Mad Hopper DE

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  1. Mad Hopper DE

    Retrofit of a Striker

    All parts came out of the washing machine. They look really good. Only the brightness of the white body... i can not upload pics? πŸ€”
  2. Mad Hopper DE

    Retrofit of a Striker

    Thanks Taffer for your answer. OMG 😲 i have to paint 😞 I thought mechanical restoration only. Ok i will try to get used in painting πŸ’ͺ🏻 This will destroy all my timeline πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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    Retrofit of a Striker

    I know how to paint and work with ABS πŸ˜‰ my question was a bit different. What is better for keeping the value? (Not talking about money but makes it more original) Paint - looks better, but not original no Paint - doesn’t look that good but is original πŸ˜¬πŸ™ˆ About the suspension: Is the blue one similar to the Mad Fighter? I know the yellow ones are better - but this is not a every day car πŸ˜‰ and sometimes it is absolutely amazing to go back to the roots πŸ’ͺ🏻😁
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    Retrofit of a Striker

    Thanks for your interest guys πŸ‘πŸ» BODY: Yes someone did some modifications 😩. But it is not THAT bad. With new decals only 1 or 2 holes are visible. There is no crack under the aluminum parts. My questions: - Suspension: should i use the existing yellow one? Or looking for original? Are this the same as from a Mad Fighter? - Color: I am not a friend of chemical bleaching things. But is it allowed to paint such a Body white? πŸ€” or is it something blasphemic? (If i paint i can close all holes of the aluminum🀨) The only upgrade i want to do are the bearings.
  5. Mad Hopper DE

    Retrofit of a Striker

    Dear Colleagues, i am quite new here and this is my first post. After 20 years out of RC cars a project with my small son brought me back to Tamiya πŸ€—. It is great to find this old vintage cars in the net and retrofit them. πŸ’ͺ🏻 Ok our latest project: The Striker This is the actual state now we start disassembling. Cu the next days :-) Jochen