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Old 11-08-2010, 01:38 PM   #1
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Started a "new" (I'm stuck on FJ40's) project to have something to do over the winter. This is where I'm at now:

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This is about max flex. The shocks are RC4WD 100mm scale shocks. I might switch over to the 110mm ones to get a bit more flex.






The front. I left a little bit of the fender. I think it looks a little better than completely cut away.




I'll try to fit a proper size battery under the seats. I'm opting for a 2200mAh 3S or 2x 800mAh 3S. I think the height of the seats is still ok like this. What do you think?

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Old 11-08-2010, 02:39 PM   #2
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Great start Tomy,,,, I'm sure it's gonna be a sick build.
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:51 PM   #3
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nice!
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:01 PM   #4
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nice tube so far ........


inspiration?
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:18 PM   #5
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nice build so far was wondering what the wheelbase on the body alone is , I've been trying to figure it out for awhile and no one seems to know..Let me know when you can...thanks
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:59 PM   #6
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Great start Tomy,,,, I'm sure it's gonna be a sick build.
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nice tube so far ........


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I haven't chosen a single truck as inspiration this time, Robbob, but you are right, I've spent a lot of time on the Proffitt's Cruisers website.

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nice build so far was wondering what the wheelbase on the body alone is , I've been trying to figure it out for awhile and no one seems to know..Let me know when you can...thanks
The wheelbase of my build as it is now is 32,5cm/12.8in. I think I'll shorten it just a bit in the rear and will most probably end up close to 12,5in. The wheelbase of the Tamiya Landcruiser 40 body is shorter, around 26-28cm/10.2-11in, depending on how you position the front wheels.
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:06 PM   #7
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An alternative to the RokLox's:




I think the Two Face tire looks nicer. I like the fat look. If only RC4WD made a tire with these dimensions but with a more aggressive thread pattern.

A comparison between the two:



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Old 11-09-2010, 04:38 PM   #8
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Off to a great start.
Yeah, I gotta soft spot for the ol FJ40's too, mine will be around for a while yet.
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Off to a great start.
Yeah, I gotta soft spot for the ol FJ40's too, mine will be around for a while yet.

x3! Only reason I would build something else would be to get a longer wheelbase.

Watching this one for sure! Nice work on the cage!

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Old 11-09-2010, 05:45 PM   #10
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I like the look of the Two Face's on it. The Rok Lox will probably work a bit better but you see them on almost every rig on here.
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:15 PM   #11
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Started a bit on the cab interior. I needed a break from the tube work.

Here's the dash taking form.




The seats got an own tube frame.




The battery is located under the seats and the tube frame is held in place with small magnets, which makes it easy to remove when it's time to change battery. The battery box will get its own cover, also held in place by magnets.



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I really like the way this FJ is shaping up. I like the seat tubing also.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:01 PM   #13
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I really like the way this FJ is shaping up. I like the seat tubing also.
Thanks, Tremelle!

Painted some of the interior:



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Old 11-23-2010, 12:19 PM   #14
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A few body-on shots:



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Old 11-23-2010, 02:00 PM   #15
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awesome start! The two face tires look alot better then the rok lox on that body
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:03 PM   #16
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I vote two face, they look Badass and great job so far
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:34 PM   #17
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I like the diamond plate flooring.
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:51 PM   #18
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Got the cage done today.

I just cut out the rest of the panels and did a quick test fit. Everything seems ok. The cage will be off for powder coating next week.

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Nice work, I like the magnets and battery box. Good job!
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:59 PM   #20
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Looks good nice work
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