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Old 09-26-2006, 03:08 PM   #1
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Thanks to everyone who shared their write ups to help in giving me ideas to modify my nylint.

After seeing the pics if you guys see anything that could be improved or done wrong please let me know

This how it all started




first cut the tires and fill with 150 bb's each





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Old 09-26-2006, 03:12 PM   #2
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Widening the axles by flipping the rims and flipping the tires

before front


after front



before rear



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Old 09-26-2006, 03:15 PM   #3
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extending the suspension and side view of the how the wheels turned out







relocating the shocks





With rear axle flipped for better approach angle

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Old 09-26-2006, 03:22 PM   #4
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tummy tuck pic without shocks, and i cut the top electronics cover in the front to fit the baterry pack and left the wires handy so i don't have to remove anything to recharge. also finished cutting the suspension extensions





ready with shocks on





so after all thse mods from the orginal pics with a cigarette box it added a nextel and a roll of tape. with out the shocks it flexes even more



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Old 09-26-2006, 04:04 PM   #5
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Personally, I don't like it. If you like it, more power to you, but those tires are just WAY too small. Everything else looks good.
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:08 PM   #6
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Its kinda got that cool swamp buggy look to it.
Go beat the hell out of it!
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:22 PM   #7
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well i'm new at this so if you can recomend tires for it it would be greatly apprciated
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Old 09-29-2006, 07:01 PM   #8
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some people have been asking about the tires and wheels here go more detailed pics

inner view


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here is the chrome wheel with the little posts shaved off and hole drilled where they used to be to fit the bolts





then placed back on the tire but flipped



i bore some notches on the "used to be" back side of the wheel which now will be the outside added some extra washers ( i liked the look ) and bolted them down. on the rear tires you will need to bore the hole a bit larger so you can fit a socket to tighten that bolt.

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i didin't like the amount of flex i was getting so i redid the upper shock mounts and added a sort of body lift this added a inch more of flex than with the previous setup.


rear suspension


notice that there is movement on the shock mount this little movement allows alot bigger results.



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front suspension



again movement for added articulation i don;t know if this will affect the vehicle negativly in the short or long run or just work fine



side view of the front with pic of the bateryy relocation towards the front ( i owed this pic from the previous posts )

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Old 09-29-2006, 07:14 PM   #11
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last but not least the movement on the shock mounts was being interfered with the body so i put some washers wher the yellow posts insert on the chasis as a sort of body lift. this solved the problem at hand nicely with out afecting how the vehicle looks



with the body on i tested the flex again and you can see and compare from the previous pics this vehicle flexed about an inch more than the last mod i did.





well all that's left is to wheel it and take some pics and vid

see ya soon have a nice weekend
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Old 09-29-2006, 07:14 PM   #12
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sorry haven't finished still looking for something around the house or office to cover up the belly after the tummy tuck
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have u tested that thing out yet?
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Didn't find anythig better but here is short video of the first test of the 1:18 Laredo Scorpion

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looks like it runs pretty well
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Old 10-04-2006, 05:17 PM   #16
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finally got something to cover up the open belly seems that luggage tags are the perfect width and the plastic is hard enough to do the job

drilled some holes and set some nuts with epoxy resin on the sides this will fasten the lid. i also made some extra cuts on the belly sides to rest the angles so the lid will sit flush to the black plastic.









here is the luggage tag cut to length and with angles set with epoxy resin and some nuts just in case i later want to fasten it with bolts. i didn't do it now because i think the bolt heads might get hung up.



here is the lid placed before fastening. notice i bent the length ends up. this gives me some fore and aft movement support and clears the edge of theoretical hang ups.



here it is fastened and on the desk with a ruler




now to get some paint to add the finishing touch
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