When you desperately need shocks...


model  58041:  The Frog    [ click here for more The Frogs ]
status  How To Guide
date entered  26/02/2012 02:44:56
description  Not sure if this how-to will fit the taste of the most serious collectors, but if you want something you could use and have fun with, then maybe this will help you.

Thing is I was in need of a pair of shocks for a Brat chassis I am working on nowadays, and was not willing to spend the costs of the original shocks for it. So I had to get my brain working again and tried to find a solution with the extra bits and junk I have here in my parts box. And this is what I come up with. I used a pair of damaged Bull Head shocks, two nuts, two shock ends from the Mini kit, two bronze bits from the Clod Buster monster truck, and two Grasshopper shock cylinders. The springs were given to me by Crash Cramer and have no clue what model they fit (or if they're Tamiya at all).

Well, I hope this will be of use to some TCer someday.
You all have a great Sunday!
 
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If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Broken ORV susp. trailing arms. A solution.

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mongoose1983  26/02/2012 19:08:55
@zulu69: I love the Subaru Brat, but I wouldn't call it my favorite. The Clod Buster or the Black Foot comes to mind as a favorite. I dunno.
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zulu69  26/02/2012 18:59:45
Sorry mate no Brat body left.... I see you have a soft spot for this car..!

mongoose1983  26/02/2012 18:27:28
@zulu69: Yes, you're right. And I was aware of that, as I have the original shocks on my red Subaru Brat. By the way, you don't happen to have another main piece of the Brat body shell, Thanos? I am in need of one of those now.
@MAD-BEE: Thanks for the kind words, mate. For my money, these shocks sure are GOOD, ha ha.
@Naxman: I think they'll work pretty much like the stock ones. You know, the ''pogo'' kind of stuff
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Naxman  26/02/2012 14:57:03
Great tip Erich! It's always nice to be able to recycle unused or broken parts! They look good and I bet they also work great.

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MAD-BEE  26/02/2012 10:44:05
Thinking outside the box again!! Looks a good idea! You will have to try a jump or two and a some hard off road to see if its up to it? Very neat buddy.

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zulu69  26/02/2012 10:08:30
Hello Erich,,! I thing you just made what was originaly supplied with the old Brat and Lancia ORV chassis with a twist.Back in the day Brat and Lancia had this plastic shocks with only the Frog being the expensive kit with alloy shocks.The old ORV C-tree had this shock cylinders to use in Brat and Lancia. Its great to see who the mind works towards simple solutions.

mongoose1983  26/02/2012 04:06:15
Well, they work ''good'' when over the table. Will take me some time to test them... will sure let you know.
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skywhelp  26/02/2012 03:46:32
Good use of old parts I always like to see a bit of recycling, let us know how they run, top job!

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Crash Cramer  26/02/2012 03:38:56
Looks like a good fix to me, how does it work?

 

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