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RMKRACING

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Re: Just started my Toylander 1
« Reply #60 on: 04 December, 2013, 07:45:26 PM »
Great days out this summer.

Happy days!!

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Re: Just started my Toylander 1
« Reply #61 on: 04 December, 2013, 07:47:43 PM »
A few more!

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Re: Just started my Toylander 1
« Reply #62 on: 06 December, 2013, 11:51:18 AM »
Looks excellent!

Hopefully I will get ours looking something like that in the next couple of weeks.

Cheers

Dave

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Re: Just started my Toylander 1
« Reply #63 on: 08 November, 2015, 09:33:44 PM »
Looking at selling this Toylander.
What do you think it's worth?
Still in perfect order.

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Mike

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Re: Just started my Toylander 1
« Reply #64 on: 09 November, 2015, 10:36:37 AM »
Hi Mike
I sold my yellow TL2 for £2626 and my white TL2 one for £2500.

For reasons that escape me TL1's never seem to fetch as much money as TL2's.

I wouldn't let yours go for less than £2000 tho as it looks a beauty

If you decide to put it on eBay make sure you put some close up shots of the detailing as its these pics that will sell it and differencaite from lesser vehicles

Good luck

Peter

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Re: Just started my Toylander 1
« Reply #65 on: 07 August, 2017, 07:44:37 PM »
Hi

I have some black plastic parts coming out of my standard motor from Toylander.

Does anybody know if these can be repaired?

I'm now going to bite the bullet and conver it to 2 motors.

What do I need apart from the motor? My wheel has a sprocket already and I have the bracket and chain.

Thanks

Mike

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Re: Just started my Toylander 1
« Reply #66 on: 07 August, 2017, 07:46:08 PM »
Motor in Toylander

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Re: Just started my Toylander 1
« Reply #67 on: 07 August, 2017, 10:16:08 PM »
hi, what size output shaft do Toylander use from their motors?
Parvalux ar just up the road from me so I'd be interested to see how much they'd want for a set of motors compared to RLT.
Thanks in advance
Sam

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Re: Just started my Toylander 1
« Reply #68 on: 08 August, 2017, 06:37:42 AM »
Hi,

I'm not sure but I will measure them when I'm back on Tuesday next week.

Mike

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Re: Just started my Toylander 1
« Reply #69 on: 14 September, 2017, 08:28:42 AM »
Hi All,

New to the Forum as i'm getting a TL1 kit delivered today !

I've got lovely six year at home old who's going to be super excited tonight, he's always been really interested in making stuff and so i thought this would be the perfect opportunity to do something together and to inspire him as to what can be done when you put your mind to it.

I've gone for the pre-cut body parts and a few extras like tyre upgrades and dual motors with the aim of essentially replicating the light/sage green one on the home page.

Been flicking through this TL1 build thread and found it really useful, progress pictures etc so that's been really useful and and I'm sure if I can work out how to use this forum i will have lots of future questions for you seasoned professionals.

My aim is to have it done by spring, and I was just looking for any initial wise words - i'm relatively handy and i will definitely be taking my time and measuring twice cutting once, but any other common pitfalls, golden rules, words of wisdom, specialist tools required, etc would really appreciated.

Many thanks

Jason






 

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Re: Just started my Toylander 1
« Reply #70 on: 14 September, 2017, 12:47:46 PM »
Should be an enjoyable and fairly quick build if you're getting the parts from TL.   The only thing I'd advise is to decide whether you are going to fit sidelights on the upper bulkhead before you glue the two halves together, then you can rout slots for the wires to run between the two panels from the lights into the instrument binnacle. If I was going to be super picky I'd change the profile of the top of the radiator panel, I think it should have a very slight curve whereas the plans show it as flat.  Keep us supplied with pictures (Imgur is a good photo hosting platform to use now that Photobucket charge to post) looking forward to following a build - it's been rather quiet for a while!not the final position of the sidelights - just resting there!

   
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Re: Just started my Toylander 1
« Reply #71 on: 22 September, 2017, 12:32:27 PM »
So here we are a week on, and whilst its got those odd imperfections only the builder will over know about, all seems OK.  The inner panels at the tailgate end are about 2mm shy of the outer panels so a bit of adjusting to do there. Front end similar, but I'm sure once filled primed and painted all will be fine, and none of these tolerances affect the moving parts.

Working with a kit has been generally good, although several occasions where panels didn't exactly match the drawings in the book, i called and Jim said there was a bit of updating to do so i've just followed my instinct and referred back to template section. Latest example of this is the door cill extensions, in pictures they're flush to the doors, but in diagrams recessed under (i think?) All CNC cut parts to be expected need cutting square on internal corners to fit properly. 

Overall very much enjoying and coming along well, probably 12-14 hours in. I expect to be spending the next week or so sanding and priming, haven't looked tailgate assembly yet or putting the bonnet on. Front wing curves still yet to be done, the aluminium fitted relativity well with slightly more room to fill where it joins the panels which i think is OK. Got the plastic padding stuff from Halfords on a previous recommend so will try that, obviously this is one of the more critical jobs to get right.

Been great seeing the images on here to check i'm heading in the right direction, here's a couple of mine.

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Re: Just started my Toylander 1
« Reply #72 on: 23 October, 2017, 10:31:27 AM »
So a month on and though and post an update. Things have largely been progressing well and whilst the first time I've looked at a few things like the front axle it's bee a bit perplexing, once you get into it everything becomes clear. I've had all the primed metalwork on and tested then off for painting the body - so that's front and rear axle, steering, foot brake, a handbrake all no problems. I think there is some kind of stop to be fitted on the front swing axle that I missed first time round, so need to sort that.

Front wings which i thought would be more difficult have come up great i think, Ultima plastic padding as has been said previous is great stuff although beware of short working time. Bonnet was a little tricky but again all good now, got dummy hinges on and not used a pop rivet gun since school.

Body is all now primed and sanded, outside full rollered with some brushing inside. I actually put a first coat of bronze green (paintman) on last night (no photo) so really starting to take shape. Underside has 2-3 coats of spray on underseal, very solventy but all OK.

Next few weeks jobs then -

Finish painting inside and out (does anyone use a clear topcoat?)
Paint metalwork, refit and test
Windscreen, not look at yet (mine will be toughened safety glass if 4mm fits)
Painting of wheels - was just going to deflate and mask, Paintman cream spray
Silver trim and bits

Then further ahead electrics, upholstery, plates, badges

Have to say its all tremendously fulfilling and will be disappointed when it's all done !



 





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Re: Just started my Toylander 1
« Reply #73 on: 23 October, 2017, 10:32:44 AM »
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« Reply #74 on: 23 October, 2017, 10:33:17 AM »
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