Model: (Click to see more) 58059: Porsche 959 4WD
Status: Extra info
Date: 5-Jan-2013
Comments: 12
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Hi guys,
I am finding the chassis re build of this 959 more challenging than I thought. I thought I had everything needed then broke a front gear box casing and sourced a replacement. Found plastic bearings in the front hubs so ordered these. Had an E clip ping off and ordered these. So I thought id get on with the front hub assembly but have realised my new C2 parts are different from the old one (see photos) and the extra sticking down bit seems to clash with the F part arms? I can cut them down but this seems very odd. Anyone know whats going on here?
Thanks for any input.

Comments

neobrunox

6-Jan-2013

These new one are from the Celica GR.B 58064, they have a steering limit to prevent the drive shafts, you can also use them on your 959

kontemax

6-Jan-2013

It seem a new design. Probably it's a mk2 part made from Tamiya. The part on the lift probably is an early production. The new part seems have a steering stopper.

Crash Cramer

6-Jan-2013

Classic, not screw up, but perhaps selling point. You have the C parts for the Celica there. A few sellers on ebay and such make an immediate assumption that all parts for the Porsche 959 and the Celica GRB will interchange, here is perfect proof that they couldn't be farther from the truth. I say leave the new piece alone and source the correct part for the Porsche. I am hoping you don't think I am scolding you or calling you anything. I am more or less ranting on sellers that may not be doing enough homework. I can see what I can dig up in some part numbers that might help your searches.
Chris

MetBoy

6-Jan-2013

I did not know they were different, but a quick look at the manuals and it appears your replacements are C parts from a 58064 Celica GrB.

acprc

6-Jan-2013

Old on the left is the original 959 C part. New on the right is the later Celica GRB C Part. Should work fine without cutting anything.

acprc

6-Jan-2013

oh, and front arms for both cars are the same part number 0005266.

BigDuke

6-Jan-2013

Ok thanks for the feedback guys. I wonder if very late production 959s have this piece? I think Ill just use these parts if theyll work.This car is giving some grief and I would have rather had the Porsche piece but if they have the same part numbers possibley it might be a superceded part? This car is intended to be a tidy light runner at the moment so we will see. Thanks for the feedback.

TIMECMDR

6-Jan-2013

The later production 959's also have these hubs....so they are not just specific to the GRB kit.

BigDuke

6-Jan-2013

Great! Thanks TIMECMDR. I had only part assembled and it did not look like there was anything like enough steering lock but it is obviously fine,I would have not really wanted to fit these if they were not right but are obviously later parts, Thanks again.

Crash Cramer

6-Jan-2013

Now I don't feel too bad, this later part works, but I found out that you can't do it with what looks like a MadCap parts tree without some bearing slop. Good information we all got here.

chesher cat

30-Jan-2013

Your hubs fit both cars , the 959 s after 89 had the tab bits or stopper but the arms had the tabs as well , the angels and lengths of arms where the same . The other part where the propeller shaft very early 959s had a very different prop , changed on the grb because of its Central diff sold in the kit as standard , and option on the 959'. If you won't I can show you photos of the parts .

BigDuke

31-Jan-2013

Chesher Cat.
The arms are different to the originals as well. I think the steering has very limited lock now and the servo strains when it hits the stop. I will further fine tune the adjustments to see if that helps. My prop shaft differs from others I have seen so that may explain that. mine has flat ends. Cheers for the feed back. Photos would be interesting.


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