Alex's ZRP Retro Racer aka ???

If it uses driveshafts and straight axles, discuss it here.
Want to see your truck featured on the home page? Enter our monthly contest in the general discussion section!
Forum rules
Want to see your truck featured on the home page? Enter our monthly contest in the general discussion section!
User avatar
GRAVETXT-1
Regular Member
Posts: 913
Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:28 pm
Location: Cheshire, United Kingdom

Re: Alex's ZRP Retro Racer aka ???

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:54 pm

Unique build one of a kind! Next update will be with body mounted I have chosen a Clod hard body not very original but limited choice in this area. More photos see previous page for first lot :)
Attachments
retro build roller 009 (Small).JPG
retro build roller 009 (Small).JPG (52.96 KiB) Viewed 820 times
retro build roller 010 (Small).JPG
retro build roller 010 (Small).JPG (53.19 KiB) Viewed 820 times
retro build roller 011 (Small).JPG
retro build roller 011 (Small).JPG (54.77 KiB) Viewed 820 times
retro build roller 012 (Small).JPG
retro build roller 012 (Small).JPG (54.05 KiB) Viewed 820 times
retro build roller 013 (Small).JPG
retro build roller 013 (Small).JPG (52.96 KiB) Viewed 820 times
mojave 001 (Small).JPG
mojave 001 (Small).JPG (73.65 KiB) Viewed 820 times
Alex

Grim Reaper, Valhalla, Ford Of The Dead, Kings Bounty, Gauntlet, Gauntlet # 2, Clawing Dead

80's MonsterMan
Approved Member
Posts: 132
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:56 am
Location: Granger, IN

Re: Alex's ZRP Retro Racer aka ???

Post by 80's MonsterMan » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:39 pm

Wow Alex, man don't know how missed this build! So the body you mentioned to me earlier is for this chassis? Love the old skool look of this build very clean congrats. 8)

User avatar
GRAVETXT-1
Regular Member
Posts: 913
Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:28 pm
Location: Cheshire, United Kingdom

Re: Alex's ZRP Retro Racer aka ???

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:26 pm

Thanks Marty yes the Clod body I mentioned will be mounted on this truck I was going to use a Mojave II hard body but turned out to be one inch too long so got a refund on it.

Sadly ZRP Retro Racer was not set up for Clod body ( unlike CPE Time Warp which is 8) ) granted I would have to extend mounting brackets inwards/ outwards but that is easy.

So have had to reposition mounting holes 0.7 of an inch will fire up drill press tomorrow. Wish me luck drilling mounting holes in hard body's has to be the least enjoyable thing in this hobby. Ugh!
Attachments
ugh! 001 (Small).JPG
ugh! 001 (Small).JPG (43.43 KiB) Viewed 795 times
Alex

Grim Reaper, Valhalla, Ford Of The Dead, Kings Bounty, Gauntlet, Gauntlet # 2, Clawing Dead

80's MonsterMan
Approved Member
Posts: 132
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:56 am
Location: Granger, IN

Re: Alex's ZRP Retro Racer aka ???

Post by 80's MonsterMan » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:00 pm

I see what you were saying with the other holes being that close. You could get a sheet of .040 styrene and cover whole underside of the bottom of the bed. It will strengthen those spots close with the holes. It will make it heavier but it will look very neat once done and cover up all those other hole you don't need. I was going to do this to my building as well before the body got trashed.

User avatar
GRAVETXT-1
Regular Member
Posts: 913
Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:28 pm
Location: Cheshire, United Kingdom

Re: Alex's ZRP Retro Racer aka ???

