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Old 05-25-2018, 05:01 PM   #1
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Default Venture with proline ambush body

This isn't a build thread but a spot for me to put stuff that I find as I go along with the adventure.

I purchased a Proline Ambush 12.3 wheelbase crawler body from RPP after seeing the body thread in the paint and body section. I was tired of the FJ Cruiser body and wanted something I could get some bigger tires under. I was running Braven Iron sides on Vanquish Method Roosts with CI foams. Here is an old pic:

Venture by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr

So as soon as it came in I started the process of fitting it.

The body mounts on the rear of the Venture are tall but all the parts are there to convert it to a low setup like the Ambush body needs. After I got it cut and the body mounts sorted this is what things look like:

Untitled by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr
Untitled by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr

As you can see from the second pic there is TONS of room for a full interior in this setup. The body sits very low and almost touches the sliders. They are actually the perfect width as they come with the FJ Cruiser body. The body is also a bit longer than the frame over all.

So after that success I installed the cage and the dash to try to start fitting interior parts (steering wheel, shifter, driver, etc). BTW why do none of the interiors or bodies with interiors from Proline include a freaking steering wheel?!.

I also started playing with some axial spare parts I had to see what would fit. FYI, the poison spider front bumper that came on the Jeep Rubicon RTR fits perfectly in the front bumper mount holes! See below. The frame is about 5 mm wider than an axial SCX10.X frame so none of the bolt onto the side of the frame bumpers are going to work.

Untitled by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr

That's it for now, I've been talking to my painter and I think we have a plan on how it will be painted. Unfortunately, I don't think a 3D printed grill is in the works. The molded details on the grille aren't exact enough to really work with it. So, I'm going to do paint on grille (see my SCX10.2 body thread in the paint and body section for an example of it). It will say "Scout" on it and will feature the "IH" logo.

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Old 05-25-2018, 05:09 PM   #2
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I also power coated all the Al bits under the truck. That thread can be seen here.

Powder coated all the cast Al bits
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:32 PM   #3
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Looks like a fun project. Thanks for posting it!
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:53 PM   #4
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I discovered the same thing, earlier today, regarding the direct fitment of the Poison Spider bumper. Good deal!
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:02 AM   #5
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Had some 4.75" Hyrax sitting around on some plastic wheels so I used them for flex clearance testing. Interestingly enough, the front shocks have a bump stop that limits their travel compared to the rears.

Rear at full stuff:
Untitled by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr

Front at full stuff, servo straight:
Untitled by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr

Front at full stuff, servo straight, inside the body:
Untitled by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr

Front at full stuff, turned hard driver:
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Front at full stuff, turned hard passenger:
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Old 05-26-2018, 01:44 PM   #6
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Looks good so far, cant wait to see it done.

Not many Venture's around with other body's than the FJ (me included).
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:20 AM   #7
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Small update. Fitting some detail parts before sending it to my painter. Next is trying to find a driver.

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Old 05-28-2018, 11:00 AM   #8
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Ready to be shipped off. 'Merica!

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Old 06-01-2018, 04:36 PM   #9
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Inspiration for the body:
https://www.streetsideclassics.com/v...nal-scout-800a
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Old 06-08-2018, 01:52 AM   #10
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i like that body a lot. cool build
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Old 06-10-2018, 07:29 AM   #11
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My tires came in while I was on vacation so I mounted them up to some old SCX10 OG beadlock wheels I had with some old Delrin rings I had that I got from a guy on here a long time ago.

Boggers just look badass. They are the same height as the Hyrax that I fit the body with but a hair narrower. I think I am going to source some aluminum rings with more bolts and use some scale hardware and see how good I can make these plastic wheels look.
Untitled by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr

I also found the clean rear frame crossmember that the Venture came with in the spare parts bag and installed it since I don't plan on running a rear bumper right now.

Untitled by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr

Stay tuned as I may be getting pics of the body from my painter later today.
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:23 PM   #12
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As promised, Axial beadlocks with Locked up RC rings and scale hardware. I think it looks pretty good.

by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr

My painter didn't get a chance to do my body this past weekend but should get to it this weekend so pics to come on that.
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Old 06-21-2018, 05:14 PM   #13
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Small update. Locked up RC hubs.

Fronts:
Untitled by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr

Rears:
image1 by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr

I've got stainless lower links in route from a guy on Facebook and the body should be painted this weekend.
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Old 06-24-2018, 01:03 PM   #14
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As promised, painted pics. Can't wait to get it mounted up with all the interior details.

35821849_10157517808434278_5333165121709539328_n by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr

IMG_6713 by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr

IMG_6710 by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr

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Old 06-24-2018, 01:17 PM   #15
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Dude...sick! Really liking the stealth but not murdered out look.

Nice job!

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Old 06-27-2018, 06:01 PM   #16
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Small update, stainless lower links installed.

image1 2 by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr
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Old 06-28-2018, 11:40 AM   #17
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That Paint job made the body look good. Is it a dark metallic grey?
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Old 06-28-2018, 04:47 PM   #18
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That Paint job made the body look good. Is it a dark metallic grey?
Yeah, with a flat black hood.
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Old 06-30-2018, 10:22 AM   #19
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Poser driveway shots with body mounted up.

Untitled by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr

Untitled by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr

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I need to figure out what to do with the rear bumper area. It needs something.
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Old 07-04-2018, 03:18 PM   #20
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Scout out for its maiden voyage. It did pretty well. I'm not completely happy with the Hobbywing 1080/stock motor operating characteristics. If it binds up even a little bit and I keep giving it throttle it wants to jump forward on me when it breaks free. Not sure if it is something I can tune out or not. Anyway, on to the pics!

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