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Continued some work for a project I started on years ago, the Baja Surf Buggy. This is another of my favourite projects, which is based on an orginal Sand Scorcher (I have no re-re cars in my collection), but it was upgraded with lots of great custom parts made by various TC members. One detail that was fun to make, was the 1:10 Kelly Slater Channel Island/Al Merrick replica I scratch built. I'll update with current pics soon, as the board has some more missing decals, and the actual car has some RR wheels & alu rims. Next up will be paint and some more custom designed parts. There are others roof racks that looks sexier, but I wanted to make one that is widely used...

The first preview of the project can be viewed http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=76974&sid=610'>here.

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The first custom part I've started designing, is a roof rack for the surfboards (I've already made a 3D printable version surfboard also). I based my design on a traditional VW bug rack - for you VW purist, please correct me, as the rack is probablt not made by VW? I plan to print the rack frame in metal, and screw in the wood with some tiny screws I ordered from eBay.

Reference pic of the rack:

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Work in progress:

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I will update this project as it continues now...

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That rack will look sick. Will it also fit the 58383 beetle?

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Jim, I'm designing it for the original Sand Scorcher body, so it should fit the ABS versions of the later releases of this body - but I'm not sure about the lexan 58383 Beetle body, as I do not have it. It should be pretty easy to make it work though. I working on some mounting brackets, to make it as scale looking as possible, and so I don't have to drill holes to mount it.

Roof racks are probably one of the most readily available scale accessory for RC cars, but I've yet to find any that I like for the Sand Scorcher. There're a couple custom ones here on TC that looks amazing (i.e. fellow TC member http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=77084&sid=23428'>7.2inchdriver one), but they are one off custom made, and I really need a rack to mount the surfboards properly for this project.

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Sorry, James - this has been on the back burner for in midst of other projects. However, now that I've complete the major work on the Big Oly Blazer, I will continue with the Surf Baja Bug. It's been ages since I did any work on a SRB, so it's gonna be refreshing :)

The roof rack is om the top of the list of things I will address, as it is almost compete and I need it before the car goes into paint.

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This is looking really good - did you get any further with it?

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