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Old wheels and bumper info needed

Old wheels and bumper info needed

Old 10-24-2017, 02:50 PM
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Default Old wheels and bumper info needed

I've fixed and upgraded an old RC of mine, Ishipla Monster (see the Childhood RC thread, can't link yet). So far I've noted many similarities with Tamiya RCs of the same age, but I don't know much about these.

I would like a new bumper (I remember I broke mine 5 minutes into my first ever run back then ) and I think Tamiya's could fit according to pictures, but I want to be sure before ordering one even if they're cheap.

Anyone here with a Hornet/Grasshopper could measure the spacing between the bumper holes? I would also like to have numbers with the 3rd one in the front.

Here's the underside of my car:

1.85 inch (47 mm)

I would also like more tires/wheels options . But is there any adapters (or wheels?) available for these kinds of axles, for say, modern wheels (12mm hex?).

Front wheels axles look pretty standard (I've put a bearing instead of a bushing). Now that I look at it and from what I've seen in my research, it's wrongly assembled. When I got it back it had both bushings behind the wheel, so I did the same, but those should be one on each side. I will fix this.

But this look like a pretty unique setup in the rear:

If I have to do it custom, I'm wondering what would be the best way:
  • Bringing the aluminum part to a machine shop and reproduce it with an hex on the end
  • Drilling the axle, and puting a pin + hex.

Any other suggestions? Thanks everyone!
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Old 10-29-2017, 04:38 PM
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Woah. Thanks a lot! Your help is really appreciated!
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