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I got this kit a couple years ago off eBay strictly for the Ground Hawg tires to swap onto a Jeep CJ the represented my 1:1. The jeep still sits, but this one's done... Go figure.

Built box stock other than a set of Super Swampers from the LHS, parts box grill guard and spare tire carrier. The color is "Grabber Green" engine enamel that was originally used on the CJ's engine. Super light coats came out looking better than expected. The lowers were painted flat black reminiscent of the Macho Power Wagons of the era. A wire CB antenna and coiled CB mike cord pretty much finished it off.

Enjoy!

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I got this kit a couple years ago off eBay strictly for the Ground Hawg tires to swap onto a Jeep CJ the represented my 1:1. The jeep still sits, but this one's done... Go figure.

Built box stock other than a set of Super Swampers from the LHS, parts box grill guard and spare tire carrier. The color is "Grabber Green" engine enamel that was originally used on the CJ's engine. Super light coats came out looking better than expected. The lowers were painted flat black reminiscent of the Macho Power Wagons of the era. A wire CB antenna and coiled CB mike cord pretty much finished it off.

Enjoy!

That's really nice i like the CB best.

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Nice job !!! To me I think it needs a little more engine detail under the hood. Other than that it looks really good, and I love the CB wire, how did you make that or did you get it from a kit ?

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Very cool build. It looks right at home with the terrain in the background. I've had this kit for years sitting on the shelf and every once in a while I take it out and brainstorm what I'd do with it. Then I put it back away. One of these days it will be done.

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Thanks for the compliments. The pics were taken on my back porch on a folding table. I had taken some pics of a LA Sheriff's Bronco last week and it was covered in snow. I was hoping for the same effect today, but this balmy weather here in Omaha has somewhat melted it. Surprising what a little forced perspective can do!

This one was by no means going to be a show build. I really had never planned on doing any detailing to it at all... The CB cord was a piece of thin hobby wire clamped in a forceps and wrapped around a mini drill bit. A little dab of superglue and voila! Made a good CB antenna as well, although it's not real straight. Kinda looks like it's been out in the woods and caught in a tree branch or two.

I debated on the smaller spare tire as well, but I've been out trail riding and mudding enough to know that any spare tire is better than none at all. One of those cases of "You might be a redneck."

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Chris your build looks great.I think the two tone paint is a nice look and the grill guard looks sharp.It's definitely good to see a 4x4,they seem to be few and far between.Thanks

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This looks GREAT! The paint does remind me of the old Power Wagons and such. Makes me want to build the truck from Simon and Simon.

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Nice looking build!

Now that I think of it, that body would be pretty neat on that new Losi Micro Crawler!

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I would love to find this kit. I built the 1 out of the "gone fishin" set awhile back but I have no idea where it has gone..

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Looks like a wonderful kit, and you've done justice to it. Love the colors. Nice model. Congrats.

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I raided a lot of the high roller kits for the suspension and tires too. I still have the chevy pickup but have to refurbish it. glad you decided to build the ramcharger it looks great!

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looks good i like the color combination on it. I need to find a couple more parts so i can start on mine

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