Status: New built
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The Bel-Ray Bullet is simply legendary in off road racing and the history of Baja. The Tamiya Rough Rider / Buggy Champ SRB even copied the Bullet colour scheme. I wanted to build a running SRB that paid homage to this iconic car but I also wanted to build something a little different. The result is a hybrid SRB with the classic radio box and SRB chassis, which necessitates a non-scale Bel Ray Bullet side pod profile, combined with an RCChannel rear suspension that mimics the Super Champ FFPDS system. The real Bullet still had upright rear shocks, so I've fitted the kit rear shocks in an attempt to copy these but have left them empty of oil so as not to interfere with the rear RCChannel damper - in short, they only look the part with the original heat sink fins emulated with an RC4WD rubber housing overlay and the shocks mounted inverted.
The Bullet had side pod petrol caps and a rear exhaust, air and oil filter the latter all visible at the back end. I've tried to design some 3D printed parts for these. The exhaust and roof number are simply held on by hidden 5mm neodymium magnets.
The lights are all functional and the side mirrors are simply foiled pieces of Lego. The final finishing touch is a J-Man front bumper which is simply superb.
So is this a runner? Yes - but not with this body! I have made two similar bodies, the runner without a spare wheel, mirrors and upper lights. At least then I can relax when driving on the beach!
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Bullet Exhaust and Petrol Caps