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Dr. Kustom
06-10-2012, 12:21 PM
Have been working on this project for quite awhile now, and finally decided to post it up. Took down the 240Z body and got a R32 instead. It's not a finish product yet, but it's getting there.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/8141406d.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/1187e090.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/5f30316e.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/03f7c3d9.jpg

alan
06-10-2012, 12:49 PM
Good fit with those tires. Nice shots too.

MidlandRC
06-11-2012, 10:33 AM
Very nice. I like the wheels with that body. Black on black... :rock:

UNGLEWD
06-14-2012, 08:44 AM
Yes really neat job, I thought it was a model at first!

Dr. Kustom
06-15-2012, 09:52 PM
Thanks for the compliments everybody!!!

Here are some pics I took of it last week when I was at the beach.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_0344.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_0346.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_0352.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_0351.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_0353.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/61726bb8.jpg

irishman
06-16-2012, 11:13 AM
Very nice! I like the Skyline body a lot. :biggthumpup:

matt c
06-17-2012, 01:39 PM
That tamiya body has always had a spot in my heart. They did such a nice job creating it. I would love to own one someday. Do they still make them? You live in a beautiful part of the country, judging by the pictures.

pardonmyn00b
06-17-2012, 06:32 PM
Nice pics! I like the tire tracks. So cute.:sun_smiley:

Dr. Kustom
06-20-2012, 08:49 PM
Very nice! I like the Skyline body a lot. :biggthumpup:
I don't like it...I love it! :laugh:


That tamiya body has always had a spot in my heart. They did such a nice job creating it. I would love to own one someday. Do they still make them? You live in a beautiful part of the country, judging by the pictures.
Tamiya did a very good job indeed! I'm not sure if they are still being produce, but I know for sure that you can still find them on the markets.


Nice pics! I like the tire tracks. So cute.:sun_smiley:
I like your trucks, they so awesome!

Dr. Kustom
07-01-2012, 10:42 AM
Update: New brakes, new rims, new tires!

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_0384.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_0448.jpg

td-civ
07-09-2012, 05:43 PM
looks mint

Dr. Kustom
08-24-2012, 02:37 AM
Update: Decided to swap out the 7700KV for a 9000KV motor.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/f31ad4e2.jpg

Also installed the Tamiya front one way diff, new rims and drift tires.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/fd56ec6f.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/0fad19f2.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/f027930f.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/7926210e.jpg

Took it out for a test run...

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/c5849776.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/ec6a807a.jpg

Ended the night with a broken rim...

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/6de9d416.jpg

More parts came in the mail.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/7aa007a1.jpg

Tamiya gear diff unit.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/41a3697a.jpg

New spur gear, pulley and drive belts, gear ratio is 22/73.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/206bfffa.jpg

R1 Wurks spring steel CVD all around.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/21ba075a.jpg

Tamiya carbon fiber rear shocks tower.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/ba32e014.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/5c6e9dee.jpg

New rims, HPI Volks TE37.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/b5cb902f.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/36aed614.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/6d063b82.jpg

Also spend some time on the interior.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/c950e2dc.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/0dd1c486.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/60715026.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/bd72c8a8.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/24b27993.jpg

Dr. Kustom
08-28-2012, 10:49 PM
Took it out few days ago for photo shoot before school starts again.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/3133a6ea.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/e88f60dd.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/cade56f5.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/f6468f1b.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/746bed53.jpg

Black and white version:

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/603f99f8.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/98e79384.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/2cc7bc54.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/9bee5c60.jpg

UNGLEWD
08-29-2012, 08:40 AM
Man that looks great, shame about the other wheels breaking but these look even better.
Killer kar!

Dr. Kustom
09-20-2012, 03:54 PM
Man that looks great, shame about the other wheels breaking but these look even better.
Killer kar!
Thanks UNGLEWD! I love those mesh rims a lot better too!

