It took some time, but my Bear Hawk finally is restored. This was my first Tamiya, and two years ago I threw it in the trashcan. It was in a really bad shape and I did not realize there was this wonderful network of proud (vintage) Tamiya owners. However, I changed my mind (luckily) and decided to restore the Bear Hawk. Quicky, I scraped it out of the trashcan
What fun I had looking for parts on eBay, discovering what an ESC is, and so on. I also discovered this forum and the Tamiya Legends channel on Facebook. Great fun! And in the meantime, the collection is growing
Anyway, here are some pics. Maybe a bit much but I have to say I'm pretty proud of this project. Unfortunately, I lost the pics that showed how the car looked like when I took it out of the trashcan.
Some things I changed/hopped up:
-Sport Tuned motor
-aluminium motor plate
-fully ball raced and steel pinion
-carbon reinforced front uprights
-Astral Dish rear and front wheels, Louise e-rocket rear tires and Tamiya 54284 tires
-DT-02 turnbuckle suspension arm & tie-rod set
-alloy wheel axl hex adapters
And some chassis pics. I also installed the vintage electronics.