Model: (Click to see more) 58184: Fighter Buggy
Status: Project
Date: 16-Sep-2019
Comments: 2
Share this model:

I had this old Fighter Buggy in my closet which was our Team car from a endurance FB-race back in the 90's (see pic from the original race)
I always had the vision to add a Scorcher body and one or two chassis-improvements to it. Now was the time to do it, because we added a 'beam-axle'-class to the VOREM2019 - the germen vintage meeting.

The front-end was modified by adding DT02/02 wishbones and and upright and a GPM aluminium brace after modifying the front bumper.

The upper links were made using a 3mm threaded rod with a carbon-tube over it to strengthen it all.
What looks unusual is the steering rod and the inverted steering parts to lessen the bump-steer.
I added Tamiya CVA-shocks with 25WT oil, wich seemed quite perfect.

The Tamiya TBLE-02S speedo was a good choice to power the Carson Cup Machine motor with 19T steel pinion.

The body of choice was a Sand Scorcher lexan replica by Kamtec. I tried to do a baja-style paint job.
I hope you like it. ;)

8 9 Modified bumper waiting for the new parts 11 mounted 9 This is the modified front end 16 body fitting 15 ready to rumble 12 The yellow Fighter was used for this project.

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Yellow shocks made to work




Love that last pic! FB looks good with the bug shell too!



Love fake Scorchers, nice work chap.

Want to leave a comment?