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Old 06-18-2011, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default Spare parts build for my son "Rock Hunter"

Got an old Radioshack Crocodile Hunter body from my buddy Eddie @ Crawler InNovations and have been gathering parts here and there and pulled some stuff out of my bins here @ home. I knew the minute i saw this body that my 8 yr old would love it. Been starring at it for a couple months and finally had everything to throw this together this weekend. Nothing fancy just something fun for him to take his attention off the Wraith.

Scx chassis bought cheap off RCC
Flat Irons and Scx wheels from RPP Salvage
Scx shocks from RPP salvage
Stock aial 27t from my parts bin
Axial esc from my parts bin
Axial servo from my parts bin
Axial axles bought cheap off RCC
3Racing Winch with decal set
Dingo front bumper from my parts bin
SCX light kit from my parts bin
Canoe from walmart toy set
2s 4000mah Lipo from Hobbypartz.com
Pede shafts
C.I. Rear links

This was a really fun build and really loving the ay its turning out. nice to just throw something together that doesnt involve all the tube work and fabrication im used to.












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Old 06-19-2011, 09:27 AM   #2
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Wow, that turned out really nice! I'm sure your little guy will be very happy.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:35 AM   #3
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Turned out great!
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:49 AM   #4
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I love it!!! Would look sick on some 1.55s with smaller diameter tire!
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:53 AM   #5
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Thanks guys. I just drove it for the first time and forgot how shitty the axial esc is. I guess I'll put the stock esc out of the wraith in it since it will be upgraded. need to throw some wait in the wheels to compensate for the top heavy design that I'm not used to. I know it's for my boy but it's fun to drive.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:00 AM   #6
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Used the tie downs from the packaging to strap the boat on. Looks like rope. And the Rock Hunter found some rocks.


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Old 06-19-2011, 11:35 PM   #7
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Thats a neat rig! I bet it is a little top heavy though.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:10 AM   #8
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Well I moved the spare tire down to the back and used scale bungees to hold the boat on. Come down to my moms house in Gruene,TX for the weekend. I've got to get these crappy stock electrics out of here. My son doesn't care but I can't stand driving it.

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Old 07-29-2011, 02:15 PM   #9
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Looks nice. If you dont mind me asking about how much $ do you have tied up into this spare parts build?
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:28 PM   #10
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Looks nice. If you dont mind me asking about how much $ do you have tied up into this spare parts build?
I would guess around $60 bucks. Only got $20 in the body, the rest in little stuff like paint glue and styrene. The new electronics will be a donation too, from my wraith. Might end up changing the tires out so that will be the biggest investment.
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:12 PM   #11
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Got some Trail Ready bead lock rings from Mthead. Finally got the Wraith and put the esc in here as well as a Holmes hand wound55t. So much better and smoother.

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Old 04-06-2012, 03:06 PM   #12
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Been a while. Son has been playing with this truck a lot but it's time for to go though it and finish it up.
Replacing the worn out HH motor with a hand wound Tekin unit.
Tuning the rear suspension links.
Installing Crawler InNovations high density dual stage foams.
Installing all the scale bead lock screws.
Upgrading the servo to a hitec 5645
Couple more scale goodies.

As it sits now:



New foams:



Motor:


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That looks fantastic!! Lucky son!

BTW, can you tell me the LxWxH of the front cab of that body?

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Old 04-06-2012, 08:02 PM   #14
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Well we are done. Got everything swapped out or upgraded. Swapped the entire rear end for one with shaved servo mount posts. Rebuilt all the rear links and made aluminum front lowers from the Wraith kit links. Updated the steering links to aluminum with a "hydraulic" ram system. Installed all 90 screws in the wheels. New foams are awesome. Also relocated some of the electronics. Added a shackle to the front bumper and some scale emblems to the body. Gonna do some more interior work and get some weight upfront next.











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That looks fantastic!! Lucky son!

BTW, can you tell me the LxWxH of the front cab of that body?

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8" from nose to cab back
7" wide
5 1/4 tall

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Wow.... Those wheels look like an entirely different set with all the beadlock screws in them, much better.

Any time on the Tekin yet?
Performing better then the HH?

Nice looking rig... Very scale











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Wow.... Those wheels look like an entirely different set with all the beadlock screws in them, much better.

Any time on the Tekin yet?
Performing better then the HH?

Nice looking rig... Very scale











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Yeah I've been using that motor for over a year now. It used to be in my Cherokee scaler. I love it. Very smooth and efficient. The Holmes motor was equally as good, I had bought it used some time back and something just needs to be rebuilt but that ain't my thang.
Just keeping with the spare parts theme of this build. Only thing I have bought for it is the bead lock rings.


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This thing is so much fun to drive. Here's a couple under shots showing the new/used links. And the bead locks really pop out in the sun. Like jewelry.




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i really like the ram idea... would be awesome if you could make it stay put while the tierod slides through!
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:07 AM   #20
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i really like the ram idea... would be awesome if you could make it stay put while the tierod slides through!
I'm working on something right now for my ultimate 9 housings. Hopefully it will work out. Strength and functionality come first though.

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