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Old 09-01-2010, 04:37 PM
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project ferrago is nearly there!! the front suspension is sorted, i have set it to max -ve camber but i think it will be too much.

fx10 front arms modified to fit and check out how close the base of the front shocks get to the top arm (white)

the uprights are from a tamiya madbull and needed to be trimmed so they dont rub .
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:44 PM
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the final of project ferrago!!!!!!!

the wheels are on, the body is on..

the wheels are something i thought i would try... standard madbull wheels painted blue.. then the m-04 beetle wheels i had laying around i have cut the back off and drilled the centre out, then i bonded the 2 together and this is the result.. i kinda like it.. a pain to fit but look totaly different!!!

i love the new stance the box has... the rear axle is way out the back now and the front looks wide and low!!! maybe a bit too much camber though.. roll on sunday for test day!!!!
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:06 PM
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http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_m...6365&sid=14859

I'm too lazy to build it []
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:16 PM
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thats how my rebuilt one started off..

i think you should not only build it but use it!!! my chrome one i now use and friends and family say im mad!!!

it only goes on grass and not fast!!!
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:56 PM
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Ha, why 4 LBs?! (Not saying that you need any reasons for having multiple LBs.. ha!) You plan to build them up for your families or you are just gonna keep them NIBs?!

Finally got mine up and running yesterday. The lavender one belongs to my firend. We were trashing it happily the whole day!!!.
I noticed that whenever the LB is in reverse, the front shocks sink to the bottom to the extend where the inner walls of the front wheels grind the shocks.

The other thing both of us experienced was rear wheel unlocked itself!! Both of us are using Super Stock TZ and BZ respectively.
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:58 PM
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That's normal... just the suspension design of LB..


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I noticed that whenever the LB is in reverse, the front shocks sink to the bottom to the extend where the inner walls of the front wheels grind the shocks.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:41 PM
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just for fun, it needs shocks, wheels and tires, and electronics to run
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:30 PM
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n1_rgnCXKE&feature=related[/youtube]

kinda cool watching the suspension in slow mo
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:26 PM
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Well I've had it in the plastic since 1998 I figured it was about time to unwrap it.
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Old 10-26-2010, 03:14 PM
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good man!!! are you going to paint it and put the decals on?
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:20 PM
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I think so haven't decided on a color ye probably let my boys decide. Haven't decided if I'll drive it yet or not though, may buy a re-release for that.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:27 AM
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what i have done with mine in you situation is buy a body and some decals from a re re and use them, save the vintage ones. if i do use it iget some used wheels and tyres too
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:04 AM
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I think so haven't decided on a color ye probably let my boys decide. Haven't decided if I'll drive it yet or not though, may buy a re-release for that.
No sense saving it since the re-releases are out and so abundant, and if you want to save the body just buy a lexan one (way lighter).
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:36 AM
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I need to post a pic or two from the buildup with my 3 y.o. and the finished product. She likes telling her friends she has a "pink monster truck" at home.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:38 PM
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I had this when I was young and the grasshopper.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:07 AM
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Little late to the party, but I had to get one!!















Just added third shock mod, not taken any pics yet.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:49 AM
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i have a feeling that wont be your last modification,
im still building mine after 3 years! just found a twin rear wheel adapter so i now need 2 more wheels and 2 tyres, i also found me a vintage transmitter and reciever and servos! old acoms, the green heavy box ones.

my next mission is twin shocks and twin front wheels.

maybe this time next year it will be finnished.
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:57 PM
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ill share mine.
i drink alot of coke, so a coke delivery van themed made sense.
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:17 PM
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So after I move to a new place a bunch of my new neighbors are in to the hobby. All of them are in to the stadium truck cool and all but I'm a bit different. Now with my extensive collection I want to make my lunchbox handle a bit better. its plenty of fast for me with the speed star motor and Dynamite tazer 15t esc. Now why Im here. What would be a good suspension set up for the box? Its bone stock other than the motor/esc combo. I'm all exited to have new friends in to the hobby all over again and so will my lunchbox.


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the crp kit is pretty good. and the only one i know of
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:23 AM
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well it all depends how mad you want to go,
in my opinion the ultimate suspesion mod is : oil shocks all round
3rd shock on the rear axle
2.2" wheels with foam inserts
crp front double wishbone suspesion
uprated servo saver and
metal gear steering servo
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:55 AM
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Hi all, thanks largely to the info in this thread I bought a lunchbox for my son for christmas, having had a tamiya frog when i was a kid. I bought everything, but forgot the servo - can I just ask, would something like a Futaba Standard servo (S3003) be OK, and do i need anything else for it - servo horn/saver etc?

Just want to check before placing another order.

thanks for all the info in this thread
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:28 AM
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It will work fine but I put metal gear servo in mine (S3305) and an aftermarket servo saver (stiffer) to take out some play within the steering system.. !

Have fun building it with your son!! Please post pictures when you are done with it!!
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:49 AM
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S3003 is exactly what I have in my (daughter's, actually) Lunchbox. Better than any of the servos I had in my old school tamiyas when they were new...
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Old 11-25-2010, 05:06 AM
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hey, thanks. Can't wait to build it, err i mean, help build it.

Further to the servo question, would a [link=http://www.modelflight.com.au/jr_rc/jr_es_539_servo.htm]JR NES 331[/link] be OK? I can get that at my LHS for about the same as i could import the futaba for.

I am now concerned whether everything will connect together! The radio I bought is [link=http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-radio-xtra-speed-with-receiver-p-31083.html]Xtra Speed[/link], is that likely to suit the lunchbox and either of the servos listed above? (I had assumed mostly universal connections although did get a battery with tamiya connection).

I should have asked this sooner. Anxious because the budget has been maxxed on this already [sm=72_72.gif]

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