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  1. As in title could somebody who owns both, tell if it's possible to just swap certain parts and or if the gearbox fits at all into the monster chassis. Would be interesting if it's possible just to replace the old ball diff with the new gear diff. Thx
  2. I'll start by declaring that there's something wrong with me. I've had one of those moments where I've become obsessed with a vehicle that isn't already made in the form of R/C. This one: The plan is to use a CC01 as the chassis platform. The problem is that as far as I know there's no one who makes a 1988 Nissan hardbody (uh..hard body) in 1/10th scale. I've managed to find a (close enough) 3D render of the truck online, with the intention of having it 3D printed, but I was advised by someone more knowledgeable, that even with the model, there'd be plenty of work to be done before it's printed. I've also got a bunch of 1/14..? scale Tyco bandit bodies that I've been thinking of 3D scanning and then chopping out the extra cab, but I really have no skill at all (or experience) in 3D modelling or scanning so I'm open to any other suggestions, or offers or what have you, to get this darned thing built and off my "I wonder if I could make that" list.
  3. As some of your might have seen here, I've been working on some new parts for the Super Astute series of cars. One of the projects I've been working on is a replacement gearbox for the Astute that accepts modern internals (ie a modern slipper and a sealed gear diff). The main reason behind this is because Super Astute TTC gearboxes are too rare, there is nothing at all that has a sealed diff and the Astute and Kingcab series are DESPERATELY delicate in the gearbox and a drop in replacement would allow far more of them to be used/raced. I settled on the Schumacher Cougar KR for internals as it has a 3 gear setup (similar to the Astute / SA) and is relatively common. I modelled everything up in CAD and made a test print via shapeways. Some pics below. For a 1st prototype, it's actually gone together pretty well, the parts mostly hang together and work. Clearly there are still some issues to fix though: Major: Motor fouls gearbox a bit (pinion size, hence gearing options are restricted). Will cause issues especially with King Cab (where pinion need to be smaller). Major: Motor Plate fouls wishbone pins (I could mod the motor plate to fit but as I want this to be a drop in replacement part, I will tweak the motor plate's angle instead) Minor: Outdrives are smaller on Cougar than Astute (53mm for SA vs XXmm for Cougar). Doesn't look too bad (see pics) but might cause some issues when driven hard. Not sure how it'd affect the King Cab. Minor: Nut recesses have some minor issues (too small / too big, doesnt affect use but should be fixed) Minor: Chassis post recesses are ~1mm too deep Minor: Small amount of binding in the gearbox (this might actually run in fine, dont know until its tested, if not may need to shift idler gear a little in CAD) Now for the reason I'm writing this thread now before the part is ready..... I NEED SOMEONE TO HELP ME TEST IT! Confession, I do more technical stuff than actual driving and I get most of my fun from the build however it's obviously critical that my stuff works properly when it becomes available to others. Hence for a part like the gearbox which takes precision and a lot of abuse - I want it properly tested before I make it generally available on shapeways. So Im looking for a volunteer from the community to help test my models. I'm looking for someone as per below: Has an Astute / Super Astute / Madcap / Kingcab RUNNER that they use regularly. Must be a runner, must be usable via some "proper" driving to actually test the part. Has a modern brushless / lipo setup than they are willing to test on the car. Is willing to test the parts I send and then post them back to me (with comments/feedback via regular TC pms / emails) UK based (sorry don't want to post internationally when prototyping - too slow/expensive) Longstanding & well known TC member who is knowledgeable about parts and has build experience (quite a few $ of kit so I want to test someone who's likely to be trustworthy (and not disappear & take my stuff!) and knows their stuff (essential for troubleshooting)) Ideally - Has modern 2wd experience (aware of what "good" is actually like for this class and some modern 2wd parts to use, spurs, pinions etc) If you're interested in helping me develop the gearbox and/or other parts - please let me know (and confirm the above points). I'm thinking the gearbox needs one more round of my own prototyping before it can go to my nominated tester for a thrash test (but you never know - I might mess up). BTW - Please don't be offended if you volunteer to test my stuff and I don't take you up on the offer, my wallet can only cover so much shapeways prototyping at any one time
  4. Just wanted to let people know that there's now a new alternative transmission option out there for the King Cab and Monster Racer. It replaces the gull gearbox, diff and outdrives with a bulletproof RC10 Stealth gearbox / diff / outdrives (you source / supply this) and there is a kit including custom mounting plates etc that allow this to be a drop-in replacement. Pretty exciting stuff! I don't run my King Cab so I don't need it myself, but given the expensive alternatives to the weak KC transmission this seems like a great option for those who do. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tamiya-nissan-king-cab-hi-lux-monster-racer-stealth-transmission-conversion-kit-/331934782225
  5. Hi guys anybody got a set of nice kingcab wheels they would like to sell? If you do please let me know thank you
  6. Wanted - Various tamiya racing monster wheels. Most interested in the following: Bush Devil Rear (pink 50429) Hilux Front & Rear (red X10444... I think) King Cab Rear (white 50372) I'm restoring a couple of these trucks atm and finding the wheels (esp the rears) is like finding hens teeth. If you have any in decent condition - please let me know! Also interested in new bodies and decals! Rob
  7. I am not going to restore all of these right now so i was wondering if anyone was interested in them. I have a link to the pics of the collection i have, PM me for that. Or if you want detailed pics of anything. Some are missing a few parts some none at all. If you are interested I can go through the whole rc with pics so you know what you are getting. I also have a fishing box with servos, gears, shafts....alll sorts of things. I would need help figuring out what it all is but i'm willing to take pics and go from there. king cab astute avante vanquish the fox and there are a few more.
