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    Vintage Tamiya Blackfoot restoration

    Here's the second vintage I got. It's a blackfoot it great condition minus the front, right tire(crushed), and the body could use a bit of work. But mostly, this one is an easier restoration that the willy was, it's a much easier to work on design. Here's the before shots


    It has hand made rear shock mounts and extended front shock tower to allow the use of the upgraded shocks. The uhh..."fabricating" job on the parts is less than par unfortunately. I wish I had the original rear parts but at least I can make some nice looking new ones.

    Here's what put a smile on my face, all the driveline componets are in mint condition after i gave them a cleaning, they had some dust and thickened ball diff grease but now they're like new. The cost of this ball diff setup on ebay is crazy so I'm sure happy to see one in my truck!





    I'll post pics as I make progress. All that's left is to remount the msc and work on the tires, wheels, and body. Tell me what you think.
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    RE: Vintage Tamiya Blackfoot restoration

    i'll tell you what i think. I think its looking great. nice work CT4L
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    RE: Vintage Tamiya Blackfoot restoration

    where did you get all of these?
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    RE: Vintage Tamiya Blackfoot restoration


    ORIGINAL: eddiebelanger

    where did you get all of these?
    Ancient secret Nah a generous person said they had them laying in their closet for years and they'd rather see them being restored than sitting there. Lucky for me they dont have an ebay account!
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    RE: Vintage Tamiya Blackfoot restoration

    Wow you are really making these look nice!
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    RE: Vintage Tamiya Blackfoot restoration


    So where's the WW-1?!
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    RE: Vintage Tamiya Blackfoot restoration

    Next thing we know hell pull out a mammoth dump truck...[:@][:@][:@]
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    RE: Vintage Tamiya Blackfoot restoration

    Too new to be a vintage...
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    RE: Vintage Tamiya Blackfoot restoration

    Hehe but I am still hitting myself for not claiming that one...

    And just to think 2 years ago tower sold it and the Bullhead....
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    RE: Vintage Tamiya Blackfoot restoration


    ORIGINAL: Lunchboxer


    So where's the WW-1?!
    It's here! http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_55...oration/tm.htm

    I do have one more to pull out, probably the most valuable out of the three, but it's missing a few parts so...

    Today I reassembled it all and cleaned the tires/wheels. Front tires are blackfoot and the rear are monster beetle'sI had to do this because of the crushed front tire. I'll get pics up later.
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    RE: Vintage Tamiya Blackfoot restoration

    I like those "RARE" red aluminum wheel hubs.
    Those shocks look like they came off an original Associated RC-10.
    Seems like it also has that expensive thorp diff that originally came in the awesome looking Super Champ.
    I truly hope you keep this and dont put it on ebay, I wouldn't.
    It's quite dirty, but that is easily done with elbow grease...
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    RE: Vintage Tamiya Blackfoot restoration

    Dirty no more!

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    RE: Vintage Tamiya Blackfoot restoration

    looks good[8D]
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    RE: Vintage Tamiya Blackfoot restoration

    Looking good Matt [sm=thumbup.gif]

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    RE: Vintage Tamiya Blackfoot restoration

    What did you use on all the molded parts to get them to shine so nicely?

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    RE: Vintage Tamiya Blackfoot restoration

    Everything was just soap and water accept I used armor all on the shock tower and radio box cover.
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    RE: Vintage Tamiya Blackfoot restoration

    Wow that blackfoot really looks great. Ive got a super blackfoot that really needs some love. its missing the front shock tower and the shocks in all four corners. Do you know if the 86 blackfoot front shock tower will fit on the super blackfoot? [&:][&:]

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    RE: Vintage Tamiya Blackfoot restoration

    That looks incredible, great job
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