Model: (Click to see more) 88887: Any Tamiya RC Model not listed.
Status: Runner
Date: 25-Feb-2006
Comments: 11
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You may think this guy must have some suicidal tendencies, but I can assure you: she will love it!! As some of you might know we are a little Rally fanatic over here and that includes my girlfriend. She does not have an R/C car yet, but this will change very soon! She cannot stand the classics especially the famous 'Ur-Quattro'. Whenever she looks at my Lancias (Delta, Stratos, 037) she shouts: When the hell will you get a Quattro finally? Well, at your service, ma'am :-).


What I made is take one of the Carson shells and put it on a TB01. I don't like the TB01 very much (there are better rally car chassis out there), but as this specimen will spend most of it's life stationary it will do. In case it will be driven I installed full ball bearings, ESC, CE-4 motor, steel pinion, aluminium propshaft and light weight gears. Of course I had to correct the rear ride height which is simply too low compared to the front (one of the most weird design faults Tamiya made on that chassis) by installing longer shocks.


I will let you know wether this present was a good idea (otherwise I'm not sure if you will ever hear from me again ;))


UPDATE: please see last pic down :D

She loves it!

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
historic snow-Rally with girlfriend

Comments

orange-mini-man

25-Feb-2006

nice. now that would look good with a light kit installed.

kevinthegerbil

25-Feb-2006

Stunning!!!

dunebuggy71

25-Feb-2006

Nice one ! If she donĀ“t like your present, send it to me !

DeeMiller

25-Feb-2006

Lovely!

DJTheo

25-Feb-2006

What a nice present Sorry, but disagree though on rally chassis, a belt driven car for me will never be one...

DJTheo

25-Feb-2006

Btw, congatulate her on her birthday, mine has birthday today too but she ain't getting anyting Tamiya this time

Wrc action

25-Feb-2006

Hey. The Tb01's a great rally car when modded. But very nice body work and inner body. Looks the business m8

supergreg

25-Feb-2006

Thanks for your comments guys. Theo, please send congratulations to Anita!

technical.burP

26-Feb-2006

Shame that those HPI belt drive cars don't fit under this great looking body . Top work! I know, a lot of effort is needed to make this car faster and especially more reliable, but I like the looks and the closed radio box.

supergreg

5-Mar-2006

UPDATE: As you can see in last pic down, she likes her present veeeery much and will not give it out of her hands ever! Dunebuggy, looks like the Quattro stays where it is (as does my head)!

dunebuggy71

5-Mar-2006

Damn! And i thought it will be mine.


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