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8 hours ago, Scouser said:

Agreed, when I buy RC4WD parts, I always feel I am buying peace of mind. 

Yes, I've come to that conclusion too. As importantly, having meet most of the team at their West Coast event recently, it is also nice to purchase products from a company you can meet face-to-face, and certainly their customer support is excellent.

I would also just like to mention that at the Saturday evening awards presentation and door raffle, they were exceptionally generous to the attendees and gave away what must have been a good few thousand dollars (at retail price at least) worth of product - the raffle prizes included at least 8 full vehicle kits (all of which retail for at least $400-600 dollars), a good number of body sets and accessories, and also full size product from their licence partners such as HiLift jack and Mickey Thompson tyres. 

Of course I didn't win a single thing did I - such is my luck in raffles!

Jx

 

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8 hours ago, JennyMo said:

... it is also nice to purchase products from a company you can meet face-to-face, and certainly their customer support is excellent.

An added bonus from your move?! You must be saving on postage and customs fees!

 

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Along with replacing the broken front axle (again!) - with a genuine RC4WD version, I also thought I'd make the Jeep a little more 'trail worthy' and remove/reposition some of the more extraneous detailing in an effort to not break or lose anything in future!

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photo. I also replaced the original lexan windscreen as the original had come loose, plus was showing a few scratches... I left this new one clear rather than weather it with wiper blade mist as I'd done previously.

Both wing-mirrors snapped off during various tumbles at the RC4WD event, so I've elected to leave those off now (it's possible I'll get some rubber ones in future, although actually I kind of like it without the mirrors now anyway), and I removed the four roof lights (and cut off the metal bracket above the wind screen) and mounted just a pair on the tabs on either side of the cage uprights.

I also added a windscreen sticker I'd got as part of the set from the event - although technically it means Ozzy can't actually see anything ahead of him now!

I'm sure this build will continue to evolve further as it gets more and more use/damage...

Jenny x

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On 11/21/2019 at 10:51 AM, Badcrumble said:

Have you seen these mirrors?

http://www.rc4x4-shop.com/Jeep-Wrangler-YJ-Rubber-Mirrors-v2-d14.htm

Loops have a nice new Wrangler body too...

Yes, I'm familiar with those! - and they are probably the ones I'll get (along with their Defender version) next time I place an order with them - you're probably aware I used their step-side rear bed on Hopper's HiLux - but currently I want to wait and combine the postage costs for a number of smaller items.

And yes, funny they've just released a YJ truck-cab body - I have another Tamiya shell here that I was going to do exactly the same thing with! (albeit with a slightly longer wheelbase as this build has too, as it would be on a similar length chassis)...

Jx

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On 11/23/2019 at 5:51 PM, JennyMo said:

And yes, funny they've just released a YJ truck-cab body

CC-02 with this body could be nice? Im thinking about it. The Loops stuff as you know is really solid and good quality.:) Would be even better with an angry face ?

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46 minutes ago, Busdriver said:

CC-02 with this body could be nice? Im thinking about it. The Loops stuff as you know is really solid and good quality.:) Would be even better with an angry face ?

I agree - Tamiya should release the CC-02 with the Wrangler shell - why would you not?!

Also, if you want the angry eyes for that particular shell, of course someone already does them: https://store.rc4wd.com/Angry-Face-Grille-Plate-for-Tamiya-CC01-Jeep-Wrangler_p_6982.html - although personally I think that looks works better with the round headlights?

Certainly my plan for my 2nd Tamiya shell is to make it more of a TJ and replace the rectangular lights with round ones - and have 4-link & coil spring suspension - gotta mix it up a bit right? ;o)

Jx

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I agree about the round lights, that why I changed the bonnet and grill on my CHiPs wrangler

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with Ozz, the funnest build to date.  what wounderful fun you did and had...

been posting and sharing every where.

Mr. Osbourne would really dig this. hope he sees it some day.

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June 2020 update:

Inspired by a new coil-sprung Jeep Wrangler project I'm working on (don't worry, that will have it's own thread too eventually ;o), I thought I'd also experiment and make a quick update to this YJ build... now that summer is here, I reckon it's time to take the doors off Ozzy!

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photo. a tale of two Jeeps...

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photo. Oh no, what have you done Jenny?!

By carefully cutting along the door seams with a fine Dremel wheel (and scoring the radius corners at the bottom with a sharp knife), I was able to snap out the doors leaving a pretty clean edge. I'd actually always had this option in mind when I first built the body, so had made the sills double thickness both for strength and potentially as a more realistic detail should the doors ever be removed (while the doors themselves are double thickness too, having sliding windows inside)...

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photo. a quick clean up of the edges with a sanding drum on the Dremel, and the trail-beater style of this truck means it's not really essential to touch in the paint either.

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photo. I was temped to leave the passenger door attached, and just put the discarded door in the load-bed like a real junker!

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photo. ...but ultimately decided to remove both doors - which having done neatly, I can always reattach with scale working hinges, and have the pins free so that they can be taken on and off just like the 1:1 doors!

Hope you like the latest mods! 

Jenny x

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