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Old 12-21-2007, 09:28 PM
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Kyle,
my raco looks a lot like yours mine has the different body I tore it all down and in the process of a full detail rebuild and will post pictures when finished
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:00 PM
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I cant wait to see it.

Question: I was wondering if anyone has ever studded or made skis of something like that for a jacrabbit?
Old 12-22-2007, 02:03 AM
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I live in florida dont need skis but it wouldnt be hard to make some
Old 12-29-2007, 12:07 AM
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I recently stumbled on a large quarter scale and am pretty sure that it is a Raco Jac-Rabbit. The guy wants $300 for it and I am really thinking about buying it. It needs some bearings and a Servo. I am not really sure I havent checked it out yet to the full extent the other thing that it needs are some shocks and springs. Are there any places to find the shocks and springs? I work for a hobby shop so the bearings and servos shouldnt be to big of a deal. It has a Zenoah on it that is probably original. I saw it run in around July and think that it should run again if I put an effort into it. The guy that has it lowered it to sit around 1/2" off the ground. I would like to raise it back up is that possible?
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:51 AM
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I learned the raco buggies are pretty much just good for collectors or fun runners, not enough suspention tuning to compete in todays racing,
I am in the process of restoring one and parts are just a hit or miss on ebay and places like this, lucky they made 1000's of the buggies,
300.00 ... depends, if it needs a lot of work I would say 300 is borderline, if it just needed radio gear then sure,
The racos seem to be brutes and people beat them hard the shocks go out and are dry the trailing arm tubes get all bent up, you get the idea.
Perhaps since the one you like is sprint it's not beat as hard,
I guess it depends on how much you like it and want to hunt for parts if it is worth it to you
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Old 12-29-2007, 11:10 AM
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I wouldnt be racing it I dont even race my seven nitro cars. I would just like to get it up off the ground so it is more use able to go across a yard. I would try and jump it or anything. I wouldnt say that that needs a lot of work but those are the major things that I am trying take care of. Was there one that was made at the shop like a spring car or did some one modify it to make it like this?
Old 12-29-2007, 11:36 PM
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What you have is like when in the old school days we turned the RC 10 into a sprint car for oval dirt racing but it was a buggy,
The roll cage on yous is like on mine they called that one the Road runner the Jac Rabbit had a different roll cage,
But the factory sent cars out in whatever way they had parts to build them,
People put the extra links on the rear of the raco buggies to get the suspension travel down and it might help the weak rear trailing arms the raco's have,
Here is a picture of the dirt car raco offered, but I dont see the rear links on it in this picture.



Seems the raco dirt car could have came with wider front rims, the rest of the pan is the same.

If you remove the rear links then it will basically be a buggy again,
Raco's use big sealed bearings and are very tough if you take care and rebuild it will serve many years as a fun runner,
Like I said these cars are brutes and that one while a bit dirty doesn't seem to beat I say if you dig it buy it,
Once you clean it up and get it all RTR it will be worth more than you have in it so you cant loose.
Old 01-04-2008, 10:32 PM
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I threw together some metal skis today and strapped them on. I'll post some pictures and test it tomorrow. I'm still not sure what do at the back. Any suggestions?
Old 01-04-2008, 11:53 PM
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I have seen people use small chain you get at the hardware store on the tires it looks pretty cool,
you could also use spikes on the tires
Old 01-05-2008, 09:11 AM
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What do you mean by chains?
Old 01-05-2008, 09:35 AM
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Like this,



I have been some thinking and might sell my Raco [sm=71_71.gif]

Cheers,
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:39 AM
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That's pretty cool. What would I call it if I wanted to buy it?
Old 01-05-2008, 10:12 AM
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If you go in a hardware store ask for small chain they have it on spools, like for hanging stuff
you will see a small one that the links are twisted, easy to work with pliers,
I suggest two pieces across the wheel where this fellow does one.
Old 01-05-2008, 10:15 AM
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Last question. What do you mean by two pieces across the wheel? Also how much of it do you think I'd need?
Old 01-05-2008, 10:29 AM
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yea, sounded weird to me when I typed it,
look at the pic, see he has 8 pieces going across the wheel, well use two lenghts of chain side by side on each of the 8 lengths across, my idea was to bulk it up more like the chain is the paddle of a paddle tire,
What you want is something to dig into the snow, if it's ice you would need more like spikes,
look at what real cars do and just copy it,
Also they sell spikes and things for shoes that might be worth a look
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:56 PM
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I just made the chains and put them on. I didn't go with the double chain idea but put bigger chain on instead. I will test it within the hour and report back later. I know that there not very good pictures, my camera has no flash.
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Old 01-05-2008, 05:32 PM
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That looks great!
now that I see it on yours and that is the chain I was talking about & You didnt need double chain,
The skis need to move a little like the wheel turning round but not all the way around,
It's gonna steer like a snowmoble so it should be a blast to drive.
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:40 AM
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I tried it last night and it worked fairly good, the only thing is I need to make runners for the skis. I have some plastic stuff I'll mount to the bottom.
Old 01-26-2008, 08:14 PM
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The reason I haven't talked for so long is all the snow melted at my house and we just got it back so I had no where to test drive. I am vary happy with the chains but the skis didn't work. I put the plastic on for runners and that seemed to work good, the only thing is the skis stick to the snow so you'll just sit there spinning the tires. I have some thin plastic I'm going to put on and hopefully those will work like ski skins and reduce the friction.

Also why is no one posting anything? It seems like its just me and The13bats keeping this thread alive.
Old 01-26-2008, 08:25 PM
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I agree,,, The raco jac Rabbit is a legend in it's self, and there is very little talk of them anymore. check out www.quarterscalelegends.com There is some talk of them there.
Old 01-26-2008, 10:10 PM
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Default RE: Raco Jac Rabbit

ORIGINAL: kylepotatoes
Also why is no one posting anything? It seems like its just me and The13bats keeping this thread alive.
My guess because none of us have Raco stuff since they don't exist anymore ?

Just a guess...........

Nice cars, but rare.
Old 01-26-2008, 10:23 PM
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I would have to say www.quarterscalelegends.com is the place to go to find out about anything Raco. Its one of the only places that has any info on them.
Old 01-26-2008, 10:30 PM
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They have been out of manufacture for what well over 10 years now,

You see them go thru Ebay the nice ones are getting pricey and then the cheap ones are so trashed,
Just in my time with them I learned the self appointed net Raco guru is just out to cheat people so that could turn people against them

The are a very well built very tough buggy but the design in old and simple,

I have mine up for sale I think it's still listed here or I need to go renew the ad

think about it in 40 years they will be worth thousands like the old 40's thether cars are today
Old 01-28-2008, 04:14 PM
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I would like one of the Stadium Off-Road cars but I've never even seen one for sale. Even pictures of it are hard to come by.
Old 01-28-2008, 10:57 PM
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Ok here are some picks of my JAIL BIRD friends raco jac rabbit witch as far as im conserded is now mine i dont want it nor do i care to run it im jsut planning on restoring it and selling it on ebay with the money id like to buy something more modern and yes another 5th scale im leaning toward the new FG baja my friend has one and it looks great

either way here are some picks im going to clean her up make her look real nice and see what happen, i havent seen one sell on ebay but could some one tell me what these things are fetching on ebay in good shape??? just wondering before i go threw the trouble of cleaning it up and geting it working again

PLEASE i dont wanna get this thread deleted since its starting to get some good info PLEASE DO NOT MAKE OFFERS since i will no be selling it nor do i plan on selling it threw RCU











PS i know its a LONG SHOT but does anyone have a link to a exploded veiw of the car so i know what is where when i tear down the car

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