Model: (Click to see more) 58161: Ford F-150 Truck
Status: Project
Date: 30-Jul-2010
Comments: 12
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This is my TA-02 based 4X4 Ford Bronco project. I am still not sure about how to mount the front of the body over this chassis, but once I get to find the best way to do that, I'll paint it and it will be finished. I'm in hopes to get it ready sometime next month so it can be ready next September, when the sun comes back to my side of the world.

You all have a great weekend!

Love the grill Alu. structure for the BearHawk's posts

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
TA02 4x4 update (Sold 4/10/12)

Comments

3SPD REKR

30-Jul-2010

Great project - I really like the older Broncos and know of someone here in Michigan with a perfect orange/white one. Very nice combination. On the body mounting, if you can fab up a bracket under the hood, try using some magnets instead of posts poking up through the body. This worked very well for my recent SCX10 project, and keeps the look scale.

mongoose1983

30-Jul-2010

Thanks Norm! Well, I can try regular posts but I also have some velcro. I'm only in need of time to try more options. I love Broncos, and I believe Tamiya should have done a hard version of this model decades ago.

rizzo rat

30-Jul-2010

I like the look of where this is going, nice looking grill. keep us updated of the painting.

7.2inchdriver

30-Jul-2010

nice project erich, i would suggest velcro or magnets for mounting the body.

Fernado Alonso

30-Jul-2010

Wow that is looking great so-far Erich
I like the TA-02 With the big wheels and tires.
It is sure very realistic looking with the nice grill.
Cheers Alex

Crash Cramer

30-Jul-2010

I agree, Tamiya would have sold a BILLION of these if they had made a hardbody version of this. I think the velcro is the way to go on this mount, perhaps some semisolid foam to attach it to. I am sending you a bit of that foam this trip, so keep your eyes out when I can get to the post office. Chris

Wyoming

31-Jul-2010

Very cool project, I love this body unlike any other Bronco RC body Tamiya got the proportions much closer to right and it looks so scale sitting on narrow trucks like this

mongoose1983

31-Jul-2010

Thank you, guys! Well, last night I decided to try front posts, and so I ended up mounting the body by making holes. If I have some time tomorrow I will be able to paint it.
The chassis itself is stock, but I have a subtle modification in mind for it to work better. The Bronco now runs very good.
Will post more pictures when ready.

SMOKE-DOG

31-Jul-2010

That's a nice fit on that chassis. Looking good so far.

def4x4

31-Jul-2010

Great work on this project, the grill looks great, waiting on that beautiful color what you decieded to use! Keep up the good paint work!

mongoose1983

31-Jul-2010

Thanks for the nice comments, def4x4 & Smoke-Dog!

Tobbe70

10-Aug-2010

This will be very interesting to follow and I am sure it will be perfect as always!


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