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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 biggest challenge was retaining the functionality of the tank tracks with the new driveline, but with a few fabricated parts and some careful engineering of existing ones he made it work. A GCM motor relocation kit helped, along with a custom transfer case, MIP driveshafts with beef tubes in the front axle, and parts from Locked Up RC to add heft. He inserted a proper differential out back in place of the locker and brazed the sprocket drives onto the driveshafts. The rig is powered by a Tekin 35T brushed motor and FXR speed control. He did a fair bit of work to the RC4WD Cruiser cab to get it to look right, but we think the end result was worth the work!

 

Want to see your machine here? Send photos and a description to readersrides@airage.com. Be sure to send the full-size photos. If that bogs your email, use WeTransfer–it’s easy and free.  

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Updated: July 27, 2017 — 3:10 PM
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