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Old 11-27-2009, 10:26 PM
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omg this is soo cool. i like the body thing its a good idea. i didnt see how you form them tho do you just pound the - into the +? or what if you could send mr a pm that would be so grate. respect
I mad a few how-to vids, Check them out!

http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=37582
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:18 AM
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Great work! It's nice to see someone build to impress & beat it like you stole it....
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:10 PM
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This thing is awesome! Defiantly one of my favorite crawlers ever. I am in the process of putting a sway bar on the back of my truck and it will defiantly take inspiration from your setup. What class do you compete in with this thing scale or 2.2 comp
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Holy awesome batman!!!!!
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:09 PM
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Great work! It's nice to see someone build to impress & beat it like you stole it....
Isn't that the only way?


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This thing is awesome! Defiantly one of my favorite crawlers ever. I am in the process of putting a sway bar on the back of my truck and it will defiantly take inspiration from your setup. What class do you compete in with this thing scale or 2.2 comp
I run this regular 2.2 comp, I don't consider this a scale truck. It does great as long as i don't need to do any steep climbs but i'm planning on making a new chassis to help with that.
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:15 PM
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I finally got around to re-designing my old comp truck. Since I can't afford MOA's I needed to make my this one more competitive and since i refuse to be normal I'm sticking with the aluminum body but with a couple refinements.

First off i wanted to lighten the chassis a considerable amount. I couldn't find the aluminum i wanted in time so i went with steel tubing but with only minimal amounts.

I started by using an old AX10 skid plate and making new boat sides that were almost 1/2" narrower than the old ones. They also are now incoporated into the lower links




These new sides also narrowed up the whole body by 1 1/2".

Next i started on the main hoop. this time though, I attached the hoop directly to the boat sides with a plate. i also added the hoop for the rear 1/4's taking about an inch of the back



Then i test fit the old panels



Next i added a lower tube that connected the rear hoop to the skid plate. this also became the mounting points for the upper links and shocks. I also decided to go to a 4 link in the rear while i was at it.



then i made up the rest of the cab taking another 1/2" out of the top.



and finally I completed the front pretty much the same as the rear




and here it is as a rolling chassis with some new shoes



Then i blew it apart and did all the final welding including adding the tabs for the body panels.




you can see how bare minimum the chassis is now and how it ties everything together with out any extra material.

Now here is a comparison to the old chassis




and this shows the weight difference between the old and new chassis.




I shaved off almost 12 ounces!

Now here it fully assembled and running. I threw on the old panels for teasing purposes. I'll have new ones made shortly.







And all the electronics fit snug inside



I really like the stance now and some preliminary testing shows it to be more stable.

Now all i have to do is tear it apart again, tweak the suspension a bit, paint, re-assemble and i'll be ready for Motorama!
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:19 AM
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I know this thread is old but sweet build and after seeing your skills and watching the vids I think I'm going to try my hand at a k5 with this idea
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:16 AM
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What a great thread. Really inspired me to give the body panells ago. Found every thing I need at the local hardware!
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