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Old 05-30-2012, 06:52 AM   #1
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Hi guys. Got the bug for a new build

Bought a styrene fj40 body off a local guy with the plan of going full tuber. Building it for our 1.9tt class (pretty much class 2)

Running axial axles trans and killer transfer and probably run rc4wd iroks

Getting inspiration from a buggy I found on here that kaetwo built from aswell. Just with a bit of my own flare



So here's the body I got





And the start of my tube work. Just the cab so far









Now what I'm not sure about is wheelbase. Thinking longer just like the 1:1 but unsure where I should be?

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Old 05-30-2012, 12:32 PM   #2
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good start!
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:35 PM   #3
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Wow great looking build so far I really like it.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:11 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. Hope to get some more done tomorrow. Need the get some diffs under it so I can start cutting the body see where things need to be
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:32 AM   #5
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oohhh, wish i would have been building mine, swap ideas.. thats a sick 1:1.. I thought it was an RC at first, never can tell easy these days.

the WB on mine ended up at 12 inches and is STILL too short, I think the FJ's look really good with longer WB.

cant wait to see where you go with this one!!

nice work so far! thats a nice design for sure
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:29 PM   #6
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Very nice,

I love that rig, great start. I'll be watch'n....Have fun..
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:39 AM   #7
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Well got a little done today. Made the chop on the body. It was hard thing to do to chop a nice fresh body lol

it's just rough for now. Need to get axles under it before I can finalize the guard shape

Started on the front chassis. Very tricky to get this right. Really hard to get descent measurements. But suppose its not a real car, and doesn't need to be perfect. Although I still would like it to be fairly close



New bundy tube I got is not as strong as the original stuff I had. This stuff is shinny. The old stuff was green. The shinny stuff does braze better as the coating doesn't burn up like the green

So since its not as strong I'm thinking it's going to need a bit more bracing

Also got the transfer mount in. This is also going to be where the lower links mount from (under the cab) planing to have motor and trans under bonnet. Run the lipo pack under the seat. Aiming to have a full low floor too



Thinking of wheelbase around the 12.5-13in mark. My old defender is just shy of 12in





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Old 06-01-2012, 01:27 PM   #8
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Man dude, that is looking awesome! Keep it up!
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Damn, I thought that was a scaler. I thought it was just a really good one.

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Old 06-01-2012, 11:57 PM   #10
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Looking good I love this build already!
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:11 AM   #11
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Damn, I thought that was a scaler. I thought it was just a really good one.
Could have fooled me, I was thinking it was a posting of a previous build.

A cool build, will watch.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:45 AM   #12
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thanks guys, hahah yeah i can see how youd be fooled, if only the dude wasn't in it haha

i wish it was, some scale mog 404s would be ace

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Got a little more done over the week end and tonight.

Got the bottom link mounts done and chucked some axial links in to see where I'm at. Actually happy with the lengths



This is how I've don't the mounts. Same style as the scx10's just out of metal. Notched the pipe out and then drilled 3mm hole through the other pipe. So one m3 all thread will hold in both links



Got the bottom of the buggy rear in. Slopped it up like the 1:1 and made the top of the front of the chassis. Needs be braced yet but need to wait till I get my shocks before I do any of that



Top of the rear buggy frame in.



Only just passes the 106x106mm rule (as far as I read it anyway :-/ )



That's all for now. Only minor bracing can be done now until I get my order from rc4wd. (still waiting on things to come in stock)

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Got a few more things done.

Got the side rails all done. Theyll need to be braced back to the center frame tho as there too easily bent. Also done a stinger for the front.



Played the bace of the stinger so fair lead can be mounted and for strength and sliding on stuff



Bonnet on and trimmed to the side rails.



From the top. Don't think I like how far the stinger sits out. Bit it's done now



Upper link mounts in. Only one in the front as I'm running three link plus panhard.



Motor/trans mount. Still needs to be braced



Trans and diffs in





Cheers Paul
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:19 AM   #15
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looks sweet. always liked fj's.
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Thanks mate.

So got a few things in a mail over the last week. And made a few more bits aswell

Made a diff brace for panhard and upper link mount



Steering box. Turn buckle style just like my defender for those that have seen it. Running bearings in this one tho. Shaft is an old diff pinion shaft that died



Got bored and made a steering wheel. Came out ok



And new bits. Axial high steer knuckles and c hubs. The new design seams better than the last. Uses a grub screw to bolt them on. They fit much tighter. Can see the panhard mount on the axle



Got my transfer, beef tubes for the front and HD gears



Got order coming from rc4wd. Shocks Tyres and ball ends mainly. Sorta stuck until they come now

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nice build for sure. I love the 1 to 1 you are doing. how long does an order from the US take to get to you?
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Thanks mate. Yeah when I first saw it I just had to do one.

Normally only about a week or two. Depends on how good the sellers are.

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Well got fair bit done over the last week or two

Panhard mount done



Front shock towers done and bracing the front frame. Put in second bar for the motor plate and also played the outside floor





Rear bracing, shock mounts and back stays in







And side view of it all



Not much tube work to do now (just as well, be over 7 meters of tube there now) Just need to brace the horizontal plane now

Will get some photos with diffs under it and the diff braces tomorrow. It's got some pretty good flex

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Old 07-09-2012, 07:57 AM   #20
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Very nice fab work! I really like your axle truss/pan mount. Very clean.
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