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Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme Build Pictures

Tamiya Blackfoot XtremeThere is no denying that the Tamiya Blackfoot has a special place in my heart. While it wasn’t the first RC kit I built from scratch, it was the first hobby grade RC truck I ever owned. Unfortunately that Tamiya Blackfoot has been lost to time, but since the Blackfoot has been re-released and re-designed by Tamiya multiple times, you can still buy one brand new kit form today. Granted, the pictures you see here, a build of the Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme, isn’t quite like the original, but thanks to its body, wheels and tires, it still holds much of that charm that made the original Blackfoot so popular. Follow along as we document the building of our very own Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme and take it out for a good bashing.

Tamiya obviously had the novice hobbyist in mind when they released the Blackfoot Xtreme. Unlike most RC truck kits you’ll ever build, this one comes with the differential and transmission pre-built. While that might be a bit of a disappointment for those of us who love building kits, it removes that transmission building intimidation factor most newbies usually feel. The Blackfoot Xtreme was by far the easiest RC truck kit we’ve ever built. Below is a photo of the pre-built transmission with the suspension arms attached.
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme Build Pictures

Next up is a photo of the Blackfoot Xtreme’s front suspension assembly. As you can see, the Blackfoot features modular front and rear assemblies that attach to the chassis to make maintenance easier.
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme Build

The Blackfoot’s front steering hubs
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme Steering

The Blackfoot Xtreme comes equipped with coil over friction shocks. They sure don’t make the truck handle like a racer but the make for some bouncing fun.
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme Shocks

The front and rear suspension assemblies fully built with bumpers and shocks attached
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme Rear Suspension

Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme Front Suspension

This is a picture of the Blackfoot Xtreme’s chassis which is comprised of two separate pieces screwed together
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme Build

Here is the Xtreme’s front and rear suspension assemblies mated to the chassis. See what we mean by this being one of the easiest builds ever?
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme Build Pics

Another chassis picture
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme Chassis Build

And yet another
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme Chassis Assembly

Bing, bam, boom, and the Blackfoot Xtreme is all but assembled!
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme

Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme

 

Tamiya Blackfoot RC Truck

Tamiya Black Foot Xtreme Chassis

Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme Chassis

Tamiya Blackfoot Photo

Tamiya Blackfoot Pictures

Tamiya Blackfoot

Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme Body

Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme RC Truck

Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme Photo

Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme Picture

Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme Photos

And that’s it! The Blackfoot is built and ready to rumble. Running it with the stock 540 motor and a nimh battery pack proved that it was more than quick enough to keep a newbie happy, while the looks and styling bring back memories to every long time RC enthusiast.
Tamiya Blackfoot Xtreme Wheelie

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3 Responses

  1. Bill

    Great pictures! I bought the original Blackfoot back in the late 80s and still have it today. Its easily one of my favorite rc cars of all time.

  2. elon

    sweet truck!!!

  3. NitroSlash

    My dad had the original blackfoot when I was a kid. I think he had just about every upgrade available for it including an aftermarket chassis. I LOVED that truck! We lost it to a garage fire about fifteen years ago.

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