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Old 09-07-2011, 01:21 PM   #21
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Lookin' good. Glad to see this truck is still alive!

Thanks Shane! This little truck is so much fun. It's perfect for Gavin because it's built to be strong and durable. I can't wait to see the 6x6 Carter Fab & Machine is building for Crawler Innovations
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These are all poser photos Carter Fab & Machine took on his iphone before delivering it to Crawler Innovations:
















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sick work!!! love the bed!
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:42 PM   #24
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It's been so long since Clay delivered the truck to us, I don't remember what all I had to finish on it. Regardless, it's been up and running for several months now.



So the cut n shut M2K Pro-Line Mashers had to go. 1st reason is so it could be legal for class 2 competition and also because local guys would complain because they worked so well. So I installed a set of RC4WD 1.9 Rok Lox that have been belt sanded internally, both the side walls and the back side of the tread. Next I grooved the tire tread and cut out the lugs into a new pattern. I installed Crawler Innovations Lil' Nova 4.25" - 4.50" Dual Stage Foams. The wheels are Mayhem and are 3/4 wide. The front wheels have 3 ounces added each and the rears have 1.5 ounces each added to them. The tires and foams work awesome



10mm headlights really brighten the night up





Gavin has already really tested the cage work



I replaced the rear link plate I had made for this truck with a Dinky link. It didn't last that long and it broke. I contacted Dinky R/C and Matt replaced the broken link with his new Solid Steel link. We haven't tested it out yet, but it's heavier that the original design and seems much stronger







The Tractor Supply Store tool boxes are just wonderful. This box had held the battery in on numerous rollovers and it's so scale looking. Eventually I want to upgrade this truck to a Mamba Max Pro ESC so we can run 4S on it. The 4S battery packs we use for our Wraith fit in these tool boxes perfectly. On a scaler like this, I get nearly two hours of drive time on a 4S 1300 Mah Lipo.



Crawler Innovations Low Clearance Black Delrin Links on the front lowers and Crawler Innovations High Clearance Black Delrin Links for the rear lowers:




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Thanks Shane! This little truck is so much fun. It's perfect for Gavin because it's built to be strong and durable. I can't wait to see the 6x6 Carter Fab & Machine is building for Crawler Innovations
Yah, waiting on that 6x6 rebuild too!

Lovin' that wheel and tire combo. The lug cutting make the tire more scale and gives them a rounder profile.
Did you do any side lug sanding?

Looks like "My-First-Ever-Time-To-Braze" front lower bumper made it to the 4th rebuild. I built it for my driving style, bash into everything.
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Thank you Ric
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Yah, waiting on that 6x6 rebuild too!

Lovin' that wheel and tire combo. The lug cutting make the tire more scale and gives them a rounder profile.
Did you do any side lug sanding?

Looks like "My-First-Ever-Time-To-Braze" front lower bumper made it to the 4th rebuild. I built it for my driving style, bash into everything.

The 6x6 build is going to be "epic" according to Clay. It has a huge list of new parts for the build along with a couple proto type parts as well. I'm hoping it will be done before the Crawler Innovations G6 cash comp on October 8th.

I did belt sand these tire on the sidewalls. These modified 1.9 Rok Lox tires are much better than the RC4WD 1.9 IROKS. I have the IROKs on my daughter's 1.9 Jeep (I still need to do a build thread on the Jeep because Carter Fab & Machine did the tube work and boat sides on it). Even with all the belt sanding and lug trimming, the Rok Lox is wwaaayyyy better. The IROK has a very thick tire carcass with rougher rubber and there is only so much you can do to it.

You and Gavin drive scalers similarly then. Clay had painted the entire truck before he brought it back. If you look at the pictures I took today, you can see how much Gavin has abused the cage. If it can hold up to you and now him, it was built VERY strong.
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The re re re re ?? build looks great. Can't wait to hang out with you guys again.

I do have question. When you grooved the roc lox in the photo, did they work better then stock ? I been thinking about grooving the middle lugs and shaving the inside of the tires.

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The re re re re ?? build looks great. Can't wait to hang out with you guys again.

I do have question. When you grooved the roc lox in the photo, did they work better then stock ? I been thinking about grooving the middle lugs and shaving the inside of the tires.


We are to! October 8th can't get here fast enough.

As for the tires, grooving them as pictured above made a big improvement over stock. However removing lugs really woke this tire up. Internal belt sanding helps a lot.
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Mine are stock with your foams. So far they been great, but I know there always room for improvements. I'm going to groove them first go from there.
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Love it! Great work Eddie and Clay!
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awesome job on the resto-mod. you did an awesome job on that bed.


i love the re-builds. don't get me wrong, i love the fab of a new rig now and then, but it's when a classic is saved from someone's parts bucket is where it's at for me.
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Mine are stock with your foams. So far they been great, but I know there always room for improvements. I'm going to groove them first go from there.
Bring'em with you when you come up for the 8th. If you haven't tuned them by then, we will take care of it that weekend.

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Love it! Great work Eddie and Clay!
Thank you Britt!

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awesome job on the resto-mod. you did an awesome job on that bed.


i love the re-builds. don't get me wrong, i love the fab of a new rig now and then, but it's when a classic is saved from someone's parts bucket is where it's at for me.
I'm with you on the rebuilding. Every scaler Crawler Innovations currently owns aside from our Wraiths has been a re-build of some kind or another. The 1.9 Jeep we have has been through the hands of 6 different people here on RCC. Our 6x6 has four different builders now, my class 1 toyota has three. You gotta love the classified section here on RCC.
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sick build
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All i can say is im speechless with how awesome this is.
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Nice rig and cool build so far.

Only thing that needs to be different is the name of your scale comp / event.....

There can only be one G6.

Originality....
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It's been a long time since I've updated this little trucks build thread. It's still alive and well. I will get to pictures and details later, but in the meantime here's a video of it:


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Old 08-04-2013, 06:46 PM   #38
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ETXRCC had a G6 today. Gavin came out and drove his rig:

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Glad its still going strong and fun watching it run today. I'll be playing with styrene middle to end of the week if you want to address the doors.
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