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Old 07-31-2012, 10:09 PM   #121
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Let me know where you got them from and I will run a set on the wraith at nationals and report back. I have wasted alot of time digging for better metal ones too.
The plastic ones just do not look right to me.
I got them from mcmaster Carr. I just priced them out and it's over $100 plus shipping to get enough to finish the links, do the o ring mod and pray they hold out. I'm just not willing to gamble that when a revo end is near indestructible for what I do. I'll use the rc4wd metal rod ends for the steering links seeing as how you see them the most and don't take the beating the suspension links do.


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Old 07-31-2012, 10:11 PM   #122
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Lovin the lights! Hope the Chassis workin out for yah.
Keep it up!!
Yes sir Tyler, you did a great job on it. I may move the pan hard and servo mount forward to push the axle out a bit though. Overall a beautiful job, one that I would have given up on as I usually do when I get distracted trying to build a full chassis.


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Old 08-01-2012, 10:20 PM   #123
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Well I decided to move the servo mount and track bar mount forward which also meant moving the winch forward. Will get it welded up tomorrow and have some pics. Also have two broken 2mm taps here so I'm gonna try and go to 2-56. If that doesn't work I'll be either welding tabs on or just drill out the holes and use screw/nut.


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Old 08-03-2012, 08:17 AM   #124
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Little update. I had success with tapping the holes for the panels with 2-56. Got all the roof pieces done, just waiting on the blue tint to show up for the rear passengers to have some shade.



Got the servo mount and Tyler's nice track bar mount located 3/4" forward.


Thinking about mounting the radiator back here?



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Old 08-03-2012, 09:00 PM   #125
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Tint is a no go. To thin and will get ripped apart quickly. Gonna keep looking for something that is at least .020" or see about just tinting some regular lean sheet. I have a stock of thin gauge clear here.

On another note, I whipped this bad boy up earlier. Needs a new home. First of its kind, centered diff steering axle Wraith width ready to go. All parts are brand new. Just install servo and linkage and let er eat! Has Axial universals already installed that we're custom machined for this housing. Posted on my FB page first but will go up on here tomorrow morning if it's still around.



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Apparently I have a tumor that kicks in and shuts my brain down from time to time. The tint is adhesive on one side, combine with clear lexan sheet and.....




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Old 08-03-2012, 10:49 PM   #127
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This build keeps looking better and better!

I wish I had your tools, and knowledge!
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:08 AM   #128
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Apparently I have a tumor that kicks in and shuts my brain down from time to time. The tint is adhesive on one side, combine with clear lexan sheet and.....
The blue tint looks awesome!!
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:20 AM   #129
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Apparently I have a tumor that kicks in and shuts my brain down from time to time. The tint is adhesive on one side, combine with clear lexan sheet and.....
That does look awesome. Opens up lots of possibilities.
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Thanks guys. I love the tint and am now contemplating working it into the hood possibly.


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Old 08-05-2012, 10:55 PM   #131
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Made all new links today. The uppers are machined to length 5mm Axial aluminum tube. The lowers are solid 7mm 6061 aluminum. I decided to try something to keep with the scale looks and also strength. The axle end has the metal RC4WD rod ends with the o-ring mod. The chassis end has Revo rod ends for strength and since you don't really see them that much. If it doesn't pan out, it's an easy fix to switch to Revo ends all the way around.


Also started on the hood.



I don't really want a plain flat hood. I will either do an engine cage like on the 1:1

Or have a custom hood built with a small cowl.

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Those links and the rod ends look perfectly scale. I hope the rod ends hold up just because they look so cool.
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I think I'll be fine. I'm not a big horsepower crazy man like a lot the guys. More into technical slow crawling.


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Those links and the rod ends look perfectly scale. I hope the rod ends hold up just because they look so cool.
X2! I think you'll be Ok if you're a scale driver. They're looking really sharp.
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X2! I think you'll be Ok if you're a scale driver. They're looking really sharp.
I agree. If you don't have big power and do more crawling, you should be ok.
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What is holding the, um, skylights, I'll call them skylights, in place? I don't see any screws or anything obvious.
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What is holding the, um, skylights, I'll call them skylights, in place? I don't see any screws or anything obvious.
Mind bullets son. Haha
The clear lexan goes the whole way across and is sandwiched between the aluminum piece and the chassis. I will add 2 screws(1 to each upper corner) later to hold it down.


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Old 08-06-2012, 05:04 PM   #138
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Just got these beasts in. Titanium Big Boi shafts. Creeperbob handled the job for me. They don't have the stupid neck down like factory, plus they are grade 5. These along with the VP front shafts should now help the Titan 60s live up to their full potential.



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I've got those heim rod ends in my steering set up on a jk i built, they have a little slop but have held up fine. The amount of slop they do have is livable for how cool they look, just wish rc4wd would do a bag with 10 of them in it and cut down the price. Doesn't make sense to sell them individually but whatever... Sweet build, can't wait to see it all buttoned up.
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I've got those heim rod ends in my steering set up on a jk i built, they have a little slop but have held up fine. The amount of slop they do have is livable for how cool they look, just wish rc4wd would do a bag with 10 of them in it and cut down the price. Doesn't make sense to sell them individually but whatever... Sweet build, can't wait to see it all buttoned up.
Think they sale them that way cuz they are more of a builders part than a replacement piece. The o-ring mod makes them really tight and gives me some piece of mind, and they kind of look like a Johnny Joint then.


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