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Dr. Kustom
2010.05.17, 08:47 PM
As many of you know that I bought a Losi micro rock crawler not too long ago, stock out of the box is fun, but tbh its not scale enough. So I ordered a Aoshima Toyota Hilux Double Cab to use it for a scaler project. The kit showed up today. I didn't waste any time, get started on it right away. So far, I have the front axle 90% mounted. I have did many model kit trucks conversion, but this is my first building a scaler, so if any of you have any tips, feel free to share it. Now its time for pics.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1371.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1373-1.jpg

Change the front axle shocks mounts.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1375-1.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1376-1.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1377.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1378.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1379.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1380.jpg

Chop off part of the front axle, so that the shock can move freely.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1381.jpg

!st attempt on the suspension setup.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1383.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.05.17, 08:49 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1384.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1382.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1385.jpg
Imo, this setup doesn't work too well, so I changed it up a little be, I'll get pics on that tomorrow.

This is how it sits now.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1386.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1387.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1388.jpg

Update: I like the stock tires that comes with the micro rock crawler, but they are not scale enough for me, so I went back to the Aoshima Super Swamper Tires. Also mounted some new rims.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1390.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1391.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1393.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1394.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.05.17, 08:49 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1397.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1396.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1399.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1400.jpg

The 1st red o-ring I used seems a little big, so I find some smaller ones, they looks much more scale.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1403.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1404.jpg

New tires, racing bucket seats.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1401.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1402.jpg

New suspension set up on front.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1405.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1406.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.05.17, 08:52 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1407.jpg
Update: Lowered the ride height a little, also moved the front axle forward, front suspension links mounted. (In the photos, there's no suspension shocks installed on the chassis)
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1411.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1423.jpg

This will be the ride height when its done.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1421.jpg

Stock front bumper, don't really like the look of it, so they got to go, I will be building a custom one in the future.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1413.jpg

Added front fender flares, and since the front axle is moved forward, I had to chop off a bit of the wheel well to clear up the tires from turning. (Fender flares are just a mock up)
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1424.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1425.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1426.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1427.jpg

Made room for the tranny to fit in.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1428.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.05.17, 08:53 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1429.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1430.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1431.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1432.jpg
Update: Was been busy recently, but I got back into it today, got the rear axle mounted on leaf springs.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1434.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1435.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1436.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1437.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1438.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1441.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.05.17, 08:54 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1445.jpg
Update: New improved leaf springs mounts. I'm using screws with large threads, and sand down the plate that hold the leaf springs in place, now when it flex, the leaf won't slip out anymore. Also, mounted up the rear shocks, started to work on the rear end, and made front body mounts, using 2 small screws to attach the body to the model chassis.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1446.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1448.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1449.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1450.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1452.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1453.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1456.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1457.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1458.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.05.17, 09:21 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1455.jpg
Update: New improved front suspension, servo mounted, but still need to extend the drive shaft to make it go. :nod:
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1434-1.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1435-1.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1436-1.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1438-1.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1439.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1441-1.jpg

Mock up of the battery and power switch.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1443.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1447.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.05.17, 09:25 PM
Update: Got the front drive shaft extended, and the old steering link broke, so I made a new one.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1448-1.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1449-1.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1451.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1458-1.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1459.jpg

Also started to plan out where the electric will be placed. I removed the power switch from the ESC case, and glued the power/motor wires under the case to make it looks cleaner.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1460.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1461.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1463.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1464.jpg

Cut up the rear seat.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1465.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.05.17, 09:26 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1466.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1467.jpg
I'm planning on making some camping accessories or some kind of cargo to hide the ESC.
Update: The ESC is now mounted and also removable.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1468.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1469.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1470.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1473.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1474.jpg

Got part of the chassis painted.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1475.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1476.jpg

Adding more details underneath the chassis.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1479.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.05.17, 09:28 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1480.jpg

