slick concrete lot to play "drifter".


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Selena picked up a new toy for her nephew .....



...can we say Pow Pow PowerWheels.



The Orlandoo is just about the right size.



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I havnt posted on RCC in what seems like 2 years. But I just read this entire thread. Amazing work. Makes me want to post my scale drag truck up.
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I havnt posted on RCC in what seems like 2 years. But I just read this entire thread. Amazing work. Makes me want to post my scale drag truck up.
Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. I had a lot of fun building this rig.
Good to have you back in the crowd, now let's see that truck of yours.



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Old 02-14-2018, 08:36 PM   #266
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Well, with nicer weather on the way, I figured it was time to put some new tread on the rear of the 'Jockey. Hey, the tires I built it with were 30+ years old when they got back on the pavement, and ....



let's face it, they're a bit worn. I had grabbed a pair of HPI V-groove, pro-compound 2.2's for the pro-stock bike project (that one is back in the box for now) and I recently ordered in another set of the Jato wheels. The HPI's tread matches the trucks front tires, so I decided to stretch them onto the Jato's ....



and the Pro-compound should hook up nicely. I went with a little different plan this time. Instead of wrapping the wheels with just tape, I started with a layer of cork roadbed for HO train track, then wrapped a few layers of tape to fill the rest.



After cutting the beads out and stretching them over the 2.8 wheels, they end up 93-mm tall and 50-mm wide, 2-mm taller than the old ones and same width.



And now the tread matches on all 4 tires .....



and the new tires still fill up 45% of the rear track width.



I'll need to make some test hits, but I expect the launches will get even better than before.
So far, I like 'em.

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Fantastic build!

As I just mentioned in TBs No Prep GNX thread, great use of a classic chassis!

Glad you did this build thread! It looks awesome! I would have never envisioned an antique 1/12th scale carpet car could look this good!


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Fantastic build!

As I just mentioned in TBs No Prep GNX thread, great use of a classic chassis!

Glad you did this build thread! It looks awesome! I would have never envisioned an antique 1/12th scale carpet car could look this good!


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Thanks Brian It really has a funny back-story, huh. And it has a special place in my heart. I started out scraping up something better than my little Pumpkin crawler to put in front of the boat trailer. Had no idea at the beginning what it would morph into. I try to have fun building all of my rigs and this "Weekend War-wagon" really was! I just wish they hadn't roughed up the hiway by the house, so I could (easily) drive it more. Glad you enjoyed the thread.


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