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Old 02-21-2008, 03:07 PM
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Try it! I have MIG welded 1/8th rod buggys together, it works, its UGLY (booger welds), and its generally not as strong as brazing (in my experience). I think TIG would be the best, but hey brazing is a lot cheaper.
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Old 02-21-2008, 03:11 PM
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Wanna talk about booger welds, I've stick welded 1/8" rod, stainless no less. TIG would be great but I don't have that kind of money. If I did I think I'd spend it on a plasma cutter first.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:20 AM
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Agreed! I would love a plasma! let us know how your ams go.

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Wanna talk about booger welds, I've stick welded 1/8" rod, stainless no less. TIG would be great but I don't have that kind of money. If I did I think I'd spend it on a plasma cutter first.
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Do you have any Future plans for this Baby?And It would look cool with a Tamiya Truck Body (not sure which one) There are so many.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:21 AM
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So nothing new going on with this thing?
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Nope its on my shelf. I am finding that I like building maybe more than driving theses things. Combine this with:
my inability to sell anything, plenty of work to occupy my time, and copious amounts of ideas for other crawlers and scale trucks to keep me busy. I am sure it will come off the shelf some day soon. Anything in specific you want to see or know? thanks

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Old 08-13-2008, 04:56 PM
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really impressive build and metalwork. love the picturest too.
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:07 PM
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Builds like this are the best, when a rig is torn apart and completely custom, I love it!
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:06 AM
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thanks guys. it is a fun truck.
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:52 AM
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Yeah, nothing specific, just wondered if anything new had been done since it's one of my favorite rigs around here.
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I also need to suss out some different wheels, or acquire a pair of wheel wideners. The front bead locks started failing on me in Moab.

The problem is that wiggles needs bead-locks and the front and rear need different offset wheels too deal with the front being so much wider. I would like some custom bead-locks to deal with the difference in width, but I have not really chased any thing down. I also could use wheel wideners, but I don't have any experience with them, and I only really need two.
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How much is the difference? I was thinking someone made adjustable offset 2.2 beadlocks. They'd be aluminum and pricey though. Might have also been prototypes too.
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I'd have to measure the difference, but that might be exactly what I need. let me know if the manufacturer comes to you. I dont mind having the rear narrower than the front (its supposed to help with turning) but It has to be closer than it is.
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Check CAC wheels i think it's what your looking for (if you can pay......)

i like these :

http://www.shop.rpphobby.com/product...&productId=907

hope that'll help you
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Check CAC wheels i think it's what your looking for (if you can pay......)

i like these :

http://www.shop.rpphobby.com/product...&productId=907

hope that'll help you
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