Model: (Click to see more) 58048: Toyota 4x4 Pickup Bruiser
Status: Project
Date: 27-Feb-2010
Comments: 13
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I'm not ready or a full reveal because there is still work to do but wanted to share some detail pictures of my restored Bruiser 'Sand Hog'. I'm attempting a type of rescue vehicle designed for the desert or sand dunes. We have a lot of sand dunes here along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan and the Michigan DNR has a large park designated just for ORVs, mostly trucks, many which are heavily modified to scale the very large sand dunes. Great fun in a 1:1. There are many features of the body that are custom, I'm sure you 3-speed fans out there can spot the modifications. A full reveal to follow when more of the details and accessories are finished and I can take pics of it in the sand dunes. I would love to here what tires everyone thinks to use on the stock 2.2 rims. Let me know what you think - comments always welcome :-)

rear quarter - hand made TRD logo worked out nice view from below - no screws in the door! rear view with 1:10 NIB front quarter with lights disco windows gone - roof rack not finished body b4 primer - not sure about tires home made lighting circuits finished chassis - painted as they should be

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
^Sand Hog^ interior teaser

Comments

archway66

27-Feb-2010

Your part reveal looks pretty impressive!
look forward to the finished product!!

CASE1

27-Feb-2010

hmmmm... promising!!

Joe_Cool

27-Feb-2010

Absolute great details. Love the logo you made! Great 1:100 Bruiser Box you build.

slimmy

27-Feb-2010

wrecker, what are you doing to us. we are dying here. we gotta see this beauty. But i will admit, everything you show us is top notch A+ work! Love the Toyota racing development stickers. And your lighting work is second to none. Fantastic work my friend. Keep it up.

Corona Powered

27-Feb-2010

Beautiful details. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Road Burner

27-Feb-2010

Not sure which tires you should use, but it looks great so far!

Crash Cramer

27-Feb-2010

Love it, will have to comment for Mongoose1983 as he has had some trouble with the earthquake in his backyard. He is on the 4th floor and vacated the building as it is crumbling around him. Anyway, love this truck, not looking dirty enough, want to schedule a visit with you next time I get to the Ohio area to play with 3 speeds, old and new. I wonder what paint you use on the chassis, EB will want some pictures emailed to him as he loves painted chassis on Bruisers. I think you have a magical touch with these trucks and I would love to build mine up alongside you any day. I wouldn't mind coming by for a week and you could put me in a spare room and I could build up my Bruiser with your supervision. I have a few ideas of what I want. Can't wait to see the finished work of art Michelangelo.

SCORCHER KID

28-Feb-2010

come on stop the teasing..!! this is looking superb..

3SPD REKR

28-Feb-2010

Thanks much for the comments gents. All the best to you Mongoose, hope you and your collection are safe. Crash/EB - the paint is simply some Rust-Oleum satin black which looks tops and goes on beautifully. Best to paint the complete assy rather than put it together afterward. As far as dirt - when in the Michigan dunes, trucks stay nice and clean because the sand is like sugar. Slimmy - always love your comments where I see them.

Moostar

28-Feb-2010

Sorry can't help with tyre choice but pleeease show us this 'Hog' soon. This is really gonna be something special! Stunning work so far!

Wyoming

28-Feb-2010

Looks pretty darn cool even if just teaser pics, I think RC4wd makes some new 2.2 Dune X/T tires that might be cool.

TamTom

1-Mar-2010

Looking very good! One question, which drive shafts did you use??

3SPD REKR

1-Mar-2010

Thanks TamTom. Take a look at the tutorial I did in my showroom. It shows how I upgraded the drive shafts on my Bruisers. This would also work nicely for the Hi-lift kits.


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