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Old 04-21-2018, 11:13 PM
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This my Father-in-laws and we are looking to clean it up and maybe get it running. If you have any leads on tires and a body that would be a great help as well.


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Old 04-22-2018, 03:03 AM
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Rough Rider gets my vote.

Tamiya re-re'd that model some years ago. Not sure on compatibility between old/re-re for the parts you are asking about. I'm sure someone on here will know more.
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It's a Rough Rider. It was re-released as the Buggy Champ
https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...SAAEgJtJvD_BwE
I believe Kamtech made a lexan shell as well. It's based on the SRB platform, so it share a lot of parts with the Sand Scorcher as well. I found a ton of parts on e-bay, both vintage and re-issue, to get my Scorcher running. It's a lot of fun running it on the beach. Good luck on the resto.

It looks like it got rear ended pretty good!
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super cool! definitely a rough rider and was my dream car back in the 80s.
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Yes, definitely a Rough Rider, Tamiya kit 58015. It looks to be an mk2 version with an aftermarket rear cage, but very complete, a great find! The rere (called Buggy Champ) parts generally work. The rere body kits can be found for around 40 bucks. I just picked up one on ebay a week or two ago as my next project. Have fun with it!
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