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#1 gray07

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 09:30 PM

Would anybody be interested in a mini truck build, they could be new kits or started trucks, of ones that you bought to redo. They can be any year, lowered, lifted, prostreet, tuner, custom, ect. anyway you want to build it or anysize, like 1/48,1/32 and up. Heres a list of trucks that i know of, if you know of any other let me know and i will post it. No end date.
ford rangers
ford couriers
toyotas
s10
gmc version
sonomas
nissan
dakotas
s10 bazers
samurias
cherokees
any other small trucks and suvs that i have forgot, no fullsize.
Ok let me know if you want to be involved in this, we will start this, Dec.26 and no end date, Only rule, just post build pictures and have fun.
Heres a list of people so far.....
Darrin----nissan 4x4
Grimreaper----
Airfilter-----
Diymirage----Datsun
Bandit1----nissan longbed
Timc----
Slammd454ss----1/20 ranger
Jared Roach-----S10

Edited by gray07, 17 January 2012 - 10:20 AM.


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Posted 17 December 2011 - 04:25 AM

If I can find the rest of what I need I would definatly be in this.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 05:19 AM

No end date.


Sounds good, I like it. Please count me.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 05:37 AM

i have a nissan truck that came with the of road adventure kit
im thinking it would qualify ?

i have a few more pojects i want to finish first but lets go ahead and write me down as pending ;)

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:24 AM

Count me in! :rolleyes: ... im going to attempt my truck that im going to buy anyways!....now where can i find the resin ext cab conversion cab?...mmmmmmm :huh:

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 06:20 PM

I need help with this, ive never started something like this, do you want to start after christmas or maybe after new years. Let me know.
This will be my build
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 07:03 PM

Let me know when the start date is. I got a few prospects for somethin like this.bigtim

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:17 AM

added start date

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 02:51 PM

thought i'd share a shot of the kit i'll be building
(on second thought it is not a nissan, its a datsun, oh well, po-teh-to po-ta-to)

here is a shot of the kit the truck came from

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(wont be building the bikes anytime soon)

i had a shot of the rims i got from a jeep kit (will be using the kit tires) aswell as the engine but they seemed to disapeared
the kit came with a 350 which i will be saving in case i ever build a boat (would make a great anchor)
this truck will actually have a 440 from the partsbox with the 727 tranny (i think)

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:58 PM

Cool

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 01:39 AM

found the engine and rim pics

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still havent decided on the rims fully yet
the kit comes with some nice turbine like rollers but they are not chromed
im thinking if there are any other parts that need to be allcladded i will use those rims
if there arent ill use the jeep rims

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 07:58 AM

I will post pics later today of what I have in mind for this.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 12:09 PM

I'll jump in with my squarebody 1/20 ranger build.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 01:48 PM

thought i'd share a shot of the kit i'll be building
(on second thought it is not a nissan, its a datsun, oh well, po-teh-to po-ta-to)

here is a shot of the kit the truck came from

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(wont be building the bikes anytime soon)

i had a shot of the rims i got from a jeep kit (will be using the kit tires) aswell as the engine but they seemed to disapeared
the kit came with a 350 which i will be saving in case i ever build a boat (would make a great anchor)
this truck will actually have a 440 from the partsbox with the 727 tranny (i think)

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Any chance you want to part with the trailer and bikes ?

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 02:01 PM

ill get pics up in a day or so after all this turkey wears off! :lol:

ill be working on an nissan longbed p/u aoshima ...its blue on the box

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 04:36 AM

Any chance you want to part with the trailer and bikes ?


nope
i may be able to let go of the trailer (i hate seeing bikes get trailered, in my opinion anytime a vehicle can't make it to where its going to do what is gonna do its not desinged right...which is why my dirtbike is plated) IF i can get a larger bed on the truck where both bikes fit into

i do have a single bike trailer form a different kit which i started but never finished
i may be persuaded to trade that off but that still leaves you without the bikes



on a side note, one of our resin casters should really step up and fill the gap for 1/25th motorcycles/dirtbikes

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 07:39 AM

well, i got started today and wouldnt you know it, on day 1 of this simple build everything escalated and it is no longer simple

i found a bed that is long enough to fit a dirtbike (eliminating the need for the trailer) but in order for it to fit massive surgery will be required
the first thing i had to do is find out where the bed will fit on the frame in order to get the wheels centered in the wheel wells
i measured it several times and still ended up eyeballing it
oh well
i put 2 peices of styrene rod underneath the new (ford) bed in order to get this part right
(the stock bed has square crossmember in the same place that are used to attach the bed to the frame)

i also glued a peice of tree in the frame to ensure it will be stay square once i cut it
i will need to extend the frame out maybe 2 scale feet in order for the bed to fit
i will need to extend the driveshaft by the same amount AND widen the rear end (or replace it) so that the rear wheels sit flush with the fender


i know i got the bed in on a trade but have no cleu where it came from
(almost thinking it may be 1/20)

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 11:50 AM

ok ill get pics up after i get the chassie wrapped up ....but i got the chassie all painted minus a few parts im trying to decide what to do with?...mainly exhaust, fuel tank, shocks, and crossmember that is halfway painted so far....

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:01 PM

My 1/20 scale ranger has been modified out of an s10. I added sheet styrene to the upper body lines to give the more ranger type styling. Just shaved the tails last weekend. Built the grille and hood. Added an explorer bumper.. s10 frame with backhalf built from parts trees that I didn't modify to get the look. Explorer v6 wired and ready to be plumbed..
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Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:11 PM

nope
on a side note, one of our resin casters should really step up and fill the gap for 1/25th motorcycles/dirtbikes



thanks for the reply figured that would be the case but had to ask anyway,I agree and wish someone would start doing the small orvs,dirtbikes,minis,gokarts,odysseys,quads,sleds,etc I think theres a good market for it