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Old 12-04-2013, 01:15 AM   #1
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I keep rolling this idea around in my head of building an IFS long travel prerunner. Using 3/16" rod or brake line for tubular scale A-Arms up front. Anyone ever done this from scratch before, 2WD or even 4WD? I'm not talking a Traxxas Slash bodied, Exo front, AR60 rear rig but something scratch built up front with an SCX10 rear axle. Something that still looks like a street legal 1:1.

A Honcho body with Dinky RC bedsides and no rear truggy cage looks close to a fiberglass wide fendered Tacoma.

I watch too many desert truck videos on YouTube lol.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:57 AM   #2
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There have been a couple, I did one Twin I beam, never drove it as I never figured out steering. There was another jeepspeed Cherokee, dont know if it was ever finished.
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:02 AM   #3
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I can imagine steering would be tricky, 4WD would take some thought but 2WD might not be as bad.
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:13 AM   #4
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Once I finish some current projects I will get back on it. It had 2.5" front travel and 3" rear. It needed crossover steering and antiroll bars.
Let me know if you need some ideas.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:01 PM   #5
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I built on. This year, the steering is one of the harder parts but it's still easy! I actually hand made the front a arms and a couple other things.
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works fun and it looks cool if u want more pics look at my built thread it's all there. If you have the time and the money I say do it. The only thing I wish I had different was a faster transmission. But using the 22 gage steel worked but if you could I suggest going with a thicker sheet. Mine has 4 inches of travel in the front 5 inches in the back. And if it's a 1/10 scale. It would be 40 inches and 50

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Old 12-04-2013, 06:12 PM   #6
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I was thinking of doing a class 1 H1 military hummer spec rig using IFS as on the 1:1....I trying it out on a 4X4 short course truck here ....

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Old 12-04-2013, 06:20 PM   #7
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There have been a couple, I did one Twin I beam, never drove it as I never figured out steering. There was another jeepspeed Cherokee, dont know if it was ever finished.
I was the builder of the JeepSpeed Cherokee. I got the steering figured out but then had to sell it. The new owner is driving it the way I had it set up.







This was the way I shipped it off to the new owner- It's a little harder to see though.

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Old 12-04-2013, 06:43 PM   #8
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I built a custom IFS SCX, sorta pre runner style. It was sold then I bought it back and made it a crawler buggy.

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