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Old 05-21-2020, 04:37 PM   #21
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Hit it with tan. Needs a light sanding and a few more coats. Need to order some more.

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Old 05-21-2020, 09:41 PM   #22
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I like the desert sand color

I have been struggling with how high mine sits after trying to clear the interior, I notice yours is a bit high also. I donít want to cut up any of this....



Waiting to see what you can do with yours....
So, adjusted the shocks today as low as I dare incase I want to run bigger tires later.

I dug through parts bin and found some new (jeesh) 80mm shocks (eyelet to eyelet) for the front. After that I just needed to match *read shorten* the rear cantilever arms that connect to axle.

I think it looks pretty good. Now just need to test drive to see how it handles. Still has plenty of travel for trail / rocks. For me anyways.

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Old 05-24-2020, 05:01 PM   #23
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So, got windows in, started weathering vehicle. Interiors done. Still need to paint bed; going to do silver and then weather it.

Still waiting on a bunch of scale accessories and parts. Ordered new beadlock wheels and bumpers.

Will keep thread updated.

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Old 05-24-2020, 05:03 PM   #24
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See weathering better.

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Old 05-28-2020, 07:09 PM   #25
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So, more work on bed. Added "steel" frame that diamond plate attaches to. Will make bolt or rivet details later for how it is connected. The steel parts will be painted tan. Will add rust to the bed later from use.

Also, want to attached a traxis roof rack for Defender 90 suv. Cut it in half for pick up size, and needed to make holes in body to attach it. Unfortunately for me, not a good contour fit so I drilled over sized holes and then glued straws into holes for connector points.

Then filled big holes with putty, and one completely hardened, I will sand and shape it to fit cage mounting points. On the inside of frame I glued styrene to be able to screw cage into and act as a backstop for putty.

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Old 05-28-2020, 07:15 PM   #26
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I added metal wire mesh to front grill and top vents.

I also added a pair of traxis metal light guards. Since they did not fit the contour of the front of my Defender, I had to use putty to fill in gaps and blend it. I will touch up tan paint later after all mods are done.

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Old 05-28-2020, 08:05 PM   #27
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So, got my Axial Scx10 II rails and chassis mounting plates in just now. I really, really want to run these as an upgrade.

So, I would have to cut the rock slider in the rear by about an inch and a half, not a big deal. It would look great and scale.

The problem arises from the built in receiver box. I like that feature, but to use it I would either need to run these backwards or cut out the floor of interior to fit around this.

Not sure what I want to, would rather run the mounting plates the correct way, but I would have to cut up interior floor. Not a huge deal, but dang if it would not have saved me fab work had these arrived sooner.

Any opinions? Don't ask me why I have a hard on to run these, just do.

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Old 05-28-2020, 08:18 PM   #28
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I guess what I'm getting at is, If I ever decide to make this doorless, do not see many, then I would want to keep interior unmolested for scale appearance.

Help...

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Old 06-03-2020, 08:22 PM   #29
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So, decided to use the Axial SCX10 II side rails on my unimog build. Since I have upgraded everything to aluminum, I will buy some aluminum rock rail attachment points for my sliders.

So now I can start working on both truck simultaneously while waiting for glue/putty to dry.

Yeah, I have a way forward. Will post more pics as I start up work.
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Old Yesterday, 09:44 AM   #30
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Iím liking this

What are you using for putty....filler?
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Old Yesterday, 03:07 PM   #31
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Iím liking this

What are you using for putty....filler?
Thank you. I was using car bondo, but a PITA to sand detail on small areas. I have since switched to Tamiya White Putty.

It hardens just as well, easier to shape and sand and does not have a noxious smell like bondo and other fillers.
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Old Yesterday, 05:14 PM   #32
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Not much done today, finished blending mounting holes.

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