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 Post subject: ground-up S30Z track car build. (RC Car disclaimer)
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:47 am 
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I'll be honest. i'll never really be able to buy a real Z and build it into a track toy. so the next best thing is an RC car, right? :D purchased an HPI Cup 240z kit before the holidays. it has arrived today. this is my "inspiration"

http://philscarblog.files.wordpress.com ... n69611.jpg

don't know who it belongs to, but i love it. so i have the HPI cup kit and the 6mm offset Watanabes. should have gone with only 3mm, i think.. anyways, check back for "build thread". sorry, i wish that i could be building a real Z... but at least this one won't have any rust..

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http://www.hpiracing.com/kitinfo/100594/

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 Post subject: Re: ground-up S30Z track car build. (RC Car disclaimer)
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:57 pm 

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The green body has fallen apart from wall kissing attempts.


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 Post subject: Re: ground-up S30Z track car build. (RC Car disclaimer)
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:01 pm 
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im surprised i haven't seen many more of these on this forum to be honest.. yours looks pimp!! :D


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 Post subject: Re: ground-up S30Z track car build. (RC Car disclaimer)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:28 am 
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Hi ea-t_me,
I have never had an RC car and I am not suggesting that I would like JNC forum to be full of RC builds (I am sure there are other forums for that) but I would be interested in seeing a detailed (lots of photographs!) build thread on this. :D
The kit you have looks fantastic. :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: ground-up S30Z track car build. (RC Car disclaimer)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:10 am 
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here are some pics of my cup racer
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 Post subject: Re: ground-up S30Z track car build. (RC Car disclaimer)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:49 am 
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ToolZ wrote:
Hi ea-t_me,
I have never had an RC car and I am not suggesting that I would like JNC forum to be full of RC builds (I am sure there are other forums for that) but I would be interested in seeing a detailed (lots of photographs!) build thread on this. :D
The kit you have looks fantastic. :tu:


well, let me know what pics you'd like! i will update once i get to work. i have a few of the chassis. spent 4.5 hours on it last night..

i'm more than willing to have this thread moved to "general" and just have it be "post up your JNC RC car"..


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 Post subject: Re: ground-up S30Z track car build. (RC Car disclaimer)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:58 am 
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e-at_me wrote:
well, let me know what pics you'd like! i will update once i get to work. i have a few of the chassis. spent 4.5 hours on it last night..


I think that you should just treat it like a 1 : 1 scale build thread and talk us through the build step by step and let us see what is involved in putting one of these together and customizing it.
If there are more people interested in JNRCC´s then we can start a thread in General Discussions where people can post up their RC´s.


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 Post subject: Re: ground-up S30Z track car build. (RC Car disclaimer)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:22 am 
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oh god... the instruction manual is available online!!!

what's required to build one of these? an extremely patient wife that is willing to have you completely immersed in a project that takes up the entire kitchen table while also trying to defend your precious miniscule parts from being taken or eaten by four mildly aggressive cats... are you up for the challenge? :D

well, i wish i had brought my SD card reader to work.. then i'd have pictures to upload!!! but i fail at that. i may be able to find something to upload them..

in the meantime, i find this chassis a little bit past the "first time builder". there are so many settings that you're able to play with like the front gear-diff pre-load, rear ball-diff preload, the usual caster/camber/toe adjustments along with shock settings etc..


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 Post subject: Re: ground-up S30Z track car build. (RC Car disclaimer)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:43 am 
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here's some pics!

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HPICupkit 001 by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr

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HPICupkit 002 by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr

Wat's..
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HPICupkit 003 by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr

and after four hours:
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HPICupkit 004 by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: ground-up S30Z track car build. (RC Car disclaimer)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:48 am 
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and last night i built the shocks and pulled the Z from the bag.

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HPICupkit 015 by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr

sadly, the watanabes are too wide.. ( bought them separate thinking i was into the whole "hellaflush" scene.. guess not)
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HPICupkit 016 by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr

although, the wats do work on the back... soo...
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HPICupkit 020 by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr

libre's on the front!!
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HPICupkit 021 by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr

i'll be going to the hobby store tomorrow for paint and a set of Watanabe's that'll fit all around.


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 Post subject: Re: ground-up S30Z track car build. (RC Car disclaimer)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:22 pm 

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I bought a kit on a Tamiya "TT01-D" kit, driftspec awd-chassie with a 240Z body.
I think there are many build-videos on youtube, but I am amazed with the kit!
The suspension have more adjustability than a normal car!
It came with three different type of oil, even oil for the shocks, that have to be built!
(With different setups available, shocks and springs!)

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Windows and lights masked -
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And painted -
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I bought a Skyline body first, then the 240Z, here they are -
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Then, on a real Z bonnet -
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Finished, on the floor...
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The kit came with led`s, really powerful!
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 Post subject: Re: ground-up S30Z track car build. (RC Car disclaimer)
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:39 am 
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sweet tamiya man! i'm going to swing by the hobby shop today and pick up some paint. hopefully get this thing painted on this long weekend.. but i'm sick so... it may have to wait a little while... stupid cold.. :(


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 Post subject: Re: ground-up S30Z track car build. (RC Car disclaimer)
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:31 pm 
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well.. they are out of white... but... i may have found an even better color..


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 Post subject: Re: ground-up S30Z track car build. (RC Car disclaimer)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:23 am 
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nice i want a skyline body for mine

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 Post subject: Re: ground-up S30Z track car build. (RC Car disclaimer)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:56 am 
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sneak peak, just pulled out of the paint booth.. still have all the trim, emblems and weather stripping along with the mirrors and bumpers.. but here's a peak at the color...

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DSC00011 by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: ground-up S30Z track car build. (RC Car disclaimer)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:16 pm 
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best sticker in the kit:

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hpicup11 by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr

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hpicup9 by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr

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hpicup8 by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr

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hpicup7 by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr

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hpicup5 by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr


you like? :D i've got to get some pics of it in "natural light".. it doesn't look as fluorescent.

Pleading bark, what color is your green? i thought mine was different... but i guess not? :( kind of sad.. i've got another one on order so i can re-paint white like i originally wanted...


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