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Thread: Dune Buggy reloaded: The Exo Conversion V2.0

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    Default Dune Buggy reloaded: The Exo Conversion V2.0

    Hello everybody,

    some of you might know my Exo-based Dune Buggy Project from 2014. Here is how it looked like:







    I now want to rebuild it because there are some things I would like to change:

    1. Rollcage is too weak and the fixing inside the tub cant stand rollovers too well. Further more the cage is a bit out of scale (Too flat and too short in the rear): New cage!
    2. The batterry has to be fixed better: New Batterymount!
    3. Conversion to 2WD; thats more realistic for this kind of car.
    4. Little bit bigger scale: Something between 1:6 to 1:7.
    5. But after all changes I would like to keep the old engine (was a bit too big for the old car anyway), add a new, more spectacular exhaust.
    6. Would like to keep the old style/looks, too.

    So here we go: And this is were it stands for now: Hope you like the Idea.







    Thank you for watching, all comments welcome.
    Regards Jens

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    Oh my god! Subscribing!

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    Watching this for sure. I was just looking at my SC10B yesterday, thinking of how to make it more scale-buggy like...

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    Hello freaks, and thank you danvincent and Small Factory for your kind words!

    First little update: Car has a frame and sits on its own wheels. Coming together like I wanted so far... but you might judge yourselfes.










    Thanks for watching.
    Regards Jens

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    He is brazing again :D

    Nice work as always!

    Regards

    Flo

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    Hello freaks, and thank you Flo for your reply: Yes I had to bend some metal again; eventhough I have some unfinished projects, the modification of the Exo was a big need for me. And I enjoy.

    For today just some little updates: The engine was built in; turned arround the complete drivetrain, now the complete motor will be hidden under the bonnet.



    The battery will be located behind the tub, just behind the future driver seats. The cockpit will remain completely free of stuff: lots of space for seats, driver and details...





    Further more I fixed the dampers. Next steps are to clean and paint the cage, build a bonnet and complete the electronics.





    Thank you for watching.
    Regards Jens

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    Yeah, this is really good! I like the new big ness. It's more scale for the rim and tire as well. Very nice.

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    Hello everybody,and thank you generis for your appreciating reply.

    Started to shape the bonnet, and hurray, I like the way it seems to keep the original idea. Just a beginning but you might judge yourselfes:





    Thank you for watching!
    Regards Jens

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    Oh boy haven't those changes balanced it out It must be huge now, Could you take a pic with a ruler or 1/10 car to compare Looking great regardless

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle View Post
    ...It must be huge now, Could you take a pic with a ruler or 1/10 car to compare...
    Hi Chevelle, hi freaks!

    Yes, compared with a standard 1:10 it is big; at least enough space to put the battery in ;o)



    Btw: First coat of dark blue for the finished bonnet. Furthermore I tend to color the cage silverish instead of the original's black. What do you think?

    All the best.
    Regards Jens

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