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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 01-17-2016, 08:08 AM
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I've been fiddling with this idea for little while and finally started it. I'm hoping for lights and a detailed interior all around.

Sort of a cross between these 2 ideas...



Started by lengthening a TF2 chassis a little and modifying the leave springs to get everything to sit right.



I like this ride height

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Old 01-17-2016, 08:11 AM
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I love the old hilux campers. Are they semi wheels out back?
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:25 AM
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Old 01-17-2016, 11:26 AM
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I'm liking this as well! Ride height looks great already. You might need some heavier springs in the back once you start piling on the styrene, you may end up with the infamous 'Toyota sag.'
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Old 01-17-2016, 12:33 PM
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I love the old hilux campers. Are they semi wheels out back?
Yup, rear wheels are alum semi rims from ebay...6 lug is what hooked me and they were only $18 + $4 for shipping.

I picked up the rear semi hubs from RC4WD that look perfect, but do not fit the inner hole where the lug bolts are. So for now, I will have to use a standard black nut, until I can find something that will look better.

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Thanks Trini...hope to actually finish this one.

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I'm liking this as well! Ride height looks great already. You might need some heavier springs in the back once you start piling on the styrene, you may end up with the infamous 'Toyota sag.'
Originally I picked up the super scale leaf packs from RC4WD, but they didn't move, even after hand flexing to break them loose. So I went with the TF2 standard leaf springs and added an extra leaf(total of 2 now) to all 4 corners. If it sags, I can always add more leafs.

Thanks guys. Trying to work out a floor for it that will eliminate the screw mounting in the body. The floor needs to be fluid through out the cab and camper. Any suggestions?
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It looks great so far, as for mounting the cab/camper to the chassis maybe you could just build a solid floor out of styrene and glue it directly to the cab.
Then cut out for areas that need to clear the trans and t-case and then make some stand offs from the sides of the chassis that you could run screw up through and into the body.
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It looks great so far, as for mounting the cab/camper to the chassis maybe you could just build a solid floor out of styrene and glue it directly to the cab.
Then cut out for areas that need to clear the trans and t-case and then make some stand offs from the sides of the chassis that you could run screw up through and into the body.
That makes sense...

I might try to do that with alum sheet as a base and styrene as part of the body as a whole... still thinking.
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Phew! It's been a while for this one.

Kinda had this shelved for a while, but then...RC4WD came out with the 4Runner body. My original plan was to do this with the mid 80's body, rather than the Tamiya Hilux styled body, but there weren't any available...until now. This is the way it should look.


So, I snatched up one of the new 4Runner bodies and look what happened...it's now a 2Runner and the proper cab for this truck. Got a long way to go on this still, and I may have recruited my wife to help with the interior. I would like to do interior lights, but I haven't learned that yet. 3SPDREKR did an incredible 5th wheel camper, which is what inspired me to do lights. I have no plans for the bed, so if somebody is looking to do a pickup, PM me. That's all for now.
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Wow....forgot all about this one as well! And what about that big Willy’s Jeep you were doing...? After seeing your scratch built work on it, that’s the one that inspired me to start scratch building! And the sunbeam?! Lol....
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Wow....forgot all about this one as well! And what about that big Willyís Jeep you were doing...? After seeing your scratch built work on it, thatís the one that inspired me to start scratch building! And the sunbeam?! Lol....
Hahaha...the CJ is awaiting vacu-forming the fenders and hood. The Sunbeam...well...it's boxed up for now. I have waaayyy too many, on-going projects.
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Hahaha...the CJ is awaiting vacu-forming the fenders and hood. The Sunbeam...well...it's boxed up for now. I have waaayyy too many, on-going projects.
Lol...yeah...I hear you..! I keep getting side tracked with other stuff as well !
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I love yota campers. I can't wait to see more!
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I love yota campers. I can't wait to see more!
It might be a little bit of a wait, cause this one is going slow.

Now the wife wants to go crawlerin with me. Just need to figure out which chassis to get her...I'm thinkin about the SCX10 ii builders kit. She wants the new Ramcharger body for whatever chassis we can get. I like the SSD, but it's out of my budget at the moment. Oops, sorry for getting off topic.
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Been two months.
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I know.....look whos talking...ahahahaa
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Yeah, yeah, blah, blah, blah...hahahaha! I'm thinking this may be a winter project. Got some life issues going on right now.

Thanks for checking in on it Ron.
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