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Old 12-04-2016, 11:52 PM   #1
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Thought I would start my winter build now that it is December already!!!
I know there are a thousand Jeep builds out there, but I like this body.
I'm not going to do a beginning build list cause I don't know what all will be in this dang thing when I'm done!
I'll try to throw my own spin at this to make it a little different than what is out there.

This is what I have so far.


















I had to do a little saw work on the body underside to get the GCM tranny/t-case to fit. I'll rebuild the consol later to cover everything back up.
If you have seen some of my other builds, I like to build with the new guys in mind. Sooooo it may be a little boring for some of you. But it should be fun. Hope you will ask questions and make suggestions.
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Old 12-05-2016, 04:42 AM   #2
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Cool! This should be fun to follow, I like the fab work and very clean installation of the trans and transfer case. Will it be green Ernie?
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Old 12-05-2016, 06:17 AM   #3
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Already looking good, Ernie love these little Jeeps.
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Old 12-05-2016, 09:43 AM   #4
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Cool! This should be fun to follow, I like the fab work and very clean installation of the trans and transfer case. Will it be green Ernie?
Thanks Scott, I haven't decided on the color yet? I don't know, I may try green for something different!
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Already looking good, Ernie love these little Jeeps.
I have a long way to go, I think I want to make it as a two seater, we'll see.
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Old 12-05-2016, 11:25 AM   #5
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I thought I would back up a couple steps to show the mounting brackets that I made to mount the Tranny/t-case to the GMC Skelton Chassis.





I made the rear bracket out of 1/4" tubing, and flattened it in the vise.





I'm going to use some ascender axles on this build. For those of you who don't make it to the Ascender section these have the Codyboy Design mod done to them. Both front and rear axle housings are drilled out and I make brass weighted beef tubes that are mounted in the machined housings. On the front is machined SSD c-hubs and knuckles, scxii uni that allow close to 60 degrees of steering. These are my Codyboy Steering. I know the ascender axle don't look as scale as some other axles but I wanted the extra clearance that they offer.



This is a set on my K10, kind of shows the extra steering I get with the Codyboy Steering.


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Do you think you could have lower the trans some by taking the skid off? Maybe low enough so you didn't have to cut the body up?

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Old 12-05-2016, 12:50 PM   #7
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Do you think you could have lower the trans some by taking the skid off? Maybe low enough so you didn't have to cut the body up?

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Good question! I guess I didn't even think about that. I do think that even if it was lowered, I would have had cut out the consol.
Ernie

Edit, The more I think about it the more I like your idea, I'm going to look at what I have to change lower them! Thanks for the input!
Ernie

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Old 12-06-2016, 01:12 AM   #8
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Hot damn Ernie, looking great so far, very clean as usual and that scale transmission...nice!

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Old 12-06-2016, 09:33 PM   #9
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I plan on using axial Icon shocks, but they are way to tall for this chassis and body, so I need to shorten them. That was my task for today.
You can see the difference in length of the stock shock shaft and the Losi MLST shaft, the one I will be using for this mod.



I'm shortening the shock body 14mm.





Machined shock bodies, and you can see the two shafts side by side.



I did the "Hulkstra Mod" on these, HPI bladder, bleeder hole, and different O-rings.



Mounted on the chassis and rear axle. It will not have a huge amount of travel, but more than enough for this rig



It will be slow going on this build, so thanks for looking!
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Old 12-07-2016, 06:33 PM   #10
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Nice build Ernie

Just noticed the tittle, are you headed to nats this year ?
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Those ascender axles are pretty slick!

I like the smaller icon shocks too!
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:13 PM   #12
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Nice build Ernie

Just noticed the tittle, are you headed to nats this year ?
Thanks Kev, you know, I put a name to this build before I saw that they were going to be in Washington. But you know, that sounds like fun!!!
Ernie

A update to what I did today. I like the stance already, and I think the 66mm shocks are going to work fine.





I still need to make the front upper link and design the pan hard bar. I think I need to do all of this before I can see how much I can lower the motor and tranny.



Some more chassis shots showing the shortened shocks.





Codyboy steering.




Still a lot of adjusting to do, but no binding.
Any suggestion or help????
Thanks for looking
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:28 PM   #13
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Ok, what you did with the shocks is just down right kewl! I'm really liking this build.
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Stance, engineering with those "CODYBOY" signature parts and all around very well thought out modifications, just awesome! So cool to watch your builds come to life. Looking forward to more updates.
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Those ascender axles are pretty slick!

I like the smaller icon shocks too!
Thanks VMGontheRocks, the ascender axle mod is my best seller.

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Ok, what you did with the shocks is just down right kewl! I'm really liking this build.
Thanks Jon, I did quite a few of the shocks when I had my MRC. Just seemed that the mod would be a perfect fit for this build.

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Stance, engineering with those "CODYBOY" signature parts and all around very well thought out modifications, just awesome! So cool to watch your builds come to life. Looking forward to more updates.
Thanks for the kind words Scott, I think I might try some styrene work later on this body. I'm sure I will be hitting up my buddy in Michigan with questions!
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Old 12-10-2016, 06:48 PM   #16
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I finished the front upper link and the panhard bar and mount today! I made good use of some Lunsford Titanium turn buckles.




Fully compressed and everything clears, (that took a little work)!



I built another pair of front shocks that are 1/4" taller. I wanted a little more travel for the front set up I have.



Pinion angle is pretty good up front and rear.



No uni binding but the tires are just starting to touch the shocks.





Getting close to starting a cage, sliders and bumper design. I wanted to do a two seater Like T-REX but not sure yet.




Thanks for looking.
Ernie

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I REALLY like the stance of this rig. And that steering set-up is incredible! Great work, as always.


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Old 12-11-2016, 12:53 AM   #18
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I just got myself one of these bodies. I can't wait to get started on mine. I like everything you've done with this build so far. I may have to borrow some of your ideas, if that's ok?

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I REALLY like the stance of this rig. And that steering set-up is incredible! Great work, as always.
Thanks Doc, I want to be able to run 1/2 to 2/3 droop on this rig. The weight of the cage, bumpers, and sliders should drop it down a little more. The guys that have asked for this steering seem to like it.
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I just got myself one of these bodies. I can't wait to get started on mine. I like everything you've done with this build so far. I may have to borrow some of your ideas, if that's ok?

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Feel free to use anything I show in this build! If you need help with anything let me know. This is my second build with this body, I really like the detail it has.
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A couple pics of the first build.




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Old 12-13-2016, 12:08 AM   #20
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Ok, I wanted to build a cowl type air intake for the hood. I was going to build it out of styrene! I have joe122 on speed dial. Changed my mind. If you have followed any of my other builds, you know I love to repurpose (right Chris81)! Sooooo I started walking around my shop looking for something that might look like a cowl for my jeep. I walked past a box of bodies I had set aside to sell some day. Hey, a New Bright 16 scale jeep!! I took it to the band saw and started cutting.

Well, it might work?



To wide, so I cut 3/8" out of the center. Built up the nose with a couple small pieces of styrene and shaped it a little. I'm pretty sure that is how Scott would do it!



A little black hammer paint, (after about 4 coats of sandable primer), "primer on, primer off."





Screen in front of the air intake.



More to come later, thanks for looking!
Ernie

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