Created a cover for the ESC.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1488.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1489.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1491.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1493.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1487.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1494.jpg
Update: Added black paint.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1548.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1547.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.05.17, 09:29 PM
Update: Got the grill painted yesterday, took it out for some outdoor pics. Also working on the truggy rear end.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1556.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1559.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1560.jpg
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http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1566.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1567.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1568.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1569.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1570.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.05.17, 09:30 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1571.jpg
Update: Got the bed painted! Also added some details at the bottom of the chassis.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1625.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1627.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1632.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1636.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1639.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1638.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1635.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1643.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP1644.jpg

color01
2010.05.17, 09:33 PM
Hot dang. :eek: It kinda looks awkward without the bed, but that was some quick progress you made on the truck. It nearly looks finished already. :eek:

herman
2010.05.18, 04:17 AM
diggity dog.... nice going... ditto on the bed issue... but heck, if it works it works... nice work... and thanks for sharing... :D

Dr. Kustom
2010.05.31, 08:55 PM
Hot dang. :eek: It kinda looks awkward without the bed, but that was some quick progress you made on the truck. It nearly looks finished already. :eek:
diggity dog.... nice going... ditto on the bed issue... but heck, if it works it works... nice work... and thanks for sharing...
Thanks guys, the only reason I switch from the stock bed to the truggy rear end is because with the stock bed, I have to use a shorter wheel base, with the truggy rear end, I can push the rear axle toward to the end of the chassis, and with that set up, I can get better climbing angles.


Update: Have been busy, and didn't have much time to work on this one, but I got some new stuff for her. I'm in the process of making the heavy duty front bumper and the high lift jack.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2035.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2037.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2038.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2034.jpg

And some videos of her running.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7nfdF1MD1U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEnnCJBAt5w

Dr. Kustom
2010.06.03, 08:10 PM
Update: Got some interior parts painted today.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P6030109.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P6030110.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P6030111.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P6030113-1.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P6030114-1.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P6030115-1.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.06.04, 08:53 PM
Update: Got more work done on the interior. Break up the grey interior with some matt black.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2052.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2055.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2059.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2060.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2061.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2066.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2064.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2070.jpg
Also painted the window trims matt black, but you can't hardly see it, door handles painted aluminum silver.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2073.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.06.06, 09:07 PM
Update: Got a Hi-Lift jack! :bigwink:
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2074.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2075.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.06.10, 10:10 AM
Update: Got the front bumper finished. Also added more stuff to the bed.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2010.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2012.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2013.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2015.jpg

akura2
2010.06.10, 01:06 PM
I would have liked to have seen it with the bed... but this IS a very interesting project... me likey... looks great

akura2
2010.06.10, 01:12 PM
What did you use for the leaf springs in the rear?


*edit....

HEY... I just noticed that there are no springs in the front.... Is this a full "droop" setup in the front?...

Dr. Kustom
2010.08.02, 01:50 PM
What did you use for the leaf springs in the rear?


*edit....

HEY... I just noticed that there are no springs in the front.... Is this a full "droop" setup in the front?...
The leaf springs are made out of coil from pull back toy car. The front suspension is locked.

Update: The Hilux is back from death! Have been doing some serious off-roading with this truck and the paint is getting a little scratches here and there, so I though why not gave it a new paint job? Also switch back to the stock LMC wheels to give it a higher clearance, but those wheels won't stay for long...

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2278.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2279.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2280.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2280.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2286.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2287.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2291.jpg

And the rims and tires that I will be getting. :D
http://gelandetruck.com/images/product/tires/roklox/rc4wd.com.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.08.04, 02:28 AM
Update: Added black trims.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2295.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2296.jpg
Comments are welcome!

Dr. Kustom
2010.08.04, 11:59 PM
Update: Deiced to take the axles apart and clean it up, so far I've only cleaned the front axle.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2298.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2299.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2303.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2304.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2305.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2306.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2307.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2308.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2309.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.08.04, 11:59 PM
After cleaned...
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2310.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2311.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2312.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2313.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2314.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2315.jpg

Front axle.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2318.jpg

Rear axle that still needed to be clean.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2317.jpg
Comments are Welcome!

Dr. Kustom
2010.08.05, 01:12 PM
Update: New shoes! Body have been clear coated! Added mud flaps!
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2294.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2295-1.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2299-1.jpg

Rear window trim.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2300-1.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2301.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2302.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2304-1.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2305-1.jpg
Comments are welcome!

monkey19
2010.08.06, 05:24 AM
I got to run this last night...it is LEGIT!!!

great job Dr. K!!

