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Old 02-15-2008, 04:32 PM
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Default What's better than a Land Rover...?

Yes indeed, another one! I'll explain later.

First post to be honest, but it's a start.

Bought myself an XC Pajero in 1995, enjoyed it a lot, but that was only because there wasn't a proper Land Rover body to replace it with...

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Untill a couple years ago when I found the 1:12 body from Halsall. Last year I finally made some time free to put them together > first cut up the XC chassis...

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Took away 3,5cm and bolted/glued the lots together. Bought the Bauteil1 ballbeared steering & V tires, RC4WD 4:1 compact gear reduction unit and some other stuff and I had my first Landy...

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Quite a lot of fun! Very compact & tough trialler.

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But then the virus really hit me... There are so many great 1.9 rigs built by you guys...

And the fact that 1:1 Land Rovers have live axles... I just had to have the China Defender 90 body (thanks Kaetwo/Pinchflat) with twistin' TLT axles under it...

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And some more stuff:
# Reign K2-4 chassis
# RC4WD R2 tranny & straight axle lock outs
# Traxxas propshafts
# Hummer rims (or rather some day the RC4WD Landy rims...)
# Bought me a lot of tires (and sold them all...): Hi Lift (too small & looks), Mudslinger (too small), Stompers (too big), Crushers (too big, but great looks!) and the only 'right' ones IMO: cut & shut Claw Dawgs. Perfect size, perfect looks
# HPI springs
# Axles, shocks TLT-1
# Scaleoffroad: emblems, jerrycan, hi jack, shackles

So, here we are. The only thing better than a Land Rover is another one!

Thought a lot about the chassis and suspension configuration, so many different options with different advantages. Choose this one: small width chassis with the coils and shocks on the outside. Nice combination from scale and performance.

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And, although it's not yet bolted, the twistin' axles shot! No worries, only the beginning...

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Still a lot to do!

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Old 02-15-2008, 04:47 PM
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Very nice! I love the Land Rover builds. There's something about them...
I hope to see more updates.
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landys rulez!

can you show closer your rear springs mounts?
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Old 02-15-2008, 05:23 PM
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YES !!!!
Again another Land-Rover build ....

this Forum gets better and better (Land-Rover rules the wold and this forum)

both landys are nice builds
Ill be watching you!!!!

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landys rulez!

can you show closer your rear springs mounts?
Love your Landy Doc, especially in motion! Inspirational!

Haven't bolted the springs down yet to the chassis because of the definitive height I want (load of battery, motor, R2 tranny and so on will push the springs a little further), but basically this is it.

Pictures aren't great, but springs are bolted to the axles and I used a plastic part from the TLT kit to bolt the spring to the chassis. The mount for the shock will be changed to aluminium BTW, just for the mock-up.

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landies are cool,love the spring shock setup...
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that is an interesting set up. most people run the front shocks laid down and the rears upright. whats the advantage to either?
I have mine running rears upright.
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All of the various incarnations are very nice.
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that is an interesting set up. most people run the front shocks laid down and the rears upright. whats the advantage to either?
I have mine running rears upright.
this is how the new tamiya fj40 is set up...
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thank you for the close up pana 651!

pantablo , the better is to use the front shocks upright, alt least if you want lots of steering, if you lay them down , tires may hit on them when you steer, so better to put them upright AND the more centered with the axle you can

on rears you have no problem, you can use them as you want, the advantage of laying them down is you get more wheel travel
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thank you for the close up pana 651!

pantablo , the better is to use the front shocks upright, alt least if you want lots of steering, if you lay them down , tires may hit on them when you steer, so better to put them upright AND the more centered with the axle you can

on rears you have no problem, you can use them as you want, the advantage of laying them down is you get more wheel travel
this is how I have it at the moment. The video I took today is the first run set up like this. still not happy with it.


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its all depend on the truck . with huge offset the tire will never hit rub the dampers . even if you lay them down
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thank you for the close up pana 651!

pantablo , the better is to use the front shocks upright, alt least if you want lots of steering, if you lay them down , tires may hit on them when you steer, so better to put them upright AND the more centered with the axle you can

on rears you have no problem, you can use them as you want, the advantage of laying them down is you get more wheel travel
Couldn't tell it better! Thanks.

Another reason for me is that I like to build it like the real thing, which has the same set-up (for same reasons).
I also like wheel travel, but I like it to be reasonable because of the scale looks.
Therefore I like the look of the current set-up and believe it will give me enough wheel travel under load (when bolted).

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Dunno yet if I have to make a panhard, doesn't seem to be needed at the moment, set up is quite steady, but I don't like moving axles when I steer.

Would have liked to have the panhard anyway but couldn't figure something good to prevent the axle from rotating. So made the 4 link set-up instead.

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Well, took some time to get the new motor (Tamiya Super Stock, not final motor... ;-)) and servo (Hitec 5645) past the customs in The Netherlands, but in the end all the goodies arrived. About time, too!

Started with the mounting of the steering configuration and set up. Nothing fancy, quite straight forward. Seems to work allright although I obviously want more steering, so next step is shaving the plastic and steel away...

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There is some steering of the chassis/body but I think I can live with that, might it irritate me after all a Panhard has to solve that issue.

After that I started with the R2 tranny, motor and drive shafts.

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Just bolt it on...

Well, it's still a bit of a try-out phase and I haven't decided on the definitive height of the springs and all (therefore still the clamps (right word...?)) but I should be able to make a small test drive in the shop, right...

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Yep, she's a runner! Love those moving axles!

Still a lot to do, but another step forward!
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what a great looking truck... im starting to have a soft spot for landys here latly... i guess with 2 and a third in the works, you get the bug.. lol..

cant wait to see it done up.. and the mod to fit the landy on the xc chassis was very cool, i dont see alot of chassis mods like that, and you pulled it off very well..
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