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Old 04-28-2009, 09:42 PM
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I wonder what guys are thinking and not posting in this thread....I must say its am awesome transformation!!!! Really like what you have done so far!

Next...consider getting a tranny tuck!
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:49 PM
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X2 this truck is looking very nice
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:56 PM
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I wonder what guys are thinking and not posting in this thread....I must say its am awesome transformation!!!! Really like what you have done so far!

Next...consider getting a tranny tuck!

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X2 this truck is looking very nice
Thanks guys...the reason nobody was posting..is because I added all the updates pretty much all within an hour or so. I've been meaning to update my thread here but time has been getting away from me!

I'd love to do a tranny tuck...I'm also considering other transmissions and tranny/transfercase options right now. I'm up for suggestions on that as well.

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Old 04-29-2009, 03:01 AM
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Paint looks great

I have to admit nice though the aluminium beadlocks are, I liked the matching 'sublime green' beadlock rings, gave it a nicer look overall

as for transmission options it really depends what you want out of the truck, some people would go for a real simple one speed setup which saves both static weight and rotating mass so you will seem to get more power/torque and runtime, but that having been said it has to be geared for a specific speed range, theres no downshifting for more torque or upshifting for speed.

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Old 04-29-2009, 05:30 AM
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Looks like you're hooked now Nice rig, the green suits it.
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:20 AM
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Paint looks great

I have to admit nice though the aluminium beadlocks are, I liked the matching 'sublime green' beadlock rings, gave it a nicer look overall

as for transmission options it really depends what you want out of the truck, some people would go for a real simple one speed setup which saves both static weight and rotating mass so you will seem to get more power/torque and runtime, but that having been said it has to be geared for a specific speed range, theres no downshifting for more torque or upshifting for speed.

I know...I'm thinking about painting these nice new beadlock rings....

As for a transmission. Right now I'm running a TQ3 controller....and I've got it setup so that I have 1st gear and 3rd gear and the gearing is about perfect for 3rd gear. 1st gear...however...I'd like to be quite a bit lower. So...if I could find a 2 speed tranny with a super low first gear and a 2nd gear that's about equal to the highlift tranny's 3rd gear...I'd be really happy.

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Old 04-29-2009, 10:17 AM
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Wow, nice to see this rig become your's after all the changes, the traildoctors really set the truck off with the green rings, and the black on the body is definately what it needed. Keep it up!
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:26 PM
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Well...I painted the part behind my bumper that was black...it was driving me crazy so I had to paint it and clear it to make it look right !

I also made up a little shift lever for my winch...I got my new winch cable and hook but I haven't installed it yet. The new cable looks very "scale".

I also installed my rocksliders again....they look much better painted black now.

I also painted up and installed some windshield wipers today too...

I bought some stuff off of a RCCrawler member ("tjb") a little while back...and he sent me some complimentary "Straightline Graphics" decals. They just so happened to have been just about a perfect match to my Sublime Green.

So...I cut my lifelong nickname out of them......Tater. That's been my nickname since I was a young un.....so...it's been my nickname for 25-30 yrs...LOL.


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New paint behind the bumper....and winch tranny lever...



















New Windshield Wipers ..............








My nickname.....I LOVE how this looks on this truck !!..





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Old 04-29-2009, 10:06 PM
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looks great! Love the wheels too.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:48 PM
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looks great! Love the wheels too.


Thanks Pantablo!


I talked about these wheels in a post up above....they deserve a few more mentions though!

They are the Polished aluminum 1.9 beadlocks that CKRC sells for $69 dollars. A great deal...if you ask me. They have a very good finish on them.....and they have countersunk beadlock screws.....and in my opinion....you just can't beat them for the money!

They cost less than alot of USED aluminum beadlocks that I've looked at....

Now...if they would just sell singles so that we could get a matching spare....I'd be set. I made one up to look fairly close to it by using an axial plastic beadlock and stripping and polishing the beadlock ring. But...I'd like to have an actual MATCHING spare.

I thought about buying another set and then seeking out others like me and selling them all a spare...


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Old 04-30-2009, 03:47 AM
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All i can say is wow and two thumbs up,I was going to sujest a few things but you got it under control I have three highlifts and the best mod is put the steering servo next to the shifting servo.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:31 PM
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All i can say is wow and two thumbs up,I was going to sujest a few things but you got it under control I have three highlifts and the best mod is put the steering servo next to the shifting servo.
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Found me a new little trick today....I was out and I picked up several new Sharpy permanent markers....with ULTRA FINE POINTS on them.

I also found a new Sharpy Marker that's "Clickable" like a ballpoint pen...you don't have to remove the cap everytim you use the marker.

I found that these are pretty great for doing small detail work.....

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Old 04-30-2009, 09:32 PM
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Then I proceeded to do some small detail work on the "Tater" Toyota!

I outlined the hood.......













Then I did some detail outlining around my doors.................( I still have to touch up between my cab and bed...I did that with a paintbrush...so it's not completed yet. These markers will work WAY better than the lil brush did!)









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Old 04-30-2009, 09:33 PM
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Then I took the little cheap-o plastic shackles off of my front bumper...and replaced them with actual STEEL shackles...I used a small o-ring to help to stiffen them up a little bit. That way...if I was to ever lose one of my small o-rings...like on a shock or something...I'll have a spare!

I had to drill the holes out slightly on the bumper to allow for the larger diameter shackle pin on the Steel Shackles...



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Old 04-30-2009, 09:33 PM
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Then I was out in the garage and found something that I thought may be useful in the RC Hobby.

I'd like you guys to give me your expert opinions about this next item....and whether or not it could be used for windows...and for other usages.

I used to own an Exhaust shop for quite a few years...so I have lots of misc. supplies leftover.

This is some Polycarbonate Safety Lens that's used on welding helmets. It's impact resistant and meets ANSI Z87.1 standards.

These sheets are sized at 4-1/2" x 5-1/4".....and it's about 1/16" or 1.5 mm thick.

Could these be used as flat glass for building campershells...FourRunner/Blazer Tops....SIDE WINDOWS....Back Windows???????

If so...I'm pretty happy because I have quite a few of these left !!!!

PLUS....they're only around $5 each anyways !!

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