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Old 03-26-2011, 01:09 PM   #1
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Default jmike's Rig Rocket F350 Dually (coming soon)

Well I'm pulling the pin and building a scaler after I have seen all of the beautiful builds out there, some true craftsmen I must say. I'm wanted something you can put some time into creating vs merely assembling, bashing, breaking, repairing, repeating.

Once I saw this build ( http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=44302 ) I was sold on what I wanted to make my scaler into.

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Chassis:

SCX10 Frame Set
SCX10 Honcho Rock Sliders
Custom Stainless Links w/ Revo Rod Ends by Mikeybikey
RC4WD The Ultimate Scale Shocks 110mm x4
RC4WD Aluminum 1/10 Winch Line Fairlead

Electronics:

Axial 27t (for now..)
Traxxas XL-5 ESC
Traxxas 7075 Servo w/ Golden Horizons Aluminum Servo Horn II Black Futaba
RC4WD Bulldog 9300XT Wireless Winch
Futaba 3PMx w/ 603FF


Axles:

Traxxas Summit Transmission w/ Emaxx Driveshafts
RC4WD ARB Special Edition T-Rex 60 Front & Rear Plastic Complete Axles
RC4WD XVD Drive Axles for T-Rex 60
RC4WD T-Rex 60 Axle Aluminum 4 Links Mounts


Wheels/Tire:

RC4WD Double Trouble "2" Aluminum Dually 1.9" Wheels
Pro-Line Interco TSL SX Super Swamper 1.9" G8 Truck

Body:

Pro-Line 2008 Ford F-250 Body
Pro-Line PL-C Floor Pan 12.3" Wheelbase Clear Body SCX1
Pro-Line PL-C Interior Clear Body 1/10 Crawler
Pro-Line Monster Truck Body Roof Rack/Outback Quad Rack
RC4WD Heavy Duty Fender Flares
Custom Styrene or Brass Sled Deck
Axial Exterior Detail Parts Tree Chrome

So thats the plans for now anyways.. Putting in the order pretty soon!
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Old 03-26-2011, 03:10 PM   #2
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seems like its goin to be awesome
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Old 03-26-2011, 03:27 PM   #3
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Nice parts line up, I'm sold on the fender flares too I think they should be a requirment on the superduty's..lol

I'll be watching yours as well hpe we can bounce some ideas bak and forth.

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Old 03-27-2011, 10:44 AM   #4
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Ya cringed at the $50 buck price tag on the flares but I think they will be worth it. I wanted to do a hard body too but I used to have a 2008 F350 and wanted to mimic that trucks front end style.

I just was talking with our local club and we might be getting a pulling sled so I want to make this beast a mudder / puller. I think the summit tranny is going to come in very handy! Maybe a little of this to dive in there?

http://holmeshobbies.com/product.php...4&cat=2&page=1

http://holmeshobbies.com/product.php...&cat=17&page=1
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Some progress got a start on the bumpers, decided to go brass after some trial and tribulations trying to braize some aluminum bumpers. The brass should be stout tho! The sled deck is JB welded together, more to come next week















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Old 04-10-2011, 09:02 PM   #6
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Last progress until more parts arrive. There was no real way to make the dually flares look like an actual part of the body without using a little bit of body filler. I think I will paint the inside with a rust colour and the outside base coat a silver to show scratches . The main colour of the body will be white with black and orange accents.







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Old 04-10-2011, 10:24 PM   #7
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nice rig so far let us know how the t-rexs hold up between the summit trans and a pulling sled
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:41 AM   #8
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Subscribed. Interested to see how this turns out
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:08 AM   #9
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those rear fenders look like they were from the topkick body? looks good though and good idea, can't wait to see how it turns out.
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:32 PM   #10
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looks mad goood ive always wanted to see one
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:18 PM   #11
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those rear fenders look like they were from the topkick body? looks good though and good idea, can't wait to see how it turns out.
Hahaha that is correct! I had one waiting for paint for my erevo but the scaler took priority.

Got a bunch of work done

-Hacked an old smashed erevo chasis into a trans plate / 4 link upper mount
-Installed the XVDs in the Trex60s and packed them full of Lucas Red n Tacky
-Got the 4link plates made for the front and rear and swiped some links from the erevo parts bin
-Mounted the winch on the bumpers and made the bumper mounts
-Got the light buckets going in the body


Looking at it now more built, I wish this was quad cab and the flairs were a little wider. Everything is loose on there but I think she might need some wide load placards It definitely will be a burly looking unit. Im going to have my work cut out to make the interior work. More pics to come this weekend (of the build too )





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Old 04-18-2011, 11:37 PM   #12
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Looking good Mike HURRY up and get that beast built so we can go out and um take it down the trail I wanna see this thing in the mud good thing for the two speed tranny
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:34 PM   #13
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Well been a little busy on the build but have hit a few hicups making me take a step back to go two steps forward

Once I found this Dinky RC Summit mount I decided to scrap my home made trans mount job, it was too high to allow the interior I have to work anyways

http://www.dinkyrc.com/product.sc?pr...4&categoryId=4

So the change will throw off the links I hooked up, so I also decided, while i'm making new links, that i didn't like the extended cab look and wanted to have a crew cab, so I hacked up another f350 body I had and inserted 1.5" of wheel base. I have some Erevo shafts made into my drive shafts so going longer will hold up fine and easy enough to switch. Also going for a set of these to hold the 4 links

http://store.rc4wd.com/T-Rex-60-Axle...s-_p_1009.html

The Proline G8 TSL are good but the memory foam makes them way soft for this 9+lbs'er. I am looking into crawler innovation foams or maybe cutting some stock LCC foams to fit the 1.9" rims

Also being so heavy with the Velineon, Summit tranny and metal bumpers and mounts the single set of Ultimate scaler shocks is not enough to hold this beast, so I'm going to add a second set and make some custom mounts to hold them.

I threw some undercarraige spray I got from the automotive store on the bumpers. Was supposed to be a tough coating and I was going for the rough flat look but the crap never dried nice and is still kinda sticky. So Im scrubbing that off and looking for other options

Made up some other stuff including a light rack for the roof, light buckets for the head lights and added some fender flairs off a Dingo that I massaged round.

Here are a few pics























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Old 05-01-2011, 11:11 AM   #14
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Looking good Mike i like the crew cab look better too, the fender flares turned out good
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:48 PM   #15
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looking great. i love those rims. what is the width from outside to outside of the rear with the double troubles on the 60s?? keep it up...
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looking great. i love those rims. what is the width from outside to outside of the rear with the double troubles on the 60s?? keep it up...
Rear 11.5", Front 8.5" Total wheel base 13.5"

Finally it is done! Been a trial and a learning experience along the way but that's what its all about right? Got a few things to take care of still but it's alive.

That velineon on 3s with the summit trans makes for some wheelie popping power but in the low gear actually rolls smooth and is managable.. As for weight it is over 12lbs (my scale maxxed out ).

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All i have to say is Damn! Thats nice . I love the RBP grill thats the first one ive seen on a scaler looks good man.
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That thing looks frickin awesome Mike i like the paint job another nice job . We should get together and go hit some trails sometime we found some nice ones the other day would make for some nice scale pics and then we can get that big beast dirty
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I'm afraid to get it dirty! hahaha, I'll be back this weekend we'll test this beast then!
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