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Old 05-16-2012, 02:07 AM   #21
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Did you figure out link/shock mounts yet? I made some stainless pieces you may be interested in.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:54 PM   #22
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Here's the upper link mount I came up with.







I designed it to butt up against the differential on the long side and be dead center on the axle. The link/shock mounts can go wherever you want.

I got them bagged up and ready to ship. PM me your address
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:38 PM   #23
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made a remote control lee ermey (extra salty style) this weekend... works great and i dont need to have the function take up one of the four channels that i already have plans for... used a coke can rc and stuffed all the electronics in his torso, then i made the controller smaller so it would look/fit better when i velcro it to my controller... has a pretty decent range of 10 ft which is fine by me ...

i also cut/welded a frame from 1/2" square tube... gotta cut it down the center and grind some welds down still... ill post pics of it once i get it closer to done
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:55 PM   #24
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What exactly is that driver gonna do???
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:30 AM   #25
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What exactly is that driver gonna do???
From what I'm seein', he's gonna be able to bark out some classic R. Lee lines, remotely activated from his transmitter while he's driving.

Nice job fitting all that inside of ol' Gunny! That's gonna be a cool little feature...
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:17 PM   #26
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thanks for explainin mike ... got some other cool things planned... bringing some of my micro skills to the large scale area
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:57 PM   #27
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It looks like you've stuffed the micro RC drive train inside of R.Lee, I'm guessing he might give a hand gesture??
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:57 PM   #28
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It looks like you've stuffed the micro RC drive train inside of R.Lee, I'm guessing he might give a hand gesture??
he just talks via a remote control now ... works good for scaring people when i set it some where too
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:39 AM   #29
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lee ermey was working great for awhile... then his voice sounded like crap and now he wont even talk... i think i killed the speaker inside (it was rusty and i moved it around alot). so now i have to take him apart to find out whats going on ...

i did make some good progress on my dash this weekend ... functional glovebox door that hides buttons to a mp3 player... the small metal "toggle" switch controls the on/off switch for the mp3 player... i didnt picture it, but i made a switch cover for the toggle switch out of diamond plate which will make it look better than it does now. i also drilled holes to mount leds to shine light on the gauges. then i drilled and taped some holes in my framerails to mount them to the chassis... added some spacers to the body to bring the frame rails down slightly so there is a tiny gap between the body and frame... still lots of work to go...
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:23 PM   #30
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Build looks like it is coming along great. Any pics of the MSD Quicksand winch on the front? Looks kind of big, like it will be a good fit for a 1/6 scale rig.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:20 PM   #31
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Build looks like it is coming along great. Any pics of the MSD Quicksand winch on the front? Looks kind of big, like it will be a good fit for a 1/6 scale rig.
i think it fits the build well ... its too big to be 1:10 scale but too small to be 1:6... im sure its actual scale is somewhere in the middle of the two.... and heres that pic just cause you asked
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:34 PM   #32
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Very nice, thanks for posting. Yep, big for 1/10 small on 1/6. But it really does look good. Here is some thing I found to compare to a 1:1.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:49 AM   #33
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just bought my ticket to the 2012 axial northwest scale championship... i was told i could run this beast in the king of lucia 2.2.... it'll be the first comp thing ive ever done ... hopefully i can finish this thing in time

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heres a pic of the tranny mount i made... bumpers comin soon...
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:12 AM   #34
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so i been mocking up the axles and im undecided on whether the diff should be offset on the driver or passenger side... most the pics on google have the pumpkin in the front offset to the driverside but a few have them offset on the passenger side... any advantages to going one side or the other? should i just do it offset to the drivers side so it looks like 90% of the jeeps i looked at?... looks like i get a lil better clearance for the drive shaft when its on the passenger side but im pretty sure i can make it work out on either side

comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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Old 06-19-2012, 04:27 AM   #35
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I've got Wraith axles for my build, and they are going on the passenger side like this real one. Better clearance for the servo arm and linkage
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:59 PM   #36
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On the MB Military, CJ2a and early CJ3a, they had a Dana 41 rear axle that was offset to the passenger side.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:55 AM   #37
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i saw a few pics of some dana 60s front mounted on jeeps with the offset to the passenger side... im shooting for a comp style look... sounds like i should go with it on the passenger side so the steering setup will be easier to figure out... and since some of the jeeps had offset rears on the back, my rear axle wouldnt look outta place
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:00 AM   #38
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t... and since some of the jeeps had offset rears on the back, my rear axle wouldnt look outta place
That's exactly why I narrowed some Wraith axles for my blue Jeep, the offset pumpkin looks 'correct' for a CJ3A.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:35 AM   #39
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been too long since i posted an update... things have been slow but ill let the pics do the talkin
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:07 PM   #40
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working on the skid plate... looking for input on the design.
should i angle the front and rear bends more?
should i do a similar bend on the sides of it?

how much triangulation should i go for on the 4 link mounts? (mount them close towards the center or outward more towards the frame... performance advantage either way?)
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