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Old 05-17-2014, 10:28 PM   #21
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Default Trail Finder 2 - Cost Breakdown

So, I thought I'd give anyone thinking of getting a Trail Finder 2 a breakdown of the cost involved with a Trail Finder 2.

1 - RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Kit - 399.98
1 - Castle Creations SV3 ESC - 62.49
1 - Novak Terra Claw 35T Motor - 17.99
1 - MG946R 208oz Servo - 18.99
1 - Hitec HS-81 Micro Servo - 21.99
1 - Axial Racing AX80090 Corbeau Seat Black (2 pieces) - 18.99
1 - Dinky R/C's "Yota" Interior Kit (White) - 28.49
1 - RC4WD LED Lighting System - 17.99
1 - RC4WD Yota Axle U-Bolts Kit - 24.99
1 - RC4WD SCALE REAR HUBS - 9.99
1 - 1.9 Scale Crawler IFS Style Hi-Lux Toyota Hubs - 12.99
1 - RC4WD SCALE FRONT HUB INSTALLATION TOOL - 6.99
1 - RC4WD SCALE REAR HUB INSTALLATION TOOL - 6.99
1 - RC4WD Front Inner Fender Set for Mojave - 11.99
1 - RC4WD Lettering Kit for Mojave - 14.99
1 - RC4WD Hilux 4WD Emblem Set for Mojave - 7.99
1 - 13 Gauge Silicone Wire 10 feet 13 AWG Silicone Wire - 8.09
1 - RC4WD Tuff Truck Saddle Tool Box - 49.99
1 - RC4WD Red Super Soft Flex Leaf Springs - 29.99

This list of course does not include the TX/RX system as I already one on the shelf as well as I already have an abundance of batteries to use.

Total Cost (so far) - $771.90

This, of course, also does not include shipping on all items.

Since RC4WD was out of stock on almost everything I was trying to get, I had to go through CKRCCrawlers, EBAY, and multiple other sources.

It is a fun build, but be prepared to become a fabricator and a problem solver.
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:08 AM   #22
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Default Re: Dawgbones first scale build - TF2

I hear that. I wish there had been a FAQ posted in this section before I bought mine. And I like your list. It includes allot of stuff that I think most people don't realize they want untill after they have built the truck.

I think I may start a FAQ thread.
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Old 05-18-2014, 01:02 PM   #23
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Yeah, it's definitely the little things. If you're going for the realism, you gotta go for the extras. I still need spacers and another set of u-bolts. And also, glue the emblems on REALLY good. I had a simple roll onto the side and lost one. lol. But, guess that would have happened in a 1:1 truck, so - realism +1
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:02 PM   #24
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Default While waiting for parts .....

Figured while waiting for parts, I'd try to build something else. Here's the first pic of some of the parts I have made ready. If things work out, I'll post more pics. Unfortunately, I do not have access to a tig welder, so it looks like I'll be trying some alumaweld........



And a quick mock-up





Let me know what you think and is there a better way to bond aluminum for the guy without a shop?

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Old 05-22-2014, 03:18 PM   #25
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Default Re: Dawgbones first scale build - TF2

epoxy is your friend also, i love the paint scheme I just wonder why you didn't do the extra light red strip on the other side of the door to the rain guard?
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Old 05-22-2014, 05:37 PM   #26
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love the paint scheme I just wonder why you didn't do the extra light red strip on the other side of the door to the rain guard?
Good question. Answer is, I don't know. I'm thinking I'll be fixing it soon though.

I also saw a product recently called "Alumaloy" that looks awesome. I might buy a few sticks and see what the results are.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:20 PM   #27
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Default Re: Dawgbones first scale build - TF2

I was at a show a few years back and they had a booth set up showing the stuff off, and being the welder by trade that my father and myself are he bought a few sticks... I specialized in heliarc welding aluminum at work (or TIG as most people know it) and I have to say, I really don't know how they pulled it off the stuff actually works pretty damned good, don't know how strong on thicker alum. We've only used it a couple times on thin alum. And impressed... Might be worth a try for yah!
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