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Old 12-30-2014, 11:42 PM   #61
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Apart from little details, I can safely say that this little PT Cruiser is DONE. Thank you vendors for helping me finish up this awesome project!

Parts list:

RC4WD Gelande II
Nikko FJ Cruiser body
A tiny bit of styrene work
RC4WD K44
RC4WD Yota 2
RC4WD Hammer Transfercase
RC4WD R3 transmission
RC4WD Warn locking hubs
RC4WD 80mm black coilovers
RC4WD 90mm Ultimate Scale shocks
RC4WD 35T Crawler Motor (sealed can)
RC4WD Dick Cepek Fun Country 1.9
Vanquish Products .225 hubs
Locked Up RC Trail Ready Inspired beadlock rings with black hardware
Locked Up RC 4-40 Acorn lug nuts
DCW custom 1.9s
Axial Wildboar (OG)
Tekin FXR with BEC
Tactic TSX45 servo
Futaba R2004GF receiver
Sky Lipo 1000mah 2S
Pardonmyn00b FJ Cruiser dash, windshield and snorkel
Krawler Konceptz license plate
MTHead metal emblems
Axial Corbeau seats

Picture thingies: Video coming soon!




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Old 01-02-2015, 10:47 AM   #62
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That second picture is awesome!!!! Looks real. Nice job Lent
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Old 01-07-2015, 05:05 PM   #63
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That second picture is awesome!!!! Looks real. Nice job Lent
Thank you very much! It has been a ton of fun to build.
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:20 PM   #64
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4 years later... I still have this thing surprisingly!

It was time for Ol' Yela to get some braces (or a Metaltech front bumper) since it was old enough- Plus, Charlie kept on reminding me.





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Old 04-07-2020, 08:19 AM   #65
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Great to see you still have it. Have you used it much?
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Old 04-07-2020, 06:47 PM   #66
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Great to see you still have it. Have you used it much?
It’s a rare sight to see the OG builder still have their own creation after all of these years.

I do bring it out on occasion and to a locals’ backyard crawl park. It’s mostly an art piece to me so preserving it is a big deal. Plus it only uses a 1000mah 2S lipo.
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Old 04-14-2020, 05:14 AM   #67
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Mate it’s awesome, credit to you for keeping it.
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That's a bad ass rig. I'm glad to see you've kept it.
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Old 04-23-2020, 08:38 AM   #69
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Thanks guys! It has actually been tinkered with and drastically improved performance wise, for a hardbody anyway.


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Old 04-27-2020, 11:39 PM   #70
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More mods we haven’t see yet? Do share haha
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Old 04-29-2020, 01:35 PM   #71
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More mods we haven’t see yet? Do share haha

Nothing really picture worthy, honestly. Just messed with the link geometry and locations using existing holes/standoffs in the frame to relocate the links up and out of the way and to get rid of the massive Gelande II transfercase “shovel” skid.

I, then tackled the lack of suspension movement up front by c notching the frame so that the panhard and draglink had more clearance under full stuff on the passenger and full steering turning left. Also improving the geometry of the panhard by making it a few mm longer.

Front and rear axles float as they should, now with awesome pinion angles and a flat belly. Also added some weight on the rear axle by installing a pair of clamp “rollers” (they can be found at a hardware store) on the ends.


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Old 05-03-2020, 08:53 AM   #72
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Welp, Charlie is at it again. Nagging me for a rear bumper and has that stimulus check burning a hole in his pocket.

So he ended up with a new tire carrier!




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Old 05-03-2020, 09:07 PM   #73
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What bumper is that? I have that same body just waiting to be built. Thanks
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Old 05-06-2020, 11:13 PM   #74
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What bumper is that? I have that same body just waiting to be built. Thanks

I’d say that’s the HPI Venture rear bumper.


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I’d say that’s the HPI Venture rear bumper.


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That is correct. A very heavily modified rear bumper.


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Old 11-04-2020, 07:37 PM   #76
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Looks like Charlie was tired of the axles after 5 years, so I treated him to some new VS4-10 D44 axles. I’m too sweet to him sometimes.





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Old 11-07-2020, 11:23 PM   #77
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I still absolutely love this build.. is it too late to call dibs?
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