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Old 02-05-2010, 09:23 PM   #1
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I have always really liked the 6x6 builds I have seen over the years so I decided to build my own.

Plans were to build a Dakar style truck at first but then switched gears after my buddy John (MTHead) plopped his mini on the back...Mini hauler?.. Plans are now to build a styrene cab back to cover the motor/ tranny and house the battery and electronics, then make the back half of the rig a flat bed long enough to carry a Mini.

So after getting in touch with SEMIJOE for the 23.5" Dakar chassis and tandem rear axle mounts and finding the Bruder cab I got started.
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Front and rear springs are Hi Lift to allow the use of the Mud Pluggers
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Currently lower links are Axial steering links but they will be changed to Delrin.
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Went back to Johns today to do some tinkering on the rig and he ended up going to town on this thing. He made this sick Delrin tranny mount and then made mounts for the cab and delrin cross members for the front and rear of the chassis to finish it off nicely.
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Something tells me that articulation is not gonna be an issue.
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More to come soon!

-Brian
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:32 PM   #2
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i never thought of it, but have the r2 upside down would be fine i see?
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:07 PM   #3
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Looking good. Still needs a gun turret!
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Holy crap! Is it going to have a beer launcher on the back?!

Looks awesome Brian!
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:12 AM   #5
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Hey, that looks familiar...

Thanks to you I have the bug to build one now...


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I do have a full auto airsoft pistol that runs on 7.2v
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:15 AM   #6
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i never thought of it, but have the r2 upside down would be fine i see?
It's on its side actually but yeah it works just fine and necessary for these narrow chassis.

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Thanks Verne...and no guns!

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Holy crap! Is it going to have a beer launcher on the back?!

Looks awesome Brian!
It isn't going to have a beer launcher but I have been tossing around the idea of two cup bolders hidden under the spair tires

Thanks James!
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Hey, that looks familiar...

Thanks to you I have the bug to build one now...
Actually it's thanks to you I was able to post the build thread for this beast!

Get to building!!..
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It isn't going to have a beer launcher but I have been tossing around the idea of two cup bolders hidden under the spair tires

Thanks James!
You can always carry around a couple of Heineken mini-kegs and just say it's "fuel".
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You can always carry around a couple of Heineken mini-kegs and just say it's "fuel".
Now there's an idea!...
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looks nice
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looks good so far !!
nice work.

here are a few of my 6X6 rigs.
i love these big rigs.


this one has twin R2 trans !!
they work great in 6x6's

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Thanks ZORLAC!

Man, I have always loved that first rig...freaking sick!

And that second rig looks like one hell of a comp 6x6...Crazy Cool!
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Can my MRC ride on the back of it from course to course at the comp?
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that top on is so awesome! I like the detail. link or more pics for that?
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this is badass man you gotta bring this thing to the next gtg so i can see it in person. i have 3 speed tranny if your intrested??
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Update? I know you have done more to this! Is it done?
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ya man lets see some pics
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X3, Brian.... Don't be a slacker with the updates
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X3, Brian.... Don't be a slacker with the updates
Sorry guys for not keeping up with the updates...my bad!

I have been working on a cab back for the truck and also modding up the rear shocks so that they don't continue to limit my articulation...unacceptable in my book!

Not to make any more excuses but I was also building a Slash from the ground up..no kit! It is done now so back to the 6x6.

I will post some pics later today of my progress.
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Okay, so I promised some update pics so here we go.

Here's the start of the cab back. There is still a lot of work to do to it yet like add doors and hinges to the sides and also the front. Once the cab is complete I will be going back over to MTHead's to make the supports for the bed.
The flat bed portion of the truck will be around 10" long x 8.5" wide and the cab back is 6" long x 8.5" wide...this thing is gonna be a beast!!
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Still gotta get rid of the wheel well arch in the front fenders so that it lines up with the tires.
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Here's some pics of the rear suspension set-up that MTHead came up with yesterday on his 6x6 after I was complaining about the lack of articulation with the stock semi shocks. The set-up works really well and allows plenty of articulation as you can see from the pics.
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For paint I am thinking of using Krylon Fusion Satin Navy on the cab and bed and then doing the chassis and suspension in Flat Black. I will also be painting the A.S.T.R. logo as in my avatar on the doors in flat black.

-Brian

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