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Old 2011.02.05, 10:00 PM   #1
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Brown Yota "clone"

After sold my LC80, I decided that I wanted a new rig. I came across this rare Aoshima Hilux model kit. It was very pricey, but I've yet seen this model kit mounted on the Losi Micro Crawler yet, so thought I should give it a try.



Starting with this stock LMC, the stock wheelbase line up with the body pretty well.



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Old 2011.02.07, 06:42 PM   #2
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bro i think you should keep it lowered.
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Sweet! Can't wait to see how this comes out....
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bro i think you should keep it lowered.
I like it lifted better.


Update: Chopped up the chassis, got the tranny fitted.





Then I notice that the tranny sit pretty far away from the frame, so I wanted to re-position it, but the bed got into the way. I had to cut out a small piece off the bed, so it will have enough room for the motor to fit.











Next, I cut up the interior floor.

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After re-position, the tranny is now sit nice and flash with the frame.





Takes up so much interior space.





Now for a mock up with the axles.



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Update: Now that I've got the tranny fitted, its time to move on to the rear axle. Made a pair of leafs and some shackles, now the rear axle is mounted.















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Update: Got rid of the low rider style fenders.

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After -







Then got rid of the mold lines left on the body.







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The stance was a little high from the earlier stage, so I decided to lower it a bit. Had to cut out half of the gas tank to clear the axle.





Then I made some shorter shackles.



Now for the mock up.

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Update: Toyota center caps!!!









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Update: Stock steering link take up too much space and I would like something a little more realistic.





Front shackles.



Leafs installed.





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Old 2011.02.23, 01:03 PM   #11
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Update: Toyota center caps!!!
How!? I love it!!!
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How!? I love it!!!
Thanks! The whole center cap are modified from the stock lug nuts, the cap is made out of styrene sheet.


Update: Front leafs attached to axle. Front axle mounted.



Aluminum drive shafts.









Flex shot.



Getting the servo install will be next on the list.
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Taking shape quickly as always.
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Taking shape quickly as always.
Thanks Brian!


Update: Servo installed!

















It still have full suspension articulation!

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Update: trimmed out the servo even more, so I could make the body sit lower. Got the body and rear shocks mounted.



Front body mount.





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