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Old 11-28-2009, 06:27 PM   #1
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Well I've finally started gathering parts for building a replica of my 1:1.

This is what it looks like now and I want it to look as close as possible. Not sure if I'll undertake the soft top or not but I think they define the Jeep look more myself.


I'll be using the New Bright 1:8.96 JK Body and I'm going to build a custom frame for it. I'm shooting for a true boxed frame and I want to get it as detailed as possible. I'm measuring and scaling down every component on the 1:1 to as close as I can get it on the RC build. Tubing, armor thickness, and even the cooler are all measured and sized down accurately.



I've chosen for now to use the RC4WD D35 axles because they look most like my 1:1 44s. (Even though the diff covers were made upside down......) I'll be fabricating the Evo Lever cantilever rear suspension and using the short RC4WD shocks for that. They look very close to the King's my rig has on it. Picked up one of the crazy JR High Voltage servos a while back and hadn't used it on anything so it's going in this.

I stretched a set of RC4WD 1.55 Rock Stomper tires onto a set of their 1.9 Steel beadlocks. 1.9" is actually really close to the 17" wheels that are on the 1:1 and the tires are very close to the 37" MTR size. ( Shame they don't make an MTR )

Driveline I'm still unsure of what route I will go with. The Fracture V8 fits pretty nicely in the body. I think I'll have to wait until the frame is built before I can correctly decide what will work best.


Front suspension will be setup with a 3-link panhard, trac bar, and drag link. Need to size up shocks to match the 12" King Coilovers.

Over the last couple days I've been replicating my cooler. Turned out really good. I was going to hinge it but I ended up gluing it shut and filling it halfway with lead shot. Now it'll at least make noise and add some fun sprung weight to the truck.




Getting stupid cold in the garage so I gotta figure out a heating system. Gotta install that while also working on building a scale trail in my backyard. Frame will be next on the build list as that's really what will need to be done first to get everything else in place.
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:34 PM   #2
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This looks like its going to be an awesome build. Looking forward to seeing it take shape.

Nice looking 1:1 BTW
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:37 PM   #3
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Over the last couple days I've been replicating my cooler. Turned out really good. I was going to hinge it but I ended up gluing it shut and filling it halfway with lead shot. Now it'll at least make noise and add some fun sprung weight to the truck.
How the hell are we supposed to play, "don't spill the cooler?"
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:30 PM   #4
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You are now on my S#$*T list.... Will be watching
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:37 PM   #5
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Hell of a start! And every body was giving me shit about how much my 6x6 was costing...
That Fracture v8 is sick........
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:49 PM   #6
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Great looking 1:1! I'm trying to replicate mine also and having a blast doing it. Can't wait to see how yours turns out.
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:10 PM   #7
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:14 PM   #8
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Ever since i saw your jk at nats in moab i have been in love with it, it looks really good. this build should be sick!
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:47 PM   #9
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How the hell are we supposed to play, "don't spill the cooler?"
Good point, It's not glued on too crazy........I think

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Hell of a start! And every body was giving me shit about how much my 6x6 was costing...
That Fracture v8 is sick........
Just show em my 8x8 build. I'm not certain I'll use the V8 on this. It fits so much better in an Aoshima FJ40.

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Ever since i saw your jk at nats in moab i have been in love with it, it looks really good. this build should be sick!
Thanks, it wasn't easy not being able to drive my jeep for as long as it took for all the work. But now it's all set and very reliable. Even after a 40mph T-bone it only took a few minor repairs. The other guy......not so much.
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:53 AM   #10
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This looks like it's going to be a great build, hope to see you utilize that v8 when i seen it on the rc4wd web site i was like damn thats sick.
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:14 AM   #11
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This build is going to be awesome!
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:23 AM   #12
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cool idea so is it in the mail so i can finish it the cooler is bad a$$ i need that v8 for my 6x6

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Old 11-29-2009, 11:35 AM   #13
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Thats sweet, i love the engin/ t-case
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:36 AM   #14
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Mmmmmmh, the 1:1 is nice! Hopefully it will resemble your model afterwards . . . . or was it the other way round!??!?
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:45 PM   #15
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So that was your rig on the 10 fwy on my way to Big bear... hmmm. I think i have a picture on my camera phone. Looking forward to the build.
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You're 1:1 is sharp! Looks like you got a good start. That frame has some great detail. Nice work!
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:02 PM   #17
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Well.. Are you done yet?
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:12 PM   #18
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How bout now.... Is it done now?
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:42 PM   #19
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i have not got it in the mail yet so is it done
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:08 AM   #20
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yeah yeah is it done is it done?
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