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- Project: FJ40 -

Discussion in 'Scale Build Projects' started by Dr Kustom, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Dr Kustom

    Dr Kustom New Member

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    I think it's time for my SCX10 trail rig to get a new shell. I was originally aiming for the Tamiya Toyota Hilux hard body, but since the recently released RC4WD TF2, there are tons of Hilux out there. So I went with a different route, Tamiya Toyota FJ40 lexan body.

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    Due to the fact that the FJ40 body is a very narrow and have a short wheelbase, so I decided to chop it up and stretch the body, yet I'll still be able to keep the stock Honcho wheelbase.

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    To be continued...
     
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  2. Crawler

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    Sick!! This will be sweet!!
     
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  3. motorbikeman

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    Can't wait to see what's next!!!
     
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  4. Dr Kustom

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    Update: Extended the body about 53mm with styrene sheets, then fill up the gaps with putty, still need to smooth it out. Body also have been reinforced.

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  5. Greenie

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    cool dude!!!
    was wondering how'd you'd extend the Lexan body!
     
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  6. AxialFan17

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    Looking forward to this build!
     
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  7. Dr Kustom

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    Thanks Greenie! Plastruct Plastic Weld works great for bonding the styrene to the lexan.

    Stay tune! :)
     
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  8. jenkins23

    jenkins23 RCSparks Team Member
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    wow man nice job so far your not even going to know it was stretched at all it looks perfect .. i cant wait to see it painted and ready to go... it will be a one of a kind for sure and a good one too
     
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  9. MoScaler

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    FJ 40 LIMO!!!!!! PARTY BUS!!!!! That's so cool.
    When will we see paint?
    Do you paint the outside, will you put silver on inside for metal look when scrached?
    Can't wait to see!!!!
     
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  10. Greenie

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    oh dude, cool idea!!!
     
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  11. 4WheelBasher

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    This is going to be pretty cool cant wait to see more :haveaniceday:
     
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