My “NEW” 6v Chevy Pickup

I’ve been too busy and broke for Tyco collecting as of late, but I did have a few things happen over the last 6 months.  One of which was scoring a like-new 6v Chevy Pickup!

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I actually scored 2 of these.  Someone contacted me through this blog looking for one, and I just happened to find someone selling 2 in mint condition within a few days.  I kept one for myself, and it’s a pretty cool looking truck!  The styling is really nice, very old school, and I love the look of the tires.  Considering the packaging tape was still intact, and the fact that they came with the original manuals and unopened bag of pylons, I don’t think these trucks were ever ran before.

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It’s a pretty typical Tyco, it’s RWD with the 2 speed gearbox.  The tires let it handle terrain that most trucks this size might not be able to, but it’s not very powerful or fast.  This makes it perfect for smaller areas, though, and it’s a lot of fun indoors.  I don’t plan on running this one very much since it’s in such good cosmetic shape, and also because of a problem with the tires.  I’m not sure if it’s their age or what, but the tires deform VERY easily.  I left it sitting on a shelf outside of the box for a few days, and the next time i ran it, the tires were warped, and it made driving it a lot less fun.  I’m sure this could be combated with a foam insert or something, but since this truck is gonna be a shelf queen I’ve just opted to leave it in it’s packaging where the weight of the truck will rest on the chassis.

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About nixzero

I'm a (nearly) 30 year old AZ native, and all you really need to know about me is that I am a sort of "nerd-of-all-trades". I have a lot of different interests. Many of these interests are hobbies, meaning that I have toys that cost a lot of money, take hours to build/fix, and break in minutes. As of this writing I don't really have a focus for the blog outside of sharing information about my hobbies. In most hobbies, collecting information is just as important as collecting itself, so I'm hoping this will allow me to share what I've found with others and vice-versa. I don't really read blogs so if mine looks janky or the content is random and sporadic, I'm not surprised. I would be surprised, however, if people actually read this. :P View all posts by nixzero

2 responses to “My “NEW” 6v Chevy Pickup

  • Chris

    I have one of these burried at my mom’s house. I’m going to try to find it over easter. I know I took it apart when I was younger and the electronics are fried. I want to see if I can put some hobby grade electronics and get it going again. do you know the official name or part # of this vehicle though? I can’t find anything about it. either way, great find!

    • nixzero

      Thanks, it was a nice little score, and it was cool to help out a fellow Tyco fan. Hobby grade electronics would be a lot of fun, but would be a tight fit. Maybe you could use the guts of a Losi Micro T or something?

      I maintain a spreadsheet on this site that aims to document every Tyco RC ever made, here’s what I have on the Chevy Pickup:

      Model #: 2310-49 (49 MHz, red) / 2310-27 (27 MHz, black)
      Released: 1988
      Scale: 1/20
      Power: 6v (4x AA) in vehicle, 9v in radio
      Drivetrain: RWD, 2 speed transmission
      Features: Authentic brush bar, Roll bar, Chevy licensing, Oversized balloon tires

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