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Old 12-21-2004, 05:32 PM   #1
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Default My Toyota Flatbed (Moutaineer) new pics on page 11 9/25/06

I am building up my Mountianeer and wanted to mount a spare tire in the bed, so I went down to my LHS and they had the tire on the left of the below pic hanging from a display. That tire shows a little age I guess from being display for so long, the second tire was in a bag and is in mint condition.



The price tag said $20.00 which I was more then happy to pay for 1 tire, I then asked Cliff (owner) if he had any rims that would fit. He said "come look in the back while I get the other tire for you". 8O Even better, it was 2 tires for $20.00!



I found these rims and knew I had to narrow them so the tires could fit. This tires/rims will only be mounted as spares so they will not be glued.





Here it is mounted in the bed of the Mountaineer.



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Old 12-21-2004, 05:38 PM   #2
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Hey Badger... Need any more graphic design? I can work you out a deal; I'd be willing to do it for that bruiser.




That looks great, those tires look like Tamiya Hummer tires? Or maybe the Pajero/Wranger thing.
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Old 12-21-2004, 05:40 PM   #3
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Very Nice Find!Is that going to be a Runner? Any more pics of the YO?
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Old 12-21-2004, 06:12 PM   #4
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Yeaaah... I think I'm gonna keep it SR5Dave.

It it going to be a runner. I am in the process of cleaning it and installing new electronics. I pretty much built the truck I wanted from the three I had to choose from. See this post : http://www.rccrawler.com/postt4680.html

I think I am going to leave the bumpers and roll bar off since rckjeep is going to help be build a exo cage for it.









Here's a shot with the kids pw50's in the back.

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Old 12-21-2004, 06:22 PM   #5
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That is just too cool man! Are you going to weld the exo to the frame? If so, how are you planning on not melting the body? (this idea has crossed my mind...)
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Old 12-21-2004, 06:23 PM   #6
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Bikes look a wee bit small... Looks good otherwise, but toyotas generally do
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Old 12-21-2004, 06:28 PM   #7
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I don't really want to weld it to the frame. I think we could mount some brackets to the frame to attach it. I have been thinking about how not to melt the body and the only thing I could think of is making the cage 2 pieces and some out connecting them in the middle close to where the bed meets the cab. And to remove it you just disconnect (somehow) and pull the front and rear cages away from each other.

Make sence?
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Old 12-21-2004, 06:30 PM   #8
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Bikes look a wee bit small... Looks good otherwise, but toyotas generally do
There PW50's! For the kids! Jeesh!
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Old 12-21-2004, 07:18 PM   #9
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Looks Good! I had made a Cage for my Clod That had a Aluminum Chassis .What I did was make up some Mounting Plates to go on the frame,Then weld to them . then u can just Bolt and unbolt the Cage.
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Old 12-21-2004, 07:35 PM   #10
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looks really good cant wait to see it finished
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Old 12-22-2004, 05:00 PM   #11
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I got 2 pairs of those tires for $9.70/per pair
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Old 12-23-2004, 12:06 AM   #12
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Well I was thinking I need to by a new radio for this truck and then rckjeep talked some sence into me. So I bought a 3 channel receiver today and installed the electronics. I mounted the battery with the assoc. battery cups.

Several hours later it runs! I can even shift the 3 speed tranny. I don't know if I am going to keep the tranny in there or replace it with a more durable crawler tranny.

Here's the config:

Stock 750 motor
Rooster ESC
Futaba 3 ch micro receiver
Hitec (digital) steering servo
Hitec (standard) shifting servo

I plan on changing the rear suspension with the help of rckjeep, should be very cool.

But for now I am going to run it the way it is until I break something











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Old 12-23-2004, 12:12 AM   #13
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cant wait to see some action shots
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Old 12-23-2004, 12:58 AM   #14
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I am going to need to take a closer look at how the tranny works in stock form. I am mounting mine now and don't know how it is supposed to work in original form. Should be simple enough, but I'd like to see one up close. Heck, I might be missing parts.

When are you getting out and running? I am just across the freeway from you when working so maybe we can hook up for lunch sometime..

Yours is looking good so far. Keep the pictures coming for scale fans like myself.

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Old 12-23-2004, 02:01 AM   #15
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Nice truck. As far as the frame is concerned, you could cut it down the middle and use dowels to join it together.
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Old 12-23-2004, 02:33 AM   #16
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i agree with everyone else ....that is a very nice truck!!! looks kick a$$ keep us updated on your new suspension setup
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A two piece exo cage that bolts together would be sick.

Perfect canidate for E-maxx tranny, especially if you plan to do TTC w/ it, little more wheel speed.
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Old 12-23-2004, 06:39 AM   #18
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Cool little Bruiser! I admire your willingness to run it stock untill you break stuff! The exo-cage souns cool! Maybe you could work it into the body mounts so it and the body come off together? Also, you might want to make cardboard templates of the body to use for bending/welding the cage. That way you can keep it tight and not worry about the body while you make the cage.
If you're considering a tranny swap, maybe a King Hauler tranny would be one to think about? Still a 3-speed, but it is a constant mesh setup, so you can shift while the truck is in motion as long as you're off the throttle. The shiftgate will take care of that for you.
I have a few of the trannies for projects, but haven't run them yet so I can't speak personally for thier durability. I have never heard any complaints about them, and they have been used in monsters/crawlers on this board and RCMT. They can be found on ebay for reasonable money.
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Old 12-23-2004, 10:14 AM   #19
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Attach the exo cage to the bumpers and nerfbars/rocksliders. It looks goo but it'll look alot better with the cage on it. A toyota exo cage 2nd gen but you get the idea http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62801
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Old 12-23-2004, 10:19 AM   #20
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Default Re: My Moutaineer with Goodyear spare tire.

Fullmod, thanks for the tips. I would like the body and cage to come off together. And I am going to look into the King Hauler tranny, cause I am digging this three speed tranny. It does not really need three speeds since the high gear speed is pretty much useless for what I want to do.

SlinkySam, Do yo want to look at the inner workings of the tranny or just how it shifts on the outside?

Yeah, we can definitly hook up some time for lunch. We should probably do it early next week if you want to see this truck running. I have a feeling it is not going to stay in one piece for long.

I should be getting some action shots of it this weekend.
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