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Old 06-20-2011, 03:30 PM
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The Wild One is such a great looking car, but that Kyosho Beetle has such a cool look to it. Nice to see another vintage Kyosho restored. Beautiful looking bunch!
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**update**
Installed a set of JG fiberglass front shock mounts and and CRP shocks & bushings on the Frog. Also swapped-out the front tires and wheels in favor of a set of taller 1.7 units. Laying next to the Frog is a new W1 transmission, complete with a Thorp diff and dog bone conversion. Won a set of alloy wheels for the W1. Installed a new set of tires and bearing in them and bolted them up. On the rear of the W1 I bolted-up a set of rough Rider wheels complete with alloy wheel covers.






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They look awesome like your trucks do you have a thread for the K30 ?
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The Wild One is such a great looking car, but that Kyosho Beetle has such a cool look to it. Nice to see another vintage Kyosho restored. Beautiful looking bunch!
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They look awesome like your trucks do you have a thread for the K30 ?
Thank you sir. That truck was built back in late 2004. It has a Jugg chassis & ESP 4-link, TXT axles, 2.2 wheels, and Clod Buster body. I have a thread explaining all the custom work that was involved in it's construction. http://www.tamiyacrawlers.com/forum/...th-TLT-1-axles
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Thank you for the link, it looks awesome, very old school
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Installed a brand new Thorp Diff inside a brand new transmission case on the Wild One. Also have a Thorp dog bone conversion for this buggy.



















Installed a lightly used Tamiya Technigold motor on the brand new Thorp equipped transmission. Used all new genuine Tamiya hardware throughout.



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Decided to go ahead and totally rebuild the W1 today. Been collecting goodies for a while and the W1 should be pretty sweet when completed.



New roll cage, New Thorp diff equipped trans w/Thorp dog-bone conversion, New CRP front hard uprights, New CRP rear shock adjustable springs conversion, new rear swing arms & mounts, and finally, the new to me Technigold motor.





















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Also picked up some new front tires and a pair of T&A machining alloy front wheels to mount them on. On the rear I am installing a pair of Rough Rider tires with alloy wheel covers.














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Real nice buggy!
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I am getting closer and closer to making the plunge into FAV and getting the WO body off of eBay. Your WO is absolutely dead sexy!


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Real nice buggy!
Thanks. Still a work in progress. It's getting there.

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I am getting closer and closer to making the plunge into FAV and getting the WO body off of eBay. Your WO is absolutely dead sexy!


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Thank you sir. Yeah, I want to get an FAV and turn it into a racer too. Got some ideas on that one. The diff in the W1 and FAV are pretty weak. It's worth it IMHO too upgrade to a Thorp unit if you can. Tamiya is making nice oil shocks for them now too.

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Finally got around to finishing up some more mods and resto work on the old Frog. Installed new vertical front shocks and mounts, composite front swing arms, new rear shocks and adjusters, a Thorp differential and composite driveshafts, new rear tires, nerf bars, and a rear bumper. Think that about covers it. let's take a look.





































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Thatís what I call a true hop-up buggy! Nice done
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Thank your sir. The frog has come a long way since that original $15.00 investment.



Decided to make some changes on the Scorcher. Modified the rear paddle tires by grinding off every other lug... what a chore! The results don't look to bad though IMHO. Also switched back to the taller 1.75 fronts w/solid wheels.




Gathering parts to start building another scorcher too. It has been patiently waiting inside the it's box for a couple of years now. Have some ideas on how I want it to look and to be built, just need the time to execute them there idears.
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Great collection there. Digging the Scorcher!
Also good to hear about another Rhode Islandah into the hobby.
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