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Old 02-16-2014, 02:11 PM   #1
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Transfered this over from another site I had it posted on. Whoo hoo instant build thread!

Well I saw this little suzuki samurai @ Rausch Creek the last time I was up there. Then the other day I was cruzin RPP's site and saw this little guy and couldn't resist:

Here's the 1:1



And here's the body I picked up:



Stole the front axle out of the Chevy for this build:






Here's what I've got done so far:









Got the running gear all done. Man it was a beotch trying to fit everything in the front with no space under the little sammi's hood. Had to angle the gear motor so the driveline angles wouldn't bind up which caused me to make a special angled mount for the servo that sits directly below the motor. Took it for a test run and seems to work well, here's some more pics:












More tube work done! Coated everything in flat black, then took it for a test run over the golden crack. New obsticle I added to Hell's Revenge course. Here's a video of the real thing:

The Golden Crack - YouTube













Got some more of the roof tubing and rear bracing done, added the propane tank and started the dash. It flexes pretty good for being leafed in the front and back!










Added the steering wheel and some stickers to match the 1:1







Nothing like a little recycling for the seats, had some old metal cabinets that were here when we bought the house:








Front stinger:






Almost done:




The suzuki's:



Removable soft top:


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Old 02-16-2014, 03:28 PM   #2
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Awesome little samurai you've built. Nice job
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Old 02-16-2014, 04:11 PM   #3
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That thing looks great!
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:32 PM   #4
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This little thing is GREAT!!! What is the wheelbase?
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:57 PM   #5
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This little zook is awesome.
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:30 AM   #6
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You actually made a samurai look cool. Haha, seriously though, awesome job.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:50 AM   #7
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That came out great.Always liked Samurais.
X2 on the wheelbase.More info please.
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:07 PM   #8
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Thanks guys, wheelbase is 8"
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:32 PM   #9
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Such a neat build!!!!!!
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:06 PM   #10
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Few more pics in it's evolution:




And here's where it's at today, liked the super swamper TSL look instead of the pitbulls













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Old 02-17-2014, 09:19 PM   #11
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Totally bad arse!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:20 AM   #12
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swampers deffinately "fit" the truck better.

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Old 02-18-2014, 10:30 AM   #13
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Like the cut down and sanded stompers alot!!! Rig looks awesome. I enjoy having a short wheelbase, low articulation rig to run around with. Sharpens the driving skills and is a major challenge to get around which = a good time to me!

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Old 02-18-2014, 10:56 AM   #14
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straight dope!
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:55 PM   #15
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Those mini 44 axles are great under there. Just plain old cool build. Great work
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:09 AM   #16
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I used to look for those axles all the time and have never been lucky
enough to find em on rc4wd.. Always out of stock...
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Wow! That's Awesome! You should bring it to rausch for one of the EPA comps. We crawl side by side with the 1:1's 3 times a year. It's a great weekend out.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:29 AM   #18
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Lookin good!
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:45 PM   #19
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I enjoy seeing this little rig everytime you bring it out, cool to see how it was built. Can we see more pics of your course?
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:43 PM   #20
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can i tell them what its really called?
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