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eddievedder 02-11-2014 06:50 PM

Slicktop SAS'ed FJ Cruiser
 
A lot of you now know through my "For Sale" ads, that The past few months have been extremely difficult for myself and my family. As I have been selling off most of my prize possessions (RC related), I did manage to keep a few bodies and parts for some future builds as this hobby can be very therapeutic at times. When I dug up this RTR RC Toy FJ Cruiser , I was going to sell it as well, but, I decided to keep it since it had potential. I tested it as is on our hardwood floor and did some drifting. Has head and tail lights too!!

OK so on to the build.

Specs:
Loaded MRC with metal lockouts, Cs, knuckles, ball bearings, metal diff and tranny lockers, Holmes mini torque master motor, Metal gear servo with metal horn, Basic MRC electronics-
Chassis: The rare K2 Point Five for MRC
Shocks: Super smooth Mini LST
Wheels: Gearhead 1.55 UTE 8 lug beadlocks
Tires: RC4WD 1.55 Mickeys MTZ
Body: Officially Licensed Toyota FJ Cruiser body 1/12 scale- made by SchuangXing-Total oddball body and I have only seen two of these, but it has a full interior. Wheel base is 8.75" No roof rack, hence "Slicktop"

Body!!!

Here are a few pics of the 1/12 scale body next to a Nikko body. Nikko is the yellow one.
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psettlkq3z.jpg
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psj1vmkria.jpg

Next to the China made FJC body which is smaller than the Nikko body.
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psicflt9xt.jpg

Officially Licensed
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps7kpufjve.jpg

Highly detailed though some things kind of throw me off like the "euro" side marker on the side of the body.
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...pshdyi3w1b.jpg
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...pstzwvt8hb.jpg
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psdz6viilr.jpg

TOYOTA steering wheel. Sweet
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...pspdo542lq.jpg
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psnxrxlkdj.jpg

I have always liked this SAS's 1.1 FJ Cruiser so…
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps5249a030.jpg

I quickly swapped MRC running gear into my only K2 Point Five chassis.
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...pskcmn2ryo.jpg

Tear down of the body
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psgvtufg70.jpg

Neat Dashboard/steering wheel
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psawaihhca.jpg

Wheelbase adjusted to 8.75"
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...pslvfzsbfq.jpg

Body mock up shots. I am going to do my best to incorporate the interior. Also I am going to leave this rig it's "factory" blue color. I removed the front grill as I am going to paint it for a throwback FJ40 look.
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psoegikk9k.jpg
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psq4vymswa.jpg
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...pszc35pgkr.jpg


That is all for now. Waiting on the 1.55 wheels/tires from RPP Hobby

eddievedder 02-14-2014 12:36 PM

Re: Slicktop SAS's FJ Cruiser
 
I maintained most of the interior parts.

http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psvpr3od6c.jpg

Interior, and bottom view. I am going to make a skid plate for the rear to cover the battery.
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psyeojebzl.jpg
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...pstatmnhzy.jpg
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psxfy95tcc.jpg

Proper solid axle up front. Built.
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...pstb744ymh.jpg

Ahhhhh RPP Hobby delivery…
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...pslxrbxrl0.jpg
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psen66xoiz.jpg

Much more better-er. I m going to doll up the wheels with some scale acorn nuts and beadlock bolts too. I painted the front bezel white and the door handles white as well. I like the white front and white roof. Retro FJ40 look.
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...pstdzjjftf.jpg
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psmlzdkeyi.jpg
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psxnlvwahc.jpg

Stock bumper wings or not? I need to trim up the front bumper to clear the tires so it is going to be tough to keep the bumper wings.
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psrzb3znbt.jpg
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps3jqifdbo.jpg

kakachille 02-14-2014 02:53 PM

Re: Slicktop SAS's FJ Cruiser
 
How do the losi axles look under the Nikko fj

Ramination 02-14-2014 03:12 PM

Re: Slicktop SAS's FJ Cruiser
 
Damn, I had no idea there was an FJ interior out there! Thanks for the heads up!

And I say forget the stock bumper wings...forget the stock bumper all together. A FJ like that needs a real bumper! "thumbsup"

eddievedder 02-14-2014 05:55 PM

Re: Slicktop SAS's FJ Cruiser
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kakachille (Post 4672487)
How do the losi axles look under the Nikko fj

Way to small!


Quote:

Originally Posted by Ramination (Post 4672505)
Damn, I had no idea there was an FJ interior out there! Thanks for the heads up!

And I say forget the stock bumper wings...forget the stock bumper all together. A FJ like that needs a real bumper! "thumbsup"

As for the interior, it is very detailed. There is one if these rare 1/12 FJs on eBay right now for $130 buy it now. The interior could work in your FJ body as yours is slightly smaller than the nikko.

As for the bumper, I think I'm going to make one. Something simple.

pardonmyn00b 02-14-2014 06:33 PM

Re: Slicktop SAS's FJ Cruiser
 
We should SAS our FJs when we grow up.

