I Have this Clod...

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That is pretty cool that he found the write up on your truck! 8) It would be cool to see this truck live again. :wink:
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It never really died. :-) I started rehabbing the body a few weeks ago

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and was told this morning that the new decals are on the way (hood, both doors, both rear quarters).

They're not identical to the originals but they should give it a more 21st century look. (eBay is useful for somethings.)

Right now I can use a breather. Just got sidetracked by a Tamiya King Cab
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Drum Along the Mohawk

What shows up a full weeks early? 1/10scale oil drums for Toxie --complete with decal sheets with toxic stickers! Oh, an the hood and door decals are here as well!! Sometimes the post office is your friend.

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(They;re not quite that bright red in person.)
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Those are going to look nice on your truck! Looking forward to seeing the finished look. :popcorn:
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As they are, they're actually too big to fit in the bed. It remains to be seen if me and my trusty band saw can "field retrofit" then.
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The decals are on. They're not quite as "flamboyant" as the originals.
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Now to figure out where and how (if??) to attach the drums. I'm waiting on the 90mm shock arrival so I can get the cantilever adjustment closer to 90 degrees.
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I think when I first set up the suspension I didn't have quite the grasp of a cantilever design as I should have. Basically, I set the link from the axle and the shock at 90 degrees with no regard for condition of the bellcrank.

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It's possible that what I should have done is set the crank in a clean 89 degree angle.

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I've ordered some 90mm shocks (these are 108mm) to correct that and I get to see what happens. :?:
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Your first pic is the correct way to set it up. That's why Sassy supplied you with the Kyosho long gold shocks and replace the ball end with their long ball end to give it the right length.
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Thanks! Gotta go cancel some shocks.

Whew! You just saved me $34!
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This is as toxic as I xan get these to look...
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They don't fit in the bed but I've made some side mounts. Everything should be finished in about a week. Whew!
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needs some phosphorescent paint. i never tried this myself yet, but looks pretty cool...and i think it'd fit perfectly with your project..




http://www.amazon.com/GLOW-ON-ORIGINAL- ... B004K56TS8


https://www.glonation.com/


http://www.instructables.com/id/Night-Bike/

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Glow in the dark green snot paint! Perfect! And I'm a Prime member :-) Thanks!
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let us know how it turns out...

these newer paints are supposed to be way better than the old-school glow-in-the-dark stuff...i didnt care for the old paint because you had to "charge" it up with light, and the dim glow only lasted for a few moments...wasnt worth it...but the new ones are supposed to last long, with minimal charge time, and it doesnt need to be that dark to see the effect...if you read up on it, certain colors last linger then others, but i think green and blue will fit your theme, and the glow on those are supposed to last longer anyway...

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Just got blue an green from Amazon. They use them (and orange) on gun sights. Amazingly expensive... :-(
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What a disappointment! The paint "bottles" are about the size of crack vials at $9.60 each and they don't really glow that well. Riiiiiip.
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