Finally got mine done....
I was able to finish mine this past weekend. While not an original idea, there are more than a few on this post, it was what I wanted to do from the time the body came out. I decided to omit the ragtop opting for a hardtop race version. Details on the truck, er, car: VXL setup, RPM bumper, shock towers, rear motor guards and mount, skids, Traxxas dish lite wheels (fronts all around), Pro-Line Gladiators in rear and Pro-Line Edge tires in front. RPM arms to come as needed and big bore shocks are on the short list. We are considering a bug topped SC class at the track which would be pretty cool. I have another bug in the works that will be painted more like the retro sand scorcher versions pictured in this thread.