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Old 02-05-2017, 07:57 PM
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So today, while I was waiting for the paint to dry on the new body for the Stampede, I occupied myself by just starting to tinker with stuff from my unused parts pile, bolting stuff together that seemed to go. (Does anyone else do this, or am I just weird?)

I found enough TLT parts to build one complete axle, so I made up some links and stuck it on an unused Gelande II frame. Lo and behold... the result looks remarkably like the back half of a gasser frame.



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So now I think it's my duty to pursue this. Just here and there, as time allows. Not sure about front axle, drivetrain, body, or anything else at the moment, but it sure is an interesting idea...
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Old 02-05-2017, 08:05 PM
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tamiya semi front with links and a single leaf running side to side lol
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Old 02-05-2017, 08:51 PM
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Jeez, I wish I had enough spares to accidentally make something unique and interesting!
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Old 02-05-2017, 09:29 PM
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Jeez, I wish I had enough spares to accidentally make something unique and interesting!
It comes from buying stuff for a project, realizing it won't work, and being unwilling to sell it for a quarter of what you paid for it. It's also why I'm on a self-imposed RC spending freeze this year until I use up some of this stuff. So I gotta make this work with what I already have, or not at all.
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Old 02-05-2017, 10:13 PM
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Huh. Wellnow. I found, while rummaging for hardware, this chunk of graphite rod that was in a box of stuff I bought from somewhere. It already had a hole drilled in each end, almost as if someone tried to make it into a front axle once already. And whaddaya know... it's the right width!



Still don't know what body will end up on this (though I'm leaning towards a shoebox Chevy or maybe an early Vette), but I think I'll call it "Kismet." Because it's all just falling together.
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Old 02-09-2017, 05:05 AM
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How did I miss this one....
No matter, I founds it now..haaa.
Your on your way no doubt with a killer chassis.
I always enjoy these kinda of builds that just happen by accident and come together fantastic.
More please.
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Old 02-10-2017, 01:26 AM
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Spent all night trying to make leaf springs out of various materials. Settled on, of all things, Kydex. Works great!



Starting to look the part. Wheels and tires are just the first things I grabbed, but they do look pretty good on there.
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Old 02-10-2017, 05:23 AM
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On all 4
Sweet.
Can't wait to see a body dropped on it.
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