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Old 09-02-2009, 11:39 AM
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Are you going to lower the suspension ? I think it will be a handfull in the turns if you dont.. But hell what do I know...Sick work man!!
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:07 PM
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Are you going to lower the suspension ? I think it will be a handfull in the turns if you dont.. But hell what do I know...Sick work man!!
Deffinatelly. It's pretty much standing on it's tip-toes now. Need alittle softer springs for the rear. Once I finish it up the weight should bring it down alittle too.
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:07 PM
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the real body, and battery weight should lower it some.

Like this build, can't wait to see it go....
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:32 PM
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:36 PM
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Here try this
http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/
Design your body and then print it on 110lb cardstock
Then cut it out, make necessary folds, then use super glue to join pieces
Once this is done go to home depot and buy some fiberglass resin and cloth and do a couple of layers INSIDE THE BODY then you can dremel out the windows and use bondo for smoothing it out......
PM me if you have questions....
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:32 AM
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Thanx Big. I was almost thinking of fiberglass over styrene but not sure if the 2 would bond well. I kinda like your idea though. I've done fiberglass work before on surfboards and an acoustic guitar once. Think I'll try it. Besides I like the smell of resin and bondo.....and wd40 and racing fuel and .........
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:25 AM
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mm you fab work looks great. cant wait to see some vid of this one. looks like alot of killer builds again in this comp
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Old 09-23-2009, 11:29 PM
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Thanks Misdeal and everyone else. Well I'm back from a 10day vacation and a few days to adjust and I'm getting back in my groove........


I was sitting at work last week wondering where I could find a driver. With work being slow I built a driver out of some stuff around the shop, a basic electronics shop.

I stripped some speaker wire, formed and skeleton with pelvic and chest structure. Packed with crushed paper and dubble-sided foam tape then wrapped with rubber elecrical wrap material. His helmet is modeling clay.

Need some ideas how to finish him. He needs a solid head. And maybe I could make a suit.




Then I spyed the Talon Seat Manufacture and stole some ideas. Bent up some thin alumi and covered with foam tape. Light sanding to remove exposed sticky stuff ( technical term ).

Part of the frame rail had to be shaved down but some good tubing will keep it strong.





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suspension setup look good!.... can't wait to see a video
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Looks sick! Im thinking you could get some sculpy and mould a head then fire it in your oven. Or find a toy at wally world that has a head that looks the right size..
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Looks great!! That cage looks mighty beefy.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:23 AM
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Thanks,

I cut up some cardboard a taped body panels on to get an idea how she'll look. Wow, She's gunna turn out sick. I might try styreen backed by tin for durability.
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WOW. that looks sweet. personally the body reminds me of a rallycar, class1buggy, and a trophy truck, all mixed into one heck of an offroad racer
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:22 PM
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UPDATES!!! About time.

Got some tube done. Rear sway on the way and I'll start the rear


New shock tower


Setting up a Proline light bar. This will house leds when finished.




I'm in the process of brazing up the body tabs. Here's a little body mock-up.



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