Model: 58016: Sand Scorcher
Status: How To Guide
Date: 16-Jan-2011
Comments: 40
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Well... as many you know I've been working (for a very long time, sorry) on a Sand Scorcher Baja Racer. After seeing some very good examples where you've beating me to it. I decided I needed something new for front tyres. But I wanted them to match up with rears. I hope you like them ??? So I started by cutting the central run of tread from a Standard set of Buggy Champ rear Blaster's, see pic 2. then glue back together using Black tire glue (easily available on ebay).
You obviously can't use the usual 3 piece front wheels. So use a normal Buggy Champ/Rough Rider middle piece and fit that inside your cut down tyre, as normal. Then get the front and rear pieces that you'd normally use on the rear wheel and cut out about 2mm from the middle of each cover, see pics. The only difficult part about this is you need to cut a very even parralell line each time or else the wheel will have no balance. Once you work out a way to do it its quite straight forward. (On the rear cover you need to make the centre hole large enough to fit on to the middle hub properly). Glue the two halves of each front and rear covers back together. Voila!!!! bolt your wheel up as usual (8mm bolts) Job Done !!!!! A lot more realistic front tyres... Hope you like, let me know what you think..
ps. before you ask the rest of the car is coming along nicely.... it won't be long (hopefully)



Lots of you have asked about the glue, they say you can use normal CA, but used this (pic below) a flexy one from 5 star adhesives. Also I forgot to mention I taped the glued joint on the inside of the tyre.. Looking forward to seeing more of these on your cars guys...

My New Sand Blaster front tyres Cut out the centre tread Clean off the cuts before gluing together Cut 2mm from middle wall of front cover Same again on rear cover Clean off cuts Glue back together Voila !!! done The glue, a flexi CA in black..

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Re-Re Sand Scorcher Project part 4 Work on the body continues

Comments

mccoy

16-Jan-2011

that looks pretty special

Moostar

16-Jan-2011

This is looking really really nice & I'm sure these will set it off a treat Thanks for sharing how you achieved this, I might give something like this ago on mine - when I get round to it Can't wait to see this finished.

Powerbruiser

16-Jan-2011

Now that's smart! Love the result. Always a pleasure to see some great solutions! Hope you havent a copyright

stickerbod

16-Jan-2011

They look the business Steve, can't wait to see the end result of your Scorcher

KEV THE REV

16-Jan-2011

Great work

Toykid

16-Jan-2011

Now we can all have sand blaster lettering on the front tires of our srb's. Great idea, thanks for sharing please add to the SRB Group Sig

Skottoman

16-Jan-2011

Are those Sand Blaster 315's?

SRB Bloke

16-Jan-2011

@ Skottoman - thats it 915's on the rear and 315's on the front..
@ Toykid - we've got to have lettering all round its a must..
THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR ALL COMMENTS

anchordriver

16-Jan-2011

Thats a fab idea mate , well done . can you tell us what sort of glue you used to join tires back togeather .

Stan :0)

16-Jan-2011

That's so cool great idea going to give it a try )

Dirbee

16-Jan-2011

What a great idea!! I've been looking at all kinds of tires for the Scorcher.. Found some great wheels, but I don't really like the smoothies.. This is awesome! Only an SRB Bloke could come up with this

djaxy

16-Jan-2011

sweet idea and perfectly done

gr2fltp

16-Jan-2011

Time well spent Steve (got it right ) another finishing touch worth all the time put into it Are they runners or show tyres? just wonder if they peel at speed like remoulds?

Origineelreclamebord

16-Jan-2011

Reminds me of the ones I made for my project Sand Scorcher I used the same principle for making the front tires, and I believe I also removed one line of blocks in the tire - I just didn't like the smaller diameter of the RR front tires, so I needed something nice to match the rears as well I didn't alter the wheels though, I just used RR front wheels, but they are a bit more round than the rears when you do that. Nice to see it done properly!

axemandavva

16-Jan-2011

Excellent work, the wheel looks superb.

