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F-150Highlift 11-10-2008 08:45 PM

Those are great color choices, the wagon especially. I think maybe that but with a used/faded look. Here is where I am at right now with the willys. Still have to finish the front fenders where they wrap down alongside the grill, but all in all it's close. Here's a pic.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...8/IMG_0241.jpg

Jester666 11-10-2008 09:13 PM

Thats insane. YOur skills are off the hook.:shock:

slither302 11-10-2008 09:21 PM

that has got to be one of the best, if not the best scratch built body i've seen:shock: top work man"thumbsup"

jeepcj578 11-10-2008 09:42 PM

speachless:shock:

akguanja 11-10-2008 10:05 PM

great minds think alike! i love white castle!

that body is deffinatly the best ive seen scratch built. how much? lol


- tre

rcjeepbuilder 11-10-2008 10:07 PM

Killer!! When do we get a mock up with the chassis and tires?
thanks for sharing..

4xFord 11-10-2008 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by F-150Highlift (Post 1421023)
Those are great color choices, the wagon especially. I think maybe that but with a used/faded look. Here is where I am at right now with the willys. Still have to finish the front fenders where they wrap down alongside the grill, but all in all it's close. Here's a pic.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...8/IMG_0241.jpg

Man, you've got some killer skills! Funny thing is, I showed this to my girlfriend and the first thing she said was "hey, look at the coach purse" :lol:

crunky 11-10-2008 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4xFord (Post 1421231)
Man, you've got some killer skills! Funny thing is, I showed this to my girlfriend and the first thing she said was "hey, look at the coach purse"

hahahaahaaa
chicks... my wife woulda noticed it too :)
but whats better than that... white castle burgers !!!!!

holy #2.....
very nice work.
i saw a thread around here asking what should be the next lexan body....
this is it.

only because if i ever wanted one of these things it would need to be able to take a few flops "thumbsup"

subscribed ! 8)

Mongo 11-10-2008 10:39 PM

Looking great. As far as paint goes, I would stay with a weathered two-tone look. Personally I wouldn't go with black but that's just me.

pantablo 11-10-2008 11:04 PM

great progress on the body!
All the color suggestions I posted were intended to be 'weathered', not new looking.

My favorite is also the white/red wagon...

top notch work on the body. can't wait to see it done and in it's environment.


"thumbsup"

crawler_king 11-11-2008 08:34 AM

There is one of these that roams around here in Pittsburgh, it is opwned by an old guy that has probably had it forever.. It is a faded out original red, with some wear spots showing through to the primer.. they are in the usual spots... as well as a few shiny spots where the oils from ones hands have polished it a bit... maybe that is they way to go. wish I had a pic of it...

F-150Highlift 11-11-2008 10:54 AM

Will try to get a mock up photo tonight for ya, after I finish the fenders. Faded Red and cream is the color I am going to use. Would love to see a lexan version of this because it will break if hit hard enough against something, just like any hard body. Thanks again for the compliments.

rckjeep 11-11-2008 11:07 AM

simply amazing work. Makes me want to start working styrene.

make it like this
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...s/DSCN3122.jpg

Unimoger 11-11-2008 11:13 AM

incredible styrene work, as dave said, makes me want to learn styrene for sure."thumbsup"

TURBOFEST 11-11-2008 11:32 AM

This makes me want to throw my scale build in the garbage.
Thanks alot!:flipoff:

absolutley amazing styrene work!!! Keep it up! "thumbsup""thumbsup"

Nish 11-11-2008 11:46 AM

:shock: wow i don't even know what to ......... :shock: wow

1mopar 11-11-2008 12:36 PM

dam thats bad a$$

megacabcummins 11-11-2008 12:48 PM

That's probably one of the coolest rc's I have ever seen, can't wait to see this finished.

What type of suspension is going under it?

F-150Highlift 11-11-2008 06:03 PM

I built it to go on my Hilux highlift, I have some ideas on wheels, got some rc4wd tires, scale shocks, etc. Will hopefully post some pics here soon. My extended can blackfoot body just looked to small on the highlift chassis.

racerrandy 11-12-2008 07:36 AM

Wow....I think you are about to set a new threshold to reach. I am truly in awe of you guys that can do this. I am about to start on my first scaler and this will really inspire me.



Randy

Jones323 11-12-2008 12:14 PM

are you going to use tthe landie wheels? seem the same exact type rim

Mongo 11-12-2008 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jones323 (Post 1423841)
are you going to use tthe landie wheels? seem the same exact type rim

That would be my choice, it would look the closest to the original wheels.

F-150Highlift 11-12-2008 04:50 PM

Yeah I want to but the sticker price is a little high for my budget right now. Looking around to see if I can find something.

pantablo 11-12-2008 04:59 PM

I've seen people modify the hummer wheels to look like old steelies with great success. Hummers would be good on there too.

