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Scale 2.2's Discuss your scale trucks that use 2.2" sized tires. TLT based and similar.


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Old 03-31-2012, 04:41 PM
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In fact looking at that picture more closely I only see Two Hammers so i'll keep looking if its all the same with you!!

Your right you can never have enough hammers
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:00 AM
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Lookin good so far Tomsloat. I've started mine but some how managed to break two of the BB23 axle mounts in half that go under the shock mount and leaf spring. I called Tamiya to find replacements but they dont have any, but are ordered with no ETA. Man I was hoping to have this running by the end of the weekend. I think that the plastic lower shock mounts flexed too much putting too much stress on the axle mount causing it to break. I think I can upgrade though by using some machined aluminum ones from RC4WD so they wont flex and that should solve my OCD "just alittle tighter" afliction. LOL
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:00 AM
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Wow that bb23 part is made of steel how did you manage to break that ?
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:54 AM
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Wow that bb23 part is made of steel how did you manage to break that ?
I dont know. It is a cast part and I guess I might have put too much gusto on it.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:25 PM
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I dont think it's cast, looks like forged or sintered steel was it the right way up?
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:23 PM
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I dont think it's cast, looks like forged or sintered steel was it the right way up?
Yes, it was installed properly according to the manual. By looking at it after it broke, it is definately cast. You can tell because of the way the metal has tiny pours inside just like any other cast part that is broken. Seems to be strong stuff but very brittle, which also leads me to believe it is cast.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:39 PM
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If it makes you feel any better, i fitted my back axle up side down. ! I stuck it in 4wd and the front and back wheels were turning opposite directions.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:25 PM
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If it makes you feel any better, i fitted my back axle up side down. ! I stuck it in 4wd and the front and back wheels were turning opposite directions.
Nice! LOL
That happens sometimes.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:36 PM
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man i need to try my luck at building one of these!!!
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:50 AM
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Small update progress has been slow but i have made myself a little heated paint booth and made some progress with painting.
The body has been rested on for these shots so thats why it's crooked.



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Thats a good finish

I must ask
Why Red?
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:41 PM
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Thats a good finish

I must ask
Why Red?
I don't have a better answer to that other than i just fancied it in red and it's not blue.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:51 PM
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Body came out very nice, no dust either which is a big issue for the finish.
Is that a base coat, or a base and clear coat?
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:02 PM
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So far that's just the base coat. To keep the dust off i made a make shift spray booth with a 250 watt heater in it to cook the paint.





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Old 04-16-2012, 04:52 PM
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Lookin good.


Now it just needs some mountaineer stickers.
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