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Scale 2.2's Discuss your scale trucks that use 2.2" sized tires. TLT based and similar.


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Old 02-16-2017, 07:58 AM
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I got the spool reversed in the rear

And got a tie rod and drag link in and did a quickie servo mount

And got it outside under power










Ok. It has a wild amount of dog track I need to get out of the rear, the servo sucks, I broke a lower front shock mount and lost both springs out of the front end(still need to figure out how to retain them) but it drives amazingly!
It's as good as I had hoped.


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Old 02-16-2017, 11:19 AM
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Knowing your skills, it will be up to speed in no time.
Looks fantastic out doing it's thing.
Really grabs my attention.
Digging on it for sure.
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:53 AM
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Still waiting on 'nese servos.
But I got some body panels made today




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Old 02-17-2017, 07:19 PM
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Awesome machine! Very cool to see it in action on its wheels! The single link suspension seems to work very well. Nailing the vibe of the original pretty good to.
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Hi Hairba11

Looking sweet ! - your metal work is superb, looks about as symmetrical as my eyes !
Keep up the great work !

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Old 02-19-2017, 08:39 PM
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Thanks guys. The feedback helps.
I used a couple of the round servo horns (disks?) to locate the top of the coil springs. It seems to work ok-ish. At least they don't fall out anymore.
Another buddy sent me o pic of an old O scale train set grain conveyor belt I'm going to try and make the fenders from.
Welding gets tricky when there is plastic really close.


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Old 02-20-2017, 07:48 PM
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Do you need the springs to unseat when flexing pr are they long enough to stay sit so you could attach them at both ends? Thinking or a small autobody sized sheetmetal piece cut to sit the springs and have like 2 or 4 tabs folded around the first coil so it retains it.
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:37 AM
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They're just about long enough to stay in. At full droop they dangle a little (currently attached at the top)

Got the front panels on today



I also discovered that the 1:1 is for sale. Naturally right after buying the wife a car.



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Old 02-24-2017, 08:27 AM
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Used some paper and a sheet of styrene for floor making

Then cut out the floor and extended the motor wires and snapped the floor in

Then used some leftover chunks of foam and knocked out some seats

Then hooked everything up and went for a drive







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I like the simple suspension design, looks very effective and straight to the point. Floor and seats are a nice addition, you are nailing the style and attitude of the truck perfectly! How about making the axles and suspension purple like the reference pics

Have you got the material for the rubber fenders? Can't wait to see how it will look with them!
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:12 PM
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The plan is to pull the axles off again and hit them and their links with red metal primer (the purple-ish color)
I ordered a 50mm wide timing belt to cut up into used sand paddle fenders. It's in the mail still. Glad you're enjoying the build.


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Old 03-01-2017, 06:48 PM
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Started this morning turning the highlift shocks down a little mostly to shave off the red and rough up the surface for paint.

I also pulled the axles back off and hit them with primer


I got it back together and I'm loving it. It's so cool seeing it coming together





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Nice work Tim,maybe some tracks from an rc tank would work? If you are still having some problems keeping the front springs in place aybe just make some limit straps?
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Thanks Rick, my 50mm timing belt came in today, so I'm going to try and make fenders in the morning.
I tried using old SRB sand paddles but they were too narrow and the ribs too close together. And I didn't feel like buying $40 2.2 paddles just to cut them up would be effective. Especially since they wouldn't be worn down at all.
The timing belt has ribs every 3/8", and the belt is only 5mm thick at the ribs so it's thin and stiff like a tire would be. I'm only going to have to make like 3 supports for each fender. At least in theory.


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Old 03-06-2017, 07:11 PM
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Got my timing belt in Saturday's mail.
So I started fabbing brackets. This is how I weld while being too lazy to disassemble the plastic parts. Little hole in the lid of the water bottle.



This is looking awesome!











Left on the list.
Dash, roof, servo mount.


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