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jaykay 05-04-2013 05:34 PM

JK's MRC FJ Turned CC01 - Tas Australia.
 
Hey guys,

Thought I would share my scale build.

I had a few preferences when looking for a scale build to do.
1. Must be a hard body
2. Must be something different

I started off by purchasing a Scx10 roller from a Facebook sale, once I had the base to work off I started hunting for a body.

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps8a7e44d8.jpg

After searching around I stumbled upon a new Style FJ hardbody and bought it.

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps5f11fca0.jpg

When I received the body I found that the wheelbase needed to be shortened.

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...psf68b0b88.jpg

From lots or research looking into shortening the wheelbase and track width, I started looking into using losi axles to get the correct track width.

I abandoned that idea built the Scx up and sold it to a mate to purchase a Losi MRC roller.

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...psfb019c47.jpg

1.55 mud thrashers and steel rims

I swapped these out for a set of 1.55 Mickey Thompson MTZ

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps695bcaf6.jpg

I have plans to later add an interior so for now just whipped up a quick mounting plate.

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps15965a08.jpg

Test fitting the body


http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps9977a932.jpg


Mounted the electrics and this is how it sits right now.

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...psac6a784f.jpg



And a few flex shots

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps85918788.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...psdc22869d.jpg


My first run in the lounge room, suspension is way too soft massive body roll when turning corners.
Also steering was getting stuck at full lock.

Still got a fair bit of work todo before she has her first proper run.

This is how I test mounted the electrics ( still messy ATM )

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...pse480b96d.jpg


And some scale bits

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps9bc33e00.jpg


And some others to add

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps0ba73124.jpg

Let me know what you think ?
Keen to hear any suggestions.

Thanks.

Team KICKASS 05-12-2013 02:48 PM

Re: JK's MRC SAS'd FJ - Tas Australia.
 
hey mate, nice build. keen to see where it goes. the MRC truck you got now for the build i custom built for a mate to suit a bronco body. will be checking up on the progress.

Kurt

jaykay 05-22-2013 05:43 PM

Re: JK's MRC SAS'd FJ - Tas Australia.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Team KICKASS (Post 4318728)
hey mate, nice build. keen to see where it goes. the MRC truck you got now for the build i custom built for a mate to suit a bronco body. will be checking up on the progress.

Kurt

Hey Mate, really?
yeh I bought it off him a while back turned out to be just what I needed and he's helped me out with other bits too.

I havent had alot of time to dedicate to this project atm. First things I need to look at is the steering and the body roll. a guy from TCP said I should try SCX10 shocks so I might do that.

eddievedder 05-24-2013 09:29 AM

Re: JK's MRC SAS'd FJ - Tas Australia.
 
Very cool looking rig. It is deceiving though, because it looks like it sits stock but has a solid front axle. Nice job!

jaykay 06-23-2013 11:32 PM

Re: JK's MRC SAS'd FJ - Tas Australia.
 
Took the FJ with me to the Tas Radio Rock Crawlers comp yesterday.

used one of the scale courses as a testing ground to start tuning.

on the list I have to finish tuning
- add in bump stops of some sort to limit up travel.
- adjust the steering so it doesn't get stuck ( dude to servo horn / link being slightly to long )
- mount electrics fully ( atm using zip ties for a mock up )
- wire up the winch and lights.
- mount the rest of my scale gear.
- buy a 3channel rx/tx
- find a suitable bullbar


then I can start driving it.

here is a few test pics


http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps055063e6.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...pscd9577f9.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps39f4068f.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...psf1b6f017.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...pse81f6fca.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps067647d9.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps3285608e.jpg

after driving it for the first time yesterday I have found motivation to get her finished.

jaykay 06-26-2013 06:50 AM

Re: JK's MRC SAS'd FJ - Tas Australia.
 
Tonight job, was to install head lights and working brake lights.

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...psfcfd1a8d.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps4cc19b22.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...psb1c6bb5d.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps1f3788b5.jpg

I'm on the hunt for a bullbar to suit the FJ now.

jaykay 06-30-2013 06:22 PM

Re: JK's MRC SAS'd FJ - Tas Australia.
 
Got in some FJ time on the weekend.

mounted my spare

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps45e71b6c.jpg


put on some decals

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...psb045d7b1.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...psa997b260.jpg

put on my snatch strap

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps677c449d.jpg

and had a run in the garden

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps906ee80a.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps1bfc2b31.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps2135e19e.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps55c699f3.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...pse8db27bf.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps28c639ba.jpg

jaykay 06-30-2013 07:24 PM

Re: JK's MRC SAS'd FJ - Tas Australia.
 
Night time

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...psa8650504.jpg

jaykay 07-07-2013 03:58 AM

Re: JK's MRC SAS'd FJ - Tas Australia.
 
Got a bit more done today,

Added some scx10 rubber bump stops on the MRC shocks which has helped with body roll.

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps5368dd85.jpg

Also wired up my winch and its all working, used an old aerial tube to route the winch cable to clear the servo ( will get a pic forgot to take one )


http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps72886b46.jpg

Quick winch test video.

MRC FJ Cruiser winching SCX Honcho - YouTube

jaykay 07-09-2013 04:03 AM

Re: JK's MRC SAS'd FJ - Tas Australia.
 
Trail ran my FJ

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps7db3a319.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps89d9d0c3.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps68446d7e.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps6f7a9b3a.jpg

jaykay 07-25-2013 05:19 PM

New springs !
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/26/ny4emy5u.jpg

jaykay 07-29-2013 01:06 AM

So plugged in a battery on the FJ today and the motor smoked !!!

Safe to say its stuffed !!! Thinking ill ditch the Novak Brushless ESC setup and get something else.

Just have to find a good combo with a 380 size motor.

jaykay 10-23-2013 04:51 AM

Replaced the FJ esc / motor which cheap ones for now.


Also gave her a facelift

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/23/saga3y9u.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/23/sazasanu.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/23/apahy3ad.jpg

jaykay 08-06-2014 08:28 PM

Re: JK's MRC FJ Turned CC01 - Tas Australia.
 
Been quiet for a bit lost interest in the FJ for a while.

But she's now back on the trail

FJMKII

First things first I ditched the MRC and went for a CC01 chassis with a 50T motor


http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/07/e5upuge9.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/07/era8ypa6.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/07/e7y9upar.jpg

Also added a servo winch

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/07/asyre5az.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/07/emabe3yz.jpg

On the todo list, lock the front diff unsure which method to use.

Steering upgrade.


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