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SAL045
12-15-2009, 02:42 PM
Well after my 1st comp and seeing the work I need to do, I figured I had to bring this out! This shoud give me max scale points :rofl:

http://s2.postimage.org/11icH9.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Ts11icH9)

http://s4.postimage.org/5cJkA.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV5cJkA)

Tommy R
12-15-2009, 03:45 PM
There you go! Hardbodies is where it's at! :mrgreen: I assume you're planning on lowering the body closer to the chassis?

D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.
12-16-2009, 02:03 AM
sweet cant wait to see this done

SAL045
12-16-2009, 08:12 AM
Thanks guys! I was just fooling around! That body is no where ready yet.

Tommy R
12-16-2009, 08:28 AM
Foolin' around or not, I still think it would make a great scaler build! :thumbsup:

SAL045
12-16-2009, 08:16 PM
Thanks Tommy. I don't have it in me anymore to try this body. I feel like I'm beating a dead horse! I cant get it the way I want to. Plus the bed makes it look like a dually. If I do anything to it, it will probably cut the bed off and try to find a bed more suitable. But who knows. I may keep at it and show up at the next comp with it!

SAL045
12-25-2009, 03:28 PM
Well after trying to make it fit, here is where it sits for now. Can't get this body any lower. I figured out why I didn't like the body, the sides didn't extend down far enough. I extended them down another 3/8". Looks more proportional to me now.

Yes those are 1.55's...santa's gift :thumbsup:
http://s3.postimage.org/INHjA.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqINHjA)

http://s3.postimage.org/INJOJ.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqINJOJ)

Locked Up
12-25-2009, 04:58 PM
What do you mean you can't get it any lower?


there is always a way .... :mrgreen:

RoRo72
12-25-2009, 06:07 PM
It just has a bodylift on it right. :lol:

SAL045
12-25-2009, 07:56 PM
The bed is resting on the shock hoops. That is as low as I can go without cutting up the bed more. I have already modified the bed so the top of the shock hoops (body mount holders) stick thru. I don't think it looks that bad. I plan on putting inner fenders to dress it up and you won't notice it anyway.

If you have some ideas Patrick, show me :thumbsup:

Locked Up
12-25-2009, 11:15 PM
I trimmed down my shock hoops.

You can actually totally remove them and mount the shocks to the chassis. that's how mine was at first.

Either way, you can pull out one of the 2 springs that are on the shock so it will sit lower even if you move the shock down. You'll end up with more droop bit that won't kill you. if it's too much droop throw some fuel tubing inside the shock (on the piston/rod) to limit the travel.




Bring that thing by one day and I'll be happy to help ya.

Tommy R
12-26-2009, 09:11 AM
Scott, you could always lay the shocks/springs down a bit. Or you could make new mounts and angle them inward so that from behind the truck, the shocks are angled like / \ if you know what I mean. That's what I would do. Do you have a profile shot so we can see how much taller the body is over the frame rails?

h2oboy21
12-26-2009, 11:28 AM
What shocks you using? Big bor?

SAL045
12-26-2009, 05:46 PM
Ok. Awesome suggestions Patrick and Tommy! The problem is I don't know how to do that. I was thinking of trying to lay them down, but I'm drawing a blank. I have seen drawings and pic's of people laying the shocks down or angling them down inward, but I'm not figuring it out.

The shocks I have on the truck right now are Proline Scale shocks. Today I did take the duel springs out and put just the one. It did lower it down some and looks better. I did notice that I need to have the bed mounted 1" off the frame. Unfortunately the stock shock hoops are about 1 3/8" tall.

I will try to take another picture to show what I'm talking about.

SAL045
12-28-2009, 01:33 PM
Ok. Here are some updated shots! Mrs Claus has been in a bad mood, so it has given me lots of time to work on the truck :thumbsup:
http://s3.postimage.org/QfiA0.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqQfiA0)

http://s1.postimage.org/1bUkUr.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gx1bUkUr)

http://s2.postimage.org/1w5moA.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Ts1w5moA)

http://s2.postimage.org/1w5oTJ.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Ts1w5oTJ)

http://s1.postimage.org/1bUxn9.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gx1bUxn9)

SAL045
12-28-2009, 01:33 PM
Oh yeah, forgot the flex :Shaking:
http://s3.postimage.org/QfsyA.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqQfsyA)

Locked Up
12-28-2009, 02:11 PM
That body is tiny now that I look at it. Must be 1/14 scale or something

SAL045
12-28-2009, 06:15 PM
The body is 7" wide and I've made it 18.5" long. Before it was like 14" long. I think the height is better for the body.

eric113
12-28-2009, 08:46 PM
Sal I think it look better if you open the fender wells out.

SAL045
12-29-2009, 10:44 AM
Sal I think it look better if you open the fender wells out.

What do you mean? The molded fender flares?

SAL045
12-30-2009, 12:18 PM
I caught on to what you were saying Eric. I used my dremel and took them out! I will post pics later.

SAL045
12-31-2009, 02:30 PM
I used a good suggestion from Eric and removed the wheel flares. I think it looks much better :thumbsup:
http://s1.postimage.org/1kI3Z0.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gx1kI3Z0)

eric113
12-31-2009, 02:39 PM
Yeah, It fits the tires much better.

Locked Up
12-31-2009, 04:04 PM
Indeed.


How tall are those mud thrashers?

SAL045
01-01-2010, 09:48 AM
The Thrashers are 3.75" tall. Like a scale 37" on 15's.

SAL045
01-15-2010, 05:23 PM
Here is a small update. I moved the bumper and it looks better. Made some headlight decals and a new license plate. Hoping to get it going for this Sunday.
http://s1.postimage.org/3sWiJ.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gx3sWiJ)

http://s4.postimage.org/1sf8Jr.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV1sf8Jr)

http://s1.postimage.org/3t0i0.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gx3t0i0)

http://s2.postimage.org/mfFri.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsmfFri)

http://s1.postimage.org/3t2N9.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gx3t2N9)

http://s3.postimage.org/1GUXx0.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pq1GUXx0)

D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.
01-17-2010, 09:23 AM
NICE JOB :thumbsup:

SAL045
02-12-2010, 08:42 PM
Thanks Y'all for the nice comments. This project is dead.....well at least the body is. Moving on to something else. I just can't get this to look the way I want. Beyond my working skills for now.

Locked Up
09-07-2010, 09:07 PM
So what are you running now?