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Eliminator_ryan 10-07-2014 03:56 PM

Eliminator_ryan's Dirty Chevy build a.k.a. The Dirty Burger
 
Well I've been a long time member / lurker of this forum so i guess its time i post a build thread. I've been in the crawling scene since the TLT days and have built tons of rigs over the years. I own/run a hobby store and in the winter (yes cold Canadian winter) we have an indoor crawler course that we run so i wanted a new rig for this year.

I am using a Clod body that I cut and narrowed and It wanted to use scx front frame. I started first by moving the skid forward 14mm. I will be using music wire for the cage and tig welding it.

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/...82&oe=54BA633E

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...ae44c3d30181dd

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Now to start the body work
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...cfe37a55a74419

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...357aa893b0e9ee

So when you're working with styrene or abs you'll get joints that's aren't 100% . I try to use a much material as possible to hold the strength. I shave slivers off of a scrap piece and soften it plastic weld, I then jam it in the crack and smooth it out with the plastic weld brush.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...8e81fdcd9855ce

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/...76&oe=54C95936

Now for the back

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Before

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...433d4aadb8abbf

After

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...433d4aadb8abbf

Now to start the narrowing of the front nose

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Now I tacked some tabs on the roll bar to mount the cab for mock up

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hung my main hoop on the back
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Quick mock up

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...9c51099b0a110d

Eliminator_ryan 10-07-2014 04:16 PM

Re: Eliminator_ryan's Dirty Chevy build a.k.a. The Dirty Burger
 
I started this build over a week ago and have all these pics so I'll try and make it in a few post just so I don't overlap pics. Sorry for the camera quality these are all from my phone.

Another mock up bum shot......

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...b2cdb37161cf57

The following night (usually get home at 7:00 or 8:00 pm Bust A** in the garage till 12:00-1:00 then back inside to get and off for work at 6:30 yeah my Girlfriend loved me over the past week :twisted:) I got a good chunk of the cage work done in the back.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...c4380e9a3ed480

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Now came shock mounting time, I made some shock plates out of some steel stock and drilled and tapped ever hole by hand. In my lack of sleep / zombie state I snapped a tap in the 2nd last hole of the second shock plate. Luckily I center punched the tap and because it was hardened it shattered and i saved the shock plate :) , and because I'm O.C.D. I had a spare tap so I could continue to build.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...e6142c2ecf6f2c

I wanted to hang a spare tire but wanted it to be A: Removable B: A bit different mounting. I took a Revo rocker arm post and turned it down on the lathe and I made a hold down with m4 volt and some welding rod. I then added some cage bracing to brace it to the front of the cage.

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I tacked some nuts on the back cage to hold the rear fenders, and added a rear cab back and floor broads.
https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/...fe&oe=54AF0685

Because I moved the skid forward its shorter in the front and huge in the back for links and drive shafts. I fixed my rear shaft issue by using 2 wraith updates on the rear.

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I then added another bottom hoop for the spare tire (I will cut the bottom of the fenders so this will protect them.)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...edbb3143a83049

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Eliminator_ryan 10-07-2014 04:22 PM

Re: Eliminator_ryan's Dirty Chevy build a.k.a. The Dirty Burger
 
Stinger time ........ I made some post in the lathe and welded some rod to the ends. I will re shape it after i ass all the bracing and adjust the length.

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I wanted a fuel cell to go in the back but wanted it to be a bit different. I found an old t-maxx receiver box and mounted the axial fuel cell top on it. I then milled the bottom of it to drop down into my rails and drilled and tapped it so it stays in place.

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Made a battery plate and mounted my electrical (will put rec in the fuel cell latter.)

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So yeah now this is all up to date and I will post progress as it come along.

kingcab 10-07-2014 07:58 PM

Re: Eliminator_ryan's Dirty Chevy build a.k.a. The Dirty Burger
 
Wow looks killer Ryan! You`ve come along way since I was in the store a week ago! How many turns in that motor and how many volts you gonna burn through it? Better take a break................A man`s gotta eat.

Eliminator_ryan 10-07-2014 08:54 PM

Re: Eliminator_ryan's Dirty Chevy build a.k.a. The Dirty Burger
 
Hahahaha thanks Aaron running a 13.5t on 2s for now. I've run this set up before on the truck the axles came from it works quite well.

gearhead79 10-08-2014 04:12 AM

Re: Eliminator_ryan's Dirty Chevy build a.k.a. The Dirty Burger
 
One of my favorite clods yet!!!!!"thumbsup"

Are you running the sensor wires on the motor? Im sure its just the angle,but it looks like its not on

Eliminator_ryan 10-08-2014 08:46 AM

Re: Eliminator_ryan's Dirty Chevy build a.k.a. The Dirty Burger
 
Thanks gearhead79 and yes I am running a sensor wire, would be impossible to crawl without one on a brushless.

