Trailwalker Bronco - New Bright Body Build

OverlandRC

Member
So after surfing a few very good threads I got on the New Bright Bronco train. I'll be throwing it on an Element Trailwalker with the IFS kit installed.
Picked this up for $30, it doesn't suspect a thing....
https://flic.kr/p/2nu7kKu
I made a few parts for a friend's build so mounting the body should be fairly easy, though the parts were for an SCX10 and not an Enduro.

https://flic.kr/p/2nu4Wq3
I didn't notice the mirror was snapped off, I may try and source a replacement one or design a new one in cad, good opportunity for a fold-away function.
 

OverlandRC

Member
For the Mirror, You could see if the folding ones and hard plastic cowl will fit the body?
Assuming you're talking about the TRX4 one, I don't believe I could fit it mainly due to the cowl on the New Bright one being molded into the body itself.
 

OverlandRC

Member
I mounted the body using a combined front dual clip style mount and a rear slot made to capture a tab at the rear of the chassis https://flic.kr/p/2nuaycU https://flic.kr/p/2nuaA3V Not super content with the bumper gap but that can be changed with different clip inserts. Overall I'm very pleased with how sturdy the combined mounting systems hold the body on. Next step is to work out some rock sliders.
 

XWAZ

New member
Assuming you're talking about the TRX4 one, I don't believe I could fit it mainly due to the cowl on the New Bright one being molded into the body itself.
Yes sorry, on the TRX the mirror appears to pivot in a similar location so maybe just the mirror would be a possible swap.
 

OverlandRC

Member
Yes sorry, on the TRX the mirror appears to pivot in a similar location so maybe just the mirror would be a possible swap.
Hmm, maybe I could purchase the mirror and design and print the "bracket" part that it swivels on.
 

XWAZ

New member
Hmm, maybe I could purchase the mirror and design and print the "bracket" part that it swivels on.
Traxxas 9217 looks to be the cowl, mirrors, and wipers. Looks like they are somewhere between $8-12 so might be worth a try to see what can be reused.
 

OverlandRC

Member
After cutting up the body and installing the TRX4 light buckets and bumpers, I needed to remake my body mounts to make room for everything to fit together right.
https://flic.kr/p/2nysK4V https://flic.kr/p/2nyqgWP https://flic.kr/p/2nysK5G I still need to make rear inner fenders, but I'm already really happy with the fit and finish it has so far. Next steps will be moving toward paint, but I'd like to take it out for a good test drive beforehand.
 

SurlyBurly

Some day I'll be both revered & passe like Madonna
Is that a skid in the front or are the front links really that big slab looking thing?
 

SurlyBurly

Some day I'll be both revered & passe like Madonna
It's IFS so there are no links. It bolts to the chassis and those are skids in front and behind it.
Of course. Don't mind me.
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Kear

Bleb
It's IFS so there are no links. It bolts to the chassis and those are skids in front and behind it.
IFS doesn't mean no links!....well it does on RCs usually, because single and dual 'A-Arm' setups are much easier to engineer on something like an RC.

Buut, this Bronco has a fantastic stance! Very comparable to the real ones I've seen!
 

OverlandRC

Member
IFS doesn't mean no links!....well it does on RCs usually, because single and dual 'A-Arm' setups are much easier to engineer on something like an RC.

Buut, this Bronco has a fantastic stance! Very comparable to the real ones I've seen!
Very true. Thanks for the compliment!
 
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