SMOKE-DOG

16-Jan-2011

Wow, cut-n-shut Sand Blasters. Genius!

j-man

16-Jan-2011

Wow, now thats a great idea and one i may use if you don't mind?
I think i love you !!! in a manly way of course !
GRRRRRRR.....lol

MAD-BEE

16-Jan-2011

Hi a set of these on the front with sand blasters on the rear of the new holiday buggy would look very neat! Great thinking!

japper7

16-Jan-2011

top job m8

SCORCHER KID

16-Jan-2011

superb job,does'nt matter how long it takes,.......looking forward to seeing the finished job..

SRB Bloke

16-Jan-2011

Thanks Guys, @anchordriver- I'll find the bottle and let you know which glue it was. @gr2fltp- they are designed for runners, Proline guys glue tyre halves together a lot. But not tested fully yet.
I've got them the chassis now (WOW!! ) @j-man you go for it, the more I see the happier I'll be.

Once you've done a couple they don't take long, it was idea that took me ages.
Thanks to everyone, the comments make it all more enjoyable

Fernado Alonso

16-Jan-2011

Wow they look asome man nice job

JWeston

16-Jan-2011

Spot on and very very neatly done!

brendogs

16-Jan-2011

nice idear my friend looks great glad to hear your buggys nearly done looking at your idears should be worth the wait have fun

Ram318

16-Jan-2011

Very nice work

bfst24

16-Jan-2011

great how too.isee how they do it now,thanks

Singleseven

16-Jan-2011

well it's about time... Quality work Steve; love it.

musashi.dk

16-Jan-2011

simply brilliant.. they look awesome....

Mr duke

16-Jan-2011

WOW!!!!! thanks for the tip what a briliant idea!!!!!!!! well done you have helped me in a big way like J-man said i think i love you too!!! lol

def4x4

16-Jan-2011

That tire/wheel modification looks great, thanks for sharing it. I did a similar mod with other tires but the glue i used woudt not hold! Coudt you tel me wheir you get those gleu from!

steve3smart

17-Jan-2011

WOW. I'm stunned. Excellent work

Dante77

17-Jan-2011

Awesome mod, thanks for sharing! Do you need to use the rear wheel outer halves or will the standard fronts also work?

SRB Bloke

17-Jan-2011

Thanks again to you all, I hope to see more soon... @Dante77- you can use the original covers, but they slip inside the tyre rim because there is a deeper lip on the rear tyres to the front. (they don't look as good if you use the originals.)

Dam 10

17-Jan-2011

Great idea, they look cool. Can't wait to see them on a buggy...

sturge

17-Jan-2011

They look the dogs dangly bits!!
So what is your address and how much will you charge for 2 pairs!!!
Look so much better than original RR front tyres.

Meakz1973

17-Jan-2011

Absolutely superb. These look fantastic and you make it sounds pretty easy! I'm concerned about my apparent inability to cut in a perfectly straight line though! Well done on these!

trf_414_m2

21-Jan-2011

I used to create custom tyres for the front end of my Lazer ZX-S when I raced it a lot of time ago... In case I need specific fronts that were only moulded as rears, I cut them just the same way you showed here. About the glue, I used standard cyano for the process without a single degluing issues. In fact, if you cut a real rubber tyre (Proline, Losi...) and join both cuts together just seconds after, you´ll see that they stay 'glued' without any glue... Try this. So the degluing issues are more related to rubber quality than cyano one....

slimmy

28-Jan-2011

Bloke, This is so cool. I cant believe I missed this. I am very impressed. Nice work my friend.

Dannie Boy

13-Feb-2011

You make it sound so easy 'NOT' LOL.
dAN.

JennyMo

12-Jun-2012

Beautiful work! I should have known someone would have done this already - wish I'd found your how-too as I've just done mine too!


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