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Old 03-28-2009, 10:08 AM   #61
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Hey Chris, yet another saweet build bro, can you do me a favor ? i sold the cc-01 already lol and im looking to put mrc's under the Liberty, The favor i need is whats the track width to the outside of the wheels with those integys on the 10mm offset ?
Thanks man !! Josh.
Thanks Man..!! with the wheels/tires pictured, with the 10mm offset-from the outermost lug to the other outermost lug the overall measurment is exactly 7-1/4" Can't wait to see the Liberty with some MRC axles under it..!!

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They looked good on my Blazer

Hell Yeah Zach, I can't wait to get them on the sammy..!! Thanks again for building them the way you did - they are exactly what i was needing for this truck..!!
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:36 AM   #62
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Hell Yeah Zach, I can't wait to get them on the sammy..!! Thanks again for building them the way you did - they are exactly what i was needing for this truck..!!
Well I'm glad someone will put them to good use. They really are cool looking. The wheels could use paint if you ask me but at the same time they look pretty good white.

You'll have them in just a few days
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Old 03-28-2009, 06:45 PM   #63
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The best part about your builds Chris, is I don't have to read through it all before I vote........everything you do is 5 stars .
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:59 PM   #64
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LOL - Thanks C*H*U*D..!!

Well, This weekends task was to make a cool looking front bumper that would house the 3Racing winch I got for the Sammy.. I wanted to make something small and lightweight yet "scale" looking for the truck..I just started off by sketching a few designs on styrene, and basically built it on the fly..

Heres the starting sketch....



Instead of having the winch just sit on TOP of the bumper, I wanted it to take it a step further and I sunk the winch mount plate down into the bumper so the winch would sit down lower.. Heres the first few steps in making that happen..again, measure 4 times, cut once..




Next step was to make the front mounting plate that the roller fairlead will come thru.



Then it was time to make the lower half of the bumper plates. Here is mock-up against the body.. now i needed to figure out how to actually mount it to the trucks chassis..its starting to look like something now..





I ended up making an aluminum "L" bracket that will directly tie the actual winch to the front of the chassis, so it will hold and pull the weight of the truck, and not PULL the bumper clean off the truck..

Here it is again at the last mock-up stage. I added the end caps, and some clevis mounts to the front, then rounded ALL of corners on the bumper.. I also made clearance for the winch wires IN the top bumper plate on the passenger side, because once completed the body and bumper will almost touch..- yeah, its that tight of a fit..



Here we are after final prep and paint, and the installation of the winch..( now you can also see the lower "L" mounting bracket )



And, here it is ALL completed and installed on the truck.. Just need to finish wiring the winch, get a "real" winch HOOK and also get some "D" shackles, then I can call the front end "done"..!



you can also see in the pic below, i added windshield wipers too



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Old 03-30-2009, 12:16 AM   #65
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Beautiful. Stunning work as normal Chris. That bumper looks great on the Sammy. I've said it before and I'll say it again, your one hell of a builder

How do you mange to work on these projects all the time. what does your lady say?
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:02 AM   #66
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Man...that looks great. You've got me wanting to quit working on my Real Samurai 1:1 that's in the garage.....because I want to build one like this so bad ! That alone is an accomplishment...cause it's hard to get me out of the garage...LOL

Looks Awesome
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:39 AM   #67
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Oohh snap! .. that is hot .. very nice work mate .. I'm gonna go and get a second job so I can build one myself!
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:45 PM   #68
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Well, I recieved my wheel and tire package in the mail today from "Just Zach" and I gotta say that these were the element that was "missing" from this build the whole time..!! ( Thanks again Zach, they look AWESOME..!! )

Heres the "new" vs. "old" set-up, the rim diamater is what was making the Integy's just not look "scale" to me, these new wagon wheels look 1000% better IMO..!



SO -after making some custom wheel mounting washers, and using some aluminum wheel widners, I got them all mounted up- This is the look this thing was meant to have..!!









The "new" articulation shot..



I also made this custom mounting plate that rests above the rear shock towers inside the body for all that "extra" scale stuff that any wheeler' needs to have on hand..! .. Next up is the rear bumper, and spare tire carrier..! StayTuned..
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:54 PM   #69
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That looks spot on now.

Good work as usual.
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Much better with the new wheels and tires.
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:25 PM   #71
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that is one badass Sami Chris... killer job dude
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:25 PM   #72
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Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow!!!!!! Absolutly amazing work!!! Tires and wheels, and bumper= TOP NOTCH!!!!!!
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Wheels are looking more scale now....nice.

Love the fuel cell, hi-lift, tow strap, magazines and other accessories..

I have some 1-3/8" hard plastic rims on a little tonka jeep...I wonder if a guy could cut the hard tonka tires off of those and turn the excess and the backsides down to make them work?

I wonder what scale they'd be?

Hmmmm......
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:06 PM   #74
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What size wideners did you go with? and do you have a pic from straight on to see how wide the stance is?

Looking great man. The Brat wagon wheels are sweet! Are you going to paint the screw heads on the wheels white to "hide" them?
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Those just made that truck! Now I want them back, along with the Sami
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:31 PM   #76
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Sweet Sammy. Looks alot better with the new tires
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:05 PM   #77
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Thanks for the compliments guys..I'm SO Glad I got these from Zach, they worked out PERFECT..! I had some time this afternoon to get it outside with the new wheel and tire setup to try them out on the rocks and trails..Heres some pics from today..





















Well- I gotta say these new sneakers performed as great as they look..! They hook up great on most all surfaces, they stuff up nice and tight in the wheel wells, and also clean out nicely after getting clogged with loose dirt.. Oh- and to answer eddievedder's questions, I'm using 3/4" aluminum spacers, and I DID paint the black beadlock bolts white ( and I agree, they look MUCH better now man..! see below) More to come soon- Thanks for watching..!


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WOW....some of those pics were the kind where you have to do a double take to look at the chassis to make sure it's not a 1:1 Samurai !

Showed them to a buddy who stopped over and he said..."that's a sweet Sammy....you thinkin' about buying it ?"

He bout freaked when I told him it was an RC truck....
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The white bolts look much better, I always wondered if that's what made those look a little "off"
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I think it's a little bit too wide, but very nice Samurai over all. Though I'm a Land Cruiser guy, few of my friends have Suzukis, and I'm thinkin about a RC one.
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