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Old 08-22-2010, 01:06 PM   #1
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Default 1.9 Chevy tuber, Trail beast!

Hey guys, figured I'd post some pics of my current trail truck. Its not done yet but I'm driving it while building it.

Axial trail Chassis with hangers welded on(it was rear leaf springs and front coils but I FLEW through leafs, one trail session and they would be flat, twisted, and sagged hard)

Built tlt axles with cvds, hard gears, sealed bearings, steel axle c's, alum hubs, etc etc.

Custom links with proline trail shocks.

Axial trans with traxxas hardened outputs and stampede driveshafts

Custom motor creation using some holmes hobbies motor spares and a jp customs armature. Rooster Crawler on 3s lipo and a tactic 2.4ghz radio

Custom 4 link truss up front, My own version of a handbros servo on chassis setup. Using a traxxas waterproof servo.

RC4wd 1.9 tires and rims

The body is a Tamiya Clod body. I made a drop bed, dove tailed it, and narrowed the front aswell.








A new place we found local to us. Lots of fun!








I'll post up a couple videos in a bit. Might get some more pics from todays trail run.

-Matt

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Old 08-23-2010, 08:14 AM   #2
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I was impressed with this truck Matt. Pretty simple, straightforward build but it works really well. Pretty tough too, I can't believe you haven't cracked that body yet!

Your experience with the leaf springs has convinced me to rethink running them on my 1.9 build...
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:12 PM   #3
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Nice setup. I like the body, it really sets it apart from the crowd.
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Old 08-28-2010, 01:03 PM   #4
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I like it alot man. Good job

I was gonna do something like that.

Reminds me of this 1:1
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:58 PM   #5
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I like it alot man. Good job

I was gonna do something like that.

Reminds me of this 1:1
That thing is wicked!!
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:59 PM   #6
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I was impressed with this truck Matt. Pretty simple, straightforward build but it works really well. Pretty tough too, I can't believe you haven't cracked that body yet!

Your experience with the leaf springs has convinced me to rethink running them on my 1.9 build...
Thanks Chris, yea its simple but works very well...

yea leafs are not for me, First I mangled rc4wd soft leafs, then those heavy duty ones I bought off of you. Honestly I got 1 pack out of each set of leafs. bought an hour and half of run time.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:02 PM   #7
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I decided to change the truck up a little bit, really wanted a truggy style deal. It is far from done but I need to get it driveable for our next trail session next weekend!!!






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Old 09-06-2010, 10:03 PM   #8
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I always love bowtie bobbed rigs! Looks good!
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:26 PM   #9
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This truck is TANK!
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:26 PM   #10
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Im diggin' it bro the tubework so far is lookin good!
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:08 PM   #11
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not bad.... so what are the plans for the future?? full exo, winch,etc???
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:09 PM   #12
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sooooo change of plans hahah. My friend decided to tackle the task of doing a brakeline tuber so I joined on the fun. Here is what I have so far. I have always wanted something that would take a ton of abuse(roll it down the side of a very large hill and drive away from it with no broken parts haha).





cleaned up the mounts to the chassis and existing pieces


ended the day like this





and the wheel/tire combo I will be running.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:12 PM   #13
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Awsome!! This truck is sweet! Good tube work. And can you tell me what size tube you are using?

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Old 10-24-2010, 09:54 PM   #14
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this truck is sick great work on the tube also
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:33 PM   #15
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thanks guys!! pictures are just uploading now of tonights progress. Not a whole lot but some. I'm off to work then night class until friday so I wont make any progress until the weekend.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:47 PM   #16
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I added a couple diagonals for off the rear hoop to the floor, then I also started on the rear end of the chassis. I like the idea/design so far so I think I am going to roll with it




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Old 10-25-2010, 09:53 PM   #17
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Nice build, something different!
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:36 PM   #18
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Will you put the bed sides back on? Freaking awesome truck

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Old 10-26-2010, 10:50 PM   #19
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Will you put the bed sides back on? Freaking awesome truck
They will be back on, dont you worry!!!
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:16 AM   #20
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Ha! Now you have to do an interior Matt !

The tubework looks good. This truck was already tough, it'll be invincible with the tubework now.
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