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FLB 05-20-2011 04:04 AM

Scorcher Pickup
 
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I am hooked on VW's these days and I was inspired by a few custom pickup volksrods I've seen. My goal is to get to a look similar to these baby's:

FLB 05-20-2011 04:20 AM

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I will be working with some Scorcher parts I scrounged of the 'bay, another Maisto body and although the Tamiya SRB front suspension is pretty scale, the rear A-arm configuration is going to change to resemble more of the VW trailing/swing arm layout. I also intend to alter the front shock tower height and location so I can lower the body more on the frame. This was one of the issues with my RatScorcher build. I am going to use the rear diff from TA03 (I believe) chassis that I had lying around. This will make the CG lower than the Scorcher rear end and make the profile lower as well.
First thing was to start with a central beam, similar to a VW chassis-establish the wheels base and locate the front end and get the rear suspension going. My last build had the wheelbase at 12" so this will be the same. This is where I ended up:

FLB 05-20-2011 04:28 AM

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Sorry for the foggy cell phone pics-my camera was charging-
Anyway-more focus on the rear suspension and drivetrain. Fitted the trailing arms and motor/diff. The motor is a Tamiya sport tuned job that should be enough for this build. This is going to be on-road only so I anticipate I'll have enough power to roll-Still messing with wheels and tires. Oldbusted had suggested 1/8th scale tires for my last build-so these are from the bigT kit. I am also going to mess with RC4WD stamped steelies. Tires look cool but are prob too hard for the rear-prob need to think of some solution for traction-but I'll do that later. Rear shock towers are next. Then off to the body.

BADMUTHATrUCKER 05-20-2011 05:54 AM


Banana 05-21-2011 02:46 AM

great rear suspension :)
I see an only problem...if you have the trailing arm fixed to the chassis only by the hole shown in ur pics, it will probably move right&left...why don't you make it looking like a "V" and don't make another internal mount hole on the tube?

like this :)
http://www.google.it/imgres?imgurl=h...w=1003&bih=567

sorry for my bad explaination :$

FLB 05-21-2011 05:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Banana (Post 826875)
great rear suspension :)
I see an only problem...if you have the trailing arm fixed to the chassis only by the hole shown in ur pics, it will probably move right&left...why don't you make it looking like a "V" and don't make another internal mount hole on the tube?

like this :)


sorry for my bad explaination :$

I completely understand and thank you. Right now, I need to get the shocks mounted so I can make sure I have proper clearances. Then I will test for movement as you suggest. On a VW, there is another arm going to an attachment at the center tunnel. That might be something to add.

FLB 05-21-2011 09:18 AM

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Shocks are installed. Now I need to add limit stops to the arms so that the axles don't pop out at the extreme points of travel. That's next on the list.

idrockcrawler 05-21-2011 11:21 AM

Dig it!

SMOKE-DOG 05-21-2011 02:52 PM

I like how this is looking.

FLB 05-21-2011 04:39 PM

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Dig it!

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Originally Posted by SMOKE-DOG (Post 827024)
I like how this is looking.

Awesome guys-thanks-here's the very start of the body work. I was able to use roof panels for the back of the cab-saved me a lot of work. Lots left to do-

FLB 05-23-2011 09:18 AM

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In order to get the front end low, I modified (eeek!!) the SRB uprights (they were new-not vintage!) to be lower and accept the shocks inboard. I used Sand Scorcher rear shocks on the front as I do not need a lot of travel, this being for street only. I also added a floor pan so I can mount the cab and the electronics. Pan is screwed in from underneath into the square center beam. Placed the body and tire on there to check fit.

Mitsubichi_rock_Crawler 05-23-2011 09:33 AM

lookin great so far.. always loved the rat/truck look of beetles... will be stalking this thread!

FLB 05-23-2011 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Mitsubichi_rock_Crawler (Post 827653)
lookin great so far.. always loved the rat/truck look of beetles... will be stalking this thread!

