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05-09-2012, 01:53 AM
Hi guys.

First of all special thanks to Kevin for getting me infected with this virus.:luxhello:

His drag cars let me remember my first real hobby -> drag racing a street car back in the 90s.

So here is what I have done so far: I took my old TC4 and ripped the front drivetrain out of it. I goofed with the arrangement of the batterys around and cam up with a custom build motor mount for it. I put some vintage tires on it and made a few runs on our carpet track. I couldnt get it hooked up on aspahlt though..










05-09-2012, 02:03 AM
nice build

05-09-2012, 12:21 PM
Glad you enjoyed the video and pushed you back in.
The chassis on mine was originally inspired by Alan's ride so I can't take credit for that concept.
Yours launches great and i like that it's direct drive!

05-09-2012, 12:26 PM
Wow!! That little sucker fires right out the hole. Very cool.

05-09-2012, 01:47 PM
I love the motor set up. I have two direct drive cars, both custom chassis, and a TC4 that I am about to make into another drag car. The second pic is very similar to the front suspension setup I have been playing with.

With the motor up like that I suspect you have a pinion on both the motor and the input to the diff - is that correct? I may just keep the standard motor mount but already kind of have a direct-drive thing going on with the other two and you have devised an excellent solution.

Great job!

05-09-2012, 02:18 PM
Very nice little package you've created there, everlast!:biggthumpup: Matt C is also running the TC4. The wheelies with the battery in front of the rear axle are impressive. Can it do that on asphalt? Are you using traction compound?

Thanks for the props, Kev!:beerchug:

05-09-2012, 03:11 PM
Im glad you guys like it. Im running whatever is on there, as a spurgear. Looks like the original one with 72t. On the motor side I have a 22t pinion. I need to have a look to tell exactly.
On carpet I can get it hooked up pretty good with traction compound. Tires are still spinning though, as you can tell by looking at the video closely... The asphalt is probably to new at our indoor track. Its about 2 month old and still greasy.

@ Kev and Alan
how do you get the power to the asphalt on your videos? Any special traction compound? I saw that they even pull wheelies while driving. Thats crazy! :biggthumpup:


05-10-2012, 09:49 AM
Our batteries are mounted behind our rear axle (a Matt C idea). Truth be told, I'm quite sure that popping wheelies isn't the fastest way down the strip but it looks good!

05-10-2012, 02:43 PM
but it looks good!

Thats what its all about, Alan...:rock:

How come, that I havent seen a pic with a battery mounted in your cars? Or did I miss something?

matt c
05-10-2012, 09:57 PM
Lookin' good everlast! Here's my rwd tc4 body off shot. I use to run my motor like yours in my drifter. Great battery location.


05-10-2012, 11:38 PM
Looking good Matt. I have to wait until I get the body on my car. If its to heavy on the front, I need to think about battery relocation... I still have a couple of TC4 chassis sitting untouched in a box.

05-11-2012, 04:06 PM
Im glad you guys like it. Im running whatever is on there, as a spurgear. Looks like the original one with 72t. On the motor side I have a 22t pinion. I need to have a look to tell exactly.


I didn't think the motor was high enough to clear the standard spur gear. Nice!

05-20-2012, 12:37 PM
Thx. Got the boddy yesterday and tried to think of some paint....:huh:


Little Guy
05-20-2012, 05:30 PM
Those cars are sweet.

I saw a real one with chrome wheels and done in a royal blue not too long ago.

Best of luck. Chassis looks killer.

05-20-2012, 07:49 PM
Now it's lookin like somethin

05-20-2012, 11:34 PM
Sorry folks, no flames, no fire. Just pure lime....


I might cut off the front spoiler in favour for some ground clearance...


Wheeliebar still fits good.


Flatblack hood an da vinyl top. What do you think?


Vinyl top up close...


Rear spoiler is still wet with paint. So it still have a nudie butt


Gotta open up the holes in the scoop though.


Now I need to cut and glue the tires...

matt c
05-21-2012, 09:30 AM
That's looking gorgeous. I love the colour. and the texture of the roof.

05-22-2012, 07:40 AM
beautiful work on the body and paint. that looks amazing.

05-22-2012, 12:24 PM
Perfect vinyl top!

05-22-2012, 08:45 PM
I dig it too. Very clean. Keep the front splitter.

05-25-2012, 11:59 AM
Thx guys.

I got a little more done these days. Have a look:

Got the scoop opened up

some decals

rr spoiler

another fiew of the pinion/spur

and the tires... what a pain in the ....









Switching to the custom made front tires shaved off a whopping 60grams off the front!


05-25-2012, 12:11 PM
Hoods so much better opened up and I love the mod on the front wheels/tires!
Not sure if you've tested it on pavement yet but you may want to consider drift tires up front to make it a little easier to control at speed

05-26-2012, 01:25 PM
:bowdown: Huge fan of you wheel/tire mod! Lookin real nice!

05-26-2012, 01:37 PM
Nicely done on the tires. Looks very clean. I'm really diggin' this car right now!! :biggthumpup:

05-26-2012, 02:05 PM
Very nice! You did a great job wit the body. :biggthumpup:
Where did you get it?

05-28-2012, 09:13 PM
that is one serious beauty. Seein these street car builds makes me want to build one in the worst way.

05-30-2012, 12:02 PM
Great build, loved the video.

Forgive me if it was already mentioned, but how do you have the front shocks set up?

Can't wait to see a video with the body on.

05-30-2012, 12:49 PM
Have you considered making the motor mount and batterie tray as a kit to buy? I would buy one

No, not really. Its a lot of work to get the holes in there without the proper machinery.

how do you have the front shocks set up?

I just took the car off the track and started buildin. So I guess that there ist WT40 in the shocks and the standard blue springs.

Can't wait to see a video with the body on.

Yeah, me too. I will post it as soon as its done.:3gears:

07-02-2012, 03:58 PM
This car looks great, the fat & skinny tires are awesome.

07-09-2012, 07:43 AM
Fantastic work on both the chassis, body and wheels:bowdown:

What would it cost if you did narrow a set of wheels and tires like the fronts for a customer?

07-09-2012, 03:22 PM
Thx, but you can do that yourself, trust me. Its not so difficult. Be patient and do it one step at a time.:smoke: