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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    I liked my sons Sand Scorcher so much I converted my Buggy Champ to Herbie.
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    My son and I are working on this Sand Scorcher.
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    I'd be happy to help out anyone that I can, time permitting. I don't want a hobby to turn into another job.
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    I eliminated a lot of slop in the front end of my Buggy Champ today. I'll take photos the next time I take it apart.
    What I did was bore new upper and lower tubes for the front end with .228" +...
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    Got it LB, thanks!
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    I think I figured it out. This is the original Sand Scorcher I picked up on E-bay. I will tear it completely down for a re-build once I get the new one finished, but I did get some new tires, install...
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    How do you do that?
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    I've found couple of brushless conversions guys have done looking while searching the web. It would be nice to get one set up so that you could program the throttle curve to go easy on the...
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    I started on the Sand Scorcher for my son, this mod takes a ton of slop out of the rear end. I drilled and tapped the shock screw hole all of the way through to the counterbore for the extra bearing,...
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    Yeah, they'll be bead locks once I fit them to the center sections. I'm going to make another set to fit Sand Scorcher tires.

    Some pics of the complted Buggy Champ.


    Also, if anyone else...
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    I almost have my Buggy Champ done per the instructions. I have an original Sand Scorcher here for comparison and the first thing I notice is that the re-release front suspension has a way sloppier...
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    I machined some solid wheel halves to spruce up the stock plastic wheel centers. I want to use these for another set of tires. My question is, what tires are available that will fit Buggy Champ...
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    My wheels came in yesterday. Today I fabricated a skid plate, and finished the paint on the body. I think I'm going to leave the driver out, I never put him in my Rough Rider either.
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    Glenn, I think I like the plain chassis plate better than the fancy ones, mine hasn't arrived yet though.
    Skinned, I like those wheels a lot. Where did you get them?
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    Yeah, but he'd just want to paint the driver to look like Luke Skywalker or something. :D
    Kids aren't into that sort of thing as much as they used to be. I used to paint every detail, down to the...
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    The ball diff is the main thing I'm waiting on. BTW, is there someone that paints details like the dash panel and the driver? My hands aren't steady enough, and my eyes aren't sharp enough to do that...
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    I'm still waiting on parts, but I started on the paint, fabricated a new skid plate/bumper, and began assembling the camber correction kit for my Buggy Champ.
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    The disease worsens, I have a Sand Scorcher inbound for my son now. I plan to build the Buggy Champ with the differential, aluminum chassis, sport tuned motor, and camber correction kit, but leave...
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    I guess I'll find out! What radio do you recommend? I had a real nice 7ch Futaba for my helicopters.
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    I think I've ordered everything I'll need except the servo. Any input would be appreciated on my choice of parts.
    Buggy Champ kit from Tower.
    Rear suspension/cage ...
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    I will. After some more searching I've decided to go with these wheels.
    http://store.rc4wd.com/Beadlock-Wheels-for-Tamiya-Buggy-Champ_p_271.html

    Edit: What is a good servo for these?
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    Well, I ordered the RC Channel rear suspension kit, the ball differential kit, and I found another type of aluminum chassis. The chassis isn't as fancy as the Awesome Alloys one, but it should be a...
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    Wow, it looks like getting back into RC cars is going to be way easier on my checkbook than helicopters were! Thanks for the links.
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    RE: Tamiya Buggy Champ 2009 Resource Thread!

    I haven't been into RC cars for almost 30 years. This morning I decide to see if there's any info on the web regarding the RC buggy I had back then, I couldn't even remember who the mfg. was or...
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