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Old 12-26-2014, 05:55 AM   #946
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Nice wheels, they are always hard to find.
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Old 12-26-2014, 06:40 AM   #947
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I think I have a whole box of 2 hole wheels.
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Old 12-26-2014, 10:25 AM   #948
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The front suspension is not standard 12E, but the rest of the car certainly looks like it's all 12E to me.
I'm pretty sure it's been modded, Tony used to work a TnT hobbies in Plano, TX back in the day, don't think he EVER built anything stock.
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Old 12-26-2014, 10:36 AM   #949
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Nice wheels, they are always hard to find.
Might have to find tires and mount them myself. Wonder if the diameter is the same? Bear in mind I haven't really been into RC cars for a decade or so,and things have really, really changed.
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:53 PM   #950
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I'm building an rc truck, and I found these 2 1/12 scale chassis in my stash of rc stuff. I cannot for the life of me remember what these were
As others have said the black one is a Parma Panther, basically a Jomac Lightning 2000 with black plastics instead of Jomacs blue, and a different top deck. Parma followed this with the Suspension Panther, same front end and pod, but a black fibreglass saddle pack chassis and a separate T-piece for rear suspension.
The one on the right as others have said started life as an Associated RC12E, but with a new front end and a custom made chassis plate to mount the front end on the chassis.

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I need to get parts...bearings and tires/wheels.
Bearings are easy, sizes haven't changed after all these years. Modern front wheels will go straight on, for rear wheels you have 3 options. Firstly, you can drill and tap two extra holes in each hub. Secondly, replace the hubs or even complete diffs with modern ones. Finally, and the easiest option, use RC4less tyres, their wheels have a six hole mounting pattern so they fit on both 3 hole and 2 hole hubs.
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Sir, you are my hero..thanks for the link!!
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Old 02-19-2015, 11:06 AM   #952
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Someone have seen this early 1/12 diff before?
Left wheel and hub is Thorp. Right wheel and diff assembly I never have seen before.
What´s different to any other old diff, the diff uses a hub what is secured to the rear axle by a setscrew. The right thicker area is not rear axle but the diff hub, so thrust bearing and lock nut are very large diameter. Same as 1/8 scale parts.
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That is a Leisure diff. It was one of the first on the market, beating Associated by several months. That thrust washer was used in AE's first diff as well. The smaller ones didn't become common until the 3 bolt hub came on the scene.
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Is it possible Leisure sold such diff but was not the original manufacturer? Someone told me he have the same diff what came in a MRP box.

The left side wheel and the matching 3 bolt hub at the picture was manufactured by Thorp. Used also at left and right side at the early solid rear axle, at the Thorp car, Leisure and others. So is it maybe a very early Thorp diff using different wheels for left side and diff and sold also by other manufacturers?
I know there had been an other Thorp diff what used same wheels for left and right side, maybe this was made later then.
It is just something I think of, maybe I´m wrong also.
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Someone have seen this early 1/12 diff before?
Left wheel and hub is Thorp. Right wheel and diff assembly I never have seen before.
What´s different to any other old diff, the diff uses a hub what is secured to the rear axle by a setscrew. The right thicker area is not rear axle but the diff hub, so thrust bearing and lock nut are very large diameter. Same as 1/8 scale parts.
The wheels aren't MRP, but I know that the diff assembly is the same as what MRP used to supply for a upgrade.
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Do you remember when Leisure and MRP started selling this diff?
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I purchased this diff in Leisure packaging on the recommendation of Neal McCurdy in 1980 or so. It went into my first car, an RC12E, because AE did not have a diff available at that time. The wheels are Thorp, the diff is not.
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Do you remember when Leisure and MRP started selling this diff?
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I purchased this diff in Leisure packaging on the recommendation of Neal McCurdy in 1980 or so. It went into my first car, an RC12E, because AE did not have a diff available at that time. The wheels are Thorp, the diff is not.
Yes I'd have to agree, 1980 sounds about right.
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I made an carbon version of tamiya porsche 956.
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JUST SHOWING OFF WHAT I HAVE DONE.
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Forgot the pics.
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