Tamiya King Cab & Monster Beetle

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Tamiya King Cab & Monster Beetle

Post by markturbo » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:34 am

A cool pic of a couple of my vintage favorites (besides the Clod of course!). I just painted the Monster Beetle red (was yellow) and I mounted it to my Super Blackfoot chassis, I think it looks sweet! All the red, chassis, shocks, body...it all pops with the addition of the vintage sees wheels. I have a new decal kit for it, but i really like the look as it sits now.

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Re: Tamiya King Cab & Monster Beetle

Post by vonclod » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:04 am

cool man, love the king cab body, nice job on both 8)
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Re: Tamiya King Cab & Monster Beetle

Post by Lowgear » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:21 am

When I go to buy another R/C its going to be a King Cab. I love unconventionally designed R/C's. 8)

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Post by Budhatrain » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:43 pm

I really like the way that looks- what's the difference between that and the monster beetle you have for sale- is the chassis pretty much the same?

I just purchased a complete beetle body setup and think I am wanting to do a frog/sand scorcher type thing...
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Re: Tamiya King Cab & Monster Beetle

Post by markturbo » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:00 pm

That's the Monster Beetle body after the new paint and before I put the new decals on, I just put it on to see how it looked. The Super BF chassis is just a bit wider and has a slightly different front suspesion, and the rear suspension are a-arms where the MB are trailing arms. However, the main chassis section that the suspension components bolt (the red part) is the same.
Budhatrain wrote:I really like the way that looks- what's the difference between that and the monster beetle you have for sale- is the chassis pretty much the same?

I just purchased a complete beetle body setup and think I am wanting to do a frog/sand scorcher type thing...

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Post by Budhatrain » Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:43 pm

thanks for the response! Next year I am going to go the Blackfoot direction- if I get done with everything I want to this winter.

So tempting- I always have to say "you don't need that, you have plenty to work on, there will always be more projects and more good deals"

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Re: Tamiya King Cab & Monster Beetle

Post by TamiyaTony » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:23 pm

Both trucks look sweet. I always had a love for the Beetle.
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Re: Tamiya King Cab & Monster Beetle

Post by Lowgear » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:01 am

LOWGEAR wrote:When I go to buy another R/C its going to be a King Cab. I love unconventionally designed R/C's. 8)
Here we are two months later and I just bought one. :)





EDIT: It came today and i'm very happy. I've owned part of one before but in a cleaning frenzy I chucked it. Now seeing the price of parts for these things I wish I hadn't! ](*,)

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Re: Tamiya King Cab & Monster Beetle

Post by markturbo » Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:02 pm

Post up a pic

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Re: Tamiya King Cab & Monster Beetle

Post by matthew john » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:05 am

under that king cab body, is that the same chassis as the blitzer or hilux racer?

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Re: Tamiya King Cab & Monster Beetle

Post by Lowgear » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:05 pm

markturbo wrote:Post up a pic
Nothing really to see... Yet. Its currently all stock with a badly painted and beat up body. Whats surprising is the rest looks like it wasn't driven that much.

matthew john wrote:under that king cab body, is that the same chassis as the blitzer or hilux racer?
The King Cab and Hilux Monster Racer are the same truck with different bodies. The King Cab came out in 1989 and the Hilux in 1990.

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