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Old 02-22-2017, 02:24 PM   #21
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Nice rig and details. Good job on the portals as well.
Thanks. Much appreciated


When I got the rear portals, tried them on a sexy SSD housing. Much better than stock SCX10 housings. What do you think?

IMG_20160504_134317

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Old 02-22-2017, 03:06 PM   #22
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Pretty sexy axle you got there and those tires just finish it off nicely.
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:00 PM   #23
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It like that a lot

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Old 02-22-2017, 08:53 PM   #24
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What gears did you use inside your portals?

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Old 02-22-2017, 08:59 PM   #25
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Super nice man!! The cabin worked out amazingly!!

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Old 02-23-2017, 01:34 PM   #26
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Thanks guys!! much appreciated



Honchojoe, I've used 32dp gears,5mm bore. 12 and 25 teeth

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Old 02-25-2017, 01:33 PM   #27
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Was anxious to try the portals as soon that I could but the joy was short:

14787717_10211025733510012_564846562_o by pedro azevedo, on Flickr





A redesign was needed. Searched inspiration in the high steer arms and found a better design. Dual arms to spread the load.


IMG_20170114_165315 by pedro azevedo

IMG_20170114_165323 by pedro azevedo

IMG_20170114_165853 by pedro azevedo, on Flickr




These ones were still printed in PLA but the definitive ones will be in carbon reinforced plastic.

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Old 02-28-2017, 12:43 PM   #28
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Hi guys,

well, I had the first headlights for the 'mog 3d printed but they weren't 100% what I wanted, so armed with fresh noob solidworks skills I tried my best to replicate the real ones:




They turned out alright

IMG_20160615_193259 by pedro azevedo, on Flickr

IMG_20160615_193328 by pedro azevedo, on Flickr


Some aluminium foil to spread the light

IMG_20160616_113125 by pedro azevedo, on Flickr



I think they look better..


IMG_20160617_113854 by pedro azevedo, on Flickr

IMG_20160617_113908 by pedro azevedo, on Flickr



They're mounted on a new bumper that's exactly the same as the old one. Had to make another because I'd took it to the shop, painted it and someone lost it somehow. Probably thrown into the trash

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Old 02-28-2017, 09:50 PM   #29
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oh wow man that is sweet
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:04 PM   #30
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i have put in thoughts to build a 6x6 but not for sure if i have the patients. i have not yet to get past the cab i got a man cab(bruidercab) AND ITS REALLY NARROW small hex for the wheel and it still sticks out to far using scx10axels
your truck looks good
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Old 03-01-2017, 01:06 PM   #31
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i have put in thoughts to build a 6x6 but not for sure if i have the patients. i have not yet to get past the cab i got a man cab(bruidercab) AND ITS REALLY NARROW small hex for the wheel and it still sticks out to far using scx10axels
your truck looks good

Thanks

The Bruder cabs are 1/14, I think...I've seen builds with scx10 axles with the same problem as you...you could build one from scratch. And yes, patience is required . But it's not a daunting task as it may look...
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Old 03-03-2017, 01:49 PM   #32
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First test on the portals before breaking the first portal box. Very slow because I was running a 70t.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwSk5tnOB-U
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:08 PM   #33
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well, let me share the latest updates. I was delaying the new chassis for several reasons. One day,after work, had one of those "now or never" moments,blueprints in hand and 10m later:







Looked out of scale, made of 16mm tubing but the 1:1 blueprints showed 17cm frame rails so it will work out




Got a Helios 2sp a while ago on a deal and even if it's a small size 2sp gearbox, that size don't allow being on many builds. This 'mog has plenty of space for one.I don't really need 2sp but I dig the scale looks of it


In my current chassis, used a Scx10 skidplate but the new one has to be custom to accommodate the Helios.











At ride height






Sorted out the links mounts. Not pretty but was the best idea

IMG_20170131_132754 by pedro azevedo, on Flickr

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Old 04-14-2017, 08:58 AM   #34
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Hi guys!

I don't updated this for a while but it's slowly going forward, one problem at a time.


Well, my new chassis has new link mounts so I have to reduce all the links. Also, the Helios it's longer than the previous transfer box so I needed shorter driveshafts. I could cut mine but my buddy The Gamer needed longer ones and we made a trade






The axles weren't really finished. There was some rubbing inside of the portals and against the rim. The rims only needed a bit of machining. Pretty tight,eh? :








Now I have 2 rear axles looking like this, no frictions. Pretty smooth, actually






The front parts are a different history. The steering was kind of limited because the dogbone cup was binding on the inside of these axle ends.


On the left, stock. On the right, what I had to dremel to solve the problem:





And how it looks without the axle housing:






That's all for now. I'm attacking the rear shock mounts next

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Old 04-14-2017, 07:50 PM   #35
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Do you plan on running pass through or and independent shaft to each rear axle?

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Old 04-15-2017, 12:33 AM   #36
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Do you plan on running pass through or and independent shaft to each rear axle?

It's like the real one. Front motor going to a transfer box and then to the wheels. The 2nd axle is a pass-through



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Old 05-22-2017, 03:30 PM   #37
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small update:


For the chassis, wanted better looking rear shock mounts than the previous


Some Unimogs are like this:



my take on them:








Had to invert the location of the shock/spring because of the sxc10 axle. Uses a long scx10 spring and these nice 60mm shocks:


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Old 01-30-2018, 02:00 PM   #38
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Hi!

Too much time has passed. Unimog still is a good truck to build but other project stole all the attention. Tired of having all the parts scattered in boxes, assembled everything to have something to look at

The chassis progressed slightly. Has a new crossmember, battery craddle and the rear shock mounts are all in place




Already has all the links(i know, Unimogs don't have links...)



Forgive me the lack of torquetubes with photos of ground clearance



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Old 01-31-2018, 08:39 PM   #39
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Very nice! The spring mounts look great
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Old 02-03-2018, 02:29 PM   #40
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Very nice! The spring mounts look great
Thanks, i tried my best!

Well, was anxious to do the motor mount, inspired by a real one but adapted






How low the motor sits...


This engine bay need lot of work but is doable. Was my first scratchbuilt body and my skills improved since 2014(or I'm more confident of being capable to do better stuff)



How the truck sits right now. The cab needs to be 15mm lower. Was on top of the rails on the photo...



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