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PostSubject: 1/5 Yankee Restoration   Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:27 pm

Hey guys you have probably already heard me talking about the 1/5 scale I'm getting well I received it today and this is what I am starting with. Looks pretty good other than being dirty and a little surface rust on some linkages.
Overall length from bumper to bumper is 34.5 inches




Here is somemore closeup pictures



Front end







Rear end






F7 Motor and drivetrain







Body (Beat up but will work for now)


Here's one for size comparsion


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PostSubject: Re: 1/5 Yankee Restoration   Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:48 am

I know you've done work...but no pichers of the overhaul? Come on marky poo.








*see how that is done there Trey?* Razz
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PostSubject: Start of linkages   Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:26 am

Here is some of the linkages that I started refinishing.
The one on the bottom is how they came and the one on the top was a test to see what it was going to look like after I blued them. They still need a little work in the thread area but looks pretty good IMO.



I should be able to get some more stuff done this weekend and will post as soon I get something done.

On another note the servo that comes with the car is called a Turn Force servo from Yankee which is a Rack and Pinion set-up and after doing some tear down and inspection I have found that someone has already hacked this thing up pretty good. So I posted a thread on QuarterScalelegends and was contacted by the owner of Yankee in France and he has offered to rebuild this servo for me (will see what it cost first) this is his post "Hello, Turn Force is really special servo, normaly it is a old product about 1993. I think it is useful to revise your TF. I repar it, but it is necessery to send it to France. If the electronic parts is available, just I change one composant and the electric motor. It is not expensive and I can do it fast. You can send me directly a mail at : yankeeshop@gmail.fr
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Bruno/YANKEE"

I thought that was pretty cool that the owner from that company is offering to save that little piece of history. This is what it looks like inside the servo.


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PostSubject: Re: 1/5 Yankee Restoration   Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:37 am

Dude...Bruno sent you an email!

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PostSubject: Re: 1/5 Yankee Restoration   Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:39 am

What's funny is that he might look something like that!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1/5 Yankee Restoration   Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:04 pm

Crazy french!
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PostSubject: Re: 1/5 Yankee Restoration   Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:48 am

lol
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PostSubject: Front End   Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:37 pm

I made some headway on the front end today.

This is what the Cell Plates AKA Bulkheads looked like before I started


After a little work.


This is one half of the front Bulkheads assembled---Before---



---After--- Very Happy



Side by Side look of Bulkheads




Shocks




That's what I was able to get done today while the crazy 2 year old was sleeping.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/5 Yankee Restoration   Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:49 pm

nice job look like its coming along
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PostSubject: Re: 1/5 Yankee Restoration   Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:36 am

Nice Polish !

Do you over spray somthing after polishing to prevent corrosion again ?
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PostSubject: Re: 1/5 Yankee Restoration   Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:49 am

Thanks for the compliments guys. Very Happy
I thought about sealing it but decided not to. With what this car is gonna do (hold the shelf down) there really isn't any need to. Alot of what was on those bulkheads was whoever had it before me sanded it with 80 grit sandpaper in turn it looked really rough. But with a little sanding with 220, 400, 600, 1000 and then the buffer it turned out pretty good. I was able to get the frontend put back together but I still want to get all new screws for it but I put it back together anyways.

Thanks again and I will update when I get more done.
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PostSubject: Update   Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:19 pm

I was able to get some more done this weekend.

Some of this is the same as the front, lots of cleaning, sanding and buffing.

Before



After



Side by Side



Diff rebuild







New Zenoah Clutch Assembly w/ Yankee vented clutch bell(Didn't want to fork out the cash for a "Yankee" clutch)





Chassis with Front end (I couldn't decide what to do with it so decided to polish Evil or Very Mad)



That's what I was able to get done this weekend. I should have all new screws in my hands by next weekend and start getting this thing back together.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/5 Yankee Restoration   Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:34 pm

Looking good man. Keep up the good work.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/5 Yankee Restoration   Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:02 am

That's some serious polishing Mark. That is one beast of an RC.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/5 Yankee Restoration   Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:41 am

LOOK at the BLING it puts RapSingersGrillz to shame xD
GOOD JOB !!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1/5 Yankee Restoration   Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:46 pm

I had a guy from QuarterScaleLegends send me some pics on his recommendation as to what wheels and body to use. That is a 1/4 scale Renualt Alpine body and 1/4 wheels ..... I think it looks killer but it would cost $353.00 Shocked before shipping so I don't know if I really need that right now, but it does look great.

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PostSubject: Re: 1/5 Yankee Restoration   Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:48 pm

Ask Dominator to the rescue !!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1/5 Yankee Restoration   Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:50 pm

Germanese wrote:
Ask Dominator to the rescue !!!

WHATTTT???


Oh yeah Vacuum Former extraordinaire!!!! Soooo Dean when are you gonna make me one of these?


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PostSubject: Re: 1/5 Yankee Restoration   Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:25 am

I got the stuff yesterday to get this thing finished since my family threw away some of my linkages and they were going to be an arm and a leg the get the originals from France.

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PostSubject: Re: 1/5 Yankee Restoration   Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:20 pm

That would be one bad monkey body mang.
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