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Old 02-16-2020, 11:17 PM   #1
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I picked up this CC01 recently and took it on as a little project to build sort of a small comp worthy IFS rig. Letís see how it pans out.




There were a few things broken on it but oh well. Iím doing a complete overhaul. I wonít be using this Jeep body so that will go aside for another project.



Time to tear down the CC01 and begin the improvements.




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Old 02-16-2020, 11:20 PM   #2
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It needs better steering. So this piece needs to go.


Filed it down nice and cleanly.


I made my own front upper control arms from threaded rod and Traxxas ball ends. So much smother and less slop. More articulations as well.


Front brick wall removed.



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Old 02-17-2020, 05:57 AM   #3
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Nice! You found yourself a unicorn. Look forward to seeing what else you modify.


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Old 02-17-2020, 12:43 PM   #4
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Yeah..awesome ...found myself one too lately. Eager to see what comes next. I would say steering rack ;)
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Old 02-19-2020, 06:22 AM   #5
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Thanks,

I forgot how fun it was working on these little beasts.
Some goodies going into this.



I splurged for the more expensive Square RC steering. Iíve done GPM, Yeah and Square and though the price isnít worth it honestly, it is the best quality and most sturdy.



I brushed up on my Japanese


Some of the stock CC01 parts donít need to be changed out such as the plastic Cs and the plastic lower control arms BUT the plastic knuckles are big, bulky and a weak point. Aluminum is the way to go. Ball bearings installed too.


When the option is Tamiya, always go Tamiya. Good quality steel CVDs.


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RC4WD 4:1 GRU and Tamiya stubby Acto motor is a great great combo for torque and crawl control yet still keeps a slight wheel speed. The stubby motor fits in the stock spot with no cutting. They are super rare motors and very hard to find.






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Old 02-19-2020, 06:52 AM   #6
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Square rc ....sweet ! But a hefty price tag :O anyhow Tamiya is the way to go considered cvds ...nice build so far
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Old 02-19-2020, 07:06 AM   #7
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That motor with a GRU is absolutely perfect for the CC chassis. I was lucky enough to find three. If I ever drive them long enough to wear them out, I'd love to send them to JRH to see if they can be rebuilt...stronger of course.

Always love a CC01 build...
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Old 02-19-2020, 09:33 AM   #8
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Your tamiya motor is so greatI also want one, but it has stopped production. Is there any substitute?

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Old 02-19-2020, 03:31 PM   #9
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Looks like a good project! Might have to try making a few things with the traxxas rod ends for mine. Nice idea. I have a hard time justifying spending money on this chassis, so I prefer to make when ever possible.
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Square rc ....sweet ! But a hefty price tag :O anyhow Tamiya is the way to go considered cvds ...nice build so far
Yes the Square stuff is pricey but itís better quality than the others. Not worth the extra $40 but what the heck. The Tamiya CVDs are with every penny though.

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That motor with a GRU is absolutely perfect for the CC chassis. I was lucky enough to find three. If I ever drive them long enough to wear them out, I'd love to send them to JRH to see if they can be rebuilt...stronger of course.

Always love a CC01 build...
Such a great motor. I stumbled on one years ago and put it in my other cc01 with a 4:1 GRU. Wow I was impressed. I have a total of 5 of them. 4 including this one are brand new. If you find one, scoop it up. They arenít cheap but so perfectly matched with the GRU and CC01

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Iím not sure of a direct substitute. I just picked one up after installing this one. I searched eBay and found one new from japan. Sometimes we get lucky.

Tamiya 53251 is the part number.

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Looks like a good project! Might have to try making a few things with the traxxas rod ends for mine. Nice idea. I have a hard time justifying spending money on this chassis, so I prefer to make when ever possible.
I agree so I had those ball ends lying around. Itís a nice free parts box upgrade. Some things had to be purchased but Iím happy with the free stuff too.
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Old 02-20-2020, 05:17 AM   #11
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Old school 3Racing mini LST shocks modified with Traxxas ball ends.


The springs may not be stiff enough depending on what body I go with. But for now stock springs.


Rear 4 link. Adjustable.



Coming together. Custom bullet proof drive shaft as well.


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Old school 3Racing mini LST shocks modified with Traxxas ball ends.


The springs may not be stiff enough depending on what body I go with. But for now stock springs.

How is the suspension travel? With the compressed coil springs, the travel looks limited. Not sure though.
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How is the suspension travel? With the compressed coil springs, the travel looks limited. Not sure though.


Yes the shocks have full travel. They are about 70mm and a nice adjustable and smooth oil filled damper.


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Electronics all dialed in and tidied up



I didnít want to use the jeep bod that came with this as I wanted something true to IFS. It was either the Amigo or FJ Cruiser. Since I only have like 7 FJ Cruisers, I figured one more wouldnít hurt.

Now Iíve had this body laying around forever. I also have the larger Nikko FJC body too but I chose this one for the odd proportions. It is a little narrower and has a pretty good approach angle as the front bumper curves inward. The wheelbase is a little shorter too.

The color scheme is odd but I started to detail the body lines and think of some ideas.




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Nice... Haven't seen a set of those Losi tires in a long time. Rock Bashers? Is that right? I remember them being banned back in the day for some reason.

I sold off 2 of mine, and now I miss them....just ordered the Hilux version to mess around with. I think it's a little more true to the IFS than the others. It's too bad the CC02 isn't what we all were hoping it was...
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I really like how this is turning out and that body looks really nice, paint scheme and all. Nice work!


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Nice... Haven't seen a set of those Losi tires in a long time. Rock Bashers? Is that right? I remember them being banned back in the day for some reason.

I sold off 2 of mine, and now I miss them....just ordered the Hilux version to mess around with. I think it's a little more true to the IFS than the others. It's too bad the CC02 isn't what we all were hoping it was...


Oh nice. I like the Hilux version. Have fun with it. CC02 looks a little ehhhh I canít explain. I may pick one up just to see.
Yes Losi Bashers were banned as they were kinda cheater tires back then. But now thereís so many better tires overall. I just happen to have these so they went on.


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I really like how this is turning out and that body looks really nice, paint scheme and all. Nice work!


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Soooo I wasnít feeling the paint being half red and half silver and I grabbed a can of dark matte grey to paint the whole truck but then I had an idea. Stay tuned. Been working on this one a good part of the day.


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I was about to break this body down and start painting. I picked a dark matte grey and then I had an idea.

Scrap the paint and try to make this red and silver pop. I think it looks pretty good.

Now to mount the body and fab up a flat belly skid plate and some rocker guards.




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I think you chose wisely! Looks flipping amazing in that scheme! Nice work!


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