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The paint and body still needs much work, including the interior. As ever, time is against me and this is a 'rush job' to get some use out of it, but for now it performs and looks good enough to me to be a 'runner'.
'Modifications' so far:
Running on single leaf spring
Springs removed from shocks
Battery holder removed, battery now between chassis rails
Skidplate and mount removed
Diff 'covers' removed
HPI Stock Car Wheel 1mm offset (HPI # 3741)
RC4WD Rock Crusher X/T 1.9 Tyres
Scollins F350 Interior
Running a standard motor with a MTronics Eco20 ESC and Futaba 4-ch radio.
Chassis wise, I'm waiting for the 25% softer leaf springs to arrive and have plans to raise the gearbox by side mounting the motor. (one day). I plan to leave the diffs unlocked for the majority of running, I know 'real' vehicles would lock their diffs for 'proper' off-road, but I find it makes picking a route needs more planning and much more interesting in a smaller area.
For the electrics, I will be fitting a 55T motor (currently in the Pajero, so as soon as the 75T replacement for the Pajero arrives). I only use first gear at the moment (Sunday driver), so with the 55T I should be able to use at least first and second. It seems to run fine on the Eco20 esc, so when I change the motor I will try it on an Eco27 I have lying around to free up the eco20 for one of the TT-01’s.
Sorry about the state of the body. As you can see, the body is far from finished and my attempts at free hand painting are pitiful. Thanks to an unfortunate event a few years ago, my hands aren’t as steady as they once were, but I am determined to do it myself.
Scollins interior has the head from a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ figure and the steering wheel from (I think) a Blitzer Beetle driver.
I think an interior definitely sets this model off. Thanks Scollins.
Hope you enjoy the pics!
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Scollins interior and RC4WD Rock Crushers