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    So I started with gloss clear, didn't like it....

    So I started with gloss clear, didn't like it. Then semi gloss clear. Didn't like that either. So matt clear it...
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    I spent a lot of time looking for the right shade...

    I spent a lot of time looking for the right shade of red. I think it's one of the most important things when building a replica like this..

    Hopefully I nailed it!
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    Some cutting, filing, sticking and sanding later...

    Some cutting, filing, sticking and sanding later we have a reasonable looking comp door...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171111/85bef50e329f78c24f840b918572f463.jpg
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    Because I seem to have an aversion to trucks that...

    Because I seem to have an aversion to trucks that actually run I decided to pull it apart!

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    The new grill is a very...
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    I caught a Marlin!

    Yep it's another red Hilux! But as you all know by now it's not just any red Hilux, it's a MARLIN edition!

    My Marlin took a bit longer to get here than some, it had further to swim...
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  6. Thread: The JDM Hilux.

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    Thanks guys! I'm looking forward to getting it...

    Thanks guys! I'm looking forward to getting it caught on a snag and ripping the back bumper off.
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    Tsurikawa! I've ticked off another box on my...

    Tsurikawa!

    I've ticked off another box on my list of cliches. The Tokyo subway handle.

    I couldn't find a ring the right size so I had to make my own..
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  8. Thread: The JDM Hilux.

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    I had a spare hour between coats of paint in our...

    I had a spare hour between coats of paint in our hallway so I took the JDM-lux to the creek for a run.

    I was suprised at how well the old tyres gripped considering how hard they are (they'd be...
  9. Thread: The JDM Hilux.

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    I thought I'd try a different look today and dug...

    I thought I'd try a different look today and dug out my Gearhead 1.55's, they bear a fair likeness to SSR Auswich wheels. Well if you squint...
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    Sticky: https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170312/3c51bffd...

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  11. Thread: The JDM Hilux.

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    I managed to get out for a quick run with Mr...

    I managed to get out for a quick run with Mr Bokchoi and his awesome pootrol this afternoon. Nothing broke, I did add a couple of new scratches though.
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  12. Thread: The JDM Hilux.

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    Thanks guys! Some quick electric stuffing and...

    Thanks guys!

    Some quick electric stuffing and it lives!! Still some detailing jobs to do but it's a runner. It survived a quick test run in the backyard so it's time to take it for a proper run!
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  13. Thread: The JDM Hilux.

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    Thanks Mr nOOB! Updates! Very little...

    Thanks Mr nOOB!

    Updates!

    Very little updates, but still it's something right?

    Time to be dashing. RHD dashing.. I had a spare TF2 dash, being so simple makes them good for chopping. A little...
  14. Thread: The JDM Hilux.

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    Thanks man. The detailing is the fun bit!

    Thanks man. The detailing is the fun bit!
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    I've nearly got my pilot sorted, just a bit of...

    I've nearly got my pilot sorted, just a bit of detailing and flat coating to do.

    Here's JDM Jim. And a nice seat cover..
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  16. Thread: The JDM Hilux.

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    Time has been scarce the last couple of weeks,...

    Time has been scarce the last couple of weeks, Christmas, family, work, stuff but I've got the transfer case and body mounted.
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  17. Thread: The JDM Hilux.

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    I'll patch up the OG mirror holes. ...

    I'll patch up the OG mirror holes.

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    The slightly tidier 1:1 ...

    The slightly tidier 1:1

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    Wing mirrors stolen from the JDM stylee brat.
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    I've gone with orange. Because I love noobs...

    I've gone with orange. Because I love noobs orange Lux. Orange!

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  20. Thread: The JDM Hilux.

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    I beat the body up a bit by heating it up and...

    I beat the body up a bit by heating it up and pushing a rock into it, stretching bits and generally making a mess of it.
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  21. Thread: The JDM Hilux.

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    The JDM Hilux.

    My Stumpy Hilux build has been sitting on the shelf for a while now. I'd kind of lost interest in it, so I've decided to sell it and make another body for the TF2 chassis.

    I thought this time I'd...
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    Thanks! It's just a matter of practice and time....

    Thanks! It's just a matter of practice and time. I've been doing this for a little while.. ;)



    cheers!
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    Mudflaps! For mud. I made some simple brackets...

    Mudflaps! For mud. I made some simple brackets out of some brass strip and chopped up some thin rubber sheet..

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    Cheers! Some period CB action for the Lux....

    Cheers!

    Some period CB action for the Lux. Nothing flash, just a few layers of styrene laminated into a box shape and some detailing..
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    There's still some details I want to add to the...

    There's still some details I want to add to the interior but it's getting close.

    Bodywise I'm waiting on some decals before I can do much more..

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