Project "ALL JUICED UP"

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Re: Project "ALL JUICED UP"

Post by vwjuice » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:53 am

Which ever body I choose to run (most likely this one) will be sent off to be painted. I got it off ebay for $18 shipped. Pretty sweet deal. Dahm's bodies were always my favorite bodies back in the day.
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Re: Project "ALL JUICED UP"

Post by SFC K » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:12 am

That is a good deal. I wish I could see more of the lines with paint on it. Have you seen any out there painted up?
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Re: Project "ALL JUICED UP"

Post by vwjuice » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:34 am

No I haven't since the ads in the magazines from the mid 90's. Here's the little ad that came with it. It was designed for 1/8 scale buggies but also fits the clod and usa-1 with different body mounts. It is missing the decals. That's the only downfall to it.
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Re: Project "ALL JUICED UP"

Post by SFC K » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:37 am

That helps a lot. Too bad it was missing the decals. That does look good. I like how the cab tansistions to the bed area. That is what I like most about it. Thanks! :wink:
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Re: Project "ALL JUICED UP"

Post by vwjuice » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:38 am

That's how most Dahm's bodies were. They flowed better than any other body. They always transitioned well.
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Re: Project "ALL JUICED UP"

Post by SFC K » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:42 am

You sure you want to paint it? That is old and probabley hard to replace...
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Re: Project "ALL JUICED UP"

Post by vwjuice » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:07 am

It will be hard to replace. Well more than likely impossible to replace. :(

I have always wanted one of the Dahm's bodies for a clod tho. The Zilla 2 and a Dahm's race body was my childhood dream. Worst case the body stays as a shelter. I am trying to figure out how to contact Ira Dahm to remake a few more of them or to get permission to make a few more bodies.
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Re: Project "ALL JUICED UP"

Post by vwjuice » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:24 am

Second new body just came in. I will get this done up as a runner body for sure.
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Re: Project "ALL JUICED UP"

Post by charliechristmas58 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:29 pm

Just get it painted
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Re: Project "ALL JUICED UP"

Post by Diamond Dave » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:48 pm

charliechristmas58 wrote:Just get it painted
Ya, what he said!!! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Project "ALL JUICED UP"

Post by vwjuice » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:25 pm

Hahaha. I am waiting for permission from Proline to reproduce the Toyota body. I want to have a few of the Toyota bodies so I can have a few different paint jobs. The Dahm's body will be painted. I have been searching for a paint job that I like or at least a design for it. Plus I'm waiting to hear back from a few of the painters that were recommended.
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Re: Project "ALL JUICED UP"

Post by vwjuice » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:16 am

Time for an update. now that I have other projects falling into place nicely, I can get back on this. I especially got a surge of hope after I got in touch with a couple people.

I found a guy here locally that does a lot of custom rc paint jobs (including painting the body for Ryan Cavaliers championship car), and thanks too a guy on RC10talk I am now going to be stripping down the Zilla in preparation for some annodizing. There's a company locally that does it pretty cheap and there is a few guys locally that need some anno work done and we can all go in together and spli the cost.

So this weekend I plan on getting the GP back together and running good, then I will finish the fab work for the battery tray and electronics tray.
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Re: Project "ALL JUICED UP"

Post by vwjuice » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:27 pm

Well the Proling Toyota body will be sent off to TBG pretty soon too be reproduced. The dimensions are prefect for a clod so if anyone wants too get one it should be ready about the first of the year.

As for the Zilla, I've been watching videos on here and youtube of brushless clods and I'm thinking that on my Zilla I will be using the EVX2 esc with LVD and Titan motors. I am working on the battery mounnting plate and then making the esc and receeiver mounting plate and then tear the Zilla apart. I need too get it off too be anodized. All I have left too purchase is the upper Shock mounts from Brett and some longer links for the upper link mounts too work on the zilla. Oh and get the Toyota body painted after it comes back from TBG and get the Dahm's body painted.
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Re: Project "ALL JUICED UP"

Post by SFC K » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:42 pm

Well, It's about time! Now maybe you can get moving on this thing... :mrgreen:
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Re: Project "ALL JUICED UP"

Post by vwjuice » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:34 am

Yeah I hope so. I want too have it done by next Halloween for sure as I will race it in the Monster truck class in the Halloween races. I'll make a special halloween body for it. :mrgreen:
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