Update: Messing with the pinion and spur gear ratio again. From 22T pinion to 35T, and 73T spur to 70T.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1112_zps4da198a5.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1131_zpsa866bc9c.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1114_zpsa4c5404a.jpg

I noticed my stock screws are getting pretty rusty, so I got some titanium screws to swap them out.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1129_zps3d5a6716.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1128_zps3b19e562.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1130_zps01f0fcb9.jpg

As soon as I finish up the chassis, it started to rain outside...

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1124_zps5c9e757e.jpg

alan
09-21-2012, 12:01 PM
Car's looking really good. Love that rain shot!!:biggthumpup:

Dr. Kustom
09-27-2012, 07:32 AM
Car's looking really good. Love that rain shot!!:biggthumpup:
Thanks Alan! :D

Gave her a bath, then took her onto the highway for photo shoot!

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1118_zps2a1db3d1.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_0062_zps816fb5e2.jpg

Btw, does anybody how to get rid of swirl marks on lexan?

UNGLEWD
09-27-2012, 08:23 AM
Wicked sudsy pic!
Mcguiars Mirror Shine will help get the swirls gone but Future Polish is the only way I know of to completely smooth out the tiny inperfections in clear stuff

Dr. Kustom
09-27-2012, 09:13 PM
Wicked sudsy pic!
Mcguiars Mirror Shine will help get the swirls gone but Future Polish is the only way I know of to completely smooth out the tiny inperfections in clear stuff
Awesome! Thanks for the help. I'll have to give them a try, will let you know how they work out for me.

irishman
10-01-2012, 08:32 PM
Your car looks awesome!
And the photos are great ! :biggthumpup:

Wrencher
10-04-2012, 11:57 AM
that is a sick lookin car! love the photography, such nice photos.

for lexan I found that Plexus works great. it is sold in motorcycle stores for cleaning and polishing plastic.I had some for cleaning the lexan visor on my helmet, works awesome! can be found in almost any motorcycle store.

http://www.plexusplasticcleaner.com/frames.html

Dr. Kustom
11-05-2012, 09:06 PM
I can't seem to find Plexus product anywhere locally. Is there any other side I can order them from? Cause their main site only allow large order.

Dr. Kustom
02-05-2013, 09:18 AM
Update: Decided to do a quick re-build on the chassis.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1160_zpsf02bd083.jpg

Replaced the stock front bumper mount with a carbon fiber one.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1173_zpsbf4fc36c.jpg

Swap out the front gear differential back to the front one way differential.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1166_zps7a7effbb.jpg

For the rear, replaced the differential gears with a locker. Converted the rear differential to a solid axle.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1174_zpsc3c48014.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1175_zpsa287a210.jpg

Noticed the wire harness on my ESC is in bad shape, so I replaced it.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1183_zps4b9fbdb7.jpg

The new wire harness is also shorter, will make a cleaner installation on the chassis.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1185_zps5ab9112b.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1187_zpseb76a2f0.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1189_zpsb608b1bb.jpg

My CVD's are getting rusty, so I polished them.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1167_zps71851ebc.jpg

Before:

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1170_zps284168ee.jpg

After:

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1169_zpsce89cd39.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1168_zps7b99e173.jpg

Still need to re-build the shocks, camber adjustment, and got a new body for it.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1192_zps4c669d3e.jpg

Dr. Kustom
02-07-2013, 10:22 AM
Update: Here's a sneak peek of the new body and wheels.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1199_zps50c679d7.jpg

Dr. Kustom
02-13-2013, 10:55 AM
Here's a pic of the body mounted.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1273_zpsbc3475b2.jpg

Dr. Kustom
03-05-2013, 10:48 AM
Update: Got lights and interior installed. Took it out for a run and a photo shoot.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1309_zps6f9207a4.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1310_zpsc7b1146f.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Tamiya%20TA-05%20Ver%20II/DSC_1308_zps25745a86.jpg

generis
03-05-2013, 12:43 PM
That's a Beauty, man. Great stuff!

MidlandRC
03-05-2013, 01:02 PM
LOVE the white. Looks great!

alan
03-05-2013, 01:19 PM
Painted sidewalls, lights, interior.... Nice!::2thumbs