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Hi everyone, i finally started the restoration of my Turbo Optima Mid. I would like to say a massive thank you to Myles (Tamiyoman) for the new chassis, belt cover set and the incredibly rare new bumper & Marwan (INTEGRA FAN) for the tires, bodyset and decals. If it wasn't for you guys it would still be in a cardboard box!! I have ordered a stainless steel screw set from RC Screwz and had a good friend re-chemically blacken all the turnbuckles and driveshafts and they have come up like new, he also re anodized the shocks which came out slightly duller but i'm happy with them. I decided on the white over the yellow after looking at a few on Tamiyaclub. I need two new rear springs as i cut them down when i was a kid and recently i visited Fibre-Lyte with all the chassis and suspension parts to have them made in carbon fibre which i will invest in. The wishbones are all original and not in bad condition but i have seen some new ones which i may also purchase. All in all i am really pleased how clean it came up. There are still a couple of things to do, like fit new pillow balls and maybe new ball grippers. I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Thanks again to all of you involved in helping me rebuild this amazing car.
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Original racer from the eighties!!