View Full Version : Rough Rider runner

26-04-2009, 04:17 PM
I just completed my long term Rough Rider runner project and this is how it came out. The last step was to finish a lexan shell from Kamtec, which was more challenging than I thought. It's about 10mm too shorter than a genuine Tamiya body and did not work at direct fit. It could only be made by scratchbuilding a body mount clamp, which sets the body about 7 - 8mm forward. It looks a bit odd now where the rear shocks reach into the body, but it's ok for now.

I used TamiyaClub repro decals and an unknown (at least for me) driver figure, which is attached to the body. This way I can swap the original body with this one when going for a ride.

The chassis features Kamtec radio box, 'Awesome alloys' chassis plate and rims, CRP coilover shocks and Super Champ universals. The motor is the original black endbell Mabuchi, which is powered by a light 2s Lipo.

I'm still thinking about replacing the black bumper by something less expensive, but did not come to a good solution yet. Also the shocks might be changed again, as the CRP conversion does not work very well. I have some Losi Mini-T shocks on hold, just need to make them fit!

Rich D
26-04-2009, 04:19 PM
Stunning !

Ive got a set of those alloys for my Scorcher project :woot:

26-04-2009, 04:51 PM

26-04-2009, 08:51 PM
wow, always wanted one...