Model: (Click to see more) 99999: Misc.
Status: Extra info
Date: 9-Nov-2007
Comments: 23
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This is an original Scorcher body, which i found a few weeks ago in an terrible condition.
I decided to make another Street Scorcher (my TRF-Racing Scorcher can be seen by following the link below).
I first restored the body, it was a must for me that the Scorcher original holes for the body post can be used, so that the body must not be drilled and can be fixed on a SRB without other modifications again.

Restoring the body was great fun. After sanding it and repairing the body i 've chosen red/white with golden rims as colors. I took rims from the PIAA Porsche 911 with wide wheels in the rear and smaller in the front.

As chassis i've chosen a TA03-RS which has a smaller wheelbase than a normal chassis.

For mounting the body i had to make many changes on the chassis – drillíng & revelling & cutting.

I also had to enlarge the wheelbase, so i revelled the rear suspension a litte (4 mm).

In the end i mounted the Scorcher rear cage, a oil cooler and a exhaust pipe.

I dont’ know, if i should decal it, (i have got a set of Scorcher decals), or leave it as Street Scorcher

So here’s the result – i hope you like it – comments welcome! :)






















Comments

Tamiyali

9-Nov-2007

wow, that's excellent work, mate!!! - will you show us the chassis mods? - i love it - don't decal it, leave it as it is

roadstar79

9-Nov-2007

Very cool and original idea. The Street Scorcher looks great.

_miga_

9-Nov-2007

yes i'll get some pics of the chassis tomorrow...

skip665

9-Nov-2007

I say leave it as is - its gorgeous!

Hondabiker

9-Nov-2007

That is just too cool! Great looking shell, nice work.

the green beetle

9-Nov-2007

WOW!!!keep it the way it is,its perfect!

The Hobbymaster

9-Nov-2007

decal that baby!!!!! it looks very cool good work
cheers
Ian

tuff bug

9-Nov-2007

That looks baaad

DImblum

9-Nov-2007

Excellent customization. The dropped effect is great!

Crash Cramer

9-Nov-2007

I really like the street look, no decals are needed, this one stands on its own.

9-Nov-2007

way too cool looking Scorcher - great. How did you fit the shell on the Ta03?

simensays

9-Nov-2007

first SS on-road convertion I've seen that looks killer.

_miga_

9-Nov-2007

tomorrow i will make some pics of the modifications and write some description

amigamad

9-Nov-2007

Looks good i like it a lot .

gr2fltp

9-Nov-2007

Super cool bug, how about picking up the body colour on the wheel centres?

_miga_

9-Nov-2007

did you mean the wheelnuts? that's a very nice idea - will paint them in red

9-Nov-2007

??? never seen this - TOP JOB

beetlebum

20-Nov-2007

Very cool conversion. I love it just the way it is no need for decals.

NIB MAN

10-Dec-2007

very very cool! it looks awesome down low like that.

paulos29

9-Nov-2008

dude,,that is one tight looking beetle you have there. love the colours and the details are great. nice one

tamiyag60

21-Dec-2008

superb work on the paint scheme/job

CPS996

11-Jan-2009

By far one of the coolest cars I've ever seen.

schnoobs

18-Apr-2009

One of the best looking project cars on Tamiya Club. Brilliant work!


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