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Old 05-20-2020, 09:34 AM   #21
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Tiny update! Last night I got the inner fenders installed and did some trimming on the body.

I painted both sides Tamiya PS-5 Black and topped with Tamiya PS-55 Flat Clear on both sides.

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I added a 62mm link to go between the rear shock towers to stiffen them up a little. At this point I do not plan on buying alum shock towers, so I'm hoping this works for now.

Also added o-rings to the body post. These help take up the gap between the body and the body clip. It really helps to quiet the body rattle.

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Next 3 pics are the body trimming I did. I squared off and trimmed as much as I could of the wheel opening and still left a little lip at the top of the wheel arch. I'm really wanting to make this body look similar to the early 80's Chevy pickup. I think it is as close as I can get. It still has tall "billboard" look above the wheel opening, but I'm hoping with some paint and weathering, it won't be as noticeable.

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Old 05-20-2020, 09:53 AM   #22
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Looks good the way you have it now. I was able to bring my front bumper in a little by trimming the bottom around the posts and it helped some, not sure if you have done that or not. Looking forward to see what else you do.
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Nice progress b-mow. I'm enjoying watching this one come together.
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Old 05-22-2020, 06:29 AM   #24
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Looks good the way you have it now. I was able to bring my front bumper in a little by trimming the bottom around the posts and it helped some, not sure if you have done that or not. Looking forward to see what else you do.
I'll have to try trimming the bottom of the bumper. It would like it to go in a little further. Thanks for the tip!


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Hey thanks rkj!
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:41 AM   #25
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Nice job on the rear trim. I'm planning to do the same.
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Old 05-22-2020, 05:32 PM   #26
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Nice job on the rear trim. I'm planning to do the same.
Thanks soze!

I'm hoping once I figure out which rear bumper to use, it will hide the "kick out" at the bottom. I didn't want to trim that off because I didn't want the body lines in the rear to be too high.
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:02 PM   #27
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I like it so much better than the way I cut mine. Looking forward to your updates.
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Off to a great start, that cut is a solid improvement. Even makes it look faster.
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:34 AM   #29
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I think slightly larger tires and a Comp cut on the wheel wells would look really good on it.
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Old 05-26-2020, 09:47 AM   #30
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I like it so much better than the way I cut mine. Looking forward to your updates.
I'm hoping to have some updates soon. Body prep and painting is the part of the build I dread! Electronics is a close second!


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Off to a great start, that cut is a solid improvement. Even makes it look faster.
Thanks TB! Yeah, I think it looks better this way than how it was cut from the factory.


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I think slightly larger tires and a Comp cut on the wheel wells would look really good on it.
Yeah I agree and normally that is what I would do. Since all of my other rigs are 1.9's and are heavily modded for performance, I though I would keep this rig at the 1.55" tire size and keep the body fairly scale looking. I think having the smaller tire size would be a nice change and make it more challenging.
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