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Old 11-15-2013, 08:04 AM   #221
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Wow, your work and machining is completely unreal. This whole build is inspiring. Wish I had access to some of that sweet machining gear.

Nicely done.
Thanks Aspen. I'll get some new pics uploaded sometime today.

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Old 11-15-2013, 08:36 PM   #222
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Default Stealth Battery

Made some good progress on a covert spot for a 3250 3s pack: under the drivers seat. Made a carbon fiber battery plate, Lexan fire wall and wheel well liner. No crap is getting in my spur.





Blacked out the topside of my batteries so they don't stand out.



Put a tab on the drivers seat so it straps down under the battery strap.







Sneaky!








More later. Enjoy.

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Old 11-15-2013, 08:59 PM   #223
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Thats some 007 shizz there, nice work
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:58 PM   #224
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Ya know, I just read this thread from the beginning. Don't get me wrong, you have a very nice rig. But what really impresses me is that you do everything on old school mills and machines. You sir have some serious skills, nice work.
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:06 PM   #225
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Thats some 007 shizz there, nice work
Thanks Erin.

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Ya know, I just read this thread from the beginning. Don't get me wrong, you have a very nice rig. But what really impresses me is that you do everything on old school mills and machines. You sir have some serious skills, nice work.
Thanks HPI. I appreciate your kind words. Click on the Build Thread link in my signature if you want to see my trusty old machine.

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Old 11-16-2013, 04:29 PM   #226
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So, is the drivers seat just placed on top of the battery?
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:38 AM   #227
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So, is the drivers seat just placed on top of the battery?
That's correct. The black tab slides under the battery strap.

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Old 11-17-2013, 09:51 AM   #228
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Do you plan on putting a driver in there?
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:31 PM   #229
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Do you plan on putting a driver in there?
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:44 PM   #230
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:42 AM   #231
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Default Back of the tub...

I've never really liked the wide open back of the drivers compartment so I closed off the tub with a tidy panel. Plenty of room for sponsors logos here. I like the way it completes the look.



Up next, backup bushings and titanium rear axles...then to a custom jig for softening springs.

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Old 02-24-2014, 08:43 AM   #232
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I can't really complain about their duty-cycle but my knuckle bushings are toast. Time to install some fresh new ones. This is my last set of brass ones. I'll make the next set from aluminum bronze per my HD universal bushings.



The worst offender is the top passenger where the drag link torques on on all of the time.



But my universal bushing are showing no signs of wear after several packs of hard beating. The brass ones were starting to fail by this point in comparison.




To anyone that may question the durability of VP axle housings for some odd reason...don't. Trust me, they take a beating and keep coming back for more.





More soon. Rear springs just can't be soft enough. Trailing arms coming up.

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Old 02-24-2014, 01:07 PM   #233
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Nice work as always Joel. I dig the rear cage construction/execution. Looking forward to seeing your trailing arms. My build will need some soon as well.
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:01 PM   #234
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Great looking rig.
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Nice work as always Joel. I dig the rear cage construction/execution. Looking forward to seeing your trailing arms. My build will need some soon as well.
Thanks Rob. I think they will be cool. Jake noted that they improve crawling but not racing. I'm trying to get more details from him. Either way I'll make some just cuz. Yours will be more pretty as my CNC lacks C and N.

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Old 02-24-2014, 09:18 PM   #235
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Holy shit. Those VP axle housings have seen lots of action.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:48 PM   #236
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Whatever man. Your JNC unit might be running 1950's Russian technology but it can still crank out some cool shit! Read a little further back in your thread too. Nice work on the cvd bushings. I like custom parts!
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:10 AM   #237
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Thanks Rob. On the trailing arm front, Jake clarified that I should make them. They have pros and cons but he said I'd be better off with them. Looks like I'll take advantage of the incoming rain this weekend and make some cool parts. Hope to get the knuckle bushings swapped out tonight.

Looking forward to seeing more of your cool ass one-off stuff soon.

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Old 02-26-2014, 08:27 AM   #238
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wow! this is the best rig I've ever seen!
nice work man, keep it up!
Thanks Eazy. I will.

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Old 02-28-2014, 09:05 PM   #239
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So?

We need live updates...
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:14 AM   #240
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Hang in there Rob. I'm working on it today. Got my stock squared off before breakfast. A nice rainy day in Southern California is a perfect day to get stuff done.

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