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Old 11-15-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
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Default Subaru Brat build

There aren't too many Brat builds so here goes.

The goods so far....

1. MRC Tranny & axles
2. MRC ESC, radio and motor
3. Losi threaded shock set
4. Work XSA 26mm wheels w/ 9mm offset.
5. Custom designed frame

Modded the front axles from the followng link.
Modding stock MRC for increased steering throw

Inatead of the usual beadlock wheels, I went with these 9mm offset wheels from Horizon Hobby. I was unaware of how they would fit on the axle and beneath the body but luckily, 9mm was the right choice. Outside of rim to outside of opposite rim measures 6-7/8"

I drew the chassis on CAD and transfered a print to the chassis rails, which were 1/8" aluminum Flat Bar. I marked the template and cut with basic tools and a dremel.

Frame rails cut, matched and the MRC tranny mounted between with a piece of 1/4" delrin.

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Old 11-15-2009, 01:59 PM   #2
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Looks pretty darn good so far

Would love to see this one finished.
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:11 PM   #3
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I'm a bit partial to Brats. Love it so far. Lots of potential. Nice Blingin' wheels.
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:40 PM   #4
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Very nice!
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Old 12-11-2009, 05:56 AM   #5
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Old 12-11-2009, 06:36 AM   #6
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This build has a great start to it. When you get time post some more details of the rig. can not wait to see this thing evolve.
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Old 12-11-2009, 06:36 AM   #7
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Looks good so far, interested in seeing it threw.
What basic tools did you use to cut your chassi? I only have basic house tools but would like to try this some day..
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:31 AM   #8
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Subscribed for sure!
I am building something similar.
I used Integy 5 spoke wheels and 10mm offset adapters and have the perfect width for the body I am using (2001 newbright dodge ram).
I haven't got to the point of setting up my steering or driveshafts yet.
I'll be interested to see how you tackle those.

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