Scale RC Forum Forum Members’ Builds Off-Road builds Trx4 Hard Body Defender Trayback.

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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Ok, so I will pit my hands up now and admit that this is finished but I thought I should document my build πŸ™„</p>
    It started last year with a Traxxas Trx4 Defender in red.

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    Soon after it ended up looking like this

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    But every one had a red Defender so a clear body was sourced and it turned in to this πŸ™„

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    But I was never happy with the detail on the body and it came to a head when my wife came in to the man cave and asked why I had 2 rigs the same as this is also in the collection

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    So a plan was hatched a a Team Raffee defender 90 pick up body was purchased from Simon at Greens Models.

    Day one, will this fit πŸ€”

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    Measure twice and cut once! 🀞

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    A plan was hatched for the front body mounts πŸ˜‰

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    The back of the body was closed up

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    Lots of hacking took place to keep the interior with all the servos in there 😲

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    And with some creativity I’ve managed to keep the inner arches and made the outer spats work

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    By now it was starting to come together but I wasn’t happy with all the brass on show so Samix kit was orderedΒ 20180407_10260420180407_21430120180407_214328

    The front winch was brought in as tight as possible to the grill, well through it πŸ˜€20180404_13440620180404_140225

    By this point it was ready for the rear cage. The problem was I’m not set up for metalwork so I asked around and was pointed in the direction of some bloke called Pete who’s got a scale fab shop, I believe he is known on here πŸ€”

    End of part one, part two coming soon!

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    Part 2,

    On it’s return from Pete’s scale fab shop it looked like this and I could get on with the fun stuff 😊

    Absolutely stunning work by Pete πŸ‘20180518_22362520180518_22365020180518_22370820180518_22372620180518_223746so I got to work and everything was stripped, the cage was cleaned and the chassis and cage were painted with zinc galvernising sprayΒ 20180519_17215220180519_172152then the cage got several coats of blackΒ 20180519_221248and reassemble πŸ™„20180519_22162720180521_08441320180521_08443420180521_08445420180521_084514

    End of part 2, bodywork next

    #102663
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    Wow, superb work, looking forward to seeing more. That’s going to be one seriously capable and handsome Trayback.

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    Part 3,

    Colour was a problem, I couldn’t build another white rig, could I?Β 20180513_165916Nah, time for some colour in my life 😲20180522_14491220180523_21524720180523_21530720180524_22063520180524_22090920180524_220940so I went with Rimini red

    All mounted up,Β 20180526_15015920180526_15021720180526_15030120180526_15035120180526_15042420180526_150456looks better with some wheels!20180526_21424920180526_214448next up some finishing touches

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    Part 4, finishing touchesΒ 20180606_22271120180607_223327out with the old and in with the new along with a Holmes Hobbies SHV500 V2 steering servoΒ 20180529_150930esc stashed under the bonnet along with the heyok wirless winch controller systemΒ 20180528_211248the bec has now been removed since this pic as it’s no longer needed 😁

    Battery changes are easy

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    Next up lighting, no fancy controllers this time as there is no room to stash oneΒ 20180610_22104420180610_22102420180611_22014120180611_220300

    And the first test run, where I promptly parked it on its side 😲20180611_22084120180611_22082220180612_11325220180612_11335020180612_113408

     

     

    #102669
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    WOW!!! there’s some serious skills and bits there!

    I’m drooling ! !

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    #102670
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    Part 5, the finished build, well finished until the new winches arrive later this year πŸ˜‰20180619_14251520180619_14245420180619_14243520180619_14240820180619_14234720180619_14231820180619_14225720180619_14223620180619_14220420180619_14213720180619_141609

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    Not a big fan of Landies usually, but I think I’m in love! Excellent concept and tastefully accessorised. Fabulous cage work from Mr A. Trx seems the ptoduct of the year.

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    Thanks, I like to work to a plan from the outset otherwise a build can get a bit out of hand with the accessories πŸ™„

    I’m hoping to make the nationals in October with it 🀞

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    Yep, that’s the stuff right there, a beauty.

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    Just fantastic. Great ideas and fruition, seriously good looking and very capable rig. The tube work with exhaust pipe and tilting mechanism is genius.

    You have yourself a fine collection there!

    Axial SCX10 DingoΒ  Β  RC4WD TF2 HiluxΒ  Β  Β RC4WD G2 D90Β  Β  Β WPL C14

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    Rarely seen such a harmonious Rig.

    Chapeau.

    Regards

    Ralf

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    a ton of work went to that rig. looks very good

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    #103439
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    So it’s been a few weeks since my last post. Yes I’ve been using it and enjoying it 😁

    Shocks have been tuned with lighter springs but I’m struggling to keep the oil in them πŸ€”

    It had a good run at the Mendip quarry day.
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    #103452
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    Looks superb in action and that looks like a dream location, I wish I lived within sensible distance of somewhere like that.

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