RC ADVENTURES – Modifying my Ford F-150 FX4 w/ a Roll Bar & Chase Rack – Bonus Slow Motion Jumps

RC ADVENTURES – Modifying my Ford F-150 FX4 w/ a Roll Bar & Chase Rack – Bonus Slow Motion Jumps


– [Host] Alrighty, let’s see what we have on the table today. Welcome back to the show, my friends. I know you’ve been tuning
in for quite some time here and you recognize this
Trail Finder two body. Now the Trail Finder two is a type of one tenth scale electric truck kit, or RTR, ready to run version, that you can get from a company
called RC Four Wheel Drive. This is the Toyota Hilux, the Mojave body with some extra hop ups or you know just kinda add ons I bought on EBay. These are rubber flares that I installed as well as a snorkel
and this back roll bar here is actually sold
by RC Four Wheel Drive but because in the last video
that I did with this truck, it was a music video, I
did a little bit of jumping and it was very very cold out and I actually on the rocks
over torqued my front axle and the alloy housing actually
exploded on this side. (engine revving) Very unusual. It was quite cold, but
even in the cold runs I’ve done before, I’ve
never seen that happen. So we had a flaw or
something get in there. Maybe a piece of rock got caught in there and it just exploded. I’ll put a little
information bar right here so you guys can see the
video if you missed it. So what I’m doing now
is because I’m waiting on the front axle housing to be replaced, I ordered one up a short time ago even though they’re not in stock, so I’m on the waiting list. This body won’t be in
use for a little while. That’s too bad cause I
really like this one. (laughs) This back bar, this roll bar, I installed and you’ll see why in the video. (truck crashing) It is for protection that
goes across the back, right? You don’t wanna land on the
top and break one of the sides cause that’s what happened
to kill a Toyata truck a long time ago is I
didn’t have a roll bar and I actually broke
the beams on either side which really ultimately
just killed the cab. So I’d like to use these
roll bars on the back. Since I can’t use this body,
I’m gonna swap this out. Sometimes I do this actually
with my different trucks. If one truck is broken and I need it on another truck of course
if it’s not an important part I’ll part it out and you know,
pay Peter with Paul’s money, (laughs) so to speak,
figuratively speaking. But what I’m gonna do today, you can see I’ve already
removed this back roll bar. And the reason why I’m gonna do that is I’m actually gonna use this in my Ford FX Four that I have. You guys saw me install a
rear bumper on it last video. Gonna install the roll bars on this one because it’s getting a little bit closer to my one to one scale look. Alright, here’s a look at my full size. I did have a red one years ago, but I switched it out to
a blue for my new truck, and here is the chase rack on the back. Now it does have a spare tier, a mount right in the middle,
as well as the light bars. Now I don’t have these pieces
for the bar I have inside, but I could always make them easy enough. And notice that my bar comes
just above the top of the cab. That way if there ever was a rollover, it would have some support in here. Now because this bar actually
wasn’t made for this truck, I believe this is a New Bright truck, also got it years ago on Extended Chassis. And I did cover that in the
last video that I was doing. I’ll add another link up here so you guys can see the
video if you did miss it. I also had to mod the back a little bit to get proper shocks in here. I had to cut it right here to expose the top of the shock tower
as well as right here. Now these wheel wells
are a different shape than the one that’s on the bar, but regardless, kinda floats in. I want it to be sitting right about there. The spacers I’m gonna use
are actually just repurposed side body mount posts. Now, normally these would
stick out on either side of a Trail Finder two or a
different vehicle like that where you need it to have body posts extending out to the side of a truck so the body could fit
and attach to the frame. And what I’m gonna do is
because they are pre-drilled, which is perfect, I’m
gonna cut them down to size after I measure what I need over here. Plus, I may be able to
use the extra pieces for the spacers I need
on the back right there. So it looks like I need
about half an inch. Just gonna use some painter’s tape to wrap the piece I need to cut. That way I can clearly
