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Got Me a Hilux !!

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Well last week I bought a Bruiser and the guy had a Hilux for sale but I didnt have that sort of cash on me so I had to pass it up. As I drove the hour or so home I thought "Maybe I can sell a few RC cars to buy that Hilux"
With a lot of luck and some cheap prices I raised the money and now have three three speeds :)
The guy has owned it from new and it was only run on carpet. He was a spray painter by trade and the paint work is near perfect.

It came with the 4000mah 6v battery too, Do you think I could try to charge it up or just keep it as a prop? I was a bit worried about trying to charge it. Dont want to start a fire or anything.

As a bonus he threw in some Blazer wheels and tryes along with an 84 guide book. (Guide book is in German lol)

Let me know what you reckon.
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Oh soo nice. I am looking forward to seeing this one in person when I get down there for a visit soon.

Great score on a truly classic bit of history.
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Wow, yet another really clean truck. You're lucky to find these in such great shape. My moutaineer I restored from a turd and my hilux wasn't much nicer either

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Wow , that "turd" looks amazing now lol
You did an amazing job of the resto and the article too. !
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Nice score! Maybe some day i'll have one.....someday.

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Hey thanks mate. It's a beauty. I am going to try and get out for a gentle run and get some pics.
I was wondering if anyone knows how to try to charge up the old battery, just for the cool factor of running it all original. :)
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Any of the new chargers should be able to charge that OG pack. or maybe find a charger form the same timeline....

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Yeah that's what I reckon, I am just going to try and charge it at 0.1a to start
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Sounds like a good start. at least it's not a lipo....... and you can check the voltage with ease. Post up some video when you get it running .

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That's a fantastic score. I always wanted one and was fascinated by the gearbox.

Can't wait to see some video of it running.

I think the old batt will be fine if its an old nicad.

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Great score on the hilux.. especially in that condition... :D
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Cheers mate. Looks better in person , I love it! Haha
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Probably one of Tamiya's best cars and this is a perfect example.

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