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Old 09-22-2009, 07:57 PM   #1
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So I joined the WK club, after looking over the chassis in person I can see how these can be turned into very capable Crawlers. Here's the body I wanna use I need the lengthen the rear and front links to get it to fit the body. So here's the pics



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Old 09-22-2009, 08:11 PM   #2
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Off to a great start!! Just figure out if you want to go scaler or comp crawler and let the spending commence!!!

I have 2 and am going to start on a 3rd one soon!!
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:53 PM   #3
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I actually think I may make it a crawler so far I have 3 scalers, 1 mini Sand rail, 1 1 off corr truck, and 1 Dura Trax Cliff Climber.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:20 PM   #4
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man ill be watching this tread for im just ahead of where your at i have the crawer kit on mine an thats it , looking for a good chasis set up yet . i think i have found one tho
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:33 PM   #5
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I started with a WK. I found the belly to be way to low and hangs on "everything". You'll have to drill the transmission gear and put 4 small screws in it to lock the "clicker". After that the trans is great, Super Duty, and the axles are super Duty too. I ended up building a scaler with a K2-5 chassis, WK reduction gear box and laying the WK trans sideways like a tranfercase.
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:10 AM   #6
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Well in between my 1.9 Scale Jeep project I have been tinkering with the WK. Here's it's current state hauling my Jeep Trailers HAH! Those are for the rich folk

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Old 09-30-2009, 02:45 AM   #7
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A small update put some new rubber on it today mounted the body better and tweaked with the suspension some more.


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Old 09-30-2009, 03:38 AM   #8
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I have been working with the wheely king since 2007, and I am still rebuilding it and tweeking it. Feel free to take a look at my build thread, and ask any questions, I'll see if I can help.

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Alaska Wheely King Build (Pic Heavy)
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:46 PM   #9
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I started with a WK. I found the belly to be way to low and hangs on "everything". You'll have to drill the transmission gear and put 4 small screws in it to lock the "clicker". After that the trans is great, Super Duty, and the axles are super Duty too. I ended up building a scaler with a K2-5 chassis, WK reduction gear box and laying the WK trans sideways like a tranfercase.
There is an easier way. to fix this. The shaft coming off the Spur gear has a small gear in the tranny on it with a spacer behind it. There is a pin that inengages that small gear. Swap the spacer and gear positions. Then mark where you need a new hole for that pin. YOu are now driving the other side of the slipper. No pics but look at one of the stickys and you can see what I'm talking about.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:03 PM   #10
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Got a little rock time in today nothing to exciting just a little rock area behind my garage at my apartments.



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Old 10-28-2009, 09:27 PM   #11
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Glad to see your enjoying my old WK! These things are so capable with little mods!
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:37 PM   #12
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Talking A belly tuck and a diet

Well I got servilely bored today and wanted to freshen up the WK. After staring at the chassis for about 10 minutes I came up with a way to move the trans upward and be able to cut off that lower section of the frame that hangs on EVERYTHING!! After doing that I made up my BTA steering and I'm very pleased with that mod. I also took the battery box took the top off flipped it up side down "tossed the other half" and moved it towards the middle of the chassis for a better weight distribution. After doing the mod to the chassis and re doing my 4 links I now have 4 inches of belly clearance WOOHOO!!!!!
All of the mods used stock screw holes and mounting points only major mod to the chassis was cutting the belly off. Now on with the pics








Next to come will be some new action shots, my goal is to keep the stock frame and just modify it to make it better
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:23 PM   #13
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Boring update but I put a Summit bumper on the truck.

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Old 11-15-2009, 02:23 AM   #14
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Well got bored tonight figured I'd Dovetail my bed, after doing that I wanted to go play on the rocks but it was raining :banghead: so I did some boring couch crawling lol
Current running gear:
27t motor "Until my 80t Integy arrives"
Team Associated Racing Buggy Spur gear "Stock 96 tooth is sitting aside waiting for Tegy to arrive"
2.2 Panthers
2.2 Axial Stock beadlocks
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Traxxas TQ3 RX/TX
Stock shocks
Locked Stock Trans
Locked Stock Axles

On with the pics and boring 3 minute video it's the first video I've ever done I hope it works.




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Old 11-16-2009, 08:19 PM   #15
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Sorta a boring update went to the crawling spot closest to my house to test out the new dove tailed bed. First 3 pics are of the bridge crawling next 4 are of my new 2.2 Red Rocks and scale snow boards





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Old 12-31-2009, 05:15 AM   #16
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Figured I'd :update: this thread

New/Used Mods:

Scale looking Chassis
Changed to some old Gold Shocks. I lost alot of flex but oh well going for scale look. If I want the flex back just have to swap to the old WK shocks :nice:
Took out Screwed up motor :mad:
Took out broken Servo :mad:
Hacked off bed to make tube back half
Made Scale whip antennae
Black box I found in my closet to hold my electronics mounted behind cab
Finally used the set of 2.2 beadlocks I got awhile back
Future plans when funds permit are make a tube backhalf, make a decent front bumper, new motor, new servo, make a back for the cab out of styrene, Mount servo to frame, 3 link the font, probably go back to 1.9 tire, might go to Axial Axles just need a rear, and wipe the dust off of it and start using it again
Ok on with the pics let me know what you guys think.




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Old 03-03-2010, 04:18 PM   #17
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She's a 1.Niner now


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Old 03-03-2010, 11:21 PM   #18
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Hi,
I am very interested in the fact that you cut the lower part of the chassis and placed everything up. I can see some pictures of it but not much detail ... I would like to do the same thing could you please post some more detailed pictures if you have them... Also was anything afected by this change?
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:41 PM   #19
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Nope nothing was affected other then better ground clearance. I'll look for some better pics for you.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:38 PM   #20
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Yay another free update

New Changes:
Side mirrors
Rear view mirror
Added new mesh style grill
Cut out side windows
2.2 Swamp Dawgs
Prepping the driver fender for different paint "Junkyard Fender"
Bullet hole in windshield
Broke headlight soon to be dangling wires
Missing running light again soon tobe dangling wires




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