Model: 58047: Hotshot
Status: Runner
Date: 18-Nov-2012
Comments: 11
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After seeing and reading about Crash Cramers awesome hopped up 'Dream Hotshot' a couple of weeks ago , it spurred me on to’ finish’ my vintage Hotshot.
The Vintage chassis is used and generally in good shape. All the hop ups are NOS which I collected over the years.

I love the black alloy wheels which was the starting point for this project.

The front and rear shocks are You – G, with Parma front and rear shock towers. Said it before but You-G makes some super quality hop ups. Love how solid they are.

Alloy hubs were sourced in on TC.. not sure who manufactures them, but I like them as they are alloy colored and match the wheels nicely I think. Front bumper is You-g, and the rear wing is Thorp DirtBurners.

I’ve fitted the Parma bump steer eliminator kit too. Motor is a dirt tuned Tamiya. I still have more parts to source and add, mostly for the gear boxes. I still need to install the Dirtburners alloy spindles ( steering knuckles) which are also NIP. Those took me years to find!
I cracked open my vintage body set and went with a white & candy blue body and wanted to keep the decals mainly to a few colours. I have to re-fit the front sway bar, just need to cut the body a touch more to do so.
Love the hotshot! This will go up on the block though as I just want one perfect runner!

Cheers!






If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
restored and ready to run

Comments

Tamiya Monkey

18-Nov-2012

the white paint and dark wheels make it stand out from the rest of the crowd, very nice job.

MadcapIwant1

18-Nov-2012

Great colour blend of parts....well done on it

the-way

18-Nov-2012

Amazing!

Percymon

19-Nov-2012

I've never been a fan of the blue bling, but everytime I see a Boomer or Hotshot with You-G parts I make an exception - they just seem so suited to these chassis and with the right colour scheme really do take the visuals to another level - Looks fantastic

super gripper

19-Nov-2012

Nice looking Hotshot, I have done all of this and more to my re re boomerang. Watch those alloy hubs as they snap the axles, i have gone back to plastic as I now use UJ's. The alloy rear wing looks good but un-ballances the car with the weight so high up. The car would also handle a lot better with a boomerang chassis to get rid of the horrible bump steer.

Crash Cramer

19-Nov-2012

That one makes mine look wimpy. That is one mean looking runner you have there. The B I G rear wing is one I have on a Fox, but thought it was a bit big for that car too. I really dig your You-G rear dampers, hope you still have the package header card as I want to know what part number it is since it is really different from my rear damper set. Which wheel hubs do you have on this?? I love your selection of decals, subtle but just right.

R/CVET

20-Nov-2012

Absolutely awesome!! I love all the hop-up parts on this.

Meakz1973

21-Nov-2012

Thanks all, I had fun building it up and running it!. The wing sure is large, but I have a thing for large alloy wing! @Super Gripper, I'll watch for the alloy hubs. @ Crash Cramer... nah mate, your's is brilliant. I'm envious of the work you've done inside the gearboxes for sure! I have the header cards somewhere, and I'm pretty sure these were Boomerang rear shocks that I just took a gamble on. they work perfectly.

Crash Cramer

25-Nov-2012

AHH, that would explain it as the Boomer came with some pretty big CVA shocks to start with. Good gamble, time for a trip to Vegas.

Crash Cramer

11-Feb-2014

Still love looking at this, where did the carbon fibre front brace come from?? Custom home made?

Meakz1973

12-Feb-2014

I think I took it from my DF-03... That was a long time ago!


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