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    Patrick builds Tom a JK

    During MSD nats I got a chance to have dinner with Tom @ RC4WD. He explained to me that he has a ton of parts, but no time to build things. So after a short conversation I agreed to build a truck for him. I'm pretty excited about doing this build because he sent me a ton of cool parts that I have not had a chance to work with before. I'm also planning my own JK build but do not have the funds for it yet. So I figure this will be a good way for me to occupy myself (not buy stuff I can't afford yet) and help out a buddy at the same time.



    Fast forward to this morning when I found a box waiting on my doorstep (late night playing Forza with Steve).:mrgreen:

    I opened it to find the following...
    New Bright Jeep JK body
    RC4WD K44 axles with ARB covers, 4 link mounts and wideners.
    RCModelex Chassis
    Holmes Handwound 45t
    RC4WD R2 tranny
    RC4WD 1.9 Baja Claws
    RC4WD Crisis Wheels
    RC4WD Tough Armor side bars
    RC4WD 90mm dual spring piggy back shocks
    Castle Creations Mamba Max
    Castle Creations 10A BEC
    Hitec HS-645MG servo
    RC4WD Bulldog winch with remote
    RC4WD shovel, ice chest, Pull Pal, sand ladders, jerry can and a snorkel!


    Just by eyeballing I think using the R2 tranny will make mounting the interior pretty easy. I'm not even sure I'll need to modify the interior at all other than for the rear shock towers ... but we'll see. The chassis was made for the body and I think it will work great.

    It will be fully waterproofed using a similar setup as my H2.


    I'm also planning on a new paint scheme for it and I'm thinking of a classic cream/pearl color:





    Iíll get some mock up pictures to you guys asap but with TSF this weekend I probably won't have a chance to work on this till next weekend.


    I'll keep yall updated.
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    If I recall, using the R2 tranny will not require any interior cutting. I had originally planned to used the R2 and had tested the fit, should be good.

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    you lucky mofo!
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    Unfortunately I've been sitting here all day looking at it and planning when I should be getting ready to drive to Llano tomorrow!
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    common slacker, get to work! Pretty cool on the JK build.

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    What I have eyeballed so far...




    More Pics:
    http://www.noeither.com/rc/tech/tomr.../tomrc4wd1.htm

    As you can see, this is going to look bad arse with those wheels and tires.


    I also talked him into going with an FXR over the older mamba. It will be smaller and easier to fit in the waterproof box.

    He is planning on using zippy 2200mah packs which is great because I already have some I can use to mock things up.


    Will have more after TSF.
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    i used to have a set of those wheels, they are VERY nice!
    man thats sweet!

    whats the outside of hex measurement on those K44s?
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    Cory,
    I get 7 15/16"

    I got another package from Tom with an FXR, spare tire, wheel, rear carrier, etc, etc. So the mocking up begins...

    I got the body and the sliders mounted. I ended up bending the sliders down a bit so I could get the body lower onto the chassis. It will look better from the sides (no huge chunks of frame hanging down) but I also had to do this because of the way the front grill was trimmed.... didn't want a bunch of space there.

    I opted to use the body mounts that the frame provides rather than my usual convoluted body mount setup. This will be much easier now and in the future. Up front I have some little pieces of foam to help provide some give for the body because I expect it will take some abuse. In the rear, the mount holes go right through the bumper. We'll have to see how that pans out with the tire carrier I was sent but for now it is working.

    I have some temp links on the front axle just so I could measure for the electronics box, shocks, etc. The shocks are a little short. They are at max droop in the pics. If Tom has longer shocks I'll use those up front. If not I'll get some longer shock shafts, springs and run some bump stops up front. Rear may be OK with the shorter shocks because I trimmed down the towers back there. I could have trimmed the interior and used the towers but because I have a bunch of accessories to go back there I think this will work best. Plus the less weight in the rear the better.




    More Pics:
    http://www.noeither.com/rc/tech/tomrc4wd/b/b1.htm



    I'm hoping for a roller if not a mover this weekend.
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    wider than axials? that doesnt seem right?
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    Oops .... typo


    6 15/16



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