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Old 06-03-2010, 05:45 PM
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yeah, im waiting on another fiero (hopefuly a nib) or a trx3 or tcp
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:57 AM
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I suppose this is a classice traxxas. I just picked it up in a lot of rc ccars n trucks. It's a original traxxas rustler. At first I thought it was a team losi truck as it had losi wheels, buht the quality was pretty bad compared to my rc10t of the same era so i figured it was something cheaper. Runs good, has a very nice old tekin speed control that will most likely end up going in a rc10t I got in the same lot. If anyone is interested in trading I'd be interested in one of the older tamiya kits like a lunchbox or something else old.


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Old 06-04-2010, 05:23 AM
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that is old, looks to be in good shape, id steal the springs run a stiff setup and beat the tar out of it. my old rusty took a chevy s10 doing 30 in a 25 zone to stop it
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:37 PM
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http://s483.photobucket.com/albums/r...anual/?start=0



also includes copys of the:
Warranty Card
Hawk 2 window masks
May 1990 parts list
Traxxas Accessory Sheet (front & back)
Traxxas Order Form
TRX Radio System Components & Accessorys (October 1988)
Operating Instructions Pg 1-4


Also note: because the manual was longer than the scaner the bottom was cut off slightly the only thing missing are the screw list and metric (mm) page ruler.

if anyone needs larger/smaller copies of the featured pages or other manuals drop me a line at fieroman121@gmail.com or send me a pm here on the forums
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Old 06-11-2010, 05:44 PM
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im gonna start a rebuild. my blue eagle hasnt been run in like 2-3 weeks and hasnt been cleaned since its 3rd to last race day which was like 9 weeks ago so its in need of a rebuild, not to mention the tranny is seized, the steering was binding and a few othe misc problems.

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Old 06-11-2010, 06:21 PM
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got the chassis, bulk, front body mount/bulk brace, and the batt cups cleaned and mounted

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Old 06-11-2010, 09:00 PM
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well got more done, rebuilt the front suspension. got started on the steering, cleaned and re-atached the servo mounts, beelcrank and center link, and i ran a layer of ca glue around the high contact a wear points since i noticed the rear was showing a lot of damage.

also a few quick tips: if yove got a vintage trx model that uses the arms found on the eagle, nitro hawk, ls, etc. you can shave off about 1.5-2.5mm off the front arms at the hinge mounting point and fab up a tie bar. those bulkheads from earlier models are notoriously weak and this helps tremendously, ive done it using cf from the mazda speed source rx8 #70 & 69 running the rolex series. another trick is to slip a thin slice of rubber between the front bumper and where it mounts to the chassis, a lot of times the bumpers become deteriorated after so many years and it will stop them from cracking (they almost always fail at the mount point and the rubber has a bit of give to help in case you decide to hit that pole parralel to your running spot





you can see the glue in this pic
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:45 PM
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well got most of it done minus the tranny, thats gonna wait till tomorrow

anyway heres the last pic of the night:

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Old 06-14-2010, 07:50 AM
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got it all back together, looks sharp! my only problem is the diff gear is really rough, needs to be replaced in the near future. other than that it looks great!













also ill be doing a trx-3 build from the ground up since i just got a trx-3 manual in the mail saturday from my favorite ebay store, ultima heaven, and after scanning through it i decided im going to build one from the ground up. so far ive got the battery box, axles, servo mounts, arms (black fronts, white and black rears), wheels (in hot pink) and the front shock tower.

im doing this build based on the premise that you can build a car from the ground up based intirely on parts from the internet and a source of knowledge to tell you what parts you need.

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tranny, shocks (blue big bores perferably), rear tower, tranny hold down, steering assembly, bulkhead, hardware, turnbuckles, rear bearing carriers, bearings, body, wing mounts, wing, and upper & lower chassis deck.

this is gonna be a long drawn out project since ill be buying small amounts of parts here and there since im also going to start a build soon on my pede thats way way out there as far as originality
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look'n good fieroman!
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:25 AM
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I have a original rustler (first two or so years into the production of the, looks kind of like yours, the electronics are all now futaba(tx,rx,servo), a lrp esc, and i cant remember but it has a 19t double wind brushed motor (how I got it) and i havent made any changes to it , and i love bashing the hell out of it as is,But i will upgrade it to xl-5 and titan 12t when i go brushless on my slash and the original rustler red and white body in flawless condition
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:08 PM
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Hi, I have a Nitro Vee from 1996, with the 0.12 engine wich I think it will fit here, it was bought by my father (who wanted a gas boat ( yes I know its nitro), I was 16 and have much fun back then, it had a lot of reliability problems but we like it though. We have been using it till the end of 90s and now I'm trying to restore it a bit to put it on the water again. I remember while studying the career looking at the boat to help me understand the basis of planning boats subjects. I also have a 1997 Blast but it was rarely used. I will post a pic ASAP.
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:27 PM
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well thats cool and all but this is a car thread. at any rate post it up. this thread was feeling like a me, myself, an i thread so whatev
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:10 PM
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I'm sorry I skiped that point.
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:37 PM
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There's an r/c company also based in Texas called Latrax from the mid 1970's Can someone here clarify if Latrax is an ancestor company of Traxxas?[sm=confused.gif]
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:25 PM
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i think so, if i recall they at one point had something to do with traxxas
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:11 PM
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The Traxxas Cat

History - Brand new, box is a little beat up. One of my special vintage Traxxas Rc's



































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Old 06-17-2010, 12:52 AM
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thats trx dirty pictures right there! great cat, they are fun to run with a bit more speed (had the urc cool cat for a while) and i always love seeing them[sm=thumbup.gif]
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Is anyone posting here anymore? I just got bit by the vintage bug the other day when i started thinking about the Bullet i had. What an awesome buggy that was.
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