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Old 04-15-2010, 03:54 PM   #21
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I do need to get moving on this, I hope to have the drivetrain and cage done by this time next week.
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Old 04-15-2010, 04:07 PM   #22
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:26 PM   #23
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Some more stuff for this showed up today, got my backup set of wheels in, they are a little narrow for track width, but I have an idea...
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looking forward to see it complete
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:58 PM   #25
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So I didn't quite make that goal, yard work, and starting to paint a few bodies put me behind schedule.

that and I had to order a few parts before I got to ahead of myself.

I did sort out the placement of the front axle, and g0t the new panhard mount burned in.






Then I spent the better part of the afternoon cutting off the top hoops on the cage, and re welding them in angled in a bit more ( I didnt like the front profile once I started mocking up the front brow. ) Got one or two more bars welded in then it was time for dinner



Not much of an update, but it was progress

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Old 04-24-2010, 12:08 PM   #26
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Had a few minutes before I have to get ready to go to a wedding today, made a bit more progress on the cage.



Waiting on some tabs I am having cut so I can start working on shock placement for the rear so I can start back there.

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Old 04-24-2010, 03:37 PM   #27
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:15 PM   #28
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Few more parts showed up today that I didn't expect to see yet. Ill should be able to set my track width now, I need to pick up some weight so i can mount the tires to the wheels too.
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:53 PM   #29
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its lookin good man! what diameter steel rod are you using?
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:55 PM   #30
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that is 3/16th

that reminds me, i need to order up some thinner stuff for some of the details..
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:40 PM   #31
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Lookin real good, I love the title of this thread too
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:10 PM   #32
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Minor update, but an important one.

Needed a little wider track width and didn't trust the hex on the plastic wheels, but the look and weight are what I was looking for.

So using some Vanquish hubs, I made my track width wider, and beefed up the hex all at the same time.

Step one, drill out the existing holes


bolt vanquish hub to your axle


bolt rim to hub ( I used 1/2 x 4-40 screws )




And Bam! wider rig! I used the 350's I think? whatever the second to narrowest ones are, so I have room to go narrower or wider if needed.

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Old 04-27-2010, 08:13 PM   #33
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Very nice on the hubs. I think I may see that in the near future for me. This thing is lookin sweet!
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:19 AM   #34
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Very nice on the hubs. I think I may see that in the near future for me. This thing is lookin sweet!
thanks, the hubs were kind of a "hmmm I wonder" so I took a chance and got super lucky. I think they should hold up fine.

the rest of my mcmaster order showed up yesterday, I have the day off today. should be able to make some progress..
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got the rear links mocked up using some old links today and set the wheelbase.

Then I spent the better part of the afternoon deciding what to do with the trans, its just to fraking big to stuff anywhere, but I need it. I decided to try and shove it as far forward as possible. I just used a 1/8th inch thick piece of aluminum, mounted that in the original spot, and mounted the trans to that. This was about as far forward as I felt comfortable witht he front driveshaft angle, and the rear shaft length.

Hopefully I can fit some seats in there now, and hide that spur under the dash. Should be interesting to have a passenger side seat. I may have to be creative on that side.



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Looking good, you do nice fab work, Why not a rc4wd GRU and a transfer case?
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:22 PM   #37
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what are you going to do for driveshafts?

it looks similar to the situation i'm in...

i stretched the front of my rig out and now at full flex the shafts are coming apart (mip's). i think i may steal your idea with the trans plate (because i realllllllly dont want to redo all of my links...) and move my trans forward too and hide the spur under the dash! before i was trying to hide it behind the seats, ill give that a try!

you are just full of good ideas over here!
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Looking good, you do nice fab work, Why not a rc4wd GRU and a transfer case?
won't have the room under the hood, and worried about reliability, planning on running a 21t 55 motor on 3 and 4s.

I have hardened internals for the Axial, so I figure it's worth the hassle

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what are you going to do for driveshafts?

it looks similar to the situation i'm in...

i stretched the front of my rig out and now at full flex the shafts are coming apart (mip's). i think i may steal your idea with the trans plate (because i realllllllly dont want to redo all of my links...) and move my trans forward too and hide the spur under the dash! before i was trying to hide it behind the seats, ill give that a try!

you are just full of good ideas over here!
Worst case, Ill extend stock driveshafts and use rings for durability, might look into rc4wd shafts too. Not sure yet, I got bigger fish to fry
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:17 PM   #39
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Today is the day I needed to make some real progress, woke up this morning determined to have as much done as I could.

taking a food break, figured I would update progress...

Got the steering worked out, using a handbro's mount with the bottom hacked off, and a HB servo arm.





Made some good progress on the cage, got the main bars in the front and rear, along with the rear shock mounts







Got the sail panels made up and burned in


of course we need a flex shot


The more progress I make the more I think I may only use the hood off the body, and just make flat door panels, more in line with what a KOH rig would look like. Thoughts?


Back to work, updates later...

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Old 05-02-2010, 03:39 PM   #40
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Great idea on the wheels Andy. Tha stance looks incredible.

I think the "factory" body panels give it more personality but if a KOH build is what you are going for then flat panels would fit the theme good. Either way will look good I'm sure.
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