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Old 04-30-2017, 07:26 PM   #1
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I got a 6x6 chassis from nerby149 yesterday and I am deciding which way to go with it. I have decided to use a 34 ford truck body I have and made bends to accommodate the narrow front body of the ford.

I am thinking about running the rock stompers on white spokes to give it a bit of high school hot rod feel...

I haven't decided on the power plant as of yet, but will probably be a brushed set up simply because its cheaper to start with, then as the build gets further along I will most likely move to a brushless power plant.

Here are a few starter shots...
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Old 04-30-2017, 07:28 PM   #2
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thanks! its a start...I really like the ford body but it makes it difficult get things lined up right...
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I put the middle diff under it and set it where I think it should go, I do need to adjust the links as the diff is slightly tilted forward... I think the 1.55 rock grabbers look good so far..but time will tell..

now I wait for more parts..I have 2 new housings on the way for the front and rear...
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I have found the inspiration for this build, I believe it is a german beer company delivery truck. It is a 29 ford truck and mine is a 34 ford truck body, so its not exact but close enough for me.

edit: turns out its a Norwegian milk company lol!
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I'll get a few beers ready for this build.

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I gotta do some research on this company and see what scale things I could use for the bed

edit: seems this is a Norwegian company, possibly a milk company...gotta do more translating..

edit: yup, definitely a milk company...

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better make it milk lol!
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got 2 more axles today from another member on here so I test fit them with links I had laying around but the tires on the rear are a bit smaller than the others until 2 more tires get here. the cheap tactic servo is temporary as well as all the links...I gotta get 2 more shocks for the rear to get it to a functional crawler chassis to make sure everything works before I make permanent links and install a higher powered servo. I already have vanquish 8 degree chubs and knuckles so now I need to upgrade the axles with brass beef tubes and then get drive shafts made up..
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Ok, I have changed up the rear links on the rear most axle. This layout functions much better with no binding. I am impatiently waiting on more parts to keep this build going. I have a HH TM 35t on the way as well as drive shafts, transmission, 2 more rock stomper tires, 2 more aluminum Icon shocks and a power HD waterproof servo. I also shortened the rear links to get the rear axle more level and a bit closer to the middle axle, in my opinion it looks better this way.
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Do you want me to post a few pictures of my rear axle? I didn't tie them together and It gives you more independence of the axles and climbs better

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Sure! I am always looking for better ideas, Thanks!
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Basically I 4 linked the 2 rear axles to the chassis that is how it was designed.

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how does the drive shaft handle both of the axles being independent from one another? That was concerning to me as it seems the drive shaft angles will be greater than if the axles are somewhat connected...
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I've never had a problem with it.

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I am a big fan of the walking ladder rear suspension found on semi tractors...one day I will make one for this rig but for now I will stick with the four link. I will see how this second version performs and I will most likely also try it the way you have yours as well. Thanks for posting pics up!
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Really nice looking build. Going to follow along.
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well, I couldnt make the rear axle as short as I wanted due to upper shock mount limitations. I got my set of Icon shocks in and these were from the scx10 1st generation and they are the coated shafts. The shocks I put on the rear are actually the front shocks from my scx10II and they seem a tad longer that the rear shocks were...the rear shocks from my scx10II are on the middle axle right not but that may change.

I ordered the wrong damn tires! I order rock crushers instead of rock stompers...
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