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Old 07-17-2015, 06:20 PM   #1
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I guess photobucket has pulled a "bait and switch" deal on its users
and now extort money from those folks using their hosting service to post here on the forum (3rd party)

So I'll suppose all of my pictures in my previously posted threads are no longer working as well.

12 years of using photobucket as my official picture host. And are now lost to the abyss.

Seems my posting ability has been removed - locked out and I've been erased from internet history.
Guess there's no hope for recovery and I'll be deleting my PB accounts.


Sorry this build thread no longer shares links to my pictures.

It's useless without the pictures.

Still visible on my PB account... for now.

DellTaco00's Library | Photobucket

^ see Nylint/Wraith folders for those pictures.

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So I'm waiting for some Ti links I ordered.
To be sure the suspension length is as I intended.

But need a frame and wanted to see if my mig welder might suffice.
So I drew up a rough sketch (true to the body's actual size/proportion)





I would likely be using 1/2" X 1/8" mild steel flat bar
if I'll be welding it.

Sorry if all the specifics are not not shown...
but I'll assure folk that I have many of them in my thoughts.

Realize this is just a rough 1st draft...
and it goes from here.

But before I start...
Does anyone recommend a fab/chassis builder here
that specializes/offers custom laser cutting using 12 Ga ?

I'd rather have rounded turns in the frame.
I might even think to lower the skid mount a little more
so's I could clear some custom built sliders without notching the rockers.

A fair buy in value, might be considered over my personal efforts.

BP ?

anyone got a lead ?

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Old 07-17-2015, 08:42 PM   #2
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Check Norton's Gladiator build, I think he had a custom frame made for it, he might be able to help you out.
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:25 PM   #3
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^ thanks pm'd Norton for further inquiry
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:55 PM   #4
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Dell,
Awesome work so far and thanks for the info with using Titanium Mike for the custom links.

I used BPC Bp Custom Chassis - Home to make my chassis. Info came from Norton. You will want to talk to Bruce or Justin. Justin actually spent a few hours at separate times to dial in my chassis.

One was cut incorrectly through a miscommunication so i might have and extra one for you. Not sure if it will work but take a look at the picture.



PM me for Justin's e-mail address/phone #.

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subscribed wish i didnt trash the 2 i had :(
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:45 PM   #6
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Steel ? Gauge ? pm'd

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subscribed wish i didnt trash the 2 i had :(
I have one each additional 1/6 Nylint TJ and Scorpion body
if either of those might garner yer interest.

No... they're not free, nor dirt cheap

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Old 07-18-2015, 12:42 AM   #7
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Steel ? Gauge ? pm'd


I have one each additional 1/6 Nylint TJ and Scorpion body
if either of those might garner yer interest.

No... they're not free, nor dirt cheap
Replied to PM.

I know they are not free. Try having a custom chassis made and see what it costs. Just see if it will work first and we will discuss the Scorpion later. I already tried to buy it from you anyway.
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Old 07-19-2015, 02:27 PM   #8
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Frame rail's puzzle pieces cut/laid out...
~yeah the driver's side frame rail is not shown~
Just need weld the puzzle pieces together.
But it's raining here again, today !? SoCal




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Old 07-19-2015, 05:21 PM   #9
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It's about time you guys got rain
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It's about time you guys got rain
but it's a day late and $ 2.00 short

NorCal is whom we SoCal peeps steal our water from anyways
around here most of it usually just ends up in the ocean !?

...assuring destruction along it's way. Lol

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T. Mike (hardcorerc) notified me that my Ti links will ship out
no later then Tuesday next week.

^ legit

and looking forward to another step in the direction of progress.

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Old 07-19-2015, 10:39 PM   #11
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but it's a day late and $ 2.00 short

NorCal is whom we SoCal peeps steal our water from anyways
around here most of it usually just ends up in the ocean !?

...assuring destruction along it's way. Lol

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T. Tim (hardcorerc) notified me that my Ti links will ship out
no later then Tuesday next week.

^ legit

and looking forward to another step in the direction of progress.
Supposedly the most rain for 1 day since 1909. Needed but as stated it doesn't really soak in and most of it runs off and is wasted. At least my plants and trees are watered now. Feels like Houston right now though.

Good to hear the link are shipping. That was quick. A few more paychecks and i'll order mine. Snap a pic when you get them.

