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SkaldidDog 09-13-2013 09:57 AM

Re: SkaldidDog's "Buck-Nasty" Wraith
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MotoSoul (Post 4476642)
Looks good. I wish I had a hobby sized mill to work with. It takes forever to cut everything out by hand.


Been there done that mang. I feel you pain. Contrary to popular belief it does not build character.

J

MotoSoul 09-13-2013 10:50 AM

Re: SkaldidDog's "Buck-Nasty" Wraith
 
That depends on how straight you can cut free hand. It might build character into the parts lol.

Natedog 09-13-2013 12:42 PM

Re: Panharder mount
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SkaldidDog (Post 4476612)
At Nats in Prescott last weekend I noticed my rig doing strange things with regard to steering. I noticed the panhard mount was loose so I tightened it up. Last night I again noticed it loose and this time looked closer. D'oh! Looks like I've been a little abusive. Such is evolution. So I spent an hour and made a new one from two layers of 7075 plate (0.125" total). I added beef along the transverse mount to further prevent a similar failure. Gotta give props to the VP mount. It was tough but I'm a 1%er when it comes to breaking stuff.

Enjoy.

J

Nice, I run axle mounted steering for strength and simplicicty...is there room to do double shear setup on yours? Looks like it might hit front axle truss on compression if you did.

SkaldidDog 09-13-2013 12:56 PM

Re: Panharder mount
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Natedog (Post 4476825)
Nice, I run axle mounted steering for strength and simplicicty...is there room to do double shear setup on yours? Looks like it might hit front axle truss on compression if you did.

It hits the truss. That's what broke it. The large hole that the chassis member goes through allows rotation around the LHS top screw and that snapped the transverse plate. I can live with it bottoming out now with the added strength. It bottoms on the rod end so it's plastic on metal which works OK. I like the look of the naked axle. It's a trade off. Next time I remove the truss I'll mill it off a little an install a butyl rubber bumpstop.

J

Erin 09-13-2013 01:43 PM

Re: SkaldidDog's "Buck-Nasty" Wraith
 
One of these days when you aren't dominating the world of rock crawling, I'm gona get you to run a G6 with this thing......:ror:

SkaldidDog 09-13-2013 01:53 PM

Re: SkaldidDog's "Buck-Nasty" Wraith
 
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Originally Posted by Erin (Post 4476897)
One of these days when you aren't dominating the world of rock crawling, I'm gona get you to run a G6 with this thing......:ror:

I'd love to but she just ain't scale and got no winch. Maybe I can work out a winch with some instruction.

J

MotoSoul 09-13-2013 02:10 PM

Re: Panharder mount
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SkaldidDog (Post 4476840)
It hits the truss. That's what broke it. The large hole that the chassis member goes through allows rotation around the LHS top screw and that snapped the transverse plate. I can live with it bottoming out now with the added strength. It bottoms on the rod end so it's plastic on metal which works OK. I like the look of the naked axle. It's a trade off. Next time I remove the truss I'll mill it off a little an install a butyl rubber bumpstop.

J

I just installed the VP CMS/Panhard and I have that issue as well. I am considering buying one of the aluminium versions and cutting it up for some more clearance. I think if you can loose the top mount screw (the one that goes into the pumpkin.) With that part cut off you can gain a few more mm of travel for the passenger side if ground down all the way across.

I don't think the plastic version would have enough meat left to supply though.

SkaldidDog 09-13-2013 04:01 PM

Re: Panharder mount
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MotoSoul (Post 4476928)
I just installed the VP CMS/Panhard and I have that issue as well. I am considering buying one of the aluminium versions and cutting it up for some more clearance. I think if you can loose the top mount screw (the one that goes into the pumpkin.) With that part cut off you can gain a few more mm of travel for the passenger side if ground down all the way across.

I don't think the plastic version would have enough meat left to supply though.

I thought about that too. I just filed the back corner off the truss end on the pumpkin and the rod end drops down behind it a little better now. If I get motivated I'll devise a work-around. But it's really not an issue.

J

SkaldidDog 09-16-2013 02:42 PM

Tranny bearings after one year...
 
I finally opened up my VP tranny after one year. The larger output bearings were worn but rotating nicely. The bearing on the spur shaft distal to the spur was worn but still usable. The idler bearins were brand new. I replaced them all but they all could have gone another 3-4 months.

Take home point...VP tranny is hard to kill and is great on bearings.

