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tamiya rough rider (custom build) 6 months 2 weeks ago #57482

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....scratchbuilding the exhaust headers from scrap parts tree....bent by candle......exhaust tip tube is from the telescopic radio antenna, which will be used on the engine
as well...

....scratchbuiding the vw engine from my excess parts bin.....used toothpaste caps as air cleaners...







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tamiya rough rider (custom build) 6 months 2 weeks ago #57483

Amazing
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tamiya rough rider (custom build) 6 months 1 week ago #57491

It's looking great!
How did you alter the wheelbase?

hgcolors wrote: ...and the new wheelbase is almost as long as my losi 2wd buggy...

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tamiya rough rider (custom build) 6 months 1 week ago #57499

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larbut wrote: It's looking great!
How did you alter the wheelbase?

hgcolors wrote: ...and the new wheelbase is almost as long as my losi 2wd buggy...


hi...the front suspension was moved forward by 10mm using the existing holes at the chassis....thanks
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tamiya rough rider (custom build) 6 months 1 week ago #57500

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....done with scratchbuilt engine....

....side roll bars are done and secured.....




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tamiya rough rider (custom build) 6 months 1 week ago #57501

I love the creativity going on here!
Glue caps as air filters? they look great!
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tamiya rough rider (custom build) 6 months 1 week ago #57502

Looks very very nice! :y:
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......got me fresh front tires and rims......

......mounted double rear shocks.....





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tamiya rough rider (custom build) 6 months 1 week ago #57516

It looks very fine.
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...fabricated the front bars...

....added side roll bars to the front cage....

....will be using the tamiya rally driver which i think looks more scaled to the bodyshell....





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