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Old 06-23-2009, 07:34 AM
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Thanks man, i polished up the parts more after i took the pics and they are nice and flashy in person. Defintely going to finish up the 2wd before the 4wd.

On a side note, I can cut the aluminum parts out no problem, but when it comes to cutting out the inside or machining areas out to get rid of the weight, I fall apart. If anyone has any suggestions (other than drilling a bunch of holes) that uses hand tools, i'm all ears! I have a drill press, scroll saw (which works great on plastic, delrin, etc. but falls short on 3mm aluminum) and some other basic tools, but any kind of CNC machine is out of the question - no room and no $$! I've look at various cutting bits for my drill press that i could use to cut out complex shapes in flat metal, but so far have found nothing that works well.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:30 PM
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I use a jig saw sometimes. They got blades that'll cut aluminum. The trick is to use alot of cutting oil. Carefull, the oil can wash away your line. Drill a 1/2" hole and drop it in. Drill holes at any turns.
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:48 PM
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:51 AM
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Finally got some of the bodywork done...on a mission to get this complete!! The body and cage are rigidly mounted, and the cage is hinged at the back so the whole body swings up. I started working on filling in some of the cagework too.





Redid the rear suspension a bit by moving the shocks to the front of the axle - seems a little more progressive this way. Might move them down to the links eventually.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:45 PM
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new take on an old classic....homage to the best looking pre-runner truck ever imo. Have to take of the masks and overspray and do some detailing and trimming, but finally, finally painted. Made the decals and they are under the paint. Painting is not my strong suit, but i think this came out well. Detailing should be fun! Going to tweak the body mounts a bit, it's a little too far forward and the front tires way rub.



making a styrene fan section to hide the battery, but i'm not feeling it 100%.
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:39 PM
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Lookin pretty bad. Am I sensing a video soon?? Please ??
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OK Now that you are basically done with it send it to me for further testing.
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HA! finished off the body last night, came out pretty good for my nonexistant painting skills. Should have it fully mounted tonight and glue the tires then it's a full runner!! Just need a bumper in the front...weighing options. Talked to the local hobbytown guys about a track shoot, they are pretty picky about using their track during the week but sounds like they are ok with it, so a possible vid by next week. Think the best vids will come from the track, though i haven't driven on anything but rocks and bash sites in a while.
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Dude that looks awesome!
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Looks much better - body detailed and mounted....lost one of the fan decals though, have to dig around and find it. Took it outside for some fun in the sun pics.

Bad news is it rolled off my workbench and fell in the back busting up some of the brass joints....RRRRRR. You can see the rear panel is messed up in the last pic. Have to strip and re-solder those spots, and maybe beef them up too. Debating getting a standard body and mounting it on there for bashing/track action, and leaving this body set-up for fun running. I want to run this, and it'll take some time to re-do the metal work....plus, it's certainly a lot heavier with all the brass in the back. Love the look though.




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Old 08-01-2009, 10:11 AM
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Dude that looks awesome!!
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that's pretty cool i love the way it looks..if you need some one to give a time tested test for durability ..RIGHT HERE <------ lol
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That's a awesome build bro. looks great, better than any SC on the market.
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Well I am officailly jealous. Got any runs on it? How does that veleneon hold out?
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that looks great!!! never woulda thunk an 'old school' vintage 80s paint scheme would work so well on a modern truck. very impressing indeed.
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