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Old 09-27-2021, 04:02 PM   #1
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Default My First Attempt at Bodywork (not scratch built)

Thought I'd post this up for anyone looking for some inspiration for their own suburban build.

There's still a ton of body work to do but she's all one piece now. I didn't take more shots of the body work or write down any of my measurements but I can take measurements cut-cut if anybody is interested in doing the same conversion.

The chassis is a TF2 LWB with a Frankenstein leaf spring set-up and massive 1" flex (it'll primary be a trail/trailer, lack of flex isn't a issue), SSD Pro44 axle, RC4WD 1.55 wheels (don't remember the name off the top of my head) and RC4WD Patigonia tires.

For the future, I want to do a full 3-seat interior, scale engine, barn doors on the rear and possibly a custom, one piece, floor pan/inner fender/body mount.

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Old 09-27-2021, 05:21 PM   #2
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This is awesome.

Don't see many suburban builds, glad to see it's not another k10!
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Old 09-27-2021, 05:27 PM   #3
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This is awesome.



Don't see many suburban builds, glad to see it's not another k10!
Thank you.

I needed a sort of scale suburban in my (ever growing) fleet, but the only body options I could find were too old (not necessarily a problem) or too new, and 3D printed. Which would take forever to do myself. I much prefer the square body burbs.

Hopefully this project will lead me to learning some new crafting skills as well seeing as how I may have to scratch build my own interior and barn doors.

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Thank you.

I needed a sort of scale suburban in my (ever growing) fleet, but the only body options I could find were too old (not necessarily a problem) or too new, and 3D printed. Which would take forever to do myself. I much prefer the square body burbs.

Hopefully this project will lead me to learning some new crafting skills as well seeing as how I may have to scratch build my own interior and barn doors.

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I hear ya lol. There's so many build ideas I have, but all the really cool ones keep getting pushed off because they won't be as capable. Hopefully after this VS410 build I'm doing I'll want a scale rig.

I had the great idea of printing bodies, but they take soo long

I love doing bodywork. I started a chop on my XtraCab but realized I don't like it on my VS410 so I scrapped that idea and threw my bronco on it. I'll always go hardbody for now on unless it won't work-like my VS410.
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I hear ya lol. There's so many build ideas I have, but all the really cool ones keep getting pushed off because they won't be as capable. Hopefully after this VS410 build I'm doing I'll want a scale rig.



I had the great idea of printing bodies, but they take soo long



I love doing bodywork. I started a chop on my XtraCab but realized I don't like it on my VS410 so I scrapped that idea and threw my bronco on it. I'll always go hardbody for now on unless it won't work-like my VS410.
I'm not interested in any competitions, so hard (heavy) bodies all the way.

If the finished truck turns out as well as I'm hoping, I might try my hand and building a custom trailer for it as well.

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Looks good so far, appears to be a fun, promising scale build.
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Old 02-11-2022, 01:46 AM   #7
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Any progress on this?
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Old 02-11-2022, 01:49 AM   #8
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Any progress on this?
Unfortunately, none worth note ATM. It's taking a lot more work than I have the motivation for lately. I think I've decided to print an 89 suburban I found instead. Maybe one day I'll finish this one.

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