RC4WD/GCM Skeleton J2 FJ Cruiser
My Skeleton kit arrived last night. I had an hour to spare tonight and got it put together. It's a really nice kit, with a ton of adjustability built in. Nice and solid, with some very smart additions.
The kit comes packaged in GCM's usual organized packets.
Cool sticker! I wonder which talented dude made that...
The kit is all black anodized aluminum. Very trick. If you have any difficulty putting the kit together, I recommend watching GCM's Youtube videos. Really helps with assembly.
And here it is, all put together with the D35's underneath. Note: To use RC4WD axles, you will need to purchase the K44/D35/YotaII 4 link truss kits.
Very briefly, this was a Jeep.
I came to my senses and went with what I know.
I feel much better now.
For fun, I decided to make my own fender flares out of blue/green kneadatite. Very cool stuff, moulds nicely and maintains some flexibility.
Once painted and detailed, they look pretty good.
Very cool flares.
I like how you show the versatility of the chassis...
Nice work. Ya versatility in a kit is a real bonus. When the novelty of one body wears off it's nice to swap over to something else for a new look without forking out $$$ for a whole new RC chassis kit.
RC4WD/GCM Skeleton J2 FJ Cruiser
It's a pretty great chassis, I've got more comments below.
Originally Posted by Rckcrwlr
You can say that again!
Originally Posted by 4LOW
Skeleton kit is something else. Great balance, rigidity, strength, and versatility. It did great on all manners of terrain. If you can get one, and you want to build a truck in this wheelbase, there's not much better out there. Headquake was kind enough to setup an 80 gate course through the park, and despite one roll, caused by a driver error the truck made it through with flying colours. I didn't use the RC4WD Warn winch today, but I will say that it's very strong, and super easy to operate. These D35 axles rule by the way. Nice and beefy, and come with XVD's right out of the package. Very happy with the complete package.
Sadly, I don't think I'll be doing a video of this guy, it's time to finish the FJ!
Last edited by imthatguy; 06-28-2014 at 09:52 PM.
Reason: added comments
Looks excellent. Love how the tires don't stick out. Nice work too with the Kneadatite. That looks like some fun stuff to play with.
Huh, I forgot to update this thread.
It's a lot less a Jeep and a lot more an FJ again.
Most of the electrics are in now too. I always wanted to do a build with angel rings.
But, they look kinda sucky with the stock headlight surrounds.
Top tip, with nearly no modifications, Tamiya Hilux headlights fit a treat and look infinitely better.
Bits and pieces is all that's left. Oh, and a bumper.
Lookin' good for sure! Keep it coming.
Looking great! I do have one question as I have a Nikko FJ coming in. Is this the Nikko FJ? And if it Is, what wheelbase does it have? Thanks
Love how it's looking!! Did you custom make the interior as well?
Looks Great !!! Ive always wanted to build an fj. After seeing your great work. Anything I build would be a letdown...lol
Thanks very much. Pardonmyn00b offers an interior kit for sale. It comes with dash, centre console and a steering wheel.
Originally Posted by ScaleAK
How will you know until you try? Give it a go, you might surprise yourself.
Originally Posted by Raceaholic
An outside shot. I haven't actually driven it yet, because I didn't want to get it dirty. I suck at this.
I am anxious to see how this chassis stacks up against the short wheelbase chassis from RC4WD.
Your FJ looks great! I showed it to a couple guys at work and they thought it was real for a second! Mission accomplished lol