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This TFL bronco kit is really nice kit. CNC axles, transmission, wheels and a welded steel chassis. The chassis will bolt together in no time as many parts are prebuilt. 

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I started on the body first because that usually takes the longest for me. From the start I knew I wanted to do a Bronco with the Olympia livery

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The fiberglass body is really cool but doesn’t have a door which gives it very rock crawlerish.  I didn’t want to give up the ornate Olympia door logo Simensays created on his sticker set. I read where the HPI bronco body fits well but you have to trim quite a bit of the body away. 

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With an Xacto and Dremel I finished trimming the body to fit around the cage chassis. I then and began taping for the black paint.

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Then tape for the gold 

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Finally spraying the white. 

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The decals turned out great and I’m very happy with the result. Now I can turn my attention to the chassis.

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Very nice!  I've got one on the way as well.  You wouldn't happen to be SHOme on RCCrawler would you?

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8 hours ago, khyzersoze said:

Very nice!  I've got one on the way as well.  You wouldn't happen to be SHOme on RCCrawler would you?

Nope not me. I did however find his thread which is helpful about shimming the axle mesh. 

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Yes it’s made with steel rod and welded together.  Not sure if TFL sells them separately from the kit. 

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36 minutes ago, khyzersoze said:

They sell the body shell separately, but not the cage.

It’s a lot of work and expensive to make a cage like this. I doubt they would produce very many more than what they needed for the kits they made. Originally these sold for around $900 but Banggood has been banging these out for around $600.

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I’m waiting on parts to come so I took advantage of the nice weather we are having to spray the blue paint on the cage. First a primer coat 

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Then sprayed the TS-50 mica blue paint.  

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The color is beautiful and looks great under the Oly body. 

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