R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-22-2008, 08:32 PM   #106
Moderator
 
roadrashracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Green Bay, Wi
Posts: 12,858
Trader Rating: 76 (100%+)
Default

bump
roadrashracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2008, 04:44 AM   #107
Tech Fanatic
 
fabolousRC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Jakarta...lah
Posts: 933
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to fabolousRC Send a message via Yahoo to fabolousRC
Default

I had a Turbo Optima Mid and a Turbo Optima chain drive but I ended up selling them over the past months or so. I still have another Turbo Optima with Belt Conversion from Stinger Mk.2, a Super Champ and a Porsche 959. Pictures will come as soon as I get back to Asia next month
__________________
Tamiya DB01 Durga\Kyosho Lazer ZX-5\Kyosho Turbo Optima

Lex Tyler Paints \ Norcal Hobbies \ Bay Area Peninsula R/C Club
fabolousRC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2008, 12:00 PM   #108
Tech Addict
 
foolio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 732
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default Some mostly vintage shots

Kyosho Turbo Optima (feat. Lazer ZX5 SP). Hope you enjoy!
Attached Thumbnails
The vintage offroad thread-dscn0617.jpg   The vintage offroad thread-dscn0618.jpg   The vintage offroad thread-dscn0610.jpg   The vintage offroad thread-dscn0612.jpg   The vintage offroad thread-dscn0616.jpg  

foolio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2008, 03:02 PM   #109
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Denver CO
Posts: 69
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

I know someone who is selling a vintage Optima (he claims it was a Javelin) for $40. I've always wanted to get an Optima Mid since I had one as a kid, but don't really have any emotional attachment to the original Optima. Alas, the original Javelin body has been discarded.

It has the belt drive upgrade, a broken A-arm, Mid wheels, and what appears to be a Mid body. If it still runs (besides the A-arm), are there any thoughts on if it's worth at least $40 in the open market?
Attached Thumbnails
The vintage offroad thread-optima.jpg   The vintage offroad thread-optima1.jpg  
mr_bungle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2008, 05:35 PM   #110
Moderator
 
roadrashracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Green Bay, Wi
Posts: 12,858
Trader Rating: 76 (100%+)
Default

check ebay, its worth what people are willing to pay for it.
roadrashracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2008, 05:57 PM   #111
Tech Addict
 
foolio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 732
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_bungle View Post
I know someone who is selling a vintage Optima (he claims it was a Javelin) for $40. I've always wanted to get an Optima Mid since I had one as a kid, but don't really have any emotional attachment to the original Optima. Alas, the original Javelin body has been discarded.

It has the belt drive upgrade, a broken A-arm, Mid wheels, and what appears to be a Mid body. If it still runs (besides the A-arm), are there any thoughts on if it's worth at least $40 in the open market?
It's hard to tell from the pictures you posted but if you clean that thing up a bit and make it look nice, you might be able to get upwards of $100 if the right buyer is looking. I would ditch that green body or put it in a separate picture. Make the chassis look as clean and original as possible. You might even separate the wheels and tires and photo them separately. Clean the dirt off them. Most potential buyers of this car want it for the same reason you want a Mid...nostalgia. They will probably want it to look as close to boxart as possible so minimal restoration is required.
foolio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2008, 08:31 PM   #112
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Denver CO
Posts: 69
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Thanks for the responses...I did check Ebay before posting and there is limited availability of Optimas on there, so it's difficult to make an apples to apples comparison with this one.

