[Rebuild] Calzone's Rockstar RX7.8

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[Rebuild] Calzone's Rockstar RX7.8

Postby Calzone » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:52 pm

Yep, it's getting another makeover/transformation :mrgreen: Used my Rockstar Tamiya RX7 FD3s and an HPI RX8 190mm front. Rear widefenders are from my first Tamiya RX7 FD3s.
Some pic's so far:
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Used cheap spray can paint from the Action, stuff works perfectly on shells and only costs €2,-! Stickers were ordered at Touge Speed Shop.
To do:
-Paint sideskirts
-Place home made Rockstar Energy Drink decals
-Clear headlights and get buckets
-Do sunroof
-mesh behind the front bumper
-V-mount intercooler setup
-Add some more decals

It is not perfect, but this shell has been beaten up for 2 years or so, so it's good as it is :lol:
Hate it or love it, but i thinks it's awesome! :twisted:

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Re: [Rebuild] Calzone's Rockstar RX7.8

Postby woody_294 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:53 pm

Like it! Rough and ready. Cut out bits could do with a little extra attention. Stickerbomb rear window looks sweet!

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Re: [Rebuild] Calzone's Rockstar RX7.8

Postby mart1nn » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:06 pm

Do you happen to have the stickerbomb on a .jpg file or any way to share it?

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Re: [Rebuild] Calzone's Rockstar RX7.8

Postby Calzone » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:30 pm

No, sorry mate :( I planned to scan it in, but forgot and started cutting and then i remembered again.. They don't cost a lot though, something like 8,50 pound from Touge Speed Shop A4 size ;)

@Woody: Thanks mate, cut out parts are going to get the attention needed, this is how i got the shell ;)

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Re: [Rebuild] Calzone's Rockstar RX7.8

Postby Calzone » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:03 pm

So, haven't had much time, so i have done little work on the RX7.8. Main focus is now on my chassis for D1:10 next week.
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To do:
-V-mount setup
-Yokomo exhaust
-Printing numberplates
-Rear bumper stickers RX7
-Panellines
-Clearing blue front light
-Buckets?
Maybe the shell doesn't survive next week, so i can't promise that it ever will be finished :lol:
Tell me what ya think! :)

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Re: [Rebuild] Calzone's Rockstar RX7.8

Postby photobynaked_ » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:06 pm

Very nice! i like the compiled sticker on the back! :up:
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Re: [Rebuild] Calzone's Rockstar RX7.8

Postby fatboy » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:01 am

Very nice

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Re: [Rebuild] Calzone's Rockstar RX7.8

Postby Calzone » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:32 am

I see I never posted the finished product, probably because it never is, but i've got no inspiration anymore, so this is probably the way it will stay. It's not far from dying, so not really worth to do much on it anymore. Don't mind the missing paint, it get's used :lol:
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The Overdose CR Kiwami's were actually the bronze (ugly brown) ones, but have been sprayed with thin layers of silver.

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Re: [Rebuild] Calzone's Rockstar RX7.8

Postby fatboy » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:40 pm

Very nice

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Re: [Rebuild] Calzone's Rockstar RX7.8

Postby Calzone » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:57 pm

Thanks mate! :) Last finishing touch, the edges of the front bumper looked kinda rough, so i made a Rauh Welt- style bumper lip from schrink tube:
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Re: [Rebuild] Calzone's Rockstar RX7.8

Postby NW Drift » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:19 pm

That's pretty cool with the two body styles mixed into one car. It looks like something an amateur drifter who does all of his own work would drive. |O| :up:
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Re: [Rebuild] Calzone's Rockstar RX7.8

Postby multi-bash » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:16 pm

Nice patina on the rear fender. I always saved old bodies.. but never sure how I'd re-use them. Well done!
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Re: [Rebuild] Calzone's Rockstar RX7.8

Postby Calzone » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:25 am

Thanks a lot guys! :)

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Re: [Rebuild] Calzone's Rockstar RX7.8

Postby femur » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:32 pm

Looks really good man!

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Re: [Rebuild] Calzone's Rockstar RX7.8

Postby Calzone » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:32 am

Thank you! :D It's going wingless and diffuserless now :lol: Had a drift day today and before finishing the first lap i already lost my wing :lol: Not much later i also lost the diffuser which i though would have gone first :mrgreen: It doesn't matter though, it's actually even sexier without wing and diffuser :oops:

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Re: [Rebuild] Calzone's Rockstar RX7.8

Postby RickyME » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:18 pm

very nice this Quimerx-7.8 hehehe! what was the light bucket you have used on rx-8?? thanks!!

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Re: [Rebuild] Calzone's Rockstar RX7.8

Postby RickyME » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:41 am

I'm pretty sure that you fited the yokomo soarer light buckets for the RX-8 headlights, right?? AWESOME!!

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Re: [Rebuild] Calzone's Rockstar RX7.8

Postby Calzone » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:22 pm

Jup, those are Soarer buckets in the front, they require little modding and thus fit perfectly :up:

I can anounce that after 3 years of duty it's going with retirement, the paint is flaking off everywhere and it's kinda cracked up now :down: So next year i'm back with a new Tamiya RX7, let's see if that's going to make it throught three years either :lol:
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