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Old 05-13-2010, 12:57 PM   #1
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Default Off-road stadium truck > convert to on-road

After being away from RC for almost 20 years, I'm finally getting back into the hobby. I'm not in it for the competition or anything - just that I now have 2 kids and I'm looking for a new area for us to connect on.

As part of my new endeavor, I'm looking to dive into something I've always wanted to do - convert my offroad truck into an on-road car. I'm not looking to race it, so there's no need to swap gearboxes, etc in order to achieve 80mph or anything. I have no experience with road cars - but I'm willing to learn.

Here's the specifics - I have a 1/10 scale JRX-T Pro truck and I want to put a 1960s Mustang body on it along with the necessary road wheels and tires on it. I just want to be able to put a car body, tires, and whatever else is needed on it so it looks like 100% road car (not just a road car body on a truck chassis).

My question is - has anyone done anything similar to this?
  • Do you have any tips, suggestions, etc? I'm sure new body mounts will have to be bought or made.....
  • Where did you have issues/troubles with your conversion? How did you overcome it?
  • How do you know what size of body to use (190mm, 200mm, etc)?
  • Is it necessary to change the shock towers?
  • What else do I need to know?

While my RC skill and prowess may be outdated - my tinkering, fabrication, and engineering skills are well above par. Any thoughts and insight would be great!

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Old 05-13-2010, 04:48 PM   #2
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i dont think converting to look like an onroad car will be practical/affordable. other than team associated with their rc10ds from a long time ago has anyone made something similar to what you are trying to do. putting mounts and the body on it will be easy but the suspension will need to be narrowed by several centimeters to get it near 200mm width.
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