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    PetePete
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    As my current collection doesn’t currently include a class 1 style build since I sold the Willys MB last year.

    Earlier in the year I aquired a SSD Trail King from a fellow forum member and a plan started to form.

    I have always fancied building some sort of recovery/tow truck based around a 1960’s style american pick up.

    The first step was to narrow the rear axle to allow the fitment of dual Tamiya 1/14th truck wheels fitted with 1.7 RC4WD Milestar Patagonia A/Ts. The front wheels are 1.7 beadlocks from RC4WD fitted with the same tires.

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    Scale3DRC do a set of files to print a 1966 Dodge D100 style body, So the cab got printed, filled, sanded and painted before being offered up to the chassis.

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    The front of the cab fitts to the chassis using a 3d printed mount that picks up on the chassis’s stock bumper mounts, I haven’t sorted out the rear mounting yet.

    Next step was to remove the aluminium chassis extensions from the rear of the chassis and re-install the rear cross member, and then fab up a simple tow/lifting frame. I chose a fixed frame for simplicity and will be using an RC4WD warn winch controlled by an Mtroniks marine 10 esc running from a seperate battery.

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    This will be getting a simple interior, based around the one I designed for the Carisma Coyote which I scaled up by 20% to suit this body. With a little trimming it seems to fit pretty well. It still needs the details painting but is coming together quite nicely.

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    That’s where it sits at the moment (this progress has taken about 6 weeks due to work getting in the way).

    Next will be to put a little more bracing in the towing/lifting frame, make a front push bumper, attache the bonnet with somethin other than tape and get the electronics in.

    More as it occurs,

    Thanks as ever for taking an interest.

     

     

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    #107790
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    CossackCossack
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    That looks sweet buddy great work as usual

    #107791
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    AvatarRetrocosm
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    That’s going to be a beauty Pete. Are you going shiny, rustbucket or somewhere inbetween?

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    #107810
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    looking good.unusual colour but it suits well

    #107814
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    PetePete
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    That looks sweet buddy great work as usual

    Cheers Ian.

    That’s going to be a beauty Pete. Are you going shiny, rustbucket or somewhere inbetween?

    Cheers Charlie, going for somewhere in between, basically going to let it weather itself in use.

    looking good.unusual colour but it suits well

    Thanks, it looks a lot greener in natural light.

    Got some more done this weekend.

    Inner fenders are installed as well as all the electrics barring a light controller.

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    Front bumper is also more or less done.

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    and the winch is mounted in the rear.

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    Still need to add some details to the rear (toolbox, fuel tank, road cones etc) make the rest of the tow attachement and mount the rear lights.

    The interior also needs to be finished and installed finally along with the glass.

    More soon.

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    #107839
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    PetePete
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    Got a bit more done this afternoon,

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    The fuel tank and a chassis mounted tool box are currently printing and I am waiting on the leds for the rear lights, I also need to decide what light controller to use with this and make the steering drag link.

    More as it happens,

    Thanks as always for looking in.

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    #107865
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    PetePete
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    Added a few more details over the last few days,

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    Also added some mirros and a wipers as well as making the rest of the windows.

    Still need to make a couple of door handles and a fake radiator to hide the servo.

    Today saw it take it’s maiden run, at the Roaches near Leek, Staffs.

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    All in all it worked really well, the SSD chassis works very nicely even with tiny tires. The front bumper works as a great limiter,  stopping me taking the really tough lines and needlessly damaging it.

    I should hopefully get the last few detail bits done over the next week or so and then I shall just enjoy running it.

    Thanks as always for looking in.

     

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    #107875
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    AvatarScaleAddict
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    looks better in the wild. nice job

    #107885
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    AvatarRetrocosm
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    That’s come out really sweet Pete, and great pictures, love the rear view up on the rock, great shot.

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