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Old 03-10-2008, 10:00 PM   #1
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Default Bronco 2.2 Scaler X trail chassis build

Well I caught a bug, and it's the scaler bug. I have seen some amazing work on here. Dad's work truck won me over on the scale front. I can't believe the ingenuity that went into that build, it's simply amazing. I have set out to build my first scaler, and needless to say it sucks. I told myself to take time and do it right, but the other shoulder screams, " I wanna crawl NOW"! So I gotta little rushed and here I am. I started with the X trail chassis and some sheet metal. I have 6 AX-10's, so I had plenty of spare parts to start building. I stripped the old green and went with the rough look of worn aluminum. Next I built a roller and started to get ready to fab. My family owns a welding business, so I grabbed a little 110V and brought it home. I call this welder the throw away unit, it welds like crap but that's what they make grinders for. Anyways I built the front bumper out of 4 pieces of 22 gauge sheet metal. Next I built the engine compartment, and the fire wall. I proceeded to build the rear out of 22 gauge sheet metal and formed some roll bars. I built the motor and it fit perfectly. I will eventually build a cab, dash, recaro seats(came from another scale build on here), winch, lights, rear bumper, trailer to haul my T2008, and carpet. So here is what we have now....

65 T integy motor
X trail chassis
custom engine (Parma)
Dynamite ESC
Futaba 2.4 ghz radio
Mud slingers 2.2
Custom wheels RC4WD

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Well I hope you all like it, and if not...!!! I Do !!!!
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:54 PM   #2
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"My family owns a welding business"....why not TIG it??
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:46 AM   #3
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TIg would definetly be the way to go! Did you like the gas bottles in the back, I plan on building a scale Lincoln GTX, and a trailer. I will have my own little portable rig! LOL!!
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:09 AM   #4
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Quick note: Those rims and tires are awesome! I have the exact setup on my TLT based crawler.
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:10 AM   #5
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too cool , what colors you choice for body .
very good work
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:02 PM   #6
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Quick note: Those rims and tires are awesome! I have the exact setup on my TLT based crawler.
Yes I have to say the detail in the rims is awesome. Going from only seeing the axial bead locks to the RC4WD, is like going from a valiant to a mercedes. Oh yes cats, it's that special!!!
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:05 PM   #7
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too cool , what colors you choice for body .
very good work
I got a good buddy that had a blue 68 with a silver stripe that ran under the windows followed to the bed. But he also didn't have a blower sticken out the hood either. Im thinking of going a peach color with a tan rag top?
Im open for suggestions though!!
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:13 PM   #8
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Looks good keep the pic coming
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:00 AM   #9
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Well I got a little farther on the project. I have built a cab base and Im withing on seats to finish. I got it all wired and crawling. I added braker lights and will add KC and headlights. I put some carpet in the back. The wires will be hid. Things to come...

Aluminum trailer to haul my t2008 to the track!!
Rear bumper and hitch
seats
dash
cab build

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Old 03-16-2008, 10:29 AM   #10
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very cool bronco , on my bronco i extented a little the wheel base on back ,i think it s better for crawling and not bad for scale too ,because for me the wheelbase of bronco it s too small with 2.2 .
just my opinion .
your bronco is beautiful
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:02 PM   #11
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Well I got her wired up and lights are in action. Rear bumper still to come and aluminum trailer coming as well.

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Gotta work a little more on the cockpit for the recaro seats to fit right!
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:48 PM   #12
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I love that color, the truck looks great. Is it possible to push the front axle out a little bit, the wheel base looks a little short.
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:04 PM   #13
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Looks great . I have to ask, where did you get the mini cutting torch set up? That lil set up is friggin boobies.
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I love that color, the truck looks great. Is it possible to push the front axle out a little bit, the wheel base looks a little short.
The body is actually to far forward. I just noticed thanks man

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Looks great . I have to ask, where did you get the mini cutting torch set up? That lil set up is friggin boobies.
Got the torch set from the crawler store. I have a trailer coming and plan on building a portable engine drive welder, set up my cutting torch, and air compressor. I will have my portable welding trailer ready to go on site!!
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:45 AM   #15
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hey man good lookin build i like the sheet metal work, everything looks really sturdy
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:34 PM   #16
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You got a great start going there, love the way the motor looks out of the hood. Look forward to seeing it with the trailer.
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Thanks for thecomments guys. I have the trailer almost built and had to take some weight off the truck. Rear bumper is coming together. I'll have pictures posted soon!!
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"My family owns a welding business"....why not TIG it??
Just because it's a welding shop doesn't mean they have a arc, mig, and a tig. Where I'm originally from there are 4 different welding shops, none have a tig, and only 2 have a mig which they have sitting in the corner and hardly ever use. Lot of these old school guys are stuck on arc and can make it looks just as good as a tig. It amazes me.

Sweet build. That color fits it perfect! Love the blower sticking out of the hood
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That looks like crap, it wil never work right. pack that thing up in a box with some bubble wrap around it and I will come pic it up and haul it to my hous......I mean the dump.















J/K it is an awsome rig, does not play well with others
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