Model: (Click to see more) 58372: Ford F350 High Lift
Status: New built
Date: 8-Oct-2006
Comments: 9
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If I see one more picture of an F350 BOX on TC, I'm going to throw up... woop... there I go... I mean really... how many pictures of the box can one be subjected to. At least BUILD it and show a little genuine appeal in the paint scheme or something!

I needed to put one together in order to design some hop-up parts, so here's another built to the pile. Though not doing so good this year, I'm a fan of the Oakland Raiders who wear silver and black. So, I painted this Metallic Black with Metal Flake Silver. I didn't like the stock dampers which didn't seem to do anything anyway, so I replaced them with oil filled threaded dampers. While I was at it, I used some aluminum rod ends and aluminum knuckles. On the first test drive, I tipped the thing over (and stripped and repainted it since I can't stand scratched up bodies on my shelf). So, I tried our aluminum wheel wideners. Too much width. So I ended up replacing the stock wheels and tires with TLT aluminum wheels and stock chevrons both of which are a little wider. They helped widen the stance a little and I personally like their look a bit better than the stock F350 wheels and tires anyway. In lieu of a 4 channel radio which I'll use once the MFU comes out, I am using a Futaba 3TPDF 3 channel radio which works like a charm since you can select the buttons and settings for the 3rd channel (I opted to have it replace the bottom button next to the throttle so I can shift and throttle seemlessly with the same hand). I used a Novak Rooster and our own brand clear case high torque metal servo for the steering. Considering I don't really like driving the RC's, this was one of the few I've had capture my attention span more than 10 minutes. I ran 2 packs through it and had a bit of fun, especially with the shifting. Now time to make some hop-ups! :)




Comments

RC4x4

8-Oct-2006

Very Cool! Those wheels and tires look good on there.

joelvardy

8-Oct-2006

wow love the alu

DImblum

8-Oct-2006

Fantastic work, and I agree with your comments about the F350 Box photos. Enough already!

boogyloop

8-Oct-2006

abit slow arn't you should of had the hop-ups ready for when it can out!! anyway nice to see someones thinking 'outside of the box' just waiting for some cash flow before i can start me own one. take one hi-lift and one lunch box that's all i can say for now

RG4WD

8-Oct-2006

Some great ideas. I like the knuckles and the locking hubs. I am getting tired of searching for the axle pin everytime I take off a wheel. I agree with you about the wheels and shocks. The shocks look a lot better but still don't do anything to improve the suspension. I hope that you can come up with an idea for replacing the leaf springs with something a little more compliant and usefull. What you have show is a great start!!!!

mcovalsk

8-Oct-2006

Godd job, really. Could you list for the where the parts you used are from, also the paint is matt or looks like in the pictures.

Corpse Thrower

8-Oct-2006

Nice! TLT wheels look good. Keep us informed about the hops, won't you?

backtomyroots.

8-Oct-2006

Those tires & rims are well suited to the truck ! I like those alloy bits you added. Well, I best start adding money to my Payapl Funds & reserve it for InetRC ! Looking forward to your hop-ups !

tamiya_runner

8-Oct-2006

Best I've seen so far - Cool


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