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Streeeetch-job ’32 Ford [READERS RIDE]

Streeeetch-job ’32 Ford [READERS RIDE]

Scott Lempert tells us the inspiration for this build came from a 1/8-scale Monogram engine kit that was given to him by a friend. The ‘50s-era 312 Y-block motor had the option for a wild direct crank-driven Potvin supercharger, but fitting it in a hot rod would mean an extended frame chassis, so Scott scratch-built […]
Trick Toyota SCX10 from the Land of the Rising Sun [READER’S RIDE]

Trick Toyota SCX10 from the Land of the Rising Sun [READER’S RIDE]

Greg Zawatski didn’t re-build his SCX10 right away but after running it stock (as a Jeep JK Unlimited RTR) for two years it was due for a freshening up, and he decided he might as well make some strategic upgrades. Originally a Pennsylvania native, Greg now resides in Osaka, Japan and he gave the truck some […]

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HPI Wheely King Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

HPI Wheely King Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Here’s one you don’t see every day: HPI’s wheelie-popping monster truck turned into a rock-crawling tube frame buggy. Steve Glasbergen from Tsawwassen, British Columbia sent it in.The tube chassis itself is from Integy, while power comes courtesy of a 55-turn motor and HobbyWing speed control with drag brake hidden under the vented hood panel. All […]
This Toyota Half-Track is All Awesome [READER’S RIDE]

This Toyota Half-Track is All Awesome [READER’S RIDE]

Toyota actually built a prototype half-track and Matthew Kett’s ultra-realistic Axial-based build recreates it amazingly well. It took him 8 months to piece together, starting with an SCX10. He salvaged the front and rear axles, transmission, and chassis rails, and spliced them with a Heng Long Walker Bulldog 1:16 RC tank. He tells us the […]

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Rough N’ Rusty Assault Vehicle [READER’S RIDE]

Rough N’ Rusty Assault Vehicle [READER’S RIDE]

Dan Boyle is a prolific builder and he sends us pix of many of his projects—which are usually scale hot rods and monster trucks. This time he sent in something a little different. This started out as a 1/18-scale Tiger Tank that Dan retrofit with an Axial Wraith frame and running gear. He upgraded the […]
Custom A/FX Chevy Drag Car [READER’S RIDE]

Custom A/FX Chevy Drag Car [READER’S RIDE]

Here’s a piece of custom-built drag racing history from Scott Lempert. Right before Funny Cars came on the scene in the 1960s several altered-wheelbase FX (factory-experimental) cars toured the match-race circuit. One such, built by race header king Doug Thorley, was the “Chevy 2 Much” — so named because it was based on a 1963 […]

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Vaterra Twin Hammers Classic Camaro [READER’S RIDE]

Vaterra Twin Hammers Classic Camaro [READER’S RIDE]

We really like the look of Juan Turcios’ Vaterra Twin Hammers ’69 Camaro – and you can tell by the patina its sees a lot of good action. The body is a Vaterra Camaro RS shell painted Tuxedo Black. He modified the suspension with Axial SCX10 upright shock mounts in front, and relocated the battery […]
RC4WD Chevy Blazer Hotrod [READER’S RIDE]

RC4WD Chevy Blazer Hotrod [READER’S RIDE]

The RC4WD Blazer hard body is an amazingly versatile piece. We’ve seen scale rigs, crawlers, monster trucks and now comes this hot rod muscle truck. Based on an Axial Wraith frame, Dan Boyle has added ultra-scale custom touches like a killer smallblock V-8 with a hi-rise Edelbrock tunnel ram intake, dual Holleys and copper wire […]

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Custom Trophy Truck – VIDEO [READER’S RIDE]

Custom Trophy Truck – VIDEO [READER’S RIDE]

Juan Turcios built his truck around a custom frame of 1/8-inch thick 5055 aluminum. A friend at TenthScaleLifestyle built a full-metal cage for it. The solid rear axle and and front A-arms are from Metal Concepts R/C. Juan made custom faux reservoirs for the Pro-Line Powerstrokes in front and Axial Yeti shocks in back. It […]
TTR Ripper Pro Clod Buster [READER’S RIDE]

TTR Ripper Pro Clod Buster [READER’S RIDE]

Justin Chaffin credits his friend James Merrill with helping him bring his vision for a shaft-driven Thunder Tech Racing Ripper Pro to life. James machined a mount for the SCX10 transmission along with aluminum upper links and new cross-members to widen the chassis. He also added TTR’s delrin with carbon fiber lower links. Castle Creations […]

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Custom 6×6 Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Custom 6×6 Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Getting a custom 6×6 truck to have the efficiency and range of motion to be a fully capable crawler can be a challenge, but Daniel Anguita wasn’t interested in a shelf-queen, so he put the work in. He grafted two sets of Axial SCX10 frame rails together with aluminum braces for the truck’s backbone. He […]
“Wart Hog” Axial SMT10 Monster Truck [READER’S RIDE]

“Wart Hog” Axial SMT10 Monster Truck [READER’S RIDE]

Jimmy Louis had been waiting years for a decent tube-frame monster truck to come out, so when Axial released their SMT10 he knew he had to have it. He dubbed his “The Warthog” and stuffed it with a Castle Creations SCT controller with a 3600kV motor. He added Boom Racing Type G piggyback shocks with […]
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