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Old 05-04-2014, 11:17 PM
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Default Class 2 toyota "clone"

Well a few years ago i build a clone of my class 2 Toyota for blakeski, well his buddy mcrawlinslow, saw the truck and asked me if i would build him one also. well i figured this would give me a chance to try out some ideas that i would do if i were to build myself another Toyota.

I started off like my other truck with some 1/2" square tubing bent to shape.



Now it says in the title that this is a clone but there will actually be some deviations to my original truck.

First is the drive train. mcrawlinslow supplied me with a Dinky tranny\T-case set-up he recently acquired. The skid is designed to fit in an SCX10 chassis so i drilled the rails to match.



then split them



The problem with the Dinky skid is that it is designed to go inside the rails. i used a stock SCX10 skid in my bronco and hated that i had to notch out the rails to remove the skid. so this time i added plates to the inside to allow the skid to be removed easily once the who chassis is complete.



the fit was good so i burned them in.



I'm out of practice with the TIG, it didn't turn out as good as i hoped. when i filed it down it wasn't perfectly smooth. i'll take care of that later.



The skid bolted up well



next i drilled some holes for the tranny, mounted it, and bolted up a spare set of axles using stock Dingo rear links and custom fronts.







the tranny is nice and lever with the frame



the problem with the tranny is that there is only one mounting hole on either side. Now the bosses that slid into the frame are angled but are not a tight fit at all and it cannot hold up to the leverage of the motor



More on that later

Next i wanted to tackle the front linkage. mcrawlinslow wanted to be able to run either a 3 link or 4 link so since i had a Hands Brothers 3 link already on the axle i made the single upper.



Then i threw some wheels and tires on and got it to an approximate ride height.



then i tacked a tab in place for the panhard bar.



fits pretty good



Now to tackle the tranny. i made up some tabs to add another mounting location.





then tacked them to the chassis



being that there is no other mounting options i simply drilled and tapped some new ones.



now it's plenty secure



Oh and one last thing. i did a quick mock-up of the body







And if you are wondering, Yes it will have a drop bed and yes it will be all aluminum like my class 2 truck!

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Old 05-05-2014, 08:00 AM
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love the metal panels so im subscribing so i can watch this happen!

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Old 05-06-2014, 06:02 AM
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:08 PM
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that looks spot on!
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Oh nice. Make three and ill take the third
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Thanks guys! here is some more progress

It was time to get this thing standing on it's own. i starting by bending up some hoops out of stainless tube.



Then for the rear i made some plates. since the tube is going to be stainless i'm going to try to make all the other parts stainless as well.



then i tried something diferent and attempted to braze the plate in without tacking it first but it was an epic failure as you can see with the one on the left.



If you are wondering why the tube was cut unevenly this is why. with the truck having a full drop bed but running a 4 link i needed a place to put the hoops that wouldn't take away from the bed floor. so i decided to lean them forward to try to keep the tires out of the shocks.





And to keep the hoops under the fenders



Next it was time for the front. I started by making some tabs for the shock



Then the hoops were trimmed and the the tabs were mounted along with the lower mounts



then they were tacked to the chassis.



The last thing i did was add a rear cross bar.



It's finally standing on it's own



If course the mandatory flex shot "thumbsup"





then with the bed in place









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After reading through a few threads on these builds I noticed you mentioned some 1/25 rc car bodies made out of foil. Any chance you could make a how to video on those? I can't afford the 1/10 crawlers but I would love to make a realistic body for my trekker!
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:18 PM
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After reading through a few threads on these builds I noticed you mentioned some 1/25 rc car bodies made out of foil. Any chance you could make a how to video on those? I can't afford the 1/10 crawlers but I would love to make a realistic body for my trekker!
I may at sometime but i just don't have the time right now. it' pretty straight forward. i cut the 1/24 scale bodies into individual panels, mold each panel separately, then use hot glue to attach them together.

Well i have been working on this but i just haven't had time to post progress. So here is an update.

Once i had the chassis situated, i decided to lock the front in place with a cross member.



Fit is nice and should be real clean once i braze it.



The i moved onto the rear. i decided to give it a better departure angle and pie cut the chassis.





Then TIG'd it shut



and ground it smooth.



then i needed to make the bed mounts. i bent up some sheet metal first



Then tacked then in place



for the front mount i used some sliced square tube and added the serial number to make it official



And tacked it in





now it was time for some fresh panels starting with the bed floor and inner fenders



then i made some supports and fastened them to the frame



and glued the bed floor down



Now with a clean bed floor for reference i was able to start on the cab. I formed the roof, cab back and B pillars and glued them together



then positioned it on the chassis



then i was able to make the sliders



and add them to the chassis



Next came the rear hoop



it was added as well.



test fit the cab skin again and all looks good



then i added the tubes in front to secure the sliders



finally i bent up the rear bumper



and tacked it to the chassis



keeping it in the same plane as the cut to the frame rails.



That's it for now!
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While on vacation i made the rest of the sheet metal skins and did a quick test fit.



next it was time for the A pillar bars. it took some time to get the bends and fitment right but they tucked nicely, inside the body.





then came the front hoop. it took me 4 tries to get the shape i was looking for but i'm happy with how it turned out.



then the dash bar and harness bar were installed



next i cut and test fitted the door bars



next came the cross bars in the back



i wanted tight fitting joints to make a nice finish once brazed





then it was time for the servo. I first made the mounting tabs



then after carefully measuring, welded them in place



the fit was pretty good.



and you can see how it works from compression to full extension





with that in place i glued the cowl to the firewall and trimmed it to fit.



then started on the grill support



next i smoothed the welds and tacked the bar in place



everything fits nice with the grill installed



finally i added the fender supports.



that's it for now.
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amazing. id love access to some better tools for sure. it must make life much easier when you have the right tools for the job.

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This is absolutely incredible. Love it.
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