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Old 08-11-2013, 08:19 PM   #1
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Default BCT's micro build: "Ol' Rod Knocka"

Hey all. Started a build. Hoping it'll be a quick one! (And simple!)

Started with a losi micro trail trekker. Did the Danally mod, and worked on some custom wheels that would fit this build. I'm mostly trying to use as many stock parts as I can, and make most of these changes minor, yet make a big impact on how the rig looks. Pics to come in a moment!
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:04 PM   #2
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As you can see the stock bed is far too long to be able to use, and I don't want to stretch the wheelbase that much. So tonight's task is building a tube rear end for it. Ahh the smell of Plastruct. More to come at the end of the night.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:44 PM   #3
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Got some work done on the tube bed tonight. I'm not sure if I like it though. What do you guys thing? Something just doesn't look right to me.

Maybe some more scale details? Gussets, braces? Criticism welcome!
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:41 PM   #4
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Made some more progress today!

Made a motor mount for the big ol 440!
It's just a piece of styrene that's bonded to the oil pan.


I also took the truck out for it's maiden voyage! Performed like it had a die cast body on top! Lol.





What do you guys think? I'm also thinking of building a styrene bed and dove tailing it.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:21 AM   #5
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Tilt the top of the tube bed forward so it's closer to the can and I think it will look great! Really an awesome truck there
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:59 AM   #6
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Make the cage flush with the frame. Comnect it to the frame. It looks funny that high from the frame.
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Tilt the top of the tube bed forward so it's closer to the can and I think it will look great! Really an awesome truck there
Thanks man! I'm going to tinker with the tube bed this morning and see if I can't get it looking right.
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Make the cage flush with the frame. Comnect it to the frame. It looks funny that high from the frame.
I agree it just looks goofy. I'll try lowering it down onto the frame some more.

I think this truck needs qlo's. hmm..
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Did some work on the cage. What do you think?
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:06 AM   #10
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looks 100% better. is that a diecast body and what scale is it?
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:52 AM   #11
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Yes it am ertl power wagon. I Beleive it's 1/24th scale.
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