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Old 03-18-2019, 08:54 PM
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Thanks, its coming together slowly.
Spent more time searching for mig wire and a small tank of shielding gas than I did welding. Out of practice, but that's why there are grinders.
Bumper take 2 by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr
Threw some paint on it, just to see how it looks. Still need to clean up my welds.
Bumper take 2 by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

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Old 03-21-2019, 03:06 PM
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So close to victory...
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:49 PM
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Ouch! I feel for ya. I know it's not funny what happened, but that cell phone in the wall...
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:22 PM
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Managed to find all the pieces. Currently waiting for the glue to fully cure before I pull the tape off and see what else will need to be repaired.
Body damage. by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Body damage. by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Body repair. by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

The visor was broke a while back in a move, but got it glued up too.
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:48 PM
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Body repair is going well. Worked on the new exhaust stack. The Turn out is from the Grand Hauler, the main pipe is a curtain rod, and just a copper elbow at the bottom.
Slow progress. Stack trimmed and mostly fitted. by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr
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Old 04-21-2019, 12:05 AM
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The body work continues. Sanded down along the cracks to give the plastic putty something to grab onto. Its a little thick, but it will sand down nicely. Inside and outside are covered to add a little more structure to it.
Body work by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:52 AM
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Glad to see the repairs looking so good. You could also reinforce the interior with fiberglass pieces and resin. That would help to prevent any repairs from cracking again.

Lookin good so far...
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Holy crap man sorry to hear about your loss on your body. looks like you’re bringing it back together and the truck looks good from the angle that you took the picture with the pipe for the exhaust. good luck and hopefully you get it fixed
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Old 07-04-2019, 09:55 PM
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Haven't had much time to work on it. But today I lock tighted the entire chassis and reinstalled the drive line. Mounted the servo, which isn't strong enough and programmed both Hobbywing 1080 ESCs. Still body work to go, but its driveable.
Chassis work. Lock fighting all the hardware. by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Drive shafts by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

ESC programming by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Twin power by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

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Old 07-05-2019, 09:13 AM
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Got a little more work done on the truck. James had a much more powerful servo just laying around so I am trading him the servo I had in this truck. Cut some slots in the plastic tray for my battery straps. Picked up a pair of metal turnbuckles bent one to make a better steering angle from the servo to the steering link. Took one of the aluminum steering links off the other HPI as the plastic one just flexed too much.
Wiring finished by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Steering set up by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Testing by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Test drive by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Suspension test by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:18 PM
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Completely forgot to post the long shake down run video of the truck.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:54 PM
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So these showed up today. Steel gears and no clicker clutch.
Steel gears by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr
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Old 09-06-2019, 11:47 PM
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Gears installed nicely. And got some longer screws in the top part of the transmission mount.
Steel gears installed by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Longer transmission screws by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr
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