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Old 06-04-2012, 09:44 PM   #1
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Default Custom class 3 VW Bug Scaler

I like scaling much more then regular crawlers, so I decided to turn my 2.2 comp rig into a class 3 scaler. I am taking a Losi Comp Crawler, and fully converting it to a custom tuber Beetle. :-) So far it's turning out pretty good. Tomorrow I will being adding the shock mounts and skid mounts and it should be about done. Maybe some tweaking. :-)

Enough Talk, Pix!!

Taking this:


and making it a full tuber. Going to be heavier, but cooler!







And all of that was just tonight. Hope to finish it up tomorrow. :-)
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:02 PM   #2
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the tvp chassis goes away leaving full tuber in the end.

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Old 06-05-2012, 05:05 PM   #3
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Ok, chopped the TVP down. I left enough for the links and the skid to connect to. Hope that doesn't disqualify it. Then I brazed and bolted it all up. It has a weird lean to it, like it's too heavy. Could use a bit more work. Just not sure what to do.




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Old 06-07-2012, 07:38 AM   #4
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Hey that's cool Ryan - I like the shock mount tabs built right in.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:06 AM   #5
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It works mostly. You can see it tonight.

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Old 06-30-2012, 11:26 AM   #6
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UPDATES!!! :-)

SO the tuber thing work, but my shocks needed moved around to stop that lean and then it was basically exactly like driving the LCC and didn't "feel" very scale. Also, I had not room for my batteries in there. Or a winch! :-)

I decided to go ahead and use an extra scx-10 frame I had laying here and then connect cage work onto that.

Yep that will work out much better. Just like Jester said it would.

So here's my progress. I plan to have a stinger off the front to keep me from endoing and to put the winch there. I will cut of there rear of the chassis and put a spare tire there. I want to find some tiny hinges and make the hood open for battery. How do other people hinge stuff?

Still a ways to go, but the outer cage is attached to the inner cage now. Need to add some supports to it now, but the general idea is there.



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Old 06-30-2012, 12:28 PM   #7
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Looks good. Keep us posted!
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:35 PM   #8
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looks awesome im getting ready to do the same thing to my full tuber bug
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:00 PM   #9
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It looks baaaad with those tall tires. I like the frame rails too. Looks mean!
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:45 PM   #10
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Finally got some more time in to build. I added the rear spare tire carrier that I wanted and a stinger to keep me front endoing. The wheel speed is a little low to keep things from burning up so it's hard to drive out of a fae plant. :-) Stinger helps and still lets me climb up thing. The spare doesn't rub at flex (and yes I know it's not a scale legal tire, the other ones aren't here yet) and always me to still drive straight up a wall.

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Old 07-12-2012, 11:00 AM   #11
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It's coming along nicely. It looks SWEET in that last picture!
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:30 AM   #12
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lookin good...............is that the final ride height?
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:19 PM   #13
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It needs to be lower. Trying to figure out how to drop it down.

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Old 07-12-2012, 02:03 PM   #14
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im building something similar and gotta drop mine too, i have no idea what the fianal ride height should be
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:22 PM   #15
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I honestly don't think mine is much higher then stock lcc ride height. I should have measured it before I started chopping. :-)
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:40 PM   #16
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What is it right now?
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:00 PM   #17
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Ok just finishing getting it ready for the comp sunday. I added some slide plates to the bottom of the tube. I water proofed as best I could, and I made a battery tray out of a plastic Captain bottle. :-) Now this rig has a lil Captain in it!








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Old 07-12-2012, 09:01 PM   #18
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What is it right now?
DIdn't measure it yet.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:55 AM   #19
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Looking good man! I have always wanted to build a bug class 3 rig. Can't wait for more updates!!!
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:44 AM   #20
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Hey I've seen those tires before... They look killer on that rig.
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