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    New 2007 Hotshot!!!!!!!!!!

    - > I am much with your analysis, and I believed that Tamiya is not direct re-issue the hot-shot instead re-create the 'new' hot-shot using existing - > (current) chassis. Indication from the description of the model do show that being the case. Besides that when I click on the hop-up options that is - > already available to the page of new hot-shot introduction in Tamiya-usa, it shows a list of hopups for DT02 ! Yeah but if you look at the hopups available they really aren't that specific to an actual chassis and I think most of them could be applied to an original hotshot chassis... i.e. cva hopups to replace monoshock, sport tuned motor, bearings... doesn't suggest to me it will be an actual DT02 chassis... I would imagine that maybe internal gears etc may be different, maybe a mount point for a stabiliser could be different to accept other current solutions on modern day counterparts. I doubt very much they would reverse engineer a current chassis but rather make additional changes to the original... cheers James
  2. Hi everyone, I want to order several pairs of Thundershot Tires to restore my falcon and sonic fighter, could someone please look it up in their re-re manual as there isn't one in the manuals section, thanks heaps James Beetlelover
  3. As I work my way down from the Gearbox I have now encountered another problem with the length and diametre of the Frog Axles... i.e. they are meant for Hornet / Frog rear wheels instead of Fox / W O type... I thought no worries I'll use a TA02 Axles but then that is slightly smaller at the cup and won't take the dogbone... does anyone know what axle/cup will I need? cheers James aka Beetlelover
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    Correct Shimming of Wild One Gearbox...

    Thanks for the Advices! I think I know what the problem is, here's me trying to put together the sweetest New Built Wild One and altho it doesn't really add any more performance I thought I'd go as far as I could and add an 850 bearing in there and the trouble with those is that you can't sand them!!! Yeah I've found the gearbox to be a little too tight (notchy, can really feel every tooth of those bevels...) so will revert to a sanded bush!!! I'm not intending to Run this car but just incase it will be future proofed for the possibility, it will pain me a little to have her grounded on the shelf but she'll look good!!! Thanks James
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    Falcon Paint Scheme from old guidebook

    Ha, just read the reply now some year later, thanks for that and important now, this morning I bought a NIB Falcon! Can't wait have got those colours ordered!!! James
  6. Hey everyone... I've just found myself a new Falcon body and I'm looking forward to painting it soon. I remember as a kid when i had my original Falcon painted in the Box art colours how much i prefered the paint job on a Falcon in a Tamiya guide book. Does anyone recollect the picture of a guy holding a trophy with a white and blue Falcon,,, if so could you let me know what year guide book, or even better if someone could send me the image that would be fantastic
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    Looking for Delorean body

    quote: Originally posted by NeoGeo Anyone seen a 1:10 or 1:8 delorean body for sale? id="quote">id="quote"> I'm going to make one eventually but am currently too tired up with work... I have access to a 3D scanner, 3D prototyper/printer and a CNC machine... Before the Delorean I will make a 1/10th scale volkswagen combi to fit on a monster beetle chassis or perhaps something modern like a twin detonator... will follow this thread and let you know when i get onto the project... James
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    Monster Beetle

    My Offer is 200 Pounds including shipping, that's all I can afford. I'm in Wellington, New Zealand. cheers James
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    Monster Beetle

    Whereabouts do you live... I'm possibly interested in the Monster Beetle and perhaps the Falcon... Depending on how much postage costs I will make you an offer cheers James quote:Originally posted by gmantimeI have a monster Beetle, all boxed never opened about 15 years old, what would be the best way to sell it and what sort of value is it worth, don't really know much about these cars but got it when i was a kid and never opened it! I would be greatful for any help with this also got midnight pumpkin, falcon and Bomerang all boxed id="quote">id="quote">