Toyota FJ-40 XC CC-01 first pics
Status: New built
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This the project I wanted to do when the FJ body was released but it took me awhile, wanted a stock looking FJ like my real one was. This is still a work in progress as I am making up an Scollins interior to fit. I had to stretch the wheelbase very slightly as the FJ body is slightly longer than a pajero but shorter than a Touareg, and I found the 4 links and skid plate already made on ebay. (I just found out they are made by a very skilled guy named Rich on scale4x4rc.us) I Modded some hummer wheels like I usually do. Fitted a Dinky RC aero roof rack from rpp hobby and various little details. I cut the whole front of the chassis off and made some frame rails out of wood and then fitted a cut up clod bumper and WW2 winch and some mecano toy brackets to make skid plate and body mounts etc. Still much to do but I wanted to see what people thought. Thanks for looking.
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Arty FJ40 XC pictures
interesting! but....what's the wheelbase exactly now?
Cool Pajero. Great looking FJ you got there! Excellent paint job and a very nice color. Nice details in the front, the clod bumper and ww2 winch looks superb under the toyota grille. Top job!
wheelbase is now 260mm/10.25inches
great stuff. nice work on the rack too, looks really good.
Thanks C, but the rack is DinkyRC from Rpphobby. comes ready built for $35 saves a lot of time is made of delrin
i probably should have read the description before leaving a comment. well, great job putting that tamiya sticker on it then.
That was a hard job
Great stuff Seth, I’m in the middle of fitting a FJ body on a TA chassis at the moment and I’ll be very happy if it looks half as good as this, the roof rack looks brill.
how much travel do you get with those tires on it. i had to jack up the body on queso pretty high and put stoppers in the shocks so they wouldnt bottom out and i think these are bigger than the crazy crawlers.
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Looks sweet already. What are the tyres you used?
Actually C I have the stock amount of articulation but smoother in the back with new links. I think these prowlers are actually .25 smaller than the Krazy krawlers these are same size as the slingers.
The tires are RC4wd 1.9 Prowlers
i think you are right, i think it is the tires you have on the blue landrover that are bigger. makes more sense now. in the one angle the spare looked bigger and threw me off.
The rc4wd tires are confusing now lol! The creepers on my Landy are also this size, but the stompers and crushers are bigger like the krawlers
Thats a really good piece of workmanship. You've done a great job on the body and colour is perfect
Looks great Seth I really like the looks of the tire and wheel combo I may just copy your rear end mod on my FJ XC Thanks.
Nice color too !
This looks more real than the real thing! Amazing Craftsmanship, LUV IT
That toyota body looks good on the xc chassis. thats why i like the xc chassis so much, you can use a lot off body,s on it. i can imagine the xc chassis.
I'm not sure who made the rear end parts Dale but they worked really good, the feller that made them did nice work and I'll also probably copy them for some other Xcs
You've done it again!! What an insparation you are to us all. This is one of the most realistic Fj's around. Ever thought of appplying for as job with Mr tamiya? You produce a better range of models than the factory! Thanks for providing us with such superb models.
Lookin good, once again - always surprised how many projects you kick out per month!
Thanks fellers, when you don't have a wife or kids its easy to get a lot of stuff done lol! I would love working for Tamiya but I don't think i could ever move very away from where I live
wow, when did Tamiya release PS-56? Suits the FJ perfect, Love what you did with it. I am in the same boat, I have had an FJ body, XC chassis but no time great work Seth.
Nice. Better looking than the original. The mustard yellow really suits it well.
Great work again Seth - Perfect place for the new PS-56. I also like the use of the Meccano bits Curious about the 4-link damper mounts though: How exactly are they fixed to the axle?
Thanks guys, I could explain Steve but I'll just add two more photos of how the guy made these nice brackets, I modded them a little for my truck but they were quite clever and nicely made.
OK thanks Seth - I see the mounts are fixed in the front where the lower links are, but nothing in the rear? So what keeps the brackets from twisting on the axle? (Sorry to ask so many questions, but I like the clean look of this setup and would like to do something similar if possible.) -Steve
Howdy Steve, they are made from really stiff metal. One long 3mm bolt passes up through the lower link then a cone washer then the bracket plate then the axle, then another cone washer and finally the upper link topped with a lock nut making a very secure sandwich. The plate sits flat against the axle in the little channel which is molded in for the usual stock plastic lower links to rest under it.
That's the way it should have been released!!Awesome work
That'S excellent That new colors fits the car excellent!
I love it Seth- colour works perfectly too!! I want it
that is so cool. i like that mustard yellow. FJ's rule!
Well done Seth, looks lovely! I also bought this body when it came out for a scale (with TA02 chassis) project, but didn't found the time to start buiding. Maybe this gets me started!
Looks to be in perfect scale. Good job.
That looks absolutely stunning! Straight to my favourites, I may have to reconsider getting a G-Wagen shell for mine......
Great looking truck !!
Wow!!!! Nice mods!
You understand what this body was made for ! That new colour looks perfect for it.
Incredible. Looks AMAZING. Your trucks always nail the scale look and attitude of real trail vehicles. That is the kit Tamiya should have released. Can't wait to see the interior. You can tell by the long list of comments how much people like it. So how does it run?
Thanks fellers and I must say it ran quite nicely today, I'll be posting some pics shortly.
very nice. I'm not really into scale RC, but I have to admit it's awesome.
tom, and btw, i'm kinda jealous of your playground
This really looks the part..spot on
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