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Need some help/advice about trimming the rear of this scout body to fit on my trail trekker. As you can see the wheelbase on the body is a bit shorter. I was thinking either of two things.....

Open up the wheel wells a lot, but retain the round shape.
Or more of a "comp cut" opening where I would cut straight across from the top of the wheel opening to the back.

Any ideas?


 

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Honestly your tire is so far back that I think the straight comp cut is the only viable option out of your choices.

I would also consider filling in the huge gap in the front of the rear wheel well with some styrene.

Keep us posted on your progress since that's a cool rig
 

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Ok, I did the comp style cut. I kind of butchered the back a little more than planned, damn dremel lol. Not horrible though. I trimmed the front fenders a bit too. Mounted a light bar and winch/bumper from a wrangler model kit.

Where do I buy styrene? Is styrene the same as what plastic model are made of?






 

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Heres a few picture updates of the Micro Scout...

I finished the front bumper and made a functional working winch with a retractable keychain. I didn't think it would have enough power in it to give pull in tough spots. I was very impressed when it actually worked!




Keychain winch




Made a winch hook and tested it out.

 

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I was getting pretty bored with the body and decided it needed a change. After seeing a bunch of other builds on different RC crawlers, I knew I wanted to go with a "old weathered" look. And I also really wanted to run the interior from the Scout model.

I'll just post the pics, you'll get the idea.




Test fit the interior, I could make this work with some more trimming and a bunch of glue.



Started painting the body and giving it some scuffs and damage to the paint.

Rust-


Green-


After scuffing the paint with a sanding pad -


Painted the grill rust, and then used a dry brush with steel paint -



 
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