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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 04-24-2012, 09:18 AM
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Default Tonka jeepster

Well after playing around with the idea I finally decided to build a scaler. The base is a tonka jeepster, that was made in the early 70's as a toy for kids. All metal body good abs plastic interior and lots of room to make a really cool rc. Here is the specs.
Losi mrc pro axles
Losi mrc pro tranny
Losi mrc pro aluminum shocks
Custom 4 link front and rear
1.55 rc4wd stamped black beadlock wheels
Rc4wd 1.55 Micky Thompson baja mtz tires
Custom built chassis
Hitec 645mg servo
Losi insane 370 motor
Tekin Fxr esc
Spektrum Losi rx/tx
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:20 AM
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Frame rails, this is the first phase of the frame, I didnt have the body so there were a few things I wasn't able to do.


Then I built two link trusses for my 4 link.


I had one spare axle housing so why I waited for my body and pro roller to show up I built the upper links.



Last Friday my body and pro roller showed up. I started tearing apart the pro roller but they are assembled using tiny button head screws and I didn't have the right Allen wrench so I had to wait till yesterday before I could do anything. First thing I did was disassemble the pro roller, im using the axles , shocks, lower links, and tranny. Everything else is going in the parts bin for a later project. I then put the axles under my frame rails.


After I had a rolling chsssi I went to work on the jeepster. I removed the interior, and cut the floor pan.





Then came the second part of the frame rails. I wanted the body to sit lower on the frame without sacrificing suspension so I cut and raised the frame rails. I still need to mount the body to the frame and notch the body so it sits down on the rails as well as cut the fenders a hair to allow for the tires. Here's how it sits as of yesterday afternoon, hoping to have a complete roller by the end of the week.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:42 PM
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I love it!
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:01 AM
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Been pluggin away at this thing a little everyday. Just been trying to get everything to fit the way I want it to and trying to cut the interior as little as possible. I got the fenders trimmed, plan on putting some sort of a tube fender on it as well. I've almost finished the frame. Just need to add shock mounts and servo mounts. Here's a couple pics.

Front end isn't set needs to be dropped down a ways.



Rear frame was notched so I can run the shocks in the stock spot outboarded.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:06 PM
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This is going to be mint.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:05 PM
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This is going to be mint.
I sure hope so.

Got the rear shocks mounted today. The suspension is a droop design so it will be riding on the bump stops most of the time with about 1 1/2" of travel once it's all done.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:33 PM
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Well the suspension is about 90% done as of now. Might need to redo the rear shocks. The frame is almost finished and ready to be ground smooth and painted. I notched the front of the frame similar to the rear so the shocks could mount in the stock location with being slightly tilted back. The interior is cut, decided to make it a two seater pickup style jeepster over the family wagon. It will make building the cage for it a whole lot easier. The body if 100% fully mounted, I also got a tierod built for the steering I just need to get my servo ordered and mounted to finish the frame and steering. I'm hoping to have the frame at least painted by the end of next week and then I can start on the tube work. Looking like I might have it done before the next comp. I'll try to get some pictures posted tomorrow.


[img]http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q184/rednk1980/jeepster%20build/b
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:23 PM
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I'm really having fun putting this rig together. Been working on the cage and bed cover the last couple days. Finally finished it this afternoon. Still needs a little finish grinding with a dremel but so far looks good.


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Old 05-02-2012, 07:54 PM
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Rear bumper and spare tire carrier got finished. Hoping to get the rock sliders made tomorrow then I can disassemble and get everything painted. This will be my first real paint job on a body having a hard time deciding on a color. Thinking either red still, or a charcoal gray. Satin black tubing is for sure though. This thing is a tank a lot heavier than I thought it would be.


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Old 05-02-2012, 11:03 PM
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Your jeep is a badas$! Keep up the awesome work.
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imho, when i saw the first post, i was thinking you might have put 1.55 wheels n tires to keep it a bit more stock looking.

the 1.9s look a bit big. but thats my opinion and its your truck.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:23 AM
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imho, when i saw the first post, i was thinking you might have put 1.55 wheels n tires to keep it a bit more stock looking.

the 1.9s look a bit bit. but thats my opinion and its your truck.
It's getting 1.55 void wheels and rock crusher tires just using the Losi wheels and tires for mock up so I don't get weld splatter on a $100 set of wheels.
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well then, i look forward to seeing it with 1.55's on
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Decided on a paint color going with a dark blue with a metal flake. Like this one.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:51 PM
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Teaser.....
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