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Old 04-18-2013, 08:11 AM   #21
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Really a great look youve got going on there, if it handles half as good as it looks....... damn!
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:44 AM   #22
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Hey Cephas, I just got my new Moto Worx 2.2's. Sick.
I really like the 8-Spoke SE's. I have the 10 Hole SE's too, but the 8-Spokes are my favorite.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:49 AM   #23
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Really a great look youve got going on there, if it handles half as good as it looks....... damn!
I'll have to get some video. She handles amazingly well. I'd put her up against any crawler out there (scale). I don't know that I would put my skill up against anyone... but Fiona is (IMHO) is near the top. I've been building her for a while now, and I am really happy with how I have her setup. I'm finally to the point that I have ZERO performance enhancements planned. I'm just working on aesthetics...

Thank you all for the compliments. It's been fun building her.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:06 AM   #24
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Here's a bunch more. They're older, but I still like them. If y'all have any questions about anything on the build, let me know. I love to help out when and where I can. I'm more one of those 'check it out, what do you think, let me help' guys than one of those 'look at me, look at me, I'm too good for you' guys. ;)





















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Old 04-18-2013, 11:33 AM   #25
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I took a few more pics. I didn't feel like breaking out all of my lights, so they aren't the greatest, but they'll do.

















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Old 04-18-2013, 11:35 AM   #26
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These are the emblems that I ordered from RPP Hobby.

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Old 04-18-2013, 01:00 PM   #27
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For the door handles, I'm thinking I'm going to try out FLB's method.



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I was frustrated by the lack of details on my Bronco body so I decided to add door handles. These were made from brad head nail bent into a "C" or staple shape, then flattened. I try to flatten more at the rear to replicate a door handle shape. Front part is cut to length, rear is bent downward as a tab to hold key hole then trimmed. A grub screw serves as the key hole (you can use hollow solder wire as well).
He did a great job, and they look so much like the old school Ford handles on a Bronco. I can't wait to give it a shot.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:21 AM   #28
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I did a little clean up work on the stock frame rail where I had cut out frame rails. Not sure why I hadn't done that sooner. I just hadn't... I also painted the rear tray black.


Next, I reinstalled the interior and my driver. I had to move the seat forward and I had to fabricate a longer steering column. I used a piece of honcho cage that I had cut off for my Fraxialstein project. The diameter matches the center of the steering wheel perfectly. I'm pleased with how it turned out. My driver looks comfortable now. Sadly, I completely forgot to install my shifters... I'll have to pull the interior again to do that. It's not that important, so it'll just have to wait.


She seems to be leaning to the left a bit. I think it's safe to assume that the shocks on that side have bled out a bit over time as the result of the motors torque. I had the same problem with my springs in my 1:1 TJ. That jeep was a ridiculous rock monster. It was just a step away from being a full on trailer queen. I'll be rebuilding them soon to take care of that. Simple maintenance really...

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Old 04-19-2013, 02:44 PM   #29
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things beast
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:18 PM   #30
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Motor is fried... Pretty lame. I may try the pro 4 this time. It lasted longer than my brushed motor, but it wasn't long enough...
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:17 PM   #31
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This thing is a thing of beauty man! It turned out awesome! Nice job!
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:08 AM   #32
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Truck looks good man. I like the front bumper on it.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:13 AM   #33
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Thanks guys. I really appreciate that.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:50 AM   #34
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Rig looks good!! What tires do you have on it in post #24?? Very first pic. How well did the work for you??
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:59 AM   #35
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Rig looks good!! What tires do you have on it in post #24?? Very first pic. How well did the work for you??
Thanks. Those are RC4WD Rock Crushers. I've changed how I cut them since that set of tires. I'll cut one side just like they are cut in that picture. Now, I cut the other side with an opposing diagonal pattern. The end result is similar to a baja claw cut in half on each side. I'm putting together another set of them now for my 'Fraxialstein' project on Simon. I have two now. I'll have four more in the mail today.

As far as performance, they're great cut. They're not so great without the cut lugs... Just make sure you're rocking a good foam!
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:26 PM   #36
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Very mean looking! I like it a lot.

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Old 04-22-2013, 05:12 PM   #37
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Very mean looking! I like it a lot.

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Old 04-22-2013, 06:22 PM   #38
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I'd like to put my budget wraith up against Fiona just for fyn

Loving the rat rod look
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:24 PM   #39
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I'd like to put my budget wraith up against Fiona just for fyn

Loving the rat rod look
I'd love to go wheeling with you brother. And I wouldn't be ashamed to admit defeat if it were eminent. ;)
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:45 PM   #40
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After burning up my Novak Ballistic 18.5t bush less motor, I pinged Harley for some help. That motor should not have burned up... First off, I came up with an idea. I am going to install a fan on the interior to better ventilate the motor. That couldn't hurt anything...

Harley pointed out that my over/under drive gears could be part of the problem. So, I'm going to replace the overdrive gear with another underdrive gear.

I'm also considering getting a set of OMF's to she'd some weight. She's still under ten lbs, but it couldn't hurt to she'd a little weight. We'll see.

As for the motor, I'm thinking I will give the 21.5t Novak Ballistic a shot.

I may also swap out the 20t pinion for a smaller pinion. Jury is still out on that.
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