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Help with adding light to my Axial SCX10 Jeep

Old 02-28-2016, 01:15 PM
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Hi folks

I just picked up a Axial scx10, and I want to add some light to it, I was going to put a set of 4 spots lights on the roof bars but after my first test drive today I realise that top spots would get smashed off a bit to easily (rolled the truck A LOT in my back garden obstacle course I made this afternoon!)

So may second thought was to put LED's in the original light casting on the body but I don't know how to go about it? I found this clear light lens on axial website - http://www.axialracing.com/products/ax80049 Am guessing you cut out the original body light and glue the clear plastic one in? If that the case how do you add the LED's? is there some kind of bucket where I can attached LED's? Guy at my local store said you just have to make your own?





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Old 02-28-2016, 01:19 PM
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Or my second Idea was to add 2 spots just under the front bull bar, where they would get smashed of in a crash

http://www.modelsport.co.uk/fastrax-...roducts/369005

In UK BTW and never done LED's before

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I think you can by them. i'll look for it. you can make some DIY buckets if you don't want to spend money. i made some from packaging foam. just cut it to shape so the light beam is straight. or some marker caps anything could work.
Old 02-29-2016, 01:27 AM
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I think you can by them. i'll look for it. you can make some DIY buckets if you don't want to spend money. i made some from packaging foam. just cut it to shape so the light beam is straight. or some marker caps anything could work.
I think I rather buy the kit than make my own! I think if I tried to make it Id just cock it up! If you could find a link that would be very much appreciated, Iv looked and can't find anything.
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http://www.dinkyrc.com/collections/e...tail-light-kit
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Cheers Rusted, That pretty much what I was looking for
Old 03-04-2016, 11:48 AM
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Glad to help. post some pic's when you get it done.
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I just used my body reamer and drilled a hole slightly smaller than the led bulb, then shoe goo'd a 1/4" rubber washer inside the body. the leds fit snug inside the rubber washers and the tip of the bulb pokes through the body a little.

I've also used pvc pipe caps and glued them in. Go to the hardware store and just walk the isles.

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I just used my body reamer and drilled a hole slightly smaller than the led bulb, then shoe goo'd a 1/4" rubber washer inside the body. the leds fit snug inside the rubber washers and the tip of the bulb pokes through the body a little.

I've also used pvc pipe caps and glued them in. Go to the hardware store and just walk the isles.

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Sounds good any pictures?
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This was clipped from a quick video. I just did my body up as I would normally, added stickers and drilled the center. I'll look into some more/better photos. Or maybe a little video.


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Old 03-06-2016, 08:41 AM
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Here are a few pic from the web cam. In the first pic you can see the pvc caps for the head lights behind the sticker I didn't paint, it's clear with the sticker over it. But I should have cut the cap to half the depth to get a brighter light. You could also leave the headlight sticker off. The second to last shows some home made lights that I had to paint the bulb.


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looks good KID_EVIL.
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Looks good, and I especially like the paint job on the Bronco!
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Thanks guys. That's on a hpi wheely king. I converted it. to crawler king little by little. Kinda still going.... But yeah, the lights look pretty good the way I did them. The rubber washers work perfect.

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