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Old 07-19-2010, 03:46 PM
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Default Drift Car Build Off - Euro Race Truck

Here's what I'm starting with, a yokomo euro race truck body that I've had laying around for years, an Associated TC4 touring chassis, and a pile of stuff. Considering tilt cab, chicken lights, mirrors and dualies.
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:50 PM
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be sure to post a link to your build in the actual DRIFT CAR BUILDOFF rules thread, or it wont count. once you do that, i will add you to the list.

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Sounds like its gonna be sick! and welcome to scale4x4rc!
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:23 PM
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Sounds killer! What are chicken lights?
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:42 PM
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Sounds killer! What are chicken lights?
I may have this wrong, but I believe chicken lights refers to all the extra lights you see on a semi truck. such as on the running boards and bumper.
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:23 PM
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Didn't have much time to work on it last week, but now working on masking the body.
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Been offline for a while but slowly continued to work on this. Continued masking and painting the body.

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Old 09-12-2010, 09:22 PM
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WOW!!!! thats bright!
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:24 PM
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Also had to do some work to the chassis. Ran the car a few weeks back on stupid power doing stupid stuff and the car suffered. Cracked and disheveled the rear portion of the chassis plate, but fortunately it sorta snapped back into alignment. I also rebuild the diffs and installed the lightened steel outdrives which require some dremeling to get the "D" rings to fit (I took a photo of this, but it is all blurry). The steel outdrives require the use of a T-nut which isn't used in the plastic outdrives, so I stole those from another rebuild kit.

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After it was back together, I put a much more reasonable power plant in which should be plenty for drifting. The setup includes a NORCA 91 pink stock motor, Novak GT7 ESC and a spectrum receiver.
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:30 PM
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As for tires, black pvc pipe is much harder to find than I thought. Apparently it is not available where I live, even the plumbers don't have it. But I did find an old set of drift tires in the 'please buy me' bin at the hobby shop. These are rather hard rubber tires with a plastic ring around them.

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Build off summary:

Chassis:
Associated TC4 Factory Team

Hop ups:
Lightened steel outdrives
Race Works Chrome wheels with brake disks
Norrca stock motor
Spektum receiver
Novak GT7 ESC
Savox digital servo



Body:
Yokomo Euro Race Truck

Mods:
shimmed body posts to center body on wheels


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Video coming shortly. I don't have a youtube account so have to put it elsewhere...
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chassis:

layout and organization (is it neat and look nice, and does everything appear to be in good order) -4

use of aftermarket or upgrade over stock parts -3
(a bone stock chassis should not recieve the same score as a modified chassis)

paint and body:3

originality of design -4

quality of overall design -4

custom modifications (wings, mirrors, intercoolers, body modification)-3

representation of scale (how realistic is it):3

accurate representation of a full size drift car -3

overall visual appeal (the ''total package" wheels/body/stance/etc)- 4
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The link to the video is:



It is quicktime (MOV) cause that's what my camera does. You would think that after eight years I would've figured out the whole light exposure bit with it.

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DRIFT BUILDOFF SCORE SHEET

award points in each category from 1 to 5. 5 being the highest. please vote in all applicable categories for each contestant. the categories are in bold. vote for each area within that category.


chassis:

layout and organization (is it neat and look nice, and does everything appear to be in good order) - 4

use of aftermarket or upgrade over stock parts - 3
(a bone stock chassis should not recieve the same score as a modified chassis)

paint and body:

originality of design - 5

quality of overall design - 5

custom modifications (wings, mirrors, intercoolers, body modification)- 2

representation of scale (how realistic is it):

accurate representation of a full size drift car - 4

overall visual appeal (the ''total package" wheels/body/stance/etc)- 4
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chassis:

layout and organization (is it neat and look nice, and does everything appear to be in good order) - 4

use of aftermarket or upgrade over stock parts - 3
(a bone stock chassis should not recieve the same score as a modified chassis)

paint and body:

originality of design - 4

quality of overall design - 4

custom modifications (wings, mirrors, intercoolers, body modification)- 2

representation of scale (how realistic is it):

accurate representation of a full size drift car - 4

overall visual appeal (the ''total package" wheels/body/stance/etc)- 3
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