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    Thanks very much. I always vent my tyres for a couple of reasons. 1) i think being vented allows them to conform to the terrain better and 2) not being vented makes the tires bounce more and i don’t think that looks as realistic. Just my opinion though, I’m sure others would do different ?

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    I certainly wouldn’t worry about those wheel weights, I run twice as much, if not more.

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    I certainly wouldn’t worry about those wheel weights, I run twice as much, if not more.

    That’s good to know as I may end up adding more weight!!!

     

    Another job ticked off the (long) list. I had an idea in my head of how wanted the sliders to look, and I’m pretty happy with how they’ve turned out. I’ve recently started drawing out the shape of the bends I want to make, and it’s definitely made it a whole lot easier to work out where to mark the tubes.

    The last major job is to make the front bumper. I’m just waiting on a couple of bits, then I’ll get started on that.

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    ooh those are nice.. what sort of cost is in one of those commissions Toyolien?   wouldnt mind something like that for my Ascender now its getting the Wrangler body..

    Al..

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    ooh those are nice.. what sort of cost is in one of those commissions Toyolien? wouldnt mind something like that for my Ascender now its getting the Wrangler body.. Al..

    Thanks Al. These two took 3-4 hours to actually make but i spent another few hours looking at the truck and figuring exactly how i was going to make them. So I’m not sure i could put a fair price on them. I’d love to do a few commissions but my time is limited at the moment. I do all my build stuff after my two young daughters are asleep.

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    Tonight I tackled the door panels. I struggle with styrene. I don’t think I have enough patience so i’m glad they’re done.

    Started with some simple window winders.

    And here they are. Not too bad, and i’m sure they’ll look better once painted.

    I think that’s the last of the styrene. On to the front bumper next…

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    Absolutely stunning work on every level, I need a drooling emoji.

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    Having got to stare at your last Hilux for a weekend I hope I get to see this next month.

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    Having got to stare at your last Hilux for a weekend I hope I get to see this next month.

    Thanks Mark. I’m really trying hard to get it finished without rushing it. Even at the expense of not seeing my wife much! So I’m hoping it’ll be ready, but if not I’ll bring it anyway ?

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    Stunning work

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    Stunning work

    Thanks very much.

     

    I’m desperately trying to get this finished for the UK G6 at the end of may and rapidly running out of time… Anyway, I made a simple spare wheel mount. Not the best, but it will do just fine. I do have a tire strap to fit on which will make it look a little better.

    Etch primered this pile of metalwork ready for the top coat.

    And, finally made up a simple winch bumper.

    Test fitting the Warn winch.

    And here’s how it looks on the truck.

    I wanted to improve the approach angle as much as possible, so I recessed the winch into the grille as much as I could.

    Next up should finally be the painting. I’ve already made a start on the interior, wheel wells and the flatbed. Pics to follow… Thanks for looking.

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    I’ve said it before – lovely work and great craftsmanship.

    You deserve a Gold Star!

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    I’ve said it before – lovely work and great craftsmanship. You deserve a Gold Star!

    Thanks very much.  :o)

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    Small update.
    As I did on my last build I decided to take the easy route with the inner fenders and just use a plastic tub. Seems to work ok, although it’s not particularly 1:1.

    The interior is almost done, bar a few details. And, I guess it now gives my body color choice away. I also decided to use the RC4WD PRP seats instead of the Axial seats, as they are just over half the weight. Here it is:

    That’s all for now. Thanks for taking a look.

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    Absolutely stunning work chap.  That interior is a thing of beauty.

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