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imthatguy 03-05-2016 07:07 PM

Imthatguy builds a Cherokee because he hates Jeeps.
 
Ta Da!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/CXjm5y.jpg

It's here, and it's amazing.

Getting started with a first look video:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/oC_ivBbcOOs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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.

chino63 03-05-2016 07:24 PM

Re: Imthatguy builds a Cherokee because he hates Jeeps.
 
Very nice, I'm sure you will do some super cool scale stuff with this. As for the two piece body, I can only hope to guess we will see a Comanche version of this soon.

Szczerba 03-05-2016 07:34 PM

Re: Imthatguy builds a Cherokee because he hates Jeeps.
 
Some of the best box tapping I have seen yet!

Also, they beat you cutting the body in half, they must know their scale stuff, that is a "pro builder" technique.

cbp27 03-05-2016 09:43 PM

Re: Imthatguy builds a Cherokee because he hates Jeeps.
 
Can't wait to see what you make of this!

eddievedder 03-05-2016 11:49 PM

Re: Imthatguy builds a Cherokee because he hates Jeeps.
 
Might I suggest tossing the front half, and basing your build on the rear half only. Like a reverse truggy.

imthatguy 03-06-2016 01:14 PM

Re: Imthatguy builds a Cherokee because he hates Jeeps.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chino63 (Post 5459658)
Very nice, I'm sure you will do some super cool scale stuff with this. As for the two piece body, I can only hope to guess we will see a Comanche version of this soon.

I don't think we're going to see that from this manufacturer. He didn't have any future plans for this, or other bodies. Perhaps the success of it will change that though!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Szczerba (Post 5459668)
Some of the best box tapping I have seen yet!

Also, they beat you cutting the body in half, they must know their scale stuff, that is a "pro builder" technique.

Maybe I'll cut this one in half the other way! Horizontally!

Quote:

Originally Posted by cbp27 (Post 5459749)
Can't wait to see what you make of this!

I'm going to make a Jeep! Duh! ;-)

Quote:

Originally Posted by eddievedder (Post 5459802)
Might I suggest tossing the front half, and basing your build on the rear half only. Like a reverse truggy.

Now you're thinking like a true Imthatguy.

Okay, time for picture overload!

Starting with how the body parts connect to each other. You can see the seam quite clearly, even after firmly affixing both parts.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/unFYQU.jpg

Lots of tiny Philips head screws and nuts to affix all the parts. It'd be nice if it were hex, but I wasn't expecting it.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/wGPSfS.jpg

More screws. Weird that there isn't any screws affixing the top part of the rear hatch. Luckily, styrene glue works an absolute treat. Unlike some other recent hard bodies, you'll have no trouble putting other pieces of styrene on top of this, if you're looking to do custom work.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/BwMKSh.jpg

In affixing the rear bumper assembly, the instructions call for a screw right through the rear panel. Seems odd that they couldn't come up with a better solution. I opted for scale hardware for now, but will probably screw in from behind and fill the hole.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/aBfhI6.jpg

Front bumper has a nice slot/tab arrangement under the front clip to firmly place itself. Nice.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/zdl5WI.jpg

Great details on the door handles and mirrors.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/vP5AEF.jpg

Light buckets and lenses are really nicely detailed.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/maSmgP.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/mYCutB.jpg

Another odd thing, in affixing the fenders, a screw through the panel again. I'm looking at a few different ways of solving that - maybe different fenders altogether.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/tYiqmi.jpg

On the Honcho!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/jT24T7.jpg

Wheelbase is spot on.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/oWifUg.jpg

With fenders:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/YBdYWB.jpg

Without (could be cool for a comp-cut look):

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/oOA5NG.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/45mxr1.jpg

And with a simple tire change, pretty easy to get a tuck.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/YUS3BC.jpg

More to come.

Bogncrawl 03-06-2016 02:29 PM

Re: Imthatguy builds a Cherokee because he hates Jeeps.
 
Definitely excited to see where you go with this.

Bananaclip 03-06-2016 02:34 PM

Re: Imthatguy builds a Cherokee because he hates Jeeps.
 
Nice video my brother! I didn't know you were such a handsome fella lol. My first and last 1.1 trail rig was an Xj. Tuff, dependable rigs. I'm going to need a couple of these. Send me a link please"thumbsup"

NitroSport85 03-06-2016 08:44 PM

Re: Imthatguy builds a Cherokee because he hates Jeeps.
 
Sweet build. I really like body… but I like jeeps, especially Cherokees.


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pardonmyn00b 03-06-2016 08:58 PM

Re: Imthatguy builds a Cherokee because he hates Jeeps.
 
