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A Street version has long been something I've wanted to do having seen many fine examples on here.
I played around with an M05 and M06 as a possible chassis using 1/10 touring car wheels, but just wasn't working for me.
Then I decided to try my spare SS body on my TA02SW (Porsche) chassis. Things started to get interesting then, after fabricating a front body mount I was then convinced this was the route to the look I was after. With that a TA02 Calibra was ordered as a donor from Tamico along with a few other bits and piece's to covert the kit chassis to SW.
I miss read the Porsche manual I had and ordered the front swing arms by mistake instead of the 2x D parts trees to get the right rear swing arms needed for the conversion.
I also got the rear Uni Drive Shafts part No. from the manual and Googling them apparently are the same as used on an XV01. Not sure if they are as the hole for the drive pin ended up with a 4mm gap between it and the upright bearing. This actually worked in my favour as a 850 (I think it was) metal bushing filled the space perfectly and gave an even wider track to the back wheels which was a bonus :)
The fake engine in the back was an ebay purchase from a seller in Greece. It was originally intended for my other SS but I just wasn't feeling it for that one, I think it suits this much better.
The front and rear body mounts where made out of various bits and bobs of aluminium I had laying around, plus an SRB rear roll bar so the body was still compatible with a normal SRB Chassis.
Other than that the chassis is fairly stock other than bearings throughout and a Torque Tuned motor powered by 2s LiPo via a Hobbywing 1080 ESC. I've only had a quick test run but I'm already taken with the ESC, drag braking a brushed motor? yes please. Looking forward to trialling further settings with the included program box.
This bodyshell has seen a few different chassis's under it but I think this is my favourite for it so far.
I have called this Street Scorcher #1 as I'm currently working on another SS body for shelf duties on this chassis while my old faithful orange and white one seen here is the runner for it adding to its much loved patina and story.
Thanks for looking in :)