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Tremelle
10-05-2012, 11:43 AM
I had the opportunity to purchase a chassis and body built by Mattzilla. I am the second owner but will be the first to get it out on the rocks. The truck arrived as a runner, minus receiver. I must say this is one nicely built rig.

Here is a link to the original build thread for the chassis and body, http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/1-9-scale-rigs/387210-mattzilla-guy-down-blocks-73-bronco.html

The first thing I did was tear it down and replace some of the parts with parts I had on hand for mock up purposes. I changed the shocks to RC4WD Ultimate Scale shocks. I changed the wheels and tires to 1.9 CAC 12 Holes and 1.9 Pit Bull Beasts. The truck came with 3 linked front and rear axles. I changed the rear axle to a 4 link. For now, the truck has Axial AX-10 axles. I am considering changing them out to something more scale. I also stuck in a Wraith interior for fitment. It would require some modding so I may just make a scratch-built styrene interior.

The following is what I have planned to use on the "wild horse":
1.9 CAC 12 Hole wheels
1.9 Pit Bull Beasts tires
4 linked rear
CLAW V2 winch
Holmes Hobbies BRXL speed controller
Scratch-built interior
Gear Head LED light bar
Gmade XD Piggyback 93mm shocks
MIP drive shafts
Scale Offroad Bronco emblem set

Ok, enough of the build talk; on to the pics.

Here is a pic from Mattzilla of the finished chassis and trimmed body.

http://www.sykesweb.com/rcautos/73broncoimages/Bronco23.jpg

Here are pictures of how it arrived. I had removed the transmission before I took these pics.

http://www.sykesweb.com/rcautos/73broncoimages/DSC_5064.JPG

http://www.sykesweb.com/rcautos/73broncoimages/DSC_5066.JPG

http://www.sykesweb.com/rcautos/73broncoimages/DSC_5067.JPG

Here are pictures with the body on and Wraith interior stuck in.

http://www.sykesweb.com/rcautos/73broncoimages/DSC_5062.JPG

http://www.sykesweb.com/rcautos/73broncoimages/DSC_5063.JPG

Here are pictures with the body with the top on.

http://www.sykesweb.com/rcautos/73broncoimages/DSC_5060.JPG

http://www.sykesweb.com/rcautos/73broncoimages/DSC_5061.JPG

Here are pictures of the truck with the parts I had on hand mocked up.

http://www.sykesweb.com/rcautos/73broncoimages/DSC_5070.JPG

http://www.sykesweb.com/rcautos/73broncoimages/DSC_5071.JPG

http://www.sykesweb.com/rcautos/73broncoimages/DSC_5072.JPG

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http://www.sykesweb.com/rcautos/73broncoimages/DSC_5075.JPG

http://www.sykesweb.com/rcautos/73broncoimages/DSC_5077.JPG

http://www.sykesweb.com/rcautos/73broncoimages/DSC_5076.JPG

ace138
10-05-2012, 02:12 PM
Looks sick, like your other rigs. :cool2:

Tremelle
10-05-2012, 02:35 PM
Looks sick, like your other rigs. :cool2:

Thanks.

I also forgot to mention, there is no tubing in this build. It is all sold rod topped with powder coating. I must say the rod looks more scale than brake line tubing.

snowbikebear
10-05-2012, 06:31 PM
Yoh should post pic to axial racing fj page for blackbox Friday contest

Tremelle
10-08-2012, 12:11 PM
Well I decided to change out the Axial AX-10 axles for the RC4WD K-44s I had on my Hilux rig. I must say they do look nice under there. I also got the floor of the interior fabricated and installed for fitment.

http://www.sykesweb.com/rcautos/73broncoimages/DSC_5095.JPG

http://www.sykesweb.com/rcautos/73broncoimages/DSC_5097.JPG

http://www.sykesweb.com/rcautos/73broncoimages/DSC_5099.JPG

Tremelle
10-09-2012, 11:19 AM
I ended up using the transmission tunnel from the Wraith interior with a soon to be scratch built dash. The seats will require some trimming to fit properly. I will get the interior completed before I cut the seats. You know that old saying, "measure twice and cut once." I would love to use some Team3Six seats. Hint Hint :oops:

Does anyone know the dimensions of the TF2 fuel cell? The specs are not shown on the RC4WD site. I am thinking of using one of those behind the seats. I stuck an Axial radio box back there for testing.

Here are a few pics from the progress.

http://www.sykesweb.com/rcautos/73broncoimages/DSC_5105.JPG

http://www.sykesweb.com/rcautos/73broncoimages/DSC_5106.JPG

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