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  1. I would definitely put it in the "collectible" category. It breaks my heart to see the asking price of some WW Jr's out there. I would dearly love to park one next to my WW2 A little r/c version would be VERY cool though. One of my upcoming projects is to a Hilux hardbody (from a 1/20 static kit) onto an SCX24.
  2. Oh, I had no idea Rolling Thunder was Detroit powered! VERY cool
  3. Detroit Diesel Allison! I haven't seen that company name in YEARS! My dad used to work for them in the 80's. I love your idea of branding your Lunchie after them. Can I ask what your connection is to them? Great Lunchbox, by the way
  4. Well I finally came around and finished this project - I can't beleive it has been 2 years since I posted this thread! As I recently replied to another thread about the same conversion idea, I thought I should include the details here as a conclusion to this thread. As mentioned above, the cost of a full set of wheels and front axles - it just wasn't worth the $$$ to buy them individually. But unfortuantely my favourite LHS closed up earlier this year so I grabbed a few kits at great prices. One was a Midnight Pumpkin - Black Edition. I missed a Red Lunchbox by a few hours No matter, the Pumpkin kit has all the necessary parts to convert this Grasshopper into a MONSTER. Parts borrowed: Wheels & tyres Front axle Front bumper We had already upgraded the motor to the 540 with 18t pinion. I also noticed the ball ends on the grasshopper are smaller than the ones in the Pumpkin but I didn't change the steering rods so I moved the Grasshopper's ball ends over to the new ones from the Pumpkin. So far so good. I can confirm it is a hoot to drive and clears thicker grass and sand with easy and there is less "diff'ing out" with those big rear tyres. The front wheels are a bit gangly but lots of fun.
  5. Very cool Mismatched front and rear tyres brings images of Mad Max 2 (aka Road Warrior) rigs. When the kids and I get all our Tamiya's out it starts to look a bit like the Mad Max film set
  6. Installed some lights in the Clod and sticker bombed the chassis and body with "sponsorship deals" (BTW I'm the $pon$or )
  7. I finally got around to converting my son's Grasshopper into a MONSTER GRASSHOPPER. I put the project off for ages due to the cost of a full set of wheels and front axles - it just wasn't worth the $$$ to buy them individually. Well I had the chance to pick up a Midnight Pumpkin - Black Edition recently for a bargain so I grabbed the kit with the intention of stealing parts for this project. And it was a SUCCESS! Parts borrowed: Wheels & tyres Front axle Front bumper We had already upgraded the motor to the 540 with 18t pinion. I also noticed the ball ends on the grasshopper are smaller than the ones in the Pumpkin but I didn't change the steering rods so I moved the Grasshopper's ball ends over to the new ones from the Pumpkin. So far so good. I can confirm it is a hoot to drive and clears thicker grass and sand with easy and there is less "diff'ing out" with those big rear tyres. The front wheels are a bit gangly but lots of fun.
  8. That makes sense, I imagine two motors would pull a bit of juice. The lights are connected to the 3rd channel on my Futaba RX. I was trying to find 150ohm in my stash but the closest I could find was 1.5k ( I know! Quite a different ) I just found a couple of 91ohm resistors. I might swap them over. See if that helps.
  9. Gorgeous Lunchbox! Love the green Curious as to what resistors you used? I just wired up my Clod Buster's headlights using the resistors I had laying around but they are pretty dim so I may need to replace them with a more approriate resistor. I also just noticed that the lights dim a lot when I punch the throttle.
  10. Thanks very much I agree - it' so tempting to drive though! I have a Beams Integra shell waiting prep so it can be the "basher" shell for this chassis. I really should get started on it before I ruin this one.
  11. How's that impact sound!?! Quite dramatic but thankfully there was barely a mark! For once, it actually "buffed right out".
  12. Ran my TT02 Calsonic.....into a pole....
  13. Much appreciated I'll happily share! Even though I had the technique all planned in my head, I still learnt a few things along the way. The build was pretty much stock, but I spent a fair amount of time playing around with the paint. Stay tuned....
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