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  1. krisby

    Feeling Disillusioned About My RE-RE BlackFoot

    try some oil filled shocks maybe? my vintage blacky still has stock, but my king blackfoot has oil filled, at the rear only at the moment, and it is much more planted now. But then I predominantly only play on a dirt track so the shocks soak up the bumps and jumps so much better, as well as getting the power down off the corners.
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    Striker on the way.

    I had one for about a month, the front end was soggy, so I replaced the springs, only to find they were soggy from factory. The upgraded shocks are a good idea, but then they wouldn't be a vintage stryker. The plastic drive shafts put me off, so I sold it, I didn't like the look or the way it drive. But I gave it chance, it was one I wanted in my vintage collection, but not enough to warrant keeping it.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    the scorcher has arrived. Need to finish my other project then start the cleanup.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I've been in a tamiya limbo for a while. The wife and I separated in February, so i moved in with a friend (wink wink), the problem is there isn't much space to work on my cars, or display them, thankfully just enough storage. I semi completed my lunchbox a couple of months ago, a little rough, but turned out ok. I'm also working on a new build, trying to go completely non box art. And I bought an OG Scorcher last night, it should be here next week, can't wait for that one, i'm hoping a clean and a new eye is all it needs.
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    bank account empty!

    I know what you mean. Having dashed and bought anything I could initially, I'm trying to be more selective too. I too have an old dunger to restore, a Mitsi Pajero, the non metal top, the wheelie machine. Although that will be a long long restore as I don't actually have any interest in it. Also have a Falcon to restore, and I did buy a striker a few months ago, it was a runner, but awful paint job, I was going to strip and repaint but I don't think it will increase its value, so I might just sell it as is. I did acquire a new car this week, off these forums actually, now got me a TXT-1, not for restore mind, but to bash, it is more fun than I thought a big truck could be. Need to get it down the beach this summer for some fun in the dunes.
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    Scorcher Hornet

    nearly done, but couldn't resist the urge for a quick run out back. I did have a go in the cul de sac but I was worried about rolling her.
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    Scorcher Hornet

    nearing completion. Still want to try something with the paint surface, and need to attach the scorcher exhaust to the gearbox aswell.
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    Scorcher Hornet

    that looks really good, that mounting is brilliant. I thought mine worked out ok but I measure and drilled my holes without the nose on, so of course once I painted and attached the bits and bobs, it fricken hits the front of the chassis. So I'll have to come up with a new mount this weekend, or cut the front as you did, although I would prefer not to, but I think for the body to sit over the wheels properly it might be necessary.
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    Scorcher Hornet

    some updates to the paint. Need to build up the rust effect and add some dirt, and some dents, if my brush skills extend to that. Then I I'll be ready to start adding the bits and have it completed.
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    Scorcher Hornet

    I will have windows, there is enough space underneath for hands to remove body from mount, in fact I didn't even do it through the window at all, too tight. I will paint the ends of the mounts in the same powder blue as well, though how long that will last I don't know. I have some magnets for the front that I might do instead of using the standard pin retaining system. And thinking a simple central upright to support the roof in the case of the inevitable cartwheels.
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    Scorcher Hornet

    found a few minutes whilst I was waiting for a lump of sirloin to cook on the bbq, and after a few beers and a bottle of wine (I was really productive), sorted my rear mountings. I'm still to decide on how to get the front mount on, I was on a drunken role, but the steak was ready so I had to call it a night. Perhaps tonight I was try again, but I was close. Once mounting complete I will start the painting and adding the bits and bobs. Even with bigger wheels it is pretty much the same speed as my mates rat hopper, so I'm gonna add a sport motor to it as well, which will be fine for off road, but on tarmac, it will be even more a flipper.
  12. 2007 Passat 3.2 4Motion and 2007 Pug 407 SW 2.7tdi.
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    Scorcher Hornet

    I think I like the idea of that side mounted hanger, I had wondered about that and now I've seen it that might be the best solution, though it does leave the pre-drilled holes on the roof of course. I was going to leave the side/bumper/protection bars, whatever you call on the hornet chassis too, but cut a segment out to fit the body between, as extra stability. Hopefully time might allow tomorrow to look at some scenarios. I don't want to cut the nose off the chassis at this point, only because this will be a basher, so hitting things might be a very real possibility, even if only my mates son who likes to drive his holiday buggy in the path of our cars. I need to start painting too, so I'll post up some progress photos ones I've added some detail.
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    Scorcher Hornet

    I've got a vintage hornet nearing restoration end, as well as a rere chassis, I didn't see the need to have 2 hornets, so I'm making a basher with the spare chassis. I've changed to brat wheels and tires and acquired a scorcher body which I am in the process of painting and working out how to fit on the hornet chassis. The front peg lines up but is about 2 inches to short, and the rears a way off, will need some modifications but I'm still unsure how to go about that. I've ordered some magnetic body posts to see if I can make it work somehow, otherwise I'll have to modify some spare mounting towers to get the angle right for the predrilled holes on the scorcher body. I've also since gone digital so I don't have to have to find a way for the big antenna to fit somewhere.
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    nice, I got one yesterday too. Alas, a roller only, not all the spares bits and bobs you've got.