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Old 04-14-2006, 11:59 PM   #1
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Default Tacoma Jero (Jims Rebuild)

Well after abusing this Toyota bodied Pajero for a few years. Jim bugged me and decided it was his turn to take over to rebuild the poor truck. He described to me a Scale truck buildup unlike any other, so I let him get started.


After removing the grill and windows he started on some Bondo work to the body, to remove some fender rust and repair some trail damage.



While taking a break from sanding Jim soon realized that he needed greater head room and that the steering servo was a pain in the *** and would need to be relocated to under the hood.


Jim then thought of the brilliant idea to use this race/bling style wheelchair as a racing seat. His plan is to install a nice interior and Lexan windows for more comfort.


When I got home from work I shocked Jim with a new 34x9.50x15 TSL Bogger tire to test fit to the chassis.



Jim quickly put himself to work pumping the floor jack and removing the wheel.



I heard Jim exclaimed WOW! it looks mean! You must get the other 3 tires!


After reinstalling the worn BFG's I caught him testing the flex. Soon after, the hot neighborhood girl came by his garage asking what was going on. They soon got to talking and Jim convinced her to pose for him on the truck.



More work to be done soon....

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Old 04-15-2006, 12:06 AM   #2
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well I guss thats cool you still play with dolls....Realy cool truck tho! that thing looks amazing.I havent seen a pajero with a yoda body.I looks awsome and I cant wait so see this thing finished!
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Old 04-15-2006, 12:23 AM   #3
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LMAO!! that's awesome. But tell Jim I think he means 35x10.5 boggers

I do have a suggestion, maybe build up some flairs for it out of bondo that would look slick.

I now need to find a body like that for mine!!!.....
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Old 04-15-2006, 12:38 AM   #4
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I,I I don't know what to say. After the second picture I started to get scared AAAnyways from the looks of it this should be a pretty damun good scale build.Throw some sliders on the side and do a straight axle conversion on the front, and call it a day!
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LMAO...Jim does some great work!! looking forward to seeing this build up!
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Old 04-15-2006, 02:50 AM   #6
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Possibly the funniest build thread I have seen since the lego men drift cars.
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Old 04-15-2006, 03:23 AM   #7
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If the creativity thats in the presentation goes into the build as well, this will be a good one. Thanks for a good laugh, nice work.
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Old 04-15-2006, 04:26 AM   #8
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That was extremely creative and funny to watch. Jim seems like a cool guy although he seems a little stiff at times. LOL!

Where did you find those wheels? The white wagon wheels that Jim was test fitting before the chick came along and distracted him?
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Glad to see somone here putting their sense of humor to constructive use! I can't wait for an update!
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Old 04-15-2006, 08:11 AM   #10
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Fawkin A, Jim is my new hero!! Hes banging out that taco rebuild flate rate style I liek the new swampers and wheels, where are those from? and that body is a radio shack lid correct? Cant wait to see more! definitely add some rock sliders to it


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Old 04-15-2006, 08:46 AM   #11
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Thanks, I got the Bogger tire at Target in the Toy aisle. They are Licensed TSL Boggers I nearly passed out when I saw them there. They are called, Fly Wheels. They are $4.99 each with the little pull spinner thing. So $20 for a set of Boggers. They had truly awesome scaled down MT/R tires to but I didn't feel like spending $10 for one tire out of the 4 pack of ricer tires. The carcass is thick, the rubber compound is not much worse then stock, maybe softer. They should fit touring car rims with no problems. I'm going to work on making the Cragers fit through
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OMG..

That's funny as hell.

Nice rig
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damn for a minute i thought i was watching a cartoon on t.v. this is going to be a great build, can't wait to see more
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Old 04-15-2006, 11:51 AM   #14
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This morning I found Jim asleep in my Bruiser.


The flash of the camera woke Jim up and he was ready to go.


Jim started disassembling the wheel chair.


He then removed the steering servo and radio box.



After clearing the way he hoisted the seat into position.


During his lunch break he realized that the seat was not mounted low enough to keep he head out of the sun roof.


So after removing the seat, he got the safety glasses and Dremel tool out. He then went to work cutting the servo mounts from the frame.


He then tested the fitment. I helped him lower the body to the frame. Perfect!


He reclined the seat back and dreamed of himself pimping the truck around town.


After such a successful day in the shop he celebrated with a few dark beers.


He then was so smashed he could hardly stand up.


I guess he needs to sober up.


More later...
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Old 04-15-2006, 12:17 PM   #15
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That's too funny! Your a piece of work man! So is Jim
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He looks like he's pissed you woke him up...



Creative start to what should be a good build. Care to share any big plans or is Jim still not sure what he wants to do?


I'll have to stop by Target and look for some of those tires for sure...
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Old 04-15-2006, 12:58 PM   #17
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So far the list is...

Full interior, gear shift, steering wheel the whole works.
Lexan Windsheid windows and sun roof
new paint
Brake line Rock sliders
Bogger or MT/R tires

Other things he is considering
Inner cage
Prerunner bumper
Winch
spare tire in bed
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Get him a wig
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cant wait to see this biuld finished!
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