Model: (Click to see more) 58086: Toyota Hilux
Status: Restored
Date: 5-Sep-2012
Comments: 20
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Ever since watching King Cabs and Monster Racers blast their way around my local track for the Vintage race meet my club hosted back in June, I have been desperate to get my hands on a truck. A fellow racer from my club knew I was after one, so we struck a deal on what you are looking at now. Since purchasing it, it has undergone a full restoration, with a new body and decal set, every single screw has been replaced, and a number of plastic parts including bumpers have also been replaced. In addition to replacement parts, I have added a set of universals, ball raced steering, hi-cap dampers and a Technigold engine I had sitting around.

While this seems like it's factory fresh (and it is) this isn't destined for life on a shelf. It will become a genuine racer once I bolt on some modern wheels and some quality tyres (as opposed to the rubber on it now, which I just threw on the rims to take the photos). It has been fitted with a classic Novak GTX brushed speedy (I use these on all of my vintage runners), a high end Ace 1015 Servo and spektrum radio system.

Keep on eye out for future actions shots of this bad boy tearing up the track! ;-)

Almost brand spanking new now.... 1 Technigold Power 1 Mmmmmm....Hi Caps 1 1 1 Quality electronics for future track battles 1

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Wiiiiide Willy

Comments

sturge

5-Sep-2012

This looks very clean and tidy, great purchase
I'm sure you will have great fun with this, tearing up the track
Cheers
Paul

sunnyjai

5-Sep-2012

A nice acquisition - so far among the nicest ableit a complete example of a Hi-Lux I have seen in a while...

KEV THE REV

5-Sep-2012

Very nice , an excellent example of a cool truck

Tamiya Era

5-Sep-2012

Very coool, neat looking truck mate

mor10retro

5-Sep-2012

Sweet looking Hilux. Love the upgrades including the Technigold...now I want one!

mtbkym01

5-Sep-2012

Not sitting here being jealous much Fantastic looking model mate, very high on my wish list at the moment, great options on his one aswell.

BORMAC

5-Sep-2012

Kool looking St Truck Adam. It looks big and tough

SRB Bloke

5-Sep-2012

I have to say I've never liked these, but you've done something special here. I'm not sure what it is, but this looks fantastic and makes me want to get one. Great work.. Superb..

ECUpparilloT

5-Sep-2012

Great Hilux - solid work, the dampers look great on it. I'm happy to have one of it, allthough i really like the original look i decided to customizing mine during the next months. I remember how great this car runs - it's just big fun on dirt & sand tracks, chassis works great! Muchos fun

sunnyjai

5-Sep-2012

@ SRB Bloke: I agree, was never in my fav list. But in saying that, Adam's Hi-Lux is different. I would safely say it's because of the attention to detail and the lowered stance makes the truck look cool! I want one too!

the-way

5-Sep-2012

Simply awesome!!

Jak Rizzo

6-Sep-2012

my blitzer beetle is going to Blitz it ! get it, blitz it..........

AJFord

6-Sep-2012

@JakRizzo Ahhhh, I see what you did there Jak. Not your best work though. Talk soon, looks like it's going to be December for the St Ives vintage meet.

pcw 064

6-Sep-2012

I love this truck, its so much oversized and colours are such time-related.One of my favorites.Cheers

berman

6-Sep-2012

I am going to certify you 'Nuts' for racing it, but by all means get somebody to take us some pics, would love to see it in action! She's a beaut! Oh and please hand it to Jak, thems fighting words right there haha...

Mr. Sinister

6-Sep-2012

Beautiful Hilux. Just picked up a like new example myself. Had one as a kid, and it's still my favorite R/C vehicle.

MAD-BEE

6-Sep-2012

WICKED!!!!!!!!!

JennyMo

7-Sep-2012

One of my favorite colour schemes... excellent work!

BeetleLover

16-Nov-2012

Wow that looks Rad! Glad I could help you out with some of the screws/hardware, love the Hicaps on this one too

highflyer

14-Nov-2013

Superb, plus the fact it's gonna be a runner is even better!!!


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