MAZ-537 8X8

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MAZ-537 8X8

Post by CLODZ_72_2003 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:32 am

Been working on this for awhile and finally have enough progress to post up some pics


Came across a 6X6 Worminator and was not really doing it for me.I saw an 8x8 conversion and I had to have me one

heres how the worm started out as

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than I got my hands on a RC4WD Hercules chassis and started the conversion

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I wanted to go the UGLY route and came across this beauty

A MAZ 537

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Started the conversion with a a busted globe body and started chopping


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Than came the donor body...wanted to do as lil body work as possible and cutting the roof was best with the curves of the globe

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Extended the cab about 2"

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Donor roof added

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Added front panel

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A quick Mock-up of the body on the chassis

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That's where I'm at right now...Thank for looking.....Will post more soon with some goodies


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Re: MAZ-537 8X8

Post by Gunder463 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:47 am

looks awesome, what axles you using? i want a 6x6 or an 8x8 so bad.

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Re: MAZ-537 8X8

Post by CLODZ_72_2003 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:50 am

Gunder463 wrote:looks awesome, what axles you using? i want a 6x6 or an 8x8 so bad.

I went with RC4WD worminator axles...But TLT axles would be just as good and cheaper 8)


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Re: MAZ-537 8X8

Post by SFC K » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:07 pm

Wow! Impressive work! I really like the Mack shell as well. 8)

Subscribed! :)
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Re: MAZ-537 8X8

Post by weeb_beano » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:35 pm

Alfy! Good to see you again!
This is a sick looking project so far. I know that the 537s are more of a prime mover but I can't help but imagine an ICBM or tactical nuclear missile as payload :)

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Re: MAZ-537 8X8

Post by CLODZ_72_2003 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:40 pm

weeb_beano wrote:Alfy! Good to see you again!
This is a sick looking project so far. I know that the 537s are more of a prime mover but I can't help but imagine an ICBM or tactical nuclear missile as payload :)

Now THAT would be awesome.......Thanks fellas, appreciate the feedback



Small update here while waiting for some more styrene.....Wanted to give this rig a trail look as opposed to military and came across and idea and Russiloud from truscale.com made them happen.....http://www.truescale-rc.com/

simple yet affective screw on hubs

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ordered about 4 bags worth of scale bolts from RC4WD and bingo...got a bad Halgars trucks are cooler than mine look to the rig


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thanks for looking..will post more soon


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Re: MAZ-537 8X8

Post by SFC K » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:30 am

Looking better every time you post up! I like those hubs for the wheels. That would take for ever to add all those screws! :shock:
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Re: MAZ-537 8X8

Post by Gunder463 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:27 am

seriously sick truck, if you EVER sell this send it my way.

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Re: MAZ-537 8X8

Post by CLODZ_72_2003 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:27 pm

Thanks Fellas



Heres some updated pics and looking for feedback


I made a bed for the rear but thinking its a bit too tall and cartoonish? Thoughts?

I also came across a fuel tank that fits just right with the rig, Along with an aerodyne sleeper giving it a bit more of an expedition looks to it....Which is fine for me, because I was not looking to completely duplicate the maz...I wanted to add my own style to it


thanks for looking

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Re: MAZ-537 8X8

Post by ClodMonster » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:19 pm

Good lord this beast is sexy! =D>

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Re: MAZ-537 8X8

Post by CLODZ_72_2003 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:22 pm

ClodMonster wrote:Good lord this beast is sexy! =D>

LOL, Gracias :lol:


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Re: MAZ-537 8X8

Post by CLODZ_72_2003 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:25 pm

Gunder463 wrote:seriously sick truck, if you EVER sell this send it my way.
hmmmmm, I am always looking to make deals :wink: ........In the market for 1/14 rigs possibly a clod (pending on specs)......just letting it out there 8) 8) 8)



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Re: MAZ-537 8X8

Post by charliechristmas58 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:56 pm

Yep lose the bed or bring down the sides . other than that it looking great. :)
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