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Old 10-10-2019, 11:14 AM   #1
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I was up to 5 redcats so I decided to go with a 6x6 and combined 2.

I cut off the frame about 6mm from the back of the rear shock towers. I disassembled the other truck and cut out parts of the frame to use as the mount for the mini skid I cut from the other gen8.

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Old 10-10-2019, 11:20 AM   #2
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After I had the rear axle mount welded up and figured, I cut a piece of Gen 8 frame and attached it to the rear.

Mounted up the shock towers and installed the 2nd transfer case. I used a shaft I had from a different transfer case and made the top little transfer case gear shaft go all the way through. Trimmed up the skid a little for drive shaft clearance and attached the shaft to the rear transfer case.

Not using the body in the picture, I have something else in mind.

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Old 10-10-2019, 11:44 AM   #3
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Wicked build. Are you gonna upgrade the electronics as well?


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Old 10-10-2019, 11:55 AM   #4
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Wicked build. Are you gonna upgrade the electronics as well?


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Yes sir. Just wanted to test it to make sure it works. I have a 21t in it and will probably use a HW1080

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Old 10-10-2019, 01:06 PM   #5
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A little more work done. Put on the inner fenders and getting everything ready for the body.

I took it out for a drive and it's so fun. Can't wait to get it done.

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Old 10-10-2019, 01:38 PM   #6
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Nice build! You gotta be the first gen 8 6x6 put there.
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Old 10-10-2019, 03:20 PM   #7
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Took a little a spin. Works fantastic. Temporary body.

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Old 10-10-2019, 04:22 PM   #8
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Short video of the drive.

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Are you kidding me, that chopped Scout body looks cool on there mg. Rough perhaps, but there is a definite charm in it. Besides itís matches that demolished six pack of Bud Light ...

Cool build, nice to see your projects are still flowing. As I commented on your YouTube channel, you are single handedly keeping Redcat current in the scaler market with this 6X6 build.
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Are you kidding me, that chopped Scout body looks cool on there mg. Rough perhaps, but there is a definite charm in it. Besides itís matches that demolished six pack of Bud Light ...



Cool build, nice to see your projects are still flowing. As I commented on your YouTube channel, you are single handedly keeping Redcat current in the scaler market with this 6X6 build.
Thanks it grew on me too. I was thinking about keeping it but I think I am going a different route for the body. I love watching the Czech 6x6 and 8x8 so I want something similar to that.




Yah I was crushing the cans with the 6 x 6. After I emptied them of course.

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Lol...Beavis looks great in there. That rig just screams fun...lol
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Lol...Beavis looks great in there. That rig just screams fun...lol
I just set everything up for a mock up but it looks like I can make it work.

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Very cool! 👍🏼
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I put the flares on the back. Not sure if I am going to keep them on or not.

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The flares suit it. They look heavy duty
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The flares suit it. They look heavy duty
That's what I was thinking. Thanks for the input.

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Tinkered after lunch a bit and got a little more done. Thinking I'm going to work on a dog house for behind the cab next. Still not 100% sure on the end product yet but it's coming along.

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You should share this with Red Cat!

Might inspire them!😈
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You should share this with Red Cat!



Might inspire them!
Maybe I should. Ha!

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Tinkered after lunch a bit and got a little more done. Thinking I'm going to work on a dog house for behind the cab next. Still not 100% sure on the end product yet but it's coming along.
The Dog House is a good idea. I am not a pop culture buff but a dog house sounds like it would fit on a Beavis-mobile.

Beyond that, there is crazy potential for a Mad Maxx inspired rig.
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At some point everyone needs a 6x6 in their life
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