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Default TAMIYA ESCORT WRC RALLY (BUILD) CozZy

Hi all,

Ive wanted to build a Rally Car for a few years now and thought now would be a good time.

So knowing nothing about them, chassis, body size, wheels, tyres etc...…. I did a little research.

I wanted something a little bling for the chassis, but not go silly and would a touring car be able to be transferred in to a Rally Car.

So after some searching, I found a TAMIYA TB IV EVO (TRF) Brand New and thought perfect. Or would it !! so I went for it and purchased it. I must say its a cracking kit for its time, but to be fair isn't any of the TAMIYA/TRF/TB0 range.

What made me sway towards this was it shaft driven not belt. So if it was to be run () open belts would not be an issue.

I have gone for the ESCORT WRC due to being a fan of R.S and having all the R.S cars from a MK2 R.S 2000 through to the ESCORT COSWORTH. This is why Im doing the COZZY.... (Still have photos of it me in it)…. and some of the other R.Ss Ive owned as well.

I have been searching for little parts to make it special to the actual car itself rather than a chassis build. This is going to be mainly focused at the body, parts, cockpit and extras fitted to the ESCORT WRC. Then the Finished ESCORT WRC...

I went for the body from L&LModels and have to say, fantastic custom service, Quality of the body and parts, Full decal sheet, packaging and price.

I will be posting my normal pictures of the build along the way, but this wont be a normal build as I will be transferring, adapting, fitting extra parts and showing tips along the way.

Im still awaiting parts from all over the world to turn up so keep your eyes on this if your a Rally Fan...………...
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When are you going to treat us to an Dyna storm or super astute build mate.?
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Might have to follow this 1 then lol
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Excellent, love following your builds, this should be good.
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Good that you're back building Mark...looking forward to this one..👍

I have to say, I'm more in awe of you than ever... RS 2000 through to Escort Cosworth...😃 wow..!!..brilliant cars..whatever happened to Ford..?
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Cheers Lads for you kind words, this one is going to be good....

Alan,

Ford did go off the boil a bit with the (Hot Hatch/Performance Car) side of things. Then for a number of years they teased with the Focus RS, then released the MK1 Focus RS.

Then the big blow, for me anyway No COSWORTH engine in the Focus. But before that the Mr Duckworth and Mr Costaine who were COSWORTH pulled on Ford. Then the biggest blow was the COSWORTH Badge would end up on the biggest rival ***** SUBURA (SUBARU) ***** Yes I believe only 75 were made of the COSWORTH SUBURA (SUBARU).... In a horrible dark graphite grey... Actually it was very very nice.....

But having the MK3 FOCUS RS with a number of editions in this and still the Rumours of the FIESTA RS returning who knows.....
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Love rally. Had an Impreza back in the day before they became chavvy. Reddish blue. Full leather quick shift gear box. Gold alloys. Ahthe Joy's of not mortgage/kids

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Cheers Dazza,

That's why I never had one, I couldn't spell it......
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Default TAMIYA TB IV EVO CHASSIS...

So here is the Brand New built TAMIYA TB IV EVO Chassis. I have made a few changes to the original build due to it being Touring Car, but have gone with what I think.

I have switched the wishbones around as there is 2 hole and 3 hole options for the shock positions. I wanted to gain more droop so went for the 3rd hole in on the rear and 2nd hole in on the front. I have removed the droop screws also.

I will be making tweaks here and there along away. But again is a stunning bit of kit really.

So here is the start of the build. TAMIYA TB IV EVO Chassis.....

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Default WRC Wheels/Tyres

With the wheels and tyres, I wanted as close as I could get to the WRC. So searching through the wheels, I went for Tamiya wheels and Tamiya radial tread tyres.

My only worry was the off set. But went with them anyway. When they turned up they were almost a perfect fit other than the fins on the inner side of the wheel slightly caught the wishbone. This was an easy fix with a slight snip of the scissors, all done.

I will be playing with the off set with the wheels once I have the body mounted.

I also went for,

MICHELIN PILOT SX (Tyre decals)
OZracing/FORD (Wheel decals)

To give the Rally finish on the wheels and tyres.

Once I have all the wheels and tyres finished, I will mount to the TB IV EVO and show pictures...

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That kit looks a very nice base..👍....wheels and tyres looks a good choice..where did you get the tyre decals.?
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Default Wheels/Tyres/Decals.

Hi Alan,

Thank you.

Wheels from JK-RC (EBAY)
Tyres from Tonys Tamiya Parts (EBAY)
Wheel/Tyre Decals from RC Decals (EBAY).

I have now finished all the wheels/tyres and mounted them to the chassis. Once I have the body cut out as I want ( not as the cut lines ) my extra add to the body. I will show what Ive done/added. I will sort the spacings.

I find all the Rally cars look like the wheels are too far in ( only my opinion on this ) so I will space to look beefy.... I have also changed the toe in on the rear to make the wheels look good. Toe is ok for set up, but not the look...

Adding pictures of the wheels/tyres fitted now.....
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Default Wheels/Tyres added.

So all wheels and tyres finished and decals added. I have mounted to the chassis, but will sort spacings once I have the body cut out.

So with the small transformation from Touring to Rally Car, everything is good so far.

All Ive changed up to now from Touring to Rally Car is,

Wishbone positions
Switched Wishbone around
Added 2mm droop to shocks
Changed the rear hubs Left to Right and Right to Left to remove Toe in
Removed droop screws
Wheels and Tyres

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Nice !!!

I Will try To do a rally car with my b64. Not so realistic because of the width 235mm, but it s amazing To run on trainings!!
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Go for it Pierro,

Show some pictures of it …..
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The hardest is to find good 235mm bodies and make them hold on the chassis. On our indoor carpet TT track with big jumps, the body brackets don t last a training....but it s amazing To see, the car moves like a RX rallycross!!!
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Default ESCORT WRC Body !!

So to the main part.

ESCORT WRC Body. So the body came from L&L Models.

What you get in the box is,

ESCORT WRC Body
3D Printed Wing WRC & fixings
3D Printed Wing Mirrors & fixings
Window masks
Full decals including wind edging.

Like I have stated, Im very impressed with the quality and detail of the body. The body for me is correct around the bumpers front and rear and the bonnet vents really stand out. The front wings really pop out and the rear quarters also.... Looks stunning....

Ive seen some that just don't look right especially the rear bumper. I have tried to place the body on a dark surface to try and bring the shape out.

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Hope you going to do proper rally car colours
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I am Dazza. Its going to be a proper WRC ESCORT.

Would I do anything different.....
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