If you used 1.5 wheels, like mini cooper wheels and reduced some 3.7" tall 1.9's you'd have a 3" tire...

new style mini cooper wheels with reduced trail docs:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...t/IMG_0104.jpg

old style with reduced trail docs
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...t/IMG_0072.jpg

You dont lose much clearance overall but you do need to be careful where you place your tires or you'll catch the pumpkin. More so on the WK as its bigger than the TLT pumpkin...

I say DO IT! "thumbsup"

F-150Highlift 11-12-2008 05:23 PM

Pablo, you read my mind. Looking for some hummer wheels in the wanted section. I figure sanding off all the bolts, making it a five lug and adding some scale hubs will do the trick, and painting them cream to match the body.

pantablo 11-12-2008 06:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by F-150Highlift (Post 1424284)
Pablo, you read my mind. Looking for some hummer wheels

reading not only your mind but another thread, lol...

check tamiya directly and ebay also. ( Item number: 270291225577)"thumbsup"

1BadJeepBruiser 11-12-2008 06:21 PM

WOW this is an awesome build. Its amazing how far the scale scene has come, especially with styrene. I remember a couple years back if you did a drop bed you were the man...now you have guys scratch building entire bodies.

Keep up the good work "thumbsup"

F-150Highlift 11-13-2008 07:39 PM

Got a coat of primer on it today and mocked it up on the chassis. I managed to get it a little lower than it is in the photos. I picked up a set of hummer wheels that I'm going to modify to look like original steel wheels. Do you guys like the red oxide primer look, it's growing on me. What do you guys think?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...8/IMG_0276.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...8/IMG_0273.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...8/IMG_0271.jpg

rhett314 11-13-2008 08:05 PM

You got some skills. That thing is turning out great. Keep it up.

rock runt 11-13-2008 08:14 PM

Lovin the PBR"thumbsup"

































Oh yeah killer body, I bow to your styrene skills

NiCk- 11-13-2008 08:55 PM

Man that thing looks good. Great craftsmanship

crunky 11-13-2008 08:58 PM

that thing looks fahkin saaweeeet !


i gotta go to the bathroom now. "thumbsup"

F-150Highlift 11-15-2008 02:28 PM

Got the body mounted, all hidden so no holes in the body. I am still working on making the body as smooth as I can before paint. New dilema, where in the world am I going to find headlights for this thing??? Anybody got an ideas? They are about 3/4 inch holes.

akguanja 11-15-2008 02:35 PM

as good as you are with styrene you should be able to order up a set of the tamiya hilux lenses and make some cans that fit them and fit into ure sockets.

this is the parts tree for the lens cans http://www.shop.rpphobby.com/product...&productId=674 (which you probably could make instead of spending 12$)

and this is the tree for the lenses http://www.shop.rpphobby.com/product...&productId=668

- tre

rcjeepbuilder 11-15-2008 07:53 PM

Wow,wow,wow,wow,.. That is one impressive feat!! I tip my hat to you good Sir...
The only thing it needs is a warn gear drive type winch and raise the tranny up...Thanks for sharing your vision..

akguanja 11-15-2008 09:21 PM

it needs a old PTI winch.

- tre

pantablo 11-15-2008 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by F-150Highlift (Post 1429107)
Got the body mounted, all hidden so no holes in the body. I am still working on making the body as smooth as I can before paint. New dilema, where in the world am I going to find headlights for this thing??? Anybody got an ideas? They are about 3/4 inch holes.

3/4" is only slightly bigger than a 7" headlight at 1/10 scale. as above, you could do the hilux headlights. you might have to make a bezel or something to fill the hole if its a tad too small though.

you could also go this route but you'd have to make lenses too.
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showp...4&postcount=93

the hilux is the best way to go as you can get the chrome bucket and the lens.


why dont you fab up some buckets out of styrene and just leave wires dangling out of them, lol... then you could just throw some offroad lights on the bumper...

akguanja 11-15-2008 11:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pantablo (Post 1429783)
why dont you fab up some buckets out of styrene and just leave wires dangling out of them, lol... then you could just throw some offroad lights on the bumper...

sometimes your too much.. lol GREAT idea. the old beat down look :D

- tre

pantablo 11-15-2008 11:28 PM

seems to me it should have at least one missing light, lol..."thumbsup"

F-150Highlift 11-16-2008 01:49 AM

I love the missing light idea! Let me get this sucker painted and see what she looks like. I think I am going to go the hilux route with the lights, and I can fab up a bezel no prob. I will post some pics of the wheels that are going on it. As far as the tranny, it is smack dab against the hood right now so no raising will happen:-(. I have a few ideas though to get the tranny higher. Will keep you posted.


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