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Old 08-28-2021, 11:03 AM   #1
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Have you ever built an entire rig based on just a set of tires???

My plan is to roll with the Pro Line mini BFG 1.9 , 3.85"
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This will be a short build thread but wanted to share

It slightly resembles the old Scrapper buggy from early full size W.E. Rock days.
Started with some 3/16 stainless .030 tube and started bending and Tig welding and came up with a mini rock buggy chassis. Chassis is about 10" long and 4 1/2" wide

Fabbed up a little steering wheel too.
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Old 08-28-2021, 11:30 AM   #2
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Thatís already badass. What are you thinking for axles and transmission?


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Old 08-28-2021, 11:53 AM   #3
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Wow, lovin' it already!
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Old 08-28-2021, 12:15 PM   #4
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Have you ever built an entire rig based on just a set of tires???

NO thats pretty cool

its kinda got a R1 style to it

its screamin for portals lol can you here it



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Old 08-28-2021, 12:23 PM   #5
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Sweet mother ....that is so wicked!! Love the welded steering wheel
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Old 08-28-2021, 07:56 PM   #6
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Thanx fellas!!!


I'm keeping it traditional with straight axles and a 3 gear trans and VP hurtz dig unit


Here is narrowed rear SSD axle

And some wheel/tire pics
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Old 08-30-2021, 12:41 AM   #7
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Floor pan for interior is done cut out of .020 alum sheet as well as interior gauge panel

Exterior panels are rough cut from a high grade makrolon poly plastic
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Thanx fellas!!!


I'm keeping it traditional with straight axles and a 3 gear trans and VP hurtz dig unit


Here is narrowed rear SSD axle

And some wheel/tire pics
what servo mount is that?
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Old 08-31-2021, 01:08 PM   #9
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Nice work, the chassis reminds me of comp tubers from way back in the day.
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Old 08-31-2021, 04:04 PM   #10
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Servo mount is just the VP F9 mount
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Old 08-31-2021, 04:06 PM   #11
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I built one awhile back similar to this one just bigger.


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Old 08-31-2021, 09:29 PM   #12
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Trans built,

Interior in 90%
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Old 09-11-2021, 01:21 AM   #13
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Shocks will be pro-line with losi mrc springs for front shocks and trying different setups for the rear.
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Old 09-11-2021, 01:28 AM   #14
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Some mock up shots
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I love this thing, what a cool idea.


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Old 09-19-2021, 07:17 PM   #16
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Thanks 👍

Gotta get it in the rocks now
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Old 09-19-2021, 08:41 PM   #17
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That is Killer BUZZZZ.....
Is that a Supershafty Bombproof trans with hertz dig?
Love the build....
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Old 09-20-2021, 07:11 AM   #18
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Thank you 👌

Trans is a built VP unit with VP dig and BWD motor plate
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