Ever since Pro-Line released their 1985 Toyota HiLux SR5 body I have been wanting to build a Marty McFly truck like the one that Pro-Line shows on their website. I’ve been gathering parts while building other projects and I finally found the time to get started on my personal build. Here’s what I’ve done so far.
I’m starting off with the Blazer version of the Vaterra Ascender for my build. I really like how this chassis performs and some of the unique features that it has.
A set of Pro-Line BFG tires will provide grip and give my truck the scale look that it needs.
I’m using Pro-Line’s 1.9-inch Denali beadlock wheels on the truck and before assembling them I took the time to give the wheels a coat of gloss black to give them a little shine and I stripped off the black paint from the outside beadlock ring with a little paint stripper that I picked up at the local hardware store. A few hours in my tumbler gave them a slight shine.
Damping is coming from Pro-Line’s PowerStroke shocks. I have used these on several projects and I really like how they feel.
I can’t make a McFly truck happen without Pro-Line’s Toyota SR5 body. It was designed for use on the Axial SCX10 but with some minor modifications it will fit my Vaterra Ascender. I set the body on the chassis to see what modifications were necessary to get it mounted. So far it needs new rear body mounts and maybe a slight modification to the rear shock tower.
A handful of 3D printed parts from Knight Customs will bring the body to life. I have to spend a little time getting some gloss black on some parts and yellow on others.
That’s it so far. Once I have the rear body mounts figured out and paint on the 3D printed parts this truck will fall together.