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Custom 1/6th Scale Jeep Willys Build – Part 4

Welcome to Part 4 of our custom Jeep Willys build. After months of cutting, trimming, grinding and sanding it's officially time to add some paint to our Willys body! We will re-attach the chassis and axles to the body, install the LED lights, add some scale details and wrap this build up! Time to dig in!   For paint we wanted a different color than what you would normally see. So, we headed off to the hardware store to see what we could find for colors in a plastic safe paint. We ended up leaving with a "Satin Moss Green" colored paint from Rust-oleum. It is a paint and prime

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Custom 1/6th Scale Jeep Willys Build – Part 3

Welcome to part three of our 1/6th scale Jeep Willys build! For this part of our custom scale build we will go over how we installed the LED lights, fabricated our roll cage and added rock sliders to help protect the body. We will also give you a look at some of the body work we did to give our Willys a more realistic look. As we have stated before we are doing this entire build with basic hand tools and mostly off the shelf parts. We have fabricated a few parts along the way, but they are all very basic items. Let's dive in a take a look at what we did during part three of our Jeep Willys b

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Custom 1/6th Scale Jeep Willys Build – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our custom 1/6th scale Jeep Willys build. For this installment we will cover how we went about the drivetrain installation. More specifically, how we managed to shoehorn the transfer case between the SCX10 skid plate and the body. We will also cover the electronics we are going to use and install some driveshafts. Our biggest decision on this part of the build was what are we going to use for a transfer case? Initially we were going to use one of the 1:1 ratio scale transfer cases available on the market. That decision changed at the last minute though as we decided to

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Custom 1/6th Scale Jeep Willys Build – Part 1

Lexan bodies are by far the most popular option when it comes to R/C cars and trucks. They are straight forward to paint, trim and mount. They are also lightweight and can take a pretty severe beating without showing much wear. But, for the hardcore scale enthusiasts Lexan bodies usually fall short in the detail department. Which is why a lot of scale builders turn to hard plastic bodies for their custom builds. Hard bodies usually have a lot more detail externally and internally. They also allow you to add more scale details, as most have complete interiors including seats, dash gauges, shif

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How to – Rebuilding and Upgrading your SCX10 shocks

Maintenance is a huge part of the R/C hobby. Proper maintenance is vital for the longevity of your R/C truck. Neglected parts wear out and usually take other components with them. For this article we will go over how to clean and rebuild stock SCX10 shocks. While we have the shocks apart we will be upgrading the shock pistons to Axial's licensed Icon Vehicle Dynamics SCX10 pistons. If you have a newer SCX10 vehicle, then chances are you already have these machined Delrin shock pistons. If you have an older SCX10 the machined pistons are an excellent upgrade. The machined pistons have a more p

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