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  1. MockTurtle

    New one for the growing collection.....

    oh my. that is pretty... and i just saw your other post with the rest of your collection. very very nice.
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    terra scorcher restoration

    so am i... even if its just for spares availability. but if that happens i can rest the original one on the shelf, and i'll have a rere to bash with...
  3. this was my first ever hobby grade rc, bought back in the philippines back in 1990 when i was 11 years old. brought it with me when my family moved to south africa a year later. on that flight all i owned were a suitcase of clothes and a tog bag stuffed with a couple of comic books and this rc - my most prized possession. spare parts were basically unobtanium in the new town we ended up in. i had to make do with superglue, putty and hardware store fasteners. as time went on, parts broke and my one nicad battery died, the car became unfixable. i stuffed it in a box and life went on. so yeah recently went down the rabbit hole of youtube rc videos. ended buying a lunchbox. had a blast. discovered ebay/tamico, and realized i just *might* be able to get the scorcher running again. long story short - parts are on the way! still might have to order some goodies but i just have to start somewhere... how it looked like in storage. the TA03 corolla? that was bought back in 1999/2000 with one of my first paychecks... that's another project :-) popped open the gearbox/diffs. these haven't been opened since I put them together back in 1990... w i think i remember i *borrowed* the metal bearings to fit in the TA03. hence the plastic ones on here. the terra scorcher came with all metal bearings. here's one of my putty repair jobs... hey i was 13 years old... gimme a break! taking stock of what's missing... front gearbox is complete, rear gearbox... i'm needing some parts, did manage to find and order on ebay/tamico though. tires are bald, but in surprisingly good shape. rubber still soft and not cracked at all. the only bit i could find from the body. also still have the chassis cover with the driver figure. but i seem to have lost the original bodyshell :-( i do have an A parts tree though which i bought just for the A5. i think that's a spider egg sac there lol? I'll be using this when I re-assemble the gearbox. got it from a hobby shop back in 2000 same time I bought the TA03 corolla. the notorious A5. I only managed to get one (with the whole A parts tree above) when I moved to johannesburg. i think i'll be 3d printing replacements rather if i ever get the terra scorcher running. ...that's it for now until parts arrive... in the mean time i did get myself a blitzer beetle :-) oh yes i'm deep in the rabbit hole!