Thread: 5 ways to CC01
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:47 AM
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(Catching up - currently working on the Amigo....will document builds as they pop up.)

Got hold of a Tamiya Izuzu Amigo body in a trade that was a little worse for wear. I figured since it was already beat, it would be a fine body to take out on the woods and trail worry free!

I was debating some sort of solid axle rig, but in the end it was right at home on a CC01 chassis. I had one here I was messing with converting over to an HPI suspension, and after some wheelbase adjustments, it dropped right on. May not be my most modified CC chassis, but it's close.

It had a 3:1 reduction and Tamiya Xacto mini motor ready to go - best combo out there for a trail ready CC chassis. I also used some lead fishing wire to line the chassis rails to add some weight down low.

Rear suspension is some modified Wraith brackets to angle the shocks for a bit more travel.

Front is the HPI converted IFS of course.

A look at the bottom. Junfac sliders and some others odds and ends

The body was missing the rear section, so I added some cross bars and mesh to fill it in. A modified Dingo interior is also velcro'd in.

The PO of this body used a lighter apparently to melt and flare out the wheel wells. They were (are) a wavy mess on all for corners...I started sanding down to get them close, and eventually I'll fill a bit so they are somewhat straight. The orange paint has to go, so there's a lot of bodywork in the future for this truck.

Painted the details on the grill and removed the front bumper as it was cracked and ugly. Now has a much more appropriate off road front end!

Been working on this in between my CR01 1.9 build...more to come!
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