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ThatKid 02-04-2007 01:59 PM

If you make your own custom seats but you want them to have a ''cushy'' look you can shape cusions out of expanding spray foam, just apply a blob spread it out then let it cure and then it can be shaped in the right form.

also if you want an aluminum look for fuel cells with out spending big money on sheets of it you can use cut up soda cans.

brendan h 02-04-2007 04:26 PM

if you have tlt axels shave them. make them look a lot more scale


rednekcrwlr 02-25-2007 10:40 AM

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i've had a hard time finding a scale steering wheel, so i made one. i used 1/4" brake line for the column, a servo horn, a key ring, and one of the million screws that came with my tlt kit. oh and 15 min. epoxy to glue it together.

Rok_Dok 04-12-2007 11:15 PM

That steering wheel is the SHlT

gone_wheelin 04-16-2007 11:10 AM

Found this cool scale shackle option at a local ACE hardware:


Not sure if all the ACE's carry the same items but it's a No. 35 offset link (SKU#64246).

obijuan 04-16-2007 11:16 AM

do they have longer ones? longer shackles allow for more expansion on the spring. id like as much as possible obvously.

gone_wheelin 04-16-2007 11:57 AM

I think they had some longer ones, not sure on their lengths though.

Mnster 05-19-2007 03:23 AM

Simple shackles




chip cross 05-19-2007 09:10 AM

thanks for that
got 3 sets of shackles a didn't even know it lol

toy4crawlin 05-22-2007 03:15 PM

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I started making this thread before I realizzed this was all here :shock: 8)

OH MY GOD ! Detail ! sunglasses, mirrors, Gauge and bezels, Everything in a truck http://www.detailmaster.com/

I did not see Recaro Seats in this thread so

1st pic recaro seats. Seats are picture with 7" Moab Xl.
found on internet or Ebay, I also sell 2 seats for $26. shipped "thumbsup"

2nd pic Working Shifter, $7. metal (keychain )

3rd pic stainless steel steering wheel (key chain)

Dont forget speakers ! plug into your mp3 or Ipod, toons for Crawlin "thumbsup" :lol:

zumzum5150 05-24-2007 06:07 PM

winch drum
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I found another suitable drum. So far it's holding up againts any weight put on it and have yet to have the rope slip out of alignment. the round servo horn is just the perfect size too. You can find this at Walmart in the crafts section.

Mnster 05-28-2007 12:48 AM

Rubbermaid container

Instant truck bed.

Could also be used as a camper shell.

I shortened it up a little, then made wheel wells from a 3" PVC plumbing cap.


kaisersoze16 05-28-2007 03:18 PM

That is freaking awesome .
So what a Y harness and a micro servo? Yes?:lol:

FrankyRizzo 05-28-2007 11:21 PM

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I used foam board from the craft store to make wheel wells and an actual drop in bed.

Steering stabilizer was made using a TLT chassis brace.

Winch spool made from two servo X's and TLT brass standoffs.

5150 Krawlers 05-29-2007 01:41 AM

This axe only took a minute to make, I just used an old scraper traced my design, notched a dowel and squeezed a bead of hot glue on the back"thumbsup"


Xmodification 06-05-2007 06:03 PM

How to make small scale BUNGY CORDS
Ok guys, here's a tutorial on making BUNGY CORDS for your small scale projects - it should go along great for any 1/28, 1/24, 1/25 or even 1/18 scale r/c's. It's more suitable for trucks but it can be used for whatever you need to fasten down on you r/c.



PIC1: A pack or a few hair bands, the ones with covered elastic bands or like the ones in the picture above, A scissor, crazy glue, a needle nose pliers, a snipper/ wire cutter, a paper clip or few of them, and those garbage bag tie strings.


PIC2: You will cut the band at the desired length or in the middle like the pic above.


PIC3: You will then make the hooks from the paper clips - be sure to make them small and also use the needle nose pliers to bend it into the ook shape. If it's too long you can cut it as desired.


PIC4: Next, you'll string the elastic band into the hooks at both end, then use a drop of crazy glue to close the loop (look at pic to see how loop looks after it is glued)


PIC5: Now you will strip the paper off the garbage tie strings so that the wire is completely exposed. You can use the needle nose pliers also to assist you in doing this - you will need 2 wires for one bungy cord.


PIC6: Now you will wrap the wires around the end of the loops - just enough so that the tip of the band is not covered by the wire ( look at the pic also) Be sure you wrap it tightly and use th pliers to press the end of the wires down into the band ( wire tips are pointed and can also cut or prick your fingers if left out).


PIC7: In the end this is what it should look like - if it doesn't, then you should start over - lol.

I hope these steps are clear and simple enough for you guys to understand, it's fairly simple and cheap to make plus the Bungy cords should look great on your scale projects too. Here's an egample of the ones I made:


rockwell 07-01-2007 02:35 PM

Bike racks for to add to the scaleness of your truck"thumbsup". you could mount them anywhere in the bed really. I mounted them on the tool box i built.





Oh and you can't forget the gun for the hunting season. Just search e-bay for em.

ColquittCustom405 08-04-2007 11:06 PM

Make your own Snorkel
Alright fellas,here's what you'll need:

Cold water running..turn it on now.
Bic Pen
Fish Tank/Fuel hose
Mesh (optional)

Pull the guts out of the pen
Mark your bend for the Snorkel on the pen
Heat up the point you want to bend over the candle...very slowly
Bend the pen,hold it there for a few seconds....take it to the cold water.
Now all you have to do is determine where you want the snorkel to enter exit the hood/fender and bend your fish tank hose to the Pen.



toy4crawlin 08-06-2007 11:56 AM

VERy Nice job Col 405 "thumbsup"

Show us your LIGHTS !! where did you get them !!:?:

xxizzer421xx 08-10-2007 12:59 AM

what exactly is the retangular peace?

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