Model: (Click to see more) 99999: Misc.
Status: New built
Date: 2-Dec-2006
Comments: 46
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This was my little project: i alway wanted to have a Street Scorcher Racing Bug, so called 'Rennsemmel'.

Since i got a Scorcher project last year, i repaired & repainted the Scorcher body, but the chassis was not good anymore.
Why not take another chassis? i took a TA04R tuned chassis from TRF. This chassis was changed to a shortwheel base TA04 and adapted the wheelbase again.
Then i installed some Scorcher parts - it got my TRF Racing Bug.
I didn't want to make new holes for the bodypost in the Scorchers body, so that i can use this body for another Scorcher project.

This Racing Bug got wide wheels in rear and smaller in the front.

It'll be soon on the racetrack again.





please let me know what you think about this Bug?




ended up as 3rd in the model-conversion competition in March 2008







































My TRF Racing Scorcher 'Rennsemmel' based on a TA04 TRF Chassis i wanted to use it's original body holes and i did'nt want to drill new holes in the body wide 32mm wheels in the rear and 26mm wheels in the front TA04R TRF tuned chassis is the base adapted the wheelbase and installed some Parts 1 in Action

Comments

ukzz4iroc

2-Dec-2006

Michael it looks fantastic! Nice change from the sand based scorchers and baja machines. Great stuff

Burn Out Boy

2-Dec-2006

Thats a real nice scorcher

Mr.Tamiya

2-Dec-2006

Very nice model, clever stuff.

Tamiyali

2-Dec-2006

Great Stuff!!! Never thought this could fit, 'cause i didn't think of a short wheelbase TA04. This Bug looks fantastic.
What about the rear license plate?

Monty

2-Dec-2006

WOW !!!!! i can see plenty more of these appearing on the horizon soon!!! looks just stunning mate

DeeMiller

2-Dec-2006

Very nice indeed! Would look great with that engine detail kit!

clarkey

2-Dec-2006

cool looking car works so well do u get much suspension travel before it binds?

_miga_

2-Dec-2006

@Dee: VERY NICE IDEA!!! , but i don't know, where i can get such a motor kit...
@clarkey: yes, the spring deflection is limited.

2-Dec-2006

BUGY COOL

1proteus1

2-Dec-2006

wow someone using a genuine ss body on another chassis looks smart bet youve had offers for the body lol

Gruntfuggly

2-Dec-2006

Certainly makes for something different - very cool!

mcovalsk

2-Dec-2006

Michel, very nice. The small rear view mirrors of the Calsonic Skyline (some of the bodies) would look terrific here, I guess.
Cheers

Vinsjenzo

2-Dec-2006

Very Nice!

gozone

2-Dec-2006

WAY too cool!!...
Top job, there..

Cheers

_miga_

2-Dec-2006

thanks for the Motor-Link, Dee!!

Toykid

2-Dec-2006

Very nice work, sits perfectly on the chassis.

_miga_

2-Dec-2006

Mario thanks for your mirror hint!!! I've tried those Skyline Mirrors on it, and they fit him excellent. will post a pic of here tomorrow.
thanks for nice comments, guys!
cheers

Brat Attacks

3-Dec-2006

Great idea. That looks the mutts nuts.

3-Dec-2006

that Bug looks soooo cool!! cheers JHK

cardesigner

3-Dec-2006

Nicely done! I have been thinking of doing that with a TA0SW chassis, with the vintage HPI wheels/tires. Nice job!

Tamiyali

3-Dec-2006

indeed! Those Mirros look really fantastic o this beetle. great suggest from Mario

4-Dec-2006

i simply love this one!!! - so this is the first 4WD Scorcher i've seen - i will also try this

flux density

5-Dec-2006

Hmmh... nice . I think its time to reshell my audi tt

9-Dec-2006

Michel, and all those wanting to follow your example: Parma is making a lexan shell, originally intended for the monster beetle but very close to the real thing; size wise also as far as I can tell.
It's a lot lighter for a real racer and could spare you from breaking your beloved hard shell.
Let me know if you need the link to the body on their online shop (it's pretty well hidden).
Or if you'd like to see how it fits my vintage Kyosho Ultima (truck conversion), or want the dimensions.

Bigwheels_inc

15-Dec-2006

ive been looking for a chassis to fit the baja body to for years great work

mikeekim

1-Feb-2007

i love it

tamkyo

17-Apr-2007

Great lookin bug and super idea to put it all together.

11-Jun-2007

WOW! That's one of the coolest Scorcher's i've seen so far!!!!!
i really adore this car and hope that you are not disapointed, when i you once will see this car again. Maybe i'm going to copy this idea

Tamiyali

17-Jun-2007

I'm in love

loopjuice

9-Nov-2007

Wow ! That is just awesome !

archway66

23-Dec-2007

this is the coolest beetle ive seen!!in any form!!A1A+++

Vin87

24-Feb-2008

Wow! I like it, I'm thinking of making a Baja Scorcher/Beetle on a 4wd chassis myself

Wyoming

26-Feb-2008

I'm not really into bugs but I love well done projects and great ideas, wow nice work miga!

dr.roberts

27-Feb-2008

Looks awesome.. It must be the fastest and best handling sand scorcher on TC! cheers

_miga_

1-Apr-2008

thanks for voting, folks! me happy ending up that high in the Compo!!

1-Apr-2008

funny great car, sir!! - cool idea and very nicely done!

7.2inchdriver

1-Apr-2008

really great car miga, very cool. would be good to see it running in one of your photo sessions.

_miga_

2-Apr-2008

that should be done!! just need to install a servo, receiver and esc and then take some pics with fine weather

Tobbe70

7-Jun-2008

Wow...THAT is amazing!!! Fits like a glove!!!

mediterraneo

6-Aug-2008

well done project.

_miga_

6-Aug-2008

now it's done - he's back on the track! - interested to see it in Action? have a look in my showroom or follow the link to the showroom entry below the last pic... - thanks for comments again

slimmy

20-Aug-2010

This is a sweet street scorcher. Well done

Issi-72

2-Oct-2011

Very nice ' rallycross Bug'

OLD KYOSHO

14-Apr-2012

Hi Miga!!
very nice conversion, I plan to do something like that someday....

how you shortened the ta04 from 247 to 240mm? cutting the arms as in ta03?

what of both conversions was easier /has better handling? ta03 or ta04?
thank you in advance!!
jose r.

_miga_

15-Apr-2012

Jose, Ta03 or Ta04 doesn't mather, both are easy to use, but for TA03 you must make a little more modifications.
Imho i like the TA03 more, because the gearing is better covered than in the TA04.

Since i didn't drive the in race mode, i can not say something about the handling.
But when you want to race them, you should go for the TA04.


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