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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 02-02-2010, 08:10 PM
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Ok, so it's official. I'm blind as a bat at times. Well anyways I found the styrene strips I was looking for after I had posted the pic of my wall of styrene on here. It's blatantly in front of me and I over looked it several times.

So with that said, I've gotten a little progress done on the headache rack. Installed the horizontal slats and got the front grill off and in it's first stage of primer.

Without further or do, here's the progress on the headache rack.







And a quick shot from the front before the windows go in.



It was quite a hassle to keep the slats even on it but I'm pretty sure their as close as they're gonna get.

Thats all I have for now, and thanks for lookin.

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Old 02-02-2010, 09:49 PM
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Not that it didn't look great before, but the slats finish it off.
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:51 PM
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The bed and headache rack look great!
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:08 PM
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Thanks for the compliments guys. And fixed1313 I understand what you mean. I just couldn't get the feel of the rack, but once I added the slats it looked alot better and actually looked finished.

Got a little more done on detailing the bed. I think it's lookin better but lemme know.

Here is what it looked like before I started sanding and smoothing up the lines.



Here is where I am at currently for the night.





I rounded out the tops of the light surround to start with and cleaned up and smoothed up the edges on the bed so it didn't look to geometrical. Hope you guys can see the difference and hope my time working on the edges is paying off.

Oh, also got the front it's first coat of paint to see what she may look like in the end. Hope ya like.





Gotta clean up a few of the grill slats where they contacted during paint, but anyways it's all one color now.

Thanks for lookin and comments are greatly welcomed.

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Old 02-03-2010, 02:20 AM
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Looks good keep it up.
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Hey Tyler, nice work That looks really good. I love the bed. What's up with the front axle? Is that for mock up? I think you should make it 4WD imo.
Time to sit back and

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Thanks for the compliments guys.

Nathan, the front you see is actually the steering linkage. I'm only keeping this 2wd right now until I can figure out a way to get a narrow enought front end on this without the tires sticking way out of the fenders. I am also leaving room up front the way I have it for some other goodies that will be posted later on.

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RC4WD D35's should be narrow enough?

And I think shares the same gear ratio as the Tamiya TLT/Highlift/Truck Axles
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Thanks for the compliments guys.

Nathan, the front you see is actually the steering linkage. I'm only keeping this 2wd right now until I can figure out a way to get a narrow enought front end on this without the tires sticking way out of the fenders. I am also leaving room up front the way I have it for some other goodies that will be posted later on.

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RC4WD D35's should be narrow enough?

And I think shares the same gear ratio as the Tamiya TLT/Highlift/Truck Axles
I also think I read something about this before.... I think it would work....DO
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I'll just sit back and watch
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:43 PM
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Not goin into too much detail yet until I can figure out final word on my plans yet, but you are getting close Nathan.

Anyways, got a few goodies today so I can work on the driveline tonight. Hope ya'll enjoy as much as I will be assembling it all. Hope to have it driving tonight.







This thing should have no problem pulling around anything I'm gonna throw behind it. Now I'm afraid my weak link on this will actually be the tires.

I'll have some more updates later on this evening as well. So stay tuned.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:00 PM
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Its really turning out great...headache rake looks real good..
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Looking fantastic I LOVE it!
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lots of work going into it,awesome
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Thanks for all the compliments along the way guys. I was able to get the trans into position and run a couple screws to hold it in place for mock up. Here is about where everything will set.

Note: the motor is not going to be used, I will be using the RC4WD core fire brushless system for this beast. I'm not going to use this new mamba setup I have because it's definately not suited at all for this rig.

Anyways here are a few mock up pics I just snapped of the rig.









My favorite part!!! The strongest and largest drive shaft I've ever bought.



And here is one with the bed set on it just to see how it'll look.



Too bad all these beautiful parts will be covered up and not seen when it's all assembled.

Anyways lemme know what you guys think of my simple setup on this rig.

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Old 02-04-2010, 03:16 AM
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Oh boy you went to the RC4WD site your hooked now I know I bought one thing from their and I'm like a kid in a candy store.
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