TONKA HEAVY METAL 8X8

KEN SUTHER­LAND FLORENCE, OR

RC Car Action - - READERS’ RIDES -

At the heart of this build is a 1960s-era Tonka truck cab, which Ken added onto for nearly a year un­til he ended up with the four-foot-long, all-metal beast you see here. The en­tire body (aside from that vin­tage lower cab sec­tion) is fabbed from alu­minum and held to­gether with more than 200 alu­minum riv­ets. That Tonka cab had to be widened by 90mm to fit the Nitrorcx 8X8 chas­sis. It rolls on eight 3.8-inch Pro-line Mash­ers, it’s pow­ered by four brushed mo­tors and steered by two 277 oz. ser­vos, and it will climb stairs (and most any­thing else!) all day long.

RIDE

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