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  1. All suspension stripped and cleaned. New rear wheels and motor. Body currently undergoing surgery. So much fun to drive though, proper little scrabbler.
  2. So they do have tyres? That’s great, I need tyres
  3. I don’t suppose those Stadium Blitzer wheels have tyres on them do they?!
  4. I am rebuilding a loft find Blitzer Beetle and need rear wheels and tyres. Does anyone in the UK have any unwanted spares? They don't have to be immaculate, anything considered ...
  5. I am rebuilding a loft find Blitzer Beetle and need a replacement shell. Does anyone in the UK have a spare / old one? I doesn't need to be immaculate, anything considered ...
  6. Just picked up a proper loft find Blitzer Beetle off Gumtree. Car, electronics, two Ni-Mh batteries, three silvercans and 8x AA batteries ... for £30. It's looking pretty sorry for itself at the moment. The bodyshell has a bunch of terrible fibreglass repairs on the inside, and is properly trashed. Steering and front suspension needs work but the chassis and gearbox look good. Not sure if it's sitting a bit low at the back? Front wheels are unmarked, no idea what happened to the original rears. These have zero grip so will have to go. That grill is made of matchsticks So ... before I start shopping, does anyone have a spare bodyshell or rear wheels/tyres? They don't have to be immaculate, just better than what I have now. We took it out after work today, I've not really been a fan of the unnecessarily wide Beetle, but holy smokes, it's quick!! Was thinking of fixing this up and selling on, but it was so much fun to razz around, think I'll have to keep it.
  7. Cut out my first Lexan body today. Easily the most stressful and least enjoyable part of the build
  8. I had some similar screws, so put the nut into a 6mm socket and used the biggest screwdriver I could find. Worked perfectly, that thread is almost as good as new now. Thanks for that, I wasn’t sure if it would just seize everything together.
  9. It does go in part way, but then it properly stops. I was hoping I could maybe re-tap it a bit but no luck. Think it might be worth forcing it a bit more???
  10. I started building my CC01 today and just ran into a problem. Quite early on in the instructions there’s a long screw MA1 that attaches to a ball nut MA11 but I can’t get one of the nuts onto a screw. Both screws fit happily into one nut but I can’t get more than half a turn into the other. Advice needed ... is it worth contacting Tamiya, or the retailer, or just try and find a replacement ball nut somehow?? (apologies, photo is upside down)
  11. That’s awesome, I didn’t know about either of those discounts
  12. I'm about to buy a CC01 Bronco, so I'm hunting around looking at prices. Does TamiyaClub have any discount schemes with anyone? I know there are some forum sponsors, but I don't see any mention of club discounts. Wonderland is currently the cheapest, but there's so much choice in the UK I thought I'd see if anyone can help.
  13. This build has a restricted budget, so it's going to drag on for months. Sorry I've just bought (most of) a Wild One re-release, and am in the process of sourcing the missing parts. I thought I was being clever and buying a part-built one, but I think it will end up costing the same as a new kit. Ah well. First priority is gearbox, then suspension, then electronics. I'm planning on putting a slower motor (55?) in, so my youngest can learn to drive it. Fingers crossed she'll enjoy it, then I can get another one for me If anyone has a spare set of rear Wild One shocks, please let me know ...
  14. I’m quietly hoping that someone will have a spare inner or a roof. If not, I’ll have a go at making them. Full bodysets are expensive
  15. First day of Tamiya ownership ... already doubled what I paid for the car in new parts
  16. Hi everyone, I just bought a part-built "spares or repair" Wild One re-release on eBay. Looks pretty good too ... wheels, tyres, chassis, body etc all look new. Not sure if it lived on a shelf or just got abandoned halfway through the build. I have a list of missing parts, but I thought I'd post on here to see if anyone has any unwanted Wild One parts they don't need. Here's what I need Front steering ball connectors (BA16) x2 Front adjuster rod (BC6) x1 Roof Body mount (BA7, BA18) x2 Interior (driver) & head Gearbox & gears Rear axles Drive shafts Motor & pinion Rear shocks x2 Rear arm holder (left) (BB8) I live in Dorset, there aren't any model shops nearby, so is eBay the best place to get spares? While I'm thinking about it, do parts bags come complete with all screws, nuts, washers etc, or do they need to be sourced separately? Many thanks, any guidance would be most appreciated
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