So, in the interests of the rest of you who might want to "de-track-ify" your Tauroxes, here are the images and a little commentary.
|Tires and axles before modification|
The tires had just a bit of flash on them that needed to be trimmed, but it came of easily and I was able to sand it back to the level of the tire tread quickly. A little cutting was needed on the struts and axles of the Taurox. Once the attachment points were cut off, the wheel mount axles were ready for installation.
|Removing the track attachment points|
|Ready for wheel axle mounting|
|Axles glued to the mounts and dry-fit|
After pushing that hing through carefully there were small stress fractures in the outer hinge area, but I'm not planning on opening these things every day!
After pressuring the pins through, everything worked fairly well, and only took a little greenstuff to fill in stress cracks where the plastic was a little thin around the pin hinge.
|Fitting the pin hinge VERY carefully|
Pretty happy overall with these modifications to the stock Taurox. Now back to the FTGT Hobby Budget Challenge!