Projects:
Overview
Porsche Engine Conversion
Front & Rear Disc Brake Conversion
Hydraulic Clutch Conversion
Fuchs Wheel Conversion
Rack & Pinion Conversion
930 3.3 Turbo Engine Swap
RC10 VW Bus
RC bus, a break from the real thing
by Harold Williams
June 2014

In an effort to get more competent using my mill and lathe I started making rc parts for a few of my old rc's. Now living in snow country I also got interested in tracked rc's. I bought a rc snowcat to get some ideas on how to convert my bug monster truck to 4 wheel drive/steering with tracks.

I was so disillusioned with the snowcat that I set about redesigning the drive system. This lead me to building different tracked drive systems. As luck would have it I ran across a photo of a real tracked bus. I could only find a couple of rc bus bodies, a 1/10 scale from Tamiya for their Type 2 bus rc. Also one from Team Blue to fit the 210mm wheel base Tamiya M-05 chassis. HPI also makes a body that is out of production.

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The red & white bus is based on the Tamiya Type 2 body.

The blue & silver Martini bus is based on the Team Blue body.

As I was looking for new project ideas, I came across a photo of a car transport with a tilting bed. The unique feature of the tilting bed was that the wheel housings rotate to raise or lower the bed. Once that was completed I decided to build a matching Bonneville salt flats style race bus. I had to make the chassis as narrow as possible to make sure the rear tires fit inside the wheel wells without rubbing. I used another Team Blue body for this project.

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Overview   |   Porsche Engine Conversion   |   Front & Rear Disc Brake Conversion
Hydraulic Clutch Conversion   |   Fuchs wheel conversion
Rack & Pinion Conversion   |   RC10 VW Bus



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