May 2009 shopping!
Monster beetle body sets are commonly for sale, but they come with a Blitzer nose cone, so further looking turned up a Monster beetle nosecone (caked in plenty of coats of paint!).
The gear casings and suspension parts came as one lot for a not unreasonable price.
The servo saver was relatively expensive, but essential really.
The chassis plate was not too difficult to find, and I only needed this for reference to make the new carbon piece.