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Old 08-11-2019, 12:35 AM   #81
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Yup I had a hot wheels mongoose dragster that did that! and a yeti...

Great work as usual Ernie!
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:39 PM   #82
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Great work as usual Ernie!
Glad to see I could bring back some fond memories with the tilting body.

Hey Topher Build, I have run a couple packs through my endure and the offset axle is holding up very well. With the extra weight it climbs as good or even better than anything I have built! I'm only going to do 3 more of these, so do you still want to do one? SSD was nice enough to sell 3 sets of the offset unis from his Trail King kit axle so I already have those and could start on it next week. I still need to run some numbers to see what my out of pocket is and then see what we come up with as far as cost. Are you still game? In talking with SSD I bet he will coming up with something in the next few months. (He already had it in the works before designed mine. Probably the biggest reason I'm only going to do 3 more.
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I love hearing stuff like this... Companies getting involved with self-employed designer/engineer/fabricators...
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I love hearing stuff like this... Companies getting involved with self-employed designer/engineer/fabricators...
Yes, Katan went way out of his way getting the Universals from England to Oregon!!! Great guy! I think being a Hobbyist designer played a little into his support! (And I think he like my design).
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Yes, Katan went way out of his way getting the Universals from England to Oregon!!! Great guy! I think being a Hobbyist designer played a little into his support! (And I think he like my design).
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A little update on my 46 Power Wagon. I added a few scale items to the rear of my truck.



A ascender fuel cell, a couple gas cans, and a tool box.





Now some crawling photos in Marcia's rock garden.













A home brew dry river bed going behind my shop.





And at the pond/waterfall.



And after a number of runs the weighted offset axle I built is holding up to all I can give it.




All for now, thanks for looking
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Old 08-20-2019, 04:05 PM   #87
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Awesome truck Ernie. Love the look of it. Your builds are always on point.

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Great work as usual Ernie

Next time I cant settle on a color I might consider rust, yours came out great!
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i had the same idea for a spare ascender fuel cell i have laying around. great minds think alike! looking GREAT!
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Awesome truck Ernie. Love the look of it. Your builds are always on point.

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Thanks Ben, I'm really happy with how the paint and stance of the truck came out.

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Great work as usual Ernie

Next time I cant settle on a color I might consider rust, yours came out great!
Thanks Casey, this one had a lot of layers t o it but was worth it.

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i had the same idea for a spare ascender fuel cell i have laying around. great minds think alike! looking GREAT!
I like your style Chris, yes the fuel cell fit in there pretty easy.

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Old 08-27-2019, 08:29 AM   #91
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This thing is awesome Ernie! Love seeing your rigs out crawling on the rocks! Your builds are always inspiring and amazing!
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This thing is awesome Ernie! Love seeing your rigs out crawling on the rocks! Your builds are always inspiring and amazing!
Thanks Justin, I sent a package to you and Joss today, I think it should make a big difference in her steering.

So svt923 has already showed us how to redo and strengthen our pan hard bar mount at the frame. So today I decided it was time for me to give it a try. I was being lazy and didn't want to break down my truck to braze a mount to the frame, so came up with this.





So I'm trying to design something you guys could build. I want it to be a bolt on and I'm using the front hole of the shock mount as a built in anchor point. But for it to be strong enough I needed to drill and tap a second hole.





Pretty simple to make, I had a old ascender frame and used the outside slider C channel to make the mount. And a piece of 1/4" square rod. I didn't even need to drill any holes in the frame piece! The piece of channel locks in on the top and bottom of the endure frame. I had to trim the tabs on the top and bottom of the shock mount and then trimmed the pan hard mount off of it.



Compressed, and no binding or suspension touching anywhere on the links.



And full droop.



Hope some of you try it, let me know if you need any help.
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Very trick little bit of fabrication, sir!
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Very clever use of an old rail.

One day Iíll have a garage and be able to do some real fab work. Till then Iíll keep reading along and learning with all the great stuff yíall come up with.
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Great work! I'm surprised it's taken so long for things to come out for this truck that aren't from ElementRC themselves as far as the aftermarket is concerned.
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Fine work on that panhard mount, sir.

I was also lazy and didn't want to take my truck apart so I brazed on the panhard mount before building. Unfortunately, my truck has been taken apart like 6 times before even being run so that plan hasn't worked out so well.
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Trucks looking good Ernie, nice use of Ascender frame rail too! Really like the tube cage bed with sides too!

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Very trick little bit of fabrication, sir!
Fun Fun!

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Very clever use of an old rail.

One day I’ll have a garage and be able to do some real fab work. Till then I’ll keep reading along and learning with all the great stuff y’all come up with.
I'm sure SSD is working on a fix, would you like to try one in the meantime?


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Great work! I'm surprised it's taken so long for things to come out for this truck that aren't from ElementRC themselves as far as the aftermarket is concerned.
Thank you!

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Fine work on that panhard mount, sir.

I was also lazy and didn't want to take my truck apart so I brazed on the panhard mount before building. Unfortunately, my truck has been taken apart like 6 times before even being run so that plan hasn't worked out so well.
I had a good teacher!

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Trucks looking good Ernie, nice use of Ascender frame rail too! Really like the tube cage bed with sides too!
Thanks Nate!



Ok, another boring update.

I decided I wanted a weighted, more rock friendly rear axle.

A brass tube start.



Getting them ready for a Bar-B Que.



The shock/link mount are repurposed from brass left over from when I was building weights for the TRX4.



Black hi heat engine paint at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.




A little over 3 oz. more than stock.



I'm using a SSD center with a high pinion mount.



Compared to stock.



Not so many corners to hang up on rocks.





mounted up really nice, link/shock mounts are positioned the same as stock.





A nice clean look?

Thanks for looking,
Ernie

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Nice job ernie! Youve got a great gift for fabrication n a knack for some one off awesome builds! Keep up the great work, love watchin your threads, lots of helpful n inspiring info for sure.

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The new rear axle looks excellent Well done
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