P.S. the mud flaps are a nice touch

color01
2010.08.06, 02:11 PM
He let you DRIVE it??? Now that's just not fair, lol...

Dr., any chance of tinting the windows a bit? I can find no other comment for this insanely awesome build.

Dr. Kustom
2010.08.07, 06:04 PM
Thanks Joe! Haha, yea I let him drove it...for like 2mins? lol. Anyway, I'm thinking of tinting the rear window a bit, not sure though.

Update: The rear seat is almost packed! Full of cargo!
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2317-1.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/IMGP2316.jpg
Comments are welcome!

Dr. Kustom
2010.08.14, 09:08 AM
Update: Outdoor pics and a short video!
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P8130167.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P8130169.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P8130170.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P8130171.jpg

Just a pic to show how soft those tires are.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P8130172.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P8130173.jpg

And a short video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCuZFn8O8fQ

Dr. Kustom
2010.08.16, 09:09 PM
Update: Painted turning signals and side mirrors.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P8160204.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P8160205.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P8160207.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P8160208.jpg

And some more pics of the rims and tires.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P8160193.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P8160194.jpg
Comments are welcome!

Scrapper
2010.08.27, 03:37 AM
good work as always jason

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.06, 09:54 PM
good work as always jason
Thanks Sam.


Update: It's been one...two...three...four months. I had a great time with this Hilux, took it to do all kind of extreme off-roading I can think of.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB100764.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PB100766.jpg

Recently I did something to it and broke the frame...:rolleyes:
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC030902.jpg

So guess its time for a re-build! :nod: Looking through my model kit junkyard and found an 4Runner and older model Hilux chassis.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC030903.jpg

I picked the 4Runner chassis to work with because it have a longer wheelbase and almsot line up with this Hilux double cab.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC040904.jpg

First thing I did was chopped off the rear wheel well, so the bed can sit flush on the chassis.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC040905.jpg

Then I got rid of the transmission so the front axle will have more clearance. For the front suspension, I borrowed an idea off bubbles_bizzo from Scale4x4. Using the model kit shocks and turn it into a functional shocks.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC040906.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC040907.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC040908.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.06, 09:55 PM
Even though the rear wheel well is chopped, but it still doesn't clear the wheels. :mad:
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC040909.jpg

So I had to trim it up a bit more to get it line up with the bed's wheel wells.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC050910.jpg

Got the bed mounted to the chassis.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC050911.jpg

Here are some rims I'm planning on using for this truck. They are Volks Racing TE37 off the Mini-Z NSX AutoScale. Have been racing Mini-Z using those rims, so they aren't in perfect condition.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC050913.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC050914.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC050915.jpg

Here's a step by step on how I got those Mini-Z rims to fit on the LMC axle.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC050916.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC050917.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC050918.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.06, 09:56 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC050920.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC050921.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC050923.jpg

I also installed a Mini-Z AWD spings in the front shocks to get a little damping.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC050922.jpg

After the TE37 got primed.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC050924.jpg

Those TE37 are very nice rims, but IMO they just aren't the perfect match for the Super Swampers. So I choose some Aoshima rims, those rims still ain't what I'm really looking for, but they seems to be a better fit with those tires, so they will do for now. (I used the same concept to mount those rims as I did with the Mini-Z rims.)
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC050925.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC060926.jpg

Last but not least. Got the body mounted.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC060937.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC060936.jpg

That's it for now, stay tune for more updates. :D

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.07, 11:01 PM
Update: Made some new leafs tonight.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC070666.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC070667.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC070668.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC070670.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC070671.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.08, 11:06 PM
Update: Shackles are made, got the leafs and rear axle mounted.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC080643.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC080644.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC080645.jpg

