Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by xDezor » Sat May 30, 2015 11:36 pm

Very cool!
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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by SFC K » Sat May 30, 2015 11:51 pm

Yes! I like it! :mrgreen: :wink:
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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:46 am

Fellow clodtalk members your assistance is greatly needed! Help me choose a body in my opinion body choice/ paintjob makes or breaks a truck.

Good job I didn't get Shane to source me a 72' Chevy C10 body and paint it as I would have ended up in a real face palm situation. And nobody wants that. Son of a b####!

Two things are essential 1. not pre painted 2. flat sided (the design I have in mind stretches most of the side of the body) so unfortunately Parma Blackfoot body is no use for instance.

As you guys know I prefer old school bodies to modern but I will consider modern looking body if push comes to shove.

1/ 10 scale bodies will be too big and 1/ 12 scale bodies to small. I GUESS I need something in between.

Pro line 1972 Chevy C10 body # 3251-00 (which arrived yesterday) is listed on Tower Hobbies as being;

15" length (in reality is 14")

6" width

5" height (in reality is 4")


Pro line 1956 Ford F-100 # 3246-00 (Ford of the dead) is listed as;

17.5" length

6.7" width

5.9" height


As you can see F-100 body is way to big looks like wheels/ tyres and body and nothing in between. C10 body is too short and WAY to narrow.

C' mon guys help me out :popcorn:
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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:12 pm

I actually think the Ford of the Dead body looks like the right size.....

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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by andymac0035 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:24 pm

Sixtys Guy wrote:I actually think the Ford of the Dead body looks like the right size.....
Have to agree, looks like it was made for it.

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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by SFC K » Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:49 am

I agree. Ford of the dead looks great1


This might suit your build as well. :wink:

Pro-Line 1966 Ford F-100 Clear Body in two sizes...

Length: 19.0" (483mm)
Width: at doors 7.1" (180mm)
Height: 6.1" (157mm)
Wheel Base: 13.0" (330mm)

Or
Length: 15.5" (394mm)
Width: 5.9" (150mm)
Height: 5.0" (127mm)
Wheel Base: 10.1" (257mm)
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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by JKRacing37 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:25 am

I would also agree. Ford of the Dead body look spot on.

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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by Sixtys Guy » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:43 am

Hey Alex. Someone posted these on FB today, thought you would appreciate them!

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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:13 pm

Sixtys Guy wrote:I actually think the Ford of the Dead body looks like the right size.....
Was afraid you guys might say that! I was thinking only the other day maybe a 1/ 10 scale body but with wheel wells cut out monster jam style would lessen the bulk so to speak and look a lot better in my eyes.

Just like that incredible Graveyard Shift body 8) thanks Mark.

@ Jeff 66' F-100 is deffo worth considering with the wheel wells cut out.

Am bowled over by the response thanks guys :)
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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:44 pm

Finally received body off Shane I decided upon a Parma 57' Chevy Bel Air in the end as its same length/ width as F-100 body. But much shorter in height so exposes much more of the chassis which is essential when mixing Wheely King chassis with Clod tyres and 1/10 scale body!

Shane has cut out the wheel arches as well which helps a great deal as well.

Very happy with the paintjob Shane has managed to include all of the design features I asked for even included some lightning which I asked for (above treasure chest) !

The armor on top of the roof is meant to belong to a knight but kinda looks like dragon armor but still pretty darn cool!

Being really honest had a FFS! moment when I first took the body out of the box and realized Shane had stuck the three piece body together with two inch wide black plumbers tape :shock: I could literally move the front section up and down with ease. I wish I had taken a photo to show just how bad it was...

Painstakingly I removed the god forsaken plumbers tape (some paint did come off with it) and thought this requires a mechanical solution.

So drilled six 3mm holes and used hex head screws with washers and lock nuts four on the hood and two for the rear bumper piece. Hood is totally solid now as if it were a one piece body.

Drilled the front body post holes but not done the rear holes yet as rear body posts aren't long enough. Blu tack does the job for now.

So need four new txt-2 body posts and yellow planetarys for the wheels (yellow represents gold bounty as per kb lettering) then finally this truck will be finished :)

So much time and effort put into this truck you would not believe!
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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:51 pm

:)
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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:57 pm

And yes Justin it was you that influenced me to get a Bel Air body!
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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:50 am

WOW, totally surprised me with the body choice

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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by shadowfocus603 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:39 am

Absolutely beautiful body. Can't say enough how much I like that.

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Re: Alex's TX-WK2 build aka KINGS BOUNTY

Post by SFC K » Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:48 am

Glad you were able to remove the tape without much damage. Can't even tell. Bolting it together was a great idea!


BTW, It Looks freaking sweeeeet! 8) :supz: \:D/ :eyepopping: :headbang:
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