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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 04-18-2018, 05:10 AM
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Lookin' good!
That grill would be right at home on Bruticus. What happened to the script on the valve covers?
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:47 AM
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Lookin' good!
That grill would be right at home on Bruticus. What happened to the script on the valve covers?
Thanks friend. Don't worry. Bruticus is going to get that grill too. He'll be back. I'm just building his little brother first. Three lettering on the engine was just tacked on with super glue to see how it looks. I have to find a permanent way of installing it.
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Old 04-19-2018, 01:03 AM
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Received my bed extension from Shapeways. Mod19rc did another amazing job designing this piece. First test first and everything linedup perfect. Wheelbase was even spot on with no measuring. Only thing I don't like about it is his extension piece makes mine look like crap! Lol! There's no gap in his but mine.....let's just say I have a lot of filling and sanding in my future. Still have to extend the rear of the be to make it a true long bed. I'm dreading that part. Thanks again to Mod19rc rc for making the conversation of these Blazers to pickups so easy now.

Til next time. Thanks for looking
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Old 04-20-2018, 02:46 PM
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Got the rear of the bed cut today. Now it's a true long bed. I used tape to make the line where I wanted to cut. Used a tamiya scribber to start the cut line. Then used a fine razor saw to cut the body and a mini hacksaw blade to cut the bed floor. Glued everything back together and glued styrene strips behind the cut line for added strength. Sanded down the rear part of the bed that tapers up to make it even and DONE! Just gotta fill all the gaps in but I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Watcha think? Till next time. Thanks for looking
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:57 AM
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There, see that wasn't so bad!

Looks much better with the rear portion extended
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Old 04-24-2018, 12:56 AM
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There, see that wasn't so bad!

Looks much better with the rear portion extended
Thanks. It was bad but not that bad. Just was determined to get it done
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Old 04-26-2018, 11:28 PM
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FINALLY!!! Got the electronics hooked up and working. I had a little free time and it was nice outside, so I decided to take my K20 for a test run. It went great for only having front wheel drive. It drives smooth at full speed, turned better than expected, and crawls well. Can't wait to get all four tires turning.
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Old 04-28-2018, 02:25 PM
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Got the bed mounted on the frame (somewhat mounted lol) and took my K20 out for a little drive. I never knew how peaceful and fun crawling was. Finally got my rear driveshaft installed. Had to shorten it, was an inch too long. Now I got 4wd. Performed great. Going to tinker with the suspension to try to get a little more flex up from but I'm happy with it. With the 35t motor it has a good balance of crawl and high speed. Just have to get use to my pistol grip controller. Never used one before. Oh and isn't my rigs new neck chain stylish? Lol
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Old 04-30-2018, 05:19 AM
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Well I took the truck out today and this happen

Thought it was broke but the screws came out. Forgot to put thread locker on them when I put it together. Simple fix.

Back up and running good as new.
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Yep, thread locker on anything metal!

Looks great out in the wild. Keep it coming!
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Yep, thread locker on anything metal!

Looks great out in the wild. Keep it coming!
Thanks. I have a lot more to do to the truck. I'm just enjoying having it up and running.
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:12 PM
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After taking my K20 for a drive the other day, I spent the last couple days doing something no one told me about. Cleaning! I have know idea why I decided to take it through the mud knowing I haven't put any inner fenders in it. Well lesson learned. Now the fenders are in.
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Old 05-05-2018, 08:55 PM
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My rig was missing something. Then I realized most old trucks around my area has a long *** cb antenna flopping around and now mines does too. Made it from a trx-4 antenna. Just cut the big coil section out and added a more scale looking spring. Also final mounted the front bumper to the body use L-tabs I made it out of thin sheet metal but after my drive I think I'm going to need something stronger. Did a little hill climbing. Well hill roll overs cause I rolled the truck way more times then I climbed the hill. 20 rolls- 2 successful climbs LOL!!! Found an old hunting path that made a good trial. Lots of ruts from the hunters tires and old fallen trees. All and all it was a good run until I lost one of my front SSD scale lock hubs. Glad I carried a spare wheel nut with me. And I thought I broke a leaf spring but upon inspection the leaf mount hoop has bent open and came from around the mounting screw. Don't know how that happened but it was an easy fix.
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Old 05-07-2018, 05:57 PM
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Video of one of my only successful hill climbs lol
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Not to worry, there will be many more successful climbs once you get it sorted out!
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