TOPIC: 58107 Top Force Evolution restoration

58107 Top Force Evolution restoration 3 months 1 week ago #50694

Step 37 in the manual.

As mentioned, I made a mistake earlier and it became obvious here.
First image has the mistake, it's corrected on the second.



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58107 Top Force Evolution restoration 3 months 1 week ago #50695

Steps 38 and 39 mounting wheels.
Always my favourite step. Kind of completes the chassis, with some minor things left.

Rear wheels are easy to get into the tyres, the fronts are worse. Still, only takes some elbow grease.





Mounting hardware:



And all wheels on!
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58107 Top Force Evolution restoration 3 months 1 week ago #50696

Step 40, the undercowl
A new undercowl and I decided to leave the Velcro off for now.

Cut and sanded on edges:




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58107 Top Force Evolution restoration 3 months 1 week ago #50697

Step 41, battery holders and rear wing stay.

The sponge tape for the battery holders were long gone so I mounted without any. There will be little rattling in this chassis anyway... :)





After the above picture, while mounting the wing I realised the wing stay (steel bar) was not correct. The stay was slightly bendy in several directions causing the wing to sit crooked. I found a new one in the parts bin and replaced it.
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58107 Top Force Evolution restoration 3 months 1 week ago #50698

I've decided to keep the repro body and wing on for now. It's very good as it is and I would rather replace it then I can have original body and original decals...

So, this is the end, mounting of body and wing and some posing shots.





All done!







I'm very happy with the result, and so is my wallet.
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58107 Top Force Evolution restoration 3 months 1 week ago #50699

:woohoo: lovely tfe Lars. And the transparent undecowl make like a glass shelf. Congrats.
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58107 Top Force Evolution restoration 3 months 1 week ago #50708

Very nice work ! Love that car !
Proud owner of the Bruiser Family

58107 Top Force Evolution restoration 3 months 1 week ago #50725

Cool, you can send it to me now. :cheer:

58107 Top Force Evolution restoration 3 months 1 week ago #50734

Thank you, guys!
This TFE is staying with me for the forseeable future, I'll sell it when I have to pay down my mortage...

I got the Tamiya bearings from Japan, and after some fiddling the ball bearing is in place.







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