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#1 BMW Fanboi

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 04:19 PM

well... i've spend all my free time on this build. The model kit I'm using is a 1/24 Toyota Land Cruiser 80 series made by Tamiya. So far, I've got both axles mounted, but still need some improvement. Now I'll let the pics speak for themself.
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questions, comments, all welcome :lol:

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 04:16 PM

Update: Now the rear end have 4 links suspension set up. Trimmed up the engine bay and installed the servo, still need to mount the upper links on the front axle.
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Posted 11 December 2010 - 04:30 PM

Awesome Idea.
The work is looking really good.
That is a different set of tires than what came on mine.
I like those tires too.

MMMmmmmm
I Love it...
And to think I almost give away my Micro crawler..

Be watching, Alot. :lol:

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 04:39 PM

thanks glad to see someone is enjoying it :lol: i love the whole Hilux artic truck look

as of now im working on the engine, here's a teaser pic
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Posted 11 December 2010 - 05:06 PM

I was stuffing a Fujimi Suzuki sidekick body on one but I like your
idea better.
Gonna have to run out to a LHS and find those tires your using too.

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 05:13 PM

wow sounds cool, i mite have to see if i can find that thread if you posted it.

and just found the box i got the rims in so i got the name they are RC4WD Rok Lox not so sure im going to use them on the fished product, if the hub was just a bit smaller they'd be perfect

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 06:03 PM

thanks, and yea, the suspension is very soft and great for crawling :lol:

btw, i just checked ebay and i could have abother LMC for $85 with shipping. lol its really tempting but i wish they were a bit faster and 3 mite be a bit much lol

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 09:15 PM

Thanks for the info.
Dang, some spendy tires and that is just for 2 with out wheels?? :blink: ??????

I think I might have a extra winch bumper for a LandCruizer.
Hardest part is finding it B) :lol: :unsure:

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 02:03 PM

no prob, glad i could help, and yea they are a bit pricey, but they are very grippy.

Update: Started to build the engine.
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 05:02 PM

This is very cool, I can't wait to see it complete. I know what I want for my birthday now.