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1BadJeepBruiser 01-05-2008 09:58 AM

1BadJeepBruiser's Ax10 Xtrail Bronco RTR with Videos
 
Figured I would post this in here, we have a lot of new comers on RCC due to the release of the AX10 and I will do my best to show you guys how to build up a nice simple functional scaler.

I picked up an axial a couple weeks back from The Crawler Store along with an Xtrail chassis. I really like the design of the chassis a lot mainly because it reminds me of a Bruiser chassis. Well lets get started....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...lBronco004.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...lBronco006.jpg

Cracked open the box, I love how everything is individually packed.

I got started on the axles, I always used a heavy white lithium grease on my ring and pinion gears. I know there are a lot of people who dont use any grease or barely any at all but I always use it, it will no doubt prolong the life of the gears

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...lBronco010.jpg

Got the axles finished up
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...lBronco012.jpg

For now, they will be stock, down the road I will add some goodies to them.

I went with a Bronco body for this build, and painted in the Tamiya copper color. It was the closest color I could find to match the 73 EB I had. Body choice is important in a scaler and HPIs Bronco is nicely done and detailed with nice stickers and all. I couldnt leave the body just stock, so I hit up Terry/MOCRAWLER and had him make me a soft top for the Bronco, I really think this sets the body off and makes it look much better.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...lBronco013.jpg

I then added a rare Kyosho Pathfinder tire carrier with a reduced and narrowed imex claw dawg on a fly wheels I had.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...lBronco014.jpg

One detail that is often left out is the body lines, grab yourself a panel pen (can be ordered from Tower or LHS) and draw them in, they make the body pop a lot more

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...lBronco015.jpg

I will also be adding head lights and parking lights to the body, which I will show how to do. And if I can find them, I have some Scale Off Road photo etched Bronco emblems as well.

Next up is to start stripping the green anodizing.

Stay tuned for more pics and tech"thumbsup"

-Mike

CRF450R 01-05-2008 10:03 AM

One of the best looking Bronco bodies I've seen"thumbsup"

Unimoger 01-05-2008 10:09 AM

That paint color along with terrys soft top make that body look amazing."thumbsup"

FightinURfear 01-05-2008 10:38 AM

What amazing detail. Where did you get the tire carrier? That "soft" top looks great. The Bronco body has got to be the best body on the market. Nice job. Cheers!"thumbsup"

Harley 01-05-2008 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FightinURfear (Post 993092)
Where did you get the tire carrier?

Already in the first post. People who know Mike know he has RARE things all over, if you want something like that you are really going to have to hunt/pay for it!

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1BadJeepBruiser (Post 993053)
I then added a rare Kyosho Pathfinder tire carrier with a reduced and narrowed imex claw dawg on a fly wheels I had.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...lBronco014.jpg

-Mike


balang_479 01-05-2008 10:52 AM

Awesome thread... And love the colour, so perfect, Im taking notes...

"thumbsup"

Wrecker 01-05-2008 11:52 AM

That body looks amazing Mike, but I wouldn't expect anything less from you.;-)
Can't wait to see it done."thumbsup"

4u2nv 01-05-2008 12:03 PM

The body came out great... You are right about the soft top, it really makes the whole look. Can't wait to see what you do next. This one going to have an interior?

LST022752 01-05-2008 07:35 PM

Great job on that body.

roktoy 01-05-2008 08:03 PM

Uh oh....here we go again. I predict this will be another drooler rig.....but heh...I could be wrong. :-)

Jay

BASSPROKVD 01-05-2008 09:02 PM

one of the nicest scale bodys ive seen
 
great work man

marzzz23 01-05-2008 10:33 PM

lookin sweet as usual mike.......hope i can see that thing in person at our first scale event with GSRCRC this spring.

dieselfuel 01-05-2008 10:51 PM

alright man lets see some more... ive kinda wanted to build another scaler for a while now, maybe it'll be a bronco...

1BadJeepBruiser 01-05-2008 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CRF450R (Post 993062)
One of the best looking Bronco bodies I've seen"thumbsup"

Thank you sir

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unimoger (Post 993068)
That paint color along with terrys soft top make that body look amazing."thumbsup"

Thanks Ben

Quote:

Originally Posted by balang_479 (Post 993102)
Awesome thread... And love the colour, so perfect, Im taking notes...

"thumbsup"

I hope some people get something out of it :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by wrecker (Post 993182)
That body looks amazing Mike, but I wouldn't expect anything less from you.;-)
Can't wait to see it done."thumbsup"

Thanks Rich, I am really siked about this build, I love this Xtrail chassis so I am really motivated on this.

