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    old comp truck turned scale truck

    A few weeks ago I started to realize i wasn't going to have the Scaler I've been working on done for my local club's next comp plus i was getting burnt out working so hard on it to get it done. When i starting to think of how to cut corners to finish it I realized i needed to take a brake.

    Well 2 weeks ago, while i was staring at the scaler, i looked at my old comp truck that i threw together for the last scale comp and thought to myself that the dove nose, dove tail and boat sides Just were not going to cut it for a 1.9 scaler. then it hit me, I'll just cut the front and rear bars holding the fenders on, pull them out, and run the body full width!

    For reference here is what it looked like as a 2.2 comp truck



    Build thread: http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=120373

    So here it is as it sat for the last scale comp running TLT axles and 1.9 flat irons



    First task was to remove all offending body panels



    Then i began cutting. Off came the stinger and i pulled the front tubes out



    Then i did the same to the back



    Here is how it looked at this point



    And i did a test fit of the panels



    After the test fit i realized the tubes needed to come further apart the fit the hood in so i just cut them off all together and cleaned up the chassis tubes while they were off



    And i also decided to move the servo to the chassis



    then i re attached the front tubes and added a cross bar



    then some supports and test fit the panels again



    then onto the back were i reattached the tubing and fitted the panels, bobbed of course



    Then added supports, a bumper and welded the down bars to the frame



    Then i added a bumper to the front a little different then on the scaler. sort of a mini stinger, and test fit the grill





    And a winch of course





    Then i added sliders to fit tight under the doors taking place of the rockers



    Next i mounted the grill using small tabs



    and fitted the rest of the panels





    to finish the chassis i added tabs to hold the panels, a spare tire mount, electronics mount and brazed all the joints for a clean finish.





    That is how i looked by last weekend and i'm really digging it at this point.

    Once the chassis was painted i reassembled it and added the electronics. the box in the back is for the LiPo





    Then had to test fit the painted panels





    WOW does that look killer!!

    Next was the grill. I shaved the back to open up the slots



    then made light buckets out of some aluminum using the originals as molds



    then i made lenses from the molds i made of the originals



    And glued them into the painted grill with lights



    I wasn't going to do an interior but i just had to so i whipped out a quick one using some styrene and zip ties



    and added a dash using more styrene and some thicker aluminum



    i started finishing the panels by gluing the cab sides to the back and mounted the rear fenders with lights as well





    and yes the taillights ate the one that will brake. i finally got the plastic figured out. the only down side it they are yellow not clear.



    I also added breakable corner lenses up front



    and here it is in all it's glory with everything in place.





    But you know what, it just doesn't look quite right....

    Now this is better!









    NOW THAT IS BADAZZZ!!!

    Did you ever build a car that surprised you so much that you just can't stop looking at it?

    Well here are some more pics including the mandatory flex shot.











    I'm in love with this truck all over again!

    To top it all off, I ran it this past sunday and WON THE COMP!!

    I'll get some carnage pics up soon"thumbsup"

    Sorry for the long post but i just wanted to get it all on at once since i haven't been on here much lately.

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    Re: old comp truck turned scale truck

    yea this rig a a serious performer, easy on the eyes too.


    i NEEEEEEED some of those lenses lol. and a windshield if your feelin adventurous

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    Re: old comp truck turned scale truck

    OMG!! That is a work of art! I love your work. I wish I had the space and time to build one. I would love to have a truck that can damage like that.
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    Re: old comp truck turned scale truck

    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTY
    yea this rig a a serious performer, easy on the eyes too.

    i NEEEEEEED some of those lenses lol. and a windshield if your feelin adventurous
    Well i have extra sets of the breakable tail lights and corner markers if you're interested. Just PM me.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Soldier
    OMG!! That is a work of art! I love your work. I wish I had the space and time to build one. I would love to have a truck that can damage like that.
    I will make them upon request. PM me if you're interested.



    Ok before i post the carnage pics i want to show some more poser shots.









    A close-up of the paint









    And my favorate



    Now pics from the comp

    First course













    and the damage from the first course





    course 2











    damage after the second course









    And a clear show of the real broken tail light!



    now the hill climb





    rolled it over the second time i went up trying to get some good vid





    Then went out on a trail run after the comp and carnage ensued!





















    Now started the process of repairing the damage.

    The passenger side came out pretty good



    but the drivers door was just too far gone to keep



    so i pulled the old one off



    And made a trip to the junk yard to get another door



    Finally i straightened the rear quarters



    and put some new tail lights in that i picked up while in the junk yard.



    Now I'm ready for some more wheeling!

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    Re: old comp truck turned scale truck

    this freakign truck is awesome

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    Re: old comp truck turned scale truck

    this is ridiculously awesome. did you make the body panels? if so, would ya mind sharing some pointers on how to do so?

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    Re: old comp truck turned scale truck

    Quote Originally Posted by rik
    this is ridiculously awesome. did you make the body panels? if so, would ya mind sharing some pointers on how to do so?
    Yes i did. I did it by casting sections of the original Mountaineer body from plaster then using the plaster negative to make a replica out of bondo.

    Now you can use the original body but to get the individual panels like i have you would need to cut the body up then reinforce the back side with something

    once i have the molds then i just form the metal over it using wooden tools.

    I go into the process more in my scale build on RCC: http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=147988

    And i have vids of the forming process. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbjIcrmm7Pw

    Hope that helps

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    Re: old comp truck turned scale truck

    nice job on the videos. very informative. might just give this a try one day.

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