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80's Nikko 1/10 Thunderbolt Frame Buggy Out Of 25 Year Hibernation

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  • 80's Nikko 1/10 Thunderbolt Frame Buggy Out Of 25 Year Hibernation

    I got my old Nikko 1/10 Frame Buggy out, haven't seen it since the last century. The rear Tires were gooey and flat and it was pretty dirty but intact. I found some new Tamiya 1/10 Grasshopper tires and they fit with a lot of persuasion and a little trimming. The battery is a Nikko Nicd I bought later, marked 5/95. I charged it on a Venom charger, took about an hour and it took the charge and it seems to be fine. Took it out today and it runs good on bark mulch, bogs down some in grass, goes great on gravel. I tried it on my Carrera track and it's a little big, best better stick to the floor I guess. I haven't been in a slot car shop yet lately that doesn't have RC cars too, they are cool, I may need another, at least.
    I think I woke a sleeping monster reviving this thing....and it is I .
    I just know that my wife looks like she saw a monster I when I say "But first and only wife....they're for the grandchildren?"

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    Last edited by Bluevista; April 19th, 2020, 06:25 PM. Reason: I forgot

  • #2
    Very cool rig!!Drive her and have some ol' time fun!!


    • #3
      My first RC was a Nikko sprint car. I bought one for me and one for my 3 year old. That things was a blast to run around in the street in front of our house. I ended up racing RC's for 15 years but with a bit more sophisticated stuff.