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58047 Hotshot 1 month 3 weeks ago #65261

Nice work!
I should have not looked into this thread... Seems I want a Hotshot or Super Hotshot now :-D
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58047 Hotshot 1 month 3 weeks ago #65262

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silvertriple post=65261 wrote: Nice work!
I should have not looked into this thread... Seems I want a Hotshot or Super Hotshot now :-D


For me this is one of Tamiya’s iconic cars. I think in the ‘80’s they were competitive rac cars for about 5 minutes until the RC10 came along.
But obviously this build was a personal one for me. It interesting to see what I’d done to car and what extra parts I’d bought for it.
Even today I realised I have  2 metal brackets I’d attached to the front lower suspension arms. I have no idea why.
I would recommend getting a Hotshot though, they are great fun cars.
 

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58047 Hotshot 1 month 3 weeks ago #65263

Al for the body, you can use aceton free nail cleaner. (Lidl does one). With coton sticks.
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58047 Hotshot 1 month 3 weeks ago #65265

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Thanks Flo.
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58047 Hotshot 1 month 2 weeks ago #65338

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More detective work on my old Hotshot.
After the rebuild I had these 2 brackets left over. I knew they were on the front lower wishbones. But they just weren’t doing anything.
I don’t even remember buying them, mind you that was 36 years ago !!!
It wasn’t a huge leap to consider that I may have been considering fitting independent front shocks.
And yes after a look at the Super Shot manual, there they were.
I clearly never bought a set of shocks and for some reason I didn’t but the shock tower brackets either.
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58047 Hotshot 1 month 2 weeks ago #65339

They look avante parts. Like front sway bar parts
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Hi Flo, they can’t be I would have bought these in ‘85 - ‘86 and the Avante was out then.
I’m pretty certain they are from the Super Shot.
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58047 Hotshot 1 month 2 weeks ago #65342

They do resemble sway bar mounts , interesting....
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58047 Hotshot 1 month 2 weeks ago #65345

I have these parts on the avante. Tamiya uses some parts from other cars. Very interesting Al:)
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From the Super Shot build manual.
It wouldn’t be the first time Tamiya recycled parts.

The Avanti came out in ‘88 so the Super Shot was probably a year or two before that I guess.
Sadly I think I’d dropped out of following Tamiya at this point.
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