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Old 11-12-2008, 11:14 AM   #61
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are you going to use tthe landie wheels? seem the same exact type rim
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:32 AM   #62
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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.
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Old 11-12-2008, 03:50 PM   #63
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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.
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Old 11-12-2008, 03:59 PM   #64
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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:


old style with reduced trail docs


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!

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Old 11-12-2008, 04:23 PM   #65
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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.
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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)
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:21 PM   #67
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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
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:39 PM   #68
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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?





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Old 11-13-2008, 07:05 PM   #69
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You got some skills. That thing is turning out great. Keep it up.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:14 PM   #70
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Oh yeah killer body, I bow to your styrene skills
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:55 PM   #71
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Man that thing looks good. Great craftsmanship
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:58 PM   #72
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that thing looks fahkin saaweeeet !


i gotta go to the bathroom now.
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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.
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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

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Old 11-15-2008, 06:53 PM   #75
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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..
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:21 PM   #76
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it needs a old PTI winch.

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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.
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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...
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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

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Old 11-15-2008, 10:28 PM   #79
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seems to me it should have at least one missing light, lol...
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:49 AM   #80
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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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