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TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:53 am

I was bored so asked some folks over on RC10talk if there was a way to get some more wheel base out of my TL01 chassis so I could do something with this General Lee car. There was a couple option but required a totally new chassis.

Here is what the difference was. The Tamiya WB is 10 1/8" and the chassis on the "01" is 10 3/4".


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I did some wrenching today and it worked by flipping the arm and linkage. I had to use a different size dog bones from my Sprint and shocks from my Nitro RS4 3. I also had to use a longer screw for the lower shock mount by swapping it out for the shorter screw that hold the two arm half's together. I was also worried about the angle of the bone but their is no binding during travel. I did try a CC-01 dog bone and it was just a tad to long and the stock TL01 bone was too short.



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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:28 am

Next, I needed the signature front push bumper but did not want to mount the one that came with the body. Searching through the parts bin, I found my CC-01 bumper that had the ends cut off. Perfect replacement I thought. Three screws and it is mounted and fit really well I think.


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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by andymac0035 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:26 am

That's awesome!
(makes me want a TL01).... LOL

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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:12 pm

Thanks Andy! It's been fun working on this. Now I need to figure out how I want to mount the body, shorter arms for the front (MO3 Mini), custom wheels, and electronics for it.
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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by taz11 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:14 pm

:popcorn: :popcorn: :thumbsup:

Was a big fan back in the day :roll:
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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by Zac_F85 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:07 pm

You may want to join Tamiyaclub - there is a wealth of knowledge over there on the TL chassis - the HPI stock car wheels are the wheels normally used to make the classic ARE Vector wheels that are on the General Lee- looks good though!
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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:11 am

Zac_F85 wrote:You may want to join Tamiyaclub - there is a wealth of knowledge over there on the TL chassis - the HPI stock car wheels are the wheels normally used to make the classic ARE Vector wheels that are on the General Lee- looks good though!
I saw that and I am working on making replicas of those. They should turn out really nice once I am done. :wink:
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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:38 pm

Small update. I order a set of M03 suspension parts so I can tuck the wheels in a bit more and run 31mm wheels. I hope it works out.
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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:09 pm

Well, I got some more work done. I used M03 front arms for the front and HPI touring shocks all around. I had to use internal springs for the fronts. The stock springs were kind of getting in the way and provided to much spring raising the front more than I wanted. I hope they work out on my first test run.

Body is all mounted up now. Was very easy to do via the stock plastic body mounting studs from the body. Fab up so make shift mounts and they seem to work pretty good.

I still have to work on the Vector wheels. Easy off was not working to strip the paint off so I'm just going to buy new wheels. I mounted some vintage wheels from HPI for the time being to see what it would look like.

I do like the stance of it but the real wheels need to be tucked in a bit more. I'm going to get some 31mm HPI Stock car wheels with 0 offset for the rear and 26mm wheels for the front. with 0 offset as well.

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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by andymac0035 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:01 am

I am soooooo loving this build-up. :thumbsup:

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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:09 pm

Thanks Andy! I am liking it as well. It has been a lot of trial and error. I must have taken this thing apart over a dozen times and it is still not done.

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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:43 pm

Well, I got my new wheels in. I really like them but now I have to find a new ring for the center. These are 1mm off-set HPI wheels. The diameter of the other white rings I had is too small. So now I will have to scour the earth to find something that will work.


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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by Irio - esos » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:16 am

Looks good with the wheels tucked.

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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by Irio - esos » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:17 am

Couldn't tell from the picture, what kind of motor are you running?

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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:20 am

Thanks! It has a stock silver can in it. Nothing to crazy... :wink:
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