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Old 06-26-2022, 09:42 PM   #1
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Got a TF2 SWB a little while ago when RC4WD was having a sale. I was going to put a Wrangler body on it, but then I decided to do a project I've been rolling around my head for some time now.

I started with the Tamiya Bronco body, cut the top off and started a styrene half cab. Then, I modified the TF2 with a set of the original machined K44's with the 3:1 gearing. I had them waiting in the wings to do this build with them. I converted the front to a 3-link/panhard set up, just like the 1:1, and kept the leafs in the back but had to do some shock work. Still needs some tweeking, but it works for now.

I'm planning a full interior including the bed area. This will also be getting a second Bronco body with a full cab and some off-road bumpers and other things.

The rims and tires were also modified to fit the bill.

All I have is a single pic for now...enjoy.
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Old 06-26-2022, 09:47 PM   #2
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Following. Looks like a fun project to be doing.
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Old 06-26-2022, 09:57 PM   #3
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Off to a great start! Cant wait to see this one done! Love me a half cab bronco!

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Old 06-26-2022, 10:14 PM   #4
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Very cool. I like EBís


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Iím going to have to subscribe. I owned a Bronco 1/2 cab 30 + years ago , had to sell it because I had 2 Broncoís . The other one is in my garage .
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Old 06-20-2023, 06:44 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard, although I've had to put everything on hold for the moment. Life dealt us a pretty heavy blow last fall with my wife being diagnosed with a brain tumor. Other than work every day, I spend most of my time tending to her needs.

Hoping to get back to it soon.
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Old 06-21-2023, 05:12 PM   #7
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Life does have priorities . Prayers sent your way from an early Bronco fan .
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All the best to you and your family brother.
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Life does have priorities . Prayers sent your way from an early Bronco fan .
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All the best to you and your family brother.
Thank you.
She's on the mend, but we have a long road ahead before she can walk again.


Since I had a little alone time yesterday, I finished the cab assembly and in my excitement to be back at it, I forgot to take pics. I'm gonna try to work on the bed today.
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Wife has been doing very well with her recovery, so I managed to spend some time at the bench working on the rear bed. Tailgate inner panel is next...maybe tomorrow.
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Finished the bed for now.
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Yes, life is harsh sometimes, thank God your wife is on the mend! You may already know, but look into more organic/natural diet, cut back sugar and processed foods (definitely no sugar free junk as it's even worse) prayers sent y'alls way!
Bronco looks fantastic, I love early Broncos especially with the half cab, buddy has a couple of them and they are super capable even with minimal mods and some not to tall tires. TF2 is a great scale chassis, love my leafer.
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That bed is off the hook the cab looks good to but damb
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Yes, life is harsh sometimes, thank God your wife is on the mend! You may already know, but look into more organic/natural diet, cut back sugar and processed foods (definitely no sugar free junk as it's even worse) prayers sent y'alls way!
Bronco looks fantastic, I love early Broncos especially with the half cab, buddy has a couple of them and they are super capable even with minimal mods and some not to tall tires. TF2 is a great scale chassis, love my leafer.
Thanks for the prayers and advice...much appreciated. I am a die-hard Jeep fan but the early Bronco does have a nostalgic position in my past. Love the 70's!

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That bed is off the hook the cab looks good to but damb
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It's difficult sometimes to get the correct look based on incorrectly manufactured bodies, although, the Tamiya Bronco is probably the best looking.
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