What I'll likely do is purchase the vehicle to sell the rolling chassis, then save the wheels / body for my eventual Mid purchase for spares.
mr_bungle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2008, 06:50 PM   #113
Tech Master
 
Kropy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: In a van down by the river
Posts: 1,763
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Kropy
Default

I stumbled upon someone selling a Rough Rider, Any one interested can follow the link. http://forums.londonrc.com/showthread.php?t=24810
__________________
Dale "Kropy" Kropaczewski
Kolors by Kropy
Postman, Save a spot on the stand for me
Kropy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2008, 07:15 PM   #114
Tech Elite
 
jamminnay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: IL
Posts: 2,012
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to jamminnay Send a message via MSN to jamminnay
Default

there is a place here in my town that has tons of older rc stuff.. they have tons of bodies but not real sure what kinds.. here is there number if anyone wants to give them a call. (217) 359-1909
jamminnay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 03:02 PM   #115
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Edmonds, AZ
Posts: 287
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

I've got a pretty good vintage collection myself. I started the hobby in about 1990 for a few years, then off, then back on in 2000-2001 then moved to where there were no tracks so I've been out for a while. After coming back to Tucson I stumbled upon competition hobbies and their incredibly awesome facility and I've been working to restore most of what I have......

Original XXX-T - raced this in 2000, just converted to brushless and lipo, racing it tonight for the first time in 8 years.
RC10B3 - raced this in 2000 too. My XL2p died so I'm waiting on a new radio for it.
Team Losi LXT - got new in 1993, fully operational still.
Team Losi JRX-pro SE - in excellent condition, just got it for free from a buddy. It's all there, I'm just waiting on my new radio for it and I will race it.
Team Losi JRX-pro - was originally a JRX-T, but I converted to a buggy when I got my LX-T. Debating converting it back.
Team Losi Junior T - Got it for free from my buddy along with the jrx-pro SE. It needs a body, wheels, outdrives, a shock, and other misc parts. I'm debating whether it's worth getting together or just using for parts for my other cars.

Here is the fleet:

Toddzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2009, 01:29 AM   #116
Tech Master
 
rcjunkie3000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NORCAL
Posts: 1,072
Trader Rating: 94 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fabolousRC View Post
I had a Turbo Optima Mid and a Turbo Optima chain drive but I ended up selling them over the past months or so. I still have another Turbo Optima with Belt Conversion from Stinger Mk.2, a Super Champ and a Porsche 959. Pictures will come as soon as I get back to Asia next month
Hey fabolousRC, here is one of your old rides. He sold this one to me back in September 08. The old Optima Mid runner is currently RTR (ready to restore).

Before: Photo from FabolousRC right before he sold it to me.


Work in progress: I still have to remove bit of paint off the rear wing. The display body will be a Marwan repro shell.
__________________
RCJunkie3000 - Gonzo69 Paints / Lex Tyler Paints / Norcal Hobbies
http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-items-sale-trade/344416-rcjunkie3000s-garage-sale-batteries-escs-chargers-cars-accessories-etc.html
rcjunkie3000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2009, 10:49 AM   #117
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Edmonds, AZ
Posts: 287
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Interesting, how do you remove paint without hurting the body?
Toddzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2009, 04:02 PM   #118
Tech Regular
 
show&go's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Saginaw, MI
Posts: 254
Trader Rating: 43 (100%+)
Default

You can use brake fluid, just spread it around with a brush and let it sit for a while, you may have do it a couple times to get all the paint, but it does work. Also have heard of people using nitro fuel to remove the paint also.
show&go is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2009, 08:59 AM   #119
Moderator
 
roadrashracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Green Bay, Wi
Posts: 12,858
Trader Rating: 76 (100%+)
Default

bump

I also have an lexon driver for an rc10 and some old brushes in packages. pm me if interested
roadrashracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Radio Control Hobbies & Raceway - Waterbury, CT. Scrubb Northeast Racing Forum 30574 12-11-2017 04:56 AM
QCRCCC OFF-ROAD RACING emer Manila Racers 16543 04-08-2016 01:31 AM
Vintage RC Club oldskul Manila Racers 4637 01-19-2016 02:13 AM
The Big Locked Thread donitaROSE Manila Racers 89718 03-26-2015 08:17 AM
2009 VINTAGE OFFROAD NATIONALS OFFICIAL THREAD SEPT 18-20TH Erich Reichert Electric Off-Road 156 09-26-2009 12:02 AM
Timberline Raceway 2009 Offroad Thread fish4check Kansas/Missouri Racing 76 08-19-2009 06:08 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 02:33 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net