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Old 11-30-2016, 08:26 AM   #1
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Hi, and hello from not so sunny- rather wintery Surrey UK.

I've been a long term tamiya fan, started as a kid with a Subaru brat and delved into drifting for a little while with a highly modified DF-03ra chassis. My Son wants a CR-01 for Christmas so I'll help him with the build but I couldn't help myself and I've bought one too - a second hand one that needs a little love but I'm sure I can get it up and running.

This brings me to my first question, I need a replacement rear prop shaft and will get the Carbon steel hop up but at this stage I'm not sure if this is the 85mm or 95mm variant? Any ideas?
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Old 11-30-2016, 11:24 AM   #2
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Congrats. Share some pictures of your truck. Also share pictures when you help your son build his. These things are fun trucks because they're different.
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Old 11-30-2016, 12:30 PM   #3
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Thanks guys, much appreciated.

As it's a Christmas present the photos are a way off yet but I've got some cool things planned that I'll get photos up for
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Old 11-30-2016, 01:30 PM   #4
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I can't take credit for the photo but this is the second hand one I've just bought
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Old 12-02-2016, 12:16 PM   #5
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So..... I've been watching all of matteo's rc movies on YouTube - I'm sure you're all familiar. I'm now brimming with ideas on upgrades and have a few custom bodyshell ideas. My sons rock socker kit is all wrapped up and ready for Christmas, I can't wait - LOL. My used cr-01 should be with me on Monday, so I've got a full strip down planned for one of the days next week. Bought a few bits and bobs so I'll add the pics when they arrive.
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:47 PM   #6
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Got a little experiment going on. Had a 1/12 scale shell and an axial honcho rear end lying around so I started piecing things together. Long way to go yet tho....



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Old 01-24-2017, 02:28 PM   #7
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Off to a great start!
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Old 01-25-2017, 06:21 AM   #8
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I've got a lot further now, had to trim a fair bit off in the corners for clearance but I'm seriously liking this! I'm not sure on colour, thinking either camel yellow or ps-3 blue. I think the yellow and black theme will be better - any suggestions?

Also much preferring the size of the standard cr-01 kit wheels but I know performance wise they leave a lot to be desired - outside tyre diameter is 122mm does anyone know of a decent 2.2 tyre that is maximum 120mm? I fitted some 1.9's but it looks hideous!!! Anyway here's the progress pics:





Will be concentrating on the finer detail now....
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Old 01-27-2017, 09:16 AM   #9
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Nearly finished, just need to hook the lights up and get an interior sorted. Amazing what a bit of colour can do!




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Old 01-28-2017, 09:21 AM   #10
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Indeed - that thing's a beast!

On a side note, Proline Hammers or 2.2 Flat Irons and Losi Rock Beasts or Claws are the tire dimension you are looking for. All good tires. I believe that they are all out of production at this point, but can still be found on Ebay and also pop up used from time to time. Tamiya's own cliff Climbers are an improvement, but not exactly great tires.
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Old 01-28-2017, 10:46 AM   #11
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Truck looks great! Can't wait to build my Bronco CR-01.
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Old 01-28-2017, 11:11 AM   #12
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Thanks oSRC, think I'm going to get some flat irons. I've got some voodoo klr's coming in 1.9 and I've been told these are a similar dimension so may wait for them to arrive before ordering.

My scx has rock beasts fitted and it was kicking the Tamiyas ass today. Those vice crawlers are really bad tyres!
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:21 PM   #13
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Few pics from the local hangout.

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Old 02-07-2017, 02:24 PM   #14
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And a vid


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Old 02-08-2017, 07:56 AM   #15
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. Those vice crawlers are really bad tyres!
Yes. Yes they are......
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Old 04-05-2017, 02:46 PM   #16
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Good looking rig, love the Cruiser cab with bed and Camel Yellow! Great to spend time building and crawling with your son too!
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