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Old 11-10-2013, 08:26 PM
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This is more of a built thread but thought I would share, as in I am done with it more or less and enjoying it.

I was lucky enough to win a custom body by dready. He had a giveaway and the random # gen was favorable:awsome:

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Old 11-10-2013, 08:27 PM
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Second go round after a few PMs. We deviated a bit as I wanted it to have more of a stockish feel after some thought.

When I saw the pics I was pleasantly surprised that Neil had also done the dash up for me"thumbsup"








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Old 11-10-2013, 08:28 PM
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will be going on a SRB chassis (sand scorcher)




Kinda.... A buddy built a few of these chassis and it will be the base with all the SRB goodies attached

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Old 11-10-2013, 08:29 PM
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First on my plate was to get the body mounted. I had to create a point in the rear of the body to mount to. I used a piece of styrene that had a texture to it to cover the rear boot.



I also needed a floor pan,you can see in this pic if you look close I had to remove the stock rollbar/shock mounting point and create a new shock bracket that sat lower to hide under the rear deck lid


Painted the front buckets and rear bench. The rear bench is made from Styrofoam.


Then door panels. I used the same material as the rear boot.



Finally able to mount the body in mock up form. I also used the rogue elemets wheels I had been saving for the scorcher. Mounted them to a set of rc4wd 1.5 thrashers


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Old 11-10-2013, 08:30 PM
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Interior is in and painted


Sliders on


Frame work for bikini top...check


Rear bumper exhaust and skid plate installed

Tail lights
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:32 PM
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I used a rc4wd LK rampage bumper for mock up... The stinger sticks up just enough to protect the hood and the corners come out far enough to protect the fenders, it is almost like it was made for it.



I really like how the Volkswagonish front beam is visable, that is one of the reasons I choose to use a SRB chassis

Random shot
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:34 PM
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Finished up the bikini top and decided to take it out to one of our team trail runs.... Unfortunatly, I didn't pre-check all operations before hand. The servo arm was hitting the interior so I wasn't able to run it at the GTG.

Fixed it right up when I got home and enjoyed it for a battery pack. Pretty cool watching it cruise the landscaping in the front yard. Again, I must say Dready did a bang up job on this body and I am proud to be the owner of it"thumbsup"

Here are a few pics from the GTG. I am officially done building this one ( I think).




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Old 11-16-2013, 01:24 PM
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It came out nice a lil different than the white one but I like it
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Old 11-16-2013, 02:56 PM
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Thank you, yes the direction changed when it was decided to base it off of a scorcher. I have plans for another that I am working on, although, it will be built more in the lines of a daily driver/mild trail runner rather than full out desert style.
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