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Old 05-09-2015, 12:58 PM   #1
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Here is a pic of my SCX during the comp in January @ RRW.


I really love the rig but I was tired of the blue Chevy body. So it is time for a change. I always loved the look of a truggy. I'm no master builder, so here we go!


Started with removing front & rear bumpers & dinky cantilever system.




Here is the body of choice, 57 Chevy pickup. But I had to convert it to a cab only. As luck would have it the tailgate fit the opening damn near perfect. I only had to make some aluminum corners to fill the gaps. These corners will also be used for the rear body mounts.






Now it was time to cut the rear frame rails & start the rod work. I used a mixture of 3/16 & 1/8 steel rod.






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Old 05-09-2015, 01:02 PM   #2
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I needed a place to store my GT Fab sand ladders so the would not be in the way. I believe this will work out great.





Please keep in mind this is only tack welded for mock up.


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Old 05-09-2015, 01:11 PM   #3
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Today I was able to finish the shock mounts and create a little bed area.






Once the back is done I still have to build up a front bumper and stinger. I did order a set of 100 mm king shocks for the rear & stiffer springs for the front.


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Old 05-09-2015, 01:51 PM   #4
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What is the mark of the body your using? It looks great and i like it.


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Old 05-09-2015, 02:18 PM   #5
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It is the 57 Chevy body by Parma.


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Old 05-09-2015, 02:31 PM   #6
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That's lookin' cool. Nice work as usual.
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Old 05-09-2015, 10:05 PM   #7
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Well tonight I made some more progress, I made a cage & base for my light bar. I was nervous leaving it un protected ( especially for as often as I roll over). I'm not 100% sold on it yet. Opinions are welcome.







I also trimmed the fender wells about as much as I would like to. I also removed the lex an bumper to make room for the tube bumper & stinger.












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Old 05-10-2015, 09:48 AM   #8
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Maybe use some 3/8" wide flat stock to make a box for the light bar. Might protect it more.




Lookin' good.
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:50 AM   #9
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I have to find a place where I can get a better selection of stock. Home Depot, lowes & ace has all the same crap!


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Old 05-12-2015, 08:21 PM   #10
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I was able to come up with a front bumper design I really like. I still need to sand blast & grind some nasty welds( but they are strong!)








I also got a set of 100 mm king shocks for the rear, with no droop she looks fast standing still.






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Old 05-15-2015, 03:00 PM   #11
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Front bumper is complete.







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Old 05-16-2015, 04:32 AM   #12
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I am loving it!!!!
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:57 PM   #13
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Old 05-17-2015, 05:54 PM   #14
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I just painted that body. Front grill looks janky - just like I thought it would. Can't see how you can tape the undulating surface there and liquid mask leaks like a sieve at the edges.
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:36 PM   #15
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Here are some pics from today's outing. The truggy performed great! I do have to fine tune the shocks a little though.






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Old 05-18-2015, 07:15 PM   #16
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I just painted that body. Front grill looks janky - just like I thought it would. Can't see how you can tape the undulating surface there and liquid mask leaks like a sieve at the edges.

I will not be painting it. Jesse Walker does my painting. I suck as a painter!


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Old 05-18-2015, 07:18 PM   #17
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Here is the inspiration! Jesse will be duplicating the weathered look.


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Old 05-23-2015, 09:07 PM   #18
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While the body is in Texas being painted I finished up my scale accessories.


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Old 05-23-2015, 11:27 PM   #19
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Love how you put the tow strap in the water cooler!
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