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Scale 1.55's Scale trucks that use 1.55" fitting tires and similar. Approx 1/10th scalers with wheels smaller than 1.9".


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Old 04-27-2012, 11:56 AM
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Default RC4WD Yota TF2

By now most of you know what the TF2 looks like topless, but here is mine, and yes, I have a thing for yellow shocks, and the rest black, mostly

It only took a few days to get this done.



I don't like holes in a body, unless they are really needed and even then there has to be away to get around them, and close them up.

I used the left over sprue to fill the holes. The ones from this truck are nice and thick.





And then.. I don't think I did too bad..





And a quick mock up. I'm using 1.55 Invaders, and I think it looks better.





It still needs inner fenderwells, 8 holes filled, and move the sliders in a little, and then we will see whats left.



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Old 04-27-2012, 12:12 PM
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Hey, nice job on filling those holes. Cannot tell they were ever there. Would you mind sharing how you are now holding the body on? I am in the middle of building a TF2 aswell and don't really like the look of the screws in the sides.

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Old 04-27-2012, 12:24 PM
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Looks like a good start! X2 on how are you planing on holding the body on, Did you plan on paining the transmission and transfer case? It would kill me to paint mine! love the aluminum scale looks!
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:32 PM
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Hey, nice job on filling those holes. Cannot tell they were ever there. Would you mind sharing how you are now holding the body on? I am in the middle of building a TF2 aswell and don't really like the look of the screws in the sides.

Thanks,

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Thank you Jon, On one of the holes, I can kinda see a very slight dip, now that I look again. Oh well, its still not too bad.

I don't have anything yet, but I wiil be using velcro, so I will have to fab up a mount or bracket of some kind..

The rear will be easy, since its basically there, just need to cut off the posts and make another bracket from aluminum and lay some velcro down.

They will probably just be "U"shaped, and bolt to the sides of the frame either in existing holes or drill a couple new ones.

Hope that helps.

P.S, I thought about trying to make a velcro mount where the side posts are now..I left them on but removed some of the post (5 mm's maybe) thinking I may use them to attach a flat piece of something and lay velcro on that...It will be one of the 2 or a combination of both ideas
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:37 PM
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Looks like a good start! X2 on how are you planing on holding the body on, Did you plan on paining the transmission and transfer case? It would kill me to paint mine! love the aluminum scale looks!
Thank you also, Grimgard, hopefully the explanation above helps you with my plan.

As for the painting, yes, I even did this one.. Its something I just decided a long time ago, and sometimes its hard to do.



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Nice body work Jeffro! THe more I see these kits the more I want one.
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Nice looking Tamiya! I have used magnets in the past and the glue never lasts ..... lol I did use velcro on my Micro and it works great! it can be a pain sometimes getting the distance and spacing right. I am not a fan of the bolt system either and it makes battery changes a pain in the !
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Nice looking Tamiya! I have used magnets in the past and the glue never lasts ..... lol I did use velcro on my Micro and it works great! it can be a pain sometimes getting the distance and spacing right. I am not a fan of the bolt system either and it makes battery changes a pain in the !
Thank you, it got a little dirty today, but not too bad. (The Bruiser)

I always wondered about that, I have yet to try magnets, and was curious, but I think I will stick with velcro, because I really dislike holes, body posts and clips, and the bolt on...it would strip out the plastic post, eventually, and be a pain in the arse..

So..rear body mount.



Front body mount progress..





drilled and tapped both sides.



Then cleaned up a little..





I think I have all the holes filled..







And before I call it a night, help me pick a color...wife likes blue, and leaning towards red or brown....or....



The blue is a gloss dark blue


Give me your thoughts.. please.




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Blue!
And it's lookin great.
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Looking great! I used a very similar velcro mount for my SCX Hilux. Works a treat. Looking forward to seeing it in colour..
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Oh and I vote Brown.
It's the new black!
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Thank you Joe and delux for your thoughts.

I went ahead and used the gloss dark brown, and it looked like a fresh hot steamer just hit the ground.. lol...

It was not the brown I wanted, so, I had a can of flat camo brown and some tamiya clear gloss.

Right now its just mocked up, the window is just sitting and it still has the saftey coating over it, and the grille is just stuck in place.










Found a driver, and the Dinky interior showed up. (he looks like me about 30 years ago)



Probably won't use this,



And I have no clue what these are supposed to be ?



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Loving the colour!
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And I have no clue what these are supposed to be ?



it looks like you left your chocolate bar out in the sun
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thats the same driver I picked up for mine! oh and one of the 3 boxes above goes under the dash to complete the heater unit....at least thats what I use it for
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