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Old 11-09-2010, 08:47 PM   #1
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A few weeks ago I started to realize i wasn't going to have the Scaler I've been working on done for my local club's next comp plus i was getting burnt out working so hard on it to get it done. When i starting to think of how to cut corners to finish it I realized i needed to take a brake.

Well 2 weeks ago, while i was staring at the scaler, i looked at my old comp truck that i threw together for the last scale comp and thought to myself that the dove nose, dove tail and boat sides Just were not going to cut it for a 1.9 scaler. then it hit me, I'll just cut the front and rear bars holding the fenders on, pull them out, and run the body full width!

For reference here is what it looked like as a 2.2 comp truck



Build thread: Comp tuber

So here it is as it sat for the last scale comp running TLT axles and 1.9 flat irons



First task was to remove all offending body panels



Then i began cutting. Off came the stinger and i pulled the front tubes out



Then i did the same to the back



Here is how it looked at this point



And i did a test fit of the panels



After the test fit i realized the tubes needed to come further apart the fit the hood in so i just cut them off all together and cleaned up the chassis tubes while they were off



And i also decided to move the servo to the chassis



then i re attached the front tubes and added a cross bar



then some supports and test fit the panels again



then onto the back were i reattached the tubing and fitted the panels, bobbed of course



Then added supports, a bumper and welded the down bars to the frame



Then i added a bumper to the front a little different then on the scaler. sort of a mini stinger, and test fit the grill





And a winch of course





Then i added sliders to fit tight under the doors taking place of the rockers



Next i mounted the grill using small tabs



and fitted the rest of the panels





to finish the chassis i added tabs to hold the panels, a spare tire mount, electronics mount and brazed all the joints for a clean finish.





That is how i looked by last weekend and i'm really digging it at this point.

Once the chassis was painted i reassembled it and added the electronics. the box in the back is for the LiPo





Then had to test fit the painted panels





WOW does that look killer!!

Next was the grill. I shaved the back to open up the slots



then made light buckets out of some aluminum using the originals as molds



then i made lenses from the molds i made of the originals



And glued them into the painted grill with lights



I wasn't going to do an interior but i just had to so i whipped out a quick one using some styrene and zip ties



and added a dash using more styrene and some thicker aluminum



i started finishing the panels by gluing the cab sides to the back and mounted the rear fenders with lights as well





and yes the taillights ate the one that will brake. i finally got the plastic figured out. the only down side it they are yellow not clear.



I also added breakable corner lenses up front



and here it is in all it's glory with everything in place.





But you know what, it just doesn't look quite right....

Now this is better!









NOW THAT IS BADAZZZ!!!

Did you ever build a car that surprised you so much that you just can't stop looking at it?

Well here are some more pics including the mandatory flex shot.











I'm in love with this truck all over again!

To top it all off, I ran it this past sunday and WON THE COMP!!

I'll get some carnage pics up soon

Sorry for the long post but i just wanted to get it all on at once since i haven't been on here much lately.
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:01 PM   #2
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Very nice truck! I love that color and the pro-line tsl's. Very clean looking truck! Is that an all aluminum body? where did you get it?
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Very nice truck! I love that color and the pro-line tsl's. Very clean looking truck! Is that an all aluminum body? where did you get it?
Yes it's aluminum and i made it. Check out my other thread

Project true scale - Aluminum Toyota body!
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:56 PM   #4
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It was really cool to see the truck last Sunday, it performed very well. Sorry for breaking the tail light with the Willys..
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It was really cool to see the truck last Sunday, it performed very well. Sorry for breaking the tail light with the Willys..
It was actually my fault! LOL! Hay, how did that turn out on the vid?
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Great transformation.

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Old 11-09-2010, 11:00 PM   #7
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Very nice. Be sure and post pics after its been beat on.
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so awesome... cant wait for pics and vid.. i hope the vid is as awesome as the willys first comp vid.
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Amazing work as always!
Looking forward to seeing the carnage pictures.
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:10 AM   #10
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that thing is BADASS.

i really need to pick up one of those alum. bodies...
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Wow that is a sweet looking hilux you have their. you do some very nice work on your trucks
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photos dpnt do this truck justice. you have to see it in person. its sweet.

still love the breaking taillights.
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Awesome rig!! I love the cage work...as well as being aluminum to see the damge!! I wish I had the skill that of the guys on this site! Great work

Let's see the dents!
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WOW - That rig really turned out AWESOME..!!! Great job..! Can't wait to see some of the pics and video with some "trail damage"..!!
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Yes it's aluminum and i made it. Check out my other thread

Project true scale - Aluminum Toyota body!

Wow! you have some serious metal mashing skills!
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heres some of the carnage from the scaler meet




he has alot better damage photos then I do.
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It was actually my fault! LOL! Hay, how did that turn out on the vid?
I thought you saw my post on the shout box- the vid stopped after about 15 minutes, can't figure out why. Then after I reviewed the vid, I forgot to save it in a file, so when I unplugged the GoPro from my lap top, the vid got erased. I had already cleared the SD card in the camera before I realized that I didn't save the vid in a file, so it's all lost. We need to get together and just go for a trail ride one day and shoot video with the GoPro and your camera and piece together a video.
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The ultimate ,real metal scale rockrash and panel damage.

I love it.
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this is a killer truck I bet you are glad its not a 2.2 comp truck anymore
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Thanks guys for the kind replies!

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that thing is BADASS.

i really need to pick up one of those alum. bodies...
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photos dpnt do this truck justice. you have to see it in person. its sweet.

still love the breaking taillights.
I think that's my favorite part as well!


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WOW - That rig really turned out AWESOME..!!! Great job..! Can't wait to see some of the pics and video with some "trail damage"..!!
The vid isn't as good as the willys but good enough to post up when it's done.


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heres some of the carnage from the scaler meet

he has alot better damage photos then I do.
A little anxious are we?!!! LOL!

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I thought you saw my post on the shout box- the vid stopped after about 15 minutes, can't figure out why. Then after I reviewed the vid, I forgot to save it in a file, so when I unplugged the GoPro from my lap top, the vid got erased. I had already cleared the SD card in the camera before I realized that I didn't save the vid in a file, so it's all lost. We need to get together and just go for a trail ride one day and shoot video with the GoPro and your camera and piece together a video.
Aw man that stinks! o well i guess that means we need to do it again!

Ok before i post the carnage pics i want to show some more poser shots.









A close-up of the paint









And my favorate



Now pics from the comp

First course













and the damage from the first course





course 2











damage after the second course









And a clear show of the real broken tail light!



now the hill climb





rolled it over the second time i went up trying to get some good vid





Then went out on a trail run after the comp and carnage ensued!





















Now started the process of repairing the damage.

The passenger side came out pretty good



but the drivers door was just too far gone to keep



so i pulled the old one off



And made a trip to the junk yard to get another door



Finally i straightened the rear quarters



and put some new tail lights in that i picked up while in the junk yard.



Now I'm ready for some more wheeling!
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