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Old-School Monster Mopar Replica [READER’S RIDE]

Old-School Monster Mopar Replica [READER’S RIDE]

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Scott Lempert is a machine when it comes to custom scale builds. He sends in so many awesome projects we could practically give him a tenured position in Reader’s Rides! Just in time for Halloween, his latest build is a retro-themed monster truck patterned after the ’80s-vintage Dodge D-Series called Desperado. Scott tells us he had been feeling nostalgic for his T-Maxx/E-Maxx/Summit monster truck phase several years back, and wanted to get back to those roots with a custom monster, and to give himself a challenge he wanted to do a Mopar! No D-Series Ram bodies are available off the shelf, so he went about converting a 1:10 Tamiya Clodbuster body to create the needed 1987 Dodge D100. Then he set about fabricating a chassis using an assortment of miscellaneous frame pieces that he adapted to work together. Running gear consists of an Axial SCX10 transmission re-clocked to allow the motor to be mounted on top. That sends power to SSD Diamond axle housings with SCX10 internals, then down to JConcepts Renegade tires mounted on Tribute rims with Crawford Engineering bead lock rings. Scale touches include a Hemi V8 and interior accessories from Exclusive RC. The Hemi got hand-bent aluminum headers too. A Sense Innovations sound box finishes things off nicely.

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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: October 25, 2018 — 9:38 AM
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