Grumpy pants

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  1. Grumpy pants

    Wild Willy 2 Tips Please.

    Rear end back together CVA’s and bearing fitted, just waiting on the new wheelie bar to arrive. Next is centring the Servo and waiting for the alloy Servo posts to turn up as well. I get a real kick out of using things I already have, even the small stuff, like grease or grommets 😊
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    wanted sand scorcher plastic wheel set

    Hi Doc, I have a vintage set of rear wheels and tyres and a vintage set of front tyres that can be sold. All the best Simon
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    Wild Willy 2 Tips Please.

    Great choice of wheels and tyres. I take it you have Blitzer rear wheels all round? I can’t tell if the Aquashot is 4 Blitzer front wheels or 4 back wheels? I like this look it makes me think of the original WW.
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    Wild Willy 2 Tips Please.

    Hi Max, L piece now removed and the tabs on the chassis rail, just needs a quick tidy up with the dremel. Both good threads thanks for the links I’ll continue to pick tips off them. Yep CVA’s will be fitted and I’ve treated this one to a new wheelie bar, having less models means there’s a little more pocket money to spend on the keepers. Trying out the melting sprues in nail polish remover this week, I fancy trying to repair the gaping hole in Sand Scorcher bonnet if I can. All the best Simon
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    Wild Willy 2 Tips Please.

    Hi Rob, Thanks for the tips, I’m going for sensible speed upgrades, the last WW2 we had was box standard on Nimh and we were quite happy but a bit more pep this time around for ‘Dad’ is the plan 😊. So 20T pinion and a sports tuned motor will be plenty for me. Good tips on the servo posts and servo saved. Both have been ordered and will be upgraded with Tamiya hop ups. Bought a wheelie bar too, but just a modest upgrade from stock. CVA’s will be added and the body will be lowered, So it’s rapidly changing and should still be fun to drive. All the best Simon
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    Wild Willy 2 Tips Please.

    So I’ve trimmed the tabs off the chassis and taken the L off the body this morning. Found the 2 CVA shocks, Sports Tuned motor, 20T steel pinion, ESC and a new servo from my spares. Ordered Hi Torque servo horn, the other pair of CVA’s and some alloy servo posts.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Trimmed the WW2 body and chassis and then I ordered some hop ups for it.
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    WTD WT01/WR01 E9 Parts

    Hi Mark, I’ve been through my spares and I haven’t got these parts, I’m sorry I was pretty sure I would have them. Hopefully someone else in TC will them for you. All the best Simon
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    WTD WT01/WR01 E9 Parts

    Hi Mark, I’ll have look tomorrow and let you what I’ve got. All the best Simon
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    WTD WT01/WR01 E9 Parts

    Hi Mark, Can you post a picture of the part you need and then I can check my loose spares for you. All the best Simon
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    Wild Willy 2 Tips Please.

    Awesome info guys. I’m just at the rear suspension reassembly and I have a pair of CVA’s in my spares box so they can go on. I’ll remove the tabs from the chassis rails next and track down some shocks for the front. I’ve got a new wheelie bar and alloy servo horn sitting in my spares that were destined for the LB that I can use for now to keep this project moving. I’ll get some pictures up and running when I next get a chance to tinker. 20T pinion and Sports tuned on NiMH will probably be the way forward on this one. Yes will be cutting the L off the underside of the body as well. I really like the Blitzer wheel combo too, some years ago on TC there was a really cool thread on a go faster WW2 in OZ. Berman they are the most fun and in my modest Tamiya opinion a must have 😉. Working today, kids over tonight, back soon and thank you for all the tips everyone.
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    WANTED - Servos

    I’m pretty sure I have some spare HJ. How Many do you need and any particular ranges?
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    Wild Willy 2 Tips Please.

    I bought a used WW2 a few months ago and I’m now starting to reassemble it. The plan is too keep it long term and start with mild mods. We ran an XB WW2 for many years with 1 small breakage so I know I don’t need to go bonkers, but what are the best upgrades to make initially? ✅ Sports tuned ✅ Bearing ✅ 20T pinion ✅ Lower the body ✅ Shocks CVA’s ✅ Wheelie bar upgrade Any how all suggestions welcome! Thank you Simon
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Reassembled my WW2 gearbox with bearings and now I’m up and running I’ll put the rest of the chassis back together slowly but surely. Decided I’m going to fix the gaping hole in the Scorcher bonnet next.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I took the running boards and bottom edge of the rear wings off my scrap Sand Scorcher shell tonight. Sand paper next too tidy it up and then maybe fix the hole that’s been punched into the boot lid.