Dodge/Chrysler pickup truck Red Sabertooth Cat Bi-turbo intercooled supercharged V10 . Hi folks,
First things first: Also determined as “Chrysler pickup truck Red Sabertooth Cat Bi-turbo intercooled supercharged V10”.
This is a pickup truck Lego mod that I named after the American car brand “Dodge”. In Europe, Dodge is named Chrysler, so this pickup truck is a Lego moc based on an American version of the “Dodge pickup truck Red Sabertooth Cat Bi-turbo intercooled supercharged V10”.
The European version would be named “Chrysler pickup truck Red Sabertooth Cat Bi-turbo intercooled supercharged V10”. . Early this year (2009) I’ve had some plans to build a car that contains 4WD capacities and also a lot of power.
The time off I had from school and work I spent on building out a pickup truck out of the thousands of Lego elements I have stored in the back of my room, I wanted to do something useful applying some basic techniques and possibilities that I gained during this Lego project.
The main issue in this project was: Bigger is better.
As you can see in these pictures, the snowy background is a reflection of the most icy day in the Netherlands during the pre-Christmas days in December 2009. Cool in all perspectives!!!
I started in march 2009 to build a chassis platform and ended up after a few days finishing that. For that I got inspired by Lego itself. The chassis and some parts of the outside is an extended version of the 8466 off roader, only I made usage of black and red pieces instead of army green, to match some other colors for instance, because black and red is my favorite combination.
I Also like the army green color, but not every project needs to be like that. It’s also fun to build something on heavy wheels that isn't only limited to transportation, but also contains sporty elements mixed with some sporty suspensions.
From the beginning I already had some plans to create something of Lego like a huge ford, Chevy or GMC based terrain vehicle. The main thing I was thinking about was what kind of all terrain vehicle I'd create. First I thought about a 5 drs. SUV like Land Rover, Toyota or Nissan, Chevy, Ford or GMC, but then I searched for an answer by applying a larger variety of 4wd vehicle ideas like a Dakar Rally truck, 3drs. SUV or a pickup truck.
I'm a huge fan of the 1980's vehicles from the remarkable action movies, so I thought of creating a very groovy pickup truck! because these were used during many action scenes with a lot of explosions.
First I wanted to pick a selection of a lot of black components, but the creation I wanted to make was that big, that even that many black components I already had were not even enough to apply on the scale model. Instead of black, like a real '80's american muscle powered pickup truck contains, I went for the color red, the color I associate with "striking" and "sexy" and "Candy red".
Instead of black and mysterious, the all terrain vehicle would be red, sporty and yet elegant.
In the meanwhile I just didn´t have enough time to finish this project, so I let it rest for a couple of months while going to college, doing my job etc. etc (a lot of dust on the model).
After that I was slowly spending a few hours a week to finish this study model on a low pip.
The parts you can see, are subtracted from other following Lego models like: 8448; 8465; 8297; 8263 etc.
I had a busy time till and including December in 2009 and I wanted to finish and photograph this Lego model and upload it to Lego mocpages, so I kept postponing.
When I saw the weather was snowy and very cold, first thing I thought of was: Action!!!
A few hours before I went on holiday, I emptied the travelling case and put the pickup truck in it.
When it stopped snowing I took the whole thing out of my case and put it on a snowy plane, making some tire stripes in it. I didn’t expect so, but the pictures I took turned out to be rough, though natural and above that, excellent!
If you take a look at the interior, a lot of it is modified and extended from the basic 8466 model. The thing I did, was to extend the interior to my own taste and I replaced the roof by my own built parts to create a more rough edged window front.
The seats remained the same and also I didn´t rebuild the acceleration interior part comparing to the basic 8466 model, because I focused myself on the other parts on the outside. So maybe in the next modified version you will see a more thorough changed interior inside, but for now on this will do it.
This is a picture that reminds me of a commercial publicity folder: close-up of a dripping wet off road tire with a piece of the car in the background. Poetic, I think…
Yes, the perseverance level is very high, but that won’t say that it’s invulnerable, there is a limit. Just look at the pictures I made after turning the model upside down, for a closer look to the chassis, on which the whole upper deck rests.
Those pictures are meant to see what happens when this pickup truck, just like every else pickup truck does, rolls over and rolls over massively, over and over again!
Rolled over, the vehicle’s chassis is supported by some parts that also are used in the Lego model 8263. Those parts are very solid and stiff, so if the pick-up truck wants to turn over left or right, it doesn’t tear itself in parts, but the whole vehicle comes with it because of the usable stiffness.
Look at this frozen baby! After turning the pickup truck back on his wheels it looked so awesome! Ice and water drops match together and this reminds me the advertisements for the mouth refreshing candies like Ricola, Smint etc.
Greetings from yours truly Siddhart Jaipal!