Model: (Click to see more) 58372: Ford F350 High Lift
Status: New built
Date: 18-Mar-2014
Comments: 9
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An almost standard High Lift. I had one of these when they were new, sold it, wished I'd kept it, then they got too expensive to justify another one. Found out about banzai hobbies 40% off, couldn't resist it and bagged one of these. I was going to build it modified out of the box with a 4 link system and a modified gearbox, but impatience got the better of me (and the knowledge I still have 3 scratch build projects on the go), so I built it stock with minimal mods for the time being. The mods were simply to fit a 3 racing light kit and the leds from a lightbar kit to the rollbar lights, and to make a new rear chassis bulkhead to replace the ill fitting Tamiya item. I made this out of a lump of aluminium, the body hinges, leaf springs, and old retaining bolts all bolt straight into it, and the battery retaining plate bolts into the 8 threaded holes in the bottom of the chassis. It's an ideal fit for a Zippy Flightmax 2s lipo.

I do intend to mod this to death at some point in the future, probably involving 6wd and rear walking beams, but for now I'm just going to enjoy it looking good trundling round the garden. My 2 year thought it was great, until I got my dusty 4x4x4 lunch box out of the loft. When he saw that he grabbed it and said 'This ones much better Daddy'. :)



If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Lunch Box 4x4x4 MK II

Comments

R/CVET

19-Mar-2014

Nice work! These really are great trucks...I agree, the NIB price was too much for my wallet so I snagged a 'used' unfinished shelf queen from ebay a few years ago and have since started the extensive mods.

2qwik

19-Mar-2014

Nice truck mate--drive it!!

SRB Bloke

19-Mar-2014

I'd like to build one of these. Looks great. Just to rich for me,especially if the customs guys get hold of it

MadInventor

19-Mar-2014

I got mine to my door for £230, including having my wallet raided by customs.

visa_king

19-Mar-2014

Wow! Looks awesome and that is a great deal! What was the declared value?

MadInventor

19-Mar-2014

@Visa_king Can't remember exactly , Banzai will 'help' you with the customs declaration. Basic kit cost was £158 before postage, which is a great deal.

Grumpy pants

19-Mar-2014

These are great looking pick ups, the blue suits it well too. Amazing price too.

mongoose1983

20-Mar-2014

Haha. I can imagine your kid saying that. Anyway, that's a mighty pretty F-350!! Don't mod it too much, mate. These things get so easy on the eye!

MadInventor

20-Mar-2014

@Mongoose1983 When you're 2 years old, coolness is directly proportional to wheel size


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