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Over a year ago I decided to start a Street Scorcher project after finishing a Sand Scorcher build.  One night I popped two Street Rover rear wheels under a Sand Scorcher body and really liked the look.  I posted in the What Have You Done Today forum a little, but never started a build thread.  So, here I am doing just that. 

I settled on the M03 chassis for the build.

I've done a bit over the last year -

  • created a custom mid section for the M03 to stretch it to a 250mm wheelbase
  • designed a mag-mounting system for the body
  • designed custom front wheels and rear hub caps
  • worked on a roof scoop
  • modified my own Shapeways-printed Sand Scorcher engine for the M03 chassis. 

I'll go through the build step-by-step properly, but for today this was the look that got me motivated to start this build:

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:D S2

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I like that B)

I’d like to do a Street Scorcher but I’m unsure where to start?

looking forward to this 😃

Getting drawn to a Porsche too but not many options to run one around here, mostly rough ground. Then I saw this and the old grey matter fired up, 

 

 

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So, after deciding I wanted to put Street Rover wheels under a Sand Scorcher body, I set about modifying the M03 chassis I had to fit the 250mm Scorcher wheelbase.

I ended up making a new center section adapter to fit - that makes the wheelbase right about 248mm.  I lucked out and got the new adapter right on my first try.  The Shapeways printed adapter came out ok:

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And it fit (front to back, back to front, and straight inline) on the M03 chassis:

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Next up, making body mounts for the Scorcher body...

 

Also this is around the time I started designing front wheels, rear hub caps, and playing around in FreeCAD with a new variation of my Sand Scorcher flat-4 engine (seen above) for the street machine...

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S2 :)

 

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Nice visual of the chassis spacer in action :D

Will be interested in seeing where this goes!

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22 hours ago, Grastens said:

Nice visual of the chassis spacer in action :D

Thank you, sir!

So, I had created another animation for my body-mount implementation.  I have also been posting pictures from this build on my Instagram account and this is from there...

I wanted the body mounts hidden - so, I went with some internal sleeve-type mounts in the back ...and magnets up front.  I'm pretty happy with the result - and it seems to hold well while in action. 

 

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S2

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On 3/29/2018 at 2:42 PM, Man1c M0nk3y said:

Cool. I now want one!

Get one! :D

Ok...   So I wanted wheels with a more vintage hubcap look.  I decided I could create a custom cover for the Street Rover wheel on the back and a new complete wheel for the front.  Both would have a hubcap that would snap into an access hole so I could get to the axle nut.

Front wheel and cap...

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Rear wheel cover...

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Front and back with hub caps in place...

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And all painted up...

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S2 :D

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Ok...   so my obsession with the Street Scorcher - other than the big fat rear tires - is the engine that will hang off the back.  I've been spending a lot of time in FreeCAD modifying the original Sand Scorcher engine I made for Scorcher 32 (top of thread)

The V1 model I mentioned a couple posts ago above came back from Shapeways and fit well, but I wasn't crazy about the uber long pipes I had designed...

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So, I cut them down a bit and glued some drywall anchor hardware to them to fatten them up...

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Then I painted that up and mounted it.  About this time, I also decided on a two-tone gray for the body and painted that...

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But, the V1 motor just wasn't doing it for me, so I went back to FreeCAD.  Bigger heads and new pipes - Rocket Tails - were the biggest changes for the V2 engine...

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I also started working on a mount that would screw to the M03 chassis with a  tongue that the motor would fit on...   Something to make mounting/positioning/securing easier.  More on that next time.

-S2 :D

 

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Looks awesome. Will the final car have a gloss coat? I feel it deserves to be shiny! 

Look forward to the next update 

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On 4/17/2018 at 8:04 PM, ChrisRx718 said:

Looks awesome. Will the final car have a gloss coat? I feel it deserves to be shiny! 

Look forward to the next update 

Thank you!  It actually has a pearl-coat finish.  More on that soon!

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