LEGO® Technic Instructions 8437 Future Car MOD
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The goal of this MOD was to improve on shortcomings often mentioned in reference to the original set while keeping its character & remaining within the base footprint. See below.
A dashboard was added & the stock seats were replaced with standard Technic versions braced to the chassis, allowing for added Figure compatibility. The canopy was raised by one stud to make this accommodation (their heads are so big). The driver’s steering wheel is still functional – the gearing was altered to suit moving the rack/pinion behind the front wheels.
By making more efficient use of the interior space, an upgrade was made from V4 to V6. The vertical play in the quick release design was overcome by adding a secondary point of alignment just below the fan.
The original model had rigid connections & linked rear trailing arms with no flex. Fully independent double-wishbone suspension has been implemented on the front, while the rear suspension now features a true live axle. Using softer shock absorbers allows the model to flex quite well under its own weight & the ground clearance is much improved.
The overall structure (specifically the Wings & HOG Steering) have been reinforced & properly braced. The model can now be easily picked up from the top without falling apart.