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Old 03-16-2010, 11:40 AM   #1
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Default lowslowtj builds a toyota truggy for nostayhome

with some of this:


a pinch of this:

a touch of this maily the boat sides???(if its ok with nostay (Barry)):


Parts:





leaf springs up front, 4-link out back, a dovetailed bed..... and more!
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:18 PM   #2
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Kepp us updated I can't wait to see this Yota
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:04 PM   #3
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Kepp us updated I can't wait to see this Yota
x2 can't wait to see this come together.
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:41 AM   #4
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SO in epic lowslow fashion I have been involved in way more work than I can handle. Basically over the past two weeks I thrashed on my 1:1 1949 willys to get it ready to be flat towed it to Easter Jeep Safari in Moab Utah. it seems that a couple of friends were gonna let me crash in their hotel rooms for the week! It was a blast, but I have not gotten much done with scale crawlers. Here are some pics from Hells Revenge:


Now that I am back I have re-started Barry's truggy build. I started by making a bolt on cross member for the Toyota that will hold leafsprings:
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Old 04-08-2010, 03:42 PM   #5
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So the truck is underway. I cut the frame in lieu of the truggyization:


Next I plan to trim the bottom of the cab and doors so that I can lightly boatside the Truggy. here is what I will trim. Barry let me know what you think!:



as for the front bumper I will re-create a scale Marlin Crawler bumper like this:
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:00 PM   #6
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Looks good so far Verne. Cut away!!!!
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:38 PM   #7
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the cab trim is done, and I do think it is subtle enough that it wont be terribly noticeable and not at all unrealistic. pics:

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Old 04-09-2010, 01:04 PM   #8
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Lookin cool, glad to see more 2.2's being built!
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:50 PM   #9
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The bumper should be easy the second time.
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:22 PM   #10
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The bumper should be easy the second time.
Yep its a great looking bumper to make a scale version of! Sorry I missed you guys this weekend. I was painting the guest room.

I got some more done on the Yota now that some High Lift springs showed up on my door to replace the short big rig springs I had.

First I brazed in a rear shackle mount in both sides of the frame and made some 5/8ths inch long shackles.

Then I made some plates to connect the leaf springs to the axle.


more to come!
These plates first attach to the leaf springs...

...and then you bolt on the front axle.


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Old 04-19-2010, 10:59 PM   #11
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Got the rear links done tonight out of 5/8ths delrin rod. I also fabbed up one of my axial axle trusses:




Now I can build the tubular part of the rear frame. Barry wants the back of the chassis to be in line with the back of the rear tires, so a 90 degree departure angle.
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Old 04-26-2010, 05:56 PM   #12
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I got the back half of the buggy underway! Its looking good, but I want to make sure Barry is down with the bed hight etc. have a look:



Barry, Is the bed too low? I will add an upper bar like the other Truggys pictured above, and well I like the bed hight, but it aint my truck! So let me know!

Here is how the cab will look over the front of the frame. I may add a little suspension lift to get a bit more clearance between the fenders and the tires.
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:06 PM   #13
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Looking good Verne!

Haven't seen or heard from you in a while, glad to see your alive and building.
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Thanks Brian, and yes the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated, you see I was only "mostly dead" and not "totally dead"!

No I just got a bit burned out on RC's! I knew I would be back, and I think I am! I'll blame my ADD once again.

As for the bed here are some ideas of what I would like to do if Nostay likes its location! I also taped the body in place so we can get an idea of where it will be one day!

I think this looks good for the downbar location:


But I also want to add a 1/8th rod upper bed bar like this for detail:

Unfortunatly both bits of metal are nearly impossible to hold at one time but I tried!


so the Down bar or C-pillar may pass all the way down to the main bed bar and then the 1/8th upper bed bar will start at the B-pillar, pass through the down bar, follow the main bed bars curve around and then bend down to the main bed bar like the 2nd example Truggy on the first page of this thread!

I hope that makes sense!

I also want to add a bar that will start at the back edge of the rocker guard tube and go up at an angle to the main bed bar.
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:24 PM   #15
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great work
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:34 PM   #16
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great work
Thanks, I need to get some more done...but my 1:1 DD had a rear caliper that was sticking ~3,000 miles and the pads and rotor on one side are DONE!
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nice...
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:05 PM   #18
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Getting there! Here are some more pics:

the rear tube work is close to being done. I need to add a spare tire carrier and maybe a support here or there:



Rear shock hoops:

Cab mounts:

The rear end was sitting a bit high so I made some front lift blocks (a serious no no in 1:1 (do as I say, not as I do)). I beveled the blocks a little to bring the pinion up a little. It was a bit low.:

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pics of the body mounted:



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Body mounts came out perfect and loving the ride height . Thanks for all your hard work.
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