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Trail Finder 2 1997 F350 “Annihilator”

Discussion in 'Scale Build Projects' started by FordFan01, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. FordFan01

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    Remember that white F350? It’s still around, but it’s on a different chassis as of now. But what happened to my Trail Finder? It underwent some surgery to become shorter for a special body:
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    This was before I painted it.

    This is what it looks like now:
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    To do list:
    Taillights - DONE
    Spare tire?
    Drive line replacement - DONE
    More scale sized tires - DONE
    Roof mounted PIAA Lights?
    Sound kit - DONE
    Winch (Thanks @DodgeZippy)

    Let me know your thoughts and suggestions. I will update this thread with any upgrades.
     
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    looks good
     
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    Not a Ford guy but I'm liking this rig. Thumbs up.
     
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    Where did you find that body ???
    And don’t forget a winch


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    Its a Tamiya King Blackfoot body, taken from, well, a King Blackfoot.

    Winch! I almost forgot! Thank you!
     
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    That's a really nice body! I thought the second pic was a 1:1 truck, great job!
     
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    Thank you very much! Means a lot!
     
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    I love that truck !!!
    So thanks I’m now going shopping for a king black foot


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    No problem! Lol

    But I’m pretty sure you could get the same results with a Blackfoot Xtreme body, it just has a hood scoop and a different grill. Good luck, they are hard to find!
     
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    Awesome shot! It's looks 1:1
     
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    I love the leaf springs that' pretty realistic, I'd say lights would look awesome
     
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    Thank you!
    It has front lights, but i think I’m going to buy some taillight buckets for it off shapeways.
     
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    nice truck
     
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    a tiamia has a sound kit for a ford f350 try tower hobbies for a hedacheche rack try proline
     
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    Thank you! That’s very helpful!
     
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    no big deal just helping out
     
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    *UPDATE*

    Finally got around to putting it together!
    I put on some more leafs, got shocks, and replaced the axles as the other ones looked like crap. Put the new coupling on and replaced the drivelines.
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    The old front axles knuckles never held on. The screws constantly fell out and it did that even when it was brand new.
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    You can see the new driveline and the new coupling in the background.



    Btw it has a dash:
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    I want to buy the scale leafsprings from RC4WD as they look great, although I haven’t seen any videos of them in action or seen them installed on a rig anywhere. The set up right now looks scale but they are EXTREMELY STIFF. Let me know what you think and what I can do to make it awesome.
     
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    I thank that Medic used those springs on the to kill a Toyota build.

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