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I've been asking my father for a Tamiya Kit for Xmas since 1979 when I first saw the Sand Scorcher. 32 years later I finally got a Tamiya Kit for Xmas, sure I had to order it myself from Stella, but never late then never huh?
I'm a pretty serious vw enthusiast, but for some reason I've never really taken to the Blitzer Beetle, when it was re released, I really only wanted one to complete my Tamiya Beetle collection. I think I didn't like it because of the orange wheels & weird nose cone, so for this I used Stadium blitzer wheels & also a SS nose cone with the indicators which I think looks better. I also cut the guards back, cut out the drivers window & added window netting, added 3Racing shocks & also removed the small tab on the front body post so that it lowers the front of the body 5mm which I think makes a big difference. All the BB that I have seen always look like they are dragging their bum on the ground, this small mod alleviates this I think.
Body was painted in metallic black, light metallic blue, dark metallic blue & white. I really like the BB now & it is alot of fun to drive. I also added a 15T pinion & have another set of white rims with Sticky M3 Proline rubber for the track as this will be my entry in the truck class this year at the Vintage meets.
Sorry the pics aren't the best, the sun went away so they are not that clear. Small video added.
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Monster Beetle in the Winter Sun