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Scale 1.55's Scale trucks that use 1.55" fitting tires and similar. Approx 1/10th scalers with wheels smaller than 1.9".


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Old 05-01-2012, 12:27 AM
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Awesome build dude, my data bundle is crying right now because of the amount of pics in you thread...

question, did you put grease in your HPI GRU? I put normal automotive grease and it made it quieter, and run a lot cooler.

Keep up the good work...
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:09 PM
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Finally an update!!

Got the chassis a couple weeks ago and now Im back to this build.

Here is the chassis:




With some holes drilled:



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Skid plate made from chopping board or, delrin of the poor.






Chassis fits like a glove!










Testing the shackles location.






Brazed in place.






And here, the final parts of my home made transfer case.







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Old 05-31-2012, 02:13 PM
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Hey Ze, that is a decent little transfer case you have started! Really diggin the build so far Mate!
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:17 PM
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Hey Ze, that is a decent little transfer case you have started! Really diggin the build so far Mate!
Thanks mate! The transfer case is almost finished, it doesn't look very pretty, but hey! It works! That's the important thing!

Here she is:






It has been cut to shape, could be smaller but, it's gonna stay like this. It will be painted later.






Rear leaf hangers brazed to the chassis.




Now it starts to look like a proper chassis!




And now, a stupidity! I placed the rear shackles in the front and the front ones in the back, and this was the result:






With the body.



Only when I checked the drawings of the chassis I noticed that mistake and changed them back. I dont have photos after the swap.


Then, this was painful...








This will be the front bumper.






And the stinger.



That is all for now!

Even with the shackles in the correct positions, the body seems to high. I cant lower it because of the chassis... I should have reduced the dimensions of the leaf hangers when drawing the chassis...
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:54 PM
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More updates!

The drivetrain is ready and installed. The driveshafts are in a bit of a steep angle but they work without binding.














The servo will be installed here.




Just to get the idea.












Magnets, just to see how it looks!






With the body.








With the body, it flexs about 2 tires. With ESC, servo, receiver and batterie it should flex a few more millimeters.




Here we see how much the tire "goes up" relatively to the body... Not has much has I would like...



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Old 06-07-2012, 04:37 PM
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Thats looking great. I am in the middle of converting my yj build to leaves. And since you are also going spring under axle you could put spacers between your leaf and axle to lower it. Also maybe try bruiser leaves, they are a little but longer and alot flatter
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:52 PM
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Thats looking great. I am in the middle of converting my yj build to leaves. And since you are also going spring under axle you could put spacers between your leaf and axle to lower it. Also maybe try bruiser leaves, they are a little but longer and alot flatter
The spacer ideia is a good one that I will try latter! Thanks!


Updates!

Stinger.










Replaced the GD600 for an HPI gru and bougth the RCModelex drive cup for the HPI gru.












Also replaces the skid plate to lower the transfer case.








Also drilled the holes for the front dampers.




Transfer case in its place.








Motor mounts







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Old 09-20-2012, 02:41 AM
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Well... This build has made a turn, not sure if for the worse or not... After 2 chassis, 3 sets of axles and 2 sets of shocks, it is finally almost ready...

At the end Axial saves the day again...


Here, the SCX10 chassis with SDI axles. The rear axle fits great, but the front one... No room for the shocks nor the servo...




How it would look. Excelent.






General view of the floor...




Cutted Chassis.




Next, I tried the Blackwell axles and SCX10 shocks.




To lower the chassis I made added an internal spring to the shocks.




The Balckwell axles would look AWESOME!






With the excitement I made the links just to realize that there was no way for the steering servo to fit... For more modifications I made, the servo would hit the axle... So I had to give up on this axles...




After a sleepless night, I decided to use SCX10 axles. The result is what you can see in the pictures. Freakin Frankenstein...








Tested the chassis with Axial 27T motor and 16T pinion and enjoyed it. Could use a smoother motor, but this one if do just fine!








This is the looks with the body resting on the chassis.





Ill have to braze back the peices of chassis I cutted, because with the new axles, the cutted piece is to much.
To refer, the material used in this build is almost all in second hand, except some screws, the links and the receiver.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:40 AM
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Im posting this here because soon it will be a 1.55!

Hello there!!

I know you are more than tired of CC-01 builds but for a long time I always wished to have a CC-01, just because I liked the IFS!

At first, I wasnt a big fan of the Jeep Wrangler YJ body led lighting but slowly it grew on me! Last week I had the opportunity to buy a Tamiya CC-0 with the Jeep Wrangler YJ body!

My plans for this car are very simple: pure fun. I dont want a super capable truck that goes over every obstacle. I want for this to give me "troubles" to get over the obstacles, make me think in a new way to negotiate the courses. Because of that, Im going to try to keep it as stock as possible with only a few minor "tweaks" like lock the rear diff, better tires, update the steering, among other things.

Enough with the talk! Photos!!

Box that came from Germany! It's huge!!









Beautiful box!!




Some box details.






This was unexpect to me!! As well as the LED unit!!




Box interior!




The body.






LED unit.




The box with all the screws, bearings, washers, tools, etc...






LED instructions unit.




Instructions manual.






Stickers.




Wheels and "brick" tires.






The unexpected ESC.




Another unexpected thing!!! An Hi-lift jack!!!




Random instructions manual page. Best instructions I've seen so far.




Tools, parts, grease...




I think Im ready to start!!




I'm going to make a step by step build thread like I did with my Dingo kit.

How is your experience with LED lights. I am thinking of using them with my jeep.

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Old 09-27-2012, 05:05 AM
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I dont remember very well, but I believe it was a simple plug and play.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:45 AM
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Well, there has been a lot of changes in this build.

After a first run on the rocks, I decided to make some changes to make it perform a little better.

Decided to remove the roof, and go for a tougher look!




Doors, hood and back door will open.










Reinforced the sides and back.








Flipped the sour gear so with would be closer to the dach.




Lowered the chassis by setting up the shocks in semi droop.




And started making a simple interior.















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Wow, i thought it looked good before. I'm excited to see where this goes. I'm always afraid to cut up the hard bodies.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:00 AM
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Thanks saiyan! once you know what you want, go for it!

Oh, forgot to post the inspiration pic! Here it is!

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