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Old 02-17-2006, 07:13 PM   #1
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Talking Land Cruiser Tuber scale buildup

Well I finally got started on this truck the other day. I did not make the frame, or paint the body, it has been passed around and its finally found a good home thats going to finish it in all the glory it deserves

I did some research, as the person I bought it from was not the original owner/builder either. I found out Kingcobra built this about 6 months ago. The last guy added the shock mounting plates and a coat of primer. Along with some messy welds on those plates... The picture is pretty much what I have now. The body is painted on the outside to give it a more realistic look thats not so glossy. Its scary to think that it is going to get beat up...

UPDATE: RUNNING PICS ON PAGE 3!

My plans for the truck:

TLT axles with tobee wideners (painted flat black)
Yoko geolanders
pede tranny mounted under the hood, with a transfer case in the middle of the chassis.
55t lathe
Super rooster
Hitec 945MG
Integy shocks, losi springs
11.5" wheelbase
Maybe a full interior (already have the seats)
Spare tire mount
Lots of little scale features
I will be adding handles and a bigger stinger and probably a few more things.

I have already started work on it here and there and I will post up some more pics soon. Im really excited about this one but its taking some time.
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Old 02-17-2006, 07:54 PM   #2
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looks like a good start. nice body.
you should put a winch where the picture of one is. that would be cool.

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Old 02-17-2006, 08:00 PM   #3
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Very Sweet Tube Work... Can't wait to see more... !!!
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:36 PM   #4
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Great Great Great!!! Work. That is one of the nicest tube jobs made.
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:44 PM   #5
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Keep the pics coming on what is being done to truck!
Looks Great!
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Old 02-17-2006, 09:10 PM   #6
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Another great looking build!
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Old 02-17-2006, 09:47 PM   #7
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looks like a good start. nice body.
you should put a wench where the picture of one is. that would be cool.
I don't see a picture of a wench anywhere but I love hot chicks so by all means put one on it.

Seriously though. What are you planning on using for a transfer case? I was thinking of doing that same thing with a project soon?
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I don't see a picture of a wench anywhere but I love hot chicks so by all means put one on it
sorry i ment winch
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Old 02-17-2006, 11:04 PM   #9
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what color is that and very nice looking truck

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Old 02-18-2006, 01:36 AM   #10
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Phat as hell man!
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Old 02-18-2006, 01:47 AM   #11
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Sweet build! THats awesome tube work!
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Old 02-18-2006, 02:58 AM   #12
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Good build there, I remember Kingcobra's post over at scale 4x4.
Still looks really cool. Finaly someone is gonna finish that truck.
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Old 02-18-2006, 12:04 PM   #13
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Good build there, I remember Kingcobra's post over at scale 4x4.
Still looks really cool. Finaly someone is gonna finish that truck.
Exactly, I have had this for a few months now, and I couldnt wait to get started on it. Im glad its just not collecting dust somewhere

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What are you planning on using for a transfer case? I was thinking of doing that same thing with a project soon?
Thats a suprise... But I will hopefully have pics up tonight, ive been working since about 2 this morning and I will probably be in the office for another 6-8 hours :( So I wont be able to make much more progress on this until tomorow, but the transfer case is in, and the pede tranny is mounted (bearly fit!!) the transfer case actually acts as a 4:1 reduction as well, so with a 55t this thing is going to be slow! Im probably going to run a smaller spur and bigger pinion to compensate alittle, or switch to a mag mayhem or 35t lathe not sure yet.

And here are the seats I got for it, but mine are black with orange in the middle, they look so cool inside the frame!

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Old 02-19-2006, 12:24 AM   #14
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Transfer case is in. Its a traxxas sledgehammer tranny, well part of it, with the yokes ok the topshaft going to the diff on the pede tranny. Worked out really well actually.

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Old 02-19-2006, 12:26 AM   #15
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Did some mock up with the seats and a spare for fun Now its time to start the 4 link!

Also painted the axles flat black for a more scale look.

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i just sh!t myself!
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Looks great. If you decide to sell let me know. Im saving up. PS, who made that in the first place? Props to them.
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hey i just noticed how much clearance you gain by doing that and it has a low cog could this be the next big thing? nice work!
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Wow that looks great! Any idea what kind of paint was used on the body?
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Wow that looks great! Any idea what kind of paint was used on the body?
If I remember correctly, Kingcobra first sprayed a base coat of lexan paint on the outside of the body, then topped it with Duplicolor. ;)

What happened to KC? I've seen a couple of his projects here with new owners. He was building some cool stuff.

EDIT: Found it.......
a tuber...finally...

Color is Duplicolor Nissan 350Z LeMans Sunset

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