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Old 10-02-2022, 12:21 AM   #1
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Default Finally bought a Slash, The Drag Car

As I posted in the new purchase thread, a friend and I took Traxxas up on their Drag Slash deal got ourselves a couple drag trucks, but were hesitant to run the bodies they came with and he was planning on getting their Fix Body Mustang and I remembered that I had an Axial XJ floating around and found that it would almost fit, but does have a bit of a Gasser look!

Just out of the box and on my work/hobby desk


With the body off



Heres after I dug up the XJ body to see how close it was to fitting.



It turned out it was pretty close, so I started cutting



Then robbed the rear body mount off my Stampede for the time being, but will buy a replacement to put on this truck and found it a wee bit short, so I had to trim a bit extra on the rear flares. I do need to pint it and figure out where I put the grill and headlights ..or more likely, buy another set of each ( just in time for the ones I already have to reappear )



I am digging the look and will be honest, I always thought there needed to be a Gasser style XJ or MJ in the world, just never had the money to buy another, but 2wd XJ to try and real life, so this will have to do for now.
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Old 10-09-2022, 06:28 PM   #2
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Got the new Traxxas rear body mount and Axial molded parts for the XJ body today, also picked up some Traxxas Racing Green to shoot it with. Need to clean and mask it, but that will be for after dinner and painting will be for a different day





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Old 10-09-2022, 10:46 PM   #3
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Drag XJ hell yeah lol.
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Old 10-10-2022, 10:52 PM   #4
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Almost done!
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Old 10-11-2022, 06:42 PM   #5
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Quick clip of the front, I’ll get better pics when I can get them during the day.
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Old 10-16-2022, 10:37 PM   #6
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The Drag Heep is done!













Here it is with the truck it had been delivered with



Plus I started taking the Hot Wheels 95 XJ to make a Mini-Me out of!

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Old 10-16-2022, 10:53 PM   #7
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Man, that's just crazy looking! I absolutely love that paint. Nice job and looks like a super-fun slasher.
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Old 10-16-2022, 10:59 PM   #8
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Getting massive drag Blazer from Cleetus vibes.
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Old 10-16-2022, 11:05 PM   #9
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Man, that's just crazy looking! I absolutely love that paint. Nice job and looks like a super-fun slasher.
Thanks, its just Traxxas Racing Green and Duplicolor Bedliner, both straight from their cans, plus Duplicolor Adhesion Promoter to get the bedliner to stick to the lexan. Im hoping to get a least a few test hits in the driveway before winter sets in too.
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Getting massive drag Blazer from Cleetus vibes.
Now that you mention it, I can see that too!
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Old 10-16-2022, 11:58 PM   #10
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Looks gnarly man!
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Old 10-17-2022, 12:13 AM   #11
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Looks gnarly man!

Thanks!
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Old 10-22-2022, 06:56 PM   #12
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Finally ran the Drag Heep today for several test hits up and down the drive, went nearly straight as an arrow too and only got squirrelly on the first pull with the fresh rear tires!
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