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Old 02-08-2013, 09:24 PM   #61
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maybe this has been discussed but i hadnt seen it. how are you guys holding your hoods down?
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maybe this has been discussed but i hadnt seen it. how are you guys holding your hoods down?
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:46 PM   #63
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cool , thats what i was thinking. was going to put them in the front stand offs where the screws went into the hood , then a steel piece in the protruding piece for the hood. thanks for the reply big mike.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:05 PM   #64
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cool , thats what i was thinking. was going to put them in the front stand offs where the screws went into the hood , then a steel piece in the protruding piece for the hood. thanks for the reply big mike.
Exactly how I did them on my Orange Jeep. The hood has never popped open during any of the roll-overs.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:06 PM   #65
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thanks guys! my other question involves the dash and top. after cutting off the hood there is only one original mounting point for it. are you guys adding one one each side where it comes down and meets the body? thank carl
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:19 PM   #66
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:43 AM   #67
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The TLT brackets are no longer available, they stopped making them. Anyone have any suggestions for easy link mounts? I've looked for ideas in Tractor Supply and the local Ace hardware and I cant find anything that would be easy to use.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:10 PM   #68
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i think there was someone on here that made some out of alluminum c channel drill your hole or holes cut and file it to desired shape.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:29 PM   #69
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thanks guys! my other question involves the dash and top. after cutting off the hood there is only one original mounting point for it. are you guys adding one one each side where it comes down and meets the body? thank carl
Sorry I missed your question. I used the one original mounting "post" in the center of the dash, the edges of the dash have small tabs that lock it into the sides of the cowl area, plus once the hood gets hinged and re-attached when you close the hood it helps keep everything in alignment.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:41 PM   #70
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thanks BigSki!
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:01 PM   #71
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In Zoso's video's the steering wheels and the dolls arms were moving with the direction of the steering, how was that done?
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In Zoso's video's the steering wheels and the dolls arms were moving with the direction of the steering, how was that done?
To put it in short terms you are connecting a slave servo to the steering servo with a "Y" harness, mounting said servo under the dash somehow, then tying the servo arm to another arm on the end of the steering wheel shaft. The slave servo follows the steering servo via the "Y" harness, and the mechanical linkage moves the steering wheel shaft and makes the wheel "turn". Loosen up the joints in the driver dolls arm(s) and attach the hand(s) to the wheel rim and you're done.

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Thanks Mike for answering questions
here's the steering wheel set up



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Old 07-02-2013, 04:29 PM   #74
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My setup in the orange Jeep is like the one ZoSo uses. If you read through the build thread for my orange Jeep, I showed step by step how I made the steering wheel, column and linkages. I used a full size servo, the micro ones just didn't hold up for me.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:45 AM   #75
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My setup in the orange Jeep is like the one ZoSo uses. If you read through the build thread for my orange Jeep, I showed step by step how I made the steering wheel, column and linkages. I used a full size servo, the micro ones just didn't hold up for me.
I agree... I use a MG645 for the steering wheel
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:54 PM   #76
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so is any1 making the steering wheel for sell i would love to have 1
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I'm working on building up a 21st century toys jeep. Been working on it a few months now. I'm building a chassis out of steel. I'll post pics
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What width axle wideners for an scx10 axle to equal the width of an ar60?
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Old 08-06-2015, 04:51 PM   #79
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Thay would have to be at least 1" long on both sides.
AR 60's are 9.5" pin to pin
AX 10 are 7.25" pin to pin.
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Thanks John!
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