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I have had this high lift sitting on my shelf since last Christmas, mainly in bits because I can’t decide what to do with it!
Well whilst I was watching long way down the other night, Ewan Mcegor and Charley Boorman’s motor biking adventure, they showed a clip of when charley did the Dakar rally, and it featured a shot of a trophy truck. And so I got to browsing the internet and found the below picture of the Camburg engineering Baja truck, from the American style Dakar, the Baja 500. And instantly, an idea was born!! So I four linked the rear end of the truck, and added some wide arches from filler only!! Which I am quite proud of! However, this presented me with the current dilemma, as it reminded me of my trip to Iceland, where they build huge off road trucks, with, yes you guessed it!, wide arches, and huge tires for off roading of the glaciers, pretty cool huh! .
There are two options, one, a full blown Baja 500 racer like the Camburg engineering one seen below, with a full copper pipe cage and cul-tech spotlighs(of which I have the last batch ever made!),or two, An Icelandic expedition truck, with big wheels and tires. I could also save the Icelandic truck project and use the new high lift Toyota as a base for that later on! Possible idea for someone?
I have decided to let you, the people of tamiyaclub help me decide! So please leave a comment telling me what you think I should make, and hopefully I will come to a decision!!
Yes the Hilux below is the one from top gear that drove to the north pole!
if i go with the trophy truck idea, i will need the front suspension and gearbox from a 4wd buggy, the gearbox needs to be as small as possible and the input shaft for the 4wd needs to be a shaft, not belt driven. Anyone have any ideas??
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Progress & More Decisions Needed!!!! HELP!!