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ZRP Retro Racer is coming

Post by stangnomore » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:10 pm

As announced on the ZRP Racing Facebook page. ZRP is venturing into the stock/retro chassis scene. What started out as a personal project will now be offered.

With the launch of three new chassis' in 2016, Assassin, Hitman and Retro Racer, there will be limited quantities done each run.

Pricing is TBD.

Timing is TBD (currently scheduled behind the Assassin and the Hitman)

First prototype pictures. A few minor modifications are happening.

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Re: ZRP Retro Racer is coming

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:12 pm

2016 is going to be a wallet bashing year. Oh god! Oh god!


Plus going to be an epic year for Clod enthusiasts so many new products popping up everywhere :P

Chassis looks awesome by the way 8)
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Re: ZRP Retro Racer is coming

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:41 pm

Any updates? What length in MM's is the very top of the chassis to the very bottom? (I have marked arrow in pink below)

I fancy sticking full TXT-2 trans in one of these 8)
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Re: ZRP Retro Racer is coming

Post by Thunder VP » Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:36 pm

Edge to edge is 87 mm.
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Re: ZRP Retro Racer is coming

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:05 pm

Thunder VP wrote:Edge to edge is 87 mm.
Thanks. Hard to know for sure without the chassis plates to hand but I think TXT-2 center gearbox mounting points will end up here and here (marked in red)

Hmmm...
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Re: ZRP Retro Racer is coming

Post by Thunder VP » Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:07 am

The TXT gearbox holes have a 76mm spread and that would put the upper mounting hole just above center line of the upper chassis rail strut, so it would be doable.
You could also center up the upper hole and the lower hole would then be just a bit lower than the lower link mount holes. ( the lower link holes and the upper crossmembers are 75mm apart)

This pictured chassis is for stock Clod wheelbase. An optional longer wheelbase version is also being worked on that would be better suited for a TXT conversion.
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Re: ZRP Retro Racer is coming

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:53 pm

Thanks Brad yes it looks doable. How much longer until this ^^^ chassis is available for purchase?
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Re: ZRP Retro Racer is coming

Post by stangnomore » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:54 pm

Probably a couple of more months. Machine shop is behind schedule on the ZRP Assassin and ZRP Hitman orders.
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Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:44 pm

Ok thanks for the update.
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Re: ZRP Retro Racer is coming

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:30 pm

Still interested in this chassis is there any update on when we can purchase this?
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Re: ZRP Retro Racer is coming

Post by stangnomore » Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:57 pm

Unfortunately I am at the mercy of various machine shops. The RC busy is not only a side business for me but also for them. When more important jobs come in with urgent deadlines or their real full time jobs require additional hours and travel the RC items get shoved aside.

I would like to say by the end of the month but I really can't say.
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Re: ZRP Retro Racer is coming

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:29 pm

Thank you for the reply I was worried looking at facebook (which I hate) the retro racer chassis had sold out.

I will keep a look out for any more updates :)
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Re: ZRP Retro Racer is coming

Post by HDMM » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:03 pm

Keeping an eye out for this chassis as well, it looks really good!

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Re: ZRP Retro Racer is coming

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:03 pm

Exciting news guys I have just completed my order and I will be one of the lucky ten people to get their hands on one of these chassis #

This will be my first ever custom bought chassis (complete that is!) and I must admit its nice to buy something I know will be easy to build for a change!

Still I am nowhere near becoming bored of the Clod platform. Long live the Clod Buster and CLODTalk.com :thumbsup:

# Pretty certain I will be the only one in the United Kingdom to own one of these 8)
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Re: ZRP Retro Racer is coming

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:25 pm

Posted today. Exciting \:D/ :eyes:
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