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Old 01-12-2014, 01:49 PM   #121
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Cool video too.
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Old 01-12-2014, 02:46 PM   #122
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Shock oil is something that I have tuned with. I know I will back into these shocks after some tuning trail runs, but experience is tell me to start with 45w in all four with the stock springs.

Before adding oil, make sure that you have applied grease to the two rubber washers at the bottom of the shock. The OG himself, Brad "Bender" Dumont taught me this and I never forget it. I contribute this to why my shocks don't leak.


Expirementing with rod ends helps fine tuning the placement of the shock.


Some drivers add just enough oil to lube the shock shaft, I fill and burp mine. Does this help? I drive better when knowing that there is oil in my shocks, so yes, it helps me. Depending on the weight of my truck, depends on the shock oil weight I use.


Scale shocks are smaller and need slower stroke speed to expel unwanted air bubbles. S/O to SoCrawl.com , Southern Ontario RC Crawlers for the shirt. I love getting cool stuff from supporters. Thank You.


To help speed things up, gather all the parts like Scale Freak did in this video.


I spent 45mins looking for parts, ate some homemade Kale chips, and lost a pot? I found the parts still on the parts tree, imagine that.


I forgot I went pee and "WOW" I found the pot. When multi-tasking goes wrong.


Shocks completed and the Official Tires of the RECON G6, Pit Bull Tires have new suspenders!


You can find Axial licensed ICON Shocks at the Official Online HS of the RECON G6, RppHobby on their website. Just click here, Axial Icon 61-90mm Aluminum Shock Set - 7mm piston (2pcs)


Coming up,

Power - Can't wait.
Steering - Gotz Tonz
Tires - Pit Bulls, but which ones? PIT BULL RC TIRES, WHEELS & ACCESSORIES. BEST RC TIRES. BEST RC SCALE TIRES.
Wheels - GearHead RC, the Official Wheels of the RECON G6, but there is so many to choose from. Gear Head

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Old 01-12-2014, 06:25 PM   #123
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looks great parker now all you need is to find someone to drive it for you
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:50 PM   #124
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Someone's addicted to e6000

It's like flexible, adhesive, waterproof heroine!!

PLUS IT MAKES "men" FEEL TALLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


HaHaHaHaHaHaHa
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:19 PM   #125
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Yoda MacNasty is getting pimped out in the winch "out" department.

Keep in mind, I don't winch very often. Pit Bull tires are a contributing factor of this, but when I do pull line, I just ordered this from the Official Online HS of the RECON G6,



Find it here, http://www.rpphobby.com/product_p/geasca021.htm

Winch mounting in progress.

Pretty straight forward winch set up:

-3Racing minus control board

-Novak Eiger Pro ESC controls the winch.

-360lb kevlar mix kite string for winch rope. (It looks real and works great wet or dry.)

3s Lipo powers the winch.

MT4 controls it with the lever for variable speed.
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:29 PM   #126
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Looking awesome Parker! Sheesh, you were right when you said you were getting addicted to the scale touches! Can't wait to see the rest of this build. Stay cool brother!
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:33 PM   #127
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Looking awesome Parker! Sheesh, you were right when you said you were getting addicted to the scale touches! Can't wait to see the rest of this build. Stay cool brother!

Thanks War Pig!

I am trying and I would encourage everyone to try it. Painting the steering wheel and tank brought back childhood memories of model building.

I can't wait to see you and the boys again. Thanks for being an inspiration!
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:33 AM   #128
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For those that are part of the IG or FB Family, Thanks for all the love. If you are on Twitter and stay in touch with my lack of sanity, mad love for you too.

For the RCC Forum Family that I have been honored to be a part of for so long, I have experienced first hand the legendary service of Rpp Hobby.

The Gear Head RC licensed Factor 55 ProLink got dropped in the black bread box in front the house.

This thing is scaleporn straight from the archives of Seymour Winches. This is going to look sick on Yoda MacNasty and gives him a trail cred rating of "Bada$$".




Thank You, Rpp Hobby. I can't say it any better than you. To the Official Online HS of the RECON G6, your service "ROCKS".
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:33 PM   #129
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I can't break this scale fever that I have. So why fight it. I added roll bar padding to the driver and passenger compartments.

Materials

- $ store foam padding.
- E 6000
- electrical tape
- Monster Energy drink (optional and can be substituted w/ beverage of your choice. )


Tools

- Scissors
- Pen
- Sand Ramp
- a finger

Directions

- I cut the foam to fit the diameter of the roll bar.
- I smeared some E 6000 on the foam and wrapped the bar. Making sure the seam is where I wanted it.
- Add a thin film of E 6000 to the edges with your finger, ensuring the edges stay together, put a piece of electrical tape to hold the edges until the E 6000 dries.
- Repeat this for the areas you want to add padding.
- Slowly remove electrical tape and "Wha-Lah" Your driver and passenger won't being seeing stars or have to sit out of a football game because of a concussion.

