1981 - Old radio shack dune buggy - my first rc anything
Hi, new to this site.
Im not avidly into rc any more, haven't been for over 25 years, but back in the day had a small collection... Gas powered, electric, and store bought when I was a kid and teenager.
I found this - see pictures - the other day boxed up for over 25 years or more. It was a Christmas gift in 1981, and I loved this thing when I got it. It was my first Rc anything. I must have put 100,000 miles on it. It went everywhere I did, and some places it should not have... I was 9.
It is in very rough condition, and at some point I had the brilliant idea of painting it black... The electrics still work, but the drive gear is worn out. And who knows what else. Suspension pivot points, all plastic parts etc are worn out, and you can see in the picture there are multiple cracks and broken parts.
My question is this - is there anyone out there that restores old toys or RC cars? I have no interest in parting with this, but would be interested in having it restored. It is not too far gone, I don't think, but would take a fair amount of work. Actually,a lot of work!
I found a couple of pictures on the Internet of them when they were new and posted them as well.
Thanks for your help.
Last edited by Oldrccar; 11-05-2013 at 05:10 PM.