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Old 05-04-2019, 08:57 AM   #1
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I've decided to kick off another build. This truck I'm building for my son. It'll be based off his love for fire trucks and my appreciation of those who fight wild fires.

Starting with a little inspiration from my son's Hot Wheels


I did some more research, and I'm shooting for something a looks similar to this


using the Proline Superduty and Utility bed


I've been collecting some parts to get this build going. Here I've picked up the new Axial Raw Builders Kit along with some new tools and a fire extinguisher scale accessory from my local hobby shop.


And we're off!


Even though my son is only 3 years old, he's really excited and has been a pretty good helper so far.

I'll continue to update this thread as we build.

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Old 05-04-2019, 09:22 AM   #2
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awesome. love to see father and kid builds
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Old 05-04-2019, 11:53 AM   #3
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Heck yeah, family time + tiny trucks = tons of fun n memories! Great to see lil ones gettin into the hobby n havin fun while learnin somethin new. Cant wait to see how the truck turns out. Subbed!

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A little update. We've completed the axles and transmission. I also found some left over electronics to put in this truck to get it going.


I also picked up the Superduty body, utility bed, headache rack, and emergency light kit.


I can really see the vision now!
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This is gonna be sweet. Don't forget this interior

It's made for the Ford Raptor but should be a good fit for this body as well.
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Awesome build, love the idea and it being for your son.


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Old 05-09-2019, 05:57 AM   #7
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Time with the son is priceless
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Nice, I like these parent/kid builds.

Love the choice of theme.
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Thanks for the comments! It's been fun to show him how to put things together. I'm glad Axial came out with this builders kit. I was able to use up a lot of stuff I had laying around in boxes (attempting to reduce the clutter around here). Just need a set of tires. I'm thinking about getting the RC4wd Duratracs in the 3.85" tall size. I think that would create a more scale appearance.



Question for the mods: Could someone please fix the typo in the thread title? I'm not able to
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:35 PM   #10
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May 14th Update

The frame is put together and I've started setting some of the electronics in place. This one will be running a Tekin FXR with a Pro 40t motor and a Spektrum radio.



Wheels and tires should show up tomorrow!
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:35 AM   #11
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Cool idea for a build! I'm looking forward to seeing this one progress.
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May 16th Update

The wheels and tires arrived. I went with the RC4WD Goodyear Duratrac tires 1.9 x 3.80 tall and the Gmade SR05 wheels in painted silver. I might take a crack at painting the tire letters white. They are a very sticky compound. Should grip really well!


I think they are pretty close to what you would see on an XL Superduty with steel wheels

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After a few more nights of work, we have a chassis on it's own feet. The wheel and tire combo turned out great. I was able to test the electronics. Everything works and no funny noises from the transmission, so I must have done something right. Just need a servo cable extension and a different servo horn. Sits too close to the chassis with this particular servo to get full swing. On to the body work!

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Old 05-22-2019, 09:50 AM   #15
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That looks great!
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Great father/son project.
I'm sure the boy is excited with this.
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Old 05-31-2019, 02:30 PM   #17
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I keep checking in on this one. The truck is looking really good with those steel wheels, nothing like a government work vehicle!
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Old 05-31-2019, 03:00 PM   #18
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Nice work so far. Your wheel and tire choice make sense. A brush truck is not going to have blinged out beadlocks on it!
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