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Old 01-27-2010, 10:11 PM
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Whoa, sweet chassis

Are you sure those chassis link mounts will hold up?
The uppers are going to be gusseted eventually. The lowers are pretty solid.


For rear shock have some xtm"s off my old x factor and the old savage. I think I had Hotbodies shocks but they make them too long so I replaced the shafts with e-savages which are a little shorter which came out peeerfect. It's the first time I tried it but I turned them down by chucking them into my drill press and put a file to it. Came out pretty nice.




Once the shocks where ready I started on the shock mounts and some tube. Some of the main 1/4" tube accually have 3/16" tube ran inside it for extra strength. Plus the extra thickness helps with the welding. What I really need to do is get some argon hooked up so I can weld the thin wall stuff alittle better







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Looking good! Where did that steering set-up come from? Is that an aluminum HPI MT rack?
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very cool truck!!!
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Looking good! Where did that steering set-up come from? Is that an aluminum HPI MT rack?
Ya, If I remember correctly it is GPM's (something like that ) upgrade part for the MT2. The turnbuckles are New Era and look pretty good but both ends are standard threading so you have to remove one end the do any adjusting.
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Looks really good man. Did you strip the axle or paint it? It looks so much better like that, I'm going to have to strip mine now.
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Very nice indeed!! Not much needs to be said, the pics say it all
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Wow, I like your Truck, you made a realy good work
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:30 AM
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Thanks Guys. Ya, Katan, stripping the axle really makes it pop but when it's all done I'll be trying to get the cage and axle powder coated a steel color. Not sure if you can powdercoat aluminum but that's what I'm shooting for.


Edit: Any Freelance Powder Coaters please pm me. Thanks
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You can powdercoat aluminum, I'm sure.

Window profiles for instance are powdercoated or anodized. It will be heated to about 190 degrees Celcius for about 15 min to cure so you have to check whether or not the used type of aluminum will be affected.
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you can powder coat any metal and very nice work on the rig
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Your work is great!!! Sharp looking chassis!!
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I think you will need to get the axle case annodized as powder coating will probably add to much material to the bearing housings etc... Unless you can somehow only get the outside of the case done.
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Amazing to say the least!! I cant wait to see a video of this in action!
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Not too much too update on the truck itself other than a failed attemt at a pepper can fuel cell. I did get the body painted yesterday. Really happy with the way it came out....other than the dremil zipping across the pillars giving bothsides a perfect place to brake. Oops.









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