One of the best vehicles from the late 1980’s and early 1990’s remains the Ford F-150 pick-up truck. The brick nose, popular to the current day, served as a cross-over from complete square body designs into a new era of truck looks and detail. The single cab truck shell is “Built Ford Tough” and aims at a market that garners a look, fit, and finish to tackle rough terrain. In addition to having a full body “tucked” version, JConcepts offers the “cab only” version to spice up the crawler truck market.
The passion at the JConcepts factory for early model trucks runs very deep. When called upon, the design team steps up to the plate with licensed designs, clever takes, and innovative approaches to the Golden era of pick-up trucks. The 1989 Ford F-150 “cab only” for scale RC trucks is a bit new but carries a tradition of classic looks while maintaining performance. The body is intended for 12.3” wheelbase builds and fits a large assortment of vehicles on the market to satisfy a genre.
After trial and testing, the design team presents a “tucked” 1989 Ford for increased front tire clearance and articulation. Performance does not stop there as a slim front section slides or “tucks” through tight quarters making it possible to conquer tough or enclosed trailing course sections. With plenty of mounting space on the hood, along with large wheel well openings, the body is perfect for class 2 competitions or general low-stance crawling.
The combined design with brick-nose front-end, chisel-side panels and single cab construction has all the foundation of a hardworking pick-up truck. The factory pre-trimmed body has a recessed front windshield and side-windows create a solid upper section to withstand roll-overs and descending incidents found on the trail. Finish off the 1989 body shell with included decals for grille, and headlights. Also included with the clear body is window mask and as always, everything is backed with JConcepts customer support and racing heritage.
- Officially licensed by Ford to JConcepts
- Clear, pre-trimmed body with protective film
- Body measures a 7.25” center width
- Scale inspired body, cab, and window design
- “Tucked” front section
- 1:1 headlight and grille treatment
- Clear heavy-duty polycarbonate with protective film
- Window masks and detailed Ford sheet included
Notes from the team:
The JCI 1989 Ford F-150 photo truck is an Element RC Enduro with removed floorboards. It’s important that the body is either mounted high enough to clear side-guards or floorboards, or it’s necessary to remove them all together to meet the width of the shell. The truck is fitted with JConcepts #3089 Hunk tires in green compound and mounted on #3413 Hazard aluminum bead-lock wheels. The front bumper used is the Axial (#AXI230050).
To fit this body on a TRX-4 Sport or Enduro, you will need to remove the side pods and relocate all electronics to the center / front of the chassis. This body fits crawlers with a width of approximately 5″ or less.
The JConcepts tube bed is available via 3D printing from JConcepts on Shapeways. One part of each item is required to build a complete bed to fit on an Element Enduro. Hardware is not included.
- 2971-001 – Tube bed frame
- 2971-002 – Tube bedside, Left
- 2971-003 – Tube bedside, Right
- 2971-004 – Tube upright bed rack
- 2971-005 – CreepER cab mount plate
- 2971-006 – CreepER bed floor
JCI Tuck 1989 Ford F-150, cab only 12.3″ wheelbase
Part # – 0485
Retail price – $32.00
Map price – $27.20
(Fits – Traxxas TRX-4 Sport, Enduro, Axial, Vanquish 12.3″ wheelbase)
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