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Old 03-08-2016, 09:58 AM   #21
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Check out this website for inspiration



http://www.davisautosports.com/

My buddy just ordered one from these guys.

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Old 03-08-2016, 09:33 PM   #22
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Check out this website for inspiration

Davis AutoSports

My buddy just ordered one from these guys.

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Cool website, thanks for sharing.

Oh man, I've already started cutting up a perfectly good, brand new body. Whoops.






You can see I'm experimenting with some bends to get the idea of where things are going to go, metal-wise. Yes, I like wasting tube.

Wheels courtesy of my box of wheels under the workbench. Originally from GCM. They're nice. I'm always a sucker for black wheels. Always so badass. The original truck *might* have stretched it's wheelbase. I could go for that.

Much more to come.
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Old 03-08-2016, 10:04 PM   #23
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Oh so you are that guy!! LOL


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Ta Da!



It's here, and it's amazing.

Getting started with a first look video:



Much more to come. Detail photos and initial assembly impressions will follow in this thread.

Much thanks to Axial for providing the Honcho RTR to be the base for this build.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:17 AM   #24
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Oh so you are that guy!! LOL
Indeed I am.
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:09 PM   #25
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Some new progress on the bumper and rear tubing.





I'm really chuffing my own gulliver with this brazing stuff.
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:10 PM   #26
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Pretty bold chuffing your gulliver here for all the world to see....


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Old 03-13-2016, 07:17 AM   #27
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You shouldn't chuff your Gulliver in public.
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Old 03-13-2016, 09:16 AM   #28
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Oh this is looking very naughty!
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Old 03-13-2016, 10:40 AM   #29
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Forget your Gulliver, I want to chuff that rear end!! Nice work.
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Old 03-13-2016, 03:02 PM   #30
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keep cutting, it still looks like a jeep
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Old 03-13-2016, 08:03 PM   #31
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So wait where did you get this body or more importantly where can I get one.
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Old 03-21-2016, 02:54 PM   #32
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Pretty bold chuffing your gulliver here for all the world to see....


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Hey, if you can't chuff it among your friends, who can you chuff it with?

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You shouldn't chuff your Gulliver in public.
Don't tell me how to not not chuff my Gulliver.

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Oh this is looking very naughty!
Very naughty indeed. If it were a child, it'd be sent to bed with no dinner.

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Forget your Gulliver, I want to chuff that rear end!! Nice work.
Do not chuff another man's rear end.

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keep cutting, it still looks like a jeep
No cutting on earth will fix this into a Toyota.

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So wait where did you get this body or more importantly where can I get one.
They're all over the 'bay. You just have to no where to look.



Some more metal work. 1/4" square bar functions as some heavy metal sliders. I built the mounts into the existing slider mounts that Axial provides. Easy. Definitely going to extend that wheelbase. Now on to fun stuff. Front bumper and then I begin interior styrene work.

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Old 03-22-2016, 01:44 PM   #33
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Killer work and body! I'm gonna sub, and cook pop corn and wait for an update...

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Old 03-22-2016, 04:49 PM   #34
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Im liking it so far im thinking of building a jeep my self

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Old 04-02-2016, 06:51 PM   #35
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Killer work and body! I'm gonna sub, and cook pop corn and wait for an update...

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Man, I hope you ate more than popcorn since posting that...

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Im liking it so far im thinking of building a jeep my self

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That's not a Cherokee.

I spent today revising the wheelbase. I added way too much length the first time around and it looked so weird. Much better now. Matches the reference nearly perfectly. I opted for plain old milled steel rod. That way, they'll rust and get cruddy over time, which appeals to me greatly.



Bumper for bumping.



Simple, but effective. No need to get crazy with stingers and junk. I'm not going to the mall with this turk. And yes, top link in the front needs to be shortened.

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Old 07-21-2016, 02:31 PM   #36
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Updates?
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Old 07-21-2016, 02:34 PM   #37
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Updates?
Getting back on this one shortly. My schedule's been pretty full, but now that Axialfest is behind us, I can start blazing through this build.

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Old 07-22-2016, 04:34 AM   #38
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Very nice body, I like the way you are going with it!

Is that a smaller diameter rod on that "stinger" then the rest of the bumper? If, IMO it looks a bit tiny. But that just me!

Looking forward to next update!
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:59 AM   #39
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doesn't look crappy enough. rust the rockers out and the bottom of the doors. don't forget the hatch.. and the fenders. oh.. and paint it red. rose red like a lot of Cherokees that are rusted out.


tube work and bumping tubes look good.
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Old 07-31-2016, 04:27 PM   #40
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Very nice body, I like the way you are going with it!

Is that a smaller diameter rod on that "stinger" then the rest of the bumper? If, IMO it looks a bit tiny. But that just me!

Looking forward to next update!
Yes, stinger is a smaller diameter. Since I've painted it now, I'm not changing it. It's a "Speed Stinger"...

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doesn't look crappy enough. rust the rockers out and the bottom of the doors. don't forget the hatch.. and the fenders. oh.. and paint it red. rose red like a lot of Cherokees that are rusted out.


tube work and bumping tubes look good.
Thanks, red is a nice color for a cruddy old jeep.

The update we've all been waiting for! No? Well, it's the update you're going to get, and like it!



After a weekend of finally having some time to get back into styrene work (which is the best kind of work), I managed to wrap up the tough stuff like the rear fenders, interior floor, and firewall. And with that comes primer to check for low spots or rough body work. There's a bit of that here and there to repair, but I'm quite happy with the initial results. The comp-cut rear looks pretty cool, and after sourcing some proper sized tube, I put together the tail lights. Front fenders also got a mild trim.



I'm pretty keen on these new Incision 1.9 Method's. I sanded and buffed the outer ring to give them a bit more dimension and I'm pretty chuffed at how they look on this build. Originally, I wanted to go for a slightly older JK-style wheel, but these turned up and knew they'd be right at home.




Interior is sparse but appropriate for a purpose built vehicle like this. I *should* probably do an interior spare tire in the back, but we'll see how I feel. I'm not even sure I'll put in all the windows. Maybe just windshield for this one.




3D printed interior add-ons from Ryan Luna fit pretty well, but required some minor trimming due to the way my interior works around the SCX10 frame. Some Vanquish steering bits and VVD's help make the steering work a bit better.

More to come. Open to suggestions on color. I'd like to keep the metalwork as-is. Black.
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