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Old 06-29-2019, 08:56 AM   #61
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Yeah its a really tight need setup I didn't want any extra electronics visible inside the cabin!

Only thing I can think of now is changing the esc cables for the motor to orange so they look like "HV" cables and doing some similar treatment to the rest of the wiring or making tiny cable combs to tighten it all up an make it look like a EV conversion.

And thinking about adding more detail to my dash model... wondering if I can have hallows inside the dash for the ac ducts and making the front bezel for the gauge cluster a 2mm thick part with a slight hallow in the dash for decals and plastic to simulate glass...

Still wish I could find a smaller thorough light system. I have a GT power light system an its bigger than my ecs an receiver combined.. but it does have every light you can think of including extras for a old school light bar
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Old 07-05-2019, 06:43 PM   #62
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New dash been printed out and I feel like it'll look really nice once cleaned up an painted. Just have to remember to put some blue tap in the vent holes so they keep that plastic finish inside. OH! and the gauge bezel came out nice just having some under extrusion with my printer with this one part for whatever reason so mr hobby putty to the rescuse.

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Old 07-10-2019, 09:42 PM   #63
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figured I'd post up another photo of the little samurai outside and another picture with the wipers glued into place.



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Old 07-11-2019, 11:28 AM   #64
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Also printed out a little bracket that hangs onto the motor to let me hold the esc in place. really will clean up the engine bay a lot!



Thinking about print out some things to either replace the top of the servo or cover it to make it look like partially a radiator/shroud with a coolant res off the side. Not gonna make a fake engine to go over the esc an motor but I can try to make it look like a ev conversion!.
Sweet, great idea! You need ond of those Prius "Hybrid Synergy Drive' emblems!

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Made a 88.5ish style grill that has larger openings so you can see the radiator more easily
I like it, looking like the real deal.

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Nice color, Don't worry about blemishes, it'll just get scratched up trailing anyways. ;)
Like the added Turbo hood scoop.
Tight little package..
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:14 PM   #65
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I totally could or something along those lines for a hazard high voltage bumper sticker or something.
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Old 07-25-2019, 06:04 PM   #66
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I think I'm starting to go over the deep end
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Old 07-27-2019, 10:08 PM   #67
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Print came out pretty good now to just work on finishing touches before getting the hood interior panted up carefully.
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Old 07-27-2019, 10:54 PM   #68
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That does look good.
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Old 08-05-2019, 09:03 AM   #69
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Thanks! Sorry about the slow updates I've been busy fixing my 1:1 samurai.. Had to put a new engine in it and my new throwout bearing just gave up after 200miles.
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Old 08-16-2019, 12:21 PM   #70
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Took a poor photo of the under hood details I plan on adding.
Battery/battery tray/battery terminal and clamps
Master cylinder/brake booster/brake fluid res.
Air box and air pipe (might change up the tubing as it's to be something thing like a filter for a brushed ev system or something)

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Old 08-16-2019, 11:14 PM   #71
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battery progress! its loosely a little smaller then a 51 series optima though I didn't have any red abs so light green it is!. It also has separate battery posts using the raw filament and then tiny little battery clams with holes in the clamps for some wire for the 12V leads.


Realizing though I'm gonna need to get more insane with cable management on my underhood stuff though o.o

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Adding the picture of the teeny tiny master cylinder/brake booster assembly and yes that reservoir is hollow and thats the cap at the bottom of the picture!


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Old 08-31-2019, 12:37 PM   #72
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Nothing to fancy on this update just cutting down some sunglasses microfiber cloth to fit as "carpet" in the little samura. was a pain in the @#!% to superglue an then quickly press an stretch it in. Its not perfect but its about what I'd expect from a 30+ year old 4x4.



I need to get a fresh hobby knife to clean up the edges a bit more so it looks a heck of a lot nicer and well clean up the dash more but its coming along!

Oh here is a fresh picture of the underhood!

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