All my life I've been a tinkerer. Like so many young boys, I loved taking mechanical things apart just to see how they worked on the inside. When I was a teenager I was introduced to radio controlled cars and really thought I had found my niche. I couldn't afford to buy or build a full size car and I was kind of getting tired of fiddling with lawn mower engines (even they took up too much room!), so r/c cars were perfect. Fast forward about 20 years, and I'm in a similar situation. I went from having pretty physical jobs where I worked with my hands all day to sitting at a computer staring at a screen all day. So, I've been screaming for a project to tinker with and, once again, I have no room (or money) for an old car, antique tractor or vintage machinery of any kind. I Googled r/c cars, just to see what has changed over the years and, to my surprise, restoring vintage cars has become a pretty popular thing!
I started out searching for replacement and upgrade parts for my first r/c car, a Team Associated RC10GT. I've been putting off digging through my storage shed to find the truck, tools and parts, but I started scouring eBay for anything I could find. In trying to get some used parts for my existing cars, I ended up getting a basket case of a Team Associated RC10B2 buggy. I guess I've found my first r/c restoration project!
I'm going to document the restoration process here on The Angler's Workshop. I'll use photo, video and commentary to show every step of the way and every process I use to get this junk buggy up and running and then upgraded and tuned up into a vintage racing buggy to be proud of! Oh, and if you know of anybody looking to get rid of a bunch of RC10B2 parts (preferably free!) please let me know!!!
I hope you enjoy following along!