With the Jeep body painted, I just needed to add a couple more details…
With the tires slightly wider than the TRX-4 249mm width, I wanted to make sure the Jeep body didn’t look too skinny. I found these rubber fender flares on eBay which were originally designed for a Cherokee XJ body, but would likely fit the JK Rubicon Unlimited just as well.
I left some of the lexan overhang on the fenders purposefully to attach these fenders.
I held the fenders in place and marked holes with a thin-tip shapie. Then I used a body reamer to punch out some small holes for the tiny hardware that was included with the fenders.
Side note: when I was first putting the fenders on, I noticed my 1.5mm hex wrench wasn’t working well on the cheap Chinese hardware included. It turns out that they included SAE hardware that needs a 3/32″ hex wrench 🤦 There’s a first time for everything.
The fenders themselves are made of rubber, so trimming any overhang was just a matter of using a side-cutter and sanding it smooth.
For the bumpers, I originally started with some square steel attached using the original Slash 4×4 front bumper mount and a Rustler 4×4 rear bumper mount. You can see them in the photo before I added the fenders. But that was always meant to be temporary. I really wanted to add the standard TRX-4 Front and Rear bumpers.
You can download and 3D print these yourself from thingiverse. The result really takes this build to the next level.
Did anyone else see those Christmas campers at Target? I got this one on clearance before New Year’s for $6! It’s not fully functional (yet) but it makes a good 1/10 or 1/12 scale prop.