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Old 02-20-2007, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default Avalanche truggy build

Im on vacation all this week so after seeing rckjeeps toyota truggy i really wanted to build one. i used a main frame rail set up like his and im gonna do my own set up after that. But after seeing how everyone uses either the F-350 of bruiser bodies i wanted something completly different. any way here are some specs and pics

14" wheelbase(yes its big)
custom made frame 1/2" square tube and 1/4" brakeline
full tube work
tlt axles locked w/ bearings
leaf sprung front and 4 linked rear
pede tranny with 65 turn axiom
m2k's on custom wheels

Here are some pics so far
I got the main rails and some of the tube work done.



(^^^ the frame isnt twisted its the camera angle^^^)

and a frame shot


I'm hoping to get most of the tube work done tomorrow. What do you guys think should i do an exo cage or not?

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Old 02-20-2007, 03:24 PM   #2
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looks good, i think you should give it an exo, ill open the first pic in paint and give you an idea
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:29 PM   #3
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here you go jim, its just an idea

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Old 02-20-2007, 07:01 PM   #4
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That actually looks pretty slick. I might have to do that, if I don't get sick of brazing.
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:10 PM   #5
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ok i have a big question, what are the custom wheels made from. i need some 1.9 ish centerline stlye rims with the same design. i am looking for some that match the style and i will modify them to make them work if need be. ive been searching and these rims and kyosho pathy rims are the only i could find. any help would be appreciated. ps sorry for the threadjack
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:29 PM   #6
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im glad you like it jim
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Old 02-21-2007, 05:57 PM   #7
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Default Got some more done

Well today I finished up most of the rear tube work, mounted up the tranny, hung the axles and some other little things

I wanted to try to 3 link the rear, but I ran into major clearance issues, so I had to go with 4 link instead.

anyway here are some progress pics










As you can tell from the body I need to do some body work, I've never repainted a hardbody, so does anyone have any tips about it.

Tomorrows list includes lengthening the rear driveshaft, mounted the shocks, I need to make another pair of front springs(not enough arc), making a steering servo mount and winch mount.

Any comments/ suggestions?

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Old 02-21-2007, 05:59 PM   #8
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Nice tubework. Good luck on the paint
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Old 02-21-2007, 06:04 PM   #9
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Looks cool.



I think you should get some 2.2 RR's and paint it red and silver to make it look kinda like the ultimate adventure avalanche
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Sweet, that is going to look wicked.
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:16 PM   #11
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I got some more finished today. I mounted up the shocks,made another set of front leafs with 3/4" more arc, lengthened the rear driveshaft(couldn't lengthen the front need another slider), finished most of the rear tube work, now I just need clean up the joints, and make the front bumper.
here are some pics
this one is at the final ride height

view of the rear

and a poser flex shot ( the smokes arent mine)


The only problems in the future I see is going to be the turning radius, with a 14" wheelbase its going to need a parking lot to turn around. I'm really glad to see this thing starting to take shape
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truck looks awsome. it reminds me of the ultimate adventure avalanch that the magizin built up.
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The only problems in the future I see is going to be the turning radius, with a 14" wheelbase its going to need a parking lot to turn around. I'm really glad to see this thing starting to take shape [/quote]

CVD's will fix that problem! Get them from RCP Crawlers when they become available. They make my 13"wb scaler turn on a dime.
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Old 02-22-2007, 09:28 PM   #14
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looking real good
I always liked my avalanche body, so i stuck it on an emaxx.
I might have to rethink that
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:46 PM   #15
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Looking good! What is the body from? Do you have any pics of the BTA steering set-up?
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looking good whats with the power on/off switch on the back of the body?
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Looking good! What is the body from? Do you have any pics of the BTA steering set-up?
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thanks the body is off an old radioshack truck. i dont have any pics of the BTA steering. all it was a tierod bent to clear the pinion. with a drag link to the servo.

cjkranwinkle@cableone. net- the on/off switch was for the light that i put in the body. i'm goning to reuse that switch for the head lights i'm going to do later on
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Awesome, it is looking good.
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:30 PM   #19
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ok i got both the body and frame painted up. it is now a roller, i just need to get a radio and some more pede sliders to extend the front driveshaft. i too it outside to get some pics.i was going to get some frame pics but the camera died.


^^i think if the sleds were'nt in the backround it would look real^^




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that looks SICK. i like it for a chevy
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