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Old 04-28-2009, 04:54 PM
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Default Dubfunk's Landy trail finder 1st Build Project pickup *NEW TRAILING PICS Pg.34 2/9/

First thing was to get the Landy body. Got a chinese one via Airwolfie (Martin) who without his great help (and the use of his donar bits) this project would have got nowhere! I'm on a nurses wage so as a result am having to beg, borrow and basicly build on a very tight budget

First the body as it came from the box


Then removing all of the windows, chrome bits, lights and anything else that would come off ready for prepping for primer.



Next was assembling the bits for the chassis. Started with a trail finder (chassis only) a single speed rc4x4 trannyand t-rex axles. The rest has been borrowed from Airwolfie; a motor, (55 turn) wheels (Landy ally ones, not shown in pic though) shocks and drive shafts. I brought a 5100 battery from Londonf35 and he also very kindly gave me a transmitter.



Tranny and motor fitted to chassis

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Old 04-28-2009, 05:05 PM
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Just want to get you out there to bash!
Can't wait to see this done!!
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:50 PM
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That trail finder chassis should look great under that D90. Keep is posted when you mock up the chassis to the body.
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off to a good start!! love a good landy build!!!
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That trail finder chassis should look great under that D90. Keep is posted when you mock up the chassis to the body.
Will be posting just about everything that gets done. No idea how to mount body to chasis yet. Cheers for positive reply
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:25 AM
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Default problem t-rex! grrr

Hmm, first real headach has been trying to fit the t-rex axles to the trail finder leafs. I should have (but didn't) order the right kit to do the job (although i believe that they are out of stock anyway). Luckily top fabricator Martin was at hand with his dremmil, so we hatched a plan!!!

First thing was to widen the channel where the leaf sits.





Next was to make spacers out of 3x1.5mm styrene, cut and glued together then drilled to fit bolt to locate spacer centrally on leaf. This will do for now but will be replaced with an ally block sometime in the future.



Finally the axles fitted onto the leafs...Yay!

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Nice job on the axle mounts.
Looking forward to a mock up too.
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Default Body and chassis mock-up

Landy wheels added!




Ok now, does the body sit in the right place on the chassis........No.



Hmm choices choice. The body either needs extending by about 20mm, or the chassis (bit reluctant to cut this though) or turn the leafs and mounts the other way round (thanks for that idea Leo).
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Default sitting correctly at last!

After turning round the mounting hangers on the front of the chassis the body sits where it should, (avoiding a time consuming body extension!)



only problem now is a feeble amount of give in the front leafs. Will remedy this by drilling a hole in the chassis about 10mm further along the chasis rail and move the mounting point to allow the leaf more travel. Need my mini vice to drill accurately (but a friend has it) so will crack on with the body for now.

The front grill of the landy would look much more scale if the solid bit sitting behind it were removed, so back to the dremmil!



Voila!





After much pondering i've decided to fill in the side windows of the body. Will later spray the sides the same colour as the roofs going to be (white!). Need about 1.4mm but only have 1.5mm styrene so will have to sand the panel until it fits nicely in the recess.
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Window replaced with styrene



Then filled

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Found some noxious stuff in the shed that's de-chromed my chrome bits nicely

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Job well done on those windows mate!!
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hmm have spent an embarrasing number of hours trying to get it to look completly smooth. Each time I spray it with a fine coat of filler (to show imperfections) you can still see the bloody outline grrrrrr It wasn't helping that their was movement in the styrene so had to re glue it to the body. Have re-filled it (for the 500th time lol). Will sand it back again after food.
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