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Tribute Trophy Rat [READER’S RIDE]

Tribute Trophy Rat [READER’S RIDE]

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The full-size Trophy Rat has become something of a magazine and internet superstar over the last year or two. Built by Keith Northrup to promote his company Northrup Fabrications, the rusty old ’37 International pickup body hides a custom tube-frame chassis with a full-on trophy truck suspension and a Corvette-sourced LS6 V-8. Scott Lempert was impressed enough with the Trophy Rat that he decided to fabricate his own in 1:10 scale. Scott scratchbuilt the chassis using nearly 17 feet of brazed tubing—a mix of 3/16in. steel brake line and 1/8in. and 1/16in. welding rod. Its wrapped in a styrene body that is also 100-percent handbuilt. Scott bolted up a 2WD Traxxas Slash front suspension with a set of 80mm shocks; the rear uses an SCX10 diff in a 4-link setup. Power comes courtesy of Castle Creations: a Neu-Castle 5700Kv brushless with a Sidewinder 3 controller, put to the ground through a set of Pro-Line BFG KO2 G8s on billet D-holes with beadlock rings painted to match the original Trophy Rat. LED headlights and taillights give some added realism.

Trophy Rat, SEMA, Northup Fab, Traxxas Slash, Axial SCX10, Castle Creations, Sidewinder, Pro-Line

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Updated: December 27, 2017 — 12:55 PM
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