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Richard's Marui Big Bear resto projects. 2 weeks 2 days ago #64567

I'm waiting one these from a mate of mine, both of them I got for £70 including shipping and they are mostly complete, one is missing the gearbox, but it might be in the box of miscellaneous parts.
I do know one of them are missing the gears after running a too hot motor.
I think I got them pretty cheap, even they need a good amount of work.

















And from before I got this one. Seems like I building a Big Bear collection now 









Between these I hope I should be able to build a shelfer and one runner.
Never had a Marui or a Big Bear, but I have actually driven the last one in the 90s when my mate owned it.
That mate also had a Marui Ninja. I still got wheels and bald tires and the wing from that one.
And the Ninja must be one of the top looking buggies out there, they are getting real rare now.
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Richard's Marui Big Bear resto projects. 2 weeks 2 days ago #64571

I sold my cj last year. The only marui I still got is my tbird nascar. But if you have a time a cj I still have the 3/4 of the cage. 

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Richard's Marui Big Bear resto projects. 2 weeks 1 day ago #64572

Nice, Yes I think that was a great price for 2  Especially with tyres that don't look completely rotten ;)
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem mate :)

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Richard's Marui Big Bear resto projects. 2 weeks 1 day ago #64573

AndyAus wrote: Nice, Yes I think that was a great price for 2 

Especially with tyres that don't look completely rotten ;)

That's what I thought.
Have heard dry rotten tires are a big problem on these.
And the wheel and tires was one of the reason I bough these as the one I already have do miss both wheels and tires.

I could have actually got them cheaper as he was asking between 500-1000nok for these (500Nok = £43ish ), but since he is my mate I did not want to low ball him.
And he was happy about the deal, so was I. He even offered to split the shipping as he is living 3 hours away from me.

Found a rc channel on YT today which features a lot of Big Bear's, and he did mentioned dry rotten tires are a big problem on these.

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Richard's Marui Big Bear resto projects. 1 week 1 day ago #64730

Whoohooo, my package is on the way to me now       
Seller told me he included a surprice for me, I cross my fingers that is the Parma 34' body I wanted for so long 
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Richard's Marui Big Bear resto projects. 1 week 1 day ago #64735

A parma 34'??? Crossed fingers. I had one on my marui tbird but was destroyed when I attempt to remove the paint with oven cleaner. 
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Richard's Marui Big Bear resto projects. 1 day 20 hours ago #64822

As posted in the mail thread, I got two Marui Big Bear projects earlier this week.
Got them really cheap at £70 incl shipping and on top of that a brand new Parma 34' body.
I'm really happy with that deal.







The one to the right is missing the gearbox and my friend told me one is missing the gears due a too hot motor for the drivetrain.
I guess the one with geatbox present is missing the gears, but I won't know before I open it up.

And I can't belive how soft those tires are!!!
No cracks as I can see, a bit dry at some spots, but only on the surface.
Those tires deffo needs to be off the graound during storage to preserve them.

The box with parts incldes the interior for the blue body.

And both front body mount brackets are still in one piece, which is a bit uncommon as these usually breaks at some point.
So I do need one gearbox, I have that on that one I have from before, but that also needs new gears, so I need 2 sets of gears, maybe 3 and some other bits like front bumper as I think I only got one.

All in all I'm very happy 
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