Results 1 to 31 of 31
  1. #1
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    106
    I was unhappy with my original restoration! so i found a version 1 Nitro Hawk on ebay, and got to work, i swapped the chassis's and painted my original chassis, the version 1 chassis was almost mint... i restored my original hawk to MINT condition and restored the version 1 with spare parts & i had a trx pro .15 from my old Nitro 4-tec Pro. bought some new parts also like new fuel tank and new front bumper, fuel lines. And to finish the restoration i found an Original TRX Radio 2020 in mint condition, the only thing it was missing the AA battery holder, but i easily went to radio shack and bought the aa holder...
    [The ebay Version 1 Nitro Hawk i bought "good condition chassis"]

    [my original 20 year old Nitro Hawk, swapped chassis, some nuts & bolts & shock springs]


    [NEW fuel tank, fuel lines, front bumper, tires & wheels, TRX Pro .15]

    [Found my original 2018 servo ]

    [NEW stock 20T clutch bell, flywheel]


    [Original Nitro Hawk Body, "replica ebay", & original decals 6 month hunt on ebay]


    Continued on 2nd thread...



    [This is the paint i used to paint MIP 360 Stinger Exhaust to match Heat Sink ]

    [Original TRX 2020 *MINT* ]


    [Original Box came with version 1]



    [Version 1 white plastic NITRO HAWK]





    [Nitro Sport Body w/ Nitro Hawk Decals]





    [Paint i used to paint my original chassis before the swap]




    [Posing ]



    bump for the cause lol
    Last edited by cooleocool; 11-01-2012 at 05:43 PM. Reason: post merge
    Burn it...

  2. #2
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    106
    Just finished polishing, painting and installing my side-pipe setup!!! theres nothing like Vintage Traxxas theyre so beautiful!!!




    no one has anything to say about these beautiful machines!!!
    Last edited by cooleocool; 01-11-2013 at 08:16 PM. Reason: post merge
    Burn it...

  3. #3
    RC Competitor
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    90
    i do! AWESOME!!!
    revo 3.3 tmaxx 3.3 ofna hyper 7

  4. #4
    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Wolfslash16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Riverton Utah
    Posts
    4,357
    I just can't see the pictures. But, from what you wrote, nice job!
    Sl2sh Slayer Summit Sl4sh Teton/Rally T-Maxx Pnde

  5. #5
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    106
    Quote Originally Posted by outlawbrett View Post
    i do! AWESOME!!!
    Thank you man!!! i appreciate it i agree they came out awesome!!!
    Burn it...

  6. #6
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    106
    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    I just can't see the pictures. But, from what you wrote, nice job!
    u got to see the pics!!! sorry... i think if your trying to view from a cell phone the problem might be that the pics are very high res...



    Watch the language. Offensive and profane language is not allowed here.
    Last edited by Double G; 01-13-2013 at 05:47 PM.
    Burn it...

  7. #7
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    220
    Ridiculous, good work. I owned rc cars in the 80's never any nitro but you are an artist. Those look like they can compete today with a brand new rig. Excellent craftmanship.

  8. #8
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    106
    Quote Originally Posted by Next perce View Post
    Ridiculous, good work. I owned rc cars in the 80's never any nitro but you are an artist. Those look like they can compete today with a brand new rig. Excellent craftmanship.
    THANK YOU!!! I appreciate that man!!! I take a lot of pride into restoring & customizing my toys from small to BIG thx again glad u enjoyed it
    Burn it...

  9. #9
    RC poster
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    5
    Looks stunning!

    I've got 2 nitro hawks myself, a 1992 white plastic with image .12 and a black plastic TRX .12 unknown year. My 1992 one was quite clean when i got it in October but its bashed weekly, so its a mix of black and white now with the TRX .12 engine in. But its stripped down almost weekly and cleaned after every bashing session which usually involves a trip to the beach too.
    Going to mod the other one with disk brake and a 5 port nova rossi race engine I've got lying around - going to require cutting of the chassis but it was bent anyway when i got it - its straight now but its had a hard life lol, and it aint going to get any better any time soon :-)

  10. #10
    RC Champion
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Buffalo NY
    Posts
    1,330
    Beautiful work.
    Make it idiot-proof and along comes a better idiot

  11. #11
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    106
    Quote Originally Posted by Gavin28 View Post
    Looks stunning!

    I've got 2 nitro hawks myself, a 1992 white plastic with image .12 and a black plastic TRX .12 unknown year. My 1992 one was quite clean when i got it in October but its bashed weekly, so its a mix of black and white now with the TRX .12 engine in. But its stripped down almost weekly and cleaned after every bashing session which usually involves a trip to the beach too.
    Going to mod the other one with disk brake and a 5 port nova rossi race engine I've got lying around - going to require cutting of the chassis but it was bent anyway when i got it - its straight now but its had a hard life lol, and it aint going to get any better any time soon :-)
    NICE!!! luv the nitro hawks! keep me posted would luv to see sum pics... and thank you
    Burn it...

