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Old 06-05-2013, 08:51 PM
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:52 PM
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oh, and my big ford f350 i think is going to be getting 1/8 buggy running gear under it with probably a wraith axle in the bum.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:33 PM
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I like it alot! The wheels look great!!! Love the color!
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:29 AM
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Back from the dead.. Version 3. I think this truck is cursed, but I'm determined to make SOMETHING out of it.

As a backstory, the old super rooster fried and took the receiver and servos with it. POOF!

I finally replaced all of it and took it for a test drive, and the Redcat front end parts were not at all up to the job. Could barely steer! Got frustrated with it at this point, and put it on the shelf. My own fault for using parts I knew were not up to the task. After a while, started raiding it for parts for other rigs.

So, I was left with a chassis, trans and body. Tored down the chassis, redesigned the side plates to re-use most of what I had already done and decided to go the solid axle route.

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SO let's see if V3 finally gets anywhere.

Took the opportunity to change a few things along the way. Made a nice little piece - driveshaft extension. Drilling out that 5mm shaft was a PAIN! Had to make a jig and took a few tries but finally got it. This was an Tamiya F350 part at one time.


Here it is in use - since it's suck a long chassis, didn't want a super long driveshaft, so with the extension the front and rears are about the length


Chassis layout - very similar to before. All the parts I made before fall right into this chassis. Using WK axles with HD gears, though I may swap in some AR60's - not sure yet. Links are just mocked up at this point.


Driveshafts....holy cow! Weak link before was the metal dogbone connecting the trans to the t-case. Pushed back the t-case and had a little more room to work with. These are now all Traxxas and Avial shafts, and the small ones what don't extend are all JB welded together. Everything is pinned as well - should be a much stronger set-up.

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Glad i stopped in to check out how the 1:6 section was doing, truck is looking amazing bud. Gotta build me something soon im itching bad.
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:31 PM
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Hopefully it's less than a few months before the next update!
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(3 years later)

Boy, its nice to finish this thing....well, they are never really finished, but at least it's driveable.

Chassis layout. I do have a cover for the pinion, and it's still slightly off balance with the battery on one side, but it's not that bad.



Finally got the shocks worked out...sometimes you get it close right off the bench, and sometimes it takes forever. This one took forever. Integy (I think) fronts and some hybrid Exo/Wraith shocks out back. Still not 100%, but I'll sort it out more after a trail run.


Body back together, did a bit of shaving to fit some other tires. I've been swapping around quite a few just to see what I like.


And a few pics out in the sun..Was hoping to get it out this weekend, and of course we got dumped with a foot of snow.



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Very nice! I like the tires in the last pics, they look very scale with that body! And the plates chassis does not show at all with the battery and sound generator plates on both sides. Looks pretty legit, nice work!

I can understand the long time spanned builds lol I tend to do the same... My record goes to a pocket bike motor powered 5th scale subaru WRC I started making drawings like 10 years ago lol and have not touched it in years.
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Thank you - They look great, but need some work on the foams. I swapped on some 2.2 Trepadors w/single stage foams and they are darn near perfect sized and support the truck far better.

Time is a funny thing....felt like a few months, not years Jeez!
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Great work!The process is a enjoyment!
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That does look good.
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