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Thread: Cali Dodge Ramcharger

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    Default Cali Dodge Ramcharger

    Been wanting the new Pro-Line Racing 77’ Dodge Proline body and finally got it. Approached by Scaled3d on Instagram he wanted to give me some of his creations to showcase his work. So this seemed the best choice. Plus, I had a SCX10 I wanted to revamp, with a G-Speed LCG flat chassis rails (don’t judge I got the rig on the cheap). With its lower stance and this big body I am favoring my Pitbull rock beast 4.55 OD tires but we shall see.maybe 4.19 or 4.75.

    No change of electronics, just have to wait and see how the body fits on the chassis with the fixed shock towers.

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    Inspiration? Well Scaled3d family had a Ramcharger and enjoyed surfing. I enjoy surfing as well and I am a Mopar guy. So a California vibe felt right. I usually paint on the outside but decided to go with a clean look. So I am going to paint mostly inside with maybe some touches of weathering/dirt on outside. When I was a young lad our neighbor had a Plymouth Superbird in Sublime Green, (imagine growing up next to that each day) so I knew my color choice. So here is what I found for inspiration.

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    Thinking about going with”Plymouth” Trailduster logos instead of Dodge but we shall see what I can pull off. All I know that front bumper looks like a ScalerFab Bumper and need to research for one.

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    This is a big Lexan Kit, and just looking over it to anticipate and plan steps for painting with details for the interior.

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    Im listening... Or am I watching? Yes... Both... Do go on I LIKE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToyRCota88 View Post
    Im listening... Or am I watching? Yes... Both... Do go on I LIKE!
    Cool... I will try to keep it interesting. Thinking of going Plymouth Trailduster route.

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    Subscribed....

    *taps fingers impatiently*


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    Had to throw in some Incision links (12.3) as the links up front were pushing the axle out front too much. Now it looks correct. Now to make some inner fenders and relocate some things, maybe re-evaluate the tire size.

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    I hate trimming bodies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flerbizky View Post
    Subscribed....

    *taps fingers impatiently*

    Ha... I’ll get there. Getting chassis set first. Bumpers, sliders. BUT... I got some people helping out with some surprises.

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    Work sure gets in the way. Finally found some time to do some stuff. Found some Incision 1.9 wheels that look era appropriate. And worked some styrene to make some inner fender wells. Hopefully not only hide the wires but also create more shade inside the fenders.
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    Plus created a Velcro mount

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    Took the rear inner fenders out and opted to use a spare tire and Veterra fuel tank to fill in the back. Trimmed/painted the front inner fenders. Sliders I got some Axial SCX10ii sliders but reversed them as I think they fit the body better. Trimmed off the edges of the sliders to compliment the body. Still on the fence of bumpers but think we are ready to paint.

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    And where did I put my Velcro?

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