Model: 58429: Jeep Wrangler
Status: Runner
Date: 10-Feb-2012
Comments: 7
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Finally fitted the roof light bar and it's all lit up like a Christmas tree now! I also tried my hand at weathering the body a bit.. quite pleased with how it turned out, mostly just dry brushed it.... lots of room for improvement next time .I also replaced the Vise crawler stock tires with the Bronco's Cliff Crawlers... feel much grippier to the touch, but couldn't really tell as the snow chains were back on for a snowy run. There are 80 total screws to undo and then tighten again when you change out the tires on these 4 beadlocks! Added 3oz of weights to each front wheel and 1oz to the back to lower the center of gravity. This hard body is top heavy.. The beast weighs a ton ( almost) now!
Tomorrow I'll put the 27T motor back in.. the 55T is just too slow for me.
Cold as you like outside this arvo so this was a short run!

Comments

skywhelp

11-Feb-2012

Nice work on the weathering, snow chains look like they are functioning well, looks tops out and about

Wyoming

11-Feb-2012

cool, looks like fun

Meakz1973

11-Feb-2012

fun but cold!... 16F but -1F with wind chill.... thought my fingers were gonna drop off!

Tamiyamandan

11-Feb-2012

Looks awesome !!! Living in Southern Arizona I wouldnt need snow chains, but maybe an Air Conditioning unit on the roof..LOL

SRB Bloke

11-Feb-2012

That looks a great run. Snow chains definately needed. Wrangler looks great, any chance of clear windows and in interior ( not that you haven't got enough to do with your other projects).

def4x4

11-Feb-2012

Nice snowtrail, love the weathering too.
Look like you got a snow fan too, have fun!

Meakz1973

11-Feb-2012

I should get a clear window and interior for it., I agree.There's a seller on eBay knocking them out. Our new baby arriving in 6 weeks so the project clock is ticking!! I doubt I'll have much Tamiya time for a while when she comes.


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