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Forum: Mardave 6 Days Ago
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Posted By xfactor
Sorry Alan.....:( Here you...

Sorry Alan.....:(

Here you go......:)......:lol::lol::lol:

Weather still holding me up with body......:cry:
Forum: Mardave 1 Week Ago
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Posted By xfactor
Front Bumper....

With the great weather we have had today. I had planned to paint the body, but it will have to wait a week or so for the weather to pick up.

So I decided to drill and see if I could countersink...
Forum: Mardave 1 Week Ago
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Posted By xfactor
Mardave COBRA ECO.

My opinion is,

I think Mardave have got this spot on. Its what should of been first.

Lets look at the price back in 1991.

£99.99

Lets look at the price in 2021
Forum: Mardave 1 Week Ago
Replies: 104
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Posted By xfactor
Front Bumper and Undertray

Hi Alan,

Bumper.

The bumper is double sided taped for now. Just to see how the fit was. I will drill and countersink if there is enough material to countersink as the screw heads are tiny...
Forum: Mardave 1 Week Ago
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Posted By xfactor
NOW !! The Best Bit !!!!

Now the best bit. Cutting out and Painting the Body.

Body all cut out and ready to be prepped and painted.......:D

CLICK TO ENLARGE PICS............:thumbsup::thumbsup:
Forum: Mardave 1 Week Ago
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Posted By xfactor
Original Mardave Spike Tyres.

I had a set of Original New Mardave Spike Tyres. I thought I would stick them on to see how they look.... If we was running grass, these would be my first choice for wet/damp grass for sure. Very...
Forum: Mardave 1 Week Ago
Replies: 104
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Posted By xfactor
Undertray

Having got a Mardave undertray, I wanted to install it on the top without the complete tray being fitted. So having a think, I remembered the TRF503 using the TRF511 undertray but we had to cut them...
Forum: Mardave 1 Week Ago
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Posted By xfactor
New COBRA

I see there is another NEW Mardave COBRA and a selection of New chassis in different colours....

The New COBRA is called the Mardave COBRA ECO. It is rear motor with big bores... Comes with the...
Forum: Mardave 1 Week Ago
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Posted By xfactor
TRX-3 Shocks. Mardave Wing and COBRA Wheels

After building and fitting the COBRA shocks, I wasn't really happy with them. I cant stop them leaking. I have changed the orings, I have changed the cartridge oring and built them with Associated...
Forum: Mardave 1 Week Ago
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Posted By xfactor
Mardave COBRA Wheels.

New Mardave COBRA Wheels and New Mardave wheel bearings......:thumbsup:

CLICK TO ENLARGE PICS.....
Forum: Mardave 1 Week Ago
Replies: 104
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Posted By xfactor
Front Bumper.

I wanted a front bumper for the COBRA. I have been playing around and came up with a RPM RC10 style front bumper. I made it from 0.5mm metal plate. I then wrapped it in 8D carbon fibre wrap....
Forum: Mardave 1 Week Ago
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Posted By xfactor
Fitting the rear shocks....

Shocks meet COBRA..........:) Droop worked out well with the TOP FORCE driveshafts......:thumbsup:

Now we are looking like a COBRA.....:D

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Forum: Mardave 1 Week Ago
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Posted By xfactor
Rear shocks

As with the fronts, I polished up the rear bodies.....

Shocks ready to fit to the COBRA........:)

CLICK TO ENLARGE PICS....
Forum: Mardave 1 Week Ago
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Posted By xfactor
Rear Shocks...

So managed to do a bit today on the COBRA....:thumbsup:

Rear shocks next.

New Mardave rear COBRA shocks.....

CLICK TO ENLARGE PICS....
Forum: Mardave 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
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Posted By xfactor
Wing...

Not had much time to build the rear shocks yet.

But here is the Original Mardave Wing. Cut out, stickered up and ready to mount to the COBRA......:)

CLICK TO ENLARGE PICS...........:thumbsup:
Forum: Mardave 2 Weeks Ago
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Posted By xfactor
Build...

Thank you Aire.........:thumbsup::thumbsup:
Forum: Mardave 2 Weeks Ago
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Posted By xfactor
Driveshafts, cleaner, droop...

Hi Aire,

Driveshaft (Droop)

Driveshaft.

The driveshafts are 6mm shorter than the Mardave. The Top Force shafts are a perfect fit Aire :) . They allow for complete up-travel without Rear...
Forum: Mardave 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
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Posted By xfactor
Front Shocks fitted

Front Shocks fitted to the COBRA....:thumbsup:

CLICK TO ENLARGE PICS....
Forum: Mardave 2 Weeks Ago
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Posted By xfactor
Front Shocks built...

Front shocks complete.

They are leaking so I will have a re look. I may change the orings and use green slime.

Front shocks ready for the COBRA.....:)

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Forum: Mardave 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
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Posted By xfactor
Polish.

I wanted to give the Mardave COBRA bodies a polish to see how they would come up.

The one on the left has been polished and the one on the right is how it came out the packet......

I think they...
Forum: Mardave 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 2,473
Posted By xfactor
Front Shock parts

Front shock parts out and ready...

CLICK TO ENLARGE PICS....
Forum: Mardave 2 Weeks Ago
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Posted By xfactor
Shocks.

So on to the shocks. I have a choice as I have New in packet Mardave COBRA shocks and also Vintage TRAXXAS TRX 3 Shocks.

So I have a gone for the Mardave for now.

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Forum: Mardave 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
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Posted By xfactor
:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
Forum: Mardave 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 2,473
Posted By xfactor
Wing Wire install

With the wing wire made, I had a spare Top Force wing mounting bracket that worked perfectly with the wire and Top Force wing wire mounts....

All ready for the Wing...
Forum: Mardave 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 2,473
Posted By xfactor
Wing Wire made.

After looking at this, it was easier to cut and bend two single bits of wire. I wanted to keep them as short as possible to prevent bending. With these installed they are both very strong and will...
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