1966 Suburban

1966 Suburban

Final Build Photos

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Submitted By
Scott Lempert
Commerce twnp, MI, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title 1966 Suburban
Vehicle Class Scale
Chassis Brand Other
Chassis Model Scratch built
Other Chassis Brand and Model Made the chassis from 1/4" square steel stock. Rear C channel, custom cantilever kit, font 1/14 scale drop axle.
Body Brand Other
Body Model 1966 Chevy Suburban
Other Body Brand and Model So, this one is a collaboration with Blake Livelsberger (metalmasher) and myself. He pulled a resin cab from Pro-Lines '66 Chevy body set. He asked if I'd be interested in trying to build a Suburban from the resin parts. Here is the outcome.
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Generic, 35t brushed.
Speed Control Brand and Model Hobby Wing 1040.
Battery Brand and Model 2s Lipo.
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model I printed the Torque Thrust wheels on my Anycubic Mono resin printer. Rear tires are HPI dirt track rubber, fronts are generic on road style.
Shocks Brand and Model Rear were HR racing fronts were Losi 1/12 scale units.
Axles Brand and Model Rear Austar, front 1/14 scale semi drop axle.
Paint Brand and Model Rustoleum teal and cream.
Scale Accessories Brand and Model Interior is scratch built, dash is a Shapeways piece.
Light System Brand and Model 5mm/3mm LED set, wired by me.
Radio System Brand and Model Skyfly 3 channel.
Further Description/Back Story Was a challenge for sure! Had not worked with resin at the level before. Blending styrene with resin, even in the bonding process was done using "super glue" at those joint areas. I used photos of other '66 Suburban's for reference.

Build Process Photos

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