Hi all, newbie here. After over 25 years since I last had my RC cars out, I have found a few boxes of bits and planning on getting one or two of them rebuilt. So was wondering if I could get some information.
When I was a kid I had 2 SRB's (plus a few other models) but due to many years of abuse I put them through, they ended up in a sorry state (one completely stripped down due to broken parts) before being stored away for many years. After 4 house moves and many years since I had them out, I have so far managed to find one chassis and half the parts of another, and one very rough body shell for a Rough Rider. But not currently enough to get a complete car running. I want to rebuild one of these, without breaking the bank as money is very limited.
I got both the SRB's 2nd hand, they did not come with boxes and were both missing a few bits. Both were never in the best of conditions when I got them, neither had the front bumpers or gearbox/engine cages so they have taken some big crashes over the years, they have been damaged lots and had some dodgy repairs done on them, as you do as a not very skillful kid.
It came with a Rough Rider and Sand Scorcher body. The Sand Scorcher body was in a bad way and didn't last long, so I always said it was a Rough Rider. But I think this came the white wheels (but i am currently missing a few boxes of bits so cannot confirm this) like the Sand Scorcher, with same Sand Scorcher front tyres, but remember it had the spiked/studded rear tyres that came on the Super Champ on the rear not the Sand Scorcher tyres. Strangely it came with the front springs missing but instead had coil springs fitted to the dampers.
This didn't have one of the SRB body shells, it came with some random Audi quattro shell which really didn't fit and was in a bad way. This came with the Ranger/Brat style wheels and tyres, one set in white and one set in grey. But it didn't have the Ranger roll cage, think it had the Rough Rider/Sand Scorcher one, as I have two damaged of these in my box of bits. (this is the car I have most parts for)
So is there anyway of determining what model they should be? Apart from body shells, the only real difference I can see is the different wheels, or am I missing something?
But as they were both 2nd hand, parts could have easily been changed before I got them, so might explain the differences with wheels and tyres, so apart from that is there any other way of determining, or should I just build it to whatever I like the best?
Any help that you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
Will try and post some pictures if I can work out how to do it, or is there a user guide for this on the forum?
Also I have an original Manta Ray that I intend to rebuild as this is in reasonable condition and one very battered Midnight Pumpkin, which I may eventually rebuild if I can afford it.