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TOPIC: Richard's TA02 Zakspeed Capri project. Vintage chassis.

Richard's Vintage TA02 chassis build. Orginally either a 58136 or 58146. 1 year 3 months ago #51252

Good to see you back, Richard!
Don't push yourself too much now...
Sent you a PM.
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Richard's Vintage TA02 chassis build. Orginally either a 58136 or 58146. 1 year 3 months ago #51260

More progress today :)

Step 10 in the manual - building the front diff.


Step 11.
Fitting the diff into the gearbox and fit top cover.


Steps is taken from the prerunner manual.

Step 12 and 13.




Step 14 - Front shock tower, drive cups and upper control arms.


Front knuckles assembled.


Suspension bits fitted together.


Front end complete - Step 17
One driveshaft is a black one, the other ones are the white orginals.


Tub, servo and top deck fitted together.
Won't bother to change these as this is gonna be a runner


Suprised there is next to no slope in the steering assembly


Fitted


Nearly there


Some more bits fitted


Think I will use these wheels

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Richard's Vintage TA02 chassis build. Orginally either a 58136 or 58146. 1 year 3 months ago #51263

The biggest question was, would the Capri body fit??

In short yes!!! :y: :y: :y:
Only had to swap the rear body post's from the rear of the shock tower to the front, without turning them.
With a slight lowering (52mm shocks ish), the wheelarches will line up too :y: :y:


Rear arch


Front arch


And my favorite angle...

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Richard's Vintage TA02 chassis build. Orginally either a 58136 or 58146. 1 year 3 months ago #51265

Amazing Richard. :y:

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Richard's Vintage TA02 chassis build. Orginally either a 58136 or 58146. 1 year 3 months ago #51267

larbut wrote: Good to see you back, Richard!
Don't push yourself too much now...
Sent you a PM.


Thank you Lars!
I will try to hold back a little ;)
Replyed to your PM ;)

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Richard's Vintage TA02 chassis build. Orginally either a 58136 or 58146. 1 year 3 months ago #51268

stingray-63 wrote: Amazing Richard. :y:


Thank you :y: :y:
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Richard's Vintage TA02 chassis build. Orginally either a 58136 or 58146. 1 year 3 months ago #51275

Great progress on the Capri! I like your Lego wheel-stands! :laugh: :y:
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Richard's Vintage TA02 chassis build. Orginally either a 58136 or 58146. 1 year 3 months ago #51290

larbut wrote: Great progress on the Capri! I like your Lego wheel-stands! :laugh: :y:


Thanks Lars :y:
Can't live without Lego, we are half Danish after all :laugh:
Lego is great for sevral things, I use them to make sanding blocks, mock up blocks etc ;)


I kept coing back and thinking, where did the tires go from the Zakspeed kit??
And it hit me, it was installed on my TL01 I keep in the cabinet in the living room.
It also had shocks, so now I have the bits I need to get it rolling.

Was thinking I had to buy a set of shocks and tires.
One thing that is better with the Zakspeed kit wheels and tires is that the rear is the wide version.
Same as the Porsche RSR ones, only difference my wheel barrels are grey insted of chrome.

So I stole those parts this evening and installed them on the TA02 Capri.
6 of the screws for the shocks should really be 14mm long to be really secure, but regular 3x12mm ones will do for now.

Think ride hight is spot on :y:


Think the shocks are GPM ones, but not sure..




Deep dish me like ;)


Front of body is resting on the gearbox, so I can't get it any lower.


I really like the look of those wide rear tires


Clearance is good


At front even greater


Gonna prep it for paint as soon I'm fit to do so :)
This is going to be the Würth version as that is I have for decals...

Final arty farty picture for the day :P

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Richard's Vintage TA02 chassis build. Orginally either a 58136 or 58146. 1 year 3 months ago #51291

:woohoo: It is the first time that I see a tam capri so close. I am falling in love more than the kit picture. Another kit project...

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Richard's Vintage TA02 chassis build. Orginally either a 58136 or 58146. 1 year 3 months ago #51317

stingray-63 wrote: :woohoo: It is the first time that I see a tam capri so close. I am falling in love more than the kit picture. Another kit project...


Tamiya has nailed the Capri version, and like you I think Tamiya could have taken better pictures of it, as it's dang amazing :y:
You can't go wrong with a Capri in your collection ;)


This evening I cut the body, a task that allways makes me nervous :ohmy:


I think I will make a diffuser like the real thing as the Tamiya version simply want you to cut straight from side to side and leave the void where the diffuser lives on the real thing.


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