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Old 11-07-2014, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default 1958 Jeep FC170....I must be crazy!

I stumbled on to a vehicle for sale on Bring-a-Trailer the other day and decided I must have one....in 1:10 scale! Haven't attempted a styrene job this big yet, a cowl hood and an interior, but a body? - well, here is my inspiration. Will update after my hand stops cramping! Lots of curves in one of these. I've seen a couple of threads since I spawned this idea, not sure I will match the level of quality, but now I am powered by curiosity - get the roof on then see what chassis it will get mounted on.

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This will either be mounted on a Vaterra Ascender chassis or a RC4WD leaf spring chassis, this would be more scale
Front mount motor / trans with transfer case is the current plan
Brushed motor, Castle ESC or equal
1.9 tires with steel wheels
Gotta have the wood bed.....maybe the original steel replica, depends how the cab turns out after a ton of sanding, putty and then the roof.

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Old 11-07-2014, 09:22 PM   #2
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Nice, a cabover Jeep. Way cooler than any JK will ever be.

It does really deserve the leaf springs, even if it will crawl better with Ascender DNA.
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Old 11-07-2014, 09:27 PM   #3
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What he said. LOL
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:25 PM   #4
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This one was @ sema show.
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:59 PM   #5
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I'm not much of a cheap fan anymore, but the old classics especially the forward controls are really unique. I give a thumbs up to it being leaf sprung. Ilook forward to watching this one
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Old 11-09-2014, 04:25 PM   #6
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Well got a little further, ALOT of sanding to go and filler here and there. Bracing and a butt load of little details yet to go. Gotta finish the grill, glass stops. Its a little off here and there but had to ball park and calculate some dimensions from my picture stash. Definitely want the wood rear deck, can picture a couple scale dirt bikes strapped down back there. Gotta see how the body work turns out first before I build the back half.

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Old 11-10-2014, 11:18 AM   #7
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Love these out of the norm builds!! Looks great so far, I'm subscribed.


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Old 11-10-2014, 12:02 PM   #8
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Love it! That green one looks pretty cool, but I'm more traditional.

Looks like you have a great start goin on. Should be a little more rounded on the cab though. Looking forward to see what you come up with.
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:14 PM   #9
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If you want more pics with great detail and recent, check out Lime Street Carriage, they restore classic Jeeps and have done a few FCs! Cant wait to see this one complete!
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Old 11-11-2014, 08:55 PM   #10
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Thanks JBcustoms, I will check them out. Got a little further tonight, a lot of sanding and shaping yet to do. Needs to be a little "rounder" in front. The vertical grill vents were a little challenging. Need to mock up a windshield to see how the stops will work.

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Old 11-15-2014, 06:49 PM   #11
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Spent a few days in the body shop, getting a bit more rounded. Started the dash, what little dash these things have.

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Old 11-16-2014, 03:34 PM   #12
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Finally some primer....now I can really see the errors! Trying to fab the 'JEEP' letters. Smaller than I thought.

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Old 11-24-2014, 07:31 PM   #13
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Well, I knew this was going to be a slow build and one of the things I hate most is waiting for parts to come in the mail! That said I have finalized my plans and have the body close to being ready for paint. Here's what I have decided on.....JUST WAITING FOR PARTS!

SCX10 chassis to begin with, stock Honcho shocks for now
Hand Bros CMS kit
RC4WD Red Leaf Springs - NO LINKS - except for one upper in the rear left, kind of a anti leaf spring wrap bar
GearHead rear shock relocation kit (going with as flat a bed as possible)
RC4WD 1.9 Irok's
Hot Racing steel 8 hole slots love the hardware! - and the mini valve stems puts a smile on my face every time I look at them! - Now in Testers Phoenician Yellow - part of my paint scheme
Team Brood is clearing out a bunch of Trinity Chameleon 2 - 19t brushed motors. Tried one in another SCX10, lots of torque and good wheel speed - Got One!
Hobbywing Quicrun 1060 ESC - always used Castle stuff, thought due its size it could be concealed easier
RC4WD driveshaft alignment shims
G.T. Power 22mm Super Bright headlight set

Teaser shot, more driving me crazy as I am at a stand still until the chassis gets here so I can figure out how I am going to mount the body and fit it on the chassis

The wheels
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Thumbs up on the progress! What's going to be the color of choice? Sticking with the original picture color?
Only thought I have is, I'd spend the $20 on some CI foams for those iroks. Just my .02


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Old 11-25-2014, 04:40 AM   #15
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Yes, sticking with the color scheme in the beginning photo. And great idea on the CI foams, Thanks!
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:19 PM   #16
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Body is in color! And finally got started on the chassis. Started with the rear link to leaf swap.

Had to straighten the frame rails to get the springs to line up at the front and rear mount points.
jeep fc170 photo IMG_7560_zpsd5b01f7d.jpg
Used a GearHead shock relocation for both the shock mount and offset the springs
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Pic with wedge installed
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Going to need shorter 80 to 85mm shocks though
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Base coat.....trying to follow the paint scheme at the top of the thread
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COLOR!!!!
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Now for the front suspension and assembly....fun stuff!
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Thats Testors Firey Orange over Testors Phoenician Yellow and a little clear coat.
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:42 AM   #17
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A few build updates. Finished the front end conversion to leafs. Added a simple upper link to hopefully assist in controlling spring wrap. Its "floating" through the upper link mount on the rear diff and attaches to the normal left inner location of the trans mount. Flex was un-affected albeit not having a ton of flex, but that should improve with a set of correct length shocks.

Rear diff mount
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Flex shots....gotta have a couple! No where near the same as my SCX10 but very true to scale, really like it so far.
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:49 AM   #18
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Added the front headlights, and running lights. Started the bed, wanted wood but I convinced myself that after a couple rollovers that wood side rails would not hold up. I ordered a couple sheets of miniature RC4WD diamond plate, some Lockup RC hardware and added a 3/16 square aluminum frame network to mount the deck to. Now its roll bar time. And trying to cut a windshield for this thing!

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Mocked up, not mounted yet
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Old 11-29-2014, 03:30 PM   #19
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Its Cage'in time! Still have a lot of cleaning up to do but thought I would combine the cage and a tire holder. Giving thought to adding weight to the inside of the tire, BB's? Need to add some ballast to the rear. Just received the ESC so maybe tomorrow I'll see how it runs! Like to have the correct shocks first.

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Old 11-29-2014, 04:01 PM   #20
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Nicely done!
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