Model: (Click to see more) 58324: VW Race-Touareg
Status: Project
Date: 29-Mar-2005
Comments: 26
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This was a fairly simple project, my first XC hybrid. I started with a chassis from a new built Toureag. The body is from a Clodbuster, using the older style grill (not the 4x4x4 grill). I used auto body filler to fill up the hole in the hood where the blower is supposed to go. I made a mount out of brass stock to mount the front bumper to the chassis. The body was painted with Tamiya's metallic blue, with the wheels painted with Tamiya's gunship grey (I think?). I had to stretch the wheelbase of the chassis to fit the body. To do this I cut the lower links in half and extended them with pieces of brass stock. The upper links were made from turnbuckles and 6mm ball ends. Overall I'm very pleased how this one turned out. I've installed an Integy 55T lathe motor, Tamiya ESC, full ball bearings, light kit, and have locked both diffs. See my showroom for some action shots.




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Comments

cardesigner

29-Mar-2005

Oh man that looks GREAT, I want to build one now!

Volksrod

29-Mar-2005

Looks very nice, love the colour. goes great with the chrome. This is how the xc chassis' should look. nice job.

Neo Kitz

29-Mar-2005

I like it. Love the colour. I would fit a different set of wheels though. Rear tail gate looks really cool.

Wireless

29-Mar-2005

Yep, that is excellent. It looks 100%, but I too say replace the wheels or spray them chrome. All in all, a suberb job. Looks like the body was made for the XC.

Tamiya fever

29-Mar-2005

Thanks for the nice comments guys, the color is Tamiya's Metallic Blue. I wanted wheels that would match the 1980's body style of the truck, and these looked good to me. They were painted and cleared also with Tamiya spray.

california

29-Mar-2005

i also love the CLOD body. one of the best TAMIYA ever made. they just put it onto the wrong chassis. this one fits perfect. gerat job. go with such projects

gozone

29-Mar-2005

WOW!!.. Is taht a Clod body that fits so perfectly??.. I happen to have a Touareg also, but i am not happy with the way the body looks, but i also have a Clod on the way in the mail.. Perhaps i should make a combination of the 2 cars also??..
Cheers..

Tamiya fever

29-Mar-2005

Yup it's plain ol Clod body (with old style grill, not Super Clod grill). I had to move rear axel back about 9mm for it to fit right (see part 1).

amigamad

29-Mar-2005

Thats one cool truck looks much better than it does on a clodbuster.

zakspeed

29-Mar-2005

very nice, love the lack of the bonnet 'blower' -

XanderP

29-Mar-2005

classic body with a nice new chassis

Volksrod

29-Mar-2005

Love this thing, keep coming back for another look. The wheels are growing on me, love how youve moved the bumper further in, just needs the black bumper taking off and some mud on it!

Shodog

30-Mar-2005

That looks great. I wish Tamiya would make one of these trucks for all of us lazy people who don't have the skill you do to make these

Cul-Tech

30-Mar-2005

That looks super realistic!

addict again

30-Mar-2005

lol@ sho!! i would hardly call you lazy there Jim Sweet model by the way!!! very very cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DJTheo

30-Mar-2005

definetely are good idea and implementation, congrats!

Brat Attacks

30-Mar-2005

Nice one. All it needs now is a splatering of mud.

18-May-2005

Ive came back to look at this a couple of times, Can the body sit any lower? wud look to make it look a little more hot rod like. Looks excellent as is though.

Tamiya fever

19-May-2005

Yes it probably could sit just a little bit lower, but not much, maybe 1/4 of an inch. I wanted more of the 'lifted' offroad look so that's why it's a little higher.

HighRevHobbiescom

19-May-2005

Great looking truck!!

Krusty

30-Jul-2005

that is a nice body for this chassis, very scale, A++++++++++

Crash Cramer

10-Aug-2005

Looks EXCELLENT dude. I think Traxxas makes the perfect wheel for this. I don't have the part number, but it is a chrome wheel that looks just like the Silverado wheel upgrade from the 80's. I have been eyeing them for my 4wd project on a Manta Ray chassis. I don't know if they are 'skinny' enough to fit those tires because I am going for some Dirt Hawg tires. I can let you know the part number if you are interested.

technical.burP

2-Sep-2005

Fantastic! Great idea and well done.

drperez

13-Oct-2005

You do wonders with the XC's. I love the ol school chevy's and fords. They look so scale. I just wished Tamiya made or had made a Jeep Grand Wagoneer, with the wood side paneling, of course.

12-Nov-2006

Very nice! I liked it so much, I bought a Parma lexan Clod body for my runner and painted it with Tamiya PS-16 blue. It looks very similar. Thanks for the idea!

silly_little_toys_1975

7-Nov-2007

Thanks for the chassis shot!!


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