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Old 11-19-2012, 10:53 PM
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Default Rothmans Ford Escort MKII....New short burnout vids!!

I had this body sitting on a shelf for a while now. The chassis, a Tamiya TB01 rally was sold off sometime ago. So while joining in the Rally Discussion and Pic thread and seeing all the cool cars being built there, I decided to try to repaint this body on the outside in the classic Rothmans livery.
While I knew that the paint job would be a lot less than perfect, I initially planned to get another TB01 for it and use it as a basher. However, because of a lack of funds, I decided to try to cobble together a chassis using some spare parts I had laying around and minimize the amount of money spent to get it up and running...

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Old 11-19-2012, 10:58 PM
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Started with this body...
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Taped for first layer of paint
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:03 PM
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After I got the blue laid down, taped off and added some yellow...the shades are not correct...but I am just using what I have at hand
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Then I painted the remainder in white...
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:15 PM
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Then I messed it up putting down the red striping...it bled through to the yellow...I tried to clean it up a bit...it looks ok from a distance and I was hoping that i could use some decals to cover up the areas that didn't clean up so well...
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I printed the decals on my inkjet printer and after applying them I remembered its not water proof ink! So i will need to seal them with some clear coat. Actually, I was planning to clear the entire body as I painted it on the outside....
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:29 PM
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I don't have step by step pics of the chassis being built, just pics when I remembered to take them...

I had this styrene floor pan that I started last year but never got around to doing much with it . You know how it goes...lack of funds or lack of existing parts to do what you really want, and If you can't make your own parts, the project winds up on the top shelf out of sight! Lol!

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I made this eyeballing pics off the interweb and using the body to determine the measurements...!
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:54 PM
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I wanted it to have a rear solid axle like the 1:1 and independent front suspension. Also I wanted the motor up front and the tranny in the trans tunnel etc. this way I could get a proper interior for the car!
So anywho, I built a CC01 pajero a few years ago for my wife who drove it a total of 30 mins on 2 outings! It's been sitting on a shelf since, so I decided to rob it of its rear axle and drive shaft,
For the IFS, I decided to use a HPI Super Rally Chassis that I had laying around.
To make this all work using what I had , I would need a few items to get the chassis to a roller stage...mind you, there was no fixed plan, I was basically winging it....I needed leaf springs, hangers to attach the springs to the axle etc.. These I got from Joe's Truck Stop, thanks Joe!
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:09 AM
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So once I determined where the floor pan will fit on the chassis, I hacked off the rear of the chassis, then I started to put together the front suspension. I left the diff out as the front will be free wheeling. And as the super nitro suspension arms are much wider than the the escort body, I used some RS4 EVO 3 rear arms that I had. These I had to hack up a bit and drill to fit the c hubs and uprights from the super nitro!
Once I got It to the correct width, I made the shock tower out of some aluminum angle and made up some turnbuckles to adjust the camber and toe in/ out. None of the super nitro shocks worked properly so I 'borrowed' the fron shocks off the pajero, changed out the bottom piece and it fit right in after a few adjustments!
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:28 AM
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When I got the leaf springs in ( tamiya trailer springs) I decided to separate them and use the main spring only as the assembly would have been to stiff. So I cut the rivet off. The hangers or u bolts couldn't be used as it was way to small to fit with the axle, so I picked up some 3mmbrass rod and a 3mm die and made my own u bolts!
In order to hang the axle correctly so that I will have the wheelbase I wanted (257mm) I made a couple of rods out of styrene and bolted it to the front and rear axles.
I also decided to change the wheels as the vintage rims needed the vintage tires as the rubber comes down to the ring on the side of the wheel.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:41 AM
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Still need to figure out the tranny and motor setup. I will likely be using a tamiya silver can, but I need to get a tranny that will fit in the trans tunnel....
Gonna need to start working on the interior as well, dash, seats,etc. The battery and ESC will be in the trunk. Still need to make the bumpers and the rear wing for the body.
I did a mock up of the body on the chassis...doesn't look half bad! Ha! I will take some better pics tomorrow in the daylight and post them up!

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Old 11-20-2012, 08:18 AM
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Good stuff Man! I still love the paint design on this body and actually it looks really good with the gold plated wheels too!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:18 AM
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Good stuff Man! I still love the paint design on this body and actually it looks really good with the gold plated wheels too!
Hey thanks SC! Yeah the wheels really brought it out!
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:41 AM
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Some more pics in the daylight with the body mocked up. It's just resting on the chassis so it may look a bit askew in some areas!

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Old 11-20-2012, 10:43 AM
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Also got lotsa room inside!
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Wow, that is hot! Those wheels and tires are perfect.

I really need to get to work on my Sunbeam. My plans are very similar to what you have done here. I'm using a TR44 rear axle, and with the new scale drive shafts from RC4WD, I will have the detail I'm looking for.

I've always like that version of the Escort. Headquakes video for his 1/5 scale MK1 would be truelly inspirational for you.

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Wow, that is hot! Those wheels and tires are perfect.

I really need to get to work on my Sunbeam. My plans are very similar to what you have done here. I'm using a TR44 rear axle, and with the new scale drive shafts from RC4WD, I will have the detail I'm looking for.

I've always like that version of the Escort. Headquakes video for his 1/5 scale MK1 would be truelly inspirational for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqaRr...layer_embedded
Hey thanks Willezcr8! Yeah, I was pretty surprised myself with the wheel and tire combo! Initially was going with the HPI vintage rims, but the tires didn't fit them properly. So glad I switched to these!
I have a soft spot for this version as it was my first 1:1 car! And you are right about Headquake's video...Im already thinking about picking up a mk1 and replicating this chassis! Ha!
Can't wait to see your work on the Sunbeam! Was following along with your posts on it..awesome custom work on the axle!
WOW!! Just saw the scale drive shafts on RC4WD site! Fricken awesome!

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