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Building a DT02 GT beach buggy

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Not sure this qualifies for Build or Design Thread.

After watching The Grand Tour's VW Beach Buggies, i've decided to make a similar replica of Richard's modified Beach Buggy :-)

 

Here's where I am starting with a Holiday Buggy on a DT-02, not going to make too scale. Just some modification that makes it looks a bit scale -ish..

list of things done so far...

1) full lights

2) Animated Driver, head and arms on steering wheel

3) roll-cage.

 

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similar ?

 

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1 - LED systems :-)

with the selection switch on the dash, will decide to do a mock up console later.

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Making the driver :-)

 

making a hole so it fits the head.. also scrapping the paint for glue.

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If you want the glue to stick, allow it to dry at least over a day!!

 

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wiring up - to test the steering, Driver head and steering wheel must be in sync.

 

made a compact steering wheel unit from my 3D printer :D

and it is... it works great!

 

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printed and installed the front roll-cage :D too

 

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Printed a base to install the front roll-cage via 2 screws.

 

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Great project. I really think that when an rc has a driver it really sets everything off. Love the moving head too, takes it that one bit further. Look forward to the rest. :)

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Looking great so far. Can the Sand Rover body be painted, or is it like the Holiday Buggy body?

Keep up the good work!

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which reminds me...

I did a front wheel hex conversion using 3racing/Sakura's FGX front knuckles.

 

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need to remove some exceed on the C hub to allow more steering angle 

 

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Love the driver articulation. Have you worked out what you're doing with his arms yet?

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Yes, it's in the works... will show in a couple of days.... as i am testing which works... best

 

also updated my steering assembly with a JIG to fit the slot on the Body.

 

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With the steering constraints - i've decided to limit the steering radius so as not to hit the legs when holding with both hands....

Steering Hand gripping in the middle and another one for the gear/shift lever. will remove the cable tie and fit it with a long sleeve and sponge padding for shoulders.... lol!

here's a first option for the steering arm.

 

 

 

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I was thinking it would be cool if the arms moved with the steering wheel but thought, no he won't do that, but you did! Nice job! B)

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DIY shifter. 

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almost done... except for the fuel tank... to cover up the rear shock tower.. then i will get it painted.

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Cool project! :)

I liked Hammonds beach buggy the best out of the three too - and your animatronics looks excellent.

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Just drafted a bumper for the beach buggy....

deciding if will do a functional or cosmetic one? what do you guys think?

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also did a BiG hollow fuel tank to cover up the rear shock mounting/tower

LOL really big... but it works.. with a DIY latch :D

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Looks great!

 

Will these parts appear on Shapeways for others to purchase at any point, or is this purely a one-off for personal use?

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7 minutes ago, TurnipJF said:

Looks great!

 

Will these parts appear on Shapeways for others to purchase at any point, or is this purely a one-off for personal use?

 

 

Thanks for the comments.

I don't know if they are good enough.... I will decide later once it's done.

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11 minutes ago, SRB Bloke said:

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Bumper looks pretty close to the real one, don't forget those cool side nerf bars....

 

Thanks! I will do that now... :D

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