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Jan 09, 2010, 04:22 PM
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tamiya cc01 fj cruiser

heres my new build.
i was never a tamiya fan,but they were the only ones that made a independent front,solid rear axel 4x4.
i own a 07 4x4 fj cruiser and wanted a rc like it.
so here it is!

first i bought a body,a toy rc truck.
$55 just to use the toy rc's body!

next i picked up the newwest tamiya cc01 based chassis.
a toyota land cruiser.also picked up a bearing set for it
i shop at rpphobby,great prices and fast shipping.

began assembly asap!
this kit is easy and quick to build.

inorder for the wheelbase to fit my fj body,i had to shoeten it by 1/4 in.
it was easy,direct bolt by not using 4 parts #m2 in the manual

body mounting!

with rock creepers!

the finished product!

heres a few vids in the mud,and on ice!
stock tires and open front diff!

Last edited by igotit; Jan 09, 2010 at 04:49 PM.
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Jan 09, 2010, 04:25 PM
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i plan on adding a 1/2 lift and put the rock creepers back on,along with a 45t lathe motor.and ball bearing steering mod as well
runtime is about 20 min,speed is about 20 mph.
i also shaved the front knuckles for more steering throw.
Jan 18, 2010, 06:19 AM
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i can see that scale trucks arent popular here,maybe im in the wrong section.
Jan 22, 2010, 01:31 AM
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can I use lipos in this truck? where does it mount to?
Jan 26, 2010, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by playerpete
can I use lipos in this truck? where does it mount to?
you can use lipo's in any truck,as long as your esc is capable of running lipo's.
as far as i know the stack tamiya esc cant handle lipo's.

the lipo fits in the same place the standard battery goes.
Feb 03, 2010, 11:03 PM
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tyou inspired me to get this truck so I did. Will try to put b/l system in it and lipo. havent started the build yet but i will soon..
Feb 04, 2010, 07:33 AM
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Sweet looking ride good and pics too.
Feb 06, 2010, 02:59 PM
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Nice build.

I just got done with a a discontinued VW Touareg from Tamiya which uses the same CC-01 chassis. It just comes with a million decals. I actually prefer the Toyota Landcruiser, but I got this for a good price. And body is no longer made.

I ran it awhile and just in the last day or two went back in and replaced all the bearings with metal sealed BB as you have. I bought an extra set in case during the build I lost one or quantities weren't right.

When I opened the rear axle housing, it had dirt get in it, it was stuck to the middle of the passenger rear axle but away from the bearings.

For the rebuild, I made sure I had two full 10gram tubes of Tamiya "HG" ceramic grease, the kind (non "HG" but still "Ceramic") included in original kit in a 3 GM tube was discontinued. I used about 7 or 8 grams of one tube on the whole car. I had heard rumored that it helps if you run a bead of grease along seams and if possible tape over the seam after the housing is closed. So I did this to the rear axle, not only using grease along the seam, but taping with a thin strip of ductwork tape (NOT ductape, but the thin stuff that looks like tinfoil).

I am a complete newbie at this, so I hope this will work.

The other thing that was a disaster waiting to happen was the three machine screws that thread into the metal housing of the rear differential and hold it together had come completely loose inside the plastic axle and were about to go sailing about the inside. I remembered that a screw going into metal should be locktited so I blue locktited them this time.

The front diff was fine.

Haven't had a chance to run it yet but on the stand it was much smoother than with plastic bearings. Hums along nicely, faster too I think.

I'm thinking about getting another truck, so I may have to make room and sell this at some point near future, but it's been fun with the CC-01.

I see you've taken it on some rough terrain...gives me an idea of what my VW is capable of.

In the VW build, part M2 is not used...but the arms are mounted to the rearward bosses not the forward bosses as in your pixs. This means that my wheelbase is prob 1 inch longer than your modified one...even longer than the Tamiya Landcusuer stock body. My wheelbase comes in at 10.5 inches.

What wheelbase would I have to mod mine to if I bought your 3rd party body, and where did you buy the body from? It looks like I may be able to just mount to the farther forward bosses without much modification to the VW built CC-01.
Last edited by H2Ohaze; Feb 06, 2010 at 03:25 PM.
Apr 08, 2010, 01:42 AM
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the chassis on your vw is the same chassis i have...all cc01's use the same chassis.
set it up like mine.....my body come from target online,for around $30-$60 plus shipping.
will fit any cc chassis,just have to shorten your drive shaft.
body is a nikko

its very hard to keep dirt out,i use a silicone grease on the seams and smear some on the outside of the bearings. i use silicone base grease because silicone blocks out most of the water.
but dirt and water will eventually get in there no matter what you use.

as far as bolts backing out,i use blue lock tight.
the cc01 can be a very capable trail/mud truck with only a few mods.

best mod ive found so far is the ball bearing aluminium steering upgrade,next is bearings (you already have) and give it a lift kit.
Last edited by igotit; Apr 09, 2010 at 01:53 AM.
Apr 08, 2010, 04:02 PM
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Nice! just peel off the new bright stickers though, it kinda takes away the scale look with toyota symbols and new bright symbols.
Apr 09, 2010, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by jettrooper02
Nice! just peel off the new bright stickers though, it kinda takes away the scale look with toyota symbols and new bright symbols.
the newbright emblem isnt a sticker,its painted very good on there!
ill have to repaint the body.

the lisence plate however is a sticker
Apr 09, 2010, 12:36 AM
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ive pulled off the fj body to borrow the chassis for mock-up on my other build.

im scratch building a 1992 suzuki carry kei truck.

heres the link to the complete build!
Apr 09, 2010, 01:30 AM
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sorry, i looked at it again and i saw that there wasn't the tell tail sticker outlines. yeah, a good coat of paint could work. it could also allow you to do a more custom color, like one of the blue one's i've seen being sold and driven in my area.
Apr 09, 2010, 01:38 AM
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the blue ones look great,but i wanted to make it closly match my 1:1 fj.
Apr 09, 2010, 01:45 AM
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ahh. well maybe you could find exactly the same shade of paint as your full size, and then add some detail lines into it. check out forums.thetoyz.com 's crawler and scale section, they have a lot of scale cars and trucks there. and a lot of good info.

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