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Old 05-04-2013, 06:34 PM   #1
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Default 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.



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



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



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.



1.55 mud thrashers and steel rims

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



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



Test fitting the body





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





And a few flex shots






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 )




And some scale bits




And some others to add



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

Thanks.

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Old 05-12-2013, 03:48 PM   #2
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Default 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
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:43 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:29 AM   #4
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Default 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!
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:32 AM   #5
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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
















after driving it for the first time yesterday I have found motivation to get her finished.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:50 AM   #6
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Tonight job, was to install head lights and working brake lights.









I'm on the hunt for a bullbar to suit the FJ now.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:22 PM   #7
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Got in some FJ time on the weekend.

mounted my spare




put on some decals





put on my snatch strap



and had a run in the garden











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Old 06-30-2013, 08:24 PM   #8
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Night time

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Got a bit more done today,

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



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 )




Quick winch test video.

MRC FJ Cruiser winching SCX Honcho - YouTube
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Trail ran my FJ







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Old 07-25-2013, 06:19 PM   #11
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New springs !
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:06 AM   #12
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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.
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Replaced the FJ esc / motor which cheap ones for now.


Also gave her a facelift





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Old 08-06-2014, 09:28 PM   #14
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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








Also added a servo winch





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

Steering upgrade.
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