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    Project Dung Beetle

    I haven't driven my Traxxas Fiesta in nearly 1.5 years and even then it was as a Focus Rally Car with a 1/10 Velineon system in it.





    So I decided to redo it the other day, been thinking about his for a while and finally pulled he trigger...........introducing, Project Dung Beetle!





    I did end up pulling the Velineon out of it and put the Sidewinder/4600 combo ouy of my M-03 Mini Cooper (which will eventually get a Sidewinder SCT/3800 4-pole put in to) to clear the smaller body, then threw on a beat up set of wide and wider VTA Torque Thrust clones for the look. Going to paint the car on the inside with Model Master Chrysler Metallic Brown Lacquer then paint it inside and out wih the Flat Black Lacquer from the same line. That way as the car rolls and tumbles, it'll scrape the black off and expose that rust brown color under it




    Now all I need is some Servo Tape and some good weather to shoot the paint
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    Looks good! It should come alive with the cool paint job your gonna do.

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    Thanks, I'm tempted to snag Fiesta Dad's now and put a Parma Meyer Manx clone body on it with VTA drift tires for laughs.
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    Dung Beetle! LOL!! This should be good....
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    I have some VTA tires that will be finished from racing how well do they work for on road usage? on a 1/16 rally?
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    Thanks, I just have to dig up the paint and get a day with good weather that I can actually get out and start shooting the paints!


    BTW, Dad is talking about bringing his out and hot rodding it now that I'm reviving mine, he's thinking about putting a Sidewinder V3/4600 combo with a set of VTA tires and 2s Lipo in it!
    Aw, Biscuits!

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    Sneek peek time



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    That's awesome. An rc version of dung beetle. This makes me wanna do a project farmtruck lol. Fish on!

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    Love the stance of it... good job and keep us posted!
    I think yours looks better then AZNs!
    Last edited by Squeegie; 08-08-2014 at 12:07 AM.
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    Thanks guys! It isn't quite driveable as it sits there though Squeege, I've gotthe front coils cranked so far up that the front skid is literally on the glass!








    BTW, which one is ANZ's?
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    AZN's is the "Dung Beetle" on the TV show "Street Outlaws."
    That's why PolarisPredator had a reference to "Farm Truck."



    http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/st...ung-beetle.htm

    http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/st...ung-beetle.htm

    Yours kinda reminds me of a Volksrod:







    I can make my Black Widow as low as yours too:

    http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/d...ps8146714b.jpg

    Last edited by Squeegie; 08-08-2014 at 05:42 PM.
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    Ah, ok! Don't watch that so I had no idea what you guys were talking about.

    BTW, LOL on your's with the Maxx parked on it!
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    Finally got to do the final stuff tonight after work with the exception of an alignment.

    These are more of a poser shot, once again with the front skid on the glass.





    While these are at the set ride height for driving the car, did a rough alignment check and the front is around 0 while the rear appears to be around -1 to -2, rear might be close to what I want, but I'm going to dial in -1 up front.



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