The Hilux looks tiny next to the LC80.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC080646.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.11, 03:31 PM
Update: Got the ball hitch mounted and picked up some rims from J-Milz, would be perfect if I have all four of those steelie style rims.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC090648.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC090649.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC090650.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC090651.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC090653.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC090654.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC090656.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC110657.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC110659.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.11, 03:32 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC110662.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC110663.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.12, 04:44 PM
Update: A quick tut on how I make my own jerry cans.
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120645.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120646.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120647.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120648.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120649.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120650.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120651.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120652.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120653.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120654.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2010.12.12, 04:45 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120655.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120657.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120658.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120659.jpg
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/PC120660.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2011.01.12, 12:05 AM
Update: Thank you Jamil, now I've a complete set of 4 steelies style rims! :D

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1030663.jpg

Got the bed painted. It might looks like the gun metal paint I used on Color0's GT-R, the paint I used on my Hilux is light gun metal. Not much difference though.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1110662.jpg

Old decals didn't go on so smoothly.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1110663.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1110664.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1110665.jpg

As I was about to get the tail gate re-install, I found that one of the supporting tabs was missing...

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1110667.jpg

So I go ahead and chopped off the tab on the other side.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1110668.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1110669.jpg

Make a new supporting piece from a paper clip and glue it directly to the bottom of the tail gate.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1110670.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2011.01.12, 12:05 AM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1120671.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1120672.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1120673.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1120674.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1120676.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2011.01.13, 09:17 PM
Update: Got her running again.

Mounted the tranny.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1130675.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1130676.jpg

Drive shaft mounted. Rear drive shaft is still in the stock length, only the front drive shaft is extended.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1130673.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1130677.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1130678.jpg

Now for the steering.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1130680.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1130681.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1130682.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1130683.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2011.01.13, 09:18 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1130685.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1130686.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1130694.jpg

Flex shot.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1130692.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2011.01.21, 12:22 AM
Update: Got the cab painted.

Popped out the windows.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1180845.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1180846.jpg

Did some rough sanding.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1180847.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1180848.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1180849.jpg

This time I used Matt Black as a base coat.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1180850.jpg

Lay down the Light Gun Metal.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1200851.jpg

After Clear coat.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1200867.jpg

Picked up some rims from the junk yard, they were a bit rusty, but overall in good shape, just need some clean up.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1200863.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1200864.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2011.01.21, 12:22 AM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1200865.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1200866.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1200868.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1200869.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1200870.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1200871.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1200872.jpg

Got them mounted on the rig.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1210873.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1210874.jpg

How about some RS Watanabes?

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk124/Dr_Kustom/Losi%20Micro%20Rock%20Crawler/P1210877.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2011.01.22, 01:08 AM
Sorry guys. Photobucket removed all 3,000+ pics, they are still in my old account, but it's not visible when I post them up on forums. I notice all of the pics from every single one of my threads are removed. It way too much to recover all those pics at this point. I've already created a new Photobucket account and will be re-post the last update very shortly.

Edit: Re-post the last update.

Update: Here's a little teaser of the modified Ferrari F40 rims.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/03c54bf1.jpg

Before:

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/12183409.jpg

After: (As you can see, I still need to spend some more time on it)

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/68671493.jpg

Fender flares or not?

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/10254bd8.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/01a0977c.jpg

New power source!

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/ed6fcf13.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2011.01.23, 01:02 AM
Update: Rear shocks added.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1230675.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1230669.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1230670.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1230673.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1230675.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1230677.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1230676.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1230668.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1220663-1.jpg

ActionRC
2011.01.24, 03:49 PM
Great work as always, Dr. K. Looking forward to racing with you soon! :D

Dr. Kustom
2011.01.30, 11:57 PM
Great work as always, Dr. K. Looking forward to racing with you soon! :D
Thanks Al, hope to see you soon!

Update: Got the interior panels mounted.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1300677.jpg

Mock up on the seats and electrics.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1260685.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1260686.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1260687.jpg

Masking up the cab for painting the trims.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1290663-1.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1290664.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1290662.jpg

Didn't really like what I did to the tires, so...

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1300664.jpg

Pretty rusty.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1300667.jpg

Dr. Kustom
2011.01.30, 11:57 PM
Removed about 100 rusty nails from the tires.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1300668.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1300669.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1300671.jpg

Headlight lenses finally installed.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1300673.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/x396/Dr_Kustom01/Losi%20Micro%20Crawler/P1300672.jpg

color01
2011.01.31, 01:41 AM
IMO it looks better without the nails. :)