  12. #12
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    106
    Quote Originally Posted by zippogeek View Post
    Beautiful work.
    thank you man! I appreciate it!!!
    Burn it...

  13. #13
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    New York State: Snowbelt
    Posts
    747
    That truck is gorgeous. Nearly mint! Amazing job man! I would love to have a vintage for myself. Someday...!
    SUMMIT |MERV * FIVE-T * REVO-E| T- MAXX-E

  14. #14
    RC poster
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    5
    Hey GmoneyGrip, these are my 2 hawks as i received them.









    Only the white one is complete as you can see, the black one is for spares but eventually going to be a project to try a disk brake mod out and work out how to but a SG cranked engine in there.

    Was at the beach yesterday, and stripped something in the gear box, going to have a look tomorrow and see what the damage is.

  15. #15
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    106
    Quote Originally Posted by TraxxasSummitCrawler View Post
    That truck is gorgeous. Nearly mint! Amazing job man! I would love to have a vintage for myself. Someday...!
    thank u man!!! keep hunting theyre out there just need to keep searching for the right one in the right condition thx again
    Burn it...

  16. #16
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    106
    Gavin28 - Hey bro SWEET!!! nice u got an original image .12 model & trx .12 model too, i wish i still had my trx .12... i have the original image .12 in decent condition but im not keeping it
    Burn it...

  17. #17
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    106
    For everyone who hasnt seen where it all started, this is my ORIGINAL thread when i first started the restoration but i was very unhappy with the results and started all over again... http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...estore-Project!!!
    Burn it...

  18. #18
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    187
    looks good.. makes me want to restore one.........

  19. #19
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    106
    Quote Originally Posted by Madd802 View Post
    looks good.. makes me want to restore one.........
    thx man appreciate it... i luv restoring vintage TRAXXAS You should restore for sure, its a fun project...
    Burn it...

  20. #20
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    187
    I have 1999 t maxx 15 pro. That i am turning into my shelf queen i have all the original paper work and box

  21. #21
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Sioux City, Iowa
    Posts
    189
    I can't wait to do the same thing in twenty years to my revo and jato. If they'll have the parts around. Slowly but surely going to get em both to show quality

  22. #22
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    106
    Quote Originally Posted by 1_handed_bandit_green View Post
    I can't wait to do the same thing in twenty years to my revo and jato. If they'll have the parts around. Slowly but surely going to get em both to show quality
    Sweet bro... i got a second generation T-maxx with trx 2.5 that im upgrading to a 3.3 very soon, new thread on its way keep me posted when u start restoring them... thx for viewing...
    Burn it...

  23. #23
    RC poster
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Posts
    8
    Please do take the time to read the rules and post in the proper section.
    Last edited by Double G; 05-25-2013 at 12:04 PM.

  24. #24
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    106
    quick bump for everyone who hasn't seen it...
    Burn it...

  25. #25
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    106
    Quote Originally Posted by Madd802 View Post
    I have 1999 t maxx 15 pro. That i am turning into my shelf queen i have all the original paper work and box
    Nice first gen t-maxxs r hard to find these days... keep me posted when u finish turning it into a shelf queen
    Burn it...

  26. #26
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    My home, Squirrelville, Wild West
    Posts
    789
    Cool truck! How's it perform on the track? I'd recommend swapping out the tires. Those "Pro Trax" ones sure wear out quick!
    And there he goes with the carbon...

  27. #27
    RC Champion
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Nuclear Power Plant drainage ditch
    Posts
    2,714
    Very nice restoration! Now take it to Pawn Stars!
    All those who believe psychokinesis raise my hand

  28. #28
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    106
    Quote Originally Posted by MooseSlash View Post
    Cool truck! How's it perform on the track? I'd recommend swapping out the tires. Those "Pro Trax" ones sure wear out quick!
    thx man! i appreciate it! tire r really good but they do wear out pretty quick but she performs really good! they both do...

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzforbrains View Post
    Very nice restoration! Now take it to Pawn Stars!
    hahaha never!!! u can check back with 20 years from now if the post is still alive and they will still be in my posession lol... black chassis is already a shelf queen after testing was done!
    Last edited by Double G; 12-19-2013 at 12:55 PM.
    Burn it...

  29. #29
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    106
    bump for all my Nitro Hawk lovers who hasn't seen my post...
    Burn it...

  30. #30
    RC poster
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    1
    i am new here and was wondering if anyone would be interested in purchasing my nitro hawk?

  31. #31
    Marshal Double G's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Putting the wet stuff on the hot stuff
    Posts
    9,762
    Quote Originally Posted by kissfan4 View Post
    i am new here and was wondering if anyone would be interested in purchasing my nitro hawk?
    Take it to the proper forum after reading the rules.
    The Super Derecho

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •