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58064 Toyota Gr.B Restore 3 months 1 week ago #56530

Work continues with the front transfer gears, front differential casing and front suspension.



Everything assembled and ready to be installed on the rest of the chassis



This achieved, the next step is the installation of the rear shock absorbers. I replaced the broken holders with new ones.



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58064 Toyota Gr.B Restore 3 months 1 week ago #56531

Now installing the front shocks



And finally installing the underguards



This is how the chassis looks like



The next step is the installation of all the period correct electronics. The original MSC, resistor and both servos.
Note that the ON/OFF Switch is a bit too wide so that the aluminum holder is not 100% aligned with the chassis. Only expert eyes will notice that...:blink: :blink:

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58064 Toyota Gr.B Restore 3 months 1 week ago #56532

The next step is the wheel installation…



Installed the tires on the new "Black Foot" rims :laugh: :laugh: and installed them



With this the mechanical is done. It wasn't really a restoration but i would say more a clean thread than a resto. It was fun to do this (not as much as a 3 speed) but i enjoyed doing this.
Now time to the tricky part...the body.

Lexan bodies aren't my favorites ones i prefer working on ABS bodies. As already said i ordered a TBG body, even the quality and detailing is very good i have to admit that the Tamiya body looks better. I had an original decal sheet waiting for this resto so it will be used on this.

I already cutted off the body and it's ready to start the detailing process



Painted the window rubber joints

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58064 Toyota Gr.B Restore 3 months 1 week ago #56533

Continued with painting the front details



Same on the rear



And once this done it's time to mask the windows for painting



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58064 Toyota Gr.B Restore 3 months 1 week ago #56535

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58064 Toyota Gr.B Restore 3 months 1 week ago #56552

I finished painting the body and started working on the decals.

Unfortunately, something went wrong with the roof decal as i already mentionned in the section "what did you do today".









Honestly i still don't know how to fix this. Jonny proposed me a solution (thank you Jonny) but i'm pretty sure if i take it off all the other will get damaged.

I might slightly cut off those imperfections and re-apply it… i'm still thinking about it
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58064 Toyota Gr.B Restore 3 months 1 week ago #56553

Paint works continues….

Painted the rear trunk, the front headlights inner parts in flat black and kept working on the interior



A bit more detailed



Installing the bulbs



and finally installing the front lights on the body

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58064 Toyota Gr.B Restore 3 months 1 week ago #56555

While the interior still needs some more detailing and the work on the driver head and co-pilot are still on progress, i installed the body on the chassis.

This is how it actually looks like waiting for the interior :P







Thanks for looking
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58064 Toyota Gr.B Restore 3 months 1 week ago #56558

I love it more and more.

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58064 Toyota Gr.B Restore 3 months 1 week ago #56561

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