Yes, I know. We've all seen Bigfoot before and it was probably well overdone in the past, but it's still my favorite monster truck. What ruined it was the crappy Radio Shack-type Bigfoot RC's out there. Regardless, it's what I wanted to do, cause I still love it and it brings back memories for me. This is my first RC in about 20 years, so I was very excited to get back into the entire thing including painting the bodies and doing the upgrades. I can't wait until my 1-year old boy is old enough for this.
Here is a list of upgrades I have done so far:
- RPM Front & Rear A-Arms
- RPM Front & Rear Shock Towers
- RPM Slash 4x4 Bumper
- RPM Body Mounts
- Traxxas VXL-3s ESC Fan
- Integy Motor Heatsink/Fan
Here is a list of what I have already purchased and will be putting on this weekend:
- Traxxas Aluminum Rear Stub Axles
- Traxxas Clear Gear Cover
- Traxxas Sway Bar Kit
- RPM LED Canisters for Slash 4x4 Bumper
- RC-Lights LED Kit
- RC Screwz Stainless Steel Screw Kit
Finally, here is the evolution of the Bigfoot body from start to finish. I think it turned out pretty good considering how long it's been since I've done this:
It has been a ton of fun so far, and I'm glad to be back to the hobby!
Whether people like BigFoot or not you did a great job painting the body. It looks really good.
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What body is that? Its not my cup of tea but man does it ever fit your needs perfectly with the visor and rear piece. Nice job on the paint too... very nicely finished... I think a set of the new wheels and tires from the 2X4 gravedigger would be the perfect finishing touch for this. Use 4 front offsets and youll have a true copy of Big Foot. Who was also MY favourite monster truck back in the day.
I like it. Lots of fond memories of Bigfoot. .
What's your intentions with the truck?
Looks like a shelf body to me
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The body looks awesome untill you put it on the pede. I got to agree it needs the new tire wheel set up on it. Once you get the new tires, it should look perfect. Just thought of something. Flags? Didn't Bigfoot sometimes have flags on the back? Oh and they make a simulated driver for the short course trucks now. Will one of them fit in this truck?
Last edited by nunster; 02-17-2011 at 03:24 PM.
Broken parts=New better parts
Great thing, or maybe not, about bodies is you always need another one. As good as this one looks, I'll bet you have fun doing it, so tear it up, and have more fun.
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I also want a Jeep Rubicon body, I think It would look amazing on this truck. I already know what color I want for it as well. I'm stopping by my LHS tonite to see if they have one on hand and try it out. If you get one before me, post up info on it. We may have to get a new rear mount and add some spacers to it or something. We'll male it work lol.
Edit- I was also trying to take care of my stock body since I added lights to it. Well, lights are still on but paint is peeling and also has scuffs. It happens lol.
Last edited by Pede Pede; 02-18-2011 at 08:13 AM.
As for the rubicon body, my concern is that is stays "Fits 12.3" Wheelbase Rigs". The Stampede specs show a 10.63" wheelbase. I'm not sure how the wheel wells are going to line up. Let me know when you get back from the LHS. If this bad boy lines up and will work, I'm all over it!
Just curious, what were you thinking for paint scheme?
Last edited by ksb51rl; 05-23-2011 at 11:20 PM. Reason: Language
Ahh, nothing special on the paint scheme. I was planning on making an NYPD jeep truck using the old school colors with lights in honor of my younger brother that's on the force. But seeing how roof lights tend to break off I was going to imbed some lights along the front and rear windows sorta like a detective vehicle. I was going to be my basher body but I may have to look elseware if the jeep body won't fit. It's too bad, the rpm rims I currently have would have look sick with a jeep body.
The Jeep body? No, Im going to my LHS to see if they have it. I'm going either tonite if j get out on time or tomorrow morning. Sorry if my last post made it seem as if I did, I was mainly going by the dimensions you posted.
No worries. Just let me know what you find, thanks!
Ok, just an update. I stopped by my LHS and thats a negatory on the HPI wrangler body, they don't have one in stock. Owner told me he does not think it will fit well. I don't care, I'm officially looking around to find a deal on one. I want to try and make it work. May take me awhile to find one at a discounted price, I'm going cheap on this one lol.
Well thanks for looking. Let me know if you ever get a hold of one and how it works out.
Man, almost very cool... For me, it is just cool.
Very nice job with the paint, but the bug guard, visor and the thing behind the cab would have to go...
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