Cool man-thanks!
It's a fun build so far-I can tell because I haven't had a major screw up (yet) or cut anything off!

ZimmsCustom 05-23-2011 11:18 AM

A lot of cool things going on here. I tried my hand at something like this once, but never could get it figured out, great job!

FLB 05-23-2011 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by ZimmsCustom (Post 827682)
A lot of cool things going on here. I tried my hand at something like this once, but never could get it figured out, great job!

hey thanks! we'll see how this one comes out-

FLB 05-23-2011 05:03 PM

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got more done today-narrowed the steelies to fit the tires-got them all mounted for a tight fit. These tires are not really meant for rc but I am going to try them out anyway 'cause I like the way they look. I need to make some spacers for the fronts so the hubs don't rub on the arms. Feels pretty solid right now but I need to get the electronics in to do a few test runs to make sure everything stays together!

2k2cse 05-23-2011 05:16 PM

:drool: this is looking great! I can't wait to see it finished. When I first saw the pictures of the 1:1, I wasn't sure if I liked it or not, but I do now :D

FLB 05-23-2011 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by xlt2k (Post 827839)
:drool: this is looking great! I can't wait to see it finished. When I first saw the pictures of the 1:1, I wasn't sure if I liked it or not, but I do now :D

Hey thanks!
-same thing here-the 1:1 was not too cool at first but it grew on me. Its for reference only too. I might do some of the details differently and def will not use that color!

2k2cse 05-23-2011 10:37 PM

I'd love to see where you go with the design. Any plans on paint scheme yet? I think it would look cool either in the typical hot rod flat black with white scallops, with a red outline, or as a more modern hot rod with a nice metallic paint.

FLB 05-24-2011 03:37 AM

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Originally Posted by xlt2k (Post 827896)
I'd love to see where you go with the design. Any plans on paint scheme yet? I think it would look cool either in the typical hot rod flat black with white scallops, with a red outline, or as a more modern hot rod with a nice metallic paint.

All good suggestions. My last build build was flat black/red wheels/white walls-so maybe something different. I was actually thinking of raw metal and rust-?

2k2cse 05-24-2011 10:39 AM

That sounds like it would be pretty cool.

Mitsubichi_rock_Crawler 05-24-2011 02:36 PM

still looking great, maybe one idea to think about is using some smaller brass tube to make a frame and getting some like.. canvas or something to make a functional ragtop for it.. ya know it has to rain sometime ha.. also any idea or plan on making the rear wheels wider than they are now?

FLB 05-24-2011 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Mitsubichi_rock_Crawler (Post 828103)
still looking great, maybe one idea to think about is using some smaller brass tube to make a frame and getting some like.. canvas or something to make a functional ragtop for it.. ya know it has to rain sometime ha.. also any idea or plan on making the rear wheels wider than they are now?

thanks
you are spot on about a top-just not there yet-I am trying to figure out what to do with the bed and I am not good at multi-tasking. Just ask my wife! It so happens that I have some pie crust slicks for the rear but have been on a fence: skinnies all around vs slicks and skinnies-I will put them on for feedback.

FLB 05-25-2011 10:15 AM

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So I wound up fabbing an old Tonka pickup bed to see how it looks. I think the steel looks pretty scale and it should be durable. Its just sitting on there for now-need to do a tailgate to keep it all straight and stuff-

FLB 05-25-2011 10:17 AM

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and here are what the slicks look like-I know it would be cool but I am not sure yet....lemme know what you think-slicks or skinnies in the back?

lemecanodejante 05-25-2011 11:37 AM

look more better with slick for me:)

:popcorn:

Banana 05-25-2011 12:46 PM

+1 for the slicks from me too ;)

this is a fantastic build, your beetles are something incredible :banana::chug:

I think it will be cool if you let it's body in primer color...Tamiya gray primer and Putty gray :lol: lot of rat style :)

FLB 05-25-2011 02:02 PM

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added a tailgate and raised the bed up a bit-I think it looks better. Still just sitting on there-need to add braces in the rear. Right now the bed is just bolted to the back of the cab.

