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15 Jan

The Egress Strip Down

Now it was time to find out just how bad a state this car was really in, it was time to strip her down.
It didnt take long for me to spot the need for some new parts…lots of new parts.
Here’s the immediately obvious requirements:
  • Wheels
  • Tires
  • Blue adjusters
  • Lower front suspension mounts
  • Gold springs
  • Wing mount
  • Possibly a new chassis
Lets start hunting some of these things down, I’ll be back with another update soon.

10 Jan

The Project Car

Tamiya Egress in full view

I was browsing the latest additions to eBay one night when low and behold an Egress popped up for sale! The photo’s weren’t too great and you couldn’t see much of the car, but it came with 3 bodyshells and an original Egress bodyshell box.  So without wanting to miss this, I dropped the seller an email to see if he had a buy it now in mind.  Luckily for me, he did and we settled on a price within about 15 minutes of email.  Now it was just a case of waiting for the car to arrive!

A few days later a package arrived at the door (which is always exciting)…it was here!  I scrambled to unpack the box and get to my lifelong dream…my Egress.   Needless to say, the initial impact was rather soul destroying, she was a mess, a very big mess.  I’d prepared myself for this as it was a project car, and priced accordingly, but man, it really was a mess.  She’d been ridden hard, raced hard, crashed hard and well, beaten hard.  And the biggest stinker was…it didnt have its original wheels…nooooooooooooooooooooooo.  My over eager purchase was starting to show signs of being a possible mistake.

Take a look at the pictures and say hello to the project car! Here she is in all her not so glorious beauty.  Wow, this is going to take some work!