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This little truck has been an ongoing project for the last few years.
It all started with a free pumpkin from a friend. he'd lost the radio, had broken all but 1 of the body posts and all of the pogo stick shocks ends were broken, so the wheels dangled underneath!
With a bunch of spares, some dodgey body posts and coat hangers for steering links, i got the pumpkin running again. this was all around 5 years ago - no ebay access - no pumpkins in my lhs :-(, but it was running, thats what mattered! instantly, my mate wanted a go. we had a bash around with the pumpkin and my clod, and another mate bought over his indestructable nikko truck. seeing as our trucks were 'proper' rc monsters, we thought we had an advantage in the bashing contest. needless to say, the unkillable nikko didnt break, the clod broke a stupid b11 braket, and the pumpkin snapped a steering link arm, a front wheel and a body post.
well, that was then, this is now!
not long after the nikko incident, i found an old pumpkin for some spares. i sorted the broken wheel, body post and steering links. finally i had a proper pumpkin. but it was still stock.
the thing that really bugged me about the stock setup was the shocks. the way that bolt pokes through the chassis is just too cheapo for my liking. so the first mod came about - oil shocks. i fitted yellow tamiya cva's. then, over around 6 months, i got a little carried away ;-)
The truck currently has - oil shocks, custom strut tower brace, custom rear table supports, custom rear shock mounting, esc, custom esc deck, modified front body clip position (stop from scratching the body!) thunder tiger foam inserts, motor heat sink, ball bearings, cable tie mod on front suspension arms, third shock mod on rear axel, custom exhaust pipe detail, lowered front suspension to correct camber angle - i'm sure theres more things i've forgotten about!!!
the mods help the handling in a big way, it no longer rolls easily which means i can keep the shell sunny side up :-)
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Close up on the mods to my eXtream Pumpkin