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  • #62528
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    Tim_
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    Oh How Original wrote:
    I do love a nice ‘mog!
    Someone may have already asked this so my bad if they have, but that one linked on eBay from HK, what wheelbase is it?
    It says it’s a good fit for the SCX10 but which one :P

    Hi OHO, yep it’s one of those shells. The seller makes them with adjustability in so you can go for either SWB or LWB Axial or alternatively anything else. You can, with relatively little work, mount it straight on to an RTR Axial chassis.

    They’re a really well thought out and made shell hence why I’m wanting to make the most of it and go the whole nine yards :whistle:

    #62532
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    Pete Attryde
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    I prefer the Russian approach, Just 1 big lever :P

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    Much easier to replicate 👿

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    #62533
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    Good luck with some of the other things going on in there though, looks very Russian!

    #62536
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    Oh How Original
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    Thanks for the info Tim, I appreciate it… Been thinking about another hard bodied rig for a good few months and fancied a change… Might actually save up for a few months and splash out on one of those bodies.
    What are the general delivery times like?

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    For me it was nearly 8 weeks. I ordered when the person was on holiday so you should get it sooner than that. I think it was 2 weeks to cut and make the body, nearly 2 weeks to send it over.

    #62541
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    Cheers for the info again :) definitely something I’m considering now anyway!

    #62542
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    Another update, apologies for it being a while again but I’m hoping to get a bit more done now the longer evenings are here ::doh::

    I’ve sat the Unimog in the sun for a few weeks now to see how the plastic copes and some has distorted slightly, nothing that isn’t easily fixable in a few minutes but it would have been a complete mare to fix once it was fitted.

    I’ve also been at it with the drill this afternoon in the sun, I’ve mounted the winch fair leads front and rear and also a rear tow hitch with additional points for recovery/shackles. It’s strong, it can get the ‘Mog onto just the back axle no problem which is what I’ve seen some of the SWB 1:1 Unimogs do with heavy loads. I also plan on making some attachments in the future so it’s great to have it that strong.

    I’ve also mounted it as close to the chassis recovery points as possible, this way it helps protect the rear body work getting smacked off road and it also looks like some of the agricultural and millitary ‘Mogs which have many combinations of rear attachment points.

    Some piccies!

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    And the hitch itself is removable which gives a little more clearance ::cool

    I’ve also adjusted the rear wheel arches so that they now sit central to the wheels at full articulation.

    So the jobs left to do are:

    1) mount dash
    2) finish interior details
    3) mirrors and final body detail
    4) lights front and rear
    5) winch line, hooks and shackles
    6) programme RX and TX
    7) glue open body joints
    8) strip, paint and build can start

    I think I need new spring rates too, but these are for when it’s built.

    Thanks again for looking ;)

    #60449
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    Al murray
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    looking damn fine too.. love all the little details

    Al..

    #63234
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    Thanks Al ::thumb::

    I’ve had some scale goodies arrive from Martin at RC Bitz who helped out with a minor Christmas present problem where we had lost the voucher codes :blush: Service was excellent and the parts turned up really quickly ::cool

    Some pictures of the new parts and progress so far this week

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    I started making the dash support and front as per the 1:1

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    And trimmed them back a bit. Now I’ve mocked them up out of card I can make them from plastic. There’s a dash cowl to go on the front and the pedal box to make. I can them mount the arm rests, window winders and steering wheel which are ready to go.

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    I’m hoping to get round to doing the winches at some point in that lot too or at least getting the hooks mounted.

    Thanks again for looking ::thumb::

    #63269
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    That’s looking great! I can’t believe how many levers though, that’s nuts!

    #63282
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    Cheers! It is mad how many there are but it gives the driver total control which is seriously cool ::cool

    The interior is coming along, dash mounted and inspection hatch done

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    Thanks again for looking ::thumb::

    #63286
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    Update time again!

    I’ve managed to finish the seemingly never ending saga of the interior. It’s a really straight forward interior on a Unimog, nothing too flash, but it takes some effort and time. I really do have a lot of admiration for people who do more complex ones and more of the time, you’re all ace! ::cool

    So I’ve got the door cards, door handles/arm rests and window winders in. I’ve also fitted the bulkhead and steering wheel to complete it all bar final paint, glue and dash board stickers.

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    Thanks again for looking. More soon!

    #60450
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    Looks great, well worth all the effort. These trucks come alive with the simplest of bits.

    #63401
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    Thanks Mark! This update is pretty much the same but there’s more, so it has made a vast improvement on the truck ::cool

    I started by making a radiator. I didn’t have any black cable ties but I’ve got a stack of used multi-coloured ones from doing the electrics so I thought why not recycle them? They aren’t the correct colour but that’s easily solved when it comes to painting time. So this now lives behind the grille, with the paint on it and the Unimog colour scheme it will stand out quite nicely.

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    And here it is mounted and behind the grille!

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    I’ve also made the wing mirrors and rear bed mounting mounting points which are a feature of the Unimogs tail end. I then moved onto mounting the windows with a temporary solution to check all is ok.

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    I’ve also tidied up under the body by rounding some holes where the wiring passes through and I’ve now added the last of the cowling that hides the wire from the battery. It’s held neatly in place but when the bed opens it frees off a good amount of cable to make changing the battery easy for people with big hands ::eek

    Thanks again for looking!

    #63404
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    I’ll just leave this here…

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