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  • My 1946 Dodge Power Wagon

    The ten pictures under all this text should follow the text in order. Couldn't figure out how to post multiple pictures with corresponding text above or below each picture in the new Web Site.

    This is the Pro-Line 1946 Dodge Power Wagon body on an Axial SCX10.2 chassis (Hondo RTR). My forrestry truck is driven by Ranger Bill with his navigator Rusty. That small grey box on the driver's running board opens up and contains a functional 3 foot tow rope and working block and tackle equipment for the winch.

    Picture 1

    Truck has a Bruiser/Mountaineer full interior. The interior is mounted to the chassis and not the body. Rubber side mirrors, yellow turn signal lights, and locking front hubs were added.

    Picture 2

    A RC4WD front bumper and winch with 6' of line were added. The headlights are from the extra parts that come with the Hondo RTR. The narrow bumper doesn't block the front tires from climbing over "tall" stuff directly in front of them. The front of this truck is awesome.

    Picture 3

    Tail lights, a fender mounted license plate, exhaust pipe, bed eye-bolts, and tailgate chains were added. The tail lights are from the extra parts that come with the Hondo RTR.

    Picture 4

    A gas filler pipe was installed. The rear bumper is a TF2 front plastic bumper with the holes filled in and tow shackles added. The bumper is attached to the body so the tow shackles are not very functional.

    Picture 5

    A wood box was placed in the bed to hide that distracting large "bump". It's made from balsa wood and hollow inside so it doesn't impact the CG much.

    Picture 6

    The body is held in place with four magnets and all accessories are secured except for the boots in the white bucket. I didn't secure the boots as my goal is to drive without having them fall out.

    Picture 7

    This is a nice running truck (typical Axial performance). It's much quieter compared to my TF2. The windows could be a lot more like glass so you can see the interior.

    Picture 8

    Here's a look with the body removed. Note the interior is held in place with the front body mounting posts. The magnets that secure the body front are mounted to the plastic plate holding the interior.

    Picture 9

    This is the chassis without the interior installed. The two batteries are wired in parallel. The truck can run on either battery or both batteries. For a lighter truck and better weight distribution the front battery can be removed. Since I prefer a heavier truck and like longer run times, I use both batteries. That loose red connector behind the steering servo is for the LED lights. A cross member is mounted on the rear posts with two magnets to secure the rear of the body. Black side panels were added to the chassis under the bed to prevent seeing completely under the pickup bed.

    Picture 10

    Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Happy trails to all.

  • #2
    I really like everything except for the Tamiya connectors and butt splices.



    • #3
      Rod, thanks for the comment. I will upgrade the wiring if I move to LiPo batteries. For now, I am enjoying the truck.