Model: (Click to see more) 58048: Toyota 4x4 Pickup Bruiser
Status: Runner
Date: 20-Oct-2010
Comments: 16
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OK, This truck was my first RC I ever had. I really did not take care of it at first, I bashed the heck out of it and left it for dead for many years. About two years ago I found the box of parts and was going to give it to my brother in law (we have common interest in RC)to build a crawler. He said no way could he take it from me because I had had it so long. And insisted that I build it myself. So I got to work. I got to work Jan 2008, started with the axles and tranny, disassembled cleaned new bearings painted every thing black including the chassis. As I was progressing I did not like the black so started over and went with the blue, maybe to much over all but I liked it better then the black. Then I landed the chrome tranny with duel motor setup on ebay and thought this was perfect for this project. There was nothing wrong with the original tranny so it goes into the next project. The body work took a long time there were several cracks and road rash from years of bashing. It turned out pretty good, not prefect but I planned to use it as a runner again. This time I would have some pictures taken before it got scratched up. More to add later. (added 2/18/2011)

If you have noticed I shaved the front marker lights from the fender and added the new style Hilux lights. I also shaved the 4WD Hilux off the fenders too because they were worn down from years of repainting and sanding. The front bumper and the duel shock setup was gift from the mad builder, thanks Chris!!!








Almost finished Build Bought this on Ebay rebuilt and made it fit Body work coming along Fender was cracked...can't tell!! Coming along nice after about a year Painted chassis blue, Chrome tranny duel65t motors Looking great...Some detail work to do Photo shoot...says it all, year and half of work -I love it...nicer than new -First role over...a few scratches...having fun

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Bought new 1986

Comments

3SPD REKR

20-Oct-2010

Great stuff BruiserBoy. Your story is very similar to mine in that I bought my first Bruiser in '86 too. Nice custom work on your latest creation. Lots of special bits and pieces that make it unique. Careful with yours, it looks a bit top heavy. Welcome to TC.

japper7

20-Oct-2010

love it , well done on this fine rebuild. love your mods

slimmy

20-Oct-2010

Awesome looking truck!!!! I don't think you went overboard with the blue. It looks great. Well done my new friend.

Tamiyamandan

20-Oct-2010

AMAZING WORK !!!!!! VERY NICE JOB !!!

SMOKE-DOG

21-Oct-2010

Sweet!

blackfoot dave

21-Oct-2010

Your hard work paid off, that's a GREAT looking Bruiser. Well done!!!

JB86BruiserBoy

21-Oct-2010

This was my first day here at the club. I would like to thank all who have looked at and or commented on my project so far. I really appreciate all of the comments on my project! And I will be and have been looking at yours. I will be making comments as well, there are just so many it is incredible. A BIG thanks to all!

Wyoming

21-Oct-2010

Very sharp looking truck indeed

andyg

21-Oct-2010

Wow! looks great, that first rollover is always a doozy. I almost cried after my hilux rolled after hours of painting! gratz.

mr alan

21-Oct-2010

AWESOME! WOW! Congrats on this wonderful machine!

stickerbod

21-Oct-2010

very tidy Bruiser, loving the twin motors!

anchordriver

21-Oct-2010

Simply STUNNING

TIMECMDR

21-Oct-2010

Great job on this beauty, all that hard work has paid off, Looks uber bling!!

ImRCDad

22-Oct-2010

Love the Color!!!! GREAT Job on the paint!!! Like the matching chassis coloR!!

the mad builder

28-Oct-2010

this is beautiful a lot of work that really paid off I am glad you didint give up I feel like a proud father

BeetleRacer69

14-Jun-2011

What a beauty


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