A few things to get out of the way:
- I had actually zero intention of doing this until about 2 hours before it was done, when I said to myself, "Ah, what the heck."
- I do not consider this a "project" in any way, shape, or form. Anything this simple, and that can be done in 2 hours does not count as a project to me. I will not be putting up a project page.
- I won't be detaching either bumper, because they capture the hinge pins. To remove the bumper you'd have to cut it off, and I wanted to keep my bumpers for when I converted back to truck form.
- A \Backslash 4x4 conversion will not make good competition for a 1/8th scale buggy. I repeat. It will not! CoG is too high.
Photo: Backslash 4x4
As for the details:
- The body is an Ofna Ravager / 9.5 shell that's been beat to the ends of the earth and I won't be doing a better body because, as I mentioned, it's only going to stay in this form for a couple days. It may look like it's too short, but actually I just mounted it an inch to the rear because there was no material left back there to connect it to the shock tower. In retrospect, I should have simply extended the rear of the body with some scrap lexan instead. Oh, well. "Regular" 2wd \Backslash conversion bodies should work fine, but need to be cut differently for the 4x4.
- No idea what kind of wheels or tires they are -- they're generic, and not Pro-Line.
- The wing is from the Ravager too.
- Wing mount is something HPI or Hot Bodies. Honestly don't recall. Got it awhile back and it was in my parts bin. It's just a plain 90 degree wing mount with no modifications whatsoever. It's attached to two G10 plates I cut & drilled to sandwich the shock tower. It's as firm & secure as a mount can get and has no room to move. I may post pics of this in reference to the truggy conversion if it lasts long enough, but it's not high on the priority list, sorry.
Sorry I can't provide much support on this because I left it in this form for only about an hour or so before growing tired of it & moving on to the next thing. I just wanted to show that it can be done with ease.