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Old 05-09-2012, 09:40 AM   #1
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I posted this up on scale4x4 but haven't really got any feedback so I decided to finish the build up over here. Its a 1970's Tonka jeepster based body using mrc axles. I started with a mrc pro roller and a stock Tonka jeepster. I used the losi 1.9 wheels and tires for build up. I'm going to run voids and the new baja mtz tires on it. Here's some build pictures.
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Here's how it sits as of yesterday. Finally starting the finish assembly.
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Let me know what you all think.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:24 AM   #2
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Looking really nice!
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:24 PM   #3
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Liking it alot,good that its different.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:46 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, just waiting on my 1.55 wheels and tires then it'll be done.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:13 AM   #5
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Got the headlights and tail lights done, got enough extra lights in my kit to put some rocklight on it to once I figure out where to mount them. Wheels and tires will be here tomorrow and my driver showed up today. Woohoo! It's almost done! Oh and I drove it tonight. Super top and rear heavy. Needs some front tire weights and it'll be fine.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:27 AM   #6
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Turned out nice man! Can't wait to see it on the 1.5's
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:06 PM   #7
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Well after driving it for a while I need to outboard my rear shocks and get longer upper links. But all in all performs ok. Deffinately heavy though.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:07 PM   #8
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Turned out nice man! Can't wait to see it on the 1.5's
Thank you I'm pretty pleased with it, wheels should be here today.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:23 PM   #9
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I have an old tonka jeep almost exactly like that. Looks good, gonna look great with the 1.55s mounted up

What tires are you gonna run?
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:39 PM   #10
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Planning on running the Micky Thompson baja mtz but now I'm thinking the rock crushers might be a better fit. I'll have to wait and see. Wheels didn't show up today like they were supposed to.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:22 PM   #11
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I like the metal body....that should prove to be fun in regards to scaleless all around.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:07 AM   #12
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The only downside to it right now is it's super top heavy which is creating problems getting suspension tuned.
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:47 PM   #13
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You should add weight to the wheels and perhaps add knuckle weights to put the weight where you want it - the axles.

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Old 05-15-2012, 04:09 PM   #14
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I had my 1:1 72 jeepster set for blue as well. ended up paintin it yellow though for some reason
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:16 PM   #15
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I've got some lead fishing weight to put in the wheels and some sticky wheels weights for the axles to even out the weight issue. Hopefully some thicker oil in the back shocks will help too. I really considered yellow as a color actually.
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:12 PM   #16
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Got to drive the jeep a bit.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:31 PM   #17
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Cool looking build. Nice work
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:38 AM   #18
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this is awesome i like it.. i would totally try a metal body
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:26 AM   #19
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I've been thinking about one of these. What's the width on the body? Looks like maybe 5"?
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:11 PM   #20
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The body is really narrow. My Losi axles are stock width and 3/4 of the tire stick outside the body. I'll measure for you tonight.
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