Fun! I did the same thing with my old Tamyia Nissan KingCab, but they have a bad transmission/differential design and I blew it up very quickly.So not on the same level, but I can say I am part of the RC club lol
I was at my parents place this weekend and I was going through some of my old Toys and came across my old RC car that I thought was long gone.
I received this for my 14th Birthday Day
I remember why I packed it away, few things went wrong.
First being it was fun to jump but couldn't handle the landing....
Broken Front Shock Tower
Then the resistor for the speed control disintegrate
The tires were starting to go bald, and being a young stupid kid thinking I could fix everything....
I took tires I had from another RC car I had that was dead cut them up and tried to glue them on
Sort of worked but the car would skid everywhere...
So with the itch of wanting to get back to the RC world, I brought this sucker home, I have ordered aluminum shock towers, I have a set of original design tires on the way, and ordered a different set with different wheels.
Just need to find the resistor now and I should be good to go.
I am thinking of finding a Toyota Trophy Truck body to put on it.
I remember two friends who had similar cars as yours and I remember it being super fun!
Ditch the mechanical speed control and order a $25 ESC and a fresh battery. The mechanical one has so much corrosion on it it will either not work at all or surly catch on fire.