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Old 11-16-2020, 03:48 PM   #1
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I scored a cheap New Bright 1/6th scale Ford Raptor for $30 the other day.



I have always wanted one of these big bodies, and figured I would do a scale build. Element Ifs kit is on order, and I plan on picking up a SSD pro 44 rear axle so I have matching gear ratios. I cut some frame rails, giving myself 1/2 an inch on each end extra, so 27" long. Sitting on a 16.5" wheel base and 10.5" wide at the fenders. After tossing the body over the various axles I have I determined Scx10 axles were wide enough with 1/2" wideners and 2.2 wheels.I had a set of Axial Method 2.2" beadlocks. I stretched some 1.9 Pitbull Growlers over the 2.2" beadlocks giving me a 4.75" tall tire in the 5"wheel well openings.



Ride height will be low, I plan on building a truck that looks like a weekend warrior type.

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Old 11-16-2020, 03:56 PM   #2
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Dude! This is awesome!

I have been looking for the New Bright 1/10ish scale 4 door body for my TRX4. Where did you get this body?


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Dude! This is awesome!

I have been looking for the New Bright 1/10ish scale 4 door body for my TRX4. Where did you get this body?


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The body is a true 1/8th scale, and I found it @Walmart in the clearance section.
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The body is a true 1/8th scale, and I found it @Walmart in the clearance section.

Wow really? Great find!


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Nice score!
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Old 11-16-2020, 06:37 PM   #6
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Wow really? Great find!

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Yes sir! I was ecstatic! only pushed 2 little kids out of the way.... Just kidding...

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Thank you... See above!

Proposed ride height and frame mocked in...


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That body is a almost direct bolt on to the yeti you just need longer links for the rear and a piece of 1/2" L angle up front


Can't wait for the run video

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I am too excited for this!


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That body is a almost direct bolt on to the yeti you just need longer links for the rear and a piece of 1/2" L angle up front


Can't wait for the run video
Intresting! To bad the Yeti is not being made anymore...

I did throw it over my Losi Baja Rey, and the track width is to wide for what I was going for. I would have to widen the fenders a bit with wider flares and then I would have a hard body version of my Baja Rey... Not ideal imo...

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Not as excited as me!
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Old 11-17-2020, 10:58 AM   #10
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Nice! I just saw one of those at Walmart to, same price. They are pretty scale bodies, good for some minor bashing. I built one using a slash 2wd.
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Nice! I just saw one of those at Walmart to, same price. They are pretty scale bodies, good for some minor bashing. I built one using a slash 2wd.

Man, I need to check Walmart more often lmao!


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Nice! I just saw one of those at Walmart to, same price. They are pretty scale bodies, good for some minor bashing. I built one using a slash 2wd.

Agreed, holes for 5mm led's in the headlights and tail lights, can probably stuff some 3mm led's in the markers. The light bar up top could take some 5mm led's as well. Only problem for me is the holes in the back of the cab are kind of large, where the have to plastic bed cage in it. And the windows are black.

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My advantage is I work there, and just happened to pass by to see it...

In other news, I stripped the stickers, not vinyl, but paper stickers... peeled right off and left no residue, unlike my Bronco. I also got an axle under my trailer, I think it looks fitting...

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Agreed, holes for 5mm led's in the headlights and tail lights, can probably stuff some 3mm led's in the markers. The light bar up top could take some 5mm led's as well. Only problem for me is the holes in the back of the cab are kind of large, where the have to plastic bed cage in it. And the windows are black.



My advantage is I work there, and just happened to pass by to see it...

In other news, I stripped the stickers, not vinyl, but paper stickers... peeled right off and left no residue, unlike my Bronco. I also got an axle under my trailer, I think it looks fitting...


Sweet! Looks 100x better without those crazy stickers

Is your trailer made out of some sort of thin wood? Looks like 1/4” wood.


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Sweet! Looks 100x better without those crazy stickers

Is your trailer made out of some sort of thin wood? Looks like 1/4” wood.


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Yo got it, 1/4" interior plywood.... I had several scraps left over from a project and decided I wanted a trailer..
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Yo got it, 1/4" interior plywood.... I had several scraps left over from a project and decided I wanted a trailer..

That’s pretty much what I did, except I used 1/2” interior plywood. I wanted to use 1/4”, but realistically I’m probably going to make a new one in a month or so lol. Do you have a thread for it?

Mine is just a boring box, I now wish I would’ve added some curves to it.


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Lovin that trailer lol definitely completes the weekend warrior look
Just needs some kayaks and some bicycle's

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That’s pretty much what I did, except I used 1/2” interior plywood. I wanted to use 1/4”, but realistically I’m probably going to make a new one in a month or so lol. Do you have a thread for it?

Mine is just a boring box, I now wish I would’ve added some curves to it.


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I didn't want a boring box lol, and built it big enough to hold some beverages.... for the trail, you know... Insulated and all with 1/2" high density foam. It now has coil spring suspension with trailing arms...

only documentation I have of the trailer... Bubbles 3.0

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Lovin that trailer lol definitely completes the weekend warrior look
Just needs some kayaks and some bicycle's

Maybe a Dirt bike or two as well...

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Just needs some kayaks and some bicycle's

Yes!


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Got the rear suspension sorted!



1.4" of wheel travel out back...

Aka 11.2" of scale travel.

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Old 11-28-2020, 12:15 PM   #20
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Parts finally came in, and assembled...





This is not the rear diff I will be using... Its geared too tall...



Peeking through th bed...




Next to the classic Honcho!... Note: Tires are the same height, 4.75"



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