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    Default Hooked by the "Quicksand"!

    So, ever wonder what you want to build next, then BAM....something pops up on the interweb and your hooked! That's what happened when I recently came across a online story about FCA/Jeep newest concept/show vehicles. It's called Quicksand, and it will be an offroad / onroad use vehicle.
    So after catching the bug to build that killer Jeep Quicksand here is a start. Disassemble, lay out a plan and study a ton of photos. Start chopping off what doesn't stay, mark out the cut lines, fill a few (a bunch) holes, cut out a scale 4" out of the roof and A pillars, extend the roof to make up for lowering the windshield frame, close in the rear hatch, cut open the roof, cut down the doors, cut out the B pillars from the roof, close the rear side openings of the roof (where the fuel filler necks will go), cut out the rear tailgate, open the taillights....and there's still a ton to do! Have to modify the grill to match the Quicksand grill. Still have to decide what frame to use, not sure if it will be another J2 or based on SCX10 frame rails as I will need the motor to be centered under the hood. May just fab a front motor plate so the body sits low on the frame rails.

    Inspiration pics...Quicksand2.jpgquicksand.jpgIMG_6588.JPGIMG_6590.JPGIMG_6591.JPGIMG_6593.JPG

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    Nice start.🤘

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    You going to use those fender flares? I'll buy them from you if not.

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    Wow, this is taking shape fast!!!
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    very cool concept Jeep and you are off to a great start.

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    This should be cool!

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    Nice - looking forward for more to come!

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    Quote Originally Posted by premierscaler View Post
    Nice start.��
    Thanks, there is more body work than I originally thought!

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    Quote Originally Posted by H2Micr0 View Post
    Wow, this is taking shape fast!!!
    Yes, but it slowed down a bit!
    Quote Originally Posted by Wrencher View Post
    very cool concept Jeep and you are off to a great start.
    That's what I thought when I first saw it. Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by matty85 View Post
    This should be cool!
    I hope so, its black so the body work has to be spot on!
    Quote Originally Posted by derdirk1 View Post
    Nice - looking forward for more to come!
    Posting progress tonight.

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    The Jeep Quicksand got its first coat of primer today. Lots of body work left to do. Oh, BTW, for you FCA/Jeep fanatics out there, the photos of the real Quicksand, is showing what will be the 2018 Wrangler front end treatment. Which is why I opened up the vertical slots like they are. Once I got past panicking over finding scale Kidney Bean's and stumbled upon these resin 1/8 scale halves, I picked up a set of HPI touring car wheels, and ground till fit, added some spinners and off we go. So progress this week...got the custom (resin) "Kidney Bean" wheels to fit, set up the axles, shocks and links. Waiting for rubber, 1.7's rear and 1.55's front. Inspiration pics first....FullSizeRender.jpgIMG_6624.JPGIMG_6625.JPGIMG_6640.JPGIMG_6644.JPGIMG_6645.JPGIMG_6648.JPGIMG_6652.JPGIMG_6654.JPG

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    Like your choice of wheels. Nice find.

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