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Hwheeler73 02-09-2014 08:49 AM

Chevy Crewcab Dually Build
 
Hi everyone! I'm a newbie to the forum. I am not new to RC but I am new to building custom RC's. I have built custom trucks and custom bikes in real life. Now I have been driving a truck, over the road, for the last 17 years. I still do which will make this build go in spurts and stops. Next week I will pick up all of the stuff I have ordered so far. There's the problem though. I can order what I know I need, but then I have to wait until I get home to get the stuff. So, this is the beginning... First off, my inspiration for this is Bulldogs blue F350 Dually :ror:. He did an amazing job! I however, am not a Ford fan. I was born and raised CHEVY! So, as I browsed through the forum, I found a Chevy Crewcab Dually body built by krazykrawler, and then purchased by fr8cture. I managed to get it! The build thread for the body build is, http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/paint...lly-3-3-a.html I plan on pulling a Gooseneck or maybe a fifth wheel trailer with my Wraith on it.

So now I have a body! In the research that I did, and with the intent of keeping this build as true to scale as possible, this is what I'm starting with...

Chassis:
GCM Racing 21" 4TEN leaf spring chassis
Tamiya Highlift springs
RC4WD Trex plastic axles
Will have dual shocks all the way around

Drivetrain:
Stock Axial SCX10 Tranny
I could use some suggestions on gearing and a motor!

Tires & Wheels:
RC4WD IROK 1.7's (This may change later to 1.9. I can't find any 1.9 rims!)
Sloted rear 1.7 Semi rims

Body:
Custom made Chevy Crewcab Dually
Custom grill from Germany
Emblem's from MTHead :ror:
Hoping for a custom Visor from CaptainScale!:ror:
Looking for a painter for the body! I'm planning a really cool paint scheme!

So thanks for looking! I will get busy as soon as I get this stuff picked up with pics!

I don't mind if anyone offers suggestions or opinions. We all have our own. I will listen!

Hwheeler73 02-09-2014 06:28 PM

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Some pics of what I'm using

mcrawlinslow 02-09-2014 09:41 PM

Re: Chevy Crewcab Dually Build
 
looks like a great start to what should be a bad a$$ rig!!

Hwheeler73 02-10-2014 08:17 AM

Those are 1.7". I haven't been able to find any 1.9's.

school boy 02-10-2014 08:59 AM

Re: Chevy Crewcab Dually Build
 
the wheels in the pic with the body?

makahacrawler 02-10-2014 04:03 PM

Re: Chevy Crewcab Dually Build
 
what did you use to mount the motor in the front? looks really clean. also what transfer case is that? thanks for the post.

Hwheeler73 02-10-2014 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by makahacrawler (Post 4667208)
what did you use to mount the motor in the front? looks really clean. also what transfer case is that? thanks for the post.

I bought a chassis kit from GCM Racing, out of Canada. The kit includes the tranny mount and transfer case. The pic you see is off of their page, not the one that I actually have. If you look around on their site, I believe the sell the tranny mount for the SCX10. Here is the link for the chassis kit. http://gcmracing.ca/viewitem.php?productid=47

Bulldog 02-10-2014 11:06 PM

Re: Chevy Crewcab Dually Build
 
The GCM parts are really sharp. I just got a skeleton chassis for a build and it's amazingly clean. Definitely a fan of the GCM engineering that Chris has done. 8)

Hwheeler73 02-15-2014 11:34 PM

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Ok so I finally got home and unwrapped the goodies! And so it starts! I got the chassis put together. I really like this GCM Racing chassis! Very easy! Had to through a pic of my Wraith in too sense I've been customizing it at the same time!

Hwheeler73 02-16-2014 05:28 PM

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Ok, got a little more done today. I got driveshafts built although I'm going to have to get another one for the rear. It works but it looks horrible! I also got the hubs cut. I had to lengthen the rears, and remove the fronts. I also go the tranny built and installed. The GCM chassis kit uses an Axial SCX10 stock tranny. Very easy install! That's about it. I took it down to the local hobby shop to try to find a couple of small things. There must have been 15 people standing around this chassis! They were all in awe. Not even the guys that work there have ever seen anything like it. Of course sitting there with a set of big duallies on it helped too!

Luis_5.7 02-16-2014 05:36 PM

Re: Chevy Crewcab Dually Build
 
Very nice job looks really good how much was the chassis

Hwheeler73 02-16-2014 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Luis_5.7 (Post 4675166)
Very nice job looks really good how much was the chassis

$305 shipped from Canada, express mail.

Bulldog 02-16-2014 10:40 PM

Re: Chevy Crewcab Dually Build
 
The only thing that is tough is the width of the rear tires. These dually builds are a big bag of tricks. If you're not going for super scale, it's just fine. Sucking them in with the GCM chassis, the axles and wheels would be near impossible. It will be large and in charge though!"thumbsup"

Hwheeler73 02-18-2014 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Bulldog (Post 4667821)
The GCM parts are really sharp. I just got a skeleton chassis for a build and it's amazingly clean. Definitely a fan of the GCM engineering that Chris has done. 8)

Oh yes! It is extremely well made! I like it a lot.

Hwheeler73 02-18-2014 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Bulldog (Post 4675636)
The only thing that is tough is the width of the rear tires. These dually builds are a big bag of tricks. If you're not going for super scale, it's just fine. Sucking them in with the GCM chassis, the axles and wheels would be near impossible. It will be large and in charge though!"thumbsup"

Yah, I've been looking at that. Your right, I don't see any possible way to do it. I think I'm going to put a set of the Clodbuster fender flares on it. That will help and make it look even tougher, in my opinion.

Hwheeler73 02-18-2014 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by school boy (Post 4666654)
the wheels in the pic with the body?

I didn't get the wheels with the body. I swiped that picture from the guy I bought the body from. He had already sold them.

krazykrawler 02-23-2014 06:58 AM

Re: Chevy Crewcab Dually Build
 
That body looks good lifted.Heres the direction i was gonna go but decided to sell it.Your off to great start http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps842d9727.jpg

Hwheeler73 02-23-2014 08:21 AM

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Working on the bed and fenders today! I think it's going ok!?

Hwheeler73 02-23-2014 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by krazykrawler (Post 4683518)
That body looks good lifted.Heres the direction i was gonna go but decided to sell it.Your off to great start

I really like the look of that! I'm just a 4x4 fan, especially when it comes to RC.

fr8cture 02-23-2014 09:59 AM

Looks good

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