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Tijuana Taxi rescue

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HI guys

I´d like to show you some pics of my Tijuana Taxi rescue.

It was bought off Ebay, and looked like this:

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I Started to take it apart, and this was the result

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It was a gluebomb....

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A TRUE gluebomb

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Lots of glue, broken, and missing pieces

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Here I started scratchbuilding the missing torpedo plate

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A lot of repair all over...

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Finally it was time for the first mock up...

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Here the body is painted, the engine repainted and the decals on...

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And the final result

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Scratchbuild items include torpedo plate, rear shocks, gear shifter, driveshaft, and LOTS of small bits and pieces...

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Posted · Report post

Great save!

That's one of the most sought after kits in history, and you did a fantastic job saving it.

Thanks,

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Nice save :D

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Thats an awesome save...really great re-build......love that shifter grip :D looks super

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Hi........Empyrium.....I have the same model in ''o'' scale (diecast). I wiil send you the photo . I got it at a flea market , San Diego, California two years ago..........Barbo.

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Wow, you brought that thing back from the dead, not evereybody can do that....... :wink:

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I got a Ice-T kit that went south because of a bad paint job. I used Testor white primer then sprayed Tamiya Chrome Yellow. It was my first time using Tamiya and the paint just started to crack.

I'll be willing to trade for something because I don't want this kit to sit in my room and be forgotten. I have only built the rear end and then put it away after the bad paint job.

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Nice save, great build!

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Wow. That was one extensive restoration job!

You really pulled it off nicely. Great job! 8)

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I agree with every one else a great save.

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Great job! That might have started out as the one I made as a kid based on the amount of glue that was used...

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Hi...empyrium.......Please forgive the delay, I have been promoting our Caribbean Scale Auto in and out of Puerto Rico. Here is the photo of my diecast Tijuana Taxi , 1/32 scale,,as I told you before I got it at a a flea market two years ago in California......Barbo http://s123.photobucket.com/albums/o295/mb4985/100_1086.jpg

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Hi Barbo

That looks really nice.... The colors looks like the ones on my 1:18 die cast Tijuana Taxi. I gotta find this one too....

Thanks for sharing.

And to all of you guys: Thanks for the nice comments :D

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I love that thing. Had one as a kid wish they could find that one

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