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#41 hjracing

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:35 AM

Hello RodneyBad. This Jeep have the same chasis and axles as the Tom Rider model? The Tom Rider have some very inacurated runing gear.



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:02 AM

Hello RodneyBad. This Jeep have the same chasis and axles as the Tom Rider model? The Tom Rider have some very inacurated runing gear.

 

Jose,

 

This is the exact same kit as the Tomb Raider kit which had a die-cast body.



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:54 AM

For all of the Jeep modelers out there this kit is very exciting. It is a nice representation of the TJ series and will be the start of many different Jeep builds. I think the tires will end up on a lot of other builds. I have done the TR kit with the metal body and the all plastic kit will e much easier to modify. I foresee a lot of Hemi swaps which is happening in the 1:1 world as well. Here is one I did of the metal kit.
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:27 AM

What does the front axle look like in the jeep kit? I need a decent replica of a dana 20 for a conversion that's been in the works WAAYYYY too long............ :P

 

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:41 AM

Wow Dan!  Your MP Jeep is really cool.   You could even take it to IPMS shows!



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:27 PM

:o

I got the motor (Revell Prowler V-6) for it but looking for the Right Trans

If it was 1/24, I'd have that issue and many others already figured out.. :(

Mmmm, I got an Extra Revell Syclone laying around..

That could solve a lot of issues..  :D

Rodney, if you part out that Revell Syclone, I'm looking for a complete body unpainted or glued as long as it's the white plastic version. I have plenty of the black ones. Please let me know!



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:37 PM

The front axle is shown at the bottom of the picture that Chad posted. It is a decent representation, has the steering and lower control arms molded on.
The MP Jeep is just a quick respray, change of tires and some small added details.
The TR TJ family:
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Edited by heepey, 24 May 2013 - 02:40 PM.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:59 PM

Chassis is alright for a DieCast but for a model.. it just aint right..

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My Parts Syclone is the First Syclone. the Black one. 

 

I just may build one OOB since I got my second one today. ;)

$24 and free shipping.

 

Dang! I wish this was 1/24 scale..


Edited by RodneyBad, 24 May 2013 - 07:02 PM.


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Posted 25 May 2013 - 07:51 PM

Been waiting for this one!  :D

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:01 PM

We got a few of those at work, I was happy to see it's now styrene!

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:11 PM

I'll need to buy two, so I can make a 4 door Rubicon!  :)



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:34 AM

I'll need to buy two, so I can make a 4 door Rubicon!  :)

This kit is of the generation before the 4dr model came out.



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:51 PM

American Expedition Vehicles I believe had a 4 door kit for the TJ a few years ago.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:15 PM

American Expedition Vehicles I believe had a 4 door kit for the TJ a few years ago.

 

AEV also had a 2-door Scrambler conversion kit called the "Brute".



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:01 PM

the wheels ruined the kit first thing i did was throw out the crappy beadlocks i swapped them for some ANMT Nascar COT wheels

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:07 PM

Since R2 is bringing the AMT Pacer back out, it should be possible to convert the 258 I-6 in that into a 4.0l I-6 or even cut that down into the Jeep 2.5l OHV I-4 (which is a chopped down 258 ;) ) then one of the milder Torqueflight 3 speed autos (I think it's the 904) for an automatic equipped TJ or a 700r4 if you're modeling a modded TJ. I'm not sure where to go for the 5 and 6 speed manuals as I can't remember which ones they used, but I think they might have been the AX-15 and NV4600.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:30 AM

Since R2 is bringing the AMT Pacer back out, it should be possible to convert the 258 I-6 in that into a 4.0l I-6 or even cut that down into the Jeep 2.5l OHV I-4 (which is a chopped down 258 ;) ) then one of the milder Torqueflight 3 speed autos (I think it's the 904) for an automatic equipped TJ or a 700r4 if you're modeling a modded TJ. I'm not sure where to go for the 5 and 6 speed manuals as I can't remember which ones they used, but I think they might have been the AX-15 and NV4600.

 

Agreed...

 

I've got the external 4.0L parts (intake/exhaust manifold and injection setup) from the Tamiya YJ kit (they are nicely done, the block & trans, not so much).

 

Now if someone (a caster) would like to put together a package including the 258 from the Pacer and the top-end 4.0L parts, I'll donate the Tamiya stuff...



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 02:02 PM

I mentioned it elsewhere, but you could use the 5-speed out of the AMT C1500 kits, since they're close to what was offered in the Wranglers.



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Posted 14 February 2015 - 12:17 PM

A few pics of the wheels and tires, the latter of which are quite nice IMHO. The O.D. is about half-way between the two MPC Formula Desert Dog PCV tires:

 

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 05:04 PM

A few pics of the wheels and tires, the latter of which are quite nice IMHO. The O.D. is about half-way between the two MPC Formula Desert Dog PCV tires:

 

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Casey,

 I'm not a big fan of beadlocks, so I sanded them flat. I plan to cover the sanded area of them with Bare Metal Foil. They will go on my fire-rescue version of the Rubicon. It will feature some unique modifications. Look for it soon in the "On the Workbench" section.

 

 

David