Measuring, Marking, & Cutting.


Placing and securing edges of foam with electrical tape.


Finished roll bar padding. Stomp and Steer with out headache Fear!
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:45 PM   #130
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That looks great!
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:59 PM   #131
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I was having issues with the fuel cell filler hose. I just wasn't feeling it, so the cool thing about the scale hobby and building, is there is no really wrong way to do anything.

There will be building snafu's and re-do's and scale item fu-fu's, but that's all part of it.

I did a little digging in the spare parts bins and found some plastic thing that the fuel line fit in...Cool! So I reamed the hole out to accommodate this plastic dohicky thing. It worked like a champ.


But now I'm back to my original dilemma, the fill part and how to mount it.

So back to spare parts bin that now I call the parts with no name. I found some rod end looking contraption that screamed; "I AM A FUEL LINE FILLER MOUNT, OH AWESOME BUILDER"!

Ok, so that might not be exactly what it said, but it sounded like it.


I reamed out the eye to accept the fuel line. I then reamed a quick hole and mounted it to the bed area.

Here is the finished mods. I am happy with it.


Cool thing is, it works. Whatever you put in it, will just leak out, but it is a functioning scale item!!!!

Any suggestions what to use for a gas cap?????
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:59 PM   #132
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That looks great!
Thanks, Ty.
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:20 PM   #133
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Scale items are one of the biggest personal mods that anyone can do to his or her G-Ride / Scaler.

The Axial Jeep Wrangler G6 wears a name tag of "Adventure". That adventure can come in many forms. It seems currently, I am being challenged by unkown and unseen forces.

These forces are shoving me "waaaaaay" outside my comfort zone, but hey, if Oscar Myer was just a hot dog, it wouldn't have a first and last name.

I had mentioned to War Pig and Rivas Concepts that I wanted to test my skills with polystyrene, just to see what their reaction would be. WOW! Both had the utmost confidence in me. (I think).

I want to put a "bed" in the Wrangler G6. A recessed area in the back so that my scale items, look scale in the Jeep.

I began with nothing more than a dream with no means. Cut the hole, sukka!


When I comped, I never rolled uncut tires. I didn't do drugs, I did Dremel. Hell, Even Losi was so impressed with Parker Sipes, their second gen of comp claws came with with them molded in. I cleaned up the hole with my tool of choice.


Well, now what????

Styrene? Nope. I am not ready yet. My balls turned to styrene. I am counting on common sense and my back woods engineering.

Stay tuned....This may go horribly wrong.
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:43 PM   #134
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I found an old servo box. This may just work.

Perfect!

The lid of the servo box is exactly what I need.

What you see next is luck in motion. I have heard, some would rather be lucky than good.

Do Work, Lil' Builder Boy!

I test fit the lid and added to body mounts. The body mounts filled the "test" holes that I reamed when mounting the body, but will serve double duty. I can bolt the lid in, use the body posts for more surface area to apply E 6000 to and use them in the cab area to mount more scale goodies to.



With the lid cut to fit and the two part mounting system dialed in, it was time to prep the paint booth.


Spill some paint, flat black of course.


Watch it dry ninja style. (Thanks www.weirdartsociety.com for the Maryland Mask)
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:54 PM   #135
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We are getting close to recessed bed blessness!

Bolted it into place.


Centered it and tested it.




WARNING: DO NOT INHALE, INGEST, or USE AS A "LOTION" FOR ANY DRY EXPANDING AND CONTRACTING AREAS OF THE BODY.

E 6000 everything into place and wait.




This is by far, my most advanced scale building accomplishment to date. I was freaking out, but that is part of the fun.

Like I was taught, measure 3x and cut once. It's impossible to think about everything that may go wrong or right, but have a plan, roll with whatever your building partner, "Mr. Murphy" throws at you, and HAVE FUN!

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Old 01-20-2014, 05:24 PM   #136
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Awesome job, like the trunk space.
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:57 PM   #137
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Awesome job, like the trunk space.
Thanks fr8cture. It really upt the scale factor and I like it.

That's the thing for all new builders to keep in mind. Have fun and if you like it, you will drive better!
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:02 PM   #138
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I really like your fuel tank, filler hose, cargo box, and your balls to the wall scale approach. That moonshine jug is cool too.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:49 AM   #139
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I really like your fuel tank, filler hose, cargo box, and your balls to the wall scale approach. That moonshine jug is cool too.

Thanks Trump1. The moonshine jug is from the The Ruckus Juice & Jello RECON G6 in Bend, Oregon.

Check it out here; RECON G6 "Ruckus Juice & Jello" Bend, OR Oct. 12, 2013

There are some very talented scale builders in the PNW. I was beyond impressed.
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Any suggestions what to use for a gas cap?????
I suggest using a small red shop rag stuffed into the end of the hose, redneck style... ;)
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