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

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  • #65895
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    Retrocosm
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    Lovely clean job on the bob, what glue did you use to put it back together?

    #66793
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    toyolien
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    damohick wrote:
    I have to agree … great colour choice

    Thanks Damo ::thumb::

    Retrocosm wrote:
    Lovely clean job on the bob, what glue did you use to put it back together?

    Thank you. I found that i could only get a strong enough bond by gluing the same body material to itself. I didn’t have good results trying to bond styrene to the rc4wd material. So, i used MEK to bond the pieces (after i trimmed them to fit) i cut out of the bed back on to the bed. They gave me the perfect shape also. I bonded the pieces to the bed first and lef over night clamped up, then i slid on the tailgate and again left that over night.
    Also, using the ribbed piece to join the bed allowed me to flow the MEK into all the ridges creating a stronger bond.

    Hope that helps.

    Here’s a couple of pics i just took to show you.

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    #66794
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    Retrocosm
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    Thanks Neil, that is such a lovely clean job!

    #66795
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    toyolien
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    Retrocosm wrote:
    Thanks Neil, that is such a lovely clean job!

    Thank you. ::thumb::

    I’ve finally finished painting and detailing the body. Apart from soldering up the lights, and the odd decal i’m calling the body done. I can see the end of the build in sight now. I’m hoping to finish it up next week and take it out for it’s maiden voyage.

    Here’s how the final paint job looks. It’s not perfect, but i’m happy.

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    Thanks again for looking.

    #65896
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    Grasshopper
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    Crikey, you won’t lose that in a crowd! Awesome job. I reckon black handles throughout and black runner lines down the side would look cool to tie it all up but that’s just my humble opinion. Like how you’ve painted the joining part between the bed and cab black to make it look like a separate bed (as it should be)

    Surprised you haven’t chopped the side windows out so you can see all your hard work inside :-)

    How comes it’s not on the chassis too? We want to see it complete!

    Axial SCX10 Dingo D90    RC4WD TF2 Hilux     RC4WD G2 D90

    #66818
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    toyolien
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    Grasshopper wrote:
    Crikey, you won’t lose that in a crowd! Awesome job. I reckon black handles throughout and black runner lines down the side would look cool to tie it all up but that’s just my humble opinion. Like how you’ve painted the joining part between the bed and cab black to make it look like a separate bed (as it should be)

    Surprised you haven’t chopped the side windows out so you can see all your hard work inside :-)

    How comes it’s not on the chassis too? We want to see it complete!

    Thank you! I did think about black handles, but felt the chrome added a bit of contrast. I got the idea of painting the joint from one of Bills builds i think. It looks better i’d say.

    The side windows will be chopped down tonight. I had toyed with the idea of cutting them as though they were half down, but i’m just going to have them fully open.

    I still need to do a few bits to the chassis, so it’ll be fitted soon. ::thumb::

    #65897
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    toyolien
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    Small update:

    So, i have spent the spare time i’ve had over the last couple of weeks finishing off wiring the lights, detailing the interior, and fitting the inner wells, and electrics for the final time (hopefully). Now, the lights work, the winch works, the esc is programmed, and everything works fine. I still need to give it a proper run to figure out whether the shocks need any fettling.

    Someone asked me where i got the driver. Well, the body is a figure from Kick Ass 2 Series 1, and the head is obviously a Tamiya one. I did have to chop an inch out of his torso to get him to fit correctly, but he’s ok now.

    The last decision i need to make is on tires. I have some 1.55 Rock Stompers, some 1.55 Growlers and some 1.9 PBX A/T’s. I’m torn between going with either what will work the best, OR what looks the best. So, hopefully next week i can finally post up some completed pics. It’s been a reasonably long build process, but i have enjoyed every minute and can’t wait to get it dirty!

    View of the winch bumper all mounted.

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    And, how the finished interior now looks.

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    As always, thanks for looking.

    #66876
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    toyolien
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    I’ve mounted up the 1.55 Growlers and i’m really happy with the look! All that’s left to do now is to fit the scale hubs and it’s ready for action. When i started this build several months ago, i had a reasonable idea of how i wanted it to look. And, i think I’ve stuck to my plans fairly well. I’ve had to change a few things, like the battery location, how the dash is mounted and the rear shock location etc, as i went along, but it’s all come together nicely.

    Now it’s time to go and get it dirty! But, before that happens, i thought i’d share a few final photos. (A LOT of photos).

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    I was intending to fit some bright trail lights, but couldn’t decide on a mounting point that looked right, so I’ve just gone simple for now. I may look at adding additional lights, or a light bar in the future.

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    And that’s it! For now, anyway. This truck is going to be a keeper, and i intend to update this build in the future if and when i make any changes.

    Thank you for all the comments, and for taking a look.

    #66928
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    Retrocosm
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    What a beauty, I like the aggressive stance and the interior is just gorgeous, spot on fella.

    #65898
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    Jamie tee
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    I have to say it’s a very smart looking rig you’ve done a top job :worthy:

    #66930
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    toyolien
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    Retrocosm wrote:
    What a beauty, I like the aggressive stance and the interior is just gorgeous, spot on fella.

    Thank you. I think the Growlers really suit it too.

    Jamie tee wrote:
    I have to say it’s a very smart looking rig you’ve done a top job :worthy:

    Thank you very much.

    #65899
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    grubbybuz
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    Yep cracking job that looks spot on ::thumb:: and yeh diggin the perfect stance too ::cool

    #66939
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    grubbybuz wrote:
    Yep cracking job that looks spot on ::thumb:: and yeh diggin the perfect stance too ::cool

    Thanks grubby. Just need to get it dirty now ::yikes

    I thought i’d share a few completed body off shots. I added a JST connector to the Heyok light controller and the LED wiring loom on the body so i can remove the body completely.

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    And here’s some comparison shots between the 1.55 Growlers, 1.55 Rock Stompers and 1.9 PBX A/T’s. Not sure which i prefer. Any thoughts???

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    If it stops raining this weekend i’m going to try to take it out for a spin. Pics to follow!!!

    #66945
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    toyolien
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    I’ve not had much time this past week so haven’t been able to run the Hilux yet. I’m desperately trying to finish the last few little jobs before i give it it’s maiden voyage at the Scale Nationals in a weeks time!!! The clock is now well and truly ticking…

    So, i’ve sorted out my pull pal thingy, and ropes/straps etc, and they all fit nicely in the storage box in the bed. I’m still waiting for my sand ladders to arrive, so hopefully they’ll be here next week.

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    I also switched out the winch hook for a Gear HeadFactor 55 ProLink Winch Shackle Mount. Looks much cleaner i think.

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    I tried out the winch in the garage, and discovered a small issue. I ran the winch line underneath the 8mm delrin rod that i used as a chassis brace behind the front bumper. And, for some reason, this caused the winch line to wrap up and come off the spool sometimes. So, i drilled a small hole through the delrin bar, and ran the line through it. That seems to have sorted this issue.

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    And lastly, a pic looking through the rear window. No real reason other than this is photo number 200!!!

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    Thanks for looking as usual, ans i hope to have some photos of it running before the Nationals!

    #65900
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    Dam
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    Neilus, it looks bloody lovely ::cool

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