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Old 08-22-2013, 11:37 AM   #1
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Hi Guys,
I bought a Tamiya Tundra High Lift. Got some serious use out of it. More use in 1 week than my Yokomo Drift RC gets in a YEAR! haha.
Some action shots in a quarry I use 10 mins from house.
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The Quarry is nice and big, hard and soft ground
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:44 AM   #2
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Decided to make a Long bed Hilux. True to scale of a Real longbed.
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Ordered a set of of 1.55 stamped RC4WD steelies and Irok tyres. Want to get a set of Yota axles later on and maybe red leafs.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:41 PM   #3
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Very nice looking Tundra, I'll be watching the transformation to the Hilux. Save that Tundra body.
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:57 PM   #4
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Very nice looking Tundra, I'll be watching the transformation to the Hilux. Save that Tundra body.
Thanks very much I wanted to go for a more understated look with the Tundra. More of a work vehicle than a show winner. I'll be giving the Body to my Big Brother and I'll be making sure he takes care of it ;)
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:21 PM   #5
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I wish I had a brother ..... thanks for reminding me .. fun times the hilux looks good as a long bed.any other plans for your rig ?? Like 4 link rear and softer leaf springs up front ??
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:34 PM   #6
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I wish I had a brother ..... thanks for reminding me .. fun times the hilux looks good as a long bed.any other plans for your rig ?? Like 4 link rear and softer leaf springs up front ??
Haha sorry :( I would like to get the High Lift to a nice standard as a scale crawler. But I've no Idea how to start on making a 4link rear end Very little support over here(Ireland) for the hobby. I haven't been able to find any good comprehensive guides to making a 4 link online either(what do you have to buy? And where do you buy? Besides JunFac) I would give my right leg for a Raptor chassis If anyone has any links for good scale looking High Lift Build, that would be great
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:38 PM   #7
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This Image really justifies extending the rear end
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:04 PM   #8
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For references on good high-lift scaler builds, just browse around here...
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:39 PM   #9
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95% there haha. Just need a set of YOTA axles, saddle bag tool box, fenders and a set of shooter shackles
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Nice playground but..... need ROCKS!
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:16 AM   #10
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This is the first time I've heard of someone extending a hilux bed. Usually people get the bed bobbed. Anyways looks great.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:29 PM   #11
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It looks mean from the front! Awesome!


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Old 10-14-2013, 03:12 PM   #12
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Usually people get the bed bobbed. Anyways looks great.
Thanks for all the comments guys. Yeah I was thinking of bobbing because 70% of the bobbed hiluxs I see on Google Images are based on the Longer bed. The only reason I can think why theyd go for longer wheelbase, is for going up or down steep slopes


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Old 11-09-2013, 11:28 PM   #13
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Hi guys,
Loads done to the Hilux since last post.
Made my own Custom 4 Link setup. Shouldve have been the first thing I ever did to it. To say massive improvement is an understatement. 90mm RC4WD dual spring shock(keep it scale) R2 tranny, Junfac front steering kit(done my way), Cut the bed back a bit(better looking stance) and fiberglassed it(tough as... )
Not sure what to do next. Dove the nose and tail?
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:33 PM   #14
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2 years later... time for a quick update
Sold the tundra chassis, went as far as I could with it scale wise.
Bought an SCX10 Rubicon

I kept the old Tamiya Body, diceded to do a little restoration...

She is now a Bobbed AND Doved longbed Hilux and I couldnt be happier with the porprtions


The Rad Core is custom(gotta be careful doving thos grills)
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:51 PM   #15
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whats your wheelbase?
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:56 PM   #16
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Looks good. I know the I go through trucks more than using them, so it's cool to see someone in it for the long haul!
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Old 09-24-2015, 04:50 PM   #17
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whats your wheelbase?
stock rubicon base. 313mm I think.
Thanks bryco13
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:19 PM   #18
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This is 1 sick TOYOTA
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:43 AM   #19
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This is 1 sick TOYOTA
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:07 AM   #20
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So sick. I knew I'd seen this before somewhere. I'm working on the longbed too.




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