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Old 05-02-2018, 06:28 PM   #1
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I found this mostly intact New Bright 1/6 scale toy on the on line flea market. No controller and the front end is missing the lower plates that position the steering knuckles so itís ďbrokenĒ. The front skid is missing as well as is the driver side door mirror, but I got it for a good price so I HAD to. Lol
Plans were to stretch my Everest 10 to fit the wheel wells, but I think Iím going to build/rebuild it from the ground up.
It had cob webs inside and a few scratches and scuffs that some I have already been buffed out with headlight plastic cleaner/polish so itís a viable base to start from imo.
This build and thread will be slow as time allows, but Iím in no hurry.

Next to the e10




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Wheel/tire comparison to a maxx tire on a geode wheel.



And... an H3 shell just in case I might need a basher body.
Non opening doors, no lights, and no interior.





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Old 05-02-2018, 07:26 PM   #2
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It's a good start, and between the body and the e-10, you have the start of something BIG, pardon the pun. you will/may want to either fab your own ladder frame, or check out some of the other builds in this section to see what others have used.

On my 1/6 G.I. Joe jeep, I used SCX-10 rails and a wraith skid, but that requires a lot of modification to the skid to get it to fit right.

I'll be following, looks like it will be a great build
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:32 PM   #3
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Good snag!
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:38 PM   #4
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It's a good start, and between the body and the e-10, you have the start of something BIG, pardon the pun. you will/may want to either fab your own ladder frame, or check out some of the other builds in this section to see what others have used.



On my 1/6 G.I. Joe jeep, I used SCX-10 rails and a wraith skid, but that requires a lot of modification to the skid to get it to fit right.



I'll be following, looks like it will be a great build


Thanks Mike. Iím really excited about this project. I got more than what I thought really.
My fun in this hobby stems more from the building than in the playing. Iíve never really taken on a project like this so it, while being slow, will be fun.
I will read everything in this section to see what and how others have done things.
The e10 however will remain as it is. My gf watched me unbox the hummer and immediately said ďwow, that thing needs to be tricked out.Ē
Sadly, she has no idea what she just said, lol.
So, she just got an e10 so she has something to use and not feel left out.
If I feel deprived during this build process, I suppose I can always fire up the erbe sitting on the shelf.



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Old 05-02-2018, 07:48 PM   #5
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I'm wondering if a Gmade GS-01 chassis from a Komodo or Sawback wouldn't be a good starting base...they're about 1:8...
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:57 PM   #6
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Good call. Iíll look into that. Might save some time.


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Old 05-03-2018, 09:10 AM   #7
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Sweet score. H2 looks brand new. What is the wheelbase and width?

I have only built one 1/6 scale and currently on another. Ridiculously frustrating at times but so so rewarding in the end.
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Old 05-03-2018, 02:29 PM   #8
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Wheelbase is right at 16 inches. Width is 12.5 outside to outside of tires.
The body is 26 long including the bumpers, and 11 wide not including the side mirrors.

It will take awhile and Iím sure itíll get frustrating as well, but Iím not in any hurry.



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Old 05-04-2018, 06:09 PM   #9
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Figuring out the wheelbase, wheel offset , and track width with 3.8 maxx wheels and tires.
Itís a little short on wheelbase.
Thinking maybe trex axles with some wideners.
Not sure yet, just mocking up, measuring, looking around the web for parts.
The new 1/5 scale Traxxas desert racer suspension looks promising as well since itís an ifs font and solid rear like an h2
3.8ís with 17mm hexes fit the stock axle shafts and would fit well in the wheel openings with the proper wheelbase, but the stock wheels are a tad too small to fit 3.8 tires.


And some left over light buckets.

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Old 05-05-2018, 02:28 PM   #10
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40 series proline mashers off my erbe.



Yeah, I know they are backwards lol.


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Old 05-13-2018, 10:56 AM   #11
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Finally decided on talon ext tires and black spoke 3.8 wheels with 17mm adapters. About the closest tread pattern and I could find in approx the same size as originals.

Probably going with wraith axles and skid to start the chassis build. Iím going to try bent steel frame rails and crossmembers.
Thinking a front mounted motor/trans under the ďengineĒ with a divorced transfer case on the skid. I can make links, but the driveshafts will be store bought.



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Old 05-13-2018, 11:36 AM   #12
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When folks tell you your tires are backwards, just tell them you like to get out of trouble as fast as you get into it
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:15 PM   #13
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Talon extís on black spokes.




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Old 09-30-2018, 04:51 PM   #14
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Heres some quick pics of mine. Same size as urs

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