TA-02 Cosworth

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So while I’m waiting for some part for my other projects I just as well decided to start another project with my TA-02 chassis.

The building of the chassis is going to be pretty much the same as I did in my Top Force’ish runner project. I haven’t done to much yet, but stay tuned

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The rear gearbox was not usable so decided to use some of my new parts. I do have black gear boxes but I want them to be red on this build.

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More to come!


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Almost finished the chassis today. I decided not to do any big mods on this one, so then I mounted all the parts I got.

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Rear gearbox done

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Wanted the build to see fresh, so I used my spare front gearbox parts.

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Front gearbox finished

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Universal shafts

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The shocks have seen better days

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So I polished them, they still don’t look to good, but much better than they were

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Chassis assembled

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With temporary Fuchs wheels

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Having some fun and try to fit the blackfoot body, might have to do a Blackfoot lowrider once

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Pimp my Landcruiser, Landcruiser low rider

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Not that much a monster now

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 20141017_135118_zps5yx7bm1n.jpg I think that I found out that the chassis must be some kind of hybrid. Because it seems like I don’t have the ta02w rear suspension arms, so I must try to get hold of them.


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Today’s work

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23.10.2014

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So I have started the work on the body. I guess some of you have seen from the build logo, I’m going for the Sierra Cosworth body, since this is one of my all time favorites 1:1 cars.

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All masked up and ready to hit the paintbooth

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Painted with PS-5 Black

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difficult to see but I used smoke paint on the middle air intake on the bumper

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First test on the chassis

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I got some new wheels, these are from a Toyota Celica. The wheels are 2 pieces so i can get the offset I need to make the body and chassis look ok toghether

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So i bought this body with Hydro Texaco decals from a eBay seller, but the decals are ****, home printed. I also notice that the body between the wheel arches are bent a bit to much outward, this I will have to fix.

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I had to improvise on how to mount the rear wing. I kind a managed to cut the wing mounts wrong, because they were a bad fit to the wing. still I think it turned out ok.

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 Here you can clearly see the bad quality of the decals.

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I’m waiting for the body mounts I have ordered, interior and some other parts. In the meantime I will work on the decals cutting away most of the clear vinyl that is not needed in a hope that it would turn out better. I will also trim the rear wheel arches a bit to make the body fit the chassis a bit better.  I might have to get some side mirrors and maybe an intercooler, window wipers and exhaust tip to make the car look more scale.

here is a picture of my cosworth replica i used to have
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Got some red servo mounts when I was buying some parts from a local guy

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Got the interior from TBG, looking forward to getting it fitted.

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Also bought a new Texaco sticker, since the one i got in the decal set looked very bad.

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i recived the decals yesterday for the wheels, so it was time to try clean the wheels and mount the decals. I used Spam from scholl concepts to clean the wheels because i know that this is a fantastic stuff for cleaning, i use it allot when I’m detailing real cars.

this is how the wheel looked before

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and here is after, with the cool decals applied :)

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i think the decals helps for the overall look

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i also stared working on fitting the interior. Since this is a interior for the Escort, it don’t fit, but i think it will look good enough when I’m done.

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So i took the time to paint the interior,. once more confirmed to myself that i Do need to practice this kind of painting

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on the shelf

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So i don’t think i will be doing anything more with this one. The remaining things i thought about doing to the car are

– mount mirrors
– mount exahust tips
– make front carbon fiber lip
– mount lights

and probably something i can’t remember right now but will pop-up as a good idea while building :P


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Ok, so it only was like five hours on the shelf before i couldn’t resist to make the front spoiler lip :P

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 now i think it will get some shelf time, before i do anything else with it.

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