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This Brat has beeen bought from TC member 'Loaded' some time ago ( Thanks Paul ) It came with box manual and new decal sheet. The car was in a rough state and the body was cracked and split in many places. Restoration started with a complete strip down of the chassis. All broken or worn parts were replaced, ballraces were fitted throughout and a Sport tuned motor was added. I changed the rear shocks with oil filled Tamiya ones and fitted CRP Shocks to the front suspension. Modern Radio and ESC was added also. I fitted My Ranger custom 1 Aluminium wheels to the Chassis and painted all the rivet detail in with black paint. The tyres are originals and i painted the lettering in my customary runner yellow. Next came the resto of the body. I needed to get new front and rear panels as the originals were beyond repair. All the Cracks and splits were repaired, filled and smoothed flat. The rear window section was cracked around the mounting points , so this had to be fitted filled and sanded to fit. The whole body was primered and sanded smooth. I wanted to spray this Brat with Mica Red as that is my favourite Tamiya colour and looks great on a vintage truck or Scorcher. I firstly sprayed an under coat of silver then the Mica Red. Once dry all the decals were fitted. Clear coats follow rubbing down between coats and the whole body was polished down to a glass finish. I masked the rear cab bed area and sprayed that Matt Black. All the detailing was masked and sprayed Matt black for that dechromed look.
I added Wipers and exhaust from left-overs of my High Lift kits. The Driver was given a Rough Rider head as i thought that looked better for the Brat. All was given a final polish.
Time to go down the Beach !!!!
As you can see from the last pic's it was a flyer. It ran all day without any problems or damage. It was quick and handled superbly. Definatley worth getting one of these. I loved Driving this Brat and i hope you like the way it came out.
Thanks for looking