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Old 02-15-2017, 07:43 AM
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Default The Junkyard Stance Land Rover Challenge Truck, Pan-hard Mounts

Many thanks to hairba11 and marzo for some guidance on how to achieve a properly setup front pan-hard mount early in this build, this resulted in designs for some custom mounts, one for the front axle, and one for the chassis

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Here's the printed parts, they are first printed in a waxy resin which becomes the mould for the cast metal, here there finished in "Polished Nickel", which is the brightest cast metal Shapeways currently offer

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Here's the axle mount, in-situ

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and at the other end, the chassis mount

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This has resulted in the pan-hard link rod being almost horizontal at rest

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It all aligns nice and tight when at full compression, and horizontal movement is all gone ! Thanks for the advice guys

On a slight aside - I'm never keen on seeing the M4 wheels bolts on a build,

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So, thought I'd hide these with a high def wheel hub print - which also added 2mm to the track on each side

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Now to take a wheel off, I have 6 really fiddly bolts to remove, instead of one M4 nut ! - the joys of RC !

Here's a few more of the current state of play, these will be the last pics for a while as I now need to go do some building !, thanks for reading this far

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It's looking great! I love the details you get in on your builds.
As for the front, I'd almost think getting a stock front end would get more hits on shapeways, but on the other hand, between hpi, gelande, and the new traxxas there are lots of scale clean front ends available.
Give it the true Junkyard Stance.
Cut down panels bolted to cage.
Or dove nosed.
Maybe an air cleaner poking through the hood, or a fender mounted Venturi style if diesel.
Model in some dents. Round off the corners a little.
Some trick exhaust port out the side of the fender or through the hood.
Or a stack with a tractor flap on top with a pushrod that runs to a micro servo wyed into the throttle channel so when you're on throttle the flap is up.

And while you're at it, I'd like a recessed gas filler with cap, or opening bedside flap, with a barrel jack the same size as the one in transmitters, so I can use my radio charger plug to charge my truck so it looks like I'm fueling it up.


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Old 02-17-2017, 09:34 AM
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It's looking great! I love the details you get in on your builds.
As for the front, I'd almost think getting a stock front end would get more hits on shapeways, but on the other hand, between hpi, gelande, and the new traxxas there are lots of scale clean front ends available.
Give it the true Junkyard Stance.
Cut down panels bolted to cage.
Or dove nosed.
Maybe an air cleaner poking through the hood, or a fender mounted Venturi style if diesel.
Model in some dents. Round off the corners a little.
Some trick exhaust port out the side of the fender or through the hood.
Or a stack with a tractor flap on top with a pushrod that runs to a micro servo wyed into the throttle channel so when you're on throttle the flap is up.

And while you're at it, I'd like a recessed gas filler with cap, or opening bedside flap, with a barrel jack the same size as the one in transmitters, so I can use my radio charger plug to charge my truck so it looks like I'm fueling it up.


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Thanks hairba11, You and I think alike, plenty of standard Defender bodies out there, and I want this to stand out - this was always meant to be a junkyard fest, so I'll be building a cage that defines the Landy shape, and then filling the holes with whatever scrap feels appropriate

I don't really want to build what I think others might want from Shapeways - it's more like, build what I think looks cool, and if others like it, I'm happy, and it can be available.

I love your idea of a tractor flap, I was thinking of some kind of vertical exhaust from behind the cab, but through the hood or fender could also look way cool

I was planning perhaps an old school style snorkel, not like the modern moulded ones, more like a tubular chimney bolted to the windscreen edge

I'll definitely be designing some kind of custom bonnet/hood, a bit like on the last Defenders, but on steroids - huge air intake with space to slide in some scale grill, like on the vents in the bulkhead

So, I think next up will be the design of a full roll-cage, I'm planning on 3D printing all the complicated junctions where to tubes would meet and any curved parts, then cutting straight lengths of either 4, 5 or 6mm aluminium tube and piecing the whole cage together.

I've never built a full roll cage before, by hand, 3D printed or otherwise, so it will be a new challenge !

Thanks for checking in with the build

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Printing the cage bits would look awesome. I'm hand building one in the 2.2 section and if you look close you can see how crooked it is. Symmetry is hard to get without a jig.
The home made snorkels I see around here are pvc pipe or corrugated flexible black drain pipe screwed to the body with hardware strap.
A defender was a jeep with manners. I might be worth checking out some "mud truck" pics of jeeps for some inspiration


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Wow very nice finish on the hi res print pieces, nylon vs hi def steering wheel is night and day. Wonder what shapeways will have to say about the slight imperfections in it. Last set of pictures is very cool!
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Printing the cage bits would look awesome. I'm hand building one in the 2.2 section and if you look close you can see how crooked it is. Symmetry is hard to get without a jig.
The home made snorkels I see around here are pvc pipe or corrugated flexible black drain pipe screwed to the body with hardware strap.
A defender was a jeep with manners. I might be worth checking out some "mud truck" pics of jeeps for some inspiration


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Thanks hairba11
FYI - Your hand build cage is looking top-notch, symmetric or not !
Thanks for the tip on the Jeep Mud Trucks, I grabbed some great reference from that search
"A defender was a jeep with manners" - LOL - Ever driven a 1:1 Defender ? I've never driven a Jeep, but I don't believe it could be any more "agricultural" than a Land Rover - it's pretty grim,,,
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Wow very nice finish on the hi res print pieces, nylon vs hi def steering wheel is night and day. Wonder what shapeways will have to say about the slight imperfections in it. Last set of pictures is very cool!
Hi Frederik, Thanks for checking in with the build.
I've sent in my "complaint" to Shapeways, and I await their response, I'll post their answer here, when I have it -
FYI, your Escort MKii build is possibly the most awesome thread on this whole Forum ( IMHO ) - I've got an Old-School-Ford collection of my own going on, all solid axle RWD

When time allows, I plan start a thread with a new RWD chassis build for the Capri Turbo Gr5 shell I've got waiting !
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This is Absolutely amazing! Can't wait to see whats coming next!
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This is Absolutely amazing! Can't wait to see whats coming next!
Thanks Squidger ! , very glad you're enjoying my Land Rover build thread, currently I'm working on the front end, the roll cage and how that fits with all the front end panels - wings, grill, bonnet and headlamps etc

More to come when I've got something worth showing !
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