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Richard's vinttage Monster Beetle #1 rebuild. 7 months 4 days ago #76971

Buy a set of complete wheeles for this mb and keep these for your lunchy.
 
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Richard's vinttage Monster Beetle #1 rebuild. 7 months 3 days ago #76978

Before..


After..


Cleaned the switch plate and wires.
Then polished the contact spots and metal bits incl the resistor cage.
Resistor wires got new spade terminals, battery connector replaced and motor wires got new boots.

All works brilliantly, exceptt it has no first step on reverse side. I can live with that.
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Richard's vinttage Monster Beetle #1 rebuild. 6 months 4 weeks ago #76993

Fitted the MSC today and also fixed my mistake from earlier.
Did anyone catch the mistake?
The MSC rod was out of adjustment, I guess the former owner used the 70/30 throttle pos on the transmitter.
Probably me too when I get it up and running




Looks like this outside this evening.
Too bad I have fatigue and are going for a trip tomorrow. Or else I would have been playing in the snow, probably with my Lunchbox 
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Richard's vinttage Monster Beetle #1 rebuild. 6 months 3 weeks ago #77014

One tip if you missing the driveshaft boots.
I happen to have loads of RC4WD super scale shock boots, and yesterday I came to this idea.
Also available in several colors, seems to missing black now but they used to have black before.


Red ones in this link
store.rc4wd.com..._3291.html

Today I cleaned the shocks and rebuilt them with all new seals.
Former owner had fitted one hole piston in two of them, they travel not freely enough so I have to take them apart later.
Also two of them had very stiff springs, I found something better in my spare parts bin, but still a tad too stiff.
But I do like shock building 


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Richard's vinttage Monster Beetle #1 rebuild. 6 months 3 weeks ago #77020

Coming along nice Richard. This is my favorite and (first chassis back in 83). Just built a tribute Mudblaster and these trucks never disappoint. 

Can't wait to see it finished. 
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Richard's vinttage Monster Beetle #1 rebuild. 6 months 3 weeks ago #77021

I like the red socks. They are lou boutin for monster beetle.😁
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Richard's vinttage Monster Beetle #1 rebuild. 6 months 3 weeks ago #77022

Thank you guys!

From my parts bin I've found some better wheels, with the gold mostly there.
Tires on these looked exactly like the old ones.


Gold vs the now chrome looking wheels. A bit difference!


The better looking wheels with new tires. Much better!








Did also the following today:
Fitted on/off switch
Soldered motor wires
Fitted better resistor cage.

Only needs receiver now to be driveable.
Drive axle boots needs fitting.
Shocks needs to be adjusted again.


Then there is the body...
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Richard's vinttage Monster Beetle #1 rebuild. 6 months 3 weeks ago #77023

That looks great!
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Richard's vinttage Monster Beetle #1 rebuild. 6 months 2 weeks ago #77041

Looking great !

Like Jim said, those trucks never disappoint. Just be careful with the front rims. As they are getting old, the plastic shape that holds the outer bearing tend to break.

 
Proud owner of the Bruiser Family
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Richard's vinttage Monster Beetle #1 rebuild. 6 months 2 weeks ago #77115

Yeah they look great. A bit strange I have not build/rebuilt one before. After all I do own 2x MB and Blackfoot.
Stange bit I had a rere Brat with the ABS body I got in a deal. But I never got the feeling for it. It might be the cream chassis, as I love the red on the Monster Trucks.

Today I fitted the red boots.
I did find my new Frog gear package, but no rubber in that..
Used AW grease in hope to make the driveshafts last a bit longer..


Was not happy with the shocks so I tore them apart.
Rear ones got 3 hole piston and soft oil. Only thing else I did was to fit a spacer on the inside to make arms not drop all the way when in the air. Those who know ORV chassis know it makes a horrid noice while the wheels gets off the ground while driving.


Front was a bit saga.
3 hole piston and lube the seals real good did notthing to make the shafts to slide as they should.
Even rebuilt it 2 times and still no good.
After some further investigation, the still chrome looking shafts seems to have a like sanded finish, while still looking as shiny chrome.
A bit later I found some used shocks in the parts bin, pulled the shaft from that and fitted the two hole piston with slightly bigger holes than that used to be there.
The last rebuild I used all new plastic parts, not it's basicly a new shock with a second hand piston rod.
Still too stiff for me, so next step is to fit 3 hole piston here as well.



Despite rebuilding these shocks several times, I still prefer to rebuild shocks vs any bodywork or body painting.
My still growing clear bodies under the desk is a proof of that lol.
Add winter 6 months a year, and bodywork keep getting behind the list evey year lol.
 
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