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Old 03-04-2012, 12:16 PM   #1
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I received an SCX10 chassis, 55T Novak, RC4WD Gear Reduction Transmission and some Creeper axles yesterday. I scavenged from a couple of my busted RC's. Here is the progress that I made.

Started with this mess...


The links were definitely too long so I started to make my own. It's actually pretty easy.



The driveshafts were the most difficult piece to fit and make work right. I will probably redo the rear one, but for now I just limited the shocks so it wont pop off.


Then there was a roller...


Testing the flex, I was surprised how much it had...



I scavenged some body mount posts from my cheap exceed rally monster and got the lid attached pretty firmly.



Took the dremel to the front axle housing.



I definitely need a new paint job now.



Wheels and bumper painted.



Bumper mounted



The venom knuckles are massive so to fit 1.9's that I plan on getting I will have to swap to an axial knuckle if they will fit. They look like they should. anyways that what I have done so far. I plan on tweaking it here and there and possibly adding an interior and spare tire rack. Feel free to post up any suggestions.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:06 PM   #2
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You know that you have the frame backwards right?....Basically the front that you have set is actually the back of the frame.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #3
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You know that you have the frame backwards right?....Basically the front that you have set is actually the back of the frame.
I didn't know that. I don't think it will hurt anything will it? It makes the front end look just like my 1:1. The bumper sits way out front.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:47 PM   #4
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You can just flip it around and have the front stick out though....Part of the front is straight. I realize the bumpers stick out on the real thing, but not as much as is portrayed as you have.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:34 AM   #5
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I like what you did for the wheels. I run the same wheel and tire combo on my bronco and love them. Looks like its coming along pretty nicely, look forward to seeing more.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:48 AM   #6
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Here is my 1:1. I want to build a trailer too, what are you guys using to build trailers? Also as stated above I'm runing a 55 Turn Novak with the RC4WD Gear Reduction Transmission. It has lots of torque but not a whole lot of speed. What motor do you guys recommend for that transmission? I have a 12 Turn Nitronite brushed, a Velinion brushless, and another 3000 kv bushless and a cheesy maxstone 10 27 turn brushed. would any of those bring the wheelspeed up to scale?


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Old 03-06-2012, 08:10 AM   #7
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I started my interior. It could be better but I don't think it's too bad for my first try.




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Old 03-07-2012, 02:15 PM   #8
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The pretty much finished interior. I know it's kind of jerry rigged but it didnt cost me anything.



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Finished painting the body. Scuffed the crap out of it and painted the outside.





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UPDATE: I decided to go with 2.2's to clear the knuckles on the creeper axles. So I just ordered some Proline 8 Shooter Beadlocks and RC4WD Rock Loxs. Pics when they arrive. Hopefully by Saturday.
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You got yourself some TTC sized tires ordered up
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You got yourself some TTC sized tires ordered up
I figured I need the clearance, plus I can always buy smaller ones. I also waterproofed everything lastnight. The Grinch will be ready for whatever the hiking trails can throw at him.
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Good to hear.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:24 AM   #14
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Brazed up a cage. This was my first time building with brake line and brazing. It turned out ok.


Tire Carrier




More Photos once I get my new wheels and tires mounted up.
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2.2 Rock Lox and 8 Shooters
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looking sick broham!
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:35 AM   #17
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LED setup from dis guy ^.

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