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Old 10-02-2022, 07:20 PM   #41
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Stunt Car.
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Old 10-25-2022, 10:01 PM   #42
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Free time has been sparse lately, but I managed to get another police body printed. The next step is to do all of the sanding, filling, priming to the individual pieces and then glue it together and do more sanding, filling & priming.





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Looking good man! the only thing I would watch out for with your stunt car is that flat chassis plates tend to bend easy which can then destroy diffs and such. Maybe a piece of aluminum angle pop riveted (or welded if you are able to) on each side of the driveshaft to kind box it in would really stiffen it up in center.
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Old 10-26-2022, 06:51 AM   #44
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Looking good man! the only thing I would watch out for with your stunt car is that flat chassis plates tend to bend easy which can then destroy diffs and such. Maybe a piece of aluminum angle pop riveted (or welded if you are able to) on each side of the driveshaft to kind box it in would really stiffen it up in center.
I'll be making angled supports around the perimeter to attach the body to, which will stiffen it up. I was also originally planning to make an upper support to tie the two diffs together, but because I used such thick aluminum for the chassis, it's already got significantly less flex than the original chassis did. I'll have to see how it feels once it's put together.
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Old 10-26-2022, 10:04 AM   #45
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Speaking my language with that chassis...

On my custom chassis, I use a long link that spans the chassis, almost like a turnbuckle. Or two if I have a center trans. Works fine, there's still some lateral twist, but fore/aft is solid as a rock. Much simpler than trying t design an upper plate or squeeze an L bracket on the lower chassis.

Pic sucks, but hopefully it explains better.. Can see the turnbuckle up top.

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Old 10-26-2022, 05:27 PM   #46
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Makes perfect sense. I have some carbon fiber rod here for exactly that if I end up needing it.
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Old 11-04-2022, 06:58 AM   #47
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picked up the brushless Kyosho Charger VE on the left. When I reprinted Rosco's police car, I sized it specifically to work on the Fazer chassis. I'll swap the General Lee stuff over to the brushless chassis and use the brushed one for the police car. I also grabbed a set of black & white General Lee decals for the gray body, because why not.


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That's creative - using the Black & White decals - I like it!
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Old 11-05-2022, 07:20 PM   #49
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Decided to sticker up the gray body. I love how this looks!







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Looks good that way.

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Oh, HELLZ YEAH!

(sorry - lost my cool for a sec, there...)
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Old 11-07-2022, 06:28 AM   #52
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Got a new video up that compares these two Chargers, specifically the differences in the bodies:

https://youtu.be/cehqI6XMzKc
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Thought some of you might really appreciate this. In addition to the clothes I wear on a regular basis, I have a collection of old t-shirts that I refuse to get rid of - some are from concerts going back to the early/mid 80s, While others are what I consider to be "collectables" (some are actually worth something, While others are only 'worth' something to me).

I am packing, as I am moving from California to Las Vegas, and, while packing, I came across this "oldie but goodie".


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Jim, those decals perfectly complete that hell raising appearance. Love all the clean details. Great pics too.
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I love the stealth duke boys!
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thanks for all the compliments guys. I'll admit, the "Midnight General" looks a lot cooler than I expected. Since I want to be able to use it interchangeably with the orange body on the same chassis, I'm going to have to remove the supercharger and come up with something to plug the hole in the lexan. It was a fun side project to help keep me motivated on the rest of the work.

I didn't get pictures of it yet, but I managed to finally get the driveshaft lengthened on the other General Lee project I'm working on, and got most of the electronics reinstalled. Now comes the hard part of starting to fabricate mounts for the body, and designing the front & rear fascia inserts in Fusion 360.
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Old 11-21-2022, 12:26 PM   #57
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Lately free time has been at a massive premium, especially since deer season started, so progress has been minimal. I haven't had time to work on the 3d printed police car at all, but I have made some minor progress on the RJ Speed General Lee, specifically the body mounts on the WL Toys chassis.

Here's a shot of the chassis with all of the electronics reinstalled and the front & rear body mounts fabricated:


Here's an up-close of the front & rear mounts, both of which were made the same way:




The mounts are both made from 1/16" Kydex sheets. In the past I've always worked with 1/8" Kydex, which is extremely durable and rigid, but heavy. Because this car already weighs more than a real Dodge Charger because of the massive aluminum chassis, I really need to cut weight wherever I can or that 390 sized motor won't stand a chance of surviving for long. The problem with such thin material is that it's not very rigid, so I had to do more than just a right angle bend like I would have done with the thicker stuff. To make these stronger, I had to cut the "wings" on the sides and bend them over and tie them together with screws. Hopefully that's more clear in the underside pics:



Here is the body set onto the chassis with the new mounts:


One of the issues that I've run into is that the body doesn't sit as low as I had hoped, so I need to rethink my attachment ideas. Originally I was just going to go with the standard body post method, since that's the easiest, and it would make it more like the Kyosho "hero" car that this will be standing in for during jump scenes. I could bend the kydex down more and still fit the body posts, but the body sits right where it should as-is, so I think that instead of fooling with the body posts, I'm going to just go with velcro mounts and call it a day. From the beginning, the plan has been to add a lip to the bottom of the chassis to attach the bottom of the body to the chassis with velcro anyway, so what's a little more on the top?

Here's a close up of the mounts through the body:



The next step is to trim back the mounts, as I don't need them to extend as far from the shock towers. After that, I need to locate and cut out the wheel well openings, and then the 3d design & print work starts for the body. I'm trying to accomplish as much of the "in the garage" work as I can before it gets stupid cold, because I'd rather sit inside in front of the computer during that period. This means that I also need to make some real progress on the police body soon, or I'm going to have to spend a fortune on propane to heat the garage every time I go out there to work on it.
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