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motorman1600 08-14-2008 02:35 AM

First try at a scale rig. FJ Cruiser
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Here's what I ended up with.
Axial axles Narrowed
Axial trans
Home made chassis
Old Losi buggy shocks
FX-R Speed control
HPI stock car wheels
Wrangler tires from ??? I want to get Prowler's
Mip front CVD's narrowed
RCP front knuckles and carriers
RCP rear straight axles Narrowed

I like the look, but I need a more realistic looking chassis and shocks.

mississippirocs 08-14-2008 04:19 AM

I really like the track width of the axles. Did you take any pics while you were narrowing the axles? How did you do it?

eddievedder 08-14-2008 05:41 AM

Looks good so far.

X2 on pics of narrowing the axles

motorman1600 08-14-2008 12:40 PM

Narrowed Axial axles
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Here are a few pics of how I did it. Cut and shape the housing.Make sure it is square becuuse it helps keep the carrier tight and in line. Use alum. knuckles so you can hog out the inside for a better fit.You can keep more material on the housing if you enlarge the inside of the carrier. Cut and grind the axles. You have to use the thicker axles like MIP for the front or RCP for the rear. The screws keep the outer bearing from moving to far inside the housing.You can cut and weld the small shafts, but the thicker ones end up like they came from the factory only shorter.

Brandon 08-14-2008 12:43 PM

WOW that last picture looks SOOO real "thumbsup" Nice work.

O.C.D. 08-14-2008 12:55 PM


Originally Posted by Nluvwithxlr8ing (Post 1302463)
WOW that last picture looks SOOO real "thumbsup" Nice work.

X2! That looks awesome for an FJ, lol.

countryboy4life 08-14-2008 02:29 PM

X3 that pic looks real!!!! "thumbsup""thumbsup" Nice rig man!!

Blazerbogger 08-14-2008 03:16 PM

The tires practically make the truck. Where are they from? Great job on narrowing the axles!

luis 08-14-2008 03:27 PM

looks good man, nice and simple.

btw, those tires are "flywheels" brand

SMFtwstdHICK 08-14-2008 03:56 PM

Yep, got one of those flywheels as my spare. I was going to use a whole set on my 1.9 Bronco. But, way too small looking..

Looks good on yours man."thumbsup"

1BadJeepBruiser 08-14-2008 05:49 PM

Awesome job on narrowing the axials they came out great. Truck looks very realistic"thumbsup"

motorman1600 08-17-2008 05:07 PM

FJ tire update
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I bought a set of prowler ties. They work very well. They might not look as good as the flywheels, but I would rather have a little fun crawling over my rocks in the back.

ThunderbirdJunkie 08-17-2008 05:56 PM

WOW, That is NICE.

Where'd you get the scale MT/R's? I need five!

*EDIT* saw the brand...googling:D

MRCking 07-13-2010 05:41 PM

Any company going to step up?
Hmmm. I get so frustrated looking at these great ideas and thinking why doesnt someone sell these! Many just make the same OEM tired parts in purple blue red. Why not be a real new to market company.

I saw one guy with a 150K cad CNC insane, making replica parts of OEM axial etc..... WHY????? same effort to make WANTED PARTS!!!!!!

NARROW AXLES!!!!! VOTE ME IN."thumbsup"

Tklan Crawler 07-13-2010 06:31 PM

Looks good bill.Keep up the good work.

Mg-rover1 07-13-2010 06:35 PM

I agree on the axle mod...Awesome job!

XxRockStar199xX 07-13-2010 07:18 PM

great job i like it better with the prowlers

jzay76 08-17-2010 08:39 AM

This is a help full thread, thanks! "thumbsup"

constantmotion 08-17-2010 10:45 AM


Originally Posted by ThunderbirdJunkie (Post 1306991)
WOW, That is NICE.

Where'd you get the scale MT/R's? I need five!

*EDIT* saw the brand...googling:D


CUSTOMHILUX 08-17-2010 11:52 AM

I like the yellow"thumbsup"

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