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Old 08-14-2015, 11:42 AM   #101
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Defiantly a different look. Interested to see how this works out.
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:13 PM   #102
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Love the VW body on the Hammers. I'm torn about which of my trucks to spend my $ on. I have both a Yeti and a TH. Seeing builds like yours makes it even tougher to choose.
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Old 08-20-2015, 10:39 AM   #103
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Did somemore work on the Bug project......

figured out a way to mount the body using rare earth magnets and magnet cups

Cups mounted to the cage


Magnets mounted to insde of the body


Also did some work brazing making a new front skidplate


Started shooting the body color... Tamiya Light Gunmetal


Working on the interior as well....







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Old 08-27-2015, 09:44 AM   #104
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Got a little more work done. Painting finally done.....body color & clear coat.




Also got the glass installed, a little more work on the interior and worked a little on the headlight buckets.








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Old 09-03-2015, 08:58 AM   #105
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So its almost complete got the interior installed and the roofrack/lightbar mounted......just have to finish wiring the lights.









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Old 09-03-2015, 09:23 AM   #106
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Wow...I absolutely love how your machine is turning out. One of my favourites!
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Old 09-03-2015, 03:30 PM   #107
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This is the best Baja I have seen and I am always looking.
It so dam pretty it would be tough to use it, I would use it , but it would be tough.
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Old 09-03-2015, 04:20 PM   #108
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This is the best Baja I have seen and I am always looking.
It so dam pretty it would be tough to use it, I would use it , but it would be tough.

Thanks!!

Yeah Im gonna use it too...... planning to hit up the G6 that RPP is sponsoring in Oct. Its gonna be tough that first time out when it goes flipping down a 15ft embankment but it would be a shame to just have it sit on the shelf. Thats what pictures are for......HaHa

P.S thoses orig cryo/polished axels are still going strong!!!
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:40 PM   #109
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That is a sweet looking bug hammer. Where did you get the window nets?
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Old 09-04-2015, 08:53 AM   #110
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That is a sweet looking bug hammer. Where did you get the window nets?
Thanks.

They are Team Associated 91208 SC10B Window Nets.... I got them off Amazon.
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Old 09-05-2015, 10:58 AM   #111
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P.S thoses orig cryo/polished axels are still going strong!!!
Good to here, I am also still running my original cryo test axle set. Going on 2 years only had to replace 1 cross pin.
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Old 09-09-2015, 06:00 AM   #112
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That Bug Hammer turned out super.. Nice new look.
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Old 09-15-2015, 09:58 AM   #113
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What are you using for your front upright shock mount? I haven't seen one like it. Is it from a vendor, or home made?
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Old 09-15-2015, 10:14 AM   #114
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What are you using for your front upright shock mount? I haven't seen one like it. Is it from a vendor, or home made?
It was made by forum member Derwood. I am not sure he makes them anymore.

Derwood Designs Upright shock mount
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:24 PM   #115
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Some more photos.......





KnightCustoms RotoPax's and other scale accesories




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Old 09-23-2015, 05:53 PM   #116
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:45 PM   #117
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Made it out to the RPP Hobby RC Jamboree and G6. It was a good time! Fridays events were held at RPP where they have a killer little scale course and a bunch of vendors set up.. Saturdays G6 was held at Lake Mendocino.

Course consisted of 80+ gates and we ran two laps for a total of 160+ gates. Second time around thru the water it was pretty rutted out and I flooded my pan chassis and fried my MMP.... even know I had dipped it in CorrosionX. Oh well :( Ordered up a new Holmes Hobbies BLE that is waterproofed and got it installed. Here are some photos.....

Prolines Start Finish stage


Parkers Instagram Shot of my Bug


RPP's Cool little scale course... with a Kwik-E-Mart no less





Cool scale travel trailer....





Aftermath......
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Old 10-26-2015, 10:24 PM   #118
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The mud makes it look cooler,if that is even possible.
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Old 11-28-2016, 04:11 PM   #119
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Prolly gonna kick myself but I put my Twin Scorcher up for sale. Check out the posting on the for sale board if interested.

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Old 09-05-2018, 08:32 AM   #120
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where did you get the magnets?

awesome build!
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