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Old 11-17-2021, 02:05 AM   #21
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I like the battery container and location you've setup. Have a link to the files?
Both the box and the fenders that act as half the mount (still need to figure the rest) are modifications to existing files. Once I figure out how to upload the files to Thingiverse I'll send you the links.

They're both designed/modified for my specific build so you'll have to do some figuring out of your own

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Old 11-17-2021, 11:36 AM   #22
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I went ahead and changed the design of the rear fenders a bit. I like them much better now.

One step closer to finally finishing this truck

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Old 12-06-2021, 11:38 PM   #23
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Small update.

I designed (I'm no expert, they're not perfect) 3D printed floor plates to fit under the factory running boards and part of the inner fenders I'm working on.
I left a space at the front of the "engine bay" for a printed grill/grill shroud that I plan to hard mount to the chassis. If all goes according to plan, the grill assembly will reinforce the "engine bay" structure and allow the front to bolted to the chassis, as well as hold the magnets that will be used for the front body mounts.

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Old 12-10-2021, 04:07 AM   #24
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That's come out really nicely, loving the look!

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Old 12-10-2021, 07:26 AM   #25
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That's come out really nicely, loving the look!

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Thanks!

I'm still trying to figure out how to get the curvature right for the front fenders. And still trying to workout body mounts.

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Old 12-10-2021, 07:35 AM   #26
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Thanks!

I'm still trying to figure out how to get the curvature right for the front fenders. And still trying to workout body mounts.

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I dunno, it looks pretty good to me.

Always hate mounting the body. I'm using the bumper mount with screws to hold the cab in front, and was thinking about drilling the battery box and connecting it to the cab and then adding support. Sounds very messy as I type it out. Having second thoughts already.

Btw, the battery box came out perfectly, sized just right. Thanks



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Old 12-10-2021, 10:47 AM   #27
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I dunno, it looks pretty good to me.

Always hate mounting the body. I'm using the bumper mount with screws to hold the cab in front, and was thinking about drilling the battery box and connecting it to the cab and then adding support. Sounds very messy as I type it out. Having second thoughts already.

Btw, the battery box came out perfectly, sized just right. Thanks



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That's good too hear.

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Old 02-06-2022, 09:27 PM   #28
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It's been a minute since I've had any updates on the truck but I finally came with a plan for the rear end.

I spent the last few days designing and beginning the construction of the rear bed.

It's still going to need some significant reinforcement along all the seams as it's only butt joints at the moment and I still need to make the sides. But I've finally made up my mind on what I'm doing to do with it and now I might be able use the bed (screwed onto the frame) as part of the body mount.

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Old 02-08-2022, 09:55 AM   #29
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Looks pretty good!

I'm lazy and printed a bed, still deciding how to mount it though.

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Old 02-08-2022, 11:33 AM   #30
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Printing was my other thought.

But between needing to practice with styrene, other projects occupying my printer and my lack of confidence printing anything tall and narrow, I decided to go styrene.


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Old 02-08-2022, 11:36 AM   #31
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I think it looks clean in styrene. The sharp and squared off look, goes well with the build and year of the body used. I dig it
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Old 02-08-2022, 01:48 PM   #32
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Rig is coming along nicely brother! I've started working on my 6x6 project again. I'm using the same cab but going different out back. I've been looking for a good set of rockers for the cantilever setup. Are you happy with the ones you're using? Do you happen to have a link to the ones you used?


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Old 02-08-2022, 06:52 PM   #33
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Appreciate everyones interest and input. It makes me more motivated to continue working on it and hopefully finish it one of these days.

Animalhippie, I can't say I'm dissatisfied with the canitlever kit(s), they are a mismatched set, unintentionally, both knock offs of the KYX kit that's double the price. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08M5LXL9G...Y26AS974PJQ5AE
There's nothing special about them, the shocks are trash but the links and rockers seem sturdy enough and they get the job done.

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Old 02-10-2022, 12:04 PM   #34
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Thank you for the info brother! I think I'm going to go diy. That way I can use the shocks I have. Not sure which rockers I'm going to pick up yet. Have been playing with a set of 3d printed ones, but not sure I like how they're working out. Might try to make up a set of the L shaped rockers. Hope you have a good one!!!


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Old 02-10-2022, 04:06 PM   #35
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Thank you for the info brother! I think I'm going to go diy. That way I can use the shocks I have. Not sure which rockers I'm going to pick up yet. Have been playing with a set of 3d printed ones, but not sure I like how they're working out. Might try to make up a set of the L shaped rockers. Hope you have a good one!!!


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No problem!

I thought about trying a walking beam style (I think) set up with a shared rocker on each side. Rather than the axles sharing a central pivot and a single leaf spring, using a shared rocker and the shocks, made stiffer than stock, like push rods. I'm going to need a second 6x6 for that though.

I bid you good [insert time of day] as well.


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Old 02-13-2022, 10:48 PM   #36
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I decided to go a slightly different route with the bed and spent the day getting a significant amount of work done on it.
I'm thinking about adding some rails along the sides to give a little something extra to look at and (hopefully) help strengthen the walls above the bed surface. But I'll have to wait for more square plastic tubing to arrive. I ran out of the bigger size while trying to reinforce the bed from underneath.

I still have a lot of clean-up and filling to do on the bed the plate the horizontal surfaces with diamond plate.
Need to decide what color both the bed (vertical surfaces) and cab will be, I'm open to any suggestions as long as it doesn't clash with the bronze wheels.
And I'm still trying to figure out body mounts. Again, open to suggestions.

I want to try to get this truck finished (finally) before April so I can bring it with me to the local hobby expo.

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Old 02-13-2022, 11:01 PM   #37
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I like this better . Was thinking along similar lines about the position of the battery.

I employed a hinge system on another RC car that I have. Not sure if it'll work on these due to possible lateral movement if it rolls over.

Haven't figured out how I'm gonna mount mine yet, but it's great to see your's coming together

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Old 02-13-2022, 11:16 PM   #38
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Looks good man!

I understand the indecisiveness lol, Iíve changed my TRX4 body like five times

Every time I open this thread I get pushed more and more over to the TRX6 world. One of these days Iíll get one, but i have too many other builds in the works


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Old 02-14-2022, 01:19 AM   #39
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I'm glad you guys are liking it as much as I am. I think I'm finally happy with the design of the bed (despite not being finished yet)

I like the idea of hinge body mounts but I'm not sure there'd be enough room for the body to hinge in either direction. The bed is screwed onto the frame and can't move. The grill of the body hangs over the bumper far enough that I don't think I'd have any room for the body to hinge forward.

I definitely want to use magnets or some kind of hidden clips or posts. Body posts through the top would be super easy, but they're too ugly.

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Old 02-14-2022, 04:28 PM   #40
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This is a very interesting project, you are working on. The last couple of months I've been thinking to do a TRX-4 to TRX-6 conversion using one of the kits as base platform. I really like your cantilever setup.

Have you consider getting those paired magnet mounts?

https://www.rcmart.com/xtra-speed-ma...28129-00106331

If you have enough space between the battery box and the body, one pair could go there and another behind the front grill and a printed base on the chassis. Just a thought.
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