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This instructable started many years ago... in the late 1970s to be exact.

My older brothers had these amazing gas powered dune buggies, and I wanted one too. Alas, I was a little to young at the time to be handling such gas-powered awesomeness (sigh).

Fast forward to modern day; I'm older and more responsible. It's dune buggy time!

No such luck... Cox International is still in business, but they don't make the Dune Buggy or Sandblaster any more. Ugh!

Off to eBay then... holy cats! $400 for vintage kit? I think not.

Time to take matters into my own hands - and recreate the dune buggy of my childhood. Attached, are the 3D models ready for printing. Alternatively, they are available on Thingiverse or the editable model can be had on Tinkercad.

Step 1: Assembly

Hardware is pretty basic...

  • M3 X .5 8mm Socket Cap Screws
  • M3 X .5 12mm Socket Cap Screws
  • M3 X .5 Press-fit Expansion Insert ( McMaster : 94510A240 )
  • M3 X .5 Hex Nut
  • M3 Flat Washer
  • 10 X 4 X 3 bearings

Non-printable components.

  • 2 X Continuous Rotation Micro Servos ( Adafruit )
  • 1 X High-torque Micro Servo ( Adafruit )
  • AA Battery Pack ( Adafruit )
  • Grifiti 2" Silicone Bands ( Grifiti )

Tools / Supplies

<p>Are gazab::;;:((amazing</p>
So cool!!!?
I can not remember the brand, but such a buggy was one of my favored models after glueing the plastc kit together back in the early seventies. Thanks for sharing the files.
<p>cool!</p>

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