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Jan 11, 2012, 08:12 PM
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Radio Shack Off Roader


Hi All,









I have fond memories of this truck from when I was a kid, since it was my first RC. If anyone has one kicking around collecting dust I would love to buy it off you! Doesn't have to have a remote or anything; my plan is to replace the original running gear with hobby grade battery, ESC, and servo.

Anyone else have fond memories of their first childhood RC?
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Jan 11, 2012, 09:46 PM
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i have one that i have modded to run on hobby grade gear. it is pretty easy to do too. i see them on ebay quite often if that is an option
Jan 12, 2012, 02:57 AM
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i have one that i have modded to run on hobby grade gear. it is pretty easy to do too. i see them on ebay quite often if that is an option
Yea I already converted a radio shack jumbo van to hobby grade for a friend, now just want one of these for myself.

I have been looking on eBay and Craigslist, but the ones on eBay either go for way more than I'm willing to pay, or I get outbid at the last second. No luck on Craigslist yet.
Jan 12, 2012, 10:14 AM
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ya it seems like your not the only one looking for this truck. ive seen them go for over 100 bucks a few times on ebay. your best bet is to find one without the controller cause it will be cheaper, but i would be prepared to pay around 50 bucks or so with shipping

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/VINTAGE-RADIO...item23188471a8

theres a fixer-upper
Jan 12, 2012, 01:51 PM
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ya it seems like your not the only one looking for this truck. ive seen them go for over 100 bucks a few times on ebay. your best bet is to find one without the controller cause it will be cheaper, but i would be prepared to pay around 50 bucks or so with shipping

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/VINTAGE-RADIO...item23188471a8

theres a fixer-upper
Thanks, added that to my watch list with the other 3 that aren't horribly overpriced (yet.) I see one on there that is Buy it Now for $200! There is also a new old stock one that I'm sure will fetch a good chunk of money since it and the box are in perfect shape.

$50 with shipping is about the upper end of what I hope to pay. I got lucky with my friend's jumbo van and found it in a thrift store for $5!
Jan 12, 2012, 09:01 PM
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ya thats were i found mine, at value village. now that i know they have value i keep my eyes peeled for them.
Jan 16, 2012, 02:38 PM
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Got one! Yellow in pretty good shape and also comes with a black parts truck for $22 plus $12 shipping.

I will post some "build" pics when I start working on it.
Jan 16, 2012, 07:52 PM
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cool. im gonna be doing some work on mine soon too and i will post some pictures as well.
Jan 21, 2012, 07:41 PM
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I just picked one up at good will for $12 in the box.. haven't tested it yet,.. and I have an Offroad Tiger that's the same I got for a buck at the flea market,.. I have been considering upgradeing.. but if they are going like you guys say they are I might have to sell one on ebay and mod the other'n
Jan 22, 2012, 09:44 PM
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I just picked one up at good will for $12 in the box.. haven't tested it yet,.. and I have an Offroad Tiger that's the same I got for a buck at the flea market,.. I have been considering upgradeing.. but if they are going like you guys say they are I might have to sell one on ebay and mod the other'n
Yea if the in box one is in good shape and works then you will get $100 for it easily on EBay from what I've seen. Good find!
Feb 14, 2012, 01:48 AM
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Well I finally got the truck in my hands. It's in really great shape considering its age! Also came with a sorry looking parts truck that I salvaged the drivetrain and a few other parts from. Anyway, I took it apart to remove the stock electronics, clean the body, and swap in the drive gears from the parts truck. (Sturdier than the original gears.)

Here are some pics:
Feb 28, 2012, 12:44 PM
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Well I finally got the parts I needed, (thanks to Rerun_40 in the classifieds!) and finished setting up the truck last night. Works great! Running on a 2S 1300mah LiPo since that's the biggest one I could fit in the battery compartment without removing a ton of plastic. I also locked the diff by filling it with hot glue, so it's true 4wd now! Here's a pic of the way I laid out the components and a video of the truck making short work of a pillow obstacle course on my couch!

Radio Shack Off Roader: Hobby grade parts! (0 min 46 sec)
Feb 28, 2012, 01:08 PM
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thats cool!
Feb 29, 2012, 09:14 AM
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Yeah man, great work on the conversion. Works really well now!
Feb 29, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Looks like you're having fun ...


... My fond memories are of a gold aluminum tub RC10 buggie. All I have left are 3 RC10 T3's & an RC18T .....

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