That's a nicely detailed body. It's cool that the wings are separate pieces like the real ones.

Szczerba 02-14-2014 06:41 PM

Re: Slicktop SAS's FJ Cruiser
 
Very nice blend of parts you have there.

1BadJeepBruiser 02-15-2014 06:38 AM

Re: Slicktop SAS's FJ Cruiser
 
Cool truck

pardonmyn00b 02-15-2014 07:10 AM

Is that a Hummer?

eddievedder 02-15-2014 10:00 AM

Re: Slicktop SAS's FJ Cruiser
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pardonmyn00b (Post 4672701)
We should SAS our FJs when we grow up.

That's a nicely detailed body. It's cool that the wings are separate pieces like the real ones.

I might SAS the front of my real FJ turk but I think I'm gonna independent rear suspension.
Yeah I like the wings that they come off. Would be cool trail damage to tear one off.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Szczerba (Post 4672708)
Very nice blend of parts you have there.

Thank you sir!

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1BadJeepBruiser (Post 4673152)
Cool truck

Cool post

Quote:

Originally Posted by pardonmyn00b (Post 4673166)
Is that a Hummer?

A what?!?

pardonmyn00b 02-15-2014 01:31 PM

Oh, it's a PT Cruiser. Sorry!

kakachille 02-17-2014 10:29 PM

Re: Slicktop SAS's FJ Cruiser
 
Thanks for the reply builds looking sweet

eddievedder 03-03-2014 02:14 PM

Re: Slicktop SAS's FJ Cruiser
 
So I decided for now to stick with a stock-ish look. Re-worked and trimmed the front bumper to clear the tires and full turn/flex.

I like it
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...pssomypzro.jpg

I made some basic sliders for it and the flat black paint is drying as I type.

I like the detail and proportions of this body.

http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psfujakh4i.jpg
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psbny2qq5c.jpg

I am blinging up the wheels a bit. Started on one. Still waiting for some bolts but I think its gonna look sweet when all four, plus the spare are done.
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psjjonioew.jpg

eddievedder 03-12-2014 01:17 PM

Re: Slicktop SAS's FJ Cruiser
 
I finished adding bling to the 1.55 Gear Head Beadlocks

I made some center caps too. Well I didn't make them but they were GMade anodized red and I hit them with flat black then sanded all the red and black off, leaving a little black detail.

http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psjvxcj4kk.jpg


Flexy
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psya5i5kqh.jpg

Simple solid steel sliders.
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps3okeh2ef.jpg


Im gonna make a skid plate for the rear to cover the battery, then I am going to start wheeling it as is and make improvements as needed. Should be a fun little rig with all the MRC upgrades and HH motor!

fourxfunk 03-12-2014 11:18 PM

Man this thing is sweet! I just picked up a Nikko body for my scx and will be following for inspirations.

eddievedder 03-14-2014 10:19 AM

Re: Slicktop SAS's FJ Cruiser
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fourxfunk (Post 4707107)
Man this thing is sweet! I just picked up a Nikko body for my scx and will be following for inspirations.

Those Nikko bodies are great. This one was "different" so it was fun to build. Thanks, I'll be sure to check out your build.

eddievedder 03-17-2014 10:50 AM

Re: Slicktop SAS's FJ Cruiser
 
OK with the FJ Cruiser Charity build off Official FJ Cruiser Charity Build Off for the Fallon Jade Fundraiser - Scale 4x4 R/C Forums going on right now I had to tidy up this one and put it away for a bit to get cracking on my build off entry FJC. I charged up the battery and drove it around the house. It works really well and needs minor tweaking. Im looking forward to getting it on some rocks to see how it handles and how these tires hook up.



I added some stickers for more horsepower.
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psgpnb1ikh.jpg

Spare tire/wheel to match.
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps2ujegjbl.jpg

I left the front wheel nut covers/center caps off. I like the look.
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psxn2ackod.jpg


Little brother from the show room floor
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...pscfmohqss.jpg

The same 1/12 scale FJC, just in yellow
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psgsx6dc1o.jpg
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps6pejykw5.jpg
http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psf3mopmwb.jpg

GREEDY GENIUS 03-22-2014 11:22 PM

Re: Slicktop SAS's FJ Cruiser
 
Looks good man,wheels bring it out.

eddievedder 09-02-2014 09:00 PM

Re: Slicktop SAS's FJ Cruiser
 
Well I finally took this little beast out on its first run. I wasn't shocked at all how well it handled. Not much tweaking to do. I need to build a proper front bumper for it though.

http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...pscf3pgxy5.jpg

http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psuu7ofsid.jpg

http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psymstzkbf.jpg

http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...psbhrwnzek.jpg

http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps9honcbvr.jpg

Lost a few headlock bolts….

1BadJeepBruiser 09-02-2014 11:00 PM

Re: Slicktop SAS's FJ Cruiser
 
I have some extra bead locks bolts for you. I wanna go back out to that spot with some of my trucks


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