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DANALLY 08-30-2013 06:21 PM

Re: Cherokee crawler (second rig coming soon)
You going to do some tube work on this one?

Mtb4x4 08-30-2013 06:50 PM

Re: Cherokee crawler (second rig coming soon)
Yup there will be a bunch in the rear for those huge shocks, possibly a full cage if it doesn't get too heavy.

Still contemplating the bed.. I could get more wheelbase without it

klown41143 08-30-2013 07:07 PM

That's a nice build on both rigs. I especially dig the Cherokee.

posted via the billboard that is a samsung note 2.

Mtb4x4 08-31-2013 03:50 PM

Re: Cherokee crawler (second rig coming soon)
^Thanks :mrgreen:

Got some more work done on the chassis. Also decided to ditch the bed for some more wheel base - It's gonna look sweet all tubed up.


One of my output shafts came stripped and rusted. not sure how.. :evil:

any ideas how to get it off? I need it on the losi tranny..


DANALLY 08-31-2013 05:38 PM

Re: Cherokee crawler (second rig coming soon)
Sad to say it but the only way I can see is to hack up the drive line flange. If it were me I would leave it in place and just order new drive lines from Redcat. That way at least if you ever use the redcat trany the srive line is in place and usable. I have a couple spare redcat flanges if you need one. I don't have the drive lines but do have a few flanges with ball joint installed. Just pop off the drive line and use it. Let me know!

Mtb4x4 08-31-2013 06:33 PM

Re: Cherokee crawler (second rig coming soon)
I think ill go ahead and take you up on that offer.. as I have destroyed the flange :ror:

I've also gotta order another motor! Im thinkin a 100t

DANALLY 08-31-2013 06:50 PM

Re: Cherokee crawler (second rig coming soon)
Give me a ring. I have a 90t that if we put on a 9t pinion and do a 59t spur it till outdo a 100t all day.

Mtb4x4 09-03-2013 07:46 PM

Re: Cherokee crawler (second rig coming soon)
Progress so far. Still need springs for the back shocks..

More tube and styrene to add then ill fit the interior to the trans.





Slambaam 09-05-2013 12:48 PM

Re: Cherokee crawler (second rig coming soon)
what did u use for sand paper to shape ur fenders? what grit? what technique? i put fenders on my yota and yet to shape them.

Mtb4x4 09-05-2013 05:45 PM

Re: Cherokee crawler (second rig coming soon)
In that pic, the fenders are as is after applying the epoxy putty.

I am sanding them right now with 60 grit for coarse removal, and 220 to finish.

Mtb4x4 09-06-2013 04:38 PM

Re: Cherokee crawler (second rig coming soon)
As of right meow

Fenders shaped, working on steering linkage


Motor is an exact fit.. :mrgreen:


Slambaam 09-06-2013 08:29 PM

Re: Cherokee crawler (second rig coming soon)
I want it....

Mtb4x4 09-09-2013 10:02 PM

Re: Cherokee crawler (second rig coming soon)
^hehe minee

mostly finished now, just have to squeeze in the electronics. Ill dump a bunch more pictures when the sun comes out again.




DANALLY 09-09-2013 10:20 PM

Re: Cherokee crawler (second rig coming soon)
It looks too nice to wheel! Especially with how fast it is...I see it being on it's lid a few times. :lmao:

Mtb4x4 09-09-2013 11:19 PM

Re: Cherokee crawler (second rig coming soon)
lol yeah I threw on the trekker hexes but I don't think it will help much.

gonna put some clear tape on a few areas to save the paint but its only a matter of time for those side view mirrors :ror:

MAXXMASHER 09-10-2013 07:06 AM

The whole truck is awesome, but those mud flaps are a nice touch!!!

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Mtb4x4 09-10-2013 08:19 PM

Re: Cherokee crawler (second rig coming soon)
^Thanks max, I made them up last minute, turned out nice

Here are some more shots of the trucks, they're taking a short journey to the sandbox. Seems like a good spot for a little track ;-)







Texsun 09-10-2013 10:35 PM

Re: Cherokee crawler (second rig coming soon)
The rear leafs set this rig off!

Mudflap23 09-11-2013 12:33 AM

You have a phenomenal skill level with the detail in these bodies. I've showed your Cherokee to countless friends and they were all impressed with it. Great job on both!

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