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Old 11-30-2010, 07:12 AM
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Nevets, as you can tell by my Newb status and low post count, I normally surf this forum to read some cool tidbits and browse the eye candy. I myself don't possess 1/4 of the talent that many on this sight possess, and you have raised the bar my friend. What I have just finished reading, watching, and learning from you has been nothing short of amazing. I truly respect the amount of time and attention to detail that you have provided, and I further appreciate the great documentation that you have done along the way. Cheers from Asheville NC good sir, and JOB WELL DONE!
I certainly appreciate the compliments! The hard part of creating the interior is going to be difficult for me I can tell. Styrene is not my strong suit, so we will see... But thank you!

I have quite a few friends in the Asheville and Hendersonville area. I used to go off roading in the Sylva area (30 minutes or so from Asheville) quite a bit for several years before the State closed the area down.

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Old 11-30-2010, 08:36 PM
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I got my undercarriage spotting lamps from Stefan. They will be perfect. These will be mounted to the chassis aiming down. On my 1:1 I use these for night runs and it helps my spotter to see where the obstacles are. I have just painted the insides silver. Will mount soon as my LEDs arrive.





I went to the LHS and got another package of tiny bolts so that I could finish up the roof rack. It is FINALLY DONE!!! All 8 brackets are in place and rack is for the most part a permanent fixture of the body.





The 99 Office Depot boxes for the roof rack have been replaced by new wicked cool Pelican style hard case (made for 12" GI Joe). I have modified it for the roof rack lighting set up and is bolted to the roof rack. I have another that goes right next to this one. It will not be bolted on.







Here is just a couple shots of the rear end for the heck of it.







And then there is the obligatory flex shot.



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Old 11-30-2010, 10:11 PM
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Holy crap........ I just read through your build, and, I was all like WOAH....

Great job, man. I wish I had 5% of your talent.
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:47 AM
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It's a big shame that this wheels are not beadlocks

But whole truck looks awesome.
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:56 AM
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just gets better and better with all the new details. that box you have the lighting battery and wires in, have more details on it? that is spot on perfect, im sure alot of people would like to get thier hands on a few of those.
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JUST AWESOME MATE!!!!! really...this is one very nice discovery you did!!!!

Very good work in every sector...body, metal work and paint

keep it up
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just gets better and better with all the new details. that box you have the lighting battery and wires in, have more details on it? that is spot on perfect, im sure alot of people would like to get thier hands on a few of those.
The box is from a company that does high end action figures. They are SideShow Collectibles.

This box comes with The FireFly 12" GI Joe Action Figure.

The bay is where I got these. Look at my post #209. I have an old ebay link there.

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Old 12-01-2010, 07:17 AM
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It's a big shame that this wheels are not beadlocks

But whole truck looks awesome.
I know. However, I did use rubber CA and they have held up pretty well. Only a couple runs, but so far, so good.

thanks for the props!
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The build looks awesome. The roof rack is a work of art. Great job.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:16 AM
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That is a brilliant build. love how detailed you made the shell look considering what it is like stock
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I bugged RC4WD about how to improve the suspension on my truck as my shocks/springs were bottomed out due to the heaviness of this pig of mine.

They offered to send me some HD springs that they are working on to see if it could help me with my problem.

I have lots of droop but no upward travel.

I made a short video of the before and after. I will do a field test soon.

Here's the video:


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travel is defiantly 1000x better
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I did a little Field Test yesterday. It was rainy and cold and I didn't drive this thing like I should have. However, I did want to get out and see the results of the previous night's spring swap.


Not happy with the front end right now, but I have some bigger issues than just the springs. There is some binding issues that I have to work through. The rear end is PERFECT!!!

Overall, very pleased.

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When you say binding issues, do you mean that the shocks are sticking? Sometimes all you have to do is remove an O-ring and it'll free up nicely. Hope that helps!

I can tell why you're pleased! As talon said, this just gets better and better with each new detail. There isn't much room for improvement from an aesthetic point of view!
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As talon said, this just gets better and better with each new detail. There isn't much room for improvement from an aesthetic point of view!
oh that's not true. Aesthetically, it would look MUCH better in my workshop.
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