Eliminator_ryan 10-08-2014 09:24 AM

Re: Eliminator_ryan's Dirty Chevy build a.k.a. The Dirty Burger
 
Did an hour on the truck last night added 2 more cage tie bars in the back, shortened my front stinger and I shot a coat of filler primer on the body (pics of that soon)

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/...26&oe=54BFB577

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gearhead79 10-08-2014 09:45 AM

Re: Eliminator_ryan's Dirty Chevy build a.k.a. The Dirty Burger
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Eliminator_ryan (Post 4914239)
Thanks gearhead79 and yes I am running a sensor wire, would be impossible to crawl without one on a brushless.


Absolutely!!!! i run the same set up,thats why i had to ask.i didnt know if maybe you had a little secret or something:lmao:
Keeps getting better and better"thumbsup"

Eliminator_ryan 10-08-2014 11:57 AM

Re: Eliminator_ryan's Dirty Chevy build a.k.a. The Dirty Burger
 
Got the Primer on, now the body work begins ....

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STANG KILLA SS 10-08-2014 04:15 PM

Re: Eliminator_ryan's Dirty Chevy build a.k.a. The Dirty Burger
 
pretty unique rig. love it, particularly the spare the wheel arch moves.

Eliminator_ryan 10-08-2014 09:39 PM

Eliminator_ryan's Dirty Chevy build a.k.a. The Dirty Burger
 
Got a chance to made it out to buddies back yard course to make a trial run.
We live in the prairies here so we have to make our rock courses. Truck worked awesome and performed better than I ever expected. Here's a few shots.


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madazz 10-08-2014 10:33 PM

Re: Eliminator_ryan's Dirty Chevy build a.k.a. The Dirty Burger
 
cool build love the tyre rack on the back

Eliminator_ryan 10-09-2014 09:42 AM

Re: Eliminator_ryan's Dirty Chevy build a.k.a. The Dirty Burger
 
Thanks for the feedback guys, i made some rock sliders last night when i got home and put a layer of putty on the body, pictures of that tonight. My girlfriend was nice enough to snap some pics of it so I though I'd share them.

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Eliminator_ryan 10-09-2014 10:57 AM

Re: Eliminator_ryan's Dirty Chevy build a.k.a. The Dirty Burger
 
http://gallery.eliminator-rc.com/alb...5830.sized.jpg
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Macknjack 10-09-2014 09:54 PM

Re: Eliminator_ryan's Dirty Chevy build a.k.a. The Dirty Burger
 
nice looking build! any plans for trying to do an interior?

Eliminator_ryan 10-09-2014 10:31 PM

Re: Eliminator_ryan's Dirty Chevy build a.k.a. The Dirty Burger
 
Thank you, I might if I do clear windows but time will tell.

Eliminator_ryan 10-09-2014 10:39 PM

Re: Eliminator_ryan's Dirty Chevy build a.k.a. The Dirty Burger
 
Got some time in tonight on the Mill and started on my Grilles. It has a long way to go but it should look killer when its all done.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...eadb45b14ecd68
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...8001bd591d1faf

I also made some rock sliders and started on the body work.

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/...72&oe=54AA4B28

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Eliminator_ryan 10-10-2014 03:36 PM

Re: Eliminator_ryan's Dirty Chevy build a.k.a. The Dirty Burger
 
Well Today was goody day, My birthday present to myself came today

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...1eedcdcd6dfc14

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/...f4&oe=54F7C368

Huge shout out to Steve, Rob, and the rest of crew at Vanquish products for the killer parts. Steve is a friend of mine and he handles his business top notch in my books.

I even went with a matching spare rim

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/...53&oe=54C75726

The rims just didn't pop to me yet

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...335e84e651dc5b

So scale nuts and set screws cured the problem

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...81f7624e7495bd

I think these rims were a must.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...15b275d40b8270
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Lentsnh2012 10-10-2014 04:18 PM

Re: Eliminator_ryan's Dirty Chevy build a.k.a. The Dirty Burger
 
Long and low. Perfect. "thumbsup"


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