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    '73 Bronco by Mattzilla

    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-s...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.



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







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





    Here are pictures with the body with the top on.





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
















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    Looks sick, like your other rigs. :cool2:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ace138 View Post
    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.

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    Yoh should post pic to axial racing fj page for blackbox Friday contest
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    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.






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    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.






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