Bouncy Update!!

Cowboyclod

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Trailer has be retro fitted with a beaver tail and hinged fold flip over ramps including scale chain and shackles. I will be making a goose neck onto the front end of the trailer and perhaps someday I'll get a black rc dully truck built to match. At some point I will be either making better tie downs or buy a set for the tires it was in my mind to install a nice floating shelf to sit this baby on so everybody can see
 
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Paul4x4

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Nice to see this one again. One of my all time favorite Clod builds! Looks awesome on the trailer with the transport tires. I would love to build a trailer like that someday. :cool:
 

Cowboyclod

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Thanks Bouncy has been updated with a HobbyWing 860 ESC The teu103BK was giving off a strong odour even with the engine sound box disconnected.
 

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That looks awesome. How long did it take to get it to it's current glory?
 

Cowboyclod

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Lets just say..It took me many years to tweak out all the details correctly so its dead on like the real deal that was finally fully restored in August 2018 and then went down to the Hall Of Fame In Auburn Indiana for the winter and then came back up here late last Spring 1980's grainy pictures of Bouncy made it very difficult to find the all correct details but that all changed last year when Mike Harrison provided clear pictures of the restoration progress in work of which I saved all to my PC and used them as a tool to find all the details. Thanks to Mike Krieger for suggesting me to use a hobby saw to cut the hood, I took my sweet time cutting the hood four and half hours of cutting being that this is my baby. It was so hard to over come my fear when it came to cutting the hood that's why I did allot research finding the proper safe method because once you start cutting theirs no turning back being said that everything had to be done perfectly with the right tools. Using dental floss to cut the hood just would not do it for me
 
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Cowboyclod

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She looks high but keep in mind the real Bouncy had a more vertical look If you look at the top of the tire and where the straight rail frame is you can see she sat higher compared to what she looks today I'm thinking later on the original owner removed some leaf springs causing Bouncy to squat more but for me I prefer the higher look on the RC version as I was told my build is second to none







 

Cowboyclod

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Last month I lowered the suspension and made some corrections in the cosmetic department including polishing the body minus the decals with liquid crystal automotive polymer advanced formula in preparation of being displayed with the real Bouncy at Motorama in a week



Added my own white scale brake line heading down to the front scale disc brake



Recreated the part above the Valvoline decal to make it look like its apart of the steering shaft
 
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Cowboyclod

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Being that I only have limited time before the 13th I decided to go with a circular servo saver disc as my radiator fan, I was also thinking a nice pair of scale velocity stacks but nah its too late now
 

rcwanab

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I really like this build. Fun seeing the scale details. Reminds me of how I fell in love with rc back in early to mid 90’s. Congrats on a great truck!
 

Cowboyclod

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I just recently updated the trailer with a goose neck hitch with landing gear hooked up to two Futaba S3003 servo's their not operating yet,






Snow Queen Pictures


 
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Cowboyclod

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Finally some nice outdoor pictures I always say outdoor photos are the best




These tires are for outdoor use the GoldYear Tires are for indoor display
 

Tomi_A

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This is really nice! Lots of cool details. Now you need a proper puller truck to haul this beast through the states.
 

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