J

SkaldidDog 09-27-2013 09:32 AM

New Rear Clip
 
I've grown tired of the Rock Wagon look so I'm chopping off everything rear of the rear shocks and building my own rear clip. The bent piece is made of 6061 (because 7075 snaps) and the rest is/will be 7075. I lack welding skills and tools so this will be all mill, drill and screw assembly. It'll look clean and be stout. Got many days of work left.

I made some alignment blocks to help with some of the tricky hole angles down the road.
http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_07081.jpg
http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_07091.jpg
http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_07101.jpg

Junctions look nice and clean.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_07131.jpg

Overview of progress. Thats's a drill blank for alignment purposes.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_07141.jpg

Enjoy.

J

Frankenwheely 09-27-2013 12:06 PM

Re: SkaldidDog's "Buck-Nasty" Wraith
 
So is this why you got the blue star? I'll take one.:ror:

TSK 09-27-2013 01:47 PM

Re: SkaldidDog's "Buck-Nasty" Wraith
 
Das kewl"thumbsup"

Joel, I see you always mention running UD geaers front and rear. i'm actually building a Wraith as we speak. i'm running a RS & sensored 13.5t Redline on 3s.. I was planning on the OD/UD combo with it, but do you think I should just run stock ratios up front, as I still want a bit of overdrive fronts to help it crawl a bit better.

Erin 09-27-2013 01:53 PM

Re: SkaldidDog's "Buck-Nasty" Wraith
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SkaldidDog (Post 4476914)
I'd love to but she just ain't scale and got no winch. Maybe I can work out a winch with some instruction.

J


Its a wraith, scale enough in my book ;)

And the winch is simple, with all the cool stuff you've made, shouldn't be a challenge at all. You ever want some points, send a pm

FRENCHBLUE72 09-28-2013 04:44 PM

Re: SkaldidDog's "Buck-Nasty" Wraith
 
Was the jb weld the permanent fix for the front vp housing? Mine are whored out as well and are being held on my shoe goo and lock tite

SkaldidDog 09-30-2013 08:54 AM

Cage Match
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Frankenwheely (Post 4492952)
So is this why you got the blue star? I'll take one.:ror:

"thumbsup"

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheSCorpionKing (Post 4493057)
Das kewl"thumbsup"



Joel, I see you always mention running UD geaers front and rear. i'm actually building a Wraith as we speak. i'm running a RS & sensored 13.5t Redline on 3s.. I was planning on the OD/UD combo with it, but do you think I should just run stock ratios up front, as I still want a bit of overdrive fronts to help it crawl a bit better.

Give it a try. I'd like to know how it works for you.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Erin (Post 4493072)
Its a wraith, scale enough in my book ;)

And the winch is simple, with all the cool stuff you've made, shouldn't be a challenge at all. You ever want some points, send a pm

Will do. Thanks.

Quote:

Originally Posted by FRENCHBLUE72 (Post 4494139)
Was the jb weld the permanent fix for the front vp housing? Mine are whored out as well and are being held on my shoe goo and lock tite

JB weld was a permanent fix. Do it. You'll love it. Just let it set up 24hrs with a day in the hot sun and it'll never move again. Your panhard mount will be permanent if you run one.


Made some progress on my rear clip this weekend. Put about 16 more hours into it. Sloooooow going. Maybe another 10 and it'll be done. Lots of boring and tapping. Kocked out the cross brace that'll stop chassis twist.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_07151.jpg

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_07161.jpg

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_07191.jpg

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_07201.jpg

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_07211.jpg

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_07221.jpg

My alignment blocks created artificial facets on the rod so I could align and drill properly.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_07231.jpg

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_07241.jpg

More later.

J

TSK 09-30-2013 02:35 PM

Re: SkaldidDog's "Buck-Nasty" Wraith
 
Nicely done. Looks real sturdy

SkaldidDog 09-30-2013 11:22 PM

Re: SkaldidDog's "Buck-Nasty" Wraith
 
Thanks man. I'm hoping it holds up.

SkaldidDog 10-01-2013 09:10 AM

Making progress...
 
Made a delrin jig to hold the cage in the appropriate orientation so I could drill the final holes to complete the equilateral triangle that is the core structure.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_07251.jpg

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_07261.jpg

Success.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_07281.jpg

Shock mounting points turned out nice and clean.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_07321.jpg

Looking good but still several hours of work to go.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_07331.jpg

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_07341.jpg

More later.

J

Rock-Lockster 10-01-2013 12:24 PM

Re: SkaldidDog's "Buck-Nasty" Wraith
 
Woooow

thats an awesome set of skills you have to do this so cleanly.

mad skills

Natedog 10-01-2013 12:34 PM

Re: SkaldidDog's "Buck-Nasty" Wraith
 
Wow, very clean as usual. :)


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