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#1 jevries

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:34 AM

I'm a dedicated builder of working lowrider models since the early '90's and I went from constructing line controled models to advanced radio controled creations.
This is one of my latest projects I'm currently working on the 80's Revell Cadillac Fleetwood turned into a working radio controled lowrider model.
It's far from finished but the basic setup works and only needs some final adjustments. I have a couple of more tricks that I want to incorporate into this model that I will show later on.

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The rear axle consists of two pager motors with a planetary gearhead that makes the car roll back and forth.
The slingshot keeps the rear axle in place when the car goes side to side or three wheel motion.

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The front has a slider setup that makes the wheels go up and down. The A-arms just move along.

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Here's the model with all the working parts installed and hooked up to a 8 channel receiver. It moves very well and since
all the features are proportional you can adjust the up and down speeds.

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Still lot's of work to be done like working head lights, blinkers, etc. The wheels I casted using the original Aoshima
wire wheels and still need to be chromed. The tires are downsized Pegasus 5.20's casted in urethane rubber.
When it's finished it will be one of the best creations I did so far.

For more info on my work and video of this model you can check my blog or website. BLOG

Thanks for looking! :P

#2 sjordan2

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 10:12 AM

1. I can't believe you've accomplished all this in 1/24.
2. Where on earth did the driver come from?
3. The choreography with the music on the video is way cool. Don't know the band - did you sync your video edit to the music or is this custom post-scored music?

Kudos. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Edited by sjordan2, 17 March 2010 - 11:28 AM.


#3 Sixties Sam

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 03:10 PM

That is simply amazing! Great model, and I like the video! I'm eager to see it finished.

#4 jevries

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:12 PM

Thanks guys!

The driver is one of a set that comes as Locster riders:

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They look cool but it's hard to make em fit right but you can use needles to improve that.

The music is done by a friend of mine and I always try to blend the images with the music to get the right feel.


Here's the link to the video:
Caddy Video

#5 Railfreak78

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 09:26 PM

:lol: :P :o :o :o :o :o :o WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! I gotta say cool diver too my guess was LIl' Homies ;)

#6 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 02:56 AM

Very cool, man. I really enjoyed it.

#7 jevries

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 03:52 AM

Thanks for your comments! ;) :blink:

#8 charlie8575

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 04:21 AM

Very good workmanship on all counts.

Charlie Larkin

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 08:42 PM

cool bee. if yer interested, i got 2 homies, un opened. 90.00 ea.

#10 Brokentail58

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 07:06 AM

nice work, brings back some memories.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 07:33 AM

I'm not that big into lowriders, but this is just too COOL! I loved the video with it in action. I'd like to see more of the beddancing truck on your blog, too!

#12 Joe Handley

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 09:11 AM

I've been wondering how you drove those cars ever since seeing the first one on YouTube. Are you still using a FM Radio or have you switched to the newer 2.4ghz radios?

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 06:46 PM

all i can say is AMAZING

#14 ian ashton

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 05:33 AM

Wow! That's an awesome build! When I was a kid I had a blast building working lowriders with Hoppin Hydros and Pegasus parts, but I never did anything that cool!