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Old 09-11-2009, 03:41 PM   #1
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So I'll spare you all the details and not be "That Guy" who shows you all the steps it takes to build a stock ass rig. So, we'll just start out right here.



I'm gonna stick with mostly stock components, especially to start out. On a kit like this I like to get a feel for the stock elements before I change things out. The only things that I did change at this point are the wheels and tires. I'm running with black on black Axial beadlocks and the G8 Prolines. Anyway, here we go.

I'm going for a trail rig/pre-runner-type pickup-style deal-theme. :-P We'll just see where I end up. I let the build kinda take form as I go.


Here's what I have planned:

Stock SCX-10 (stretched wheelbase to 12 inches)
Axial BLACK Beadlocks/G8 Proline Flatirons
Novak Rooster Crawler
Trinity CO27 Monster Stock Pro Motor (fo' spinnin' wheels )
Winch (probably go with 3Racing)
2 piece GMC Sierra body
Spektrum RX w/Nomadio React TX

I'm gonna go ahead and just let the pictures do most of the talking.


Cab:




Box...er ahhh....box sides :?


Funny, this doesn't look like a box side....




I braced the cab with some L-bracket aluminum and used red Loctite to fasten the two brackets together. This will be a permanent part of the cab.






Here's a preview of the body. I cut some dead skin off the bottom of both pieces to lean it up. I also trimmed the rear of the box, along the bottom for obvious reasons. Then I started trimming out the top of the box with some styrene. I added the cross-brace across the back for rigidity. It's only temporary at this point.




A cab-on teaser shot...


Well, that's all for now. I've been ping-ponging between this and another project. Currently, this bastard has my attention, so I should update pretty soon. Thanks for lookin!

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Old 09-11-2009, 04:11 PM   #2
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Wow, nice body. That fits the scx layout nicely. Looks like someone is a bit of an artist to with some sketch renderings of the planned build in one of those pictures.
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:22 PM   #3
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Looks good so far! Can't wait to see how it turns out
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:28 PM   #4
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aight, the more the merrier
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Old 09-11-2009, 05:18 PM   #5
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Looks good, big fan of black on black wheels. Is that an 2007+ Silverado body?
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Old 09-11-2009, 05:50 PM   #6
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Wow, nice body. That fits the scx layout nicely. Looks like someone is a bit of an artist to with some sketch renderings of the planned build in one of those pictures.
Thanks goldmember! Artist...mmmm...thanks man, but I'm really just a sketcher. I'm happy with the body. It fits better than I anticipated. So far it's coming together easier than I thought it would.

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Looks good so far! Can't wait to see how it turns out
Dude, that makes two of us. :-P I'm just letting it take shape as I go. Thanks Coles!

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MORE! MORE! MORE! :-P

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Looks good, big fan of black on black wheels. Is that an 2007+ Silverado body?
I love the black rims too, they're so understated. Actually man, the body was cut from a GMC Denali XL. I just love cutting those bodies up.
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:50 PM   #7
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Well, here are a few updates. I got some bodywork done. I got a coat of filler on the box sides and shot some "primer" over it. Anymore, I just use Fusion as a primer. It's not necessarily a high build, but it sticks to plastic so much better than the last few primers I've tried. I wet sand everything anyway, so it sands off easily enough, it dries fast, and it feathers out well. Anyway...





I also filled the back panel of the cab. I used some button cap screws to mount the panel to the crossmember. It's not stock looking, or pretty, but it's a price I'm willing to pay for stability's sake. Actually, it kinda gives it some kinda racing feel, which I always had in mind anyway.





Here's a couple of shots of the rear links I built to stretch the wheelbase. It's just over 12" right now.





Well, that's all for now. I'm still working on it, so I'll get some updates in a little bit. I'm happy with the way this outfit is going. Like I said initially, I'm going for a trail rig/pre-runner-type pickup-style deal-theme, and I'm getting there I think.
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:06 PM   #8
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Dude..that looks awesome..you should keep the bed off and make it a truggy!!!!!!


so, I am now putting in my order for a set of those rear links....need some for the comp I'm gathering parts for..
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:01 PM   #9
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Great looking truck sofar. Keep us posted on your build.
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:54 PM   #10
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Dude..that looks awesome..you should keep the bed off and make it a truggy!!!!!!


so, I am now putting in my order for a set of those rear links....need some for the comp I'm gathering parts for..

Hahahahaha...okay, so I deserved the truggy quote...

Thanks squatch.

Are you ordering the Axial Links? They look JUST like these... :-P... I think they copied my design...

What comp you talkin' 'bout?


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Great looking truck sofar. Keep us posted on your build.
Thanks dude! I got some more updates to post up, but I still need to upload the pics. I'll have something new soon though.
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:00 PM   #11
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looking good man, cant wait to see this one finished!!! keep us updated!!!
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:06 PM   #12
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Someone likes their latemodel GMs I think.
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:17 PM   #13
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looking good man, cant wait to see this one finished!!! keep us updated!!!
Thanks dude! Will do!



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Someone likes their latemodel GMs I think.
OH shitchyeah!!
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:05 PM   #14
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Someone likes their latemodel GMs I think.



OH shitchyeah!!
Yeah but your support vehicle is a Lincoln!!!
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:56 PM   #15
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Yeah but your support vehicle is a Lincoln!!!



don't you mean a scout or a 78 Ford?!?!?!?!

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Are you ordering the Axial Links? They look JUST like these... ... I think they copied my design....


No from you....I'm ordering 2 sets...front and rears.......when can I have em?!?!
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:06 AM   #16
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Yeah but your support vehicle is a Lincoln!!!
Yeah man, true enough. It's safe to say that if it's got 4 wheels, I'm pretty much pre-disposed to wanna mess with it. :-P


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don't you mean a scout or a 78 Ford?!?!?!?!

Oh OOOOOOUCH!


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No from you....I'm ordering 2 sets...front and rears.......when can I have em?!?!
Yeah, we could probably work something out.

Okay, as promised....updates. So to dispell any rumors, about ANOTHER TRUGGY (squatch ), I figured I'd get on with mounting the box. I'm not going for a traditional frame mounted setup because it would not only be a massive pain in the ass, but it wouldn't follow my "trail rig/pre-runner-type pickup-style deal-theme".

So, I did the this:





Followed by some of this:





Which gave me this:



Which I like.



My next step was to get on with mounting the cab to the frame, seeing as I just mated the box to the cab.

So, I built these guys:





Which mount to the frame like so:



Which the cab mounts to. (...knee bone connected to the leg bone, the leg bone connected to the hip bone, the hip bone connected to the....)

So that's all for now. I'll get some more pics as the progress continues.

Thanks for looking.
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Old 09-17-2009, 01:23 PM   #17
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Is that a Chevy body with Ford interior?
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:18 PM   #18
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Definently a chevy interior
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:20 PM   #19
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Is that a Chevy body with Ford interior?
lol
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:47 PM   #20
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Looks great so far. I like the tire to fender clearance , gives it a good aggressive stance .
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