Here's my entry for Exclusively Pickups' latest contest. I built a modern LEGOŽ styled Toyota Tacoma. On this build, as well as a couple of other that I haven't uploaded yet, I used an interesting technique of fitting a wide-pin wheel on to a small-pin axel. See pic. 10 for that technique, and see pic. 11 for the real 2005 Tacoma. Please review, and thanks for looking!
Side view. Notice two-tone paint job.
Back view. Notice the brake light on the backside of the cabin.
Low-down front angle
Low-down back angle.
Here's how I put a wide-pin wheel on to a small-pin axel: put a half technic pin in between the two. It wont feel like it fits on the axel, but it really does stay there fine.
If you take out a couple of plates, you get a low-rider ;) X-Runner, perhaps?
Extremely well done. The two tone color job really adds to the perfection, (mathematically thats not possible, but heck with math). I don't understand how you can get a 4-wide to look so accurate, I can't get anything to look better than a blob of snot unless it's bigger than 8-wide. I guess it's just not my cup of tea. Anyhow, great build and thanks for entering the contest. Judging starts at the end of the month.
I like it
July 14, 2009
Very good, though in Australia, its called a toyota hilux