Model: 58161: Ford F-150 Truck
Status: Project
Date: 18-Jun-2008
Comments: 12
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I got a tip from Scollins (thanks again Steve!) a while back that a LHS was hiding a Thunder Tiger TA02 nitro conversion. He said they were selling it for $50 and that he wasn't interested. So I went there and a confused employee brought the chassis out from the back. It was of course missing quite a bit and even had some TA02 parts hanging off of it. I asked if they would let me search through their box-o-stuff to try and find the missing parts, but for some reason they wouldn't let me, they got annoyed with me and offered the chassis as is for $25. I gladly agreed and I took it home where it sat while I tried to scrounge up the parts to complete at least a rolling chassis. Months later, I found a Hummer and F-150 chassis' both for a BIN on ebay and that's how I came up with this. I used the F-150 parts to make this roller and can not be happier with the result. I rides on full ball bearings and Pegasus low-rider spoke wheels. If anyone out there has any parts to make this more complete, just give me a shout, the CEN GX1 is an identical chassis. I am looking for the fuel tank, and the lower and upper engine mounts. Thanks - Jim



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Comments

SaxoChris

18-Jun-2008

Top find dude, Would love to see it run, i'll keep my eye out for the parts for you!

scollins

18-Jun-2008

Dang....25 bucks? I should have kept that a secret!!! Great deal, I am sure you can retrofit a fuel tank and motor mounts from something else if you come up short on the original parts.........

CASE1

18-Jun-2008

I dont what it exactly is but it looks great!

tupers

18-Jun-2008

I've got new built one of these hanging from my wall. It is a great little chassis but I'm terrified of using it.

cheif

18-Jun-2008

love the wheels

TA-Mark

18-Jun-2008

Nice wheels. What engine do you intend to run on it? Will it fit under the body? The laydown OS may fit under it.

boogyloop

18-Jun-2008

what a super find, i have the kyosho version of this chassis and have allways wondered were i might get my mits on the thundertiger version. awell maybe another time, as for parts check CEN for fuel tanks. engine TGX etc should fit.

Wyoming

19-Jun-2008

wow cool find guys, I've never had good luck with Nitro things (they don't like high elevation) but this still looks really neat, I vaguely remember ads for them in old magazines. It looks cool and scale.

rizzo rat

19-Jun-2008

The wheels are awesome!

Origineelreclamebord

19-Jun-2008

I guess this thing goes with Nitro power! Nice find

Tobbe70

19-Jul-2008

Holy...what a beauty! Looks like something for the F-150 SIG Rock on!

smoothrider

12-Jan-2010

wow! crazy wheels.... looks cool to me!


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