Rc4wd gelande 2 cruiser kit

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Wilson

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This has been a project of mine since Christmas and I thought I would share. It is a 1974 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40. I bought it has a kit, basically no paint or electronics we're included. My goal with this one was to make it look like a old wore out truck.

Once I unpacked everything this is how the truck comes. IMG_20171229_201601531.jpg
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The differentials and transmission we're already pre assembled but I took everything all apart to make sure all screws we're tight and everything was greased and shimmed properly .


It's a roller!
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98% of the truck is all aluminum, very few parts are plastic. I bought some iron paint and rusted my bumpers out for a heavy weathered look. image000000.jpg

I did not like the wheels that came with it so I bought some uncoated steel beadlock wheels .In time these should rust up nice, already showing some progress. Whenever the rust reaches where I want it I can just clear coat the rust and everything will be frozen in time. IMG_20180316_143716645.jpg

Electronics are installed and it is under power! I was able to tuck everything into my fuel tank for a nice clean look. Also note my inner fenders I made . (Better pics of them to come) IMG_20180316_143731467.jpg

Now down to the detalis .

Thought I would make a 8 ball shifter .
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I made the interior dirty, and put some duct tape on the seats to cover up rips . This truck was well used . Look close and you will notice the dirty windshield. I'm sure glad I have good wipers lol IMG_20180222_123556056.jpg

I painted the body blue with a white rop. I tried to match this color the closest I could to how they came from the Toyota factory. I think it came out pretty good. IMG_20180222_103219053.jpg

Now for the final product . I rusted the body all out to add to the weathered look. I was really anxious to get this truck out and get some pictures of it in action .

Yes that is a scale license plate :)
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parks450

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Agreed on the detailed work, very cool
 

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I've seen those a few times. Always thought it was a great idea.

For those that are interested, the RC4WD boxes are at this link.
 
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