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Old 08-12-2007, 11:29 AM
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You Rock Kenny. Just what I was looking for. I've been hearing good things about you through the "Marker Hotline" Keep up the great mini racing there in Omaha. Nice paint job too!

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Old 08-12-2007, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
Here's a car you'll recognise Dec... Belonging to Mr Bain!

Not as muddy as yours, a bit disappointed
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Old 08-12-2007, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Xtant3150c
If you want to try a spool, you can use the stock gear diff to make one.

Simply take one of the 3 spider gears in the diff and put it between the remaining 2 gears and put the cover back on. A lot of the crawler guys do this
with the TLT diffs. It works but is not permanent.

I ran this setup for one race and it worked good. But tire wear was expected and excessive!
will the gear hold or it will just fall off when received an impact???
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:38 AM
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I have a friend who locks up the gears in the diff of his rock climber by putting silly putty in the diff. I have no idea what the effect is or if it would work on a mini.
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:53 AM
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you guys need to cut some yogurt cup bottoms and hot glue them on
the inside to make fender liners.
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Old 08-13-2007, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by kenchan
you guys need to cut some yogurt cup bottoms and hot glue them on
the inside to make fender liners.
Now that's a great idea. I wanna see this too.
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just be careful to put some e-tape on the paint before you
hot melt the cup on there so that the paint doesn't just
pull off the body when the liner is hit or something.

best to widen the amount of paint the hotmelt is adhered to
than concentrated on a narrow area.
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by kenchan
ALL: the SMX body is SOLD!
Kenchan,
Got the body today. Thanks.

I only bought it a copuple days ago, what did you do drive it over and drop it off on my front porch?? In other words, thanks for the super-fast shipping.

Now, I just need to decide how to paint it. I'm thinking about making it a Tamiya Parts & Service van.

Thanks again.
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:40 PM
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thanks again, Hawk!

yah, please post picts of the body when you're done.
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawk6
Kenchan,

Now, I just need to decide how to paint it. I'm thinking about making it a Tamiya Parts & Service van.

Thanks again.
Like this you mean?

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Old 08-13-2007, 07:24 PM
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^^ that's pretty cool. that's the Suzuki RR Wagon? (HPI) ? i had that
body too, long time ago.
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Something like that. I was thinking white body with Tamiya red and blue stars on the front doors "Parts and Serive" under the Tamiya logos, I don't know. Still in the concept phase. But, since the body does not look like a race car, I thought I'd try something different.

Although, this one on tamiyaclub.com looks awesome.
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:44 PM
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^^ dang, that does look awesome!
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:47 PM
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I got a clear body like that I'll sell you for $40. Just joking.
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawk6
Something like that. I was thinking white body with Tamiya red and blue stars on the front doors "Parts and Serive" under the Tamiya logos, I don't know. Still in the concept phase. But, since the body does not look like a race car, I thought I'd try something different.

Although, this one on tamiyaclub.com looks awesome.
If I remember correctly the Tamyia vans in Japan are silver. Let me see if I have a picture.
Sorry no pic of them.
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