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TOPIC: Returning to the Hobby After 36 Years

Returning to the Hobby After 36 Years 4 days 22 hours ago #53623

Hello All! I originally purchased my first 3 Tamiya RC cars from Freiler's Hobbies in Torrance, California back in the late '70's when I was in high school (while making money pumping gas at my uncle's Union 76 station). The cars were a green 934 in 1977, Martini 935 in 1978, and the Ligier Matra JS9 Competition Special in 1979. A couple of years later I rebodied the Ligier with a green Martini Lotus 79 body kit. After I graduated college in 1983, life got in the way and sadly all 3 cars were lost. Eventually I started back up with Tamiya RC about 15 years ago, restoring a thrashed TT01 Escort and rebodied that chassis as a BMW 3 series as a model of the car my wife was driving at the time. Now I'm finding that I'm getting a little more than waist deep back into Tamiya RC- I recently purchased a used original CS F1 chassis, acquired what I guess is a re-release of the Lotus 79 JPS body kit, and a roller that is some sort of mish-mash of F101 and F102 parts, that oddly enough, I want to fully restore first. With both kids graduated from college, it is needless to say the bug has hit again!
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Returning to the Hobby After 36 Years 4 days 22 hours ago #53624

Welcome on board. You had nice rc younger.
I am waiting a matra js9. It should arrive monday or tuesday. The tt01 is a good runner and the e30 is one of the nicest lexan bodies.

Returning to the Hobby After 36 Years 4 days 20 hours ago #53632

Here are a few pics of what I have currently. It looks like I'll need help in sorting out the F101/F102 chassis. It is a mess....







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Returning to the Hobby After 36 Years 4 days 18 hours ago #53635

Very nice !
If you want, I have parts for f101 if you need.
A lovely ta02 to and a good cs on road. ;)

Returning to the Hobby After 36 Years 4 days 16 hours ago #53640

Welcome back ;)
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem mate :)

Returning to the Hobby After 36 Years 3 days 20 hours ago #53646

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Returning to the Hobby After 36 Years 2 days 22 hours ago #53657

René
I have that if you want
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