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Old 02-18-2020, 04:18 PM   #1
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Default Scratch-E Built SCX24

I guess I've done enough things to my scx24 at this point to warrant it's own thread. Actually I haven't done much performance-wise but combined with some aesthetic changes, here we are!

Overview/ one guys perspective: There's no need to go crazy with this rig in order to have a very fun little crawler. Shocks/ springs and steering servo are obviously weak points... especially if adding much weight to this rig. Obvious issues are with the foam-less stock tires as well as with the overall weight of the vehicle but again, hard to add weight if keeping stock springs/ shocks.

As of now, planned mods will ( or 'would' depending on aftermarket support) include: Shocks, springs, aluminum tie-rod, aluminum upper/ lower links ( stock length), brass steering knuckles, and aluminum axle-housings.

First up are the performance-based mods that I've done so far:

> RC4WD Classic 8-hole 1.0 bead-lock wheels
> RC4WD Goodyear Wrangler MT/R 1.0 tires
> Hot Racing brass diff covers ( painted black)
> Hudy graphite grease on worm gears
> EMAX ES08MDII 13g digital metal-gear servo plus ( 2) guitar string ball-end spacers ( approx 3mm) and ( 2) 11.33mm mounting screws
>Ovonic AIR 450mAh 50C 2S lipo
> O-rings ( 1 between drag-link & tie-rod/ 1 at each end of tie-rod at the steering knuckles) 3 total

Next are the aesthetic mods that I've done ( including some Lego parts!):

> Lego Scratchy figure head attached to generic Lego shoulders ( E6000)
> Lego rear taillights/ reverse lights ( non functional/ E6000)
> Lego generic side-view mirrors with mirror inserts cut to fit ( E6000)
> Lego center console "cup holders" and axe-mounting bracket ( E6000)
> Lego axe ( Cause Scratchy gotta have an axe/ Snaps into Lego bracket pieces)
> Push-pin stick shift ( E6000)
> 327 metal badge on hood ( Gorilla Glue adhesive spray)
> Interior paint (Krylon satin black- textured)
> Inside of body paint ( Krylon Fusion black)
> Bumper fog-light removal
> Roll-cage upper hoop/ light protector removal
> Self-adhesive reflective tape applied to factory roll-cage lights & headlights
> Fabricated aluminum door handles and tailgate handle ( Gorilla glue spray adhesive)
> Gear Head RC 1/10 Toyota vinyl graphics ( cut/ modified for scx24 application)
> Fabricated thin plastic plate to fit inside body in order to hide rear taillights/ reverse lights ( E6000)
> White nylon servo arm painted black ( Krylon Fusion)

Now onto some pics:

In this pic you can see the rear body plate that hides the tail-lights/ reverse lights...

This pic is to show the guitar string ball-end spacer on the drivers side...

Here you can see the blue o-rings, the front painted HR diff cover, and the painted servo-arm ( more legit-looking than the bare nylon was)...

The 327 metal emblem...

The door handles were more of a PITA than I had expected... so small...

Really happy with the rear-end... Lights and tailgate handle came out well. I had used various decal-type stick-on lights but nothing "popped" like these did. More fun times getting these installed lol...

Pic showing the axe and mounting bracket...

Here you can see the stick-shift and how the interior satin texture came out...

This pic shows the one of a kind hood decal as well as the pass side Lego mirror... really happy with the look of the graphics. I also like that the black paint backing made the green a nicer shade than it was...

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