Liking the frame. Very well thought out. Using a Tig, Mig, gas or ??
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Old 07-19-2015, 11:09 PM   #12
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Snap a pic when you get them.
I'll be posting that here fer sure

oh... and I meant to type Mike... not Tim. oops

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Liking the frame. Very well thought out. Using a Tig, Mig, gas or ??
Thanks... Lincoln 180 mig is all I got... but I'll make it work

wish I had tig tho'

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I just got your PM, was up at Axialfest from the 14th till last night. Looks like most of your questions are being answered. If you have any more feel free to give me a shout.
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Old 07-21-2015, 09:48 PM   #14
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^ thanks... will give ya a shout if I need

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Should have my custom links by the end of this week
can't wait !

then I can do a little more measuring to see where I sit,
before I weld up the frame rails
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Old 07-23-2015, 11:18 PM   #15
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received my custom 1/4" titanium links from T. Mike @ hardcorerc...
and I liked them, quality workmanship, purdy to look at...

except

I guess we had a communications failure
and failed to discuss where the link extension(s)
should be.

The additional wheel base was extended
at the rear links primarily.

And tho' Maybe good for a U4 type chassis...
was not what I wanted for this build.

Kool thing... Titanium Mike has great customer care/service
and is willing to work with me on making a new set.

So these are getting returned...
and a new set will be bent and machined.
And will have the additional lengths
integrated equally at both front/rear of the donkey.

Anyone building an U4 or similar...
and wanting a longer rear suspension
might think to PM titanium mike (harcorerc)
and purchase these pre-made, custom 1/4" Ti links from him.
He may offer then at a fair cost.

Regardless of this hiccup...

Mike is a real nice guy and really deserves mention
and a considerate word for his sincerity and interest
in being sure his customer's are satisfied with their purchase.

Just be sure you're on the same page with Mike...
...cross your T's and dot yer I's...
before finalizing your order thru hardcorerc (Mike)

So tho' somewhat delayed...
I'll be excited to get back on track
once Mike can deliver those new links.
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received my custom 1/4" titanium links from T. Mike @ hardcorerc...
and I liked them, quality workmanship, purdy to look at...

except

I guess we had a communications failure
and failed to discuss where the link extension(s)
should be.

The additional wheel base was extended
at the rear links primarily.

And tho' Maybe good for a U4 type chassis...
was not what I wanted for this build.

Kool thing... Titanium Mike has great customer care/service
and is willing to work with me on making a new set.

So these are getting returned...
and a new set will be bent and machined.
And will have the additional lengths
integrated equally at both front/rear of the donkey.

Anyone building an U4 or similar...
and wanting a longer rear suspension
might think to PM titanium mike (harcorerc)
and purchase these pre-made, custom 1/4" Ti links from him.
He may offer then at a fair cost.

Regardless of this hiccup...

Mike is a real nice guy and really deserves mention
and a considerate word for his sincerity and interest
in being sure his customer's are satisfied with their purchase.

Just be sure you're on the same page with Mike...
...cross your T's and dot yer I's...
before finalizing your order thru hardcorerc (Mike)

So tho' somewhat delayed...
I'll be excited to get back on track
once Mike can deliver those new links.
Well that sucks. I am still learning but what do you mean by "where the link extension(s) should be"
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Well that sucks. I am still learning but what do you mean by "where the link extension(s) should be"
I'm extending the wheel base from 13.9" (stock wraith) to 15.5"

But want the link(s) extended in length, both front and rear, equally.

so this round... we got it sorted out...
and rounded to the nearest whole #

So each link will be longer, then the original Wraith plastic links, by 20mm.

btw...
for those whom might not know...
and have interest in utilizing/purchasing a Wraith

The standard Wraith kit comes with a 13.9" WB
But... the Poison Spyder Wraith kit is 13.98"
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Old 07-28-2015, 12:32 PM   #18
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Still waiting for 'dem replacement susp. links...

but staged and ready (a mess)
for when they do get here.



hope it's soon... 'cuz I'm fast becoming frustrated with the wait
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Why didn't you make your own links???
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Why didn't you make your own links???
Looked into that from the start.

But I didn't want to build those cheapo home brewed all-thread links.
Because I didn't like the inconsistencies of the material(s) fitment
as I was searching those on line for purchase.

Nothing is available at my local stores.
So, I couldn't trial fit things before making purchase.
Tolerance fitment was my main concern
and guess I didn't want to risk a return hassle if fitment wasn't precise.

I really liked the idea of using Ti or SS links anyway
^ (stronger/slide better/less grind wear then some other alloys)
but I didn't have the quality tools necessary to bend/machine/thread 1/4" Ti or Stainless rod.

Over kill maybe... but I like durability

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Ti Mike (hardcorerc) just pm'd me that the new uppers and one lower is ready...
but he had to order more 1/4" Ti rod to bend/machine the remaining three lower links.

^ just found this out today... so I'll stop with the whining !? Lol
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