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Old 12-08-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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Well here it is! My first micro and I'm finally getting it together w/ some help from a VERY skilled master RC craftsman that goes by the name of BONDONUTZ here on RCC


Plan so far is to mount the body and maybe do a bumper but beyond that is a mystery and will be sorted out as we go!


The body being used if a Toyota Fj 1:24 body from a Toyota promotional RC car set.. VERY VERY Scale looking complete with a steel rod roof rack!


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Old 12-08-2012, 05:31 PM   #2
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Welcome fellow Floridian! I just "liked" the FB page. look forward to seeing how this turns out. you going to use the stock FJ wheels?
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:38 PM   #3
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Welcome fellow Floridian! I just "liked" the FB page. look forward to seeing how this turns out. you going to use the stock FJ wheels?

Hello and thanks for the "like"~

I really would have loved to used the stock wheels but the rear 2 wheels were molded into the real plastic axles and would have been too much work
to make them workable.

I'm planning on using the stock wheels for spares. one in the rack and one mounted to the rear.

I'm excited to see how it will turn out .. Never messed with a truck this small!
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:03 PM   #4
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Have you considered cut tone the stock wheel 'face' off and drilling the center, then gluing it into the trekker wheel? I've never done it, but I wouldn't think it to be too difficult.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:18 PM   #5
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I've mounted odd tires by making the center hole correctly sized with a drill bit and then cutting a slit in the back for the bar through the stud. course you need to use a dable of glue to hold that in. but then it works perfect for aftermarket tires not intended for this!

This is going to be a wicked build!

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Old 12-08-2012, 08:38 PM   #6
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You could also glue/epoxy/JB weld a hex to the back of the wheel & drill out the center. Then you just need to deal with tires.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:51 PM   #7
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I think I'm going to do the Gear Head delrin wheels and put some time into the stock wheels after the new year. Thanks for all the great ideas!
the tires shouldn't really be an issue.. There is a lip on the back side on the wheel so that will make it easy.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:07 PM   #8
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Cool project! I look forward to seeing this move along

Is that roof rack metal?
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:39 PM   #9
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Cool project! I look forward to seeing this move along

Is that roof rack metal?
It is indeed! That played a big role in my decision to use this particular body.. Cool factor is 100% and it's super sturdy , hopefully keeping the top somewhat scratch free!
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I've got a set of those en route for a review/write up on my blog. Can't wait to get em.
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This is gonna be a great build! Bondo is great I've seen his stuff on xi
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:53 PM   #12
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Getting a feel for how things are going to go...















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looks like its guna b a sweet build
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I like how the FJ looks on the micros Ive seen so far, so I'm looking forward to this.
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Holy crap Dustin, thanks so much for the big props !

If we get together this coming week for another B.A.R.C.O meet gimme the stock wheels and I'll come up with something, might as well get it all done right away.
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I wish someone made roof racks like that for this scale! O:

Hell I wish people made full sets of accessories for this scale without needing to purchase boxes of model cars just for parts.

That thing looks almost stock it fits so well.
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SaaaawwweeeeeeT!
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I wish someone made roof racks like that for this scale! O:

Hell I wish people made full sets of accessories for this scale without needing to purchase boxes of model cars just for parts.

That thing looks almost stock it fits so well.
Not trying to thread jack but he asked
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:30 PM   #20
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Not trying to thread jack but he asked
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/scale...ming-soon.html

BTW ScaleDustin if you want a spare lid for your project here shoot me a pm..
Vendors are ALWAYS more than welcome to thread jack any of my threads!
I'm no hater.. If you have something that makes this hobby better... Show it off! Sell the hell out of it and make us all happier RC Bums..
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