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Old 01-16-2020, 09:31 AM   #1
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Default Junkyard Build Using SCX10 Axles, ECX Frame, And Lunchbox Body

I have always liked the Tamiya Lunchbox but as an RC is was not great. I am building a 4WD Lunchbox around a Parma lexan body.

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Old 01-16-2020, 09:36 AM   #2
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I am using an ECX Barrage frame because it fit the short wheelbase of the Lunchbox better than anything else I could find. I purchased a drop subframe from Aliexpress but it hasn't arrived yet.

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It is going to ride on these 30 year old Proline Mashers.

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Old 01-16-2020, 09:43 AM   #3
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I pulled a set of axles off my SCX10 and swapped out the lockers for open diffs. The spider gears were removed from an HPI RS4 MT that I had wrecked a few years ago. The opens diffs seem to turn pretty smooth. The original dog bones were in rough shape so more aliexpress parts went in.

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Cool kitbash build, my man!
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Agreed, pretty cool!
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Old 01-30-2020, 11:48 AM   #6
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Cool kitbash build, my man!
I didn't know there was term for this.
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Old 01-30-2020, 11:49 AM   #7
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My chassis drops arrived and I re-drilled them for the ECX Barrage plate.

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Old 01-30-2020, 11:51 AM   #8
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Getting the Chinese SCX gearbox to fit is going to be tough. I would love to have access to an HPI Wheeling King transmission but if I spend $60 in parts, that defeats the purpose of my junkyard build. I might clock the transmission to center the output shafts and build a plate to mount it. The ECX Barrage frame rails do not flair out in the middle like the SCX10 rails do.

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Default FAILURE! I can't make the drive shafts work.

I just could not make the drive shafts work. There just wasn't enough space. I am going with Plan B. I am going to run two Brushless 380 motors.

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Old 02-04-2020, 09:36 AM   #10
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All four upper links were made from one Axial link.

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The shocks used here don't have enough travel for my final vision but they'll work fine for mock up. I will eventually have two identical brushless motors mounted.

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i like plan b. may i suggest plan c? a single outrunner from eflite. no trans.

this is better than my mini monster.

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i like plan b. may i suggest plan c? a single outrunner from eflite. no trans.

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I did not know that was an option until you mentioned it. If plan B fails, I'll give that a try. I did get the truck to move under its own power today in front wheel drive with the brushed motor and a 20 AMP ESC. It moved fine on flatground but stalled easily when I tried to climb some things. I think I'll be in fine shape with the two brushless motors running.
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Old 02-06-2020, 02:14 PM   #13
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man thats bad ass.

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The Coronavirus is delaying my Chinese build supplies. I am waiting on another gearbox and a couple of ESCs.
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