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  1. NOTE: Currently I'm replacing the hosting for the pictures. This means that I must replace all the pictures of the thread. I will need several time to do it so, when you will find a missing picture please be patien. Matter of time and I will replace it. Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience. Hi folks, today I decided to open the Boomerang gearboxes and make some refurbishment. Short description of the car: Vintage Boomerang Status: Runner Modifications: carbon fibre sway bar stays, carbon fibre rear dampers tower, carbon fibre front damper mounts, carbon fibre rear arms brace, alloy rear lower arms, locked battery door, battery quick release, full ball bearings, cnc machined ball beared steering bar, Hi-Torque BB steering servo, small bumper, front arm brace, hard propeller shaft, steel pinion gear, front and rear ball differentials, front and rear universal joints, alloy dampers with Titanium Nitride shafts, speed disk wheels, battered body. The general conditions of the car are bad because it had an hard life on the tracks. This Boomerang is equipped with a 12 turns brushed motor, the car is fast and it crashed many times. Many parts will be broken for sure and I'm a little bit scared from what I will find inside the gearboxes. I never made manteinance on this model because it's hard to disassemble due the ball differentials and the locked battery door. I decided to do this job because the rear ball differential doesn't turn smooth and I don't want to ruin it. The car was never cleaned inside nor outside. It's time to do it. Max
  2. Hi folks, recently I bought a new "Striker" sticker sheet so I decided that the moment is arrived. So I did take out the car from the storage boxes to complete the restoring work. With bad surprise I did see that the restoring work is not so good as I remembered and my quality standards are now increased up with the time. The car is very far to perfection. One of the problems is the dust that is now fixed to the paint and should need the polish to go away. The top shell white is more yellow to the lower chassis. Due the epoxy resin that covered all the top shell it has many damages. One of them is a sort of subsidence on the bonnet nose probably caused by some chemical reaction with ABS. The other problem is the driver cockpit that is very very rough because I didn't be able to clean well the surface, specially between the arms. Another aspect is the protrusion near the right arm that I never liked (it is needed to get clearance for the MSC). At the end there are a couple of rounded corners on the sides of the top shell. They are due the files and sandpaper I used to clean the body from the resin. The lower chassis was broken in the front end near the damper tower. This is frequent and I already repaired it but not so well. Now the chassis nose goes slightly up and both parts now don't fit perfectly. I will break it again and I will make a new better surgery. To finish the bad job I used gray rough primer that is not so advisable with white fine paint. This was my first attempt to restore an ABS body and the car was in really terrible condition, all covered with a sort of hard epoxy resin, hard like steel. Sometimes I don't understand what happen in the people's brains. Now all parts are new, added a "Sonic Fighter" higher front damper stay that allows four oil shocks all around. The wheels are my GH2 one and are mounted here just for the pictures. The car will have its own originals. I found this car in the rubbish and I want make it a shelf queen. To be honest I also have a spare decal sheet and spare NIP top and lower shells but this is a challenge for me. It will needs many time imho. Stay tuned. Max
  3. Hi people,I finished to restore my Monster Beetle.It was in decent condition except the body that had several coats of paint. After a long restoring work here is the result. Would like to introduce you my Monster Beetle and will make a S.i.g. And here is the showroom entry: http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=116053&id=24 I'm very proud of the result. CiaoMax
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