Model: (Click to see more) 58361: Thundershot
Status: Extra info
Date: 3-Apr-2018
Comments: 8
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I have been entrusted by forum member Jason1145 to rebuild his tamiya Thundershot for him.
Here you can see the buggy as it arrived....
There are a few incorrect screws, some have also damaged heads
The steering hubs are on the wrong side
The friction shocks to be replaced with yellow oil cva's
Some new parts included to also transfer over
I shall update these pictures at various stages to show progress

UPDATE 03/04/2018
Received car as described above and started the strip down

UPDATE 06/04/2018
Stripped down the gearboxes, yuck! so much grease!
The cases are starting to split so Jason wanted new ones rather than repair
New ones were ordered and have arrived!

UPDATE 15/04/2018
New pics show plastic parts cleaned and metal parts wiped over and dry clothed ready for the re-build

UPDATE 21/04/2018
Rebuild complete
All ready for Jason to add his finishing touches to
so.....
new chassis (supplied)
alloy a5 part (supplied)
new steel pinion (supplied)
new gearbox cases (supplied)
new F part steering hubs (swapped with me for a5)
new triangle wheel adaptors (supplied)
new brushless motor (supplied)
new ball bearings (supplied)
new front and rear shock towers (from me)
yellow cva's (used from me)
new futaba servo spline adaptor (from me)
new B1 parts (from me)
two used drive shafts (from me)
two used gearbox joints (from me)
the odd screw here and there also needed replacing
last picture shows the chassis with an old body I have

1 3 1 2 1 1 wedges under quite well An old body just to try

Comments

HornetRacer 1971

3-Apr-2018

Dr Thundershot at work! lol Keep them coming!

MAD-BEE

3-Apr-2018

The right man for the job one would say!

Jason1145

6-Apr-2018

Looks like sticky toffee inside the gearbox! Please save it for me and I'll make a lolly pop from it afterwards
I also included some new rear body posts as the previous owner had chopped them down to get his body sitting lower, cheers bud.

HornetRacer 1971

6-Apr-2018

Has the grease dyed the cogs yellow?

taffer

6-Apr-2018

They should be ok, cleaning is next job!

Jason1145

22-Apr-2018

Wow looks like a new car, you've put a mono shock st the front, looks great, is that how they originally came? (I've never owned a car with a mono shock)
Would the suspension be improved with dual shocks or is it not that noticeable ( light jumping just enough to try and avoid chassis slapping the floor on landing if that)

taffer

22-Apr-2018

i personally think this chassis runs great with a mono shock, yes, thats how the original tshot came

HornetRacer 1971

22-Apr-2018

That is very good. I am sure Jason will be delighted when he gets it back. You are TamiyaClub's leading Authority on the TShot! lol


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