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Old Sep 09, 2011, 08:33 PM
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Mini desert buggy body panels w/prints

Starting with a mini-t it wasn't long before the mini desert buggy had it's hooks in me so I bought the parts to convert my "T" into a "DB".
I'm a do-it-yourself-er (not to mention cheap/broke) and looked all over the net for prints of the body panels to make my own.... all I could find was one picture of a custom aluminum top
So I did-it-myself and included my designs for anyone else who wants to do the same. (PDF and Zip of DXF files)
Pics are of the unfinished panels... might just leave them that way, don't know yet.
I used 3/32 hobby aluminum sheet, scissors cut it with ease and hand drilled cleanly and easily. sand your edges so no-one gets cut and BE CAREFUL.
I'd like to see pics of anyones customized buggy... especialy if you used my panels

Enjoy
Don
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Old Sep 09, 2011, 08:45 PM
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excellent work on the buggy don verry nice with the panels . keep up the good work and thanks for including plans for us to be able to have the second coolest buggy !!!!
as you indeed have the first .
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Old Sep 09, 2011, 09:57 PM
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aw shucks thanks and you're welcome
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Old Sep 09, 2011, 10:43 PM
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another buggie

OK Don here is my Buggy along with the track that I have told you about. I cheated I just pick up the losi mini body and painted it like the RC 10 and losi I have . O ya the losi is the CR kingwall . HE even sine the body that came with it for we had him at our track that were racing at a few years ago he came up for a race Very nice person for sure. DON
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Old Sep 09, 2011, 10:44 PM
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O yes thank you for sharing the plans and how you did it. GOOD JOB for sure !!
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Old Sep 09, 2011, 10:50 PM
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Thanks Don
I like your buggy AND track... definitely jealous (hmmm I wonder if the wife will let me have some of her garden space )
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Old Sep 10, 2011, 12:31 AM
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WEll if you have the room and she will let you do it go for it . Would you belive it was all of dianes idea and she started it . She wanted to go pass the gate and then I put a stop to that one I did not want everbody to know about it and we did not want to kick dust onto our Nebors cars. They are good People and I felt it may have been a wrong idea to do it at the time . NOW i am happy just the way it is . We have hardly play on it at all this year. Been a strange summer weather wise.
THE only thing you could do is ask your wife. WITH Diane there was no asking she just went for it and in about 3 days had it done and were playing on it/
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Old Sep 10, 2011, 12:59 AM
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Hmmmmm....
I'm unsure about to top sides. Honest opinions welcome (go ahead, I can take it )
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Old Sep 10, 2011, 01:38 AM
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I like it looks good for sure. dont worry what others think . THEY can allways go out and do there own the way they want . ?? DON
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Old Sep 10, 2011, 01:40 AM
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This hobbie is about having fun and enjoying our models no matter what it may be . As you can see I do a little of everything or at least I use to now may be a different story again ;-(((((((((( Not sure but it is starting to look that way for sure. only time will tell . DON
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Old Sep 10, 2011, 12:49 PM
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seriously could this buggy get any better!! for sure the top sides .
@ rust nice track my wife would not ever ,never DID I SAY EVER GO FOR A TRACK IN THE YARD lol great work and nice buggy .
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Old Sep 10, 2011, 04:29 PM
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Well, I asked her Don....... she's still laughing her head off
Like I said... you've got one in a billion there Don.

OK rcphreak, I'll trust your judgment (thanks)
Here are updated prints with the top sides included.

Enjoy
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Old Sep 10, 2011, 11:30 PM
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Well in the morning I will show you another one of her ideas she wanted to set up
for 9-11 let say for now I have a couple new polls in the grown. When ever she gets an idea of some changing I end up for some reason diging in the
dirt or playing it in . ;-) I will let her see your note on what you said.
Something neat about marring a tom boy sometimes. DON
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Old Sep 10, 2011, 11:33 PM
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HEY Don is that a converstion for the body or is it something you dream up I am looking at the roll bars and the way they are fitting and how the body panels are held on?
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Old Sep 11, 2011, 12:44 AM
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No, they were replacement parts for Losi's mini desert buggy. Most of the running gear on the mini-t are the same on the buggy. The chasis parts needed to be ordered to convert a mini-t to a mini desert buggy.
I think it was around $30 total.
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