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Old 01-05-2019, 11:17 PM
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Look what my wife got me for Christmas!

She knows I like old Broncos, so she managed to sneek in a Bronco body set, to go with it. It will definitely get painted and detailed somewhat, but I have a couple of other ideas for this too

I had purchased the REC rims last year on a whim and I was going to use them on a 1/16 CJ-7 model I have.

Option A - Revell 1/16 Jeep CJ-7 body swap. I like the CJ-7 for the detail, but I'd have to strech the WB almost an inch to make that happen. I'm not sure if that is even feasible. The kit tires are almost the exact same size as the Dirt Grabbers too.

Option B - Nichimo 1/16 Jeep CJ-5 body swap. Body is kinda funky and not a true scale model but it's a perfect fit!!! I think the MT Baja Claws will be perfect for this body too.
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:55 AM
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Wow! Nice score Willezcr8!
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:34 PM
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Very cool.

Any pics of the bronco she got you too?
I'd just go cj5 if it lets you keep it where you can change bodies easier
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:47 PM
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Wow! Nice score Willezcr8!
I was so surprised. I didn't know she was paying attention. I love her so much.

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Very cool.

Any pics of the bronco she got you too?
I'd just go cj5 if it lets you keep it where you can change bodies easier
The Bronco is just the green RC4WD Black Jack body...

Still trying to decide on the color, although I like a nice custom metallic orange. I also like the older stock colors...maybe something like this...
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:41 PM
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Very nice Christmas surprise ... Seems like your wilfe loves you...

I would prefer the NICHIMO CJ-5 ...

That would be a perfect match ...

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Very nice Christmas surprise ... Seems like your wilfe loves you...

I would prefer the NICHIMO CJ-5 ...

That would be a perfect match ...

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I agree with you...so I've been working on it yesterday and today. I gotta say, I like this little truck. I don't need a large area to work on it and I can hold in one hand.

I think I've managed to pick the color for the Bronco...as close to Boxwood Green as I can get. Here's the look I'm going for...



I'm thinkin, I might do a simulated swing out spare tire rack(non-functional).

I got the Bronco cleaned up and sanded, but the spare needs to be done before primer. So, I worked on the jeep body. I filled the holes for the accessories and sanded the mold lines off then worked to get it fitting right.

The front bumper was attached, much like the Tamiya Wrangler, so I cut it off and cut it to fit with the Landy bumper. I will probably have to drill a couple of new holes in the bumper brace to attach the body there.

I also ground out some area around the trans tunnel so the tranny would fit as low as possible. In the rear, the the mounting posts that are attached to the body, almost lined up with the rear mounting blocks on the frame. What I'm thinking of doing is, to cut them off and relocate them to match up with the blocks. I can just drill them and screw them in to the bed. I also notched the bed for the shock tower clearance.

I did find some longer drive shafts that I think will work when I get around to adding the CJ7. That's for a future continuation of this tiny truck.

On to the pics...
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:36 PM
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Since there's a blizzard happening, I logged some time in on the little Jeep.

I had to modify the chassis a little to accommodate the Jeep. I drilled and tapped the front bumper mount so the trimmed cover plate for the front, would fit nicely.

In the rear, rather than relocate the mounting shafts, I created a little brass brace. I can put the standard rear mounts back in after, so they will be available for the other bodies. I sprayed it with Tamiya fine primer and Testors One Coat Lacquer. The color is Fiery Orange and I covered it with a couple coats of their Wet Look clear. It's not mirror like but that's fine for an off-road Jeep...it's not for a show room. Waiting for it to cure some more before painting the flares and other details.

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Old 01-20-2019, 12:54 PM
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Woot! I like that orange! Nice work Willezcr8!
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Old 01-20-2019, 01:12 PM
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Woot! I like that orange! Nice work Willezcr8!
I know orange has been done before, but I like how this color looks on it. I think it will look great with the black seats and flares.
Root Beer brown pulled a close second, but you can see the result. Not sure if I'm actually going to put the Golden Eagle decals on it.
The Bronco will be next with a Boxwood green color.
I will eventually paint the D90 British Racing Green...
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Wow! Been a few months to get this done. Driver looks kinda goofy but, hey, it came with it so why not use it. I changed the tires to MT's because they look to be slightly larger and seem to fit better. I also picked up a set of Hot Racing aluminum shocks, with hopes they'd be softer. Fortunately, they came with 2 extra sets of springs that worked out perfectly in the RC4WD shocks. It's riding at about 75% droop. I'm looking to do a first run with it soon.

Here's how it looks now...
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That color just pops on the Jeep. Looking good, so now will you just swap bodys with the bronco?
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That color just pops on the Jeep. Looking good, so now will you just swap bodys with the bronco?
I like how it looks in the light. In the dark it looks brownish. Yeah, swapping the bodies is going to be great to get some different body roll action.
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Very cool CJ, looks sharp and i'm digging the metallic orange.
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Old 05-01-2019, 08:59 PM
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Very cool CJ, looks sharp and i'm digging the metallic orange.
Thanks...if I decide to add the Golden Eagle decals, this will be a good color for it.
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Old 05-01-2019, 11:33 PM
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I could see like Rootbeer metallic or kandy stripes / accents on it more than the golden eagle decals
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