Root Beer Float

Root Beer Float

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Submitted By
John Beverly
Severn, MD, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title Root Beer Float
Vehicle Class Rock Crawler
Chassis Brand Vaterra
Chassis Model Twin Hammer
Body Brand Tamiya
Body Model VW Bug
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Vaterra
Speed Control Brand and Model Vaterra
Battery Brand and Model Turnigy Nano-Tech
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Austar Aluminum Wheels, air – Duratrax Deep Woods tires – no foam – air I used the freezer trick to get low air pressure and it works great
Shocks Brand and Model Banggood aluminum shocks that came with the aluminum upgrade kit, because they matched even though they aren't that great to use.
Axles Brand and Model Vaterra stock
Paint Brand and Model Testors
Graphics Brand and Model Home made on vinyl cutter – and random small decals
Scale Accessories Brand and Model I found a lime green roll cage from roller chassis I found Ebay of another brand that fits perfect. Also Aluminum parts from Banggood. (Steering slide, suspension control arms, etc.)
Light System Brand and Model Non working lights I found on Ebay.
Radio System Brand and Model Stock Vaterra Spektrum DX3E
Sound System Brand and Model No sound
Further Description/Back Story I wanted to refresh my Hammer to make it look TOTALLY different. I found a Tamiya bug body on Ebay and a new bare chassis of some other brand similar car and robbed the lime green roll cage and rear end support rods from it. I also found some slightly brown toned Austar aluminum wheels. I decided to come up with a paint color scheme around the brown and lime. I hunted for lime paint that was close and went with a tan and brown to finish it off. I made me think of the Root Beer color on my friends 57 Chevy so I named it the Root Beer Float since the tan was sort of French vanilla ice cream color. I cut the Root Beer Float from neon vinyl to set it off.

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