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Look what the mailman brought today ! 5 months 4 days ago #49523

larbut wrote: Sorry to hear that, Richard..
Can it be saved?


I may take it apart to investigate further how bad it is.
Tub is cracked and missing some bits around screw holes, too large bolts are used to secure the rear suspension.

I will try to repair if it's possible.
But I need new upper and lower front bulkhead and possible a front bumper.

Rear gearbox don't turn feely, don't know yet it it's the dogbones or the gears, bent wheel axles or all above.
Yellow parts have a lots of rash on them, think those needs to be replaced as well.

So some is saveable, but some parts need to go in the bin.

But I will try my best :)

Look what the mailman brought today ! 5 months 4 days ago #49524

Stingray, It indeed seems a bit fragle yes.

Yes, I've allways wanted both the Falcon and the Fox.
Fox is my next one.
Remember I studied the Tamiya guide books and loved the action shots of both the Falcon and Fox.

Yes think I like the suspension too, the front double wishbones do look beefy :)
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Look what the mailman brought today ! 5 months 4 days ago #49525

stingray-63 wrote:

caprinut wrote: I should have some spares for you if you need,.



I may take you up on that :y:

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Look what the mailman brought today ! 5 months 4 days ago #49527

I have now posted it in the restore section, if you guys want to take a look :S

Look what the mailman brought today ! 5 months 4 days ago #49529

:D you have all the falcon problems on only one...
The bathtube is easy findable. It is the same as the bear hawk and blitzer.
I will see in my mess next week for spares.
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Look what the mailman brought today ! 5 months 2 days ago #49562

Hi all,

Got me this Hi-Lux...
I wanted to restore it, but having a closer look at it once it arrived i'll changed my mind. There are too many party missing and the overall condition will require too much investment :angry: :angry:

But anyway, I'm happy to keep it for the spares as I got it for a good price.



Wrong rear tires (all of them are cracked)





Home made rear bumper



Broken front bumper holder, missing front lights and winkers



No Speed controller



No servoholder, all the links missing and broken bottom radio box.



Radio box lid with both tabs ( for you Lars ;) ;)

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Look what the mailman brought today ! 5 months 2 days ago #49564

It doesn't look so bad. I would try a resto. ;p

Look what the mailman brought today ! 5 months 2 days ago #49569

We should start a 'my basket-case' thread now with the latest acquirement, Falcon and now this gorgeous Hilux
:whistle:
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Look what the mailman brought today ! 5 months 2 days ago #49571

Sure! I would like to find the same hilux in my trash can....

Look what the mailman brought today ! 5 months 2 days ago #49573

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Two deliverys today.
First one.



Andy you are a gent. Thank you.
And second.



A box full of Wild One bits.
But most importantly the rear arms.
And the best bit, this lot cost me less than the parts tree I would have had to buy to get the rear arms.
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