Model: (Click to see more) 58047: Hotshot
Status: New built
Date: 19-Feb-2013
Comments: 10
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Ok guys will keep this brief as you will see this elsewhere already in my show room but i wanted to share with you the recent additions to it which to me have made it perfect. It now has brand new un-used dogbones front and rear, brand new vintage all important shiny roof, vintage window nets (the proper ones that look good) - also lightly used vintage rear arms with the omission of the light bump found on the later supershot version i believe? and to me the best buy which arrived today the proper front arms with all important four triangles. These came from the bay and were never used and are mint!!!! hope you like it guys and one day i will paint the driver and spots lol , cheers regards justin

what a beauty!!!!!! new shiny dog bones those superb new (proper) front arms lightly used rears minus the bump and lastly overhead showing new roof

Comments

hot rod

19-Feb-2013

ok quick question guys... does anyone who has the vintage four triangle front arms fitted notice any binding between the inside wheel edge and the outer ball plate screw ? this only occurs in un-sprung mode with wheels off the ground and not when springs compressed - obviously the angle of the arms is less when sprung but never noticed this with the previous (re-re) style arms??? help on this appreciated cheers

Mincemeat

19-Feb-2013

Nice looking Hotshot! I have the same problem with by bigwig. It looks like the outer tiny screw isn't recessed into the arm far enough. I have debated on shaving the seat for this screw to make it stop rubbing.. Let me know what you come up with!

hot rod

19-Feb-2013

@ mincemeat - will do buddy but this car is very un-likely to ever run under its own steam so although its not a major issue it's one i'm curios about. I have the re-re gold wheels fitted so at first thought it may be them and they were some how different to the original wheels but to me having compared them to some old boomerang wheels i have quickly dismissed that. Will delve further and let you know what i come up with buddy. Regards hot rod

MAD-BEE

19-Feb-2013

Very nice Justin its looking great! nice and fresh!!

nice job buddy.

The Hotshot! The greatest 4WD iconic buggy ever made!!

Total Classic!

Wandy

19-Feb-2013

Yeah Justin, the original Hotshot lower arm screws did scrape against the wheels when the suspension was at full height, which was why Tamiya corrected it with the Supershot and all of the other 'Shot chassis based cars by adding a recess to the lower arm which allowed the screw to be sunk into the arm. Only the original 58047 cars with the four triangles arms suffered this problem.

hot rod

19-Feb-2013

Cheers james for the compliment buddy , been a lot of time, money and patience thrown at this car but I love it so worth it every ounce @wandy thanks for the heads up on the rubbing issue - guessed that may be the case and although its annoying makes the car with this flaw all that more special. Regards hot rod

JWeston

20-Feb-2013

Cannot beat a bit of vintage. Looks great.

ModifiedMan

20-Feb-2013

Great looking Hot Shot Justin!!

hot rod

20-Feb-2013

Cheers guys for the comments been a good project and reccomend a hotshot to anyone. . May not be a perfect design but makes up for that in looks. Regards justin

MAD-BEE

20-Feb-2013

Too true Justin!! Love its design and suspension is a wicked design! love the mono shocks and pulley system!! if slightly limited in total performance! but takes nowt away from this buggy! The most iconic 4WD of all time!
Well done pal she's a beaut!


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