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Old 06-15-2013, 09:54 PM   #1
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Default H1 Hummer Truggy

I built an SCX based H1 a couple years ago and after driving around with it for awhile decided it was time for a rebuild. I want something with more ability. The short wheelbase, short shock combo just isn't cutting it.


So, I had another Nikko Hummer body and decided to hack it up and turn it into a 2 door, extended cab pickup body. The body isn't finished yet but shouldn't look too bad when I get done with it. I'm no Hoosierdaddy or pardonmyn00b but it'll work for me.

Other parts I'm using for this build:
SCX frame cut and tubed
Axial aluminum SCX shocks
Axial 11.4" wheelbase aluminum links
GH Hummer style beadlocks
TSL Super Swampers
HH 7t puller
HH BRXL
Traxxas waterproof steering servo
3r winch with HeyOK controller
6" light bar made from Wally world led strip
HeyOK head and tail/reverse light controller

So far this is where it sits. I'm pretty much done with the back half. Maybe some detail pieces if I come up with anything. I need to figure out where and how to put in some brake and reverse lights. Next is to finish the front tubing, then make some panels for fender liners, etc. Then the fun of finishing up the body, paint and assemble. Then break in all my work on the rocks.


















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Old 06-16-2013, 12:19 AM   #2
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So what's the plan for the front fenders? Looks good. Different... but good.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:23 AM   #3
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So what's the plan for the front fenders? Looks good. Different... but good.
Thanks. Different's good.

I'm thinking of using some smaller rod and do something like this:


I also realized none of my other pics had the light bar on it so here's a couple:


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Old 06-16-2013, 11:27 PM   #4
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The tube will def help with maneuverability of it vice the bulky stock fenders. Some inner fenders will def be needed to keep it clean looking. Keep it up!
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:05 AM   #5
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I like this it's something different and rugged this has a start to a mean rig and gives me a lot of ideas, I'm looking forward to this one!
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:35 AM   #6
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I love the idea!
First thing I thought of on those fenders was to re-use the stock ones
mounted inside the shock..
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:24 PM   #7
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Thanks for the compliments.

Made some small progress today. Got my front shock mounts made and brazed on. Added a bar that goes across the front of the cab. Need to add some pieces to support the cab and some braces to support the bar.




I also took some scrap styrene and made a mount on the hood for my proline shovel and prybar. The width of the hood is perfect for these.





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Old 06-20-2013, 06:29 PM   #8
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So today I brazed in a steering servo mount. Borrowed this idea from BoostFreak's Absolute KAOS build.




I also got the front bumper pretty much done. Just need to trim the ends once I get my "fender" pieces brazed on. Matching the curvature of the hood is going to be a PITA.






With the winch on:




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Old 06-26-2013, 04:13 PM   #9
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Haven't gotten much done lately. It's been raining a lot and I do my work outside. Oh, to have a hobby room....

But I did get a few things done.

Added some winch/tow points to the front bumper.


Made a piece for the rear to mount some lights and added a winch/tow point to the back as well.



That's all for now.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:10 PM   #10
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Update time. I've managed to get some work done in between storms, plus a little when it slow at my job.

I brazed some M3 nuts onto the chassis for panels to cover the bottom. Still need to cut out the panels themselves. I had a couple made but brazing them the size that they were, they just warped. I did manage to braze some smaller sheet steel pieces to where the firewall would be.

I also brazed on some steel mesh behind the cab to use for mounting scale items. I thought the thin steel was a PITA to braze.....

I made up some inner fender liners. I didn't take any pictures yet. I'll have some more tomorrow hopefully. I have the next four days off so I plan on getting a lot done.

I sandblasted and painted the chassis today.





After Paint




I made some progress on the body. After a couple rounds of filling and sanding, this is what I had.



Then some primer.



I need to fill and sand it at least one more time to get a few things out. Also need to come up with some detail pieces for the extended cab part so it doesn't look so plain.

I got the hood completely painted the other day. I glued in the grill and headlights, plus a couple of super strong magnets to hold it to the chassis so I can remove it easily for battery changes.




What do you guys think of the tan and black theme?

That's it for today.

-Jon
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:47 AM   #11
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Lookin good man. Diggin the tan n black.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:51 AM   #12
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Me too, very natural
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:21 PM   #13
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It's turning out real sweet trombley2, keep up the good work...
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:37 PM   #14
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looking nice so far
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:34 PM   #15
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Thanks for the compliments guys. I've been pretty productive the last couple days.

I reassembled the chassis, axle, links, etc, etc. Also made a plate to mount the battery and electronics to (forgot to take pics with it installed).





I finished filling and sanding the body. Added a couple plates to break up the monotony of the extended cab.



All painted up. Not sure how I feel about the way I did the black accents....



I also mounted the jack to the backside of the cab, just below the rollbar. Need to weather it though, looks too new.

And for your viewing pleasure, assembled pics (Sorry some are blurry. I'll take better ones tomorrow.).






Tomorrow I'll break out the soldering iron and get working on the electronics.

Let me know what you guys think about the paint on the cab. I may change it up or it might grow on me.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:22 PM   #16
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So I think I'm about done with building this rig. Need to order up a HeyOK controller for my lightbar then I can button up the electronics and seal up the box so I can run in the water.

I ended up changing the paint on the cab some. I think it looks a lot better now.

I ran it real quick to make sure everything works and I can already tell that my front winch "hooks" need to come off. They are going to get hung up on everything.

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Old 07-07-2013, 09:40 PM   #17
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I really like this truck. Like the new paint combo to.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:46 PM   #18
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I've been wheeling this a bit and figuring out what needs changing. First off, the body roll was ridiculous so I put some 50wt in the shocks. So much better. I also cut off the front tow hooks for less hang ups on approach. I put some spacers in the front links to push out the front axle a bit to provide some better clearance.

Couple pics from yesterday.






I finally made and painted my "boatsides"/sliders


I had to modify my pull pal to work with my winch hook. I cut off the original hook point and brazed on a larger loop. Then repainted it. Original on top, modified on bottom.


Also weathered and mounted some accessories.






Mounted my buddies 1.9 Pitbulls to see how it looked.

I would have to push the axle even further forward to clear the body, but they look pretty sweet.

I've ordered a HeyOK controller for the lightbar. Should be in this week.

That's it for now.
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very nice job on the chassis. looks killer
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:01 AM   #20
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That look awesome
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