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Old 03-01-2012, 12:43 AM   #1
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well got mine it
About a hour or so of build time. Really nice kit all the dope baggys are labeled with the size, everything fits together really well..

I opted for maxx shafts right from the start to save myself some frustration.. also added the ubolt kit

gonna try a puller in it.

I need to fix this somehow the shocks dont clear the ubolts, I think a spacer and a non lock nut will fix it though..
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:48 AM   #2
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good luck clearing the spring plates...been friigin with the set up on mine trying to get it to work but no luck, looks like you have the same u bolt kit I have, seems like many others running them have black spring plates where ours are silver. youre going to need about 10mm of spacer on the bottom and close to the same on top, I thought it was a little much...Good Luck and I hope you get it figgured out so I can steal your idea!!!
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:15 AM   #3
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6mm Lower spacers clear the Rc4wd Leaf Mount Kit.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:15 AM   #4
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good luck clearing the spring plates...been friigin with the set up on mine trying to get it to work but no luck, looks like you have the same u bolt kit I have, seems like many others running them have black spring plates where ours are silver. youre going to need about 10mm of spacer on the bottom and close to the same on top, I thought it was a little much...Good Luck and I hope you get it figgured out so I can steal your idea!!!
It doesnt look like I need that much of a spacer.. I will figure it out today
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6mm Lower spacers clear the Rc4wd Leaf Mount Kit.
thanks.. I had been awake for about a day and a half when I saw they hit, I figured it was time for bed at that point and didnt try much of anything
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:48 AM   #5
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Oh boy! Can't wait to play TF2s with you this summer.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:17 AM   #6
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Like I said in my other post....6mm didnt get me past the spring plate....hope it works for you tho
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Oh boy! Can't wait to play TF2s with you this summer.
they will be so cute together
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:58 PM   #8
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Like I said in my other post....6mm didnt get me past the spring plate....hope it works for you tho
I ended up using a 6mm on the lowers plus the supplied 2mm. I also added a 6mm spacer up top(I am guessing on that measurement just a spare parts drawer part)... I have no rubbing side to side, its clearing fine



I started to fill in all the holes..
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:52 AM   #9
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Glad the shock spacers worked for ya! now I gotta figgure out why it wont work on mine..... what is your plan for mounting the body?
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Glad the shock spacers worked for ya! now I gotta figgure out why it wont work on mine..... what is your plan for mounting the body?
I am going to use the body mounts to mount it.. the screws will be on the inside though..
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:45 PM   #11
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I started installing the dinky interior kit..
I removed the big aluminum plate floor and just heated this up and shoved it down.. worked OK not real pretty.


I am using the interior for body mounts.. its pretty rigid once assembled I installed a couple 3mm grub screws


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Old 03-02-2012, 06:34 PM   #12
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Nice! was there a reason you didnt use the stock dash? I have the Dinky kit too and was planning on bastardizing the dinky kit with the stock dash and a styrene floor with a similar set up to mount the body, what seats are you running?
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Nice! was there a reason you didnt use the stock dash? I have the Dinky kit too and was planning on bastardizing the dinky kit with the stock dash and a styrene floor with a similar set up to mount the body, what seats are you running?
The dinky dash is a little more detailed and its lighter.. I have some resin seats from Bartos chassis I might use.. I dont really know on the seats yet. I may just make some..

I fixed the bed I think it was to long Personally I would like to go shorter but I didnt want to hack the frame just yet..


drew up a core support/front body mount.

And started to add some color to the interior.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:04 AM   #14
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the bed looks just about perfect IMHO, not sure if I could bring myself to hack up the frame....the core support looks good too!
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the bed looks just about perfect IMHO, not sure if I could bring myself to hack up the frame....the core support looks good too!
Thanks.. I could definitely cut the frame Just not yet

Made up the front core support I had to take about a 1/4" out of it. guess I should have measure more

cut down and with the radiator installed

I also flipped the shackles..


Now I am going to bake

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Do you know the part # on the maxx shafts you used? Have to do anything special to mount them?
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Do you know the part # on the maxx shafts you used? Have to do anything special to mount them?
No I dont know it sorry.. On the axle end I had drill out the plastic yoke since they are made with double flats like the tranny side.. also you need to either grind down the grub screw pin for the axle side or use a pede size grub screw pin thing..
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slingers/stompers?
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:53 PM   #19
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that beer bread, looks so god dam wierd. like seriously, just add beer and butter. cant be good.
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slingers/stompers?
Yes.
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that beer bread, looks so god dam wierd. like seriously, just add beer and butter. cant be good.
Have you ever had beer batter fish or chicken?? its pretty much the same thing
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