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Old 09-19-2010, 12:56 PM
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Got a little start on building the CXT. I am using HPI Wheely King running gear. Aluminum C-channel for frame rails. Still have yet to figure out what tires and rims to run on this project. I was going to try a scale build, now it is going to be more of a performance/custom scale-ish build.
how close the width of the hpi and the new bright are
Pretty close by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

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I don't have any pictures of the frame yet. I have to do a little work on my real truck. Than I will get some pictures and more work done on the chassis.

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Old 09-29-2010, 02:48 PM
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Great paint on there!!!! Looks like a fun rig
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:34 PM
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Got a little work on the frame done, need to snap some pics. Any suggestions for wheel and tires? They need to be around 6 inches tall and no wider than 3 inches.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:01 PM
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Got the body back, and since everyone else sets the body over a set of tires with no drive line, I might as well too. Actually the 5.5 inch tires the wheely king rolls on don't look to bad. Might go with some 2.8 rims and a more scale 5.5 tire. Let me know what you think. I am leaning to the shorted stance and make it kind of a muscle truck.

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Old 10-01-2010, 04:50 PM
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That looks great. Your buddy did an awesome job on the paint. I think I'd keep it an offroader with some 2.2 Roclox or 2.2 PL Swampers. The Lox are a little taller of the two but I love the look of the Swampers.

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Old 10-01-2010, 06:25 PM
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I was thinking either the Lox or the swampers.
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:53 PM
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Pics of the frame, finally I know. Aluminum C channel for the main rails and aluminum angle for the cross members. Going to run leaf springs instead of four link. Mainly because they are simple, and a little more scale.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:18 PM
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Got the motor and trans mounted up today. Need to get to the LHS and order some springs and spring hangers. Might put a four link in the rear, there is more clearance between the bed floor and the frame than I thought.
The batter box is going to mount under the tilt bed. Mainly for convenience then anything else.
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Sounds like a plan. I can't wait to see pics with the suspension mocked up.
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Little update, trans is mounted and the front leaf springs are bolted on. I am really pleased with the stance.
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Going to redo the leaf spring mounts. So I don't have the axle mounted with so much lift block. by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

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Any updates on this build? Before I found this build I started almost the same thing. Body and frame and axles. Few tricks up my sleeves though. As soon as I figure out posting pics from my phone I will. Only source of internet for me.nice build so far.
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No updates. Life got in the way as it some times does. Still hung up on the leaf spring mounts. I have an idea if I can ever get to the store to buy some aluminum solid stock. The last three weeks I have worked 11 - 12 hour days and get off after every place is closed.

I am thinking of using a 3 speed trans off of RC4wd and put the HPI trans in the bruiser frame I have.
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Well I completely forgot about this forum and build thread....
Had to scrap the aluminum channel frame, just wasn't going to work the way I wanted it to. Got some sheet metal and I am making a different style of frame. I will get some more pictures later this week.

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Looks good. Cant wait to see how this turns out. I have been working on building my 1/6 CXT here lately out of a Ground Pounder. Been meaning to make a post, but havent got them uploaded yet.
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