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Old 08-13-2015, 05:45 PM   #461
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You guys are probably tired of hearing me whine about the ole Jeep and how she ain't what she used to be since I added CI foams well guess what!! I figured out a way to reinstall my wheel weights with the closed cell foams:




The Dremel wheel was just the right dimension to create a "groove" for the weights to sit in, seems to fit pretty good.


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Old 08-13-2015, 06:06 PM   #462
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LOL I never noticed you were whining . that's trick. ive had some issue with that as well. Have to give that a try. Good job!!!!
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You guys are probably tired of hearing me whine about the ole Jeep and how she ain't what she used to be since I added CI foams well guess what!! I figured out a way to reinstall my wheel weights with the closed cell foams:




The Dremel wheel was just the right dimension to create a "groove" for the weights to sit in, seems to fit pretty good.


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Old 08-13-2015, 07:06 PM   #463
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It was kind of a crazy scenario... I needed new foams but they couldn't be used with the weights so I bought knuckle weights and they wouldn't fit the axial wheels. Then after a couple runs I decided I HAD to do something and this is what I came up with, they feel good so we'll see the next run.


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Old 08-13-2015, 09:22 PM   #464
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I'm working on lightweight portable bridging.
For those rocks that are just too tall to crawl up/down and for crossing gaps that a crawler would fall into.
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:33 AM   #465
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I'm working on lightweight portable bridging.
For those rocks that are just too tall to crawl up/down and for crossing gaps that a crawler would fall into.
whats the material?

I might be able to put my hands on some carbon fiber.....
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Old 08-14-2015, 07:26 AM   #466
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I'm using extruded aluminum, Troy.
Carbon fiber would be sweet too.
What I'm using is the frame from a cheapo 2 foot level.
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Old 08-16-2015, 01:52 PM   #467
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Added a battery tray and a plate for the esc, a couple braces on the front bumper. Doing the final paint then putting it together and going out to see how she goes!!
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Old 08-16-2015, 06:04 PM   #468
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Done with this one. Took it out on the rocks in the yard, it did alright. Now to get it out on some real trails and see how it does!!
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:35 PM   #469
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Looks damn good Brent!!!
Hopefully as good as it looks!

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Old 08-16-2015, 07:54 PM   #470
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I'm contemplating my own hard body project, but I think an exo-cage would make it WAY too top heavy...
Hack the fenders and shorten the rear cage.

I dunno.... Maybe...
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Old 08-16-2015, 08:02 PM   #471
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Oh hell ya!!! You gotta do it!!
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:33 PM   #472
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I'm contemplating my own hard body project, but I think an exo-cage would make it WAY too top heavy...
Hack the fenders and shorten the rear cage.

I dunno.... Maybe...
I can't help but think of the Happy Toyz truck from Maximum Overdrive.

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Old 08-18-2015, 09:06 PM   #473
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That would be a great 3D printing project Shawn! Hint, hint, nudge, nudge.... LOL
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:38 PM   #474
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That would be a great 3D printing project Shawn! Hint, hint, nudge, nudge.... LOL
It would be an interesting project, hummm. I'm pretty good with boxes and cylinders in AutoCAD but not that good with organic shapes. I'll have to think about how to attack that...
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Old 08-19-2015, 06:23 AM   #475
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With a little help from Kaler, my ramps are another step closer to completion!!!



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Old 08-19-2015, 05:34 PM   #476
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So, I've been dubbing with the old King Hauler body and trying to figure out the best way to go about it.

I decided to go without the sleeper and use just the cab.

I cut the battery door from the sleeper so it would fit in the void in the back of the cab.
I glued some tabs in to help hold the seams together.



Then I filled the seam with putty. I'm still waiting for it to dry.



I stretched a Honcho rear bed by 3" and I'm going to make a flat cover to go on the top rails.
Here's a preview of the cab and stretched bed to give a rough idea of how it'll look.
I probably should have at least set it on the rig, but I didn't get that far...

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Old 08-19-2015, 07:04 PM   #477
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That's going to be one awesome rig rob!!
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:18 AM   #478
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I just finished my fast back mod with some extra stainless steal links I made. Also dropped in a Tekin T35 HD motor. Hopefully that won't burn up in the trail. What do you guys think?


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Old 08-21-2015, 06:33 PM   #479
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I trimmed the fenders on the KH lid and set it on the Power Wagon chassis.










I'm leaning toward grey or green primer for a color at the moment.

I'm also working on a headboard for the bed, as well as a grille(of sorts) made from 1/8" Lexan.

I may have to trim the fenders more and I'll probably have to reconfigure the headlight pods to work with the "grille".

Stay tuned!
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Old 08-23-2015, 02:48 PM   #480
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Got started on the exo cage today.
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