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Sayroll
05-06-2012, 02:10 AM
A few years ago, I started working on a Street version of a Sand Scorcher after seeing very nice examples.
This is what I came up with:

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street1.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street2.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street3.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street4.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street5.jpg

Chassis was a Tamiya TA-03 with minor mods to lower it and accomodate the flat-4. I liked it at first but screwed the paint job (I was too heavy on the clear coats and the paint started bleeding), and also the engine wasn't matching the racing look of the car.

So a few months ago, I started fresh on this project.

First, I switched chassis, going from the TA-03 to a narrower M-04. I widened the rear using TL-01 suspension arms and bits.

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_1764.jpg

I kept the Kawada 5 spoke wheels, but added fake brake discs and slicks with high sidewalls in the rear.

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_1763.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_1761.jpg

And a friend of mine gave me a copy of the flat-4 with custom carbs, and after some glue, paint and bits, it looked like this:

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_1760.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_1758.jpg

Thank to the Sand Scorcher re-release, I picked up a brand new shell that I slightly modded:

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_1768.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_1770.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_1774.jpg

Now, I am working on details like side mirrors, running boards, driver etc...

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_2344-1.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_2346.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_2345-1.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_2353.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_2359.jpg

Today, I'll be working on the exhaust, I hope I'll have more pics to show you in the coming weeks.

Thanks for watching!

lambo-27
05-06-2012, 06:03 AM
:Wow1: that first one looked awesome! and if this ones going to be better I cant wait to see it! good job man :D

imthatguy
05-06-2012, 06:03 AM
Love this project so far! Very original! You should consider upgrading your membership so you can enter the scale throw down!

UNGLEWD
05-06-2012, 09:33 AM
Is that ever cool, wish I had thought of it! :biggthumpup:

alan
05-06-2012, 10:42 AM
Sweet!:popcorn:

Sayroll
05-07-2012, 02:28 AM
Thanks a lot!

Here is an exhaust, Dynomax style:

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_2371-1.jpg

MidlandRC
05-07-2012, 04:54 AM
YES!!! This is looking great. Keep the pics comin. :luxhello:

alan
05-07-2012, 12:00 PM
Did I just see another excellent use of a spent lighter?

Caprinut
05-07-2012, 05:40 PM
I love this build mate!

Cracking job so far :luxhello:

td-civ
05-08-2012, 03:35 PM
great work keep it up love how its coming out

leg0man
06-11-2012, 07:42 PM
This looks really cool. Having the belt on the engine spin when the car drives would be pretty awesome...

Sayroll
04-10-2013, 02:14 AM
Well, 4 years after its first incarnation, this project is coming to an end (told you I'm slow!).
When I'll pull out that huge hair in my palm, I'll try to make an interior, though it will barely be seen with the tinted windows.
I'd like to weather the engine because it's a bit too clean at the moment.
My biggest disapointment is with the finish on the shell; I can't seem to have a proper smooth finish on the modified parts. I used Tamiya basic putty, and I think I'm done with this product: it takes ages to dry, it retracts a lot when drying, and becomes very brittle once dry. If someone knows of a magical product, I'm all ears.
And finally, a huge thanks to Tibure for making the front and rear bumpers/cages for me.

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_0059.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_0068.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_0066.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_0074.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_0052.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_0039.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_0050.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_0048.jpg

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll16/Sayroll_bucket/Street%20Scorcher/IMG_0051.jpg

delux
04-10-2013, 02:39 AM
I've been a fan of this one for a long time. Looks brilliant! I love the simple black paint- very mean!! ::bigdrool

Sayroll
04-10-2013, 02:48 AM
Thanks Jeremy!
Ah, the paint, another slight deception of mine...I really wanted a super shiny glossy mirror-like finish, but that's what you get when painting with spray cans on your windy appartment balcony. At least there is no paint drips.

generis
04-10-2013, 03:55 AM
What a beautiful car! WOW!

UNGLEWD
04-10-2013, 06:00 AM
Love it, I've got Matt's old BugRod project here and have been holding off on it till I got some inspiration... looks like this might be it. Very nice work!

matty85
04-10-2013, 06:49 AM
::bigdroolGreat stuff man, great stuff!

Sayroll
04-10-2013, 08:13 AM
Thank you gentlemen!


Love it, I've got Matt's old BugRod project here and have been holding off on it till I got some inspiration... looks like this might be it. Very nice work!

I love reading that. Please, make my day.

Ikaros
04-10-2013, 08:43 AM
That black jacket make it look very mean, I like it!

Wrencher
04-10-2013, 10:22 AM
looks killer. man that thing looks tough.

alan
04-10-2013, 12:43 PM
Very cool!:biggthumpup: Care to share the make and model of those rear tires?

Sayroll
04-10-2013, 01:59 PM
Thanks guys!


Very cool!:biggthumpup: Care to share the make and model of those rear tires?

Sure, rear tires are Kyosho's, unfortunately I don't have any reference. I don't even know what kit they came with...

MidlandRC
04-10-2013, 05:39 PM
That's such a mean little V-Dub. Love it! Nicely done!!

DtjClarke
04-10-2013, 07:21 PM
WOW!!, need I say more!