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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) Old Busted Hotness is offline
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      Started: 11-29-10 Build Revisions: Never  
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      After taking the summer off, I decided to get active again now that the snow's coming down. I've almost run out of things to build, so this time it's going to be an extreme-performance rig, with (of course) a heavy emphasis on scale appearance.

      So what's an extrme performance rig? Think King of the Hammers or Top Truck Challenge. Lots of tube work, big tires, big power, built tough cause this thing is gonna get seven kinds of **** beat out of it.

      I started by ordering an Axial Honcho kit with a few upgrade parts, then went scrounging through the Hall of Derelicts for the parts to complete the build.

      The kit hasn't got here yet, so I figured I'd get busy with the body. I found an old Blackfoot body (old like 1984 vintage) and got out the old Dremel Back at it! With another truggy .



      No love for the vintage parts here! Made a couple pie cuts in the hood and pinched the nose.



      Cut the chrome headlights out, and added lenses and buckets from the Tamiya Back at it! With another truggy Wrangler kit. These will light up.



      An old set of beadlock slot mags get some brake drums (Monster big-can caps) and blued discs (old Pro-Line buggy wheels). I've got some Big Deuce backing plates that I'll add to the rear axle. I'd like to add calipers to the front, but they'd probably break off.

      You can also see one of the wedges I took out of the hood, at the top of the pic.



      Started on the interior. Trying to keep it simple and strong, so the floorpan is all one piece, heated and bent. The bench seat will cover the transmission.



      Dashboard with 3D gauges



      Driver and passenger figures. They look like they don't get along....



      Rear cab wall and window



      Did I mention big tires? Pro-Line's new Super Swampers are officially licensed, exact replicas, and they stick like chewing gum to the cat.

      Not much more I can do now til the rest of the parts get here. The interior is screwed to the cab in six places, so it should be nice and strong. Lots of tube will protect it; I picked up 40 feet of brake line and a fresh cylinder of MAPP gas.

      Stay tuned!
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  1. 3.Star's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Glad to see more of your awesome work here again OBH.

    Cheers

    Michael
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  2. Back at it! With another truggy
    Lights!



    I'm using ribbon cable for the lights, to tidy up the inevitable mess.
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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  3. Back at it! With another truggy
    Hey Willy, look what I found out behind the fab shop!



    Dude, that's awesome! You found that by the dumpster?

    Dumpster? Nnnnnoooo.... it was in a little fenced-in area. But it was just sitting outside, ya know? So I took it.

    Dummy, that's where they keep their work in progress Back at it! With another truggy . Take it back, let 'em finish it, then steal it again.
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Busted Hotness View Post
    they stick like chewing gum to the cat.
    Stay tuned!
    I got a cat. I wonder if chewing gum will really stick to it...TOBY! Cm-here kitty kitty kitty.

    Looks like an awesome build again. I love the dash gauges!

    Mike
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    Feel free to look around. I have all of my projects on the website.
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    Thanks Mike

    Made a front bumper/winch mount using the SCX as a template. If the Honcho's CMS (chassis-mount servo) gets in the way, I'll deal with it.



    btw, all the metal in this build is regular 3/16 brake line. I'm waiting for somebody to do a dragster this way....
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    Did I mention a mess of wires? Making an attempt to hide the mess, so the Sidewinder (motor), BEC and Mamba25 (winch) are all stuffed into this tool box:





    Switches on top for winch-on and winch/dig selector. This way I can use my antique 3-channel radio.



    Added some bracing to the shock hoops, too.
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    Hit a snag with this build. The Ford body would need major hacking to clear the tires, and I wasn't digging the lobster-tail look.

    So I changed it:



    Froze my ass off this morning making a new cage to fit the Honcho body

    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    She's a runner!





    Taillights and reverse light



    This isn't just me being cheap (although there's some of that, too). I wanted more grunt in the steering, but I'm not a fan of digital servos. Had too many of 'em burn up (and yes I set my EPA's) but I've never killed a good old 645. So I ganged two of them together. Now even if one pukes I can still finish out the day.
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    Let's paint this sucker.



    Rust underneath...



    White on top...



    You didn't think I was going to use a sticker for the grille, did you? :D
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    Started adding the scale touches :D



    Backing plates



    Battery conceals the receiver. The vent tube is the antenna.
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    Styrene Back at it! With another truggy fuel cell:



    AN fittings:





    Installed. The filler cap is a semi-truck hubcap.



    Interior...



    And start of the dash.
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    Instrument cluster:



    Instrument cluster at night :D

    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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  13. Back at it! With another truggy
    Dash installed:



    Dash-cam :lol:



    Sticker surgery:

    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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  14. Back at it! With another truggy
    Whoo, I been working on this thing all day.

    I'm exhausted :D



    Yeah, I know you can buy these, but where's the fun in that?



    And like an idiot I left it outside...

    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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