You're a snappy dresser

TAT76 03-07-2016 07:49 AM

Re: Imthatguy builds a Cherokee because he hates Jeeps.
 
Awesome!!! But the price tag.. :(

spoo76 03-07-2016 08:10 AM

Re: Imthatguy builds a Cherokee because he hates Jeeps.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TAT76 (Post 5460643)
Awesome!!! But the price tag.. :(

Its about the same as other hard bodies with this much detail and the amount of parts. Look at the TF2 or the new blazer

TAT76 03-07-2016 08:35 AM

Re: Imthatguy builds a Cherokee because he hates Jeeps.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by spoo76 (Post 5460650)
Its about the same as other hard bodies with this much detail and the amount of parts. Look at the TF2 or the new blazer

This is true but that don't change the holy crap statis. I do want one but 160 for something that will be rolling off rocks is hard to justify.

imthatguy 03-07-2016 10:08 AM

Re: Imthatguy builds a Cherokee because he hates Jeeps.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bogncrawl (Post 5460121)
Definitely excited to see where you go with this.

Me too. Definitely going a little extreme with the cuts.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bananaclip (Post 5460124)
Nice video my brother! I didn't know you were such a handsome fella lol. My first and last 1.1 trail rig was an Xj. Tuff, dependable rigs. I'm going to need a couple of these. Send me a link please"thumbsup"

Send me a PM and I can walk you through it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by NitroSport85 (Post 5460422)
Sweet build. I really like body… but I like jeeps, especially Cherokees.


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I secretly like Jeeps, don't tell anybody.

Quote:

Originally Posted by pardonmyn00b (Post 5460438)
You're a snappy dresser

My best ripped stained shirt was in the wash.

Quote:

Originally Posted by TAT76 (Post 5460643)
Awesome!!! But the price tag.. :(

Quote:

Originally Posted by spoo76 (Post 5460650)
Its about the same as other hard bodies with this much detail and the amount of parts. Look at the TF2 or the new blazer

Quote:

Originally Posted by TAT76 (Post 5460661)
This is true but that don't change the holy crap statis. I do want one but 160 for something that will be rolling off rocks is hard to justify.

The price tag for this level of quality is extremely reasonable.

Derek Larsen 03-07-2016 05:02 PM

Re: Imthatguy builds a Cherokee because he hates Jeeps.
 
You could probably hide all those exposed screws on the body with some wood paneling. http://www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-co...15-063-950.jpg

Bananaclip 03-07-2016 06:44 PM

Re: Imthatguy builds a Cherokee because he hates Jeeps.
 
For the love of all things scale......DONT put wood on it. I'm sure a little nOOb mek paste/concoction would do the job. :roll:

-SCXD90- 03-07-2016 09:38 PM

Re: Imthatguy builds a Cherokee because he hates Jeeps.
 
Oh lordy that's a hot body! For *only* $160 it seems worth it. Got a link to the site where I can buy one? Might need to buy a second SCX10 to mount it on too...hmmmm

CIPRIANO 03-08-2016 05:42 AM

Re: Imthatguy builds a Cherokee because he hates Jeeps.
 
Nice Body,...I will follow carefully this post

stevem50 03-08-2016 06:04 AM

Re: Imthatguy builds a Cherokee because he hates Jeeps.
 
Following this..

imthatguy 03-08-2016 09:22 AM

Re: Imthatguy builds a Cherokee because he hates Jeeps.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Derek Larsen (Post 5460952)
You could probably hide all those exposed screws on the body with some wood paneling. http://www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-co...15-063-950.jpg

Um no. We had one of those back in the day. Can't do it. ;-)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bananaclip (Post 5461023)
For the love of all things scale......DONT put wood on it. I'm sure a little nOOb mek paste/concoction would do the job. :roll:

I'll just melt a sprue into the holes. No biggie.

Quote:

Originally Posted by -SCXD90- (Post 5461132)
Oh lordy that's a hot body! For *only* $160 it seems worth it. Got a link to the site where I can buy one? Might need to buy a second SCX10 to mount it on too...hmmmm

Taobaofocus.com Then find the original link on Taobao. Easy Peasy.

Quote:

Originally Posted by CIPRIANO (Post 5461272)
Nice Body,...I will follow carefully this post

Much thank.

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevem50 (Post 5461273)
Following this..

Great!

Okay, some inspiration coming at you for what I plan on doing to this perfectly good Jeep.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/OG8rh8.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/57a7Mc.jpg

Just imagine no front doors. And maybe no rear doors.

Chassis work is started as well. GCM transmission re-location kit, transfer case, Pro-Line Powerstrokes, and a SBG 3D printed cheap alternative to the cantilever kits currently on the market. SSD axle housings are next, and maybe some new links.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/4115Rp.jpg


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