Model: (Click to see more) 58060: Monster Beetle
Status: Runner
Date: 9-Jun-2011
Comments: 15
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Just bought this from the bay £60 plus £10 posted bit pricey but its all there. Me and my cousin used to share one, I remember one of the motor wires coming loose and us using sellotape to fix it, the shell got destroyed and we made one with fiberglass and the help of my uncle which was a bit of a white fibrous mess, did the job. Was great fun on gravel and dirt, had to wait what seemed like a week to charge the one battery. I don't know what happened to it in the end I think we sold it cheap after a good few years use and buying new rear shafts from a model shop in Yeovil when we could blag the money from the rents. Anyways here is my new project/running resto should be here Friday/Saturday and will be my last for a while as I'v sold everything I can now to restart my collection.
Hopefully get it soon clean it and run it on Sunday really looking forward to this one as it was the only Tamiya experience I had when I was a kid, did have a Nikko buggy but it was nothing on the MB.



If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
gettin wettin

Comments

karooha MB

9-Jun-2011

Hee Hee, you have the bug! I'd better dust off the MB's now then!

Lancia

9-Jun-2011

Looks great! time to start new memories, congrats!

SRB Bloke

9-Jun-2011

Great story, and I think a pretty good price. Looking forward to seeing the re-build.

brayling

9-Jun-2011

Cheers peeps, Srbb The re build so far will consist of cleaning the chassis up, re greasing the gear box and drives, and getting it ready to run, then spaying the wheels black and prepping the shell, then if and when I can spare some doe, hop ups! Yes Karooha out with the MBs ( and scorchers obviously ) Also yeah price was ok if I have cash it just goes it was buy it now for £90 a few e-mails and a deal was done. MB on the way

mad maz

9-Jun-2011

thats a good buy and am sure alittle tlc you be up and running in know time..

MAD-BEE

9-Jun-2011

I was looking at this on e-bay too!! it looks a good deal to me! needs a bit of work but all in fair nick! Have fun buddy.

Crash Cramer

9-Jun-2011

Now I know where those MINT front wheels from eBay went last few days.

brayling

9-Jun-2011

Ha don't know about that I'v yet to receive it, unless then seller bought it new fronts. Wouldn't mind some the same on the rear but have spent all my cash for now, they may have to be all sprayed black?

brayling

9-Jun-2011

mad bee -maz srb nice to know it wasn't to bad a deal. When I do have cash for RC it dosn't sit long in paypal and the seller was good to do me a deal, I must have sent out 4 or 5 emails asking for deals within my £76 price range don't have much more stuff that's worth anything to put on the bay and make more doe. The body looks good which is a plus and the chassis is ok there is a repair to it but its all there minus driver, fogs, wipers the windscreens a bit crazed, but its all no bother on a runner. and it wont be staying box art when I do get round to re painting.

berman

9-Jun-2011

Looks like a fun project mate! The memories will come flooding back when this turns up! Looking forward to the action pics

brayling

9-Jun-2011

Cheers berman I do remember shredding gravel with the old one and it sitting right into it, can't wait and yes action shots will follow soon, (although I am getting ahead of myself a bit it needs to arrive yet and the diff be usable) so action shot hopefully to follow in the next 4-5 days fingers crossed

Madmuz77

10-Jun-2011

Great looking project, it will make a good runner one of my all time fav's. Looking forward to some action shots!!
@ crash I picked up those mint front rims off the bay they will be going on my new built MB,been seaching for 4 years for a set then this week there were 3 full sets of new rims

brayling

10-Jun-2011

Can I ask what you paid for the rims?
Are they rare then? how much would I be looking at paying for a rear set?

Madmuz77

10-Jun-2011

no worries see here [Click here]
I have seen them go for alot more. It's not that they are real rare though they can be hard to find, I was just kinda picky in finding a NEW set of fronts without having to buy a full set

brayling

10-Jun-2011

Received E-bug just now, it went to the wrong house, she's in need of some love! Should be usable though for the weekend, will re oil the shocks tonight and get her going for a test run.


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