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Old 04-26-2014, 05:29 PM   #1
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As the U4RC movement grows, I needed a 2.2 Ultra 4 to compete with. I already have "Top Shelf" my 1.9 Ultra 4, build thread:
Crawler Innovations "Top Shelf" Ultra 4

The chassis to any build is the starting point. If the geometry is wrong from the get go, it will never perform. I went to Mike Duncan aka "The Doc" to have a chassis built. His Beast Chassis design is well tested and proven. The chassis is almost done, so it's time for a build thread.





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As the U4RC movement grows, I needed a 2.2 Ultra 4 to compete with. I already have "Top Shelf" my 1.9 Ultra 4, build thread:

Crawler Innovations "Top Shelf" Ultra 4

The chassis to any build is the starting point. If the geometry is wrong from the get go, it will never perform. I went to Mike Duncan aka "The Doc" to have a chassis built. His Beast Chassis design is well tested and proven. The chassis is almost done, so it's time for a build thread.



chassis #5 looks great eddie you are going to love it
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Old 04-27-2014, 03:58 AM   #3
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I love doc's chassis. going to look sweet.

I'm from texas and whats this ETX RCC and do they race ultra4? I would like to get into it. I have a mattzilla chassis coming. wanted one doc's beast chassis. but no reply.
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I love doc's chassis. going to look sweet.

I'm from texas and whats this ETX RCC and do they race ultra4? I would like to get into it. I have a mattzilla chassis coming. wanted one doc's beast chassis. but no reply.
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So good.

Doc's chassis are proven. And look great.

You will love this!!!
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:11 PM   #6
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Well....... I got a call from Eddie from Crawler Innovations and was asked if I wanted to build him a Beast chassis. Thought that was a pretty cool call. Eddie makes the best foams out there and.....well I'm going to give him a chassis that will complement his foams and give him something that will kick ass out there

I know alot of people have seen my chassis so I'm going to try not to bore you with all the same pics.

Here we are starting the build.



A few parts that he's going to need are the Vanquish 4'' light bar, 2'' light bar and Vanquish alum housings.



A Wraith crossmember and some Hot Bodys sway bar kits. But these are my Sway bar arms.

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Old 04-30-2014, 10:41 PM   #7
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your scale garage looks really nice!
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Old 05-01-2014, 04:41 AM   #8
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the sway bar arms are sweet!!! dang you doc!! you know I'm going to want a set on my chassis.
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Love that operating room Doc
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:40 PM   #10
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All the Beast chassis's come with places for all the electronics

Battery plate, holds 2s, 3s and up to a 3s 5000.


This is the receiver mount, it face's the motor so dirt from the front tires won't get in.


Here I changed the upper light guard, he liked the low profile bar instead of the light above the roof.


Than as the VP trade mark Lol... The VP team want a extra light out front, so I added a mount for a 2'' VP light bar. Also in the pic are the tabs for the quick release hood pins. So changing batteries is a breeze.

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Here is the alum front tube for the sway bar.




Using my custom saw bar arms with traxxas rod ends and 8/32 links.


Here we use 104 mm shocks and a rear sway bar, I sand them down to get the right amount of movement. If you run them too stiff it won't let the suspension work right and if you sand them too thin, they will brake or again not work right.

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Very nice. Two questions. What shocks are those and where are those sway bar arms
From?
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Great looking start. Excited to see how it all gets wrapped up
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Very nice, Doc. Super clean build.
All of your work is top notch and look great in the pics and vids, some of my favorite to watch and look at.

Yeah I dig those Swaybar too (just need a set built to fit my rig)
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Thanks guys for the compliments.

The Chassis has arrived at its new home.......so now its up to the Foam Man to put the icing on the cake.....

But for all the work he has going on, it might be a while before we see anything

The shocks I run for now are the Integy 128mm fronts and 104mm for the rear.

I am making the sway bar arms as I speak, so I will have some for sale soon.

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looking good! like the low profile upper light bar
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Sway bar arms are bad ass
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The chassis arrived several weeks ago and had to be shelved for a while. An opening with the paint and body shop has come up so it will be heading over there next. Unfortunately the time in storage allowed some rust to start :embarrassed:

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What color will she be?
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What color will she be?

It has not been 100% decided. But since the panels were hand formed and the overall craftsmanship of the chassis is outstanding, this rig is gonna get pimped out. The artist should pick up the chassis this evening.


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