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I have discovered the joy of restoring Tamiya's greatest hits. After warming up with a Wild Willy M38, I decided to tackle the King of Vintage Tamiya.
I built this as a potential runner, so the axles and gearbox were fitted with all the bearings you can change without machining. The gearbox also received custom gaskets to remove the need to use silicon sealing and brass replacement pinion gears so you can use any motor you want.
With new hex-head steel screws and nuts, new rubber gaskets and seals all round, hop-up shocks, a perfect radio-box and a fantastic body on top, this is an absolutely gorgeous machine.
At the moment she is fitted with RC4WD tires which have exactly the same diameter as Blazing Blazer ones and it also has leaf-springs from the Hi-lift, both of which give some much needed articulation. I do have the original ones so can always easily convert to shelf-queen look.
I have all the final bits for the chassis to get it running but need to get an interior and window.
No idea what colour to paint it so will enjoy the primer look for a while.