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#1 Moparkid13

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:13 PM

Well I was startin to get burned out on the barracuda so figured I would pack it up for a while and start on somethin new and try to stick as close to box stock as I can. I tried to do a mockup but I'm really tired tonight.. The tires that come with it are like work truck tires so I dug some low pros outta the parts box to make it look more like a viper truck, and I'm also gonna try to get it to sit as low as possible to get that viper stance. I really wish I could find a 1st gen viper style hood for it... but here is the mockup....


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Posted 27 October 2011 - 01:48 AM

Looking good so far . . .

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 07:03 PM

Does anyone know where some resin hoods are for this? I would really like a 1st gen viper style but I've searched and I can't find any at all

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 05:56 PM

I still cant find a hood but I swear it seems like I've seen it. If anyone knows please let me know

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 06:57 PM

Great start.
I wish they need mold the bed to the cab.
It would make it a much better kit.

I think it needs bigger wheels tho, those wheelwells are soo big looking.

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 07:17 PM

Great start.
I wish they need mold the bed to the cab.
It would make it a much better kit.

I think it needs bigger wheels tho, those wheelwells are soo big looking.


True about the bed being molded seperate, but as far as bigger wheels and tires goes... the way I see it is its a sports truck with a 400 hp v10 engine all big wheels and tires would do is slow it down and give it loose handling....

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:48 PM

I got some more engine and suspension parts painted tonight. I'm really tired so i guess ima go to bed and pick back up on it tomorrow since im off work.. I still havent found a hood if anyone has any ideas please lmk.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 09:52 PM

I got the engine together and the chassis painted and prepping the body I'll try to get some pics up in the next day or two

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 07:09 AM

Ok Ok I've put some thought into the wheels and I would probably go with a 19 or at the most a 20 but I just cant afford it right now.. So for now Ima go with what I have and I just may get some later. If I did I really like the aoshima Werfen.. I cant find the VIP Dave all it brings up is full kits.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 08:50 AM

i should be able to make this hood i got both kits the viper and the ram

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 07:32 PM

VIP is just a series of wheels that Aoshima offers, i think the Werfen is part of that series but it may not be. some of those in the series are 18's and most of the recent ones are 20's. i used the Varianza on my VTS build and i think size wise they were right on.

Oh do u have any kind of thread on this if not you should post pics.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 07:35 PM

Ok I took some picture with different wheel options tonight....

The box stock wheels with the stock tires in the rear and low pros up front I dont know if I like this or not..

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 07:39 PM

Or a set of fujimi wheels I got a while back...

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And just to make you big wheels guys happy... These came out of the uptown charger kit

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I'm definitely not gonna use the big wheels on this build cuz I want it to set low and that impossible with these I would have to lift it. But it does look cool and i may use them on another one if i were to get one
Also there is the low pro all around with box stock wheel option.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:18 PM

Oh also I almost forgot.. heres the engine pics


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Posted 05 November 2011 - 07:49 PM

Ok I've decided to go with the fujimi wheels but I have no idea how to use them. Has anybody else ever used these? If so please explain how

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 06:27 AM

Anyone?

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:22 AM

Okay you're gonna have to be a little more clear on what problems you're having with the wheels. Trouble adapting them to the kit suspension or.................?

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:31 AM

Okay you're gonna have to be a little more clear on what problems you're having with the wheels. Trouble adapting them to the kit suspension or.................?

exactly rob do you have to somehow put the 2mm bar in to make them work or wat and if so how would i do that on the front?

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:20 AM

G'day mate... Firstly here's what you're gonna have to do to get the Fujimi wheels to fit the truck's axle/spindles...
Make axle/spindles larger, to fit firmly inside the rear of the wheels. You can do this with larger diameter styrene rod, just see what you've got at your disposal or purchase some styrene rod, that fits over axle/spindles? Then just cut length to what you need to fit, that give's the stance you want? Start with a longer than needed piece & trim down until it all fits the way you want?
As far as getting a different hood, Viper-style, for the Ram.... Have you seen the Dodge Sidewinder kit? This kit is a heavily modified version of the Ram and you could modify the hood to fit the Ram... If you have the skill??
PS: you'll need the make the disc-brake holes, that fit over the axle/spindles, larger, obviously 
PS2: I have this kit & won't be using the wheels, which would fit the Ram with little or no mods... They're larger than the Fiji is & would go well with the Ram... If you want them let me know?
Cheers Cliffo 

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 05:07 PM

G'day mate... Firstly here's what you're gonna have to do to get the Fujimi wheels to fit the truck's axle/spindles...
Make axle/spindles larger, to fit firmly inside the rear of the wheels. You can do this with larger diameter styrene rod, just see what you've got at your disposal or purchase some styrene rod, that fits over axle/spindles? Then just cut length to what you need to fit, that give's the stance you want? Start with a longer than needed piece & trim down until it all fits the way you want?
As far as getting a different hood, Viper-style, for the Ram.... Have you seen the Dodge Sidewinder kit? This kit is a heavily modified version of the Ram and you could modify the hood to fit the Ram... If you have the skill??
PS: you'll need the make the disc-brake holes, that fit over the axle/spindles, larger, obviously 
PS2: I have this kit & won't be using the wheels, which would fit the Ram with little or no mods... They're larger than the Fiji is & would go well with the Ram... If you want them let me know?
Cheers Cliffo 

Definitely interested in the sidewinder wheels... The fujimi wheels have inserts to put in them that are made for a 2mm bar, I read. I Know how I would do the rear I just dont know how I would do the front..