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Old 12-09-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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this is my first build. ive been lurking for a bit. im a bit new to the crawler thing ive had my scx10 for a few months and i am having a ton of fun with it.
i got the dingo kit because i love to put things together.
first outing
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i wasn't a big fan of the ding body (joke coming) so i got the jeep Cherokee body as i had one back in the day as a winter beater. one of the few that i wish i still had.
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i then made my 1st bumper
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jeep at the river
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and in the wood
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killed the bumper. next new bumper quite a bit stonger
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the last photo shoot of the jeep
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:39 PM   #2
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Hey there. Great looking rig man. I am still making payments on mine as i cannot afford to buy it outright at the time. but i did buy a cherokee body and paint it all up. i love cherokees lol.

how did you go about building your bumpers?
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:40 PM   #3
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ok so this is where the joke comes in. i had been looking in to hard bodies as i really like the whole scale look.. and as much as i didn't like the dingo body, i went out and got the d90 land rover hard body.
i did a lot of building and painting models when i was younger so i figured i would give weathering a shot and make it look like an old barn find.

i started off with a base coat of silver, to simulate the raw aluminum for under scratches and worn paint.
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then i did a bit of salting here and there. and painted the body color, matte blue gray.
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painted the roof white. did a bit of sanding, scrapping, scrubbing. black wash a few times. arches painted matte black.
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you can see here a few spots where the paint is worn and you can see the aluminum.
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all the trim got the same treatment.
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installed rc4wd light kit
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then came the fun part if you hadn't noticed the wheelbase was a bit long in all the photos up till now. i had to cut about a half inch off the rear links, and the end of the frame rails. i also had to cut away some of the interior and dash to clear the tranny and gear cover. but in the end i got it all mounted and tricked out with some scale goodies.
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i'm taking her out on a hike tomorrow so i'll have some action photos soon i also may build a roof rack for her. i have smaller tires coming so i should look a bit more scale.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:47 PM   #4
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Hey there. Great looking rig man. I am still making payments on mine as i cannot afford to buy it outright at the time. but i did buy a cherokee body and paint it all up. i love cherokees lol.

how did you go about building your bumpers?
its braised steel brake line. you can find youtube videos about braising. i just pulled my mig welder out of storage so i think if i make a rack for the d90 i will tack it with the mig and then fill with solder. i feel that just braising is not quite as durable as i would like. i smashed my 1st bumper all to bits the 1st time i drove it off a cliff. not that i'm gunna be driving the d90 off a cliff.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:48 PM   #5
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Looks awesome. Wheelbase is on point.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:51 PM   #6
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Looks awesome. Wheelbase is on point.
just about it could come in a bit more. i may tweak it a bit once i go 4 link.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:55 PM   #7
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Man that thing looks great!
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:09 PM   #8
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Man that thing looks great!
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:23 PM   #9
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so i did not make it out into the woods today. but i did get some stuff done...

wheels and tires came in not sure if im to keen on how small they are. but i may or may not be getting a trailfinder2 for xmass so i may put them on that.
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got the stuff to go 4link and tossed that in i may still need to take a bit more off the lower links with the smaller tires on you can tell the wheelbase is still not quite there.
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here is a pic of the interior. you can see where i needed to trim it to clear the tranny. i have yet to do any painting in there, i will i just dont know what color to do it in.
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i then went out and got some more brake line to play with.
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i then stuffed it full of crap. i want to find a canoe for the top but i want one that is more to scale. some thing in the 12-14 inch range.
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i will be going out for a hike with the lady tomorrow so i will get some trail pics. thanks for looking
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:19 AM   #10
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That, is beautiful! Nicely done on the body & details!
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:26 PM   #11
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a few new things, i found a canoe. built some ramps and some other scale trinkets. its coming along. i went out a few times last week and found that with the rack on its a bit top heavy so i need to work that out. without the rack it amazes me what it can handle. on to the pics.......
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my ramps
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and a few of the rack full of stuff.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:19 PM   #12
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Looks good nick. Stop buying all the bodies I want!!

Those tires and wheels look good but I see what you mean about the size

Maybe if you could bring the ride height down a half inch or so it would look better
More droop possibly
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:56 PM   #13
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some pics of todays outing.
i found a really cool spot.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:01 PM   #14
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Sweet. Get it dirty
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:14 PM   #15
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Love the blue grey color and the D90 hardbody! Great job and pics. As somebody said drop the ride a little maybe or go with slightly taller tires?
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:19 PM   #16
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Love the blue grey color and the D90 hardbody! Great job and pics. As somebody said drop the ride a little maybe or go with slightly taller tires?
thanks. it does have a bit too much wheelgap. i have the ripsaws that came with the kit. with those it sits a bit better. i may bring it down a bit more. im still tuning it in.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:23 AM   #17
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Have any pictures how you mounted the body?
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:59 PM   #18
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I guess your tf2 Xmass present made you forget all about this thing

So.....
Why don't you send me that Cherokee bod?
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:27 PM   #19
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i love it , the color reminds me of the old 109s which used to ride around my home town .

also good work on the cherokee bumper , i need to make one for mine one day
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:56 PM   #20
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its true with the holidays and the fact that i did get a tf2 for christmas, it has been some time since i have posted.

first off alaskancrawler, here are some pics as to how i mounted the body.
the front is just the stock posts from the dingo body
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the interior is drilled just between the rear seats with the body posts stuck down and pinned underneath. more pics in previous posts.
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then for the back of the body, with the frame shortened i just have the blank bumper plate on the back and a screw through the plastic d90 bumper/ mud flap thing.
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i hope this answers your questions.

in other news
playing in the snow
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i also put in the stock shocks to lower it down a bit. i like the looks of it but its not quite as capable as it was with the longer shocks. because the steering servo is sitting between the rails. i think if i go cms it will be better i just have to find a way of doing it that i like. my two previous attempts did not work as well as i wanted. (note the tf2 wheel/tire combo)
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teaser pic TF2 thread to come
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