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Old 02-19-2018, 04:38 PM   #1
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I've had this body a while. I didn't want to start cutting on it until I had a few builds under my belt. I think I'm ready. I'm still not sure what chassis I will use but I'm leaning toward the MST CFX. This body is nearly identical in size to the Tamiya Bronco. I only need to move the rear wheel wells back. I figured if I was going to do that I might as well drop the bed too. Here is what I'm starting with.

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Old 02-19-2018, 04:44 PM   #2
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Always liked that body since I first seen one. Will be watching.
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Old 02-19-2018, 07:29 PM   #3
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It's 9 inch WB like this. I should be able to get 10 without stretching the body.

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Old 02-20-2018, 08:11 AM   #4
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It's hard to decide on a chassis for this. I think this will work and allow me to keep the interior in tact, I hope. It looks like the shock towers are adjustable and the length is nearly perfect. I still have a set of D35's I havent found a home for that I might try on this. The width will probably be perfect.
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Old 02-20-2018, 06:55 PM   #5
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I finally got a chance to cut with sewing thread. It works great.

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Old 02-21-2018, 12:10 PM   #6
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Looking good. Always like seeing Bronco builds.
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:35 PM   #7
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nice. what chassis is that you posted above?
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:01 PM   #8
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nice. what chassis is that you posted above?
KYX I found at RC recycler. It seems to be a TF2 knock off. It's in the mail so I will be able to give more info when it arrives. I had never heard of it but the dimensions seemed right. If it doesn't work for this body I have the Tamiya Bronco body looking for a home as well.

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Old 02-22-2018, 07:00 AM   #9
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Old 02-22-2018, 08:27 AM   #10
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beautiful!!! always loved that color. looks great on your pop's EB.

looking forward to see more about that chassis.
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Old 02-22-2018, 03:20 PM   #11
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Not sure this will be the answer. It's a quality piece though.

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Old 02-22-2018, 03:40 PM   #12
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Here is a shortened beyond WB 1 Ascender chassis. It could possibly work with shorter shock towers.

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Old 02-24-2018, 12:07 PM   #13
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Harrison Ford stopped by to tell me how far back he wanted the wheel wells.

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Old 02-24-2018, 01:44 PM   #14
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I used .060 styrene. I used plastic weld then filled the small gaps with JB Weld. I'll cut new wheel well after it dries.

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Looking good. The ascender chassis looks like a good fit.
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Old 02-24-2018, 04:36 PM   #16
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Looking good. The ascender chassis looks like a good fit.
I found a TF2 SWB on Craigslist for a song. It's on the way. I'm thinking I would try to make the radius arms for the front. And keep the leafed rear. Maybe. I try to learn a new skill with each build. I have not mastered braising yet but I will have to do a cage if I drop the bed.

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Old 02-25-2018, 12:39 AM   #17
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Glad to see someone else using a mangler body!! I've been plugging away at mine the last few years as more tiny tire and swb options keep popping up. Here's one of the stages it was at, tore everything apart to change the chassis again.

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Old 02-25-2018, 06:40 PM   #18
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Wheel wells moved. Working on fitting the flares.

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Old 02-26-2018, 12:23 AM   #19
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Anything in particular you want to see? Its just sitting on the shelf waiting to get finished lol

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Old 02-26-2018, 05:29 AM   #20
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i'd like to see the underside of your body where the patch was installed. Also are those D35 axles on it in 1 of the pictures?
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