The bodywork, once finished, was given a coat of filler primer. The front and rear sections are seperate and are held onto the chassis with neat little over-centre catches for easy removal.
The battery is a 12v, 7Ah lead acid unit and fits, snuggly, into a well behind the cab. The raised area behind the battery lifts off . . .
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. . . to reveal the cargo area.
Final touches were added to the chassis - front bumper and mudguards. The mudguards were cut from a section of 7" diameter PVC pipe. The bumper is a 7mm diameter aluminium tube secured to the uprights by self tapping screws.
The front grill was cut from a piece of fine stainless steel mesh that I found on the shoulder of the M6 at 2 in the morning whilst fixing a cable.
The whole vehicle has now been sprayed in olive drab automotive paint.
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The electronics are packed into the left hand sponson, above the rear wheels. The speed controller is a single channel sabertooth with the BEC disabled (it couldn't supply enough current to drive the high torque steering servo). The large black switch is the main 12v feed from the battery whilst the small 4xAA battery pack powers the RX. The small black object on the left is one of the three over-centre catches that secure the brear bodywork to the chassis.
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The final thing to be done was to construct a canvas tilt to cover the battery and cab. Originally this was going to be a brazed steel fram with a machine-sewn canvas cover but due to lack of time it was eventually built the same way as the rest of the bodywork and then covered in khaki denim from an old pair of trousers.
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The final result.
First drive. I can't steer and film with a simple 2ch radio set!