Well after contemplating several different body styles, i think that i've settled on something that will work with the chassis and parts i have. Plus as a bonus i wouldn't mind owning a 1:1 version someday.
So i'm going for a early J200, but with the M715 windshield and canvas roof. I'm staying with leaf springs, but running some big 2.2 and cut fenders.
This pic is the closest i could find to the overall look i wanted.
A good look at the windshield and canvas roof style i want to run, hopefully i can make it all function.
Some spare parts that were sitting on the shelf, everything brand new from other projects that stalled or changed direction. I'm going to try and build this without spending much more money
A set of somewhat rare tamyia gold shocks.
A truggy back that was made by a local guy. Designed to fit the trailfinder 2 body, but fit this build really nice
A set of tamyia leaf springs and some mounting plates that i made so they fit directly to the scx10 frame
A chassis mount servo using a axial cross member and servo mounting plate.
Everything roughly sitting in place