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Old 03-07-2013, 11:48 PM   #1
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Default Old comp truck turned scale truck (the rebuild, AGAIN!) More carnage!

Well another year has passed and it's time once again to rebuild my trusty Toyota. I love this truck too much to let it go and i have some plans for getting yet more scale points

For reference here it the last rebuild:

old comp truck turned scale truck (the rebuild!)

First here it is all pathetic looking after i swiped the axles to use under my Scout project.





Then i tore it down to the frame



And after assessing the damage noted 2 places that need attention.







The one over the passenger side i was able to straighten but the one over the drivers side will need to be replaced

Oh and here is the home made T-case still holding up even with sines of wear



It still works so i'm going to stick with it.

Then i laid out what was left. Here are the parts i'm keeping



And the scrap pile



Then i blasted the frame and started the surgery



Some people would have a hard time doing this.





If you followed my last rebuild i just put them on but was never really happy with how the body panels pushed in so easily and i needed room for the drop bed

And just a teaser, Bet you can't guess what this is for



That's it for now!

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Old 03-07-2013, 11:50 PM   #2
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Nice. I think I know what that strapping is for. And if Im right, I'll feel pretty smart.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:45 PM   #3
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Aw I think the body's the only good thing goin' for this rig

Jokes aside, I do think the "beat up" body looks way cool! If the work you put into that body is any indication of your new incarnation of this rig it'll be awesome.

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Old 03-08-2013, 12:48 PM   #4
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pretty sure i know what the strapping is for!
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:14 PM   #5
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I like the beat up look as well. I know what the strapping is for.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:36 PM   #6
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So cool. Real metal siding to take carnage is as scale as it gets. Chicks dig carnage. Cant wait to see the rebuild!
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:38 PM   #7
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ahhh yes... i love this truck EVERYTIME you rebuild it!! looks like this time it may have some leaf sprung action..

looking killer dooode!
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Looks alot like another Toyota I know.....











Can't wait to see what you do next.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:18 PM   #9
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Nice. I think I know what that strapping is for. And if Im right, I'll feel pretty smart.
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pretty sure i know what the strapping is for!
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I like the beat up look as well. I know what the strapping is for.
You'll need to stay tuned to find out for sure!

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Aw I think the body's the only good thing goin' for this rig

Jokes aside, I do think the "beat up" body looks way cool! If the work you put into that body is any indication of your new incarnation of this rig it'll be awesome.

Cheers,
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Thanks! I hope it turns out as good as i plan

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So cool. Real metal siding to take carnage is as scale as it gets. Chicks dig carnage. Cant wait to see the rebuild!
Yep. I've been running it this way for a while and just love the realism.

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Can't wait to see what you do next.
I've thought about making a scale model of that truck and recreating the video sequence and try to get the same carnage. Maybe in the future some time.

Before i did any more work on the chassis i decided to beef up the axles. Call me old fashioned but i like the TLT axles i've been using. i want to add a bit more power so when i saw that RC4WD had there aluminum strait axles on clearance i figured it was the perfect opportunity to add some strength.

Of course as soon as i got it, i started hacking and took the servo mounts off.







Then i shaved the bottom and rounded the edges



The only down side, coming from RC4WD, is that the key mounting features don't match the original axle as evident here where you can see the top holes are in different locations



This meant i needed a new upper truss. so i whipped one up real quick



Then to add strength i drilled and tapped the case



And added a 3rd mounting point



Also the front of the axle has a block of metal that sticks out where the original lower link mount need to be



So i machined the blocks to fit the old lower link mount location and then media blasted the cases





then i drilled and tapped for the link mounts





then I ordered some stainless strait axles and installed them



Brazed and blasted the truss mount



and buttoned up the axle without the pinion just for mock-up



and threw it under the truck



then i also treated the front axle to some upgrades with MIP CVD's, aluminum knuckles, clocked C hubs and Teflon sealed bearings.



That's it for now.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:10 AM   #10
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I have a feeling she's getting a makeover for her trip to ECSC...
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Just When You Think It Cant Get Any "Scaler"....Here We Go Again...
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Liking the rebuild so far, keep up the good work!
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Any paint choices yet?
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I love this build! Happy to see it coming back to life (again).
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I'm stoked that I'm finally able to whitness one of your excellent builds from the start. Sub scribed! This is gonna be good!!!!
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I have a feeling she's getting a makeover for her trip to ECSC...
Sort of, i was already planning a rebuild for this season but decided to step it up for ECSC

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Just When You Think It Cant Get Any "Scaler"....Here We Go Again...
I hope i don't disappoint!

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Liking the rebuild so far, keep up the good work!
Thanks!

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Any paint choices yet?
I found a few new colors at the store the other day that i'm going to try.

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I love this build! Happy to see it coming back to life (again).
Me too!

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I'm stoked that I'm finally able to whitness one of your excellent builds from the start. Sub scribed! This is gonna be good!!!!
Well here is some more!

I guess it's time to reveal the purpose of the coil. Yes they are going to be used as leaves but in the 1/4 elliptical variety.

I liked how the truck worked on the link set-up i had but wanted to get the extra points so i figured i would give this a try.

I started by making the plates to mount the leafs



then i cut a slot in the chassis for the mounts



After some more measuring i figured i needed to cut more out of the chassis



Then tacked the mounts in place



next i bent the leaves up and placed them in the chassis mount



and the old lower link spot on the axle.



Now the springs will not work as lower links so the next step will be to add links that parallel the springs.



That's all i have so far. Hopefully i'll have it rolling soon so i can see if it works.
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Awesome build thread nice to see some people still use Tlt axles
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I have been playing with a 1/4 elliptical setup. Keep it up!
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:06 PM   #19
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a guy in our local club did that on one of his rigs... its deffinatly an old school way but looks so cool!! great work man
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:07 PM   #20
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Nice work on the tlt axles! I still run them and love them. I want and need More!
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