Model: 58081: Nissan King Cab
Status: Runner
Date: 29-Sep-2010
Comments: 27
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Well this started life as a Hilux Monster Racer which I got from Stickerbod a while back .I owned a King Cab years ago which had a Gravedigger body on it , it looked great but I always prefered the King Cab body and never got one , so this changed that .I got some white wheels and the body from VagabondStarJXF , the body was in a sorry old state but had 'potential' as I saw it .so much repairing of splits ,cracks and holes in the shell ( see pics ) I managed to salvage it into a runner - for the sheer challenge of it .I got a new roll bar and I cut out the side 'windows' and back panel as I didn't like the look of it filled in . I braced up the main rail of the roll bar where it sits behind the cab to give it strength again, and sprayed the mount 'tabs' white to blend them into the rear bed.I used Tamiyoman's repro decals on it along with some repro Brat headlight stickers courtesty of Stickerbod as just painted white lenses just doesn't look real ,and I'm pleased with the result all round.I bought some chrome King Blackfoot wheels from The Buggy Man to top it all off , the tyres are Kyosho and the damper are Kyosho gold. I hope you like it .







-Body as was -body as was -body as was -preparation kit box - thanks Gary

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Comments

stickerbod

29-Sep-2010

That looks great Kev, though I don't know what was wrong with the monster racer shell

j-man

29-Sep-2010

Very nice kev , youv'e done a great job on the shell, and the truck look's ace with the shocks and wheels....daddy like's...mmmm

KEV THE REV

29-Sep-2010

Thanks guys , nothing wrong with the MR body Andy , that will get a similar make over too

JWeston

29-Sep-2010

That shell looks immaculate! How did you make the scuffs disappear? What sort of paint have you sprayed the outside with? Is the primer halfords plastic primer? Kev, this looks the nuts. J

KEV THE REV

29-Sep-2010

Thanks John, I used heat to reshape the gouge in the bonnet and reshape the grill .I used Isopon 'bumper fill' on the holes and reinforce other splits and cracks along with backing card (it sticks to just about anything) then as usual Halfords plastic primer / filler and white primer to lighten the red and blue then Halford auto paints to finish and a polish up , glad you like it

gr2fltp

29-Sep-2010

Great work and patience Kev, shocks and chrome rims finish it off a treat

JWeston

29-Sep-2010

A great alternative to stripping lexan. I stripped my Monster Racer and got lucky I think as meths did the trick but took a lot of work. sonysonic has also said that Halfords car sprays are fine for lexan. Will bear all this in mind. It really does look great J

KEV THE REV

29-Sep-2010

This was too bad to strip inside as the repairs were extensive and showed up as you can imagine . I always use Halfords sprays on my cars for an excellent finish with the plastic primer / filler as a base

slimmy

29-Sep-2010

I love it kev! And the kyosho gold shocks look great on it. Always did like how those worked. Very nice looking paint. Did you paint it on the outside? Nice work

KEV THE REV

29-Sep-2010

Thanks Mark , yes its painted on the outside as stripping it was out of the question due to the repairs that it needed

SRB Bloke

29-Sep-2010

Look at you, show off!!!!! great work, really nice finished project.....

KEV THE REV

29-Sep-2010

Thanks SRB (nice wheelie in that thumbnail btw )

RallyeBaz

29-Sep-2010

Looks awesome

brendogs

29-Sep-2010

nice very nice like glass that paint work great stuff love it

Crash Cramer

29-Sep-2010

Stellar resto there, I can't believe the body 'before' shots with the finished look. I would like to think the tires look like they have much better grip than the SUPER spikes on the originals. Is there any chance those Kyosho tires are still for sale in the present time??? Part number perhaps, please. Thanks for sharing this marvelous makeover, have noticed your needs for other bits and that might mean your Hilux Racer is not far from done.

KEV THE REV

29-Sep-2010

Thanks guys , Yes Crash I have a pile of nip parts to build a complete new build chassis, just a few parts needed now, but they will be on their way soon - stay tuned

highflyer

30-Sep-2010

The before and after pics show the quality of your work, the 'KING' looks great. Good to see it is a runner.

Tamiyamandan

30-Sep-2010

WOW...NOW I gotta get me one of those...Very Nice !!!!

KEV THE REV

30-Sep-2010

Thanks for the comments guys , much appreciated

Dazza1

30-Sep-2010

Great restoration kev. Did you use laquer on the shell at all or is that just how shiney halfords paint is ?

KEV THE REV

30-Sep-2010

Hi Dazza, no lacquer on this one .Halfords paint is excellent for an 'out of the can' finish if you use it right and is not a metallic paint which needs lacquer and plenty of wet layers , all I have done is a bit of polish

wildwillydriver

30-Sep-2010

Superb KC resto!! You really know your job. These trucks are a pleasure to drive and fantastic jumpers. Bye WWD

KEV THE REV

30-Sep-2010

Thanks Federico , glad you like it

tamiyaonebay

25-Dec-2010

So beautiful!

BeetleRacer69

21-Jan-2011

Great resto job. Looks perfect.

KEV THE REV

21-Jan-2011

Thanks ,glad you like it , lots of work went into this one

ipkiss

19-Oct-2012

Thats a brilliant job and finish on that body, being lexan i thought my bodies were too far gone to restore but youve proved my thoughts wrong ha ha, thanks Kev


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