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Old 12-22-2013, 10:50 AM   #121
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It's been a while. Here is another quick video:

RC4WD Trailfinder 2 out crawling around - YouTube

enjoy!
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:45 PM   #122
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I decided to make a front bumper. The flex from the plastic bumper that I got from using the winch or slamming into the bumper was lame...although when it did flex away I didn't as likely get stuck...























And now for the timelapse video!
click below!
Brazing front bumper timelapse Trailfinder 2 - YouTube

or see it here:


I used a GoPro at 10sec per shot. We should all do it so we can see each others process. What do you think?
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Old 12-31-2013, 08:43 AM   #123
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Cool! Just got a gopro for Christmas - will try something like this next time.
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:06 AM   #124
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Here's another video. With the new all steel bumper I can really smash into things. The floppy original bumper and mount never felt good.

http://youtu.be/OehG2nhRcac



Also, The winch works much better with the rigid front bumper.

Using the RC4WD Bulldog 9300XT Scale Winch to get up a Steep Hill with Pull Pal - YouTube

Last edited by joywrex; 01-05-2014 at 07:56 PM. Reason: relinked video
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:09 PM   #125
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I added the front inner fenders. Much better now.





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Old 03-31-2014, 11:48 AM   #126
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I just got the same inner fenders. Did you paint them on he inside or outside?
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:17 PM   #127
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I painted them on the top (the part that is not seen when the body is over it) but didn't like the glossiness of them so I went ahead and sprayed the inside as well.
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:23 AM   #128
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Thanks
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Old 01-03-2015, 07:44 PM   #129
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I replaced the windshield with a new one and rolled down the windows.











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Old 01-04-2015, 06:20 PM   #130
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Hi, really nice truck and build, I love your custom upgrades and the use of rust colored primer to make it look like the scrapes rusted. I got a question though, how do you like the mudslingers? I've always been partial to the boggers as far as tires look but was wondering if the grip was at least as good as the stock tires?

Thanks in advance, loved all your videos also. Keep it up
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:46 PM   #131
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Hi, really nice truck and build, I love your custom upgrades and the use of rust colored primer to make it look like the scrapes rusted. I got a question though, how do you like the mudslingers? I've always been partial to the boggers as far as tires look but was wondering if the grip was at least as good as the stock tires?

Thanks in advance, loved all your videos also. Keep it up
The mudslingers arn't that great. I assume they are good in mud if ur into that kinda thing. They are larger than the stock tires so it's hard to compare them. They are probably better.

Thanks for watching my videos!
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Old 02-26-2015, 09:17 PM   #132
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Back to work.



A new way to mount the battery. to make room for the full interior








I found this new bright r/c at a goodwill-type store. It was $12.












Interior parts




hmm








I decided that interior was too 2010 hummer for the hilux. I did add the steering column part.




I bought a axial parts tree from someone on the classifieds all for this.



The battery goes under the floor a bit








I took off all of the bumpers and sliders for now and cut the front grill area higher up to raise the front bumper and give more clearance in the wheel wells. I also lowered the rig by removing one of the two lift blocks. I have plans for the suspension...






Painting the underside of the body after cutting



Adding backs to the hollow seats.



A much needed replacement rear window after a serious superglue mistake on the first one.





Exhaust pipe.



Final interior




My diy lighting is nice and dim now. I kept the rear bumper.





Done for now

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Old 02-26-2015, 10:46 PM   #133
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Sweet rig love the TF2
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:40 PM   #134
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Bumper stickers.




New SCX10 shock hoops and shocks.

















Time to drive it. I think it'll be a lot better but I still really want the t-boxes and shooter shackles. They're so damn expensive though...Maybe i'll just do the chino mod.

(Yeah, I've been reading the new Team RC4WD Guide to the TF2 thread. Great write up.
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:55 AM   #135
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I think your custom front bumper will look better now that you cut off the lower section of the grille piece. Have you tried putting it back on? I got a set of those under fender protectors, did your truck run ok with them on there?
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:30 AM   #136
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I think your custom front bumper will look better now that you cut off the lower section of the grille piece. Have you tried putting it back on? I got a set of those under fender protectors, did your truck run ok with them on there?
I've been trying to decide if I should use the bumper I made or not. I'd like to braze new front and side bumpers when I have more time. I would need to at least make new mounting brackets for the front bumper so it can be raised higher up to fit the shorter grill.

The inner fenders work fine for me. I know other people just use tupperware bowls of the perfect size instead of buying the vacuformed parts...
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Old 03-15-2015, 08:22 PM   #137
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Here's a video of some trailing around. The scx10 shock hoops, shocks and other tweaking really made this little guy perform better. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/a0NKKd-rNz8

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Old 03-15-2015, 09:20 PM   #138
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Thanks for the video...I like the dirt hill climb you went up.
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:25 PM   #139
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Very nice build man!
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Old 03-18-2015, 07:31 PM   #140
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Question on the bumper, how long does it take to make something like that? Aside from a MAP torch what other tools are you using?
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