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:28 pm

Managed to drill body holes spot on and get body exactly where I want it not easy. Body sits nice and low true retro style 8)

Got these scale shock boots off RC4WD they are bloody massive! Way to wide to fit knock off shocks that I have surely RC4WD scale shocks aren't that wide? My bad should have checked measurements they don't look right just too big shame as they would look sick with body design I have in mind;

# Body sprayed black

# Neon green CLAWING DEAD text on each door

# Grill sprayed neon green

# Custom aluminum roll bar (stock roll bar will not fit due to body mount holes!)

Not having any luck finding a decal maker that can make me a custom set of decals for the doors each one I contact say it is not possible blah blah blah so I will have the Clawing Dead text PRO airbrushed.

Wont be cheap but be worth it.
Attachments
body mounted 001 (Small).JPG
body mounted 001 (Small).JPG (77.25 KiB) Viewed 769 times
body mounted 002 (Small).JPG
body mounted 002 (Small).JPG (77.97 KiB) Viewed 769 times
body mounted 003 (Small).JPG
body mounted 003 (Small).JPG (60.71 KiB) Viewed 769 times
body mounted 004 (Small).JPG
body mounted 004 (Small).JPG (94.16 KiB) Viewed 769 times
body mounted 005 (Small).JPG
body mounted 005 (Small).JPG (98.27 KiB) Viewed 769 times
body mounted 006 (Small).JPG
body mounted 006 (Small).JPG (45.05 KiB) Viewed 769 times
body mounted 007 (Small).JPG
body mounted 007 (Small).JPG (51.12 KiB) Viewed 769 times
body mounted 008 (Small).JPG
body mounted 008 (Small).JPG (48.23 KiB) Viewed 769 times
body mounted 009 (Small).JPG
body mounted 009 (Small).JPG (46.8 KiB) Viewed 769 times
body mounted 010 (Small).JPG
body mounted 010 (Small).JPG (50.07 KiB) Viewed 769 times
Alex

Grim Reaper, Valhalla, Ford Of The Dead, Kings Bounty, Gauntlet, Gauntlet # 2, Clawing Dead

80's MonsterMan
Approved Member
Posts: 132
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:56 am
Location: Granger, IN

Re: Alex's ZRP Retro Racer aka ???

Post by 80's MonsterMan » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:12 am

Alex,

Dude that looks bada$$ bro! Man you done great on the new body holes turned out perfecto. :thumbsup: This is the exact stance and ride height i'm going with my old build now. Looks just like a truck out of the TNT Renegade monster truck series out of the late 80's congrats man. :mrgreen:

User avatar
Sixtys Guy
Approved Member
Posts: 1528
Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:48 am
Location: Tasmania, Australia

Re: Alex's ZRP Retro Racer aka ???

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:00 am

Looks great Alex. The Clod body looks great!

User avatar
GRAVETXT-1
Regular Member
Posts: 913
Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:28 pm
Location: Cheshire, United Kingdom

Re: Alex's ZRP Retro Racer aka ???

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:42 pm

Thanks Marty & Mark appreciate the comments :) glad I didn't go for RC4WD Chevy body overly expensive and complex not to mention slightly longer than Tamiya Clod body I believe.

Old school Tamiya FTW 8)
Alex

Grim Reaper, Valhalla, Ford Of The Dead, Kings Bounty, Gauntlet, Gauntlet # 2, Clawing Dead

User avatar
GRAVETXT-1
Regular Member
Posts: 913
Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:28 pm
Location: Cheshire, United Kingdom

Re: Alex's ZRP Retro Racer aka ???

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:35 pm

Our very own Aron aka SicNme products made me this amazing one off custom battery tray for this retro build. Beautifully simple design which attaches to the chassis plates by two nuts and bolts per side. Battery tray simply sits on top of the two chassis x braces.

As you can see the tray fits neatly around body post mounts and gives enough clearance for the body to sit on top. Sliding lid is simply held in place by one screw per side.

