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Rummy's Yota Truggy - 10.30.2008, 04:53 PM

I've been in and out of crawling and have recently been bit by the bug again. Had to slap a truck together to run in a comp a few weeks ago. So put together this truck. Didn't have the tube bed done yet so used a normal bed to be comp legal.

Bruiser's First Run



After the comp I tore it down and started building what I wanted in the first place. First I ditched the original bruiser cab since I knew I'd be beating on this truck and started work with a hilux cab.

Did some trimming up front to make room for the new bumper.



Been hacking away at some styrene for a while now. Since it's gonna be a truggy you'll be able to see the back of the cab. Thought I'd put some detail into it. Used a photo I found online of a 1:1 and just mimicked that.



Set in place to see what it looks like. I'll smooth it out all out after the panel is attached to the cab.



I was pretty pleased with the leaf springs in the comp. I needed a bit more to keep it stable though. So I decided to try a 3/4 elliptical setup. Seems like it could work out pretty good. Time and tuning will tell. I used a single bruiser spring up top. Only weight on the truck in this photo is the cab and tranny. Wheels aren't weighted.





Took a few minutes to mount the fair lead



Just got done making a drop down tranny plate out of 1/8" ABS.
   
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01.14.2010, 02:23 PM

Any updates Nick? I like these builds, as they are actual "builds" not just "assemblies"!
   
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01.14.2010, 02:44 PM

Wow this is an old one. Actually A LOT has changed with this truck, including that it was sold

I can give you the cliff notes of the life as I owned it though!

Here's the ABS transmission plate that was made



Fabbed a new front bumper out of a solid black plastic. Added D-rings, a modded 645 servo for a winch and a winch fairlead.





Did lots of body work. Filled holes with bondo, smoother out where logos were. Detailed the grill.





Started on a tubed bed





Adding more in next post............
   
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01.14.2010, 02:49 PM

Fabbed the bed out of styrene and put diamond plate styrene on top of that



Lipo hidden under the belly



Bed mount for faux propane tanks



Added custom beadlocks and flat iron tires



Added some details to the bed



Gotta have air on the trail!



Then I decided to take the truck in a new path. We started doing team competitions in our local crawling group. So the trucks had to perform well. We were allowed to use winching also so I started a little redesign to help performance.

More on next reply........
   
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01.14.2010, 02:53 PM

Decided to go with a flat bed.



Added some tie down channels on the side and a fairlead on the back for the rear mounted winch



Mounted the rear winch under the bed. Swapped over to a small 3S 1300mah lipo that fit up front under the hood.





Painted the bed and sealed the balsa



Got the cab painted and added a snorkel



Added window channels to the rear and made some windows out of .030 clear PETG







   
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01.14.2010, 02:56 PM

Here's video of it in action just on a little trail run. I don't have much video of it actually.......

Yota Trail Run
   
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01.14.2010, 05:24 PM

Sweet, I really like your rear suspension setup, very innovative. Also the vid was cool, you have a nice crawling area there. Wish I had something here like that!
   
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01.14.2010, 07:38 PM

Do like these scale builds- attention to detail gives it a whole load of character that a normal MT & whatnot just doesnt quite have...
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01.14.2010, 08:52 PM

Great video ! Love the scale stuff !


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01.14.2010, 09:00 PM

im glad link brought this up i missed this build, top notch man i love the fabrications


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01.15.2010, 12:28 AM

Nick does some nice work, that is for sure!
   
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