Final Build Photos
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|Commerce Twp., MI, United States of America|
|Readers Ride Title||RC4WD 1983 Suburban w/ C60 Front Tilt Clip|
|Vehicle Class||Scale, Other|
|Vehicle Class Other||Modified Overland Truck|
|Other Chassis Brand and Model||Austar stretched to 13 1/8 w.b.|
|Body Model||RC4WD Blazer modified in to a Suburban|
|Other Body Brand and Model||RC4WD|
|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