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question about a grasshopper

Old 01-01-2018, 04:49 PM
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I was recently given an old grasshopper by a family member. I think he did some mods and is drivable but that really doesn't matter because I'm just gonna put it on a shelf as a display. My question is, can I tell when it was made?
Old 01-01-2018, 05:10 PM
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Well cant pinpoint specific dates by changes but it was released in 1984.
1/10 Grasshopper

also from wikipedia
hopefully a Tamiya expert will know more.
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The Grasshopper was originally released in about 1984. Very early cars are easy to spot as they do not have the hole in the front of the chassis that was added for the hornet body mount. They also do not say "tamiya" on the chassis. There are a few other differences but you'd have to know what you're looking at to see them. There have been a number of Re-releases in the last 10 years or so and they are pretty accurate except for changes to the chassis and decals.

Post some pics. I'll try to tell you what you have,

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