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Richard's TL01 Carson Zakspeed Capri. 2 weeks 2 days ago #65525

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One of my few bodies that is missing a chassis is my Carson Zakspeed Capri.
On top of one of the shelfes are a HBX(TL01 hybrid chassis that has been sitting for a while doing nothing.

Needed a easy project.

First I removed some Monster Truck tires to get to the bare bone.
The main chassis is HBX, while the other bits is mainly Tamiya.


The shock tower is broken on the small rear gearcase housing.
I hoped I had a spare half for that, but I did not.


The buggy arms (HBX Cross Tiger in my case) was removed.
Notice the V shape casting on top of the gearbox casing.


Here I tested a genuine Tamiya TL01 gearbox housing, and as you can see the cast line do not line up.
The housing will not fit properly on the HBX chassis either...


It will not bolt on either, there is about 1-2mm in difference.
Gears will not fit properly since the gear shaft location is a tad out compared between these too.
If you try to fit the brown HBX gears in a genuine Tamiya TL01 chassis, the gears are to close to each other so they are real notchy,
But fitting Tamiya gears in the HBX works no problem.


Fitted regular TL01 suspension it and some hard drifting tires on some Hummer wheels.
I'm running low on spare parts right now.




I need to order some 50mm shocks as I don't own a spare set atm.
Have also ordered a genuine Tamiya TL01 A Parts (chassis)
Will need to order body posts as well next time.

As body I will use my well used Carson Zakspeed Capri that was fitted to a Protech nitro car many moons ago and later on my TL01 which used to be the Mustang Cobra.




I still have the Carson Mampe livery decals (same as my profile picture) that I may put on.

Now all my bodies have a chassis to sit on 

I still have one more genuine Tamiya TL01 chassis, but that is mangled too much and I think that will end up in the bin eventually.
Really should downsize as the new place is smaller than the current one.
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Richard's TL01 Carson Zakspeed Capri. 2 weeks 2 days ago #65526

It's looking a bit Mad Max ...
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Richard's TL01 Carson Zakspeed Capri. 1 week 6 days ago #65592

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A package arrived today 


A new genuine TL01 chassis


Before the swap to genuine chassis


After the swap.
For this build I'm using machine screws since I have bucketloads of that.
I'm currently out of 10mm Tamiya screws which this chassis mostly use.
And by converting to real Tamiya chassis, most of the suspension slope is gone.


Here is a how to spot a HBX (Haiboxing) chassis vs the real one.
May come handy for other some day.....
The HBX one have recess hole for the screw pin for the upper links.


Vs the Tamiya one is just a hole.


The receiver/esc tray is of a bit more square on the HBX


Vs on the Tamiya is a bit more angled sides


On the HBX there is no dimple hole in center of the round thingy under the propeller shaft cover


Vs on theTamiya one there IS a dimple hole


On the HBX chassis there is no hole in front of the hole for the steering rod to pass through


On the Tamiya one on the other hand there is a hole in front of the square hole for the steering rod.


After fitting my last TL01 body posts, I did a quick wash of the body.


Since those body posts are a bit worn, they will stay on this chassis so I cut them down.
My Escort build will receive new ones.



I have no shocks for this yet, so for now I just made up some 50mm rods with rod ends and 25mm set screw to make it a roller.
Was sure I had taken a picture of that, apparently not...

 
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Richard's TL01 Carson Zakspeed Capri. 1 week 5 days ago #65610

I should have some original tl01 shocks if you want Richard.
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Richard's TL01 Carson Zakspeed Capri. 1 week 5 days ago #65612

Those rear wheels need spacing out to fill the huge gap.
My Ta variant has the wide wheels and fills the shell quite nice
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Richard's TL01 Carson Zakspeed Capri. 1 week 5 days ago #65614

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dazzadazzadazzadazza post=65612 wrote: Those rear wheels need spacing out to fill the huge gap.
My Ta variant has the wide wheels and fills the shell quite nice

Actually the rear tires are poking out of the body.
The large wheelarch openings was due the big tires on the nitro car it used to sit on.
Body is Carson, not Tamiya btw.

This is how it should look
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My links that replaces the shocks for now.
These aluminium ones is good for nothing else as they have plenty of slope, I hate slope.


This is how much the drifting tires and hummer wheels poke through the wheelarch.
Here is the front


Rear


Robbed the wheels and tires from my TT02 Zakspeed Capri


And the poke was even worse
Front


Rear


This is a very narrow body.
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Richard's TL01 Carson Zakspeed Capri. 1 week 4 days ago #65641

Nice, am i seeing a hole thats perfect for a side exit exhaust? 
I could print one off for you if you wanted to measure the hole size?
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Richard's TL01 Carson Zakspeed Capri. 1 week 4 days ago #65642

a quick example
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