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The Toyota Hilux Monster Racer Build Chronicles

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Howdie-doodie-gator. :lol:

I'm posting this thread so everyone can see what goes into building these kits. They are getting fairly rare now, so not everyone here will have the opportunity to build one.

As per the thread title (in case you missed it) we are building the Toyota Hilux Monster racer here, item number 58086.

If you want to follow the build, I would suggest downloading the manual for reference as you view the thread.

Here is the box lid:

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And when you open it, all of this vomits forth:

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Okay, lets begin. Step 1. Parts needed:

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Step 1 sub-assembly done:

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Step 1 complete:

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Step 2 front suspension, parts needed:

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Step 2 complete:

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Step 3, front suspension on chassis, parts used:

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Step 3 complete!

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Step 4, bits needed:

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Step 4 complete:

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Step 5, bits used:

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Step 5 completed:

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Step 6, parts used:

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Step 6 complete:

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Step 7, shock towers. Parts needed:

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Step 7 complete:

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Step 8, parts used:

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Step 8 complete!

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Step 9, parts used:

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Step 9 complete:

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Step 10, parts used:

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Step 10 done. Front end complete!

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Step 11, rear end. Parts needed:

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Step 11 complete:

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Step 12, parts used:

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I had my helper read the instructions from the manual for me. Made it a lot easier!

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Step 12 complete:

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Step 13 begins. Bits used:

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Step 13 done:

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Ripping open vintage blister packs is amazingly satisfying!!!

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Step 14, the diff. Parts needed:

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Step 14 done:

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Step 15, parts used:

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Step 15 done:

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Now for Step 16, bits used:

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Step 16 done.

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Step 17 final assembly of the gearbox. Parts used:

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Step 17 done.

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To be continued next post.

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Righto, let's get back into it.

Step 18, adding the motor. Bits used:

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Step 18 complete:

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Step 19, bits used:

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Step 19 complete:

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Step 20, mounting the gearbox onto the rear end. Bits used:

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Step 20 complete:

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Step 21, bits used:

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Step 21 complete:

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Step 22, preparing the chassis for the rear end. Bits needed:

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Step 22 complete:

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Step 23, attaching the rear end to the chassis. Bits used:

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Step 23 complete:

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Step 24, the rear shock tower. Bits used:

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Step 24 complete.

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Step 25, the rear hub carriers. I used ball bearings instead of the bushings:

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Step 25 complete:

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Step 26, attaching rear hub carriers. Bits used:

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Step 26 complete!

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Step 27, the shock bodies. Bits used:

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Step 27 complete, and now for the oil:

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Step 28 done. Oil is in!

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Step 29, the front shock final assembly:

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Step 29 done. Front shocks finished.

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Now for step 30, attaching the front shocks:

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Step 30 complete:

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Step 31 is final assembly of the rear shocks. Bits used:

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Step 31 done, shown with the stuff needed for step 32:

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Step 32 complete:

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Step 33 is prepping the servos for install. The steering servo, bits used:

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Steering servo ready:

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Speed controller servo, bits used:

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Speed controller servo ready!

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Step 34, mounting speed controller servo in speed controller tray. Bits used:

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Step 34 complete:

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Step 35, assembling the MSC. Bits used:

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Step 35 complete:

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Continued next post....we're on the home stretch now with the chassis!!

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OK, lets press on, eh?

Step 36, attaching the MSC to the speed control tray. Bits used:

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Step 36 complete:

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Might as well add the rubber bag over the MSC while I'm here....this is step 37.

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Step 38, installing the steering servo. Bits used:

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Step 38 done:

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Step 39, installing the speedo tray. Bits used:

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Step 39 complete:

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Step 40, attaching the resistor and plugging things in. I didn't install a receiver. Bits used:

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Step 40 done:

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Wires plugged in and tied back:

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Step 41 is installing a battery, which I didn't do.

Step 42, wheel assembly! Bits used:

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Step 42 complete.

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Step 43, attaching the wheels. I used ball bearings instead of the bushes again. Bits used:

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And step 43 is complete!! Thats it for the chassis!!

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Wowie, eh?

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Hope you all enjoyed the chassis build. Stay tuned for the body, then the Monster racer will be finished!!

Cheers everyone!! :)

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Lets do a bit more..

Step 44, the body. Interestingly, the wheel arches are pre-cut, so its just a matter of lopping off the bottom in a fairly straight line.

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Step 44 done. Body cut, ready for washing and masking up:

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Now to start the hard bit.....painting. :(

Looks like this will be difficult to get right for a numpty such as myself, but I'll give it a good go.

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Great job.

Thanks for the step by step build.

I wanted one and was bidding on one of e bay about a month ago. I pulled out after $300 A.U. It went a little more. I than purchased a Stadium Thunder for $150 U.S. Its such a good little truck.

Where did your Monster Racer came from???

I see JR/Rc has one in stock now.

Thanks.

Cheers.

Mark.

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Great job.

Thanks for the step by step build.

I wanted one and was bidding on one of e bay about a month ago. I pulled out after $300 A.U. It went a little more. I than purchased a Stadium Thunder for $150 U.S. Its such a good little truck.

Where did your Monster Racer came from???

I see JR/Rc has one in stock now.

Thanks.

Cheers.

Mark.

Mine came from Ebay.....maybe we were bidding on the same one. I think I paid just over 300 bucks AUD for it.

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OK, the home stretch now.

Here is the body as painted. Very hard body to do, much easier masking it if you do the black first, then the silver, then the white, and the red last.

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And here it is after stickering. Finished at last!!

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And that's it!! The Monster racer is done :)

I hope you've enjoyed this thread as much as I enjoyed the build. I love building the vintages, even more so than the new ones. Its just something about ripping into a 20 year old kit that I can't explain. I love it, and I'll be doing more of them.

Cheers!

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Hi and thanks for showing us the build, always interesting to see how kits go together. I was also glad for the heads up on the painting of the shell, as i have one NIB waiting for paint sometime!!. Did you spray all the colours or did you use brush on paints for some of the colours?.

Colin.

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Hi and thanks for showing us the build, always interesting to see how kits go together. I was also glad for the heads up on the painting of the shell, as i have one NIB waiting for paint sometime!!. Did you spray all the colours or did you use brush on paints for some of the colours?.

Colin.

Hey there mate,

I sprayed all the colours. The areas are quite big, so spraying isn't a problem.

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Brilliant thread, there's just something about older kits.. :lol:

I 2nd that. Is almost like I am there. And thanks for the effort you've put in like laying out all the parts and photographic them and up loading them. Lot of work.

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I agree, what a great read! You can tell your enthusiasm in the way you laid everything out (both the hilux build AND the thread). :lol:

Cant wait to acquire one to compliment my K/C!

We need a drool emoticon...

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