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Rc4wd's Brand New Trailfinder 2!!!
« on: Jan 26, 2012, 05:24:17 AM »
Introducing Rc4wd's brand new Trailfinder 2!!!

So Lets start with the Box and Hats off and credit where its due. Superbly Printed and very nicely Packaged/Presented.

Everything inside is well protected with Various different packing material.

Some of the Parts are Pre-Assembled and others will require you to get busy with the Tools.



A Manual is included in the Box which is very well printed and has all of the information that you will need to build your own TF2

The Body Set comes in a Seperate box and has its own Manual we'll get to that Later.



All the Bags of Parts are clearly labelled and Correspond exactly with the Information in the Manual


So whats first I here you cry!
Fitting the Leaf Mounts and Rock Sliders to both frame rails
Attach to the Frame easily using the M3 hardware.
No problems everything went together well.



Add some Cross Members and the Frame is coming together nicely.

The Tray that fits over the top and helps mount the Servo and Battery is Also made of Aluminum fixes using countersunk screws.
Nice touch to include the Strap holes for mounting your battery easily.
Little things ;)

Also added is the Scale Fuel Tank which is similar in design to the one on the Honcho.
We'll put some electrics in there later on.

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Re: Rc4wd's Brand New Trailfinder 2!!!
« Reply #1 on: Jan 26, 2012, 05:25:23 AM »
The Shock Hoops are nicely machined and bolt Directly to the Frame Rails

The Rear Cross Member also has nice Detail

The Transfer Case Fits snugly into the Skidplate
Make sure you fit it the right way round!!


Leafsprings bolt directly to the cast Yota Axles
They come with 3 leafs I have just used the Main one on this build.

and Bolted up to the frame starting to resemble a chassis at last.

Underside view

The Shocks fit next
These have internal springs inside which I have left in for now.
Watch out for the Little ali Spacers, you have three choices on angle at the back but only a single mounting hole on the front hoop



Driveshafts and to be honest this is the only piece of the Kit that I dont like.
Everything else is Beautfully made and made of metal and to garnish this truck with Plastic Drivelines isn't going to work for me.
I will be replacing these with Rc4wd Punisher Shafts for Peace of mind.




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Re: Rc4wd's Brand New Trailfinder 2!!!
« Reply #2 on: Jan 26, 2012, 05:26:16 AM »
Body Time
The Parts are excellently Molded with hardly any mould lines.
The Cab is very similar to the Tamiya version with some subtle tweaks to improve the Scale look.
Its made from a Yellow Material so if you weren't to keen on painting you could easily just pick put the details and run it like it is!


Quarter Windows added into the Doors, Recessed Handle Apertures.

Great Detail on the Bonnet vents

The inside is also of similar Quality

The Grill is truly stunning no words needed here.

The Rear Bed comes already with a Drop Bed of around an inch and a Half.
Just two holes for the Bodyposts unlike Tamiya's!!

Detail here is also Good with very detailed wheel arches

The Rear Tailgate has no Branding

Here is a Shot of the Optional Cab Back that you can use for a Truggy Build if thats the route your going to take.

So after you have cut all the parts free from there sprues its time for prep and paint.
In all the excitement I forgot the pictures of primer.
So I wont teach anyone to suck eggs on Painting a shell you can either do it or you cant.
Colour is from Ford off there Focus ST
Its got a very slight meatllic tint to it. (Good for arty shots in the woods!)





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Re: Rc4wd's Brand New Trailfinder 2!!!
« Reply #3 on: Jan 26, 2012, 05:27:04 AM »
Fitting out the shell really is childs Play, its well documented in the Manual and in no time at all you'll be pretty much ready to rock and roll.

The main thing is TAKE YOUR TIME.

Paint takes time to cure and if you rush it you'll regret it.










Time to fit some electrics and get this thing dirty.
Thoughts Questions fill your boots and I'll do my best to answer them.
More pictures/info or of different bits ask away thats what this thread is there for.


Big Massive Thanks to all the Guys at Rc4wd for making this happen and also giving a certain few of us this excellent opportunity to get there hands on one before the Masses.

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Re: Rc4wd's Brand New Trailfinder 2!!!
« Reply #4 on: Jan 26, 2012, 10:11:56 AM »
Wish I would have know they were making this kit. I would have waited instead of putting my own together. Nice build! :thumbs: I want the grill and bumpers for mine.

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Re: Rc4wd's Brand New Trailfinder 2!!!
« Reply #6 on: Jun 14, 2012, 03:12:15 PM »
where do you buy this kit ?
IF YOUR LOOKING OUT THE FRONT OF YOUR 4X4 AND YOU CANT SEE THEN JUST TURN ON YOUR WIPERS. BUT THEN THINGS GET ALL MESSED UP LIKE IN LIFE.

WHEN YOU GET TO THE END OF YOUR ROPE JUST THINK THAT ALONG TIME AGO  YOU WERE THE FASTEST LITTLE SWIMMER TO THE EGG

08:55:22 PM BeccaLoo24 i like to screw things

$99 scratch and dent drill press has drilled more holes than Ron Jeremy.


http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=48342.0




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Re: Rc4wd's Brand New Trailfinder 2!!!
« Reply #7 on: Mar 26, 2013, 02:18:21 AM »
got me 2 of these!!
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