Scale RC Forum Forum Members’ Builds Forum’s Finest Builds Just a TF2 Hilux Flatbed

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  • #96971
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    Pete Attryde
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    I think I would go for the extra tubes if it was mine. Something like this (excuse the poor paint skills :o)

     

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    #96974
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    toyolien
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    Thanks Pete. Really useful to see what it looks like. Still undecided though?

    #96977
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    Yuuta83
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    Super clean tube work as always, looking forward to seeing what you do next with the rear…. Wood or Metal plate bed or open with spare wheel and tools / winch ?

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    #97030
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    Super clean tube work as always, looking forward to seeing what you do next with the rear…. Wood or Metal plate bed or open with spare wheel and tools / winch ?

    Thanks very much.

    Only a small update for this evening. I’ve been spending most of my available spare time working on my Dad’s D90, which is almost now ready for paint so i’m hoping to spend some more evenings on the TF2.

    I started work on the flatbed part of the rear cage. I wasn’t really sure what look I wanted, so I just decided to start with a flat sheet and go from there. I’m quite pleased with the look so far.

    I can’t decide how to mount the spare wheel. Do I go for flat, or raised. Any thoughts?

    That’s all for now. Hopefully next up will be the battery mount, fit the electrics and make a start on the front bumper and sliders.

    #97160
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    toyolien
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    After an evening yesterday spent just looking at ways of mounting the battery and not getting anything done, I spent this evening actually making something. And I’m relieved to say the battery mount is done. The reason I spend so long on it was because I didn’t want to just put it in a box on the flatbed when there so much empty space under the flatbed. So, I decided to cut a hole in the styrene to allow the battery to rest on the chassis rails. Then make a tool box to hide the top of the battery. And here it is.

    Next I’ll be working on the front bumper. I’m not a fan of how far it has to stick out to fit a winch, so I may see if I can recess the winch into the grille a little, or I may resort to a hidden servo winch. We’ll see…

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    Davy Crockett
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    Really nice build and some serious skills there 😀

     

    #97174
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    Pete Attryde
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    And that Sir is a very neat solution, that helps keep the weight just that little bit lower. Top work as usual.

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    #97183
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    As Pete said, well worth getting that battery a little lower and it’s worth making use of that void, top work on the bed, I love this truck!

    #97266
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    toyolien
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    Really nice build and some serious skills there ?

     

    Thank you, much appreciated.

     

    And that Sir is a very neat solution, that helps keep the weight just that little bit lower. Top work as usual.

     

    Thanks Pete. Every little helps :o)

     

    As Pete said, well worth getting that battery a little lower and it’s worth making use of that void, top work on the bed, I love this truck!

    Thanks very much. I probably over think things, but I just like everything to be as best as it can.

     

    Made a start on the interior. Now, working with styrene is not my strong point, so although in my head I have a nicely designed curvy interior, in reality I’m going to have to resort to straight lines and square edges, but hopefully it’ll turn out reasonable.

    So, here’s where I’m at.

     

     

    Beginnings of the fire wall and centre console.

     

     

     

     

    And, I’ve made the centre console a little wider than I intended because I realised that I could squeeze the ESC in there.

     

     

     

     

    More coming soon…

    #97272
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    Grasshopper
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    Love the little bracing slivers on the joins, so neat.

    I’ve got to ask: what is that weird portrait on the wall that kinda looks like Shakespeare with a cigar and crash test dummy motif on his face? I’ve wondered since I first saw it! Sorry, random I know 🙂

    Axial SCX10 Dingo    RC4WD TF2 Hilux     RC4WD G2 D90     WPL C14

    #97275
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    toyolien
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    Love the little bracing slivers on the joins, so neat. I’ve got to ask: what is that weird portrait on the wall that kinda looks like Shakespeare with a cigar and crash test dummy motif on his face? I’ve wondered since I first saw it! Sorry, random I know ?

    Thanks, i hate things coming apart, especially after painting.

     

    Oh, and the portrait, is ‘Dirty Richard’. Not sure why i put it on the wall, just kinda like it. He’s the ‘Mascot’ i guess you could say, for Pit Bull’s own brand of tyre foams…

    #97277
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    Grasshopper
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    Hehe, cheers, I googled it and found this quote from them:

    ‘Who is Dirty Richard you ask? Where is Waldo? Why is Bigfoot a fuzzy creature? Good questions, one and all. Pit Bull RC does have the answers to all of these, but won’t tell.’

    Nutters.

    Axial SCX10 Dingo    RC4WD TF2 Hilux     RC4WD G2 D90     WPL C14

    #97329
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    toyolien
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    I’ve not done a lot more on the Hilux, but I thought I’d update the thread anyway. I decided to use some Axial Corbeau seats on this build, so made the seat bases.

    Also made a couple of gear levers. And I stumbled upon these gear lever boots. They are a part from the Kyosho Scorpion and seem to suit this job well.

    I had intended to mount the high lift jack on top of the tool box, but Mike (mikesrcworld on Instagram) pointed out that on a 1:1 truck, opening the box with a jack on would be a nightmare. So, I thought again, made some mounts and brazed them to the rear bed tubing Much better. Thanks Mike!

    And lastly for now, I’ve settled on the wheel/tire combo for this truck. RC4WD Racelines with Baja Claws. The wheels are very light, so I’ve added a little weight. Normally I would use Beef Tubes Patties, but as they don’t offer them for these wheels, I went old school. Not worried about the additional weight, as they now weigh the same as my unweighted 1.9 Gearhead wheels. So, I suspect they’ll be fine.

    And here’s how they look:

    I’m getting closer to the paint, but I’ve still now decided on a color. I’m either thinking green with gloss grey metal work, or gloss grey cab with black metal work. Any thoughts?

    Thanks for looking, again.

    #97331
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    Grasshopper
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    Beautiful work as always. Nice foam shaving for the weights and the interior is coming together really well.

    Regarding colour, I like the sound of the green and grey – I can see it looking great with a gloss grey cab and green metal work too though, just to mix it up a bit!

    Axial SCX10 Dingo    RC4WD TF2 Hilux     RC4WD G2 D90     WPL C14

    #97332
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    M and M
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    I can see this heading to Forums Finest! Wonderful work, just a question, have you vented the tyres?

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