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Old 11-24-2018, 10:20 AM   #61
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Nice. Any reason why you are not running the xl version? Just curious. Since your rig is now open wheel and all...

I personally don't like 4.75 size tires they are massive and raise the center of gravity on any 1.9 rig. The Chuggy is built for the Activated 4.50 Class and the Chuggys chassis is built to a 4.50 size tire clearance.



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Old 11-24-2018, 10:26 AM   #62
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I know the XOR tires are not the most scale, but these 1.9 versions on the Chuggy look "beast". Nice build thread Gavin. You're doing great.
Agreed the XOR tires are not the most scale but look great.

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Old 11-24-2018, 10:31 AM   #63
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Footage of a cold day in East Texas with the Chuggy driving on a frozen pond and a scale rock climb.



Photos from the same day.





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Looks great Gavin
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Looks great Gavin

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A few weeks after the pond froze it SNOWED in East Texas so of course I took the Chuggy out on its first snow run! I filmed enough footage for two parts and took photos.
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Old 11-24-2018, 11:45 AM   #69
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After the snow excursion and a year of driving time on the Chuggy the servo mount was getting weaker and the panhard bar mount would move if the steering was in a serious bind. I decided to completely redo the front frame,servo mount, and panhard mount.
So The Tear Down Begins...














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These front links are still stock!
Time for some Titanium links.

Upper Link-Vanquish Products 3/16 x 90mm Titanium

Lower Link-Vanquish Products 3/16 x 100mm Titanium






As I was taking apart the Chuggy I found this crack in the frame right next to the panhard mount. I am glad im redoing the front even more now.









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More Tear Down






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I cut the front frame off to get ready for the tube.













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To start the tube front I boxed in the frame and then made a single tube frame hoop and then added two more tubes.













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I used 1/8 flat bar to mount the servo and added the tube panhard mount. I moved the drag link up on the axle knuckle and tried to mount the drag link rod end on the top of the servo horn, Ive never seen this done before so i wanted to try it.










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I kept the same style front grill to hold the Cherokee grill and added panhard bar gusset. I also added tube from the a pillar v to the frame.













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I took the Chuggy out to the rocks to test the drag link and found out that the Chuggy had bump steer and pulled to the right when steered right so this steering setup was a fail.






New tires to try. Axial Trepadors cut, grooved, and sanded sidewall/ribbing.







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Cherokee grilled is held snug in the front tubework and I made an electronics tray out of delrin.









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To fix the steering I mounted the drag link to the bottom of the servo horn and made a new tie rod with two bends to clear the servo horn/drag link. This steering has no bump steer and turns better than before.







Pictures Of The Chuggy Together With The Treps Out Front.






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More Pictures of the Chuggy together.














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