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Old 03-08-2011, 07:39 AM   #1
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Default Street's t4r build(going IFS)

My Aoshima 4Runner model finally came a few days ago so I immediately started work on it. So far I have an almost finished ARB front bumper, a rear bumper with quarter panel protection, and a Rotopax 2gal tank, as well as a little trimming for the tires.
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The Rotopax 2gal gas tank next to the micro wheel for size reference.


For those of you who don't know what it is:
RotopaX Gas Packs- 1,2,3 and 4 Gallon Gasoline

Any info on how I can make some molds of it or someone who can do it for me would be greatly appreciated.

Let me know what you think so far.

..white makes the details in the styrene hard to see..

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Old 03-08-2011, 08:43 AM   #2
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they sell these little army guy kits at target.... they are called bravo team and the y are 1:32 scale and there are like four different sets but they come with all kinds of stuff like gas cans, knap sacks, sleeping bags and guns and even litle scale kitty cats!!!! but seriousley, checkem out cuz they rock!!!!
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:06 AM   #3
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I'll have to check those out. The body is 1/24 though so that stuff might be a little small. I plan on trying to make as much of the stuff myself as I can.

I'm currently working on a Gobi Stealth roof rack as well. Unfortunately my order of styrene I got yesterday was missing the all important round rod I need to do the rack as well as the ARB bumper.. I'll probably stop by the LHS today and pick some up so I can get some more done since I won't be getting a response from the place I ordered my styrene from until Thursday..

This is the Gobi rack on a 3rd Gen I will be replicating:
http://www.gobitoyota.com/96-4runner.htm
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:23 PM   #4
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i thought it would be small but is actually just about perfect......are you in chelsea mi? if so there is a train show this weekend and there is a guy who is always there with every type styrene you could ever want!!!
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:59 PM   #5
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i thought it would be small but is actually just about perfect......are you in chelsea mi? if so there is a train show this weekend and there is a guy who is always there with every type styrene you could ever want!!!
Yea I am. Where is the show at? I'm not really a fan of trains but if I can score some good styrene I might be down His prices good?
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:27 AM   #6
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Little update. LHS only had hollow tubing so I got some of that and then ran steel wire through it. Made the bending really easy and stopped almost all of the pinching from happening on the bends.

Got the tube work on the ARB done. Only thing left to do on it is make a fair lead and drill it.





Also got my sliders almost done. Probably going to add a couple center supports like the ones on my 1:1. I used a combination of square rod and round rod just like on my 1:1.

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Old 03-16-2011, 08:56 AM   #7
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Got the Gobi rack basically done. need to drill mounting holes and as soon as the LEDs I ordered get here I will set up lights for it. Got the sliders mounted to the body for now, once I have the frame and suspension worked out they will be mounting to it.

These pictures are with the body sitting at about the ride height I want and with the axle about the WB I want.







Let me know what you think.

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Old 03-16-2011, 09:58 PM   #8
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Trying to decide whether or not I should go this route..
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:14 PM   #9
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Lookin great man - do you just glue everything together?
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:20 PM   #10
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Lookin great man - do you just glue everything together?
Thanks man. A Little more than gluing going on but yes, all of the bonding was done with glue. Tubes all have wire in them as well.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:42 PM   #11
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Really nice job on the tube work!
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:44 AM   #12
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Really nice job on the tube work!
Thanks! I really need to decide on whether or not to do the tubing over the fenders. I'm itching to paint! but don't want to if I'm going to be adding more.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:23 AM   #13
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Small update. I'll let the pics speak for themselves, have to get to work.






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Old 03-18-2011, 12:41 PM   #14
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What motor is that??
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:46 PM   #15
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Automic MicroBB motor. It kinda sucks unless you are looking for speed or plan to re-wind it.
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:32 PM   #16
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i may be wrong, but i think the mirrors will fall off after a few tumbles
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:49 AM   #17
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ARB Bumper and rear bumper painted, Interior 25% done, grill painted and lenses installed along with LEDs behind them, and tail lights installed with LEDs as well.


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Old 03-29-2011, 04:35 PM   #18
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Did some more detail work. Got the steering situated, but it will be changing soon as I am getting a bit of binding with it. Will probably be ordering the SMC 4.5ex chassis as I'm hating my WB right now, lots of rubbing.







Some goodies came so I will be able to start on the winch system as well as get a matching spare mounted and start on an off-road trailer


I'm thinking i will mount the winch in the rear and run a tube up to the front for the cable to run in. There just isn't any room in the front for it.
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:13 PM   #19
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Looks really good! I'll be watching to see how it turns out. Have you tested the winch yet? Crious how strong it will be.
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:26 PM   #20
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Thanks!

Yes I have tested it. It will do a vertical pull with my micro

Oh yea, and my micro weighs in at about 20oz!

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