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- Project: FJ40 -

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

  1. Dr Kustom

    Dr Kustom Active 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...
     
  2. Crawler

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

    motorbikeman New Member

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    Can't wait to see what's next!!!
     
  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!
     
  6. AxialFan17

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    Looking forward to this build!
     
  7. Dr Kustom

    Dr Kustom Active Member

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

    Stay tune! :)
     
  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
     
  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!!!!
     
  10. Greenie

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

    4WheelBasher New Member

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    This is going to be pretty cool cant wait to see more :haveaniceday:
     
    #11 4WheelBasher, Mar 6, 2012
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