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Aurora Tuff Ones chassis... or not?


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#1 Ted Bier

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:24 AM

So I have this silver solid rivet chassis, I think it's an Aurora Tuff Ones, but I thought those had fatter tires on back?

As I write this I'm realizing how stupid this question is because at any time during the life of this thing all could have been changed out!

It has an 20 Ohm Christmas tree armature, silver armature brushes, and a plastic middle gear.

It did have a Ford GT body on it in Gulf livery with the #5.

So just what is it!?

Thanks!

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:55 AM

Basic T-Jet. Tuff ones chassis was silver plated. Had different final gear ratio. Never used that arm. Used a green wire red tip arm. Had stronger magnets that were painted. And of course, different wheels and tires. 


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Posted 04 December 2019 - 11:06 AM

Thanks for the info Wolf  !

The only reason why I posted this, is because the chassis is silver .

Yes a bit worn chassis, but silver .

I took a couple more pics to show .

Thanks !

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 11:20 AM

Hard to tell, but it looks to me like the LR wheel is a wide "Tough Ones" wheel.

 

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 11:23 AM

It looked copper in the first pic. I think it's probably an early Tuff ones chassis with solid rivets. Most had open rivets. It appears the chassis itself is Tuff ones. Everything else has been changed to standard T-jet somewhere along the way. You can see lots of pry marks etc. where the original wheels etc. were removed.


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Posted 04 December 2019 - 11:24 AM

I just took a close look Roto.

Those hubs have just enough room for a pair of skinny tires .



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Posted 04 December 2019 - 11:42 AM

One last clue that things were changed is that the rear axle is copper and the front is silver. They never came this way. Always the same color front and rear. 


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