Scale RC Forum Forum Members’ Builds Forum’s Finest Builds Chevy Stepside, Baja Style

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  • #65483
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    Retrocosm
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    Here’s some detail from the back, I’ve used some rubber tubing as the fast fill for the fuel cell. I need to find a better way of attaching it to the frame, at the moment it’s just held in place with a cable tie, fortunately I found a metal collar that fits perfectly around the tube and something else from a random parts tree to use as a cap.

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    I swapped out the Tamiya stickers for some pucker licensed ones after receiving some words of wisdom from Harry:-

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    Added another Penzoil sticker on the hood, which I’m not 100% sure about.

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    I also found a great resource for old Baja Race maps over at http://www.murdochnav.com and printed some out for the co-driver:-

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    Cheers, Charlie

    #65484
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    toyolien
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    Probably the best, most detailed build i’ve ever looked at. Great job….

    #65762
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    Fourth Protocol
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    neilus wrote:
    Probably the best, most detailed build i’ve ever looked at. Great job….

    What neilus said! Had a bit of a rant about “quality builds” the other day – there’s sooooo much that goes into one. Mostly, obviously, is the realism you gave it. But also colour, balance of accessories v. the truck’s function or purpose, and completeness like an interior.

    You’ve nailed all of it! :worthy:

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    Pete Attryde
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    I have to agree with Neilus and Fourth and as such I have moved it to a more appropriate location ;-)

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    #65763
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    Retrocosm
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    neilus wrote:
    Probably the best, most detailed build i’ve ever looked at. Great job….

    Wow, thank you sir :blush:

    #65765
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    Retrocosm
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    Fourth Protocol wrote:
    neilus wrote:
    Probably the best, most detailed build i’ve ever looked at. Great job….

    What neilus said! Had a bit of a rant about “quality builds” the other day – there’s sooooo much that goes into one. Mostly, obviously, is the realism you gave it. But also colour, balance of accessories v. the truck’s function or purpose, and completeness like an interior.

    You’ve nailed all of it! :worthy:

    Cheers Fourth, that mean a great deal to me, I appreciate it.

    Charlie

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    Pete Attryde wrote:
    I have to agree with Neilus and Fourth and as such I have moved it to a more appropriate location ;-)

    Oooerr missus. :wow: Thank you Pete, what an honour!

    #65485
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    Retrocosm
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    Found a vendor that makes Simpson branded scale racing harnesses which match my sponsorship decals, result!

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    #65784
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    SARGE
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    Woe, they look well….

    #65785
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    Retrocosm
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    SARGE wrote:
    Woe, they look well….

    Cheers Sarge.

    I did some more detailing today, painted and added a fire extinguisher:-

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    I also worked on the rapid fill fuel line which previously was held in place by a cable tie. I found a suitable plastic bracket in the parts bin, drilled and tapped the frame and screwed it into place. I also found a cap which not only fits, but opens hehe!

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    Under the hood I swapped out the 15t pinion for a 23t as I want this thing to run relatively quickly in top gear. A little bit more fussing here and there and I think I’m about done. If anyone has any idea what other equipment these guys used to carry in the beds I’d be interested.

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    #65786
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    Still fiddling with details, decided to add this protection plate to the front bumper, not too keen on the hex bolts but can’t currently think of an alternative mounting method.

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    Ste has kindly donated me another quick release wheel clamp which I need to add to the second spare and I think I will be finished.

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    #65486
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    On reflection, and with input from others I’m going to remove the skid plate, it’s not working for me.

    #65487
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    Retrocosm
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    Lovely day required trip to local quarry and much photography :-)

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    #65488
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    Dam
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    Looks lovely Charlie ::cool

    #65843
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    dam wrote:
    Looks lovely Charlie ::cool

    Thank you sir :-)

    Here’s some more vintage footage I found ;-)

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