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So I picked one of these up about a year ago now and it’s been a blast 👍👍 I’ve had great fun building upgrading and bashing it but I’m getting a bit tired of the shell so I’m looking for a replacement. 

 

So im thinking of an ABS body seen a few guys use Bruder truck cabs and make a rear bed but that’s been done so I’ve just ordered a couple of lunchbox shells which I’ll cut and graphed together. 

 

This is how it’s sits now dirt and all 

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This is what just arrived in the post 

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lastly this is what I’m kinda going for 

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Now I know how Tamiya make mini versions of their cars ;)

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No way. First time I ever liked anything on the 6x6 platform. Can't wait to see the finished body. 

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Niiice...

It reminds me of Toyota's moon rover!  

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gonna b sweet mr dodds..B)...wondered where u`d got to....;)

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10 hours ago, Super Clodbuster Junkie said:

Did those bodies come painted in black?

Yep there a black abs body eBay specials 🤣

11 hours ago, evssv69 said:

gonna b sweet mr dodds..B)...wondered where u`d got to....;)

Thanks fella, been in and out of hospital for a while but I’m finally all clear and getting back into things where funds allow 🤣🤣

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Hit a bit of a blunder last night on my part didn’t quite measure things up right and the front wheels are going to catch the body on full lock 🥴

 

So solution, do the wide mod but I’ll need 4x 5688 and 3x 9805551 which by the looks aren’t cheap £60 so there going to have to wait and I’ll crack on best I can in the mean time 

 

Need to pop out and get some nail files as the wife’s have all gone 🥴🥴 and get some fine filler from Halfords . Hopefully next pics will be of all the bits cut shaped and ready for gluing up 👍👍

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Buy a cheap Wt01 or wild dagger to get most of the parts for the wide suspension. 

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This concept is awesome, and I approve wholeheartedly!

Jx

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Are you going to section in two sets of rear wheelwells? How is the width, front picture please😁

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10 hours ago, wolfdogstinkus said:

Buy a cheap Wt01 or wild dagger to get most of the parts for the wide suspension. 

Good idea 👍 I have my eye on a couple of Baja champs on eBay I believe they run the same arms and dog bones as I need ? 

 

 

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Little update front view it’s not in its mounting position put your get a rough idea 

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Made a start on gluing it together it’s just roughed out for now still needs some tweaking but again your get the idea 

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Still needs the other wheel arch put in and not sure if I should add another sunroof in there or fill it I kinda like the idea of 2 ? 

Also found these that might make a nice moon window or 2 

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Something along these lines with leds in the rear 

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Having a go at making some filler using off cuts and plastic weld not tried this before so wish me luck 

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lastly popped out and picked up some supplies that should come in handy 

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That body is looking great so far. The moon windows are a sweet idea.

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Looks like nice clean styrene work, and a really cool concept. Looking forward to seeing more!

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15 hours ago, markbt73 said:

Looks like nice clean styrene work, and a really cool concept. Looking forward to seeing more!

Thank you I’m rather pleased myself and for a first attempt I think it’s okay, needs some filler and sanding but I hope it comes out well 👍👍

 

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Cut the last wheel arch and extra sunroof in 

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Think I’ll ditch the moon windows now I have the other roof though as it look to much ? 

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Inspiring build!!  You didn't ask for a vote, but I vote for a couple of moon windows... without them, it'd sorta look like a carton of cigarettes (unless you are going for a Marlboro livery, which would look cool too). 

Is the filler/plastweld strong enough for bashing? 

 

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