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4u2nv (Post 993188)
The body came out great... You are right about the soft top, it really makes the whole look. Can't wait to see what you do next. This one going to have an interior?

I have 2 brand new recaro racing seats and a RPP hobby dash kit ;-) I am going to keep it simple since I want to be able to wheel it hard :twisted: but it will still be cool

Quote:

Originally Posted by roktoy (Post 993796)
Uh oh....here we go again. I predict this will be another drooler rig.....but heh...I could be wrong. :-)



Jay

I will make sure you are right "thumbsup"

Quote:

Originally Posted by marzzz23 (Post 994089)
lookin sweet as usual mike.......hope i can see that thing in person at our first scale event with GSRCRC this spring.

It'll be there a long with the clone

Quote:

Originally Posted by dieselfuel (Post 994134)
alright man lets see some more... ive kinda wanted to build another scaler for a while now, maybe it'll be a bronco...

as you wish

Worked on this some more earlier today after my mountain bike ride with a couple of a friends. I have never stripped anything that was anodized before so after using the SEARCH button here on RCC in the tools and procedures forum I found that Draino does the trick. So I picked up a bottle and got started.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...lBronco016.jpg

NOW this is some serious stuff peoples, especially for the youngins that are building here. You need to use caution when using this stuff. I recommend you do it outside in the garage/shop area where its well ventilated. Put on some crappy clothes, and wear gloves! DONT get this stuff on you, you can get a BAD chemical burn. Be careful when pouring it and when mixing it around the parts.

so I grabbed my fresh green axial parts
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...lBronco017.jpg

and got one of those old chinese food containers from the cabinet and poured in some draino

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...lBronco018.jpg

Within a minute or 2 you can see it starting to work
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...lBronco019.jpg

as the anodizing starts to come off, stir it around or agitate the container so the parts move around some and the anodizing doesnt just sit over the parts

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...lBronco020.jpg

I noticed that when doing multiple parts at a time the anodizing takes its toll on the Draino and actually turns the Draino a yellowish greenish color and its effectiveness starts to diminish.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...lBronco021.jpg

so I dumped it out , and looked at the parts
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...lBronco022.jpg

As you can see they need some more, so I added some fresh in, let them sit for a minute then moved them around till they came out nice and clean.

In the end, I took the parts inside, and washed them thoroughly with warm soapy water. The end result was very good, some still have a hint of it, but a lil metal polish and a dremel will take care of that

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...lBronco024.jpg
end result.

More to come guys, stay tuned.

-Mike

RAM2500 01-05-2008 11:57 PM

Looking good man! I'm always game for a good Bronco build. I recently switched my poor beat Bronco body to a K2 chassis after Nats and it's more fun than ever. I'll always have a Bronco in the stable as long as they keep making that body."thumbsup"

Top looks awesome!8)

P.S. Picked up a Hudy. Niiiiiice!"thumbsup"

xxizzer421xx 01-06-2008 12:08 AM

Nice work keep it up, i always watch your build they are always the best!

1BadJeepBruiser 01-06-2008 12:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RAM2500 (Post 994278)
Looking good man! I'm always game for a good Bronco build. I recently switched my poor beat Bronco body to a K2 chassis after Nats and it's more fun than ever. I'll always have a Bronco in the stable as long as they keep making that body."thumbsup"

Top looks awesome!8)

P.S. Picked up a Hudy. Niiiiiice!"thumbsup"


ahhhhhhhhh Yes cant beat the Hudy, like I said, its the snap on of the RC industry "thumbsup" Youll notice such a difference in your motors when you have a nice true comm and add good brushes and springs .

Not much more of an update right now, its almost 2:30 am at this point, so its web wheel RCC then bed time, however one thing I did notice is that when people strip the anodizing they never clean up the aluminum... then it looks, well kinda crappy IMO. Scale is all about attention to detail. Now Im not saying you need blinging 4 links cause I know "chrome dont get ya home" but hell "bling dont hurt a thing" "thumbsup"

This took all of 5 minutes if that, you can see a difference and they look cleaner and finished.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...lBronco032.jpg

More tomorrow.

-Mike

Mnster 01-06-2008 12:24 AM

That was the color my brother and I were planning on painting "The Real Bronco". Looks great though, I really like the soft top. I haven't seen them logo's yet but if Stefan makes them you know they are good."thumbsup"

grapegoat 01-06-2008 12:31 AM

Man, it must be nice to have random badass stuff sitting around like a very nice tire carrier. :flipoff:

BGGruff 01-06-2008 12:32 AM

Looks great! As always your attention to detail is second to none. Good choice of color, I did my Scout with the same color and painted the back top black which went really well together. Also, you gotta love MO's handy work, the top looks outstanding on the Bronco!"thumbsup"


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