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Old 11-22-2015, 05:04 PM   #1
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It's true. I'm stepping outside my comfort zone and building a Toyota. An F-Toy to be exact. With a combination of new and old parts I'm hoping to come out with something that looks the part, and performs the same way.

So, here we go. A bunch of junk from my junk drawer and the internet arrived on my workbench.



GCM is starting to get into printing little engines. As luck would have it, they're making a 22r. More importantly, they also make a mount plate for RC4WD's transmission, and a trick transfer case that drops to the proper size for a perfect 22r accurate drivetrain. No divorced transfer case, no driveshafts to fail, just great looking stuff.

The first step is to remove the original input shaft and mount the GCM plate.





One the motor is attached to the mounting plate, remove the original output shaft and replace with the longer one to satisfy the new transfer case.





Once that's done, assemble the 3D printed 22r which slides directly over your motor.



You can see above that I'm assembling the engine block with RC4WD scale-sized bolts for a little extra shine.

There's no better chassis than the Bruiser for an F-Toy. Easy to braze to, looks the part and looks awesome with a set of Rummy'ed axles underneath it. Leaf sprung and just loose enough to flexxxxx. Here's a shot with the engine/tranny plopped on it. I'll build some mounting tabs and push it forward about 3/4 of an inch.



And finally, I set up the front shocks. No springs inside, all for show, no go.



More to come.
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Old 11-22-2015, 05:28 PM   #2
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Great start!! You have my attention...


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Old 11-22-2015, 05:38 PM   #3
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Scratch build 1/9 body?
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Old 11-22-2015, 05:50 PM   #4
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Rummy axles!!! yes!! Good stuff my friend.
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Old 11-22-2015, 06:08 PM   #5
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I have a real 22R...........I want a tiny one to
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Old 11-22-2015, 07:57 PM   #6
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Wow really shocked me with the Toyota. I thought you only built jeeps. Looking forward to it.
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Old 11-22-2015, 11:08 PM   #7
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That motor/tranny combo is beautiful. I'll definitely be watching this one. I grew up in a Toyota FJ40.
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Old 11-23-2015, 03:45 PM   #8
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Off to an epic start bud. Can't wait to see it finished and out in the wild.
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Old 11-23-2015, 04:32 PM   #9
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Gee wiz! I wish my junk drawer had all that stuff. Digging this thing already. You cannot destroy a 22r I have 280K miles on mine and still going strong. I'm loving the tiny one.
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Old 11-23-2015, 04:58 PM   #10
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I know of a really cool sticker you could put on this.
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:14 PM   #11
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Man this is already too cool
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Old 11-24-2015, 06:45 PM   #12
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Looks great so far. Nice work.
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Old 11-26-2015, 10:15 AM   #13
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Great start! Looking forward to more progress, I hope more parts arrive soon.
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Nice chassis build so far, love that scale trans, transfer case - engine combo.
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Old 11-27-2015, 02:41 PM   #15
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Nice truck.
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Old 11-27-2015, 09:44 PM   #16
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Those are some great pieces from GCM!
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Old 12-05-2015, 02:51 AM   #17
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any updates buddy?? cant wait to see this rig rolling! rummy axles (uhmm my fav!) and 22r! i know somebody else got there hands on the the other day! haha epic build bro!

looking forward to more photos!!



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Old 12-06-2015, 03:35 PM   #18
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Great start!! You have my attention...


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Thanks! I hope to do something pretty fun with all this junk.

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Scratch build 1/9 body?
Maybe? How about scratch built tube frame?

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Rummy axles!!! yes!! Good stuff my friend.
I'm happy to have two sets of Rummy axles. They're truly are the best.

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I have a real 22R...........I want a tiny one to
Funny, I want a real one.

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Wow really shocked me with the Toyota. I thought you only built jeeps. Looking forward to it.
I'm not usually a fan of Toyota's, but this one's okay.

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That motor/tranny combo is beautiful. I'll definitely be watching this one. I grew up in a Toyota FJ40.
I grew up in a boot.

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Off to an epic start bud. Can't wait to see it finished and out in the wild.
If you love something, set it free.

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Gee wiz! I wish my junk drawer had all that stuff. Digging this thing already. You cannot destroy a 22r I have 280K miles on mine and still going strong. I'm loving the tiny one.
Thanks very much sir. My junk drawer is overflowing. So much junk.

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I know of a really cool sticker you could put on this.
I wish I had a Beef Tubes sticker I could toss on it. Bash.

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Man this is already too cool
So much more to come!

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Looks great so far. Nice work.
Thanks!

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Great start! Looking forward to more progress, I hope more parts arrive soon.
Not much needs to arrive, except time and energy.

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ill be watching this build also! very nice!

cheers!
Cheers to you!

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Nice chassis build so far, love that scale trans, transfer case - engine combo.
Me too, this really takes advantage of the parts that RC4WD made that were good and let's GCM take over with the parts that make it accurate.

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Nice truck.
Thank.

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Those are some great pieces from GCM!
Sure are!

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any updates buddy?? cant wait to see this rig rolling! rummy axles (uhmm my fav!) and 22r! i know somebody else got there hands on the the other day! haha epic build bro!

looking forward to more photos!!



michael
I've got an update for you right here.

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i call dibs if its ever up for sale ! haha

Yeah, no. Not for sale. Not until I run it at the bottom of a lake anyway.

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I wish I had a junk drawer with some parts like that lol.
All you have to do is look. Most of this stuff I forgot I had!

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Very nice, I'm watching this build
Hooray!

Finally some updates. Holiday season is tough. So many parties. My work alone has two!

Anyway, I got around to making some mount plates for the engine and trans and transfer case. I'm pretty happy with the position, just need to order the pesky chassis cross brace so I can firm up the rear mount.




Thanks to GCM, the alignment to the driveshafts from the outputs is nearly spot on. No off centre weirdness here.




Tons of clearance on the under carriage.



Now that the basic mechanical bits are sorted and I know where the motor is going to be, I can start on the tubes! I started by drawing up my base in Illustrator and printing it out to scale.



Then, I simply bent some 3/16th brake line to match my template.



Hooray! Nice and square, and I only wasted 18 feet of tube to get it right.

You can see how it's going to be pretty flush with the frame. A few down tubes, top tubes, cross members and a cartoon dog figurine and I'm done.



With no thanks to my junk drawer, Chino hooked me up with a new set of his very famous, and very awesome leaf springs. Worth their weight in platinum.



More to come!
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Old 12-06-2015, 04:29 PM   #19
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Looking good sir! Glad the springs made it across the border.

I'd like to know how those tires work for you, I was contemplating those for my RC4WD Cruiser build.

Love the Bruiser stuff, I have a ton here sitting in boxes that needs to be abused. Only gripe with the Bruiser axles is the steering angle limitation due to the dog bones... I fixed it.





I need me one of those printed 22R motor covers.

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With no thanks to my junk drawer, Chino hooked me up with a new set of his very famous, and very awesome leaf springs. Worth their weight in platinum.



More to come!
I hope Chino does another batch of those springs one day, I'm down to 2 full sets left.
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