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Old 07-22-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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Talking Project Oilcanman's Wraith Updated November 3, 2012 LED lights!

This is my step father's Wraith. I have been working hard on the body and fitting all the parts together. The rear axles are factory wobbled so new ones are on order from ToadzRC. Comments are welcome. I am painting this one Tamiya Copper and black. I had to make it a flat-fender because of tire rub at full articulation. It looks cool so far but many hours into it!! I am going crazy!! LOL






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Old 07-22-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
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Looking good!!!! Now how about some scratches on those mint looking Wraith's!!!!

Quick question though, why not take Dynamic Concepts Rubi body? Or is it?
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:43 PM   #3
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Looking good!!!! Now how about some scratches on those mint looking Wraith's!!!!

Quick question though, why not take Dynamic Concepts Rubi body? Or is it?

It is Dynamic Concepts Rubi body! Does it look different? Well it is kind of...I flattied the fenders and was having one heck of a time getting the hood opening and fitting the way I wanted.

Kurt at DC is great with helping fix my errors!! He is a great guy!
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:39 PM   #4
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I'll be getting mine pretty soon too... so i'm subscribed to this thread!!!

Post more pic if you have any. Help a fellow north of the border
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:12 PM   #5
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Update: This is the color I painted the interior....both pieces were then backed with Pactra Outlaw Black. I used Tamiya Copper and Tamiya silver is the dash. I am doing the Jeep body Copper with black fenders and around the door openings. I am trying for that old Jeep CJ rootbeer brown look. Oilcanman had a Jeep Scrambler back in about 1983 so he wants this look too.

Depending on the light the copper color changes so it was hard to shoot indoors with my old camera.


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Old 07-29-2012, 08:15 AM   #6
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It is Dynamic Concepts Rubi body! Does it look different? Well it is kind of...I flattied the fenders and was having one heck of a time getting the hood opening and fitting the way I wanted.

Kurt at DC is great with helping fix my errors!! He is a great guy!

I started working on a Rubi trimming and assembly tutorial, but got side-tracked with the Wraith EB project..... Feel free to PM me about the hood fitment.


The flares do rub under full stuff. This was done for a more scale look, with the option of trimming them back. Another option some take is adding wheel spacers.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:16 PM   #7
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I started working on a Rubi trimming and assembly tutorial, but got side-tracked with the Wraith EB project..... Feel free to PM me about the hood fitment.


The flares do rub under full stuff. This was done for a more scale look, with the option of trimming them back. Another option some take is adding wheel spacers.
Thanks for the help Kurt! I think I finally got the fit to how I want it. For me it was not easy..this is my first real RC build so I am a relative rookie. I had to add wheel spacers on the front so the XR-10 rims would fit without rubbing. In the rear the spacers were too wide so I just have a wide front...it might look funny but I don't mind. With the fenders cut flatter the tires can now just scuff straight on at full articulation. I don't plan on getting into full tilt very often..hehehe. I am slow but it is coming along pretty cool I think.

Thanks again Kurt you are lots of help. I appreciate it big time.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:27 PM   #8
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:50 PM   #9
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I started working on a Rubi trimming and assembly tutorial, but got side-tracked with the Wraith EB project..... Feel free to PM me about the hood fitment.
Might need your help eventually....

Looking real good ZippoMan, following this one very closely...
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:25 PM   #10
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I just need to paint the hood and cowl and then glue the hood hinges on with CA. It is looking not too bad for rattle can rookie here! I am totally new to painting and customizing bodies. I can honestly say it is not my cup of tea...lol.

Hope you guys like it! Thanks for looking.






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Old 08-04-2012, 06:08 PM   #11
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Love the copper, I did mine in kryptonite gold (lt green w/slight color change) with tan interior. That rubicon body isn't the easiest body to get right. Check my build out. Overhaulin the wraith, DC Rubicon, mmp waterproof
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:12 PM   #12
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Really turned out great... Good job
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:16 PM   #13
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Wow thats turning out real nic.... way to go
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:21 PM   #14
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Thanks guys for the comments. I appreciate them. I just have to get the hood hinges on the hood and mount the hood to the cowl today or soon. I think CA glue should be the best bet for the little plastic hinges?
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:49 PM   #15
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Only thing with CA is if you have to move them once positionned.... You usually don't have that much time.... I wanted to hinge mine and would've used Shoe Goo on the Dubro hinges..
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:55 PM   #16
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Oh I have shoe goo so maybe I should go that route? I just wanted a very strong bond that won't break off if the Wraith rolls over. I like the idea of shoe goo because like you said time to move hinges if needed. My CA is the 5 second set stuff!! Super fast cure. Yikes!!
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:04 PM   #17
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Okay so the shoe goo is working!! I am done the hinges on the hood side, now to let it dry good before I put the hood on and do the cowl side. More pics tomorrow, i hope!! Then Oilcanman can almost use his new beast!!
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:41 PM   #18
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Default Re: Project Oilcanman's Wraith....by ZippoMan

Lookin' good, Clay. You can paint my stuff anytime.
Can I make a suggestion for finishing off the back end where you've cut out the cage? Supposed to be a perfect fit, from what I've read.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...0-Angle-Grey-2
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:11 PM   #19
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Solitaire I am not done the cage yet. I have down bars made up and will install soon. Look at the clear body at the beginning of the thread.

Thanks for the compliments and here is how it looks right now!!

I am pleased with it so far. It has taken me so long. I am sloooooooooow.




Mine and Oilcanman's together!! Play time soon!!

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Old 08-05-2012, 06:35 PM   #20
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I used threaed rod and brake lines to do mine with the spare part i had. Works great, and for the same amount of money, you can do alot more than 2 roll cage bars!

Turned out awesome Zippoman!!!
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