mark on this black piece and see exactly the line that I need. Safety glasses on. Always, I always use safety glass when I’m using anything to cut, of course, any kind of hot plastic or metal. (whirring) Gonna use a dremel, a rotary tool. Just dry fit the pieces, see if I have approximately
the right height. (drilling) Alright, so because I’m
using these spacers, I actually have to use longer screws than the ones that are provided. This is the one that came with it, and of course, here’s the
one that I’m gonna be using so it can actually make
it through the spacer and still grab onto the front of this bar. So I’m gonna have to bore out
the center of these spacers. Just myself at least. (drilling) Doing it slow. Now that it’s gotten snug, I’m gonna switch over to
using my channel locks, just so I don’t have to
risk hurting my fingers. (drilling) (vacuuming) Removing the back body screws I put in to help adjust the height
of the bumper we put in. And the front two screws. Normally when I’m taking
screws and nuts out, just to make sure I don’t lose them, I will put them together before
I put them off to the side. Alright, so one thing I didn’t show you is that I actually ground
down one side so it was flat so it can sit nicely against the cab area. Okay, so now that’s in there, and of course the box is gonna keep it a certain distance away, so what I wanna do is
push it up against the box and measure the gap that’s
between this wheel well and that back bar. (drilling) One and two. Now, I did have to shave the
spacers on a bit of an angle to account for the
roundness of the wheel well. (drilling) So there we go. As we look at the bar,
we can see it’s straight, comes just above the cab. On the inside, everything
is nice and strong, lifted, four screws have everything
attached properly, and I can put the body back on, but before I do, let’s do something a little on the crazy side. Here is a spoon, just
something I have laying around. I don’t have a piece of angle
bracket or anything like that, just easily accessible, so why
not use something like this? If I wanted to attach that
tire, all I would need is something that looked
somewhat like this. And if I took that spoon after bending it, put it in the truck such as this, I should be able to drill
a whole right down here and through the center of the spoon to be able to mount up a
tire right in the middle. (drilling) See, RC doesn’t need to be expensive. You just have to be
creative with what you have. Now, of course to hide the
fact that I’ve used a spoon, just to make it look more
scale looking, (laughs) good old electrical tape
will black this out for me. Then I’ll cut the end of the spoon off cause it’s a little big long. (whirring) Use what you have on hand some days and you can get the job
done and do it well. (drilling) Okay, so with a hole drilled
right through the spoon, I put in a small washer, a
longer screw to the other side. Gonna mount that right through the middle so the screw stick out here, take another washer, stick it there, and of course, the mounting nut. Gonna pre fit and bend it so I know exactly where
I wanna have that tire sitting right about there. Gonna use another little
washer through the screw, place the screw through
the bottom of the body, take the tire mount mounted on top, and use a nut to tighten that up. (car rattling) And once it’s tightened up, now I’ve got the back mount for my tire. Not too bad for just little spoon. Hey, now I might wanna
put in a second screw just to make sure it’s super tight and doesn’t turn around. I don’t have too much movement here now, but will add a second
screw right in the front to ensure that this is mounted properly. Look at that. There we go, my friends. (laughs) Pretty simple, well, overall. Just takes a bit of ingenuity,
but it was fun to do. So, (laughs) I’m happy with that result. Everything is strong, sturdy. Now when this flips upside down, it will protect the top of this. Yeah, it’ll get scratched, but it really won’t
crush the pillars here. You know what? Everyone was saying that it
looks like this part rubs and that it is just
slightly off, and it is, but it doesn’t rub anything
to be noticeable at. Maybe, maybe one millimeter,
but nothing that’s concerning. So, built to look like my full size truck just for fun as a side hobby thing to do. I’ll add some more as I
go, of course but I figure I might as well just kinda
putter around the shop here and see how scale it does look. (whirring) (slow motion whirring) (whirring) (slow motion whirring) (whirring) (slow motion whirring) (honking)

