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Old 06-04-2017, 08:37 AM   #1
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Alright everyone, parts are either all here or on the way so I figure it's time to get a thread started.

Parts list will be as follows;

Widened and stretched King Hauler cab
Custom stainless tube chassis, brazed
CMS Front
Dlux Big Bearing wraith housings
Dlux sporty front truss for the rear
VP axle parts
Dravtech shocks
Hulksta transmission
Custom T Case
HH motor
DCW Wheels with Locked Up rings


I hate "copying" someone elses rig but the body is inspired by DesertRc/mcrawlinslow rat king. The chassis will be very different and my hood is stretched. The cab did need to be widened to meet SORRCA rules for being at least 5" wide.


I got some time to get started on the body this weekend. This is my first real time playing with styrene on this level. The cab still needs a lot of work but the hood is just about done. Hopefully I can have this complete by next weekend so I can start a chassis.

I started with two king hauler bodies. I needed to add at least 3/4" to the width of it but went a little more to keep it from being questionable. This will also allow me to play with different slw hubs in the future if I desire.

After a bunch of cutting I wound up with this
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And with a couple hours of work it looks like this
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Old 06-04-2017, 10:07 AM   #2
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My first attempt at a styrene build was a 2.2 scale King Hauler 6x6. It was a fail lol. Still on my build list tho. So this has really peeked my interest. I might learn something. Subscribed.

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Old 06-05-2017, 02:50 PM   #3
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My first attempt at a styrene build was a 2.2 scale King Hauler 6x6. It was a fail lol. Still on my build list tho. So this has really peeked my interest. I might learn something. Subscribed.

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Styrene can definitely be a challenge. Thankfully I've played enough with it and done enough other "fitting" with other materials this is off to a good start.

Transmission, shocks, motor, rear axle truss and rear axle steering linkage arrived today. Now I can start chassis design!

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Old 06-05-2017, 07:58 PM   #4
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Nice! I'm glad to see someone else sick of the small scale big rigs. I'm about to start a very long slow build of a scratch built 1/10 scale Autocar ATF64 after my real 1:1 truck. Going to be BIG lol. Will be watching this closely.
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Old 06-06-2017, 05:57 PM   #5
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Nice! I'm glad to see someone else sick of the small scale big rigs. I'm about to start a very long slow build of a scratch built 1/10 scale Autocar ATF64 after my real 1:1 truck. Going to be BIG lol. Will be watching this closely.
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Thanks, this definitely won't be "scale". More like a shafty with a hard body lol. By the time it's all said and done it'll be right on the ragged edge of a few rules in the SORCCA book.

Had some time to play with it today. Got the rear filler panel in the cab and cut a window that matches the same heights as the rest of the windows and looks proportional IMO. Got started on the filler panel for the hole in the roof. It's currently drying with some styrene/bondene mix I use for small gap filler. My go-to method now is sanding the parts as close to fitting as possible, bonding/reinforcing the joint and filling with this stuff. Once sanded out it looks like I'll need very little actual spot putty and I won't have to worry about it popping out.

Played with the trans a little. Man this thing looks sweet. I haven't seen one in a "scaler" yet (although I'm sure there's a few) and am excited to try it. I threw the only 19t pinion on it, a robinson aluminum one from my drift car. I'll need to get some steel ones on order. My gears and shafts for my t-case should be here by Friday so I can do some design work this weekend and send it off to Shapeways.

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Old 06-14-2017, 09:13 AM   #6
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Thanks, this definitely won't be "scale". More like a shafty with a hard body lol.
Loving this idea and can't wait to see how it turns out. I've been thinking about a "high performance" hard body for awhile. I had a Bullhead SCX-10 I sold and still miss that thing.
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:24 AM   #7
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This is going to be sick! I love the concept.
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Old 06-14-2017, 04:06 PM   #8
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I like it! Excited to see how you do the chassis. I use a Bulldog (Berg based) trans on my C1 and C2 rigs and love it. I think the hulksta trans has a lower ratio that should work well with big tires.
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Loving this idea and can't wait to see how it turns out. I've been thinking about a "high performance" hard body for awhile. I had a Bullhead SCX-10 I sold and still miss that thing.
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I like it! Excited to see how you do the chassis. I use a Bulldog (Berg based) trans on my C1 and C2 rigs and love it. I think the hulksta trans has a lower ratio that should work well with big tires.
Thanks y'all! I'm real excited to get back on this after a business trip. I still have a long way to go (obviously) but scrambling to get it done so I can get lots of seat time in before Crawl-A-Palooza this year.

I did manage to get the roof panel sanded and the hood is glued back on. I also wasn't happy with how the windshield support looked, somehow it was bent. So I cut it out and I'll be putting a new one in tomorrow. Once I fill the last couple holes in the roof I'll do a quick "guide goat" of primer and hopefully almost zero spot putty.

My T-Case parts arrived earlier this week. I'll be designing a 3 gear case with axial 26t gears from the t-case in the scx10.2 and using the DLUX 10.2 output shafts. This will allow me to have the spacing I need between the input and output for everything to clear nicely and have counter rotating driveshafts to kill torque twist. Once the design is complete this weekend I'll get it uploaded to shapeways. Hopefully it gets here quick so I can start on the chassis since it will be a combo t-case and skid plate.

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Old 06-17-2017, 11:52 AM   #10
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This thing is going to be so sick when finished

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Old 06-17-2017, 10:38 PM   #11
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It was freaking hot outside today so I got the t-case and skid plate designed, uploaded and ordered. Also decided to try saving myself some headaches and designed some parts to bolt to the skid that have a "nipple" that will slide into the tube for keeping it centered while brazing. It should make it much easier than trying to drill through a tube and shapeways only wanted $11/ea to print them in stainless. Played around with some cage design as well but I didn't want to get too crazy with it, so some of the joints are sloppy, whatever, it won't be that way when I actually build it. Was more so just an opportunity to stare at it and see if I really like the concept.

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