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Thread: Delux builds a Jeep YJ Wrangler..

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    Default Delux builds a Jeep YJ Wrangler..

    This is going to be a quick and simple build using as many parts that I already have on hand as possible..

    Over summer we like to go camping alot, I always pack an RC to take along but pretty much everytime I do I manage to break or damage some little detail part..

    So this is gonna be my traveler! Simple and tough on the outside with some fun detailing on the inside.
    This is heavily influenced by Kevs Mangler and Mattys YJ Jeep.

    Initially I had the idea of building a mini-me of my Cherokee using a Proline body and an SCX. It would have done the job just fine, tough and simple. But I just couldn't bring myself to be seen in public with a lexan shell.......





    So this one got shelved.... I've stripped the running gear out of it to use in the YJ build...
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    I've had a Modellex YJ chassis sitting around for ages, this will be perfect for the job!

    They are all steel,with integrated bumpers. Doesn't get more solid than that!

    The bodywork is nice and simple, a radiused rear arch and simple trimmed fenders up front..

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    I tidied up the front end, removing the silly light bracket thingy and filling the edges of the grill in so they were the correct shape for a YJ.



    Darn Jerps! An indicator fell out!

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    I shaved the molded brackets off the hood and drilled holes for wire ones..



    On the back I filled in the yuck stock body mounts and added a fuel filler under the rear light..

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    The basic shell ready for paint and weathering etc..

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    Bob and Angus discuss the build...



    Starting the weathering process..


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    Wow, so many great tricks with this build! And it's barely begun!

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    Been looking forward to this build! I like the filler cap you added, great start

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    Thanks guys! This build has been in my head for a while but Matty85s lil YJ convinced me i needed to do it!

    Painting time!


    After a can of this and this;


    You get this,



    And this;



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    I went with a chrome grill for added tackiness!

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