Here is the HPI GRU and motor mounted up. The combined length is just a tad too long so I had to trim out some of the radiator which turned out ok.
It’s only a short distance from the GRU to the transfer box, fortunately I had this RC4WD Punisher Shaft in the spares box that fitted perfectly. For now I shall be using Axial driveshafts from the SCX10 to connect the axles to the transfer case.
I drilled some holes to fit the servo under the body. It’s a nice beefy Savox one which will hopefully be powerful enough to move the 2.2 Falken Wild Peaks.
Next job was to get some paint on, I opted for this Mazda classic red which is a Halfords automotive paint.
The driver arrived from China, a 1/6 scale body with a Jason Statham head sculpt. I pinched the clothes from my Indiana Jones figure. ‘I want it finished you Muppet!’
I wanted a protection frame but brazing is not currently on my skills list. I turned then instead to Pete Attryde and his scale fab shop. He can also be found over on the excellent ScaleRC forum. I wanted the design to resemble the one I’d seen on the 1:1 Mad Brit Willys, Pete did an excellent job.