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  1. Rest in peace Willis. Thank you for your contribution to the hobby (many forums) and may your memory and advice live on through TamiyaClub. You will be greatly missed.
  2. I don't have an MB01, but I'm going to hazard a guess you are at the limitations of those huge plastic drive cups. The dogbone is fouling on the cup, and your steering servo is asking for more throw, pushing the dogbone on the cup, and pressing the arms off the lower ball joint. Is there any evidence on the dogbones that the cups have been touching the shaft? Just an idea... No happy the body can't be lowered to a desirable height, but as with other m-chassis cars, I've had to shorten the dampers and ride height of the chassis to get body where I want it to sit.
  3. Last weekend (Friday) I did and oil change on my DD and my truck. I got a new DA polisher with the gift card i got for my birthday back in July and spent the whole weekend cutting and polishing my truck. It has been painted over a year now and there was some sanding marks here and there from when the painter had sanded out some imperfections and not polished them out. So I went over the whole truck 3 times and got the paint 90% there, then polished and waxed.
  4. Because nobody can drive a rwd m-chassis rally car offroad without just sitting there doing donuts? 😄 It would be less frustrating for the inexperienced I would imagine. Looks like I'm going to have to start moonlighting and selling my body to get the funds to acquire all these new m-chassis cars 🤦
  5. Found the spare mount... old one looks a bit.. 😬
  6. What. No, Ouch, you can't go! I'm so sorry to hear the bad news, I thought you'd had enough of playing with rc cars, I didn't think you meant you were leaving the world behind! 🥺 Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful builds with us and being such an asset to our community... I for one have always enjoyed your posts. We are going to miss you a lot around here.
  7. Yeah they get a bit of a hammering. My kids haven't driven them in a long time so they are a bit rusty, so there's a bit of full throttle- cartwheel - keep going antics lol, but they've enjoyed themselves and that's the main thing 😁 Yeah cracker day today! If it's the same tomorrow hopefully I can scoot over to redwoods in the arvo 👌
  8. Had my kids this weekend, took the dump truck and the lunchbox with us. 5 minutes in and the lunchbox gets a bit noisy. Now my ex bought this for my my birthday I think around 2008ish, and to be absolutely honest, the only original parts on it is probably the uprights, rear axles, bumper, and possibly the front tyres, absolutely everything else has been changed from original, it's had a HARD life. Maybe I am forgetting a part here, because as this has been through two gearbox casings, multiple sets of wheels, 3 chassis carcasses, front arms (flogged out) subframes, gears, you name it, I don't think I've ever 'broken' the motor spacer, but... now I have lol.
  9. Always thought I'd get my hands on a WW2, but I know it would end up in the 'kids runners' pile and get wrecked like the Heavy Dump truck and Lunchbox. Personally, I'd like a FF tourer of some kind, not sure if an early one or later, filled with hop ups, but either way it would more than likely end up on the shelf not getting use.
  10. What Tamiya does best, is make us lot broke! 🤣
  11. Finally got out with an rc, it's been quite some time unfortunately 😕
  12. Yeah they certainly looks a little agricultural. I quite like the old school bigger sidewall, white lettering type look. Unfortunately the 'in a perfect world' wheels I really want are 18x10 and 18x12 and stupid expensive. I put the center caps on, and I must say, I like these far better than the Centerlines I had on previously... Now I just have to roll the rear lips with a rubber mallet and a heat gun, called a guy that does them professionally and he won't touch it because they are double lipped.
  13. If that's the end result, @Wooders28.. that's going to look gorgeous Got my tyres fitted. I tried one of the beauty rings and the center caps on one wheel and I'm not sure, kind of like the raw look of a silver painted steelie at the moment 🤔😄 Funny thing is, I was actually considering painting the wheels gloss black and just running the center caps, so it had that Nascar (or squad car lol) look. Did a poll on FB with pics of both and majority said do them silver. Have to get the rear guards rolled because the offset is lower on these wheels an I put a wider tyre on the rear.
  14. Sold my Grand Hauler and Tanker trailer this week, that's 3 truck and trailers I've sold now. Got two left.
  15. Yeah same here in NZ, any flashing (of headlights you bunch of sickos) to warn others of any police presence is illegal here, we wouldn't want people to slow down, just pay the revenue, right? You've done a nice job on that steering shaft, looks good all tidied up and painted 👍 I like what youve done with the wheels. I looked into buying a sand blasting box but like you, I knew my compressor wouldnt support it. Watched youtube for gravity home jobs and it looked labourous considering how much I had to do (quite pitted) and when i went and got a quote, he charged me $220NZD (£110) to do the fronts and backs of all four. It's something I'm looking into later, either that or the Cunningham Machine one 👍
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