Model: (Click to see more) 58347: Lunchbox
Status: New built
Date: 23-Mar-2006
Comments: 15
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Its taken a while but its all finished now, after much fiddling and tinkering!
It sports ex-NIB 1987 bodyset as i wanted to start the paint from fresh.
Its painted Tamiya Mica Red and had around 6 coats to get a nice, glossy finish.
The decals are made by Parma, i picked them up for £3.99 from TMC, Nottingham.
Thanks to BratAttacks for suggesting chrome wheels.
I decided on Jato Chromes from Traxxas, with Victory tyres preglued. (£40.00 the set from my LHS)
They fitted very easily as i had some wheels adaptors in my spares box and converted the rear to take hex wheels.I removed the front bumper as it made the whole van longer than i wanted.

I have std Tamiya radio gear (with esc).
I then preloaded the front shocks with some rubber tubing so she 'sits' right.
The rear shocks were swapped for the std touring type.
The whole van is also ballraced.
I then finished the look with red wheels nuts,bodyclips and aerial pipe.
It still wheelies but will have to make do with the lounge carpet at the moment.
(I only ventured outside to take the pics!)
Hope everybody enjoys the photos.
Comments are more than welcome.

Cheers

Modelmaniac


wheel adaptors touring car shocks

Comments

orange-mini-man

23-Mar-2006

now thats cool. best lunchie on here by far

amigamad

23-Mar-2006

Sweet looking lunchbox those wheells and tyres really make this one stand out from the crowd.

Mattijn

23-Mar-2006

thats one beauty! I love it, especially the chrome looks really Pimp , maybe you can lower it just a bit, would make it look more pimpish i think

bangstick

23-Mar-2006

Looking good my man, only trouble is its too bloody good to run now. Get some paddles on the back as i think sands the safest terrain for a nice mint body like that. Wonder what that would go like if it was brushless???

modelmaniac

23-Mar-2006

Sand? maybe, but Brushless?? dont go giving me ideas like that?!! Cheers

richytanimal

23-Mar-2006

Very nice. Excellent job.

Jonty

23-Mar-2006

DJ-alpha

23-Mar-2006

it looks nuts

lloydy

23-Mar-2006

hi mate ,looks great! were did you get hex wheel adaptors from?

modelmaniac

23-Mar-2006

I got the wheel adaptors with some wheels i bought for my HPI MT2 (NITRO) same as stock MT2 wheels, only black.Cant be anymore specific than that, sorry mate.
Cheers

DJTheo

24-Mar-2006

Very nice and original

3doorpete

24-Mar-2006

Very impressive - Nice ideas, nicely executed!!!

gad32

25-Mar-2006

Hi,
NICE.Great variation on the VLB theme.I love the wheel/tyre choice,gives it a much less bulkier feel.LOL;It may even stay upright,instead of falling on its roof all the time!!NICE van. Geoff gad32

tepaoner

1-May-2006

Whaouh, it's amazing.
Can you tell me how you have adapted your chrome wheels for the rear (ex. with some photos)
Thank you
TEPA

20-Feb-2007

That is such an awsome clod! Hope my wheel conversion works!


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