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  1. it is a 1/10 scale and I found out what it was it was the motor it stoped spinning it's the titan 12t550 but what can I do to fix it or do I have to buy a new one

  2. I sure hope you read this comment RC adventure guy. I think you should invest in a 3D printer so you can lock things up and print what you want I've seen another kid out there who does a lot of are sea mods to the body by making things functionable such as doors opening hoods opening in lots LED light but he also uses a 3D printer to make door hinges and things

  3. Love Ur vid´s for years now. Is there a 1/10 scale hard-body of the new F 150 out there? My RC´s always seem limping behind my real truck

  4. I'm getting confused with motors. I want to make my gelande 2 slow and realistic but with good torque. surely and 85 turn is fast but on website tis says it slower with more torque what's would all you guys say

  5. I have a traxxas e maxx with a mamba monster 2 did not burn only on 4s i trid 6s two much power exploded drive shaft and diff and it runs at 130 to 140 6s 4s is 100 to 120

  6. Ive always wanted an rc truck like this but never had the money to ive watched your videos fer ever and every truck i see i fall in love even more…. any ideas on how i can get one.?

  7. hey man I got to admit that Dukes of Hazzard horn who was great I love it good video it's hard to come by

  8. That's a badass truck. I wish I had the money to get more rc's. I'm barely making by on paying for my full sized truck with insurance and gas

  9. tamiya f350 or axiel scx10. It would be my first build ever and I'm of going for the realistic feeling. anyone with tips an pros and cons of both please feel free to reply. thanks

  10. If you have an extra nut, it'd help to put that on the top side of the spoon to hold the bolt in place as a stud, so that when you remove the not and washer on the spare, the bolt stays in place. (Realistically you'll probably never pull the spare off again, but just a tip!)

  11. Holy crap, I need more shots of that truck in slow mo! It looked sooo good haha I love to watch suspension in action, it fascinates me lol nice job mate

  12. Any body got used rcs looking to get into 1/10 trail trucks scx10 or wraith drove a freinds now I'm hooked

  13. Hey man I have watched your videos for 2 years now and I have wached u your wife Jim and your sun I just won'ted to tell u have got in this hobby because of I started when I was 10 now I have 10 trucks now and I just won'ted to tell u that thanks man and your videos help me out a lot thanks agin man

  14. RCSparksStudio,, i now have a fury, pro volc, savagery 1/8 brushless,, and i love rigging up my own stuff to see how it looks and handles,, i am really into these trail trucks now and want something for the park with rocks and all i need for a good slow crawl,, "You" sir are responsable for getting me into this and i task you with giving me the name of a good self build to buy,, i like the new TRX i think it is, Land rover Discovery,,, with some gummy soft chunks on it,, my rc driving skills have got so much better in the few months i have had what you guys call totally upgraded volcano for months, i have a few 1/8 nitro and btudhless, but really am drawn to this creek crawling,, thanks again Medic! 😊

  15. !! Check my silly little channel guys and gals!! please,, just gave Medic and some other guys that have given me proper ramped up inspiration and hope my new tube channel "Brent Humphreys" Brent buggy and other short clips that other new folks can relate to! many thanks guys!! 😊

  16. honey we only have……129 spoons left!!!where dod the 30th one go??😂😂😂😂😂i dont know honey 😂😂

  17. What did you get the bed of that pick-up from. Does the ford body and bed come together? did you find it on a pick of another body? Please would love to know

  18. Your full size F150 is really cool, the RC replica mirrors it very well (except the color obviously). The track of the tires looks very narrow, which I suppose could help in some cases but I think it looks weird. I’m very happy to see that you were wearing safety glasses because I’ve had dirt in my eyes a couple times, and one time it scratched the surface of my eye, so now I take eye safety even more seriously than I did before, some times I seem like an overprotective person when I tell people to wear safety glasses. This is kind of a mixed bag of comment topics, so I apologize if it made little sense. Great video once again!

  19. Holy crap, I’m eating ice cream and watching this video and he just used the same friggin spoon I’m using for my ice cream

  20. That spoon trick was very creative and I'm with Shen .Hope that wasn't part of a set or Jem will kick your butt lol

  21. Awesome trick tire mount…if you had grabbed the Duct Tape, I would have thought of Red Green and figured that it's a Canadian thing. LoL. ✌️😎

  22. Your vids are always so cool. From your BC neighbor. And yes hope that wasn’t your wife’s antique silver spoon from family generations past, lol. Keep up the awesome vids

  23. that last jump made me do the tilt your head back and LOL. because I was just thinking how it reminds me of when I was a kid I'd do jumps like that with my first RC

  24. I have a new bright truck (I think it’s new bright) and it’s had a white ford truck body very very similar to this and one day I was driving it and one of my Frenemies (friend/enemy) threw it and landed on grass and broke the steering. Now I might have a future use for it.
    But I don’t think it’s a 1/10 scale at all cuz it was small enough I could grab it by the roof. If it’s 1/16 scale, I could use it on my 1/16 slash!!

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