Scale RC Forum Forum Members’ Builds Off-Road builds Some kind of Maz/soviet truck

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    • Hitting The Trail
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    Well, I got bored of the D90 I built last year, it wasn’t scale (this probably wont be tbf) or capable and I’ve done so much damage to the body it looks awful now.

    I salvaged the axles and transmission and now its looking even sadder.


    I was offered this 3D printed/steel body

    And I couldn’t say no…

    I’m keeping with 4×4, I dont really like how 6 and 8 wheelers drive. I wanted to stick some huge 2.2’s under it but it turned out a bit wider than I was expecting so I’ll stick with the 1.9’s off the D90.

    Mock up

    Still a little unsure of what WB to go for, at the moment I’m thinking around 330/340.

    I picked up some 16mm square steel box section for the ladder frame and split it down the middle to get C sections.

    I apologise in advanced for the welding you’re about to see… gasless flux core… That’s my excuse anyway.

    I spaced it out with some steel bar and slung the skid plate underneath, about 25mm lower than the chassis.

    The plan now is to get some steel plate and rod and make a bed and cage for the rear. The cab, bed and cage will be attached as 1 piece and be removable from the chassis, no clue as to how I’m gonna do that but I’m sure it cant be that hard.

    Currently work has stalled as I have broken my calipers and angle grinder (unrelated, I promise) so till the replacements arrive I cant do much other than look at it…

    • Scaling Like A Pro
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    that cab in black looks quite sinister. What do you’ll be putting on the rear to balance to weight?

    • Hitting The Trail
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    I’m waiting for a 200x500x3mm aluminium sheet to put over the back as a bed, it’ll have a battery box on it as well as a bit of a cage. May need to upgrade the motor and run a few more cells.

    It’s going to be more of a trial truck so I may not leave the cab black, might end up being something silly like flouro yellow haha

    • Scale Off Road Pro
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    Very nice start, I do like the design of those military trucks.

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