Scale RC Forum Forum Members’ Builds Off-Road builds Just a Bobbed Hilux for FUN!

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  • #65864
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    grubbybuz
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    Super tidy work as per usual sir ::cool :popanddrink

    #66097
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    Oh How Original
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    What about an opening bonnet, with the battery next to servo?
    No body to remove, no easy mounts to make etc…?
    Just another option.

    #65865
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    damohick
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    Looking good Neil, can I ask what brazing torch you are working with now … the results look fantastic!

    #66098
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    toyolien
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    grubbybuz wrote:
    Super tidy work as per usual sir ::cool :popanddrink

    Thank you sir.

    Oh How Original wrote:
    What about an opening bonnet, with the battery next to servo?
    No body to remove, no easy mounts to make etc…?
    Just another option.

    That’s my last resort, i think. I’m not too sure about that. It would be a fair amount more work. Relocating the grill and dash mounts etc… I’ll look into it.

    damohick wrote:
    Looking good Neil, can I ask what brazing torch you are working with now … the results look fantastic!

    Thanks Damo. Yes of course, it’s a bernzomatic ts4000.
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    But i think the main difference is from switching to MAPP gas from Butane. It burns much hotter which means joints that would have taken me 4 or 5 mintues with Butane, now take 60 seconds!

    #65866
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    toyolien
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    Damo: Forgot to add that am using johnson matthey silver flo 55 rods with their ‘easyflo’ flux. Best i’ve found, to date.

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    #66100
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    toyolien
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    I’ve been working on the body mounts. I really want the battery under the body, so i want hidden mounts that are easy to remove. Not to keen on removing 4 bolts every time i want to change the battery!

    Here’s the rear. 6mm delrin rod for the body mounts. These will have some small holes in for 2 body clips.
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    Added some pieces i cut out of the body to ensure the front slips on sqaure. I just need to decided on velcro or magnets for the front. Anyone have any preferences???

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    Next up is the spare wheel mount. I wanted this flat in the bed. Here’s the first two mock ups, that didn’t meet my quality control!!
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    And here’s the final one.

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    Next up will be to finish the front body mounts and make up the final suspension links.

    Thanks for looking.

    #65867
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    toyolien
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    Had a spare hour or so this evening so finished up the sliders.

    I like all my joints to be clean and neat.
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    And here they are. Nice and simple. I like them.
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    Also mounted up the rear bumper.
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    I’m quite pleased with the look so far.

    Next will be the front bumper. I’ve got several ideas floating around in my head, so i’ll have a play over the next few days and see what happens.

    #66158
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    Fourth Protocol
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    I LOVE the look ::eek ::drool ::thumb:: It’s crazy clean and simple, and makes a refreshing change from the overloaded Hiluxes (Hiluxi?!?) with everything from dog to hamburgers thrown in the back.

    Looks ace!

    #66159
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    toyolien
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    Fourth Protocol wrote:
    I LOVE the look ::eek ::drool ::thumb:: It’s crazy clean and simple, and makes a refreshing change from the overloaded Hiluxes (Hiluxi?!?) with everything from dog to hamburgers thrown in the back.

    Looks ace!

    Thank you, much appreciated. I’ve looked at loads of Hilux builds and am kind of going for comp worthy but road going too. So nothing crazy with the steel work.

    #65868
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    Al murray
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    beautiful tube work there on the cage and sliders.. big fan of that simplistic slider look

    Al..

    #65869
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    Retrocosm
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    Superb tube work, this is coming together really nicely. Nice to see the use of a different chassis.

    Cheers, Charlie

    #66160
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    toyolien
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    Al murray wrote:
    beautiful tube work there on the cage and sliders.. big fan of that simplistic slider look

    Al..

    Thanks very much Al. I guess i take far too long on the tubework. I like it to look good, be perfectly square and be strong. It’s all good fun though.

    Retrocosm wrote:
    Superb tube work, this is coming together really nicely. Nice to see the use of a different chassis.

    Cheers, Charlie

    Thanks Charlie. I’m glad to be building again after a long break! And yes, these GCM chassis are brilliant…

    After A LOT of thinking and head scratching, and trying a few different designs i’ve come up with a simple way of unclipping the front part of the body. I’ve used the front two original TF2 body mount holes, put a 15mm long allen bolt with a nut, and then added a rubber antenna cap on the end to stop it rattling. This slots nicely into a small bracket brazed on to the sliders. Then the body can be pulled out enough to easily release them.

    Hopefully that will do. The steel flat piece just needs to be trimmed off tomorrow.

    It still amazes me just how much time goes in to one of these builds. Two evenings just to decide and make these mounts!!!

    Jigged up and ready for the silver.
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    And here we go. Hopefully the pics are clear enough to see the finished mounts.
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    That’s all for now. Thanks for having a nose.

    #65870
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    grubbybuz
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    Ingenious body mount system ::thumb:: I am resigned to four bolts on most of my stuff and yep its kinda tedious ::rolleye
    Ultra clean building it looks like you have an awesome space to work in,i have no such luck but one day ::pray

    Keep it coming ::cool

    #66164
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    toyolien
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    grubbybuz wrote:
    Ingenious body mount system ::thumb:: I am resigned to four bolts on most of my stuff and yep its kinda tedious ::rolleye
    Ultra clean building it looks like you have an awesome space to work in,i have no such luck but one day ::pray

    Keep it coming ::cool

    Thanks very much. My workspace is just a single garage. I have a bench with a pillar drill, bench grinder and vice, but that’s about all. I made a couple of tube benders which i’ve used for the last 5 years and have served me well. So that takes care of the metal work.

    #65871
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    toyolien
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    That’s the body fitted. It’s a nice snug fit. I need to lengthen the front links a few mm but other than that, i’m happy with the look.

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    I knew as soon as i dropped the body on, early on in the build, that the slipper nut would protrude into the interior. I was hoping that LockedUpRC would have their slipper eliminator kit back in stock, but looking though a box of axial spares i found an original AX10 spur gear shaft that’s pre-slipper. So i’ll use that for now. It also looks like the battery mount needs to be trimmed at the same time. Could have been worse i guess…

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    I’ve had a ponder over the front bumper. I have got an RC4WD Warn 9.5 winch that i’d planned to use. But offering it up this evening i don’t think it will look right. Now, the good chaps at GCM included a second servo mount on the Skeleton chassis so i’m now thinking about having a servo winch behind the grille instead.
    The problem is, i know nothing about them. Anyone have a recommendation they care to share??? Homemade, bought, or otherwise???

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