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Old 10-21-2016, 10:52 AM   #1
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Finally got these bodies to the US

Gonna model it after this one



Here are the bodies.

I grabbed several as i can foresee a very limited supply of these





Got my scx2 a while back.

Mocked up on the chassis. Stocl bumpers need to be trimmed off the body to fit the JCR bumpers



Gonna use locked up for the wheels.

But i think im going to get some 2.2s to stretch over 1.9s to get the 17" look



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Old 10-22-2016, 10:28 AM   #2
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it's gonna look Good but why not use a 1.9 rim that looks like a 17 . those wheels and tires on the jeep in the pics are not 17 lol they are more like 20s and really looks out of proportion on that jeep.
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Old 10-22-2016, 11:59 AM   #3
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Nice! Where can I score one of these? I haven't seen this yet

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Old 10-22-2016, 01:33 PM   #4
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it's gonna look Good but why not use a 1.9 rim that looks like a 17 . those wheels and tires on the jeep in the pics are not 17 lol they are more like 20s and really looks out of proportion on that jeep.
They are 17s. I asked the owner of the jeep what size they were, 1.9s would look too small with the rubbers that gotta fill those big wheel wells

Thanks for looking out tho bud


I got them off of the australian ebay

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Old 10-23-2016, 04:00 PM   #5
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That'll look sweet taking the kids to soccer practice! Can we go grab some fro-yo when it's done!?





I'm only teasing. Shaping up to be a fine build, and those bodies look to be of good quality.
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Old 10-23-2016, 07:48 PM   #6
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Nice! Where can I score one of these? I haven't seen this yet

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Old 10-23-2016, 09:36 PM   #7
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Just wait till you guys see the paint job i did on it. Its beautiful lol. Will post tomorrow

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Old 10-31-2016, 07:17 PM   #8
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I got some time to work on the wj

I must say its much easier to model these things when you have the 1:1 in your driveway







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Old 10-31-2016, 07:45 PM   #9
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Looking good. How much did the bodies cost? Did it come with the windows?
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Old 10-31-2016, 07:55 PM   #10
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Looking good. How much did the bodies cost? Did it come with the windows?
Thanks bud, he raised the price to around $160

Yeah it has a one piece window, and mirrors 2

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Old 11-13-2016, 06:47 PM   #11
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Heres a cool pic

I now have a zj hardbody

Xj, zj, wj

All the solid axle cherokees.

More on the grand soon



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Old 11-17-2016, 10:56 AM   #12
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This is cool! I need a picture with the 1.9 Growlers on it. Please.
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This things going to be kool cant wait to see more
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Old 11-18-2016, 10:20 PM   #14
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This is cool! I need a picture with the 1.9 Growlers on it. Please.
I will get one soon


Thanks a lot guys!

So much going on in my shop today

Well heres some pix you've been waiting for!
The first mock up!!

Next to the OR fab xj
Still have not gotten the 2.2s but decided to throw on some ssds to see what itd look like...

I. Love. This. Jeep.





Might have to get a new bumper, the scx2 one does not fit as well as i thought

So many projects at once..



The old burb n k5 settling into the new shop.



Should i do a separate thread on the zj? Lol



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Old 11-19-2016, 11:09 PM   #15
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Do you have a set of the 1.55 Growlers? I think they would look super scale.
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Do you have a set of the 1.55 Growlers? I think they would look super scale.
Yes, i will give them a shot and take a pic for ya

Zj has its own thread now

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Old 11-26-2016, 10:06 AM   #17
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Any updates on this
Next week. Im waiting on my 2.2s;) its almost done!!

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Old 11-27-2016, 09:20 PM   #18
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So i decided to get the bumper situation figured out

I really like the scx2 bumper because it is the same style as the one im going for

The bumper hugs the grill and headlights very tight on the wj version



But the angles are not correct on the scx2 bumper

So! Naturally; I decided to modify the stock one.

I started with this




Then made some cuts to fold in the bumper sides to the correct angle




Here they are folded in and welded shut

I did the same to the ends to bring them out, and filled in the gap with some styrene so it will retain its strength



NOW it hugs the grill nicely

(Excuse the dirty headlights) lol



Finished with some spray on bedliner to get rid of that plastic look





Im happy with it









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Old 12-05-2016, 10:24 PM   #19
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2.2s are in!!

Beadlocks and one widener for each wheel





1.9 stretched on these 2.2s







I really dig the look of the wheels...

However i think i need a skinnier tire, and probably a few mm shorter.

I will have to look around...

Any suggestions?


My new shop is coming together




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Old 12-06-2016, 12:41 AM   #20
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