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Old 08-21-2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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Hey guys, figured its time to post up my crawler - parts are on the way for my next truck so ill keep this as a build thread.

The jeep was originally a trekker I had for a few months, but like the rest of my RCs I couldn't leave it stock.

It's running an 80T stroker on a 500mah 2s and I couldn't be happier with the drive train munching torque - thanks again Dan













Don't have much to show for the next build but it will have a set of these sweet headers (sorry it's a bit blurry):
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
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WOW! That is friggin awsome! I swear I've seen that driving down the road here
Detail is really cool....love the lights...I just put some in my Hum-V body
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:46 PM   #3
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Im not a big fan of Jeeps...
But, Damn that thing is a thing of beauty.. i love it, all the lights are perfect, the bumper is sweet. The scale accessories make it very unique, i love it, very sweet build, if you wanna help me with the light setup id be more than greatful (wiring) but if not thats fine.

Nice Rig man, Diggin it.
5/5
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:59 PM   #4
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That's badass. I could be interested in a set of those headers... For a v8 of course. Lol. Nice work.

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Old 08-21-2013, 11:00 PM   #5
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It's about time!!! I saw this rig in person and it is sweet. The trailer too! Awesome job man. Can't wait to see what's next!
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:57 AM   #6
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Thanks a lot guys! I appreciate the compliments. I spent a ton of time on it, perhaps too much.. girlfriend got jealous

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WOW! That is friggin awsome! I swear I've seen that driving down the road here
LOL I ran into this guy in a safeway parking lot with a lifted dark green Grand Cherokee, I told him I had a scale replica of his car, he was cool but I think he thought I was a weird-O

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if you wanna help me with the light setup id be more than greatful (wiring) but if not thats fine.
If you go to Model Train Diorama Software, LED Lights, Evan Designs they have LEDís prewired and shrink wrapped. You can also get battery connectors with push button switches. Just twist or solder the red wires and the black wires together The hard part is hiding the mess lol.

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That's badass. I could be interested in a set of those headers... For a v8 of course. Lol. Nice work.
I could totally make a V8 set, the hard part is making them to fit to a certain rig. I would need either rough measurements or a picture I could eyeball from. Either way it takes me about an hour to make a set.



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It's about time!!!
Lol, I meant to do it sooner but I went camping in Payson, but guess what! The whole camp site was lined with rocks, itís like they built a whole course for me! Literally hours of fun. Turns out my truck makes a great flashlight too
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:12 PM   #7
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where did u get the body? can we see the chassis as well?
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:53 PM   #8
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The body is a Lindberg 1:20 scale model, you can find them on ebay along with a few other cars and trucks.

Ill snap some pics of the chassis today too
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:02 PM   #9
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^ Thanks man

here's the lower half:





Broke the window in a rather dramatic looking tumble.. lol oh well
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:07 PM   #10
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Chicks dig body damage...and window breakage
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:31 AM   #11
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whats the wheel base? i love this rig.
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:25 PM   #12
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You HAVE to tell me what you did to get this body to look and fit right? This is by far the best scale trail trekker I have ever seen, granted I did just buy a jeep so I'm a little biased. You did a killer job man! Love the color and the bumper. Lights need not be mentioned they stand on their own. And an awesome trailer to top it off!

That chassis does not look stock, did you get that off eBay?
And did you have to lengthen the truck?

I appreciate the info my friend and again awesome rig!
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:23 PM   #13
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Chicks dig body damage...and window breakage
lol, got some character now

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whats the wheel base? i love this rig.
It's a little over 5.5" axle to axle

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You HAVE to tell me what you did to get this body to look and fit right? This is by far the best scale trail trekker I have ever seen, granted I did just buy a jeep so I'm a little biased. You did a killer job man! Love the color and the bumper. Lights need not be mentioned they stand on their own. And an awesome trailer to top it off!

That chassis does not look stock, did you get that off eBay?
And did you have to lengthen the truck?

I appreciate the info my friend and again awesome rig!
Thank you! Getting it to fit right is pretty tricky if you want to keep the interior. I made the chassis from brass to fit the shape of the jeep and used a little bit of the trekker chassis to mount the trans lower. After that just extend the front and rear drive shafts to fit and do links/suspension. I had to chop up a lot of the bottom to get everything to sit low and couldn't keep the full interior. Front seats are too far forward, no back seats, and my center console is a spur gear lol. I could imagine without the interior the body would fit pretty good over a stock extended trekker.
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:26 PM   #14
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could we get pics of the 4 link? i wouldlike to see how the top links are postioned on the axle!
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:16 AM   #15
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Awesome man thanks for the info!
I really would like to keep the interior, but I'm not too skilled at fabricating chassis and parts for these thing yet. There is a "scale chassis" on eBay maybe I will try that out with this body!
Awesome job dude.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:01 PM   #16
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could we get pics of the 4 link?!
Here's a pic, the aluminium plate moves the shocks inwards so they don't hit the upper links.



Got some parts today for the next build so ill keep things updated.



Long travel dual rate shocks! still needs some tweaking but I like them so far.



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Old 08-26-2013, 09:30 PM   #17
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WOW!!! What kind of rig requires that long of shock!

I can't wait to see it
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Is the aluminum plate for the shocks screwed in to the original bottom shock mounting location? That is genius!
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:37 PM   #19
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Yes it is in the original shock mounts

and Dan it my be a bit overkill buts it's gonna be sweeet
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:18 PM   #20
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Got a bit of work done on the next build, need some putty to finish the fenders and then ill start work on the front end of the chassis.



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