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Old 11-12-2019, 08:55 AM   #41
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I love this build. I've looked at this thread quite a few times now. I'm really wanting to do something similar, maybe a hard body though. Is it possible to run slightly larger tires on that chassis? Maybe 1.7's if you adjust the body height ect.? This would be my first real build like this, so I'm pretty new to what would fit what chassis. Thanks for the advice. Killer build!
Earlier in this thread you can see how high the hard body sits on this chassis. It basically leaves most of the chassis exposed. You'd have to cut out the bed to lower it. I opted to save my hard body for a future project.

You'd also likely need to raise the body (or do more fender trimming - enlarging the already larger-than-scale wheel openings) to run larger tires. It's a pretty shallow body, so you'd end up with more chassis exposure. Even with this setup the body doesn't cover the whole chassis/battery.

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Old 11-12-2019, 04:29 PM   #42
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That is sweet! I like that you used the white spoked wheels which were so typical of these back in the day.


Check out this hot little number...could be an option for your hard body Brat.
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How did it look on the TT-02 chassis? Was it fairly scale looking? I want to replicate something simliar to this one because the tires are tucked underneath and look realistic compared to the stock brat kit with the tires sticking way out to the sides.

I wouldn't mind trying a slightly larger tire than the ones on this build. Ive been looking at tons of sites and threads trying to find a chassis that would give the brat this scale look.

Not too bad really. I set it up with the short wheelbase, high ground clearance option. Ashamed to admit, but itís never been off road. You see, I used the special edition white chassis kit and didnít want to dirty that up! Even with the short wheelbase, the wheel arches are slightly too far apart on my lexan body; maybe the hard body is better? I used a TT-02 because thereís something morally wrong with a 2wd Brat, and thereís also something morally wrong about a 4wd Brat on solid axles...
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Not too bad really. I set it up with the short wheelbase, high ground clearance option. Ashamed to admit, but itís never been off road. You see, I used the special edition white chassis kit and didnít want to dirty that up! Even with the short wheelbase, the wheel arches are slightly too far apart on my lexan body; maybe the hard body is better? I used a TT-02 because thereís something morally wrong with a 2wd Brat, and thereís also something morally wrong about a 4wd Brat on solid axles...
All the reasons you mentioned are why I took on this project to begin with. The hard body is at least a few mm shorter wheelbase.
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Old 04-13-2020, 12:03 AM   #45
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Looks amazing. I've been wanting to do a scale version of one of these. Very impressive! Great job!
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