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Thread: CMAX Baja Blazer by GCM

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    Default CMAX Baja Blazer by GCM

    Hiya!
    We love building #tinytrucks over here, and this one has been on my mind to build up since the Ascender Blazer came out. I'm SUPER pleased with the RC4wd Blazer Hard-body kit, so it became the jump off point for this build, instead of the larger Ascender lexan version.

    The ScaleGarage has seen a ton of action these last few weeks with this build!


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    After we had cut the initial production prototypes of the CMAX setup, I had to do a test fit on the Blazer body to see where it was at for spacing and height etc. To my pleasant surprise, the fitment is really nice.



    Using a setup of rear leaf springs and front coil springs to test some fitment we came up with this:


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    After getting the final production parts finished in Black anodize it was time to put this brainchild together for good.
    I stuck the CMAX together with the basic center crossmembers to locate the thing, and get it in a frame-looking look.

    Next up is the CMAX leaf spring mounts. Figuring that all out is really pretty easy on a leaf spring truck. You mount the leafs on the axle, then stick the frame on top, and eyeball the spring location.
    I added the rear and front leaf spring mounts. The forward spring eye is stationary, with the swing hanger in the back.

    Front:





    and Rear:




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    We can't see any of the pictures


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    I seriously considered using the stock bumpers on this truck. Honestly, I think the bumpers are actually too big for the scale of the body, but that's my eye against math. In any case, I invented this drop in frame mount to hold the front bumper in place.







    This meant I can now test the chassis in the body in a more serious way, considering the stock Blazer bumper actually bolts right to the lower valance on the bodywork.... that's a bit serious... and no real room for error there.


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    No pictures for me either

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    Out back the rear stock bumper had the same treatment, a post mount that fits between the frame rails and holds the bumper in line with the body.




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    Quote Originally Posted by generis View Post
    Out back the rear stock bumper had the same treatment, a post mount that fits between the frame rails and holds the bumper in line with the body.





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    Out back the rear stock bumper had the same treatment, a post mount that fits between the frame rails and holds the bumper in line with the body.


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    Bummed! Cannot see any photos!

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    Sorry people. Google host squashed all my pics if you're not on a google browser.

    I'll fix this later. Kinda pissed off right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by generis View Post
    Sorry people. Google host squashed all my pics if you're not on a google browser.

    I'll fix this later. Kinda pissed off right now.
    Hahaha okay thank you!!!

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