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    Default Toyota Truck for Trucking

    I'm making a truck.



    It has these parts in it.




    Helical gears, CVD's, 3 link front and 4 link rear because I'm fancy.



    Simple and proven drivetrain.

    I plan on comping with it this August. I still need some bits. It's a super-mild build, so don't expect ground-breaking, earth-shattering, holy-crap moments which you can apply to your own projects. That is, unless you've never heard of bobbing. Then prepare for your mind to be exploded.


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    Roberta'ed.



    I did a terrible job of making a straight cut, and I cut it in the wrong place. So I've got some fixing to do. NICE GOING, IDIOT! Also trimmed the front fenders.

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    So today I tried experimenting with brazing. I'm pretty sucky at it for my first time.



    I wanted a simple, two-tube bumper and this is what I came up with. Bleh. Faux winch will maybe lead to a servo winch under the hood. I don't know yet. Brazing is hard - I fully respect the people who do it well.

    Bobbed bed is done, and separate from the cab like it should be. Hard mounted to chassis for strength.


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    What tyres are those?
    i don't reclonise them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dready View Post
    What tyres are those?
    i don't reclonise them
    They're Gmade's. MT1901.

    I decided that my homemade bumper looked stupid on the front. Seems to have always been meant for the rear.



    Factory seconds rear tailgate.

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    I continued my experiments in brazing tonight and made this roll bar for the back, where dummies would sit and hold the driver's beer while watching things.



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    I really like the grab bar

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    looking cool this short version and to see how it is welded
    [IMG]http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/w...Sig_Silver.jpg[/IMG]Greetings Udo

    Sorry for english it is horrible

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    Looks awesome!

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    Do you have king shocks on that tf2

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    Quote Originally Posted by glamis313 View Post
    I really like the grab bar
    Quote Originally Posted by udito View Post
    looking cool this short version and to see how it is welded
    Quote Originally Posted by ToyotaObsession View Post
    Looks awesome!
    Quote Originally Posted by glamis313 View Post
    Do you have king shocks on that tf2
    Thanks folks. Yes, King shocks.

    Picked a paint colour. Have some detailing and more painting to do. The End.


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    I ended up mounting up the RCModelex Arb bumper. Golly, it's a nice front bumper. It's made for bumping.

    I spent the afternoon clear coating and applying some pin striping. Dry fit a lot of junk and wired up the electronics. Home stretch!



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    For all intents and purposes, this is pretty much done. Needs a shakedown run or two, but I'm very happy with the final product. Super-mild build, but sometimes, simple is nice for the sake of just getting it done. A few bits and bobs and it's on the shelf until the end of August.



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    A box from South Korea showed up today and these wheels seemed to fit the build infinitely better. Plus, the deep offset tucks them right under the fenders. Beautiful.




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    Love those wheels....where did you get them, if you don't mind my asking

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorheadmatt79 View Post
    Love those wheels....where did you get them, if you don't mind my asking
    They're GMade Junfac metal beadlocks. Similar to these:

    http://store.rc4wd.com/19-VR01-Beadl...e-_p_2368.html

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    Great looking truck, I really like the colour.

    I've got those same wheels in silver coming my way, I was thinking on putting some Dirt grabber tires on them too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NVFOCUS View Post
    Great looking truck, I really like the colour.

    I've got those same wheels in silver coming my way, I was thinking on putting some Dirt grabber tires on them too.
    Thanks, glad you like.

    Took it out for a shakedown run today at Headquake Park for Dogs. It's a great little performer. Tons better than I thought it would be. Did better than a lot of others I've driven before. Which spells disaster for my hopes to come in last. DARN IT. The 15T motor is horrendously loud. It sounded like I was vacuuming the woods for Headquake. The suspension is plush, has a lot of torque thanks to that transmission swap and turns like a champ. These Gmade tires actually do a good job of hooking up. I thought for sure I'd be swapping them out for the 1.55 Growlers, but I may not now. They're pretty good. This might be my favourite truck right now, no fooling.


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    Very nice. Bravo!

    The body work and paint look awesome. What do you use to reattach the bed when you bob it? Any tricks? I read about using cotton thread to cut the plastic.
    Last edited by 4LOW; 08-05-2013 at 09:54 PM.
    Team Driver for Race730

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    Dude that is so amazing! I wish I had the talent you have in your pinky lol.

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