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On 2/19/2021 at 9:10 AM, Shodog said:

Here is my lunchy. New built long before the rere. Rare TMS aluminum wheels 

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Probably the rarest of all lunch boxes is my new built Snap-on Promotional Lunchbox with JPS aluminum wheels. 
 

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Wow!!  That’s snap on tools is hot to death!!!  But can you run that body or is it just a shelf queen?

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On 2/20/2021 at 4:26 PM, J@mes said:

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That’s hot!  Never thought of those colors until now. Very nice 

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On 2/21/2021 at 10:53 AM, EvilSpike said:

There are some astoundingly good Lunchies on here! This is mine, mods are Sport Tuned motor, bearings, full set of braces, oil/alu shocks, alu track rods & servo saver and LED lights.

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It grip rolls on the tarmac unless its wet so the roof edges are battered and scraped now. I've had a few goes at the postal racing tracks too. This is my Lunchie in it's natural racing environment...

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Agree, luchies are best on the lawn. Or the body take a beating. I’ll also run mine one snow I can get the right consistency to get traction like yesterday. Sorry for the out of focus. I was also trying to drive it while I took this shot 

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@Exit13 thanks! If/ when I do it again the lightning red & orange will get painted wrapped around the back to join up the bolts, that is on my to do list!  

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On 2/28/2021 at 3:58 AM, Exit13 said:

Wow!!  That’s snap on tools is hot to death!!!  But can you run that body or is it just a shelf queen?

This one is a shelf queen and I’ve never ran it. Along the way to collecting this one I had three others in various states of damage. The body even though lighter than a stock body still takes a beating. 

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My re-re from 2009 - It was wreckage within 2 weeks:lol:

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I remember this one , very original work . You should revisit it and build one with a Brat style dropped bed in there ;)

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19 minutes ago, TWINSET said:

My re-re from 2009 - It was wreckage within 2 weeks:lol:

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What’s that body?  Something custom?

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2 hours ago, Shodog said:

This one is a shelf queen and I’ve never ran it. Along the way to collecting this one I had three others in various states of damage. The body even though lighter than a stock body still takes a beating. 

Seems like you can get every piece for the lunchbox right now except the body!..... what’s up with that? Was it like that before Covid as well? That’s seems like the piece a guy would need the most, like have a spare one on hand all the time if your running it on a regular basis.

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11 hours ago, Lukas666 said:

Seems like you can get every piece for the lunchbox right now except the body!..... what’s up with that? Was it like that before Covid as well? That’s seems like the piece a guy would need the most, like have a spare one on hand all the time if your running it on a regular basis.

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42 minutes ago, KEV THE REV said:

That’s like $100 Canadian lol... ya you can find almost anything on eBay, what I meant was cant find them in local shops here or they’re suppliers such as Horizon hobby.

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On 2/16/2021 at 11:34 AM, mongoose1983 said:

Who doesn't love the Lunchbox? What a great little truck!

Here's mine:

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Detroit Diesel Allison!

I haven't seen that company name in YEARS! My dad used to work for them in the 80's.

I love your idea of branding your Lunchie after them. Can I ask what your connection is to them? 

Great Lunchbox, by the way :)

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8 hours ago, rc_ox said:

Detroit Diesel Allison!

I haven't seen that company name in YEARS! My dad used to work for them in the 80's.

I love your idea of branding your Lunchie after them. Can I ask what your connection is to them? 

I love the sound of a screamin' Detroit. I think mongoose's Lunchie is a play on the old Detroit powered Rolling Thunder full size monster van that inspired the Lunch Box.

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On 3/5/2021 at 7:40 PM, Saito2 said:

I love the sound of a screamin' Detroit. I think mongoose's Lunchie is a play on the old Detroit powered Rolling Thunder full size monster van that inspired the Lunch Box.

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Oh, I had no idea Rolling Thunder was Detroit powered! VERY cool :D

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On 3/4/2021 at 10:19 PM, rc_ox said:

Detroit Diesel Allison!

I haven't seen that company name in YEARS! My dad used to work for them in the 80's.

I love your idea of branding your Lunchie after them. Can I ask what your connection is to them? 

Great Lunchbox, by the way :)

Hi :)

Well, our friend @Saito2 is correct. Here's a picture of my inspiration truck. And the build link, in case you're curious about the detail ;)

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https://www.tamiyaclub.com/forum/index.php?/topic/69730-another-lunch-box-build-thread/&

Y'all stay safe and have a good Friday! :)

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i been meaning to do this for a week or so 

here is mine and the original box art shell taking a piggy back on my grand hauler:lol:

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My effort

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Scratch built gearbox under the hood with Hi-Lift axles and leaf spring suspension

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Just won this and almost finished building. Just got to finish paintwork and decals then add the windows. Possibly look at a lighting kit but want to sort servo centering too and have new suspension to fit (standard is bad)

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Thinking about it what upgrades motors did you guys use with a standard battery and the Tamiya 45057 TBLE-02 Brushed and Brushless ESC?

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2 hours ago, Stretch79 said:

Thinking about it what upgrades motors did you guys use with a standard battery and the Tamiya 45057 TBLE-02 Brushed and Brushless ESC?

I built mine over x mas and quickly added oil filled adjustable coil over shocks, headlight kit, and a sport tuned mtr.  The TBLE is a good ESC I think, I originally had a dynamite 20T motor for a couple weeks and it ran it just fine but wanted to try the sport tuned as well. Either work and are within 1km/hr of each other. With that mtr it’ll do 27km/hr which feels plenty fast on this van. People go faster but you’ll crash it hardcore and break things fast or your paint job you spent all that time on will look like badword in no time. The oil filled shocks make it handle way better with less dorky bouncing around. The headlight kit is awesome too and was a cheap $15 plug and play upgrade. I also modified mine to get the diff from cantering up and slapping the motor which is super annoying and a must as far as I’m concerned..... oh and very recently I glued the tires to the rims as I was bombing around on the front street through puddles and one of the rear tires started to spin in the wheel. Lots of people don’t have a problem with this but I don’t know how, if a 23T mtr is enough to do that then they need to be glued. Sealed steel bearings are a must too, way less resistance.

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