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Old 08-28-2009, 07:52 AM   #1
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Default Simple F350 Scaler

Been gathering parts for a few months now its time to post up some pics. I wanted to build a fairly simple F350 that wouldnt break the bank, Its going to be more a beater truck than anything else.

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K2 chassis (not sure exactly which)
Tamiya leaf springs
Axial Trans
F350 Body
1.55 Mud Thrashers (when they arrive)
Cobalt Motor
TLT Axles


Heres some pics of where im at right now -

I drilled some holes in the chassis for the leaf brackets to bolt on to, I think they are Tamiya brackets as they came with the leafs.


Havent decided wether to run the chassis at the width in the pic or go narrower, The brackets will switch around either way.


Here is a mockup with the cab only.


And one from the front. This pic gives a better view of the width of the chassis.


And one with some 1.9 Crushers. Before anyone mentions it... Yes the axles are upside down, the TLT's have straight holes on the top of the axle and diagonals on the bottom so Ive decided to run them upside down instead of redrilling them.


Powerplant


HPI mini wheels waiting for the 1.55 tyres. These probably wont be what I finally go with but they will do for mockup.


The more I see this truck with the cab only, the more I want to disregard the pickup bed and truggify it.:blink:

Thanks for looking
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:12 AM   #2
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looks good man, i would truggy it
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:19 AM   #3
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That should be a K2-4 chassis. Nice start.
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Looks like the start of a great build. I vote for a flat bed.
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:29 PM   #5
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Nice, good start!

Are the TLTs stock inside?
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:44 AM   #6
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Theres a diff in the front axle, havent decided wether to leave it or not. The back axle has the straight shaft but thats it. I have got a set of CVD's for the front but I dont think it needs it.

Has anyone run single leafs? I have the main leaf and two helpers, Im a little worried about running just the main leaf as it will more than likely fail.
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nice body paint
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I managed to do a little bit of work on the truck. Got some front shocks on so other than the steering, the front suspension is done. I bought some rc4wd soft leafs from a guy in the US he only had a pair which is a shame but they are very flexy and better than the hilift ones. Dready kindly cut down, drilled and tapped the skid for me. I hit the body with some wet and dry roughed it up a bit and layed on some white primer, sand again, primer etc etc until its dead smooth. Also got rid of the servo mounts on the front axle and shaved all the catchy bits. Heres some pics.





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Little more sanding and primer, just trying to get the high spots out.

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Got some mudthrasher 1.55's from Rob at GB Models UK (thanks mate!)



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Old 09-16-2009, 12:00 PM   #11
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on truck -





These wheels and tyres fit the arch better and look more scale. I wont glue these just yet as Im still thinking on the wheels.

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dude how do you get a avitar and no star?
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Old 09-18-2009, 03:16 AM   #13
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The TLT shocks just didnt want to work on the back so I found some RC18T rear shocks and managed to get them mounted. Im not 100% about it but I think this is where they would be mounted on a pickup truck anyway. It flexes right up and also has a little droop if its ever needed. I havent put a pic of the bottom brackets because they are not quite finished and painted.

Heres a couple pics, let me know what ya think



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Old 09-19-2009, 05:16 AM   #14
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Heres last night progress, trans and shafts in.


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Old 09-22-2009, 06:29 PM   #15
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I got the servo mounted today, made a plate that sits on the bottom of the chassis out of 3mm clear plastic. The servo is mounted on this plate with a hole cut for the output to go through. The battery, rx and esc will also go on this plate (Using the sub c to get the weight up). The hidden body mounts might just have enough space to go through at the front.



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Old 09-22-2009, 10:07 PM   #16
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wow this is a nice build so far keep it up!
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Old 09-25-2009, 05:48 AM   #17
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I kinda liked the perspex and how it can be heated and formed so I went to town...

ESC plate


Battery cover


Got the steering linkage in (will be stripped of orange)


Battery in


Thats all for now, Body mounts next.
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:48 AM   #18
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My mate Mikey folded up this rear section for me out of small scale chequer plate. This is version 1 and may not stay like it. The box behind the cab hides the bed mounts and will be made to look like a tool box. The cab is still yet to be mounted so it looks a little wonky in the pics.







Next up is mounting the cab, styrene inner fenders, styrene the back of the cab and bottom of the toolbox.

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