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Project Dust Buster

Discussion in 'ON Road Build Projects' started by Euro_Driver, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Euro_Driver

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    As some of you may know, i have the trail truck that i built and runs amazing, Some may have heard that I decided to go for it and get an On Road Car.
    It was a task to find someone that wants to trade me a roller for the wheels i had laying around. I found a gentleman that was wanting to trade 2 RC On Road cars for a set of SC wheels. Now this next part may scare you...... i found him on craigslist!! The gentle man was nice and decided to trade me my Netbook and my SC wheels and tires for 2 RC Rollers w/o Electronics. The day i picked them up they looked like this.

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    The Far one is an HPI Sprint 2(i think)
    The closer one is My car, Team Associated TC3 Electronic.

    I decided to challenge my father to a build off!

    I gave my father the HPI Sprint 2, I took the TC3.

    The Day after i got the car i decided to Tear it apart to find many things wrong with the car.
    I found that the shocks that came on the car were stripped and that the one shock was so old and decrepit that it was stiff as a rock. I ended up salvaging the Springs from them and plan on using them later on. When looking at the car i looked at the steering linkage and said this wont work with the plans that i have for this car. So i ditched the the crappy worn out plastic. Next i took every bolt, nut, and screw out of the car and spread the car parts out on the working area(AKA My Desk/ Workbench in the basent).
    As i was going through all of the parts i had a bad Ball bearing(Teflon) literally fall apart onto the floor and there were balls everywhere!( Go Ahead Make The Joke).
    All of the pieces got a good wash and some made it back together and i have decided to take my challenge with my father and DESTROY IT!

    Challenge: Take the Roller and use minimum amount of money to make it run, Use a Brushed Motor and Race.

    So as you read this i have things on their way here to my house and still have parts to order! This is how the car is looking and i will keep you updated on this project.

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    P.S.- Yes that is a Disk From inside a Hard Drive! I use it as a Coaster!
     
  2. That_One_Guy

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    Nice can't wait to see who wins!
     
  3. Euro_Driver

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    A little bit of an update, I know it has been a while since i have been on the forum, I have been busy with school.

    I am in a waiting game with china. I ordered parts for my car from Asiatees fantastic prices for hat I got compared to the states. I have ordered items from in the states and 2 have shown up I am waiting on another 2 packages+ the china package. Once I get them all a massive update will be in order until then!
     
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    Finally the package is in the states, there will be a build within the next couple weeks! To anyone that is looking give me ideas on bodies!
     
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    I sold my TC3 a few months back. I wish I would have kept it....I miss it already.
     
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    I'm keen!!! looks like a lot of fun is heaping your way dude!!!!!!!:yuush:
     
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    Im ready to see how these turn out!
     
  8. Euro_Driver

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    Alright.... It's been a while since i have done anything.... i have been busy with school and now working two jobs.... But there was progress...

    I finally got that package from japan probably about 3-4 months ago.
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    In the package from asiatees's....
    -2x 2shocks and springs.
    -Bearing Kit for TC3
    -Aluminum Steering Linkage for TC3
    -with a Free Lighting Kit as well.

    I also purchased
    -Servo Mount for TC3
    -Set of 4 Race Rubbers with Tires.
    -3 Sets of 4 Drift Tires
    -Set of 2 Aluminum Dog Bones.

    Started getting Things on the car...

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    Steering Linkage..

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    Oh By the way remember how i said that it was a battle about brushed motors only....yeah.....

    I retro fitted a Titan 12T motor into it with a 35T pinon and it fly's.

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    In the end i do have a body picked out and i do have a design in mind but i am not going to tell you what it is yet.
     
  9. Euro_Driver

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    It is Finished..... Pictures and Video's... dont make fun of the videos

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    the body is not finished yet but i have lights and tinting to do left on it.
    I will post the video later this week so stay tuned.
     
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    pretty sick!! i did something similar with a friend but he backed out, suggested we do slash's instead (conveniently after mine was done...
    -_-) so i sold mine and got a slash, but here it was before i sold it.

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    Where is the video???

    Dean
     
  12. Euro_Driver

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    the video is slowly being uploaded to youtube...

    I am also gettign fed up with the car now because the steering wont fully articulate through from left to right without making a couple clicks, i took it apart to find that the steering linkage has destroyed the little plastic pieces that guide the mount from left to right.... plus i JB welded the aluminum steering rack because it was coming loose.
     
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    Fixed the steering, figured i grabbed two washers and then four really small bearings that i got in the bearing kit and then screwed it down and viola, fixed, but while replacing that i found a stripped servo.... so time for a metal one.... youtube is still taking forever
     
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    Looks good but isn't the motor in a weird angle?? Or is it just the picture that's fooling me?
     
  15. Euro_Driver

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    the motor WAS at a wierd angle... I fixed it since that photo and added a Plexi glass piece behind it and a bigger Pinon to fill the space along with a strap to make sure it doesnt fly around.
     
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    Finally finished this project, Dont hate the video it is my first ever... little long with a bit of drifting.

    [video=youtube;tFJBs40dQfc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFJBs40dQfc&feature=youtu.be[/video]
     

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