FLB 05-25-2011 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by lemecanodejante (Post 828400)
look more better with slick for me:)

:popcorn:

ok-i am being swayed....

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Originally Posted by Banana (Post 828422)
+1 for the slicks from me too ;)

this is a fantastic build, your beetles are something incredible :banana::chug:

I think it will be cool if you let it's body in primer color...Tamiya gray primer and Putty gray :lol: lot of rat style :)

Thanks man. I need to do some spacers to add the slicks since they will rub on my suspension pivot but nothing I can't figure out. I agree-I am def thinking primer and maybe lots of rust on this one. Appreciate the comments!

tamiya cc-01 05-25-2011 02:26 PM

:popcorn: Im watching you!:)

Spoon37 05-25-2011 03:52 PM

I dunno, I like the size of the slicks but the edge profile looks too new/squared... I guess my ideal would be larger skinnies if that makes sense?(like more width and sidewall on same rims)

love the overall stance though :chug:

:banana:

FLB 05-25-2011 07:15 PM

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I dunno, I like the size of the slicks but the edge profile looks too new/squared... I guess my ideal would be larger skinnies if that makes sense?(like more width and sidewall on same rims)

love the overall stance though :chug:

:banana:

The only other option (and I am not saying I don't like the way it is) is to add smaller tires to the front-but a lot of the rides I've seen have same size all around.

Banana 05-26-2011 02:37 AM

the last one is my favourite volksrod ever ^_^
I think you can use narrow tires in rear as in front, but you'll need to shorten the wheelbase because of with narrow tires it looks too "stretched" :thinking:

with slicks it's perfect, IMO :)

Badboy 05-26-2011 08:33 AM

Awesome built!
I would stretch the rear bed litte longer, the last pic looks wierd when the bed are longer in the "front" (up against the body) than the rear sticking out.
Maybe just me...

Badboy

FLB 05-26-2011 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Banana (Post 828705)
the last one is my favourite volksrod ever ^_^
I think you can use narrow tires in rear as in front, but you'll need to shorten the wheelbase because of with narrow tires it looks too "stretched" :thinking:

with slicks it's perfect, IMO :)

I am going with slicks! I am sold-I also can use the other skinnies for another build-tbd.
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Originally Posted by Badboy (Post 828772)
Awesome built!
I would stretch the rear bed litte longer, the last pic looks wierd when the bed are longer in the "front" (up against the body) than the rear sticking out.
Maybe just me...

Badboy

Both of you are correct on the wheelbase-I needed to adjust. So here we are, with slicks and adjusted wheelbase:

Badboy 05-26-2011 03:36 PM

That my friend is an awesome machine!!!:Happybounce::banana::woohoo:

Badboy

Spoon37 05-26-2011 05:02 PM

looks good man :nice:

slicks are growing on me - might just need that mold line scrubbed off to look like they are actually used on a car...

:banana:

FLB 05-26-2011 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Badboy (Post 828886)
That my friend is an awesome machine!!!:Happybounce::banana::woohoo:

Badboy

Thank you!

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Originally Posted by Spoon37 (Post 828917)
looks good man :nice:

slicks are growing on me - might just need that mold line scrubbed off to look like they are actually used on a car...

:banana:

I will guess that one good run on concrete will do the trick!

Banana 05-27-2011 03:51 AM

awesome car :)

will you make full interiors for it? Hope you will :excited:

The new wheelbase matches perfectly the car ;) what kind of motor will it run?
The only beetle you didn't do is a drag one XD

FLB 05-27-2011 05:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Banana (Post 829036)
awesome car :)

will you make full interiors for it? Hope you will :excited:

The new wheelbase matches perfectly the car ;) what kind of motor will it run?
The only beetle you didn't do is a drag one XD

Thank you. Yes for interior! It has the RS540 Tamiya motor. Drag one could be cool-although I might take a break on VW's after this one!


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