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Old 05-16-2010, 12:07 AM
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A friend of mine at work gave me an all wheel drive on road car. It is shaft driven. I guess it was a buggy and he did an on road conversion. There aren't any markings on it to identify a brand. I believe it to be a late 90's model. He said it may be an associted model but he cannot remember. Does this make any sense to anyone. I will try to post pics later.
Old 05-16-2010, 07:32 AM
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We need pics to say anything other then thats great..lol
Old 05-16-2010, 10:03 AM
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Here are a few pics. I was hoping the buggy to on road car conversion would make it a dead give away.






Hope these are clear enough!
Old 05-16-2010, 05:45 PM
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Its a Tamiya TA 01/02 chassis, it was an early to mid 90s car
Old 05-17-2010, 12:53 AM
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rear sway bar and hop up driveshaft fitted, nice! [8D]
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This is a Tamiya TA-02 off road chassis / 4 wheel drive touring car, comes with a FORD 350 body
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NOT a Tamiya TA-02 off road chassis.....

The rear anti-roll bar, the reinforced prop shaft, the one-piece wheels, the BLACK (instead of red) front and rear gear housings, the RED rear springs and BLUE front springs, the reinforced rear diff-output shafts, lightweight front alu kingpins....

All these things can be bought separately but there was ONE KIT which had ALL THIS and more.
The very rare 58157 TA02RS 4WD Chassis Kit
Basically a regular TA02 with a lot of useful gadgets.

If it is, then it should have -universal driveshafts front AND rear.
-a rear ball diff and a front ONEWAY diff (the front wheels can spin freely one way -forwards),
-high-speed spur gear

The funny thing is that this kit WAS NOT fitted with ballbearings. Why not?
Hopefully the first owner came to his senses and did the right thing when building it way back then

Cheers
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i was going to suggest the TA-02 racing special! doh! [&:]

good call [8D]
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Wow nice find!
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Thanks for all the replies guys.

Yes it does have universal drive shafts front and rear. I'll have to check if the front wheels spin freely forward though.

Are parts still available for these? The motor mount is cracked on it, I super glued it but not sure if it will hold. Is it a stable enough chassis for a brushless set up? The tires are dry rotted and cracked but i think those should be readily available.

Old 05-18-2010, 12:50 AM
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parts are readily available, many companies make a metal motor mount since Tamiya ones are very rare and expensive, i picked up a couple of them for 12$ each.

the only parts you might not find are the universals.

it will handle brushless just fine, check out the early vids in my DF-01 thread.. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_75..._1/key_/tm.htm

although the DF-01 has slightly longer wheelbase (280mm vs 257mm) the car shares many parts with yours.
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you're gonna need an upgraded drive shaft in order to up the power, otherwise the stocker will turn into a peice of spaghetti. lol

check this link, they have tons of stuff: http://www.asiatees.com/model.php?Ta...iya&model=TA02
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its running an upgraded driveshaft, it will be enough for brushless. even the 'coathanger' driveshaft can cope with brushless..
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I want that Tamiya Cobra body! Anyone know who still sells that body by chance?

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