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#1 MIDGET

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

Well I traded the tj for this little gem
It's a trail finder hilux, lead sprung front and rear with scale Toyota axles. 20t motor, CMS steering. Rc4wd tranny. Still need to finish assembly. Planning on having the bed doved and bobbed like my old first gen. Bed will get a cage. Linking the rear but leaving the front on leaf springs.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

This is what I'm going to copy
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

looks cool dude tj was sick but you can always build my flatfender or somthing else

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

That's sweet, true scale rig with the axles and everything.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:18 AM

This is gonna be good.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

Since my original Toyota was leaf sprung all the way around I'm going to leave this one that way for now. I'm working on designing a link bracket system for this axle and chassi since no one makes them. I think I'm going to run the same tires I did in the tj with the 3 piece black steel wheels. Should be really close to scale.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

Should be a fun project.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:39 PM

Well I made some progress today, got the grille, glued in and lifted the body up enough to clear the flatirons, mounted the bed.
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Then had to take it out for some snow wheelin.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

I wanna see some pics of the mini birfs!

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

Apparently they are just normal ujoint axles. I was bummed when I tore it apart.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

I took a video but don't know how to post it from Facebook to here

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

Started work on the front bumper
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

says trail gear all over it

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:23 PM

View PostTodd T., on 28 January 2013 - 08:20 PM, said:

says trail gear all over it

No it doesn't, this is way nicer than a trailmart bumper! Lol

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:05 PM

dont make fun of trailmart thats were phantoms truck was built

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:10 PM

Almos done, a little more grinding and some filler primer.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

trailgear bumper is lookin good

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

Gonna use the tig welder to build this truck, have to re-learn how to weld little stuff but it'll make a way cleaner weld with very minimal grinding

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

That bumper design is sick. :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

View Postdirtster, on 29 January 2013 - 05:26 PM, said:

That bumper design is sick. :thumbsup:

Thank you sir

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:22 PM

Bumper Looks good. You going to keep this one?

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

View Postnickb, on 29 January 2013 - 06:22 PM, said:

Bumper Looks good. You going to keep this one?

Probably not lol I never keep anything.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

Rock slider...
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

ur boots are so little lol

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

Got the drivers side mounted and welded.
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