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RC4WD 1983 Suburban w/ C60 Front Tilt Clip

RC4WD 1983 Suburban w/ C60 Front Tilt Clip

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Submitted By
Scott Lempert
Commerce Twp., MI, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title RC4WD 1983 Suburban w/ C60 Front Tilt Clip
Vehicle Class Scale, Other
Vehicle Class Other Modified Overland Truck
Chassis Brand Other
Chassis Model Austar
Other Chassis Brand and Model Austar stretched to 13 1/8 w.b.
Body Brand Other
Body Model RC4WD Blazer modified in to a Suburban
Other Body Brand and Model RC4WD
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Austar 17T
Speed Control Brand and Model Hobby Wing 1080
Battery Brand and Model 3S LIPO Gens Ace
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model Import Aluminum with Super Swampers
Shocks Brand and Model Austar Front and Losi 1/12 scale rear.
Axles Brand and Model Austar front and rear.
Paint Brand and Model Duplcolor Paintshop Series Deep Blue w/ SEM 1K HS clear.
Graphics Brand and Model na
Scale Accessories Brand and Model Todd Norton (tanwoodworks) unpainted resin accessories, chain saw, Yeti cooler, camper hot plate, mini Renegade, Pelican cases and that awesome grill! ExclusiveRC rear bench seat, all four door cards, Duramax Diesel, Radiator, battery, master cylinder and wiper motor. Cool emblems by True North RC. Custom weld tabs by Scale Metal Supplies.
Light System Brand and Model Utilized an Axial Universal Rigid light bar kit and lenses for the front and rear bumper lights, roof rack lighting and light bar.
Radio System Brand and Model Flysky FsGT5 6 channel transmitter and reciever.
Sound System Brand and Model na
Further Description/Back Story Have been wanting to build a Suburban from a couple of RC4WD Blazer bodies for some time. But I wanted it to be just a bit different. So I researched GM/GMC C60 series trucks, then designed a way to adapt the tilt front end to the Suburban built. I stretched the Austar chassis, leafed the rear suspension, built the interior to fit.

I measured 3 times cut once all the lines that I knew needed to match back up to achieve the Suburban body lines and measurements. Also stretched the front fender / wheel opening. Added body lines where needed, and made the fender flares to match the C60 front clip.

I couldn't find a roof rack that fit the long roof so I made one that the lighting could mount to as well. I made from styrene the front and rear bumpers and that tilt front clip.

The color is amazing, It is a pre mixed product by Duplicolor, their Paintshop Series. Comes in a variety of colors, this one id Deep Blue, is amazing in the sun! With the SEM Clear and wet sanded in 400, 600, 1000, 1500 and 2000 wet or dry 3M paper and buffed with Wizards Shine Master.

Build Process Photos

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