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Not got a huge amount to show for my work this weekend, so I thought I'd add a retrospective build thread for my Budget Bruiser, which has been a regular feature at local and national scale events for the past couple of years. I acquired it back in 2015 as an RTR from a local hobby shop that no longer exists (or at least, no longer sell much in the way of RC cars). I had no interest in the Scout (or any comp crawler / rock bouncer style car, if I'm honest, I disliked them then and I still dislike them now), but I needed something I could put under a hardbody for my wedding in April. The plan was to build a hardbody pickup and have the rings driven down the aisle by a friend of mine. I had originally planned to use a KBF-bodied CC01 (see other recent build thread) but was let down by two problems: a) I had lost the tailgate and couldn't complete the body in a tidy manner and 2) the future wife looked at the truck and said "that's ugly, that's not coming to my wedding." I had an unpainted Super Clod body, and planned to use is over the Maverick Scout chassis. I figured I could make a suitable runner in a single weekend. Besides mounting the body, all I needed to do was make some shorter straight links, lower the shocks and fit some smaller wheels. However I ended up abandoning that project, too - I used some TLT axles, an Axial transmission and a TCS X-trail chassis for that project, and although it ran down the aisle on the wedding day, it was far from finished - it was 2wd only, the suspension was rock solid and the rear prop was made from two UJs and a piece of allthread - it was way out balance and had no sliding mechanism, so there was no rear suspension at all. It looked good but has languished in the box pending a complete rebuild (and having parts stolen from it) ever since. For a short time the Scout got used as a light runner, using an old Parma El Camino body with the arches cut out, but I never liked it much. After a while that body got repurposed onto a Traxxas E-Maxx, and the Scout rolling chassis was dumped in the spares pile. It was early 2016 when I realised I had a good selection of bits that I could use to make something interesting.
I've got some stuff to sell, thats been kicking around for a while. Some extras from my Defender. These are from the Hong Kong Defender. I have the sunroof window, the rear panel windows, door handles, amber lights, fuel filler cap, front headlight cover things (The prongs on the back are cut off), rear seats and rock sliders. THE SPARE WHEEL IS NOT INCLUDED. All new. £15 posted to the UK. Finally, some old RC10 front shocks. Hard to get now. Good condition, but need a clean. Now on eBay. Thanks, Will