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TB-02R not TB? One kit, two builds

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I had to unscrew both gearboxes from the chassis to create the flexibility to get the new prop shaft in, but got there in the end. Much better!

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Then back on with the upper braces

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Then we flipped the patient over for the spine replacement

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Easily done, the wonders of modern medicine 😃

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And now back under its new shell, ready for cosmetic surgery (stickering) over the winter months

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So, this thread:

  • started with a TB02-R Carrera GT
  • That got upgraded so much it became a TB02-RR
  • There were so many standard parts left over I was able to build a complete extra TB02, which I sold
  • I've now also replaced the body shell!

So now I've got a TB02-RR with a Mercedes AMG-GT3 body shell. Absolutely nothing to do with where I started!

That job lot of parts also contained almost enough bits to build another TB02. And the Carrera GT shell is immaculate, having just sat on the shelf for a couple of years. So the plan now is to build that, put the Carrera GT shell on it, put it back in its box with its manual and sell it on as a shelf queen. 

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35 minutes ago, TwistedxSlayer said:

Looking really good mate

Thanks mate. How are you getting on with yours, didn’t you end up with a whole TB02-D instead of a new tub? 

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10 hours ago, Juhunio said:

Thanks mate. How are you getting on with yours, didn’t you end up with a whole TB02-D instead of a new tub? 

Yeah I got the TB02-D with the plan to use that tub to rebuild using some new bits and pieces. And then a new tub came up for sale. Lol.

So I rebuilt the TB02 using some after market hop ups and now I'm going to build the TB02-D to a top spec some I've finished collecting parts for it.

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4 hours ago, TwistedxSlayer said:

You wouldn't happen to be selling that front diff with the reinforced joints would you....?

I think I'm going to keep it just so that the TB02-R is complete or could be returned to stock, if you know what I mean?

Though I might change my mind....I'm not sure yet 🤷🏻‍♂️

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4 hours ago, TwistedxSlayer said:

You wouldn't happen to be selling that front diff with the reinforced joints would you....?

Dave I may have a few bits including the reinforced joints to build a diff

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Not mine you won't be

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6 hours ago, svenb said:

Not mine you won't be

Can’t believe I managed to break one during my Evo III build 😧

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22 minutes ago, Juhunio said:

Can’t believe I managed to break one during my Evo III build 😧

I remember, didn't the inner end separate!?

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3 minutes ago, TwistedxSlayer said:

How?!

Superman like strength while tightening the 2mm screw

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8 hours ago, TwistedxSlayer said:

How?!

Really not sure, I really wasn’t forcing it. The diff screw got as tight as you would expect but the ring gear would always slip. The joints were never tight enough against the diff plates, and I took it apart and put it back together again four or five times until the joint eventually just gave way 😦

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It looks almost burnt, like it was a friction failure. I was trying to use the wrong diff nut holder (I didn’t have the A5 part until @svenb sent me a couple of his spares) so that might have been it, or maybe the joint was faulty. It definitely wasn’t just a case of superhuman strength though 😂

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