Go Back   Scale 4x4 R/C Forums > Scale 4x4 R/C Trux! > Scale 2.2's
Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!

Scale 2.2's Discuss your scale trucks that use 2.2" sized tires. TLT based and similar.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-10-2017, 07:30 PM
Coolaid202's Avatar
Coolaid202 Coolaid202 is offline
Sudbury Valley School is a place where people decide for themselves
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 563
Member Number: 2391
B/S/T Feedback: (5)
Default FJ45 Truggy

.

So I started this build a long time ago. Used SCX chassis and axles 2.2's and some other stuff. Link to short post of it. http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=75213

So now to the redo...
Going for something like this.


Using..

RC4WD TF2 chassis
RC4WD V8 motor and R4 transmission with GCM T-Case.
RC4WD Yota axles

Still going to try and have 4 link and coil spring front and 4 link with 1/4 elliptical and coil overs rear. It will be a slow build but here is the start.

Cut up a perfectly good Cruiser body



Im a little unsure about glueing styrene to this body. Anyone got any ideas on a good glue to use? Thanks!
__________________
-Never trouble trouble, till trouble troubles you.

Last edited by Coolaid202 : 01-10-2017 at 08:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links


The sponsored ad above is only displayed to guests. Creat an account today to remove this ad!
  #2  
Old 01-11-2017, 05:39 PM
bluedually's Avatar
bluedually bluedually is offline
yes I can tow a house
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Casper
Posts: 414
Member Number: 12594
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

That will be a cool truck.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-11-2017, 06:14 PM
Coolaid202's Avatar
Coolaid202 Coolaid202 is offline
Sudbury Valley School is a place where people decide for themselves
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 563
Member Number: 2391
B/S/T Feedback: (5)
Default

.

Unfortunately my computer hates me so I can't upload pictures...

.
__________________
-Never trouble trouble, till trouble troubles you.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-28-2017, 09:51 AM
Coolaid202's Avatar
Coolaid202 Coolaid202 is offline
Sudbury Valley School is a place where people decide for themselves
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 563
Member Number: 2391
B/S/T Feedback: (5)
Default

.

Hopefully pictures work.....

New RC4WD Cruiser body going under the knife. Yikes!




Then cut the back off and taped it to the body... Fits fairly well.




Then glued pieces of Styrene on the inside to attach it.

[IMG]

More soon

.
__________________
-Never trouble trouble, till trouble troubles you.

Last edited by Coolaid202 : 01-28-2017 at 10:19 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-28-2017, 12:37 PM
bluedually's Avatar
bluedually bluedually is offline
yes I can tow a house
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Casper
Posts: 414
Member Number: 12594
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

Off to a good start.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-28-2017, 06:08 PM
Coolaid202's Avatar
Coolaid202 Coolaid202 is offline
Sudbury Valley School is a place where people decide for themselves
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 563
Member Number: 2391
B/S/T Feedback: (5)
Default

.

Thanks!

Inserting images, Photobucket, my computer and I are having trouble with each other. I'm trying to get the thread up to date where I am.

.
__________________
-Never trouble trouble, till trouble troubles you.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-28-2017, 07:55 PM
Coolaid202's Avatar
Coolaid202 Coolaid202 is offline
Sudbury Valley School is a place where people decide for themselves
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 563
Member Number: 2391
B/S/T Feedback: (5)
Default

.

Some more.

Added some styrene to the top to make up the difference in the roof lines. Also filled gaps/holes on the sides and sanded the detail off the back. Then filled in the "tail gate". Did a little sanding to smooth some of the styrene, then put on some filler.

Attached Images
          
__________________
-Never trouble trouble, till trouble troubles you.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-28-2017, 09:31 PM
Coolaid202's Avatar
Coolaid202 Coolaid202 is offline
Sudbury Valley School is a place where people decide for themselves
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 563
Member Number: 2391
B/S/T Feedback: (5)
Default

.

Sanded the filler then put on some high build primer, a little more sanding and... I had forgotten about the bottom of the back. It was missing.

So I used some of the roof pieces to get the rounded sides and then used styrene to fill in the rest. Because I forgot about this part when I was attaching the back and did it after, I ended up with a large amount of styrene built up inside the bottom of the back. I think it will work out because of how I will mount the body... Time will tell. Then added filler and sanding...filling....sanding.....filling.... sanding and some primer.
Attached Images
         
__________________
-Never trouble trouble, till trouble troubles you.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-28-2017, 09:36 PM
Coolaid202's Avatar
Coolaid202 Coolaid202 is offline
Sudbury Valley School is a place where people decide for themselves
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 563
Member Number: 2391
B/S/T Feedback: (5)
Default

.

Sitting on the chassis. Need to move the front axle forward a little and lower the body down some.
Attached Images
 
__________________
-Never trouble trouble, till trouble troubles you.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-28-2017, 10:45 PM
bluedually's Avatar
bluedually bluedually is offline
yes I can tow a house
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Casper
Posts: 414
Member Number: 12594
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

That does look good. Personally I think it needs a little more length on the back, even if it was a bobed 45. That is just me though.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-29-2017, 06:32 AM
marzo marzo is offline
Old Time'r
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: italy
Posts: 576
Member Number: 20606
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

-
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-29-2017, 10:44 AM
Coolaid202's Avatar
Coolaid202 Coolaid202 is offline
Sudbury Valley School is a place where people decide for themselves
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 563
Member Number: 2391
B/S/T Feedback: (5)
Default

.


I do like that, marzo. Maybe.. One step at a time.

.
__________________
-Never trouble trouble, till trouble troubles you.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-31-2017, 10:09 AM
Coolaid202's Avatar
Coolaid202 Coolaid202 is offline
Sudbury Valley School is a place where people decide for themselves
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 563
Member Number: 2391
B/S/T Feedback: (5)
Default

.

A little work fitting the V8 and etc in the chassis.



I'm using the servo mount to hold the radiator behind the servo. Had to take the radiator apart to drill and tap the bottom of it to hold it to the servo mount, then drilled some matching holes in the servo mount.







I didn't like how RC4WD showed the distributor mounted way off to the side instead of close to center like it should be. So I drilled and tapped the top of the block for the distributor.



Then added the thermostat cover and radiator hoses.



.
__________________
-Never trouble trouble, till trouble troubles you.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-04-2017, 01:56 PM
RCJEEPBUILDER's Avatar
RCJEEPBUILDER RCJEEPBUILDER is offline
I love my wife!!!!
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 6,774
Member Number: 1672
B/S/T Feedback: (2)
Default

That radiator set up is cool!! h3ll the entire build is cool but as a few mentioned a little stretch would help alot. Maybe just pushing the front axle forward a little? I had to go back on my 5 ton build and make new chassis rails because the rear tires were about 1/2 inch to far forward and it drove me crazy every time i looked at it.
__________________
5 ton of fun
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-06-2017, 04:45 PM
Coolaid202's Avatar
Coolaid202 Coolaid202 is offline
Sudbury Valley School is a place where people decide for themselves
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 563
Member Number: 2391
B/S/T Feedback: (5)
Default

.

Thanks!

Don't have any pictures but I have stretched it out a little at both ends. Way better.

That's about all the progress I have made. I hope to have more soon.

.
__________________
-Never trouble trouble, till trouble troubles you.
Reply With Quote


Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2017, Scale 4x4 R/C