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RCCruiser
10-30-2011, 01:44 PM
I've always been into RC's as a kid, so I finally decided to get into more grown-up ones. Just started with a cheapie Redcat 1/8 scale. Came with the generic pickup body, so I found myself an FJ Cruiser body that fits.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_1923.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_1924.jpg

The yellow sucked, so I busted out the rattle can..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_1975.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_2004.jpg

Promptly broke a 'pitman arm'. Then another. And another. Gluing them sure didn't work..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_1934.jpg

Found some beefier plastic ones. Haven't broken one yet...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_1940.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_1944.jpg

Found a LWB Suzuki body. Figured I'd make a clone of my Zuk as well

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_2031.jpg

A little bit of paint

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_2032.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_2053.jpg

Not wanting to ruin a perfectly good body, I started work on the exo cage

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_2083.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_2084.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_2092.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_2115.jpg

Wheeled it like that for a while

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_2063.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_2116.jpg

Then thought the rims needed some lovin'
They are just plastic, but they are real dual beadlocks with steel rings

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_2415.jpg

Cleaned them up

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_2418.jpg

Gave 'em a coat of paint

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_2419.jpg

I think they turned out pretty decent

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_2424.jpg

Finished up the back of the cage

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_2434.jpg

But I thought it looked a little silly with only 6" tall tires. So I got some 8" :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_2442.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_2445.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_2446.jpg

Now with 2 bodies, I have clones of 2 of my trucks :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_2466.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/RC%20Pix/IMG_2669.jpg

85chevy
10-30-2011, 11:02 PM
Nicely done I need to find a new battery for mine [cheers]

Punk in Drublic
10-30-2011, 11:02 PM
thats sick. you dont half ass shit ever lol

Griswold
11-25-2011, 11:25 AM
Looks good...Ya I need some new batteries to for my toys

crazybushcreature
11-25-2011, 11:51 AM
i need to get into that. They look pretty sweet. ive got a buggy but now i want to get a crawler.

muddyWaters
11-25-2011, 12:32 PM
Sick cage work there mang!! You gots skillz!!

Metal Mulisha
11-25-2011, 01:26 PM
Nice work making the cage

RCCruiser
11-25-2011, 07:57 PM
Thanx. :D

Since those pix I've built some new lower links. Threaded them for the rod ends, and mounted the shocks. Added some LED lights. There's headlights, taillights, and 6 rocklights. Looks pretty sweet in the dark.
I also bought a pair of gear reduction boxes. They go inbetween the motors and the axle. They have a 3:1 gear reduction. Super crawly now.

I'll try to take some recent pix and post them soon....