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Old 11-04-2007, 09:22 AM
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Default Raco Jac Rabbit

Everyone has read that old Raco JackRabbit Thread that got locked, so i thought we should make a new one. So if have or had a Jac Rabbit post your stories and pictures. Please no selling I do not want this thread to get locked like the old one.

Here are some pictures of mine.
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:47 AM
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It's the Baja 5b's long lost grandad! lol! No, seriously though, I've never seen this car before, but it is so blatantly what the Baja 5b is based on. Were those things any good? ^
Old 11-04-2007, 10:29 AM
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To bad..
The original thread was great!!
It was the reason I got into the LARGE scale R/C.
I started another thread not long after and think it was also locked.. Oh well.
I hope this one lives longer.
Old 11-04-2007, 01:31 PM
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Awesome! I wanted a Jackrabbit about 20 years ago. I think they were about a grand, but being in high school, I needed to save for a real car!
Old 11-06-2007, 10:24 PM
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ORIGINAL: csp1971

Awesome! I wanted a Jackrabbit about 20 years ago. I think they were about a grand, but being in high school, I needed to save for a real car!


Exactly!!!! I was in 5th or 6th grade when I first seen these and I wanted 1 so badly, we would sneak into the library @ the time and look at rc car modeler or Rc action(25yr ago) and drool over the ads for tin the tower hobbies sections......it was alittle over a grand I think @ the time, and now look the BAJA is out and the ole RACO is gone........and for how much they want for the JAck rabbit you can buy a used baja
Old 11-07-2007, 09:02 PM
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Sweet.... New JR Thread
Heres one of mine! I really need to take more pictures of the collection.



Old 11-08-2007, 10:30 PM
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Soo has anyone fit an other wheel or tire on the JR? I was wanting to try the HPI Sand Buster Tires, but they seem to be too big for the JR wheel.
Old 11-09-2007, 01:02 AM
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MAN I HAVE ONE OF THOSE a friend gave it to me about a year ago to see if i could turn it on for him but put it in the garage and never did anything with it since the guy got put in jail for the next 20 something years so basically its mine now in the whole time ive had it ive never bothered to even look twice at it..........HMMMMMMM


is there anyway to still get parts for these things??? the one i have has a good motor i was thinking about converting and boating in a boat but i never got around to it ill post pics tomorrow i havent seen it in a while

PS are these things worth anything??? not gonig to try to sell it here but im just wondering???
Old 11-19-2007, 04:12 PM
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Keep the stories coming. Anything related to Jac Rabbit feel free to share your thoughts, stories and pictures.

Here are some ads I found at www.quarterscalelegends.com.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:42 PM
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Hi,

I just saw on RACO website, http://www.raco.co.at/jackrabitt.html

Maybe you know already but the guy go on retire per dec 31th.

Whoz.

Old 11-19-2007, 10:56 PM
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Hello all,
After many years of playing with all the smaller stuff and doing 1/4 weed boats full tilt
I just bought a Jack Rabbit, always wanted one.

The car was never ran , just sat there looking pretty all this time,
But I will run it,
I have some questions,
The plastic engine case says "US Engines"
I thought these guys came with Zenoahs?

Do these cars have a diff or locked rear?

What parts will break?

Are there cross over parts, for example do people run 1 /10 monster tires on these or is there something better,

I saw there is No selling here, but are you guys allowed to tell me where to go hunt hop up parts or if you have something shoot me a ptivate Email if that is ok,

I know from my hopped up weed boats I must have a tuned pipe,
Do any exit out the rear or will I have to make it?

So I guess give me the Rabbit 101 class,

Thanks
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:26 PM
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Generally the rear is locked. There was a diff option, but very rare. You can tell if you grab the rear wheels. If you can turn one wheel by itself without the other one turning, you just scored a diff $200 part now and days!

US engine is a rare find in it. someone probably changed it at one time.

The part that WILL break is the rear trailing arms. After some hard beating they will snap where the shock mounts. Also be carefull of nose dives off of jumps. This thing needs to be driven over SCALE size jumps, nothing big!

The standard tuned pipe went out the side and around, simular to a smaller nitro car setup.

Good news is that there was a million of those buggies made. There is always one or two on ebay and they are cheap. Parts come around pretty often too.

Have fun!!!
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I have seen a few beat up ones on Ebay,
and a near bare chassie got over 200.00
what was a good price on one like mine, complete , never ran , us engine, 1/4 servos,

Whats the story on the us engine back in my weed boat days zenoah and echo were the good ones

Thanks
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:37 PM
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200-300 for a beat up one that needs some cleaning up and $500-600 for one in very nice condition.
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Cool...I thought so, I did ok, 400.00 and it's in almost new condition,

Looking at pictures I am guessing the side nerf bars were extras, will I be able to find them?

I wont count on it having the diff but wish it did , they are nice

here is a pic



The weed boats were a blast but I just know this thing is gonna really get me going ,
More options with a buggy than a boat.
Old 11-20-2007, 06:02 PM
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thats a nice one. The nerfs were a option that includes the tuned pipe. The whole setup will take some time to find. They came standard on the super mod 1 chassis too, so they are out there........ somewhere
Old 11-21-2007, 09:16 PM
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I got a great deal when I got mine at yard sale for $25 with spare parts. I cleaned the carb, got new gas line and repainted the hood and it was ready to go.
Old 11-21-2007, 09:19 PM
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that is a deal post a pic I would love to see it
Old 11-26-2007, 12:42 AM
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So I seen wheels called New Era posted on ebay said to also fit JR
What other wheels will fit, can for example the clod buster wheels me made to fit a JR?
Thanks
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:18 PM
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Some guy just put a whole bunch of stuff on ebay. Like tires, arms and a roll cage.
Old 12-04-2007, 06:35 PM
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I have noticed that some Jac Rabbits have a chrome roll cage while others have a brassy looking roll cage. Was this an option or is the brassy look whats left of the chrome?
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While I haven't seen all the Raco chrome in person I do know the moldy gold color you are talking about,

I have a set of vintage aftermarket forks on my VW trike that look smoky due to bad prep of the base metal and thin chrome, so if you didn't know they were chrome you might think they were buffed aluminum

Real good chrome plating is not that cheap import flash chrome,

They polish out the metal part you desired to be chrome then copper plate it, that seals the metal and is like primer in a way,
then they polish the copper to a mirror finish and nickel plate that and polish the nickel out,
next is the chrome that in a way is transparent, it will only look as good as the metal under it,

While this process takes time and time is money many places cut corners to save a buck,

My guess is the raco stuff is just thin sloppy chrome plating,

On a side note,
besides the sale section of this site are there other places to post my JR ?

Cheers,
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:19 PM
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On a side note,
besides the sale section of this site are there other places to post my JR ?
The best place would probably be eBay Ithink. You could try selling it locally through a newspaper or something if you wanted.
Old 12-06-2007, 05:24 PM
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While I do use Ebay at times,
I really hate it,
I would rather deal off ebay if I can
I posted it here so that should be good
cheers
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:04 PM
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I know there's more stories and picyures then this! Keep it coming!

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