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Blackfoot restoration (58058) 1 month 1 week ago #48774

Seeing as I have finally laid my hands on a decent condition body, I thought it was time to set about sorting out the tired looking original chassis.
A couple of pics of it in its sorry state to start off with :S



The awful body was removed and found it’s way to my ranger project, see tamiyabase.com/...brid#48469
And the strip down and clean begins.
The plastic parts were all placed in 60c water with washing up liquid for two hours and then scrubbed very well and all metal parts and gear box internals, dog bones etc were left to soak in Bartoline Brush Cleaner for an hour and then scrubbed clean in the washing up liquid water, and here we have the end result
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Re:Blackfoot restoration (58058) 1 month 1 week ago #48775

Could have been worse spotted this sucker yesterday.

Why paint just dip it into a bucket.
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Blackfoot restoration (58058) 1 month 1 week ago #48780

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I’m following this build.
I bought most of a Blackfoot just after Christmas because it had the original body, grill and rear end with the Ford logo. I was planning on doing an SRB Ford Ranger.

But I’ve since stated buying up the bits needed to complete the Blackfoot.
It’s a subconscious thing.

Love how clean everything has come up, looking great already.

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Removing the 4 screws holding in the windscreen would have been too much like hard work.

Blackfoot restoration (58058) 1 month 1 week ago #48785

Time to put it back together yayyy :)
Gearbox re-greased and put back together


Chassis bolted back together and gearbox fitted

Shocks re-built and fitted, servos and MSC and RX fitted


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Blackfoot restoration (58058) 1 month 1 week ago #48791

It looks like new Alan. Congrats. I can't wait to see the body resto. :y:

Blackfoot restoration (58058) 1 month 1 week ago #48813

Here’s a question for the good people on here, I really am stuck as to what to do about an extra couple of spot lights that the PO had fitted to the body shell, normally I would just take them off and put back to original box art, my problem being it looks like Tamiya missed a trick by not fitting them, I think they look like they should have always been there :S
So my friends what are your opinions? the more opinions the better

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Blackfoot restoration (58058) 1 month 1 week ago #48817

Meh, does nothing for me ... but it's your truck & if you like it like that.... also does away with the hassle of filling the holes :)

Blackfoot restoration (58058) 1 month 1 week ago #48820

I am sure about the way you should go, but I am sure about something. REMOVE the yellow stickers in the headlights. :D
I have the solution. Buy another body.
This one boxart and the new, without ford on the houd, with the extra lights. ;)

Blackfoot restoration (58058) 1 month 1 week ago #48827

The extra spot light doesn't work for me.
Looks to small and weird position (bolted to the hood).

But, keep in mind I'm a box-art fanatic, so... :lol:
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