Replacement shock tower for Tamiya Hummer? Some questions...

Replacement shock tower for Tamiya Hummer? Some questions...

Post by Rick Russel » Sun, 07 Jun 1998 04:00:00



I was doing some crazy off-roading this afternoon and I've cracked the front
shock tower on my Tamiya Hummer. It was a little bent up to begin with; it
came out of the plastic molder a little "off". But it's developing a
good-sized crack now, and it's badly bent out of shape.

So, some questions --

 -- Does anybody sell individual parts? This is an older (but apparently
very popular) model; maybe California R/C? They seem to carry a lot of
Tamiya.

 -- Is there some way to repair it? At a minimum, it seems like it would
have to be heated and bent back into shape before any gluing could be
attempted. It appears to be "standard" polystyrene, though, it's just very
thick.

Rick R.

 
 
 

Replacement shock tower for Tamiya Hummer? Some questions...

Post by Bill Skoro » Mon, 08 Jun 1998 04:00:00


Rick,

As usual, I thin that they are part of a "tree" of parts, not available alone.
I do not know if anyone make an after market replacement yet either...

Just how crazy were you this weekend??  I have a Hummer too.  Seems like you
would really have to go overboard to damage it, with the exception of the
body...

Bill

Quote:

> I was doing some crazy off-roading this afternoon and I've cracked the front
> shock tower on my Tamiya Hummer. It was a little bent up to begin with; it
> came out of the plastic molder a little "off". But it's developing a
> good-sized crack now, and it's badly bent out of shape.

> So, some questions --

>  -- Does anybody sell individual parts? This is an older (but apparently
> very popular) model; maybe California R/C? They seem to carry a lot of
> Tamiya.

>  -- Is there some way to repair it? At a minimum, it seems like it would
> have to be heated and bent back into shape before any gluing could be
> attempted. It appears to be "standard" polystyrene, though, it's just very
> thick.

> Rick R.

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