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An up-date on my Bolink Digger10 buggy which I've just (nearly) finished for a run at tomorrow's meeting at Clumber Park.
For those who haven't seen this before, the history is - I bought from USA some years ago, which took years to find the right car (for sale and un-modified/original condition) - they're very rare!
To restore it I got some new bearings from BOCA and body from TBG. I've retained the original FUNCO design body, NOT replaced it with a polycarbonate Rough Rider body as nearly all did (see Model Cars Magazine and Robin Schumacher below).
It has a Schumacher ball-diff. How many 10th off-road cars came with a ball-diff back in 1982???!!
This is THE car that really started it for Schumacher's off-road racing campaign in the very early 1980's. Schumacher tweeked / distributed for a few years until they decided they could do a better job themselves. Along came the CAT, so very right they were! Really fast and really light, so is good for a comparitively smooth grass off-road race track, but definitely not so good for larger jumps!! (see (lack-of) suspension - just like a Mardave V12!). The chassis is BoLink's road going car, simply with knobbly tyres and a water-proof electrics box! Very rare and very collectable (particulalrly in the USA). Check out the Model Car magazine reviews from 1982 as below.
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Bolink Digger 10