Tamiya 58725 1/10 GF-02 Squash Van Monster Truck Kit

Manufacturer: Tamiya
Availability: 1 in stock
SKU: 58725
$339.90
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Pump Up the Good Times!
This R/C assembly kit is inspired by 1950s American panel vans. The stylish body with rounded hood, unique tire housing shape and low headlight and grille positions is molded in lightweight and durable polycarbonate. Stickers feature designs such as squash illustrations, name logo, and triple pin stripes in gold, black and blue. The gear-driven 4WD GF-02 chassis utilizes 4-wheel double wishbone suspension equipped with friction dampers, and is fitted with 123mm diameter tires, which ensures powerful performance on both on- and off-road.

The RC Squash Van is a delightful addition from Tamiya, drawing inspiration from the charming 1950’s American panel vans. This unique model stands out with its polycarbonate body shell, replicating the aesthetic of classic vans, and it is perched atop the gear-driven 4WD GF-02 chassis. Unlike its comical counterpart, the GF-01, the GF-02 chassis takes a more realistic approach with its wheelbase and frame featuring ladder and pipe motifs. The motor is strategically positioned in a low, central location within the lightweight and durable monocoque frame, transmitting power efficiently to both front and rear wheels through gears. The long wheelbase and wide tread setup ensure stable off-road performance, making it an ideal choice for enthusiasts looking to navigate various terrains with ease. The integrated sealed gearboxes not only contribute to the durability of the model but also prevent stones from interfering with its mechanisms, enhancing the overall longevity of the Squash Van.

One standout feature of the RC Squash Van is its gear-driven 4WD assembly kit, offering a unique driving experience for hobbyists and racers alike. The inclusion of front and rear gear differentials allows for smooth cornering, and the low center of gravity motor position enhances stability during off-road adventures. The 4-wheel double wishbone suspension, equipped with four friction dampers, ensures a responsive and dynamic driving experience. Additionally, the Squash Van is 4WS-four-wheel steering compatible, providing enthusiasts with the option to further customize and experiment with different steering configurations. For collectors, racers, and fun seekers, the RC Squash Van is a must-have kit that combines an innovative design with timeless classic appearances!

This kit caters to a wide audience, offering an unassembled kit that brings joy not only to seasoned collectors who appreciate the nod to classic American vans but also to racers and fun seekers looking for a unique and entertaining RC experience.

GF-02 Chassis
The gear-driven 4WD GF-02 chassis features its motor in a low, central position in the lightweight, durable monocoque frame, and transmits power to front and rear via gears. The long wheelbase and wide tread setup ensures stable off-road performance. The slim frame is inspired by ladder/pipe layouts and features integrated sealed gearboxes which help keep stones out. Front and rear gear differentials allow smooth cornering, while separately sold pinion gears offer a choice from three types of gear ratios, and a motor guard enhances reliability off-road. The 4-wheel double wishbone suspension employs four friction dampers, and the steering linkage uses identical-length tie-rods. Deep rim, one-piece wheels are paired with 123mm large diameter semi-pneumatic tires.

Key Features:

  • Gear Driven 4WD 1/10 Assembly kit
  • Long wheelbase and wide tread setup to ensure stable off-road performance
  • 4-wheel double wishbone suspension
  • Front and rear gear differentials
  • Low center of gravity motor position
  • Integrated sealed gearboxes
  • Durable monocoque frame
  • 4WS-four-wheel steering compatible

What's In The Box?

  • Tamiya Squash Van Monster Truck Kit
  • Assembly Manual

Required for Operation (Not Included)

  • 2-Channel Transmitter/Receiver System
  • Steering Servo
  • Electronic Speed Contoller
  • 2S (7.2V-7.4V) Battery
  • Compatible charger
  • Polycarbonate Paint for body

Will the retro stylings of the Squash Van catch your eye?

A close up on the model's visage.

Bulging fenders accent the body sides, and stickers are included for logos and more.

Door handle, keyhole, rear bumper and more are recreated by stickers.

White deep rim wheels and 123mm tires round off the model, and ensure it is right at home off-road.

The GF-02 chassis' long wheelbase and wide tread give it superb stability.

The motor is in a central position, and its power is transmitted via gears. Differentials are installed front and rear.

The steering servo is installed in the left of the chassis, and is paired with identical-length steering tie-rods.

Technical Specifications:
Scale: 1/10
Length: 454mm
Width: 280mm
Wheelbase: 267mm
Drivetrain: Gear Driven 4WD
Terrain: Off-Road
Gear Ratio: 18T (18.03:1)
Power Source: Electric
Assembly Level: Unassembled Kit