Aron is the man 8)
Attachments
battery tray mounted 001 (Small).JPG
battery tray mounted 001 (Small).JPG (37.9 KiB) Viewed 648 times
battery tray mounted 002 (Small).JPG
battery tray mounted 002 (Small).JPG (38.32 KiB) Viewed 648 times
battery tray mounted 003 (Small).JPG
battery tray mounted 003 (Small).JPG (33.53 KiB) Viewed 648 times
battery tray mounted 004 (Small).JPG
battery tray mounted 004 (Small).JPG (36.79 KiB) Viewed 648 times
battery tray mounted 005 (Small).JPG
battery tray mounted 005 (Small).JPG (35.37 KiB) Viewed 648 times
battery tray mounted 006 (Small).JPG
battery tray mounted 006 (Small).JPG (56.9 KiB) Viewed 648 times
Alex

Grim Reaper, Valhalla, Ford Of The Dead, Kings Bounty, Gauntlet, Gauntlet # 2, Clawing Dead

User avatar
GRAVETXT-1
Regular Member
Posts: 913
Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:28 pm
Location: Cheshire, United Kingdom

Re: Alex's ZRP Retro Racer aka ???

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:40 pm

Few more photos :)
Attachments
battery tray mounted 007 (Small).JPG
battery tray mounted 007 (Small).JPG (53.24 KiB) Viewed 648 times
battery tray mounted 008 (Small).JPG
battery tray mounted 008 (Small).JPG (44.62 KiB) Viewed 648 times
battery tray mounted 009 (Small).JPG
battery tray mounted 009 (Small).JPG (46.63 KiB) Viewed 648 times
battery tray mounted 010 (Small).JPG
battery tray mounted 010 (Small).JPG (53.66 KiB) Viewed 648 times
battery tray mounted 011 (Small).JPG
battery tray mounted 011 (Small).JPG (50.03 KiB) Viewed 648 times
battery tray mounted 012 (Small).JPG
battery tray mounted 012 (Small).JPG (48.47 KiB) Viewed 648 times
Alex

Grim Reaper, Valhalla, Ford Of The Dead, Kings Bounty, Gauntlet, Gauntlet # 2, Clawing Dead

sicNme
Approved Member
Posts: 179
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:50 am

Re: Alex's ZRP Retro Racer aka ???

Post by sicNme » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:33 am

Awe man, that battery box sucks. What a hack. Glad it came out sort of ok for ya bud.

ratpower396
Approved Member
Posts: 111
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:14 pm

Re: Alex's ZRP Retro Racer aka ???

Post by ratpower396 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:03 am

awesome build just not sure that the bolts sticking out of the bottom of the axle mounts is a good idea.. Look like they will catch on things.

User avatar
GRAVETXT-1
Regular Member
Posts: 913
Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:28 pm
Location: Cheshire, United Kingdom

Re: Alex's ZRP Retro Racer aka ???

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:41 pm

sicNme wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:33 am
Awe man, that battery box sucks. What a hack. Glad it came out sort of ok for ya bud.
:lol: thanks again Aron top job 8)
Alex

Grim Reaper, Valhalla, Ford Of The Dead, Kings Bounty, Gauntlet, Gauntlet # 2, Clawing Dead

User avatar
GRAVETXT-1
Regular Member
Posts: 913
Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:28 pm
Location: Cheshire, United Kingdom

Re: Alex's ZRP Retro Racer aka ???

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:47 pm

ratpower396 wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:03 am
awesome build just not sure that the bolts sticking out of the bottom of the axle mounts is a good idea.. Look like they will catch on things.
Thanks buddy :) I ran out of 15mm bolts and was too impatient to order more and just kept building and used 20mm bolts instead! I agree at some point I will find the patience and replace with 15mm bolts will look a lot better.
Alex

Grim Reaper, Valhalla, Ford Of The Dead, Kings Bounty, Gauntlet, Gauntlet # 2, Clawing Dead

User avatar
Sixtys Guy
Approved Member
Posts: 1528
Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:48 am
Location: Tasmania, Australia

Re: Alex's ZRP Retro Racer aka ???

Post by Sixtys Guy » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:48 am

Battery holder looks awesome!

Post Reply
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests