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Egress Restore Chronicles

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Well, a little while back I got a runner Egress (see here), it was a mix of abused, used and new... not a bad price but...

First step was the strip down and identify what I needed. Next was to acquire what I needed. Finally the (re)build.

As it stands I have the following parts; enough for me to undertake an "as new" restore.... with a few expensive parts left over (like a new C tree!). Check out all the Titanium screw packs... somebody (a good seller even) has an Avante Titanium Screw Set available for 125 quid - ridiculous I say, I got all of the Ti screws I needed, with heaps left over, for ~30 quid!! Many thanks to europro975 (Antony) for his assistance there! Whatever you don't see here was new on the runner I purchased - the Avante chassis kit came in real handy for that odd ball connector or screw though... :D

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Nice collection of parts. Egress prices are scary and may be cheaper to buy a NIB. It is kind of fun and was my most enjoyable restore for some reason.

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Can't wait to see this writeup. Looks like it will be a fantastic restoration. A lot of rare parts in there too. Were you able to get your hands on the 12 special titanium step screws (king-pins)?

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Cheers guys, yes should be fun.

94eg! - the original car has the necessary step screws in great condition... thankfully... :)

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looks like it might be LESS WORK if you just started building a whole new car from scratch!!

you got new gearbox plastics & a centre shaft? only things i can think off not seeing in the pics

and a full set of tamiya blueseal bearings

re screws... Ti screws aren't shiny and the aluminium ones have a tendency to weld themselves over time.

For a shelfqueen i'd be sorely tempted to change them all for stainless steel shiny hex heads = looks heaps better.

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looks like it might be LESS WORK if you just started building a whole new car from scratch!!

you got new gearbox plastics & a centre shaft? only things i can think off not seeing in the pics

and a full set of tamiya blueseal bearings

re screws... Ti screws aren't shiny and the aluminium ones have a tendency to weld themselves over time.

The titan screws are a beautiful satin gray finish that looks superb on the shelf and kinda changes color under incandescent light. Also there are no aluminum screws in this car (there are about 8 steel ones though). The nuts are aluminum, but I've never had a problem removing one.

Less than half the OEM bearings in this car have a blue colored seal. Most are actually black (830, 620, 850).

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It would be less effort to build one from scratch... and the cost of all this plus the doner car is expensive, not quite the cost of a NIB but expensive nevertheless! The fun for me is in scrounging the parts up over time and learning the hard way... :(

I have the aluminium nuts and almost a complete screw set from the doner, I also have a stainless screw set should I fall short anywhere but it doesn't seem as if I will. Have gearboxes and a prop shaft or two... I need gold front springs (have the rear ones) and a new body, those will complete the build... might be waiting for a while though lol.

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What ever happend to more pictures? =)

lol - fair point. Well, that project is now on the other side of the world from me in a box... more pics are some years away yet... :)

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What ever happend to more pictures? =)

isn't that like

"cheque's in the mail"

"let's do lunch"

"i'll call you tomorrow"

"this won't hurt a bit"

:)

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Probably couldn't bring himself to open all those sweet hopup packets... :)

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isn't that like

"cheque's in the mail"

"let's do lunch"

"i'll call you tomorrow"

"this won't hurt a bit"

:lol:

LOL...

Naah, egress is just number one on the long list of tamiyas that I will most likely never own :lol:

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