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Old 01-25-2013, 11:29 PM   #1
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Default ScaleReady's Flatbed Hilux farm truck build

I got this roller in a trade. It is rolling on 1.9's currently, but it will have a set of 1.5's on it as soon as I get them in the mail. It will also sit a little bit lower as well. It had a bobbed bed on it, and a poorly done bob-job at that. I decided to ditch the bed, even though I really wanted a full bodied hilux, for once. I love the paint on this thing. It looks like an old weathered farm truck

I stripped it down to nothin, cleaned it up, and let the games begin!

As you can see in these first few pictures, I even attempted to remove the bed sides, to use them on a tube rear cage. Turns out they are bobbed uneven, also. Ever so slightly, but too much for my taste. I got my Dr. Pepper box, template on the frame for fitment.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:40 PM   #2
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Fast forward to it's current state. I copied the template over to sheet metal and got it all cut out. Had to do some minor massaging to get the tires to clear 100%.. No big deal. Built the headache rack out of 3/16" square stock.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:45 PM   #3
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The panel in the headache rack is 1/8" T-6 aluminum. I built some tabs on the back side of the rack, and drilled/tapped them for attaching the panel. Built a lower panel in the rear for tail lights and a possible tow hitch. Reinforced it on the backside. Built tabs on the rack for catching the two mounting holes on the back of the cab. I have plenty left to do still, so stay tuned. This is my first flatbed build too
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:49 PM   #4
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Plenty of clearance for the shocks to move around. The two screws inside the front bumper are where the cab mounts to the frame. I have a factory SCX 'frame-end' crossmember in the front that it is screwed to. Worked perfect
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:26 AM   #5
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I know this is very minor....but aren't those 1.9 wheels and tires.

This is going to be good.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:38 AM   #6
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I know this is very minor....but aren't those 1.9 wheels and tires.

This is going to be good.

Yeah, those are 1.9's on it. I couldn't wait to get the new wheels and tires on it before posting a thread.

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Old 01-26-2013, 07:36 PM   #7
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Read you dadgumm n00b!!

Looks awesome Phil, definetly different!! Needs a hay trailer or something
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:01 PM   #8
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looks good Phill your all hilux'd up now haha , Hey get a hold of me I need something haha
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:08 AM   #9
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Little more done to it. I think the bed is finished. Simple and clean.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:18 PM   #10
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I own this now, my hopes are to make a nice trail truck with this bed.

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Old 05-14-2013, 11:32 PM   #12
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Nice bed. I'd haul hay with it
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