CUS­TOM TOY­OTA HALF-TRACK

MATTHEW KETT TORONTO, ON, CANADA

RC Car Action - - READERS’ RIDES -

Toy­ota ac­tu­ally built a pro­to­type half­track, and Matt’s ul­tra-re­al­is­tic Scx10based build re-cre­ates it amaz­ingly well. It took him eight months to piece to­gether; he sal­vaged Ax­ial front and rear axles, trans­mis­sion, and chas­sis rails, and spliced them with a Heng Long Walker Bull­dog 1/16 RC tank. He tells us the big­gest chal­lenge was re­tain­ing the func­tion­al­ity of the tank tracks with the new driv­e­line, but with a few fab­ri­cated parts and some care­ful engi­neer­ing of ex­ist­ing ones, he made it work. A GCM mo­tor re­lo­ca­tion kit helped, along with a cus­tom trans­fer case, MIP drive­shafts with beef tubes in the front axle, and parts from Locked Up RC to add heft. He in­serted a proper dif­fer­en­tial out back in place of the locker and brazed the sprocket drives onto the drive­shafts. The rig is pow­ered by a Tekin 35T brushed mo­tor and FXR speed con­trol. Matt did a fair bit of work to the RC4WD Cruiser cab to get it to look right, but we think the end re­sult was worth it!

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