After an 18 year hiatus, I decided to get back into the RC car hobby. So I dug my ancient... I mean vintage, cars out of storage. I have a Traxxas TRX-1 and a Kyosho Turbo Inferno from the early-mid 1990's. The Inferno needs a bit more work to get running, so I focused on the TRX1. Turns out that was easier than I thought it would be, probably too easy for my own good. All the TRX1 needed was a new battery and new front tires, all the original electronics still work. This is where I got myself into trouble.
Those who are faint of heart, stop reading now. Ok, I took it out for a drive. It drove great! Even better than I remembered. Until it flipped and broke the front right suspension arm and bumper >cringe<. So hopped online to see if I could find a replacement and that's when I realized how rare these cars are.
Which brings me to my dilemma: Should I sell it or keep it? I want an RC car to have fun with around my house and the park nearby (I guess that's called "bashing" now) and there is no track nearby. I have no use or room for a "shelf queen", so if I keep it, I want to run it. I'm a bit sentimental about it and like the idea of running my old car, but I'm afraid the 20 year old plastics just aren't up for it. I could maybe replace a lot of the original plastic parts with new versions and/or Bandit parts to keep from breaking any more original parts and keep using it that way.
I don't have a lot of money to invest in this, so running the TRX1 would be the cheapest (maybe only) option unless I could get enough money for it to buy something semi decent to bash around.
I know I'm rambling a bit, but I'm not really sure what to do and thought I'd get some opinions from folks that are more in tune with vintage Traxxas cars.
Thanks for your thoughts,