Model: 58024: Sand Rover
Status: Runner
Date: 21-Sep-2003
Comments: 18
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A huge transformation has taken place, CRP chassis droproprop at front, coil overs on front, curently has black sprint motor and esp, ballrace troughout. I've now droproproped the thorp ball diff into this one plus brass idler gear. I had to do the extra roll bar as the added weight of the cassis could total the windsreen. Big Thanks to racingmaster, tobias and the usual suspects.

UPDATE Carbon front beams and stage 1 of minimal front end experiment standard 6 pack along chassis and all NIB bits removed and some donated to sand rover resto (which was traded a couple of days later LOL), Destined to be a runner for sure. its just done its first carpet crawl and all seems O.K. bit more work to do before backyard bash though.

UPDATE 6/1/04 The forums win again, Dazmeister radio box now used and M sonics waterproof esc. Big thanks to TWINSET for puting along chassis battery strap slots on his chassis and essential parts on this one including narrow front uprights!.

UPDATE 25/1/07 Well I finally got some time on this, 3 years between updates oh well here goes......Got a Fibre Lyte carbon chassis now and boy it looks the biz. Decided to try tamiya tech coil over shocks as the old brass ones were on the way out. I must say they are great! I had probs with double rear coil overs with CRP nylon rear arms. The screws at the bottom of the shocks had to be long so when suspension was compressed the nylon arm twisted and bound up the shocks so any thing over 1/2 travel and they got stuck. Took off the nylon arms and reverted to good old rigid metal stock ones, problem solved :). If anyone os going planning on using Tamiya Tech shocks I recomend the little brass spacers yo get for non adjustable tie rods on TA 0# cassis they fit perfectly into shock ends.

























































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Comments

DJTheo

31-Oct-2003

Superb, great combination and mofications!

TWINSET

2-Dec-2003

Quality! I remember seeing the 'befores' on ebay, bought a 959 instead

Shodog

3-Dec-2003

That looks great. That is how it should have came from the factory

moosey

3-Dec-2003

Best Sand Rover I've seen so far! Completley wicked & Original!! More pics PLEASE!!!

Volksrod

3-Dec-2003

looks top mate, looks quite cosy in there with the rear seat area boarded up. great body/chassis combo. also love the way it looked before, looks as tho its just been pulled out of the desert.

Alonzo furioso

4-Dec-2003

Very cool !! 10/10 !! You have just inspired me to make one too .
Keep making these great cars!!!

dunebuggy71

5-Jan-2004

Fantastic car ! Very, very professional.

Twmaster

12-Feb-2004

Waaaay cool!! I really like it.

dinodog

13-Nov-2005

Stunning work and great idea, really nice balance, well done!

supergreg

8-Aug-2006

Am I 7th?

Scorchio

17-Aug-2006

DOH! Was'nt watching Greg its gone over, but I'll assume you were mate tanks

Badboy

26-Jan-2007

Sweet!!! What are you gonna do with the fake motor you used to have hanging out in the back? Is it for sale? =) Badboy

Scorchio

28-Jan-2007

Cheers BB Ive moved house house twice since last update and moving again now. So no idea where whole engine is, when I do find it I've gota give first offer to Volksrod as he asked the same question a couple of months ago.

mongoose1983

1-Nov-2009

Good idea!

TA-Mark

15-Mar-2010

Awesome!! Wish Tamiya would release this as a kit.

Toykid

4-Sep-2013

Such a great build and a big inspiration for both my Sand Rover projects.

Scorchio

5-Sep-2013

Many thanks James!! Though I must say you've taken it to a whole new level, your short wheelbase manx is just gorgeous! Pleasant surprise to see it on showcase, i've only just realised its 10 years old now!!

Team Rawlings

5-Sep-2013

I just saw this pop up in show case. What a beauty!


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