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TOPIC: Tamiya CC-01 Pajero rebuild

Tamiya CC-01 Pajero rebuild 7 years 9 months ago #7239

Well, what can I say. I find myself with another project Pajero. It seems to be in worse shape than I imagined, But that is just a challenge I'm prepared to defeat.














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Re: Tamiya CC-01 Pajero rebuild 7 years 9 months ago #7240

The idea behind this is awesome, but just badly finished off. The rear floor is from a Tamiya F350, and as you can see, the Pajero body is cut and shortened into a pick-up.

The chassis is not in bad condition, but I will be tearing it down, cleaning, and rebuilding it before using it. The diffs are already locked, but there seems to be a bit of play in the drivetrain.










I have already torn the body apart, and have submersed it in brake fluid to remove that horrible "Monster energy" meets "Shrek" color from the poor Tamiya ABS body.











More soon...

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Re: Tamiya CC-01 Pajero rebuild 7 years 9 months ago #7245

Isn't the brake fluid gonna "melt down" your body??

Cheers, Bram

Ps. looking forward to rest of the build :woohoo:
Restoring Countach 58005
Restoring 58015 RR
Restoring 58098 F40
Restoring King Cab and Monsterracer
Restoring Audi Quattro rally
Restoring Mk.1 Sand Scorcher
Restoring Porsche 936

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Re: Tamiya CC-01 Pajero rebuild 7 years 9 months ago #7355

Hey sorry for the long wait. To answer your question Bram, No, Brake fluid is safe for ABS Tamiya bodies. I use brake fluid all the time to remove old paint off bodies. I've every used it on Lexan bodies too.

I'll post pics later, I don't know what paint the previous owner used, but it has about 7 layers ranging from Blue to black to green...

More progress soon.

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Re: Tamiya CC-01 Pajero rebuild 7 years 9 months ago #7360

Tnx mate! i need to do a lexan body, i before always used some kinda paint remover paste, but this time it doesn't seem to work :(
Any usefull tips on the brakefluid remover or just soak the body with it :lol:
Do you use a special brand or is any dot-4 good?

Cheers, Bram
Restoring Countach 58005
Restoring 58015 RR
Restoring 58098 F40
Restoring King Cab and Monsterracer
Restoring Audi Quattro rally
Restoring Mk.1 Sand Scorcher
Restoring Porsche 936

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Re: Tamiya CC-01 Pajero rebuild 7 years 9 months ago #7361

BramMeijer wrote: Tnx mate! i need to do a lexan body, i before always used some kinda paint remover paste, but this time it doesn't seem to work :(
Any usefull tips on the brakefluid remover or just soak the body with it :lol:
Do you use a special brand or is any dot-4 good?

Cheers, Bram


Whoa there! Don't use brake fluid on a lexan shell - at best it will make it so brittle that it will break if someone so much as farts in its general direction, at worst it will make it go cloudy and/or melt it.

The generally accepted best stuff to get paint of lexan shells is Nitro fuel :)

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Re: Tamiya CC-01 Pajero rebuild 7 years 9 months ago #7367

Tnx! That saves another body from melting down :laugh:
Lucky for me i drive 5 nitro's myself, so enough fuel around in my shed :woohoo:

Cheers, Bram
Restoring Countach 58005
Restoring 58015 RR
Restoring 58098 F40
Restoring King Cab and Monsterracer
Restoring Audi Quattro rally
Restoring Mk.1 Sand Scorcher
Restoring Porsche 936

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Re: Tamiya CC-01 Pajero rebuild 7 years 9 months ago #7374

@ Louisbaby - that is some nasty looking paint & bodywork there ... have you reported the previous owner to the Tamiya Police so they can go round & confiscate his tools ? ;)

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Re: Tamiya CC-01 Pajero rebuild 7 years 9 months ago #7376

Jonny Retro wrote: @ Louisbaby - that is some nasty looking paint & bodywork there ... have you reported the previous owner to the Tamiya Police so they can go round & confiscate his tools ? ;)



Hahahaha, no, I think the poor guy didn't have a clue, or didn't care. :dry:

Back to the brake fluid on Lexan - I have soaked a Tamiya Landcruiser body in Brake fluid for about an hour at a time without any cloudiness or brittleness. I then resprayed the body on the outside, because I didn't have the window decals, and it came out great. But Bram, I can't promise anything. Maybe I was just lucky :woohoo:

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Re: Tamiya CC-01 Pajero rebuild 7 years 9 months ago #7377

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