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Old 02-02-2006, 02:15 AM
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Default Shiny Aluminum RC 10

Well for some this may be a little bit of a repeat. :blink: I rescued an old RC 10 with a black anodized aluminum chassis and white nylon bitties. It was all rock chipped and painted with black paint something like tremclad in a can and somebody apparently used a large brush and didn't disassemble it first! :puke: The paint was on absolutely everything - over the motor, shocks and springs, you name it, it was ugly. The poor thing had household wiring soldered to the motor leads, some piece of wire for an antenna. automotive grease in the diff and (I'm guessing) melted into the bearings - they felt like honey had been melted into them.
Anyway after degreasing, stripping paint w. easy off,dying parts black w. clothing dye, machining the scratches out of the chassis/skid plates, sanding polishing w. abrasives & Brasso* and replacing many parts w. new stuff from Tower Hobbies....Here's what I got so far:

No "before photos" here's the old body and the only white nylon part I didn't dye



Here's the car w. a modded up RC10 B-4 body












Here's all the goodies that have gone into it so far:



I have yet to settle on rims/tires but I think I'll go with stadium truck rims and narrow them as there's more choices available, any coments or suggestions would be appreciated thanks guys! :chug:

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Old 02-02-2006, 02:32 AM
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:nice:
Looks very good man.
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awesome!! :chug:

odd thing is, all black and a shiny metal like that it looks like a sort of premium grade modern buggy, rather than an old skool classic... :blink:

love that sticker on the back (hows my driving? 1-800-eat-dirt) :lolbeat:

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nice rescue. too many of those things get to that point and either thrown away or tossed in the attic once the owner realizes what he's done. the old 10 is still a good design, if a bit dated.

does yours have the funky 6-gear tranny, or has it been updated?
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Stu, the RC10 I've got is from '93 apparently a team car, it does have the stealth tranny - which is good because it was used in so many models and is still available to this day so I was able to replace certain parts! :nice:

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Looks sweet, are you going to trim that front alum piece to match your new tube mounting postition?
I love the look, I might have to strip mine down like that(it too was painted)
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Yes I' going to trim down the front to be not as high and narrower. I've trimmed down the rear motor mount above the "bumper" sticker it used to be square and I trimmed it like this / As well the motor mount was visible peaking out ,at the top, behind of the three slots in the skid plate. Yesterday I added aluminum body posts had to cut/drill and tap 'em to fit but it looks better! BTW Kevin if you do want to strip down your chassis I'ld let you know what I did & used just let me know :nice:

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Now thats a sweet ride cambodian tire.. I cant believe I missed this thread... I love the tub chassis also.. Got any more pics?:D
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Hey how's it going? I'll have more photos in a few days, got to go till then....Thanks for the coments! :nice:


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OK it's been a little more than a few days but here are the updates for anybody who cares:


OK if you look closely you'll see the new seals of the shock rebuild kit :lol:



Far shot:


Front end:



Just to show the reflection :lol:


and lastly the new aluminum body posts:




Nothing too exciting but the front end looks better now?!? I bought some Spaz Stix chrome paint but I didn't realise that I need to buy some kind of plastic prep paint before painting the chrome! :blink: I tried out the chrome paint on a scrap piece of lexan it looked impressive but rubbed right off. BTW I also tried it on a piece of glass and it was indistinguishable from a mirror - crazy stuff! My intention for the body is to paint a tire "tread racing stripe" w. Clear blue and other trime w. clear bue and then back everthing w. chrome paint, keeping w. the metalic blue chrome theme.... Just a thought?! :blink:

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