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Old 05-04-2014, 10:09 AM
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Slow (read: non-existent) progress being made on the crawler, but here's a video I found of the chassis with the stock body on it. I took this the day I bought the rig.

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Old 05-25-2014, 04:31 PM
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Progress has finally been made! I got some springs and some clip on spacers to make them fit (pictures coming soon) and the Hilux is back in action! Here's a video I took of the initial test drive

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One more quick video of the initial testing phase, this time shot in 3rd person

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A little more on how I fixed the suspension. This is what it looked like before:



Here's how I set it up initially:



The black spacers are clipped onto the shock body. With the thicker ones on the top there, it was too stiff, so I swapped them out for thinner ones and it turned out perfect!



Before I did this mod, I didn't even have the hauling capacity to put my little camera in the bed. With the nighttime video shooting gear pictured, it still didn't squat. The rear suspension links are shorter than the front, so having the spring rate the same front and rear does make for a stiffer rear, but I do want to make a body mounted trailer hitch at some point and pull an off road style trailer, so I'll need that stiffer suspension.

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Considering yet ANOTHER rebody of the Maisto Crawler... this one is a vintage Tonka truck. I'd have to drill the rivets out and separate the cab and bed from the Tonka chassis and mount it on my crawler's aluminum body mounting plate.



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I had one that I rebuilt with hobby grade electronics, associated esc from an rc18t, old futaba servo, and I cut the front axle housing, replacing the long side with a piece of 1/2" cpvc pipe for extra clearance along with tamiya blackfoot tires on the stock wheels.

It worked pretty well, but it wore out the knuckles very quick since there are no bushings or bearings, and made the steering all but unusable. It's now sitting in pieces in a tupperware container.

EDIT: If you find a fix for the front knuckles, please post it up. My boys and I had as much fun with the maisto as we do with our other r/c's, I'd love to have a reason to use it again.

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Old 07-20-2014, 12:27 AM
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Looks good man.
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I had one that I rebuilt with hobby grade electronics, associated esc from an rc18t, old futaba servo, and I cut the front axle housing, replacing the long side with a piece of 1/2" cpvc pipe for extra clearance along with tamiya blackfoot tires on the stock wheels.

It worked pretty well, but it wore out the knuckles very quick since there are no bushings or bearings, and made the steering all but unusable. It's now sitting in pieces in a tupperware container.

EDIT: If you find a fix for the front knuckles, please post it up. My boys and I had as much fun with the maisto as we do with our other r/c's, I'd love to have a reason to use it again.
Haven't had a computer to get on around here in a while, so I'm just now seeing this. I'm running into this same issue, I've worn out the front driver side knuckle pretty badly. I think this would've helped quite a bit more if I had done it as preventative maintenance, but I was considering doing the wheel slop mod shown here to mine:

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The low budget crawler just hasn't gotten enough use to justify keeping it all together. The custom painted Clavicle 3 body will be shipped to someone who has some stuff for my other RC project to trade for it. I'll hold on to the chassis but I'm not entirely sure of what I actually plan on doing with it quite yet.
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