Scale RC Forum Forum Members’ Builds Off-Road builds RC4WD Blazer V8 TF2

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  • #97005
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    Finally it arrived !!!

    What an illusion to see the box:

    Sin título by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    Sin título by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    And I start to take out, first a pair of jellies for the V8, some pulleys and the ignition, they did not have more sweets in stock …

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    Nothing else open, a little screw to the ground, we’ll see if it is missing somewhere or it comes from more:

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    Wet does not come hehe :

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    The bags with details and paraphernalia vary :

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    Another bag with wall and battery charger NIMH:

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    And the transmiter , which comes prepared with the third channel for winch:

    Sin título by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    I take it out of the box, well protected comes for the compact that is the box and what it includes. First impression, and although I had seen the body live more times, not so the v8 and the r4, but more beautiful live than in the truth photo, used to buy cars, the truth that has surprised me pleasantly:

    Sin título by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    Sin título by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    Sin título by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    The wheels, precious the truth, the screws and elacabado with the front locks:

    Sin título by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    And the backs the different cap:

    Sin título by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    And what I most expected to see, the V8 with the R4 and the double front shock absorber, quality finishes and detail, impressed me I’m really jejeje, win live:

    Sin título by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

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    For the time being it’s everything, it’s a workshop, first to change the yota1 for some yota2 with ballistic caps and change wheels hehehe, then more things that I’ll tell you.

     

    Nothing else open, a little screw to the ground, we’ll see if it is missing somewhere or it comes from more:

    Sin título by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    There were two screws, they were from the inner ring of one of the rims, it is complete and perfect

     

    Test the wheels:​

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    And the axes that will lead to the wait:

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    I changed the fuel tank for one of alu in red from RC4WD:

    Sin título by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    I have advanced the servo to be able to decorate the motor hole with the RC4WD pulleys and ornaments:

    Sin título by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    I have mounted the Yota2 of RC4WD with the ballistic diff covers of RC4WD, more elegant and with the direction behind the axle . I had thought of another system with forwarding but like that is enough. I have also removed the smaller leaf spring in front and back, I have mounted soft springs in rear shock that include them as OEM and in the front suspension I have left one of the shock absorbers on each side without a spring. It is softer and it twists easier, it has won a lot:

    Sin título by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

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    Another detail that I had kept at home, the RC4WD hub nuts Mikey Thomson:​

    Sin título by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

     

    A few more things, I needed urgent help and take the opportunity to ask for the bull bar:​

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    Some pictures more hehehe:​

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    #97011
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    Very nice Alberto, what is this kit exactly, is it a custom RTR from RC4WD?

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    #97014
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    Very nice Alberto, what is this kit exactly, is it a custom RTR from RC4WD?

    Yes is an RTR :

    https://store.rc4wd.com/RC4WD-Trail-Finder-2-RTR-wChevrolet-Blazer-Body-Set-Limited-Edition_p_5694.html

    With other extras from rc4wd , yota 2 (rtr comes with yota1) , fuel cell …

    #97017
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    Always loved the Blazer, you have added some great details to that.

    I look forward to your report on how it drives

    Al..

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    #97037
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    Always loved the Blazer, you have added some great details to that.

    I look forward to your report on how it drives

    Thanks mate, there are many extras and euros until I go for a walk …

    #106966
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    After a long time, I will assemble the accessories

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    Radiator , distributor , water pump , pulley kit , thermostat , exhaust headers …

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    Rc4wd v8 extra parts install by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    Rc4wd v8 extra parts install by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    Rc4wd v8 extra parts install by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    1 of the 4 radiator clamps was broken so it only takes 3

    Rc4wd v8 extra parts install by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    Rc4wd v8 extra parts install by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr
    And after assembling everything, without instructions of anything, following the photos of the web of rc4wd, when mounting the body, the wall in front of the dashboard makes butt with the distributor and can not be mounted without cutting the body
    Rc4wd v8 extra parts install by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    Rc4wd v8 extra parts install by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    And bull bar :

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    Well, year after year we are putting hours on the Blazer who is still a virgin ……

    Finally, the front suspension is moved, with no spring in any place and I have changed the turrets sideways because if not, the shock absorbers did not work well. I have also disassembled the V8 again because when changing the ignition distributor the spark plug wires had to be changed too and for this we had to disassemble the manifolds. Once everything is in order, a retightening of screws that comes from a loose source, and also grease as God commands that they are very fair in grease, at least for my taste.

    Some workshop photos:

    Here everything is taken out:

    89C90988-6E47-42D8-8417-CBBED0E11293 by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

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    Here you see that it is necessary to remove manifolds for the cables:

    E8729EBF-D924-45D8-9318-E801DE01D43D by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    Here we can see where the shock absorber should coincide so that it works as it should and where the turrets are as standard:

    572EDE5B-1A46-452B-AF8D-09FADE007376 by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    So when you turn around, they look like this and work like a vice:

    BDA34D56-559B-4D78-A87B-437EB37E089C by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    A photo of the R4 broken down jjejejejje:

    IMG_1132 by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    I have to add that the front suspension did not move at all unless you took the car with one hand and the axle with the other, with the car’s own weight it did not move even a millimeter, now it has about 2-3cm of travel, less than the shock absorbers allow, or higher turrets are placed or 25% of the shock absorber travel is lost

     

    Things are still coming, and more that will come, after a fight via mail with the RC4WD after-sales service, in the end they make me an account on their website for future orders in their online store, just as I said The bad, I say the good, excellent after-sales service the truth, at the moment, with more fight or less, every problem has done something to solve it, so I can be happy that almost 2 years later, they have had a commercial attention and it is Very much appreciated.

    Some gummies that will be for another but they arrived:

    IMG_1223 by alberto espinosa, en Flickr

    And the rear leaf brackets, to prevent it from snagging:

    IMG_1266 by alberto espinosa, en Flickr

    IMG_1274 by alberto espinosa, en Flickr

     

    More work, I changed the electronics, a servo from 38kg to 6v with the hobbywing 1080 ESC. Motor I have left the same to see that. I have put more elegant covers to the cables in the part that is seen under the hood. With this configuration everything has entered the aluminum tank and I have been able to remove the tray from the middle.

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    Released !!! Pleasantly surprised on the ground, very happy

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    #106985
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    I leave a photo of Saturday in the hangout, I did not make a cabpar, this happened to me Tiko … hehehe

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    Here the result of the hangout hehehehe, it already has character!

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    And now I get inside:

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    #107021
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    This weekend , read bed in matt black & interior paint .

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    #107041
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    That’s all looking very tidy and some great pics.  I feel the urge to do another Blazer.

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    #107138
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    2 of the emblems that I requested for the vanquish, I have put them on the Blazer, I did not want to load the Vanquish anymore and being chrome metallic, the Blazer is also very good.

    Although I know how deformed, it is because of the brightness of the chrome, but these anagrams are beautiful, there are for more models: http://club5racing.com/
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    #107216
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    VIEWING THE PANORAMA of quarantine and teleworking, so in a little while I will see if I cover holes …:

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    it’s time to outline and paint but it already has another pint

    #107218
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    In the absence of battery and brake pipes, the less it will remain:

    Sin título by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

    Sin título by alberto espinosa[/url], en Flickr

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