  8. Nice NIP decals now surplus to my need due to buying complete body sets or finished buggies... make me a 'Best Offer' and tell me you're from TC in the notes! King Cab Decals: http://www.ebay.com/itm/331776068134 Hot Shot II Decals: http://www.ebay.com/itm/331776072712 Terra Scorcher Decals: http://www.ebay.com/itm/331776077416
  9. I haven't spend much time on my cars lately, merely because of a lack of time and secondly because my Astute is ready (except for the rear tires ) and i didn't have a new restoration project...until today! I found myself a Nissan King Cab. I always like it but it never showed up on any of the known 2nd hand channels until a couple of weeks ago. Plan is to go box-art but i fear it will be a journey as long as the Astute given the fact that parts availability seems troublesome. Nevertheless, i got it done on the Astute too so why not with the King Cab. I will post some pics as soon as the parcel arrives. I am already calling out to TC member that if they have King Cab spares in their stash, let me know.
  10. ** UPDATE: I'VE DECIDED TO DROP THE PRICE TO $48 (FIXED) ** I had been holding onto this for my Astute project but I've decided I don't plan to run the Astute anyway so it isn't likely to break the plastic part, and doesn't do much for display either since this piece is inside the gearbox. So, have it up on ebay for $60 obo - but would accept $50 from a TCer, just let me know who you are. If you're paying international shipping I might accept less to offset your shipping. This is not an easy part to find and I'm probably selling it at a loss - don't remember what I paid for it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NIP-Thorpe-Dirt-Burners-Tamiya-Astute-King-Cab-Madcap-Center-Gear-Support-4946-/331707092119
  11. I had been accumulating this King Cab project for ages, and it's ... SOOOO CLOSE... but it's time to let go and see that it goes to a good home. The full details of what's included are detailed in the eBay description. Definitely have a look. No reserve auction, LOADS of NIP RARE parts. http://www.ebay.com/itm/331676993635
  12. Ok, so this arrived today: The question is, how do I know that what's sealed inside that box is what was sold to me? Do I open it up? Get it X-rayed somehow? I've no reason to distrust the seller, but who's to say that prior to his possession, someone didn't fill a box with old parts, shrink wrap it then sell it as new? It feels about the right weight, and the shrink wrap has scuffs which would indicate the right age. If I shake it gently I can hear the sound of the lexan so I'm fairly sure, but there's a nagging doubt that it could be any old hodge-podge of bits in there! I guess going by Mr Schrödinger’s paradox, until it's cracked open there both is and isn't a brand new unbuilt King Cab in there!
  13. Hello, anyone have a decent King cab for sale? I'm in the USA. thanks!
  14. Hiya, I know this is a bit of a long shot but does anyone know or have any half decent King Cabs for sale here in the UK. I have always wanted one of these since I was a kid and remember pestering my parents to but me one for which never happened haha. If anyone know of anything please let me know. Regards Matthew
  15. Yes people, I own the holy graal of the Astute serie but unfortunatelly I don't own the instruction sheet and one diff cup is missing. Can someone scans and posts the instruction and has someone this cup please? Many thanks. Max
  16. Two Auctions: http://www.ebay.com/itm/331131251002 AND http://www.ebay.com/itm/331131252225
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