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Thread: The Raven-JK Special - ST4 Entry

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    Default The Raven-JK Special - ST4 Entry

    After some heavy offroading at an imaginary TTC, the Raven is coming.
    I've been wanting to make up a full offroad JK for a long time, and now with a long deadline to the finish, I just might get it done in time!
    My long love of the JK is now out on my sleeve! ST4 here I come!

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    The JK is an icon in the modern offroading world. And considering the massive scale truck following in the RC community, it was time to take a JK build to the next level. This project shows my love for offroad performance first, and attention to detail second, but not at the expense of ease of use. That's how the Raven was born.


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    Here's the finished Jeep. Read this thread to see how it happened!

    Last edited by generis; 08-16-2012 at 11:02 AM.

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    Stuff I intend to duplicate for ST4... Here's the real truck pics for reference

    Tube work in roofline:




    Black chrome wheel style:



    Fender-Bolt on style with marker light:



    Bolt on fender, angle rear hatch removable, clipped bumper with tow hooks:



    Hard to see... but bolt on fender, clipped front bumper:



    Short doors, all 4. No window pillars on doors:



    Bolt on fender, high mount coilover shock setup:



    Rear Light panels, clipped rear bumper with tow hooks:



    Under body rock lights 4dr:



    Flag mirrors, dual exhaust, clipped rear bumper with tow hooks:



    Snorkel and wipers and hood lighting. Also front mounted winch and fairlead with tube stinger/guard: (mud optional! haha)



    Shaved Rear tailgate- no spare mount:



    Ends reference pics

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    looking forward to this one.
    Scale Crawling: all the realism without the pain!

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    man, me too!! With this much time I might get it done for once! haha!
    There's some really sick entries in the ST4 this year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by generis View Post
    BAM!! This could almost be an RC already!

    I have a suspicion this is going to be a clean build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by generis View Post
    Stuff I intend to duplicate for ST4... Here's the real truck pics for reference

    Hard to see... but bolt on fender, clipped front bumper:



    looking forward to see this done chris, gonna be sick truck if it's anything like your brute!

    as pictured above, I like these wheels more

    if you need help or anything with the doors let me know, i can lend ya one of mine from my jeep build, they turned out pretty good (minus the fisheye paint that needs to be redone).

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    I have a set of wipers from a Tamiya Tundra kit that I'll send you today.

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    Thanks man, but I actually have everything, its just not together yet.

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    Well, let's get started.
    I know we don't need to give an introduction to the NewBright JK bodies. Here's another one... but with a full flat floorpan, wheel wells, and door pillars and panels.



    And of course that brings me to the first and most obvious problem. No frame. Oh well, better make one that I can use, and will fit with the stock design of the truck best I can.
    The stock frames hold the front shock coilovers way up high and toward the rear of the wheelwell, so I'll start with that. And somehow use some of the running gear I like from the regular shelf. It came out like this up front:



    The next order of business was to make the frame fit and support the floor and body and still hold up the thing from the suspension point of view. So I'm over to this end now, and it looks like this, fitting around the floor and tcase, but follows the stock floorpan lines. Finally mud proofed wheelwells!



    That's a start!
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    And a good start at that!
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