|10-06-2013, 03:16 PM||#1|
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Tamiya Renault 5 Turbo
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HI!... Well I just picked up a Tamiya Renault 5 Turbo.
So here's a few pics :
Well some goodies showed up for the Renault 5 Turbo today. :y: A vintage original driver and a repo body from TBG. I think TBG is now using thicker polycarbonate. I just got 3 bodies from them and their all really thick. I like! :woohoo:
Well I got the new body cut out and started tearing the Renault 5 Turbo down for restoration. Just waiting on some servo's and Well nuts to show up. While I'm waiting all the yellowed white plastic parts are going through the whitening process. I still need to find a driver's stay, original decals, and a front bumper to complete the restoration. So if anyone's got a line on one, LMK!!!! :woohoo:
Well after totally disassembling the Renault 5 turbo. I started to put her back together tonight. It's got 3 NIP well nuts. The originals were all dry rotted. I chemically cleaned the aluminum pieces and polished up the rear motor mount and receiver pack tray. All the small brass pieces also got polished. All the white plastic went through the whitening process. I picked up a vintage Tamiya 6 Volt hard pack battery for it. I still have to install some servos. (I got 8 NIB one's on the way). I got to find a black front bumper still, and some decals for the body. I managed to find a NIP driver's support. It should be in soon.
Well I finally got some electronics installed and even managed to find a NIP driver's support bracket. Many of you know these are almost impossible to find! I also by some miracle got a NIP set of vintage original decals :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: Even got the driver painted. Now I just have to paint the body and find a front bumper and it will be done.
48 Tamiya, 17 AE, 1 Kyosho, 4 Traxxas, 1 Redcat
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