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Winter Fun, January, 2010
Summer - 2009
The finished product of 32 hours of building, 5 hours of painting/sanding. Plus two fingers glued together. (it's ok now)
-This truck is a blast to drive, you'll notice I have a 5 Channel stick radio. I love my pistol grip radio, and would rather run with it.
But, after hours of driving the truck, and getting used to the setup I had made with how the throttle, steering and shifting is operated,
it was worth it. This truck on it's own may appear to be a toy. This truck has a long history in the Radio Control Model industry. The
Original Toyota Hilux was released in the 1980's. The model was ALL metal. The it was mixed of steel, and alum. parts. WAY ahead
of it's time. Only the more experienced and well off people could afford these kit's in the 80's. Being discontinued in the early 90's,
the truck left a HUGE legacy of other models to come. Tamiya Model manufacturing would soon have another 200 highly successful
models after this one truck. Later, they took an approach like no other company has. They went back.... WAY back to the 80's,
and starting re-releasing some of the best classics. The Tamiya Grasshopper, Lunchbox, Midnight pumpkin and the Frog. All of which
was BIG in the 80's, but lost and collected in the mid- to late 90's. Today, Tamiya has brought back these classic's. Even the
Toyota Hilux. Not in it's original form like it's all metal brother. But, they kept the 3-speed manual shift idea, the classic body, and the
leaf springs. This is what gives this truck character, and makes it one of a kind.
That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
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