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Old 08-12-2018, 12:21 PM
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Been a while since I have posted here... had a lot of computer problems and cash flow problems. Also since photobucket is being a pain, all photos have been moved to flicker. I'll repost the photos latter.

Settled on some electronics. Running a pair of Venom 7 cell nickle metal batteries, Hobbywing Quickrun brushed crawler ESC and Tekin 45T heavy duty motors.
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:17 PM
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Old 08-25-2018, 11:06 PM
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PROGRESS WAS MADE TODAY!!!!!
Granted the bed still is not mounted, but the drive line is installed for the first time since this build was started. Front suspension is 90% finished, Rear is finished. I did run into some problems with the leaf springs stiffness VS the actual truck weight... they are not quite strong enough lol.
Flex shot by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Ride hight check by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Front suspension by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

I found the New Bright rims, the JConcept tires will stretch over the rears. The chrome looks like garbage, so if I go this route they will have to get painted. The tires are only .1 inch shorter than the stock tires.
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Old 08-26-2018, 10:44 AM
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Size comparison and trailer length test lol
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Forgot to post up the photo of the drive shafts and carrier bearing. It is made out of two pieces of cutting board.
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Doing a little bumper designing today. Not sure if I will make it square ended or round the ends, and the grill guard is up in the air as well. The finished product will be smoother.

CAD design bumper by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

CAD bumper design by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

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Grill guard no light protect by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

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Build vid 5, it runs!
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Doing a little bumper designing today. Not sure if I will make it square ended or round the ends, and the grill guard is up in the air as well. The finished product will be smoother.

CAD design bumper by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

CAD bumper design by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Card board aided drafting by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Grill guard no light protect by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Grill guard with light protection by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Bumper and grill guard by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Looking great man! I always liked the cxt trucks, I remember starting to follow this thread years ago then I lost interest in the hobby but now I am back and its cool to see the CXT almost complete! Keep it up
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Finally got the bed mounted and settled on some rims. 3.2 sized RPM Revolvers.
3.2 RPM rims by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

2.2 VS 3.2 rims by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Axle mounted by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

CXT Bed mount and 5th wheel by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

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These 17mm hex adapters just came in, and they add a little width to the truck. Not too much, but this damn truck is finally coming together.
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Did some bumper fabrication. And learned the hard way Mapp gas doesn't burn hot enough to melt bronze brazing rod. Oops, going to have to tweak the MIG welder settings and see if I can get a weld without blowing holes in the metal.
First, trace card board assisted design template onto steel.
Bumper fab by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Used some spare channel to make the vice wider to bend the metal.
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Gently fold into shape.
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Test fit and then send texts to all your friends.
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And video of failure
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Attempt two. MAP gas just won't cut it for brazing. Will figure something else out later. But got the grill guard cut out.
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Nice fab work on the frame and that bumper...just killer!

With my aged vision, I'm beginning to like the bigger stuff much more.
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