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Old 03-10-2013, 11:19 PM   #161
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Scale radiator. Old computer heat sink. Drilled down through all the fins on the drill press. Then added some copper bonding wire threw the holes. Gonna go in the back of my wraith. Name:  uploadfromtaptalk1362975461289.jpg
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:22 PM   #162
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Oh $hi+ handles. Rope and heat shrink. Name:  uploadfromtaptalk1362975729815.jpg
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:50 PM   #163
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Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures.

I found a way of making scale bullets the other day!

If you clip off the end off an old, ballpoint pen, clean it out with a very fine wire and draw on an old piece of paper until the ink runs out, and clean it up with some steel wool or paper towel. You now have a scale bullet, and if you get a bunch of them, they look so good!

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Old 08-05-2013, 11:04 AM   #164
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how many of you, has had this happen to you? your out crawling and your crawler flips or rolls over and all your scale goodies go spilling out even though you had bungee cords holding them down. then your like .

I have a scale accessory tip that'll put a end to that. sorry I don't have any pics but try to picture this in your head. I removed my roof rack from the top of my wraith I then cut a rectangular piece of clear lexan 4'' x 1'' . I got the sheet of lexan from my LHS. I then placed the lexan under my roof rack and screwed in a screw into each of my scale accessories like my cooler, gas can, water jug etc. now everything is secured down and wont fall out of the roof rack. now my bungee cords are there for just decoration...LOL...im sure im not the first one to come up with this very inexpensive idea but it is very helpful.

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Old 08-05-2013, 11:09 AM   #165
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servo tape ftw!
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:10 AM   #166
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my homemade drive axle




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Old 03-23-2014, 03:54 PM   #167
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Not sure if it's been thought of, but you can make a free antenna with a plastic spray tube from a can of wd40 or canned air, spiral wrap string or thin wire up it, and wrap with electrical tape. I used a small axial servo mount to attach.


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Old 03-23-2014, 03:56 PM   #168
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Tie down straps from flat shoe laces and plastic coated paper clips. Stuck a piece of fuel line over the hook for grip, and a clean finish.



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Old 04-22-2014, 11:59 PM   #169
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My take on a Home made scale tow line, Heavy Duty!

The base line is 1/4 inch, 3.5 ft long ish with an eye in each end. Hook in the scale shackles and tug the hell out her.
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:19 PM   #170
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I know this stuff always comes in handy on the trail.

1. Find a thin piece of cardboard and cut off a strip about 2/10's wide and a inch long. Wrap it around a pen while applying glue to form a roll.

2 Next tear the corner of you roll of duct tape and start wrapping around your roll. Trim excess off and bam a roll of silver fix all.

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Old 09-12-2014, 11:58 PM   #171
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Scale Sleeping bag. Scrap material from the sewing box. Cut a rectangle, Fold it in half, sew together and stuff with padding....finish sewing.

Scale Fire Wood: 1/2" wood dowel... Cut 3 pcs @ 3" long. Stand each piece on edge and tap a flat blade screw driver into it to split it. It splits very easily. Gather up the pcs, and use SS safety wore and pliers to bind it together.




Spare tire carrier: I mounted this to my Rock armor bumper. I happened to have a 4-40 tap here which was handy. Drill and tap the corners of the bumper for 4-40 screws, but don't go all the way thru.
Make the tire rack out of 1/4" square stock. Cut your pieces to desired lengths and weld or braze together. The offset mounting piece to mount the wheel is an aluminum wing mount from one of my off road rc's. I drilled and tapped one end with the 4-40 tap to mount to the carrier. The other end is for a 10-32. I used a long screw and cut off the head. I used a nylock to secure the wheel. It's quite stable and has survived some tumbles.
Hitch/pull point is also made from 1/4" solid stock. I used a small threaded eylet, and drilled a hole in the end of the hitch to insert the eyelet. Tack weld or braze in.





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Old 01-06-2015, 10:58 AM   #172
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Checked around on the forum, guess I never posted pics.... I took some white netting (fish aquarium or some sort of small goal net), cut it into a square and painted it red. A little shoe goo inside the body and you have yourself an off road window net, with the right type of net, it looks spot on.
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Old 02-13-2016, 03:04 PM   #173
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I handmade full and fuctional soft tops for both my G6 and Rubicon Unlimited out of an old duffle bag, zip lock bags and velcro to attach to rollcages and attach individual window section to the main top.



And I hand made a spare tire cover with one of my daughter hair ties and part of an old duffle bag



All three of these were either hand sewn or sewn on a sewing machine.
No where in searching have I seen a complete and fuctional soft top for either the G6 or the Rubicon Unlimited so as far as I know I have the only ones!!
I may make a new thread showing my how to make the soft tops!

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Old 07-14-2017, 02:45 PM   #174
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Finally got a driver in the Rubi. Unfortunately, he is a drinker...

I picked up these mini beer cans off the Zon. My intention was to just glue one to the drivers hand, but, as usual, my brain got ticking and I had the idea of foaming beer.. So, a few dabs of "White Gorilla Glue" and the foaming beer was born.
WWE 6" action figure, fyi.

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Old 03-05-2018, 02:15 PM   #175
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Alright here's a quick project for y'all.
I used the chain link I bought for tire chains and designed this hanging tire rack
Parts needed:
A Couple feet of whatever desired diameter chain link. I used 68 links in total, or somewhere there abouts.
Whatever diameter square or round tube. I used 12" of 1/8x .014 square.

So, for my size chain, its 23 links hanging from the top, and a pair of 11 links hanging from that.

I simply drilled my holes in the square tube, spread a link, and clamp it in.
Gravity holds them in place, but if I see issues ill use a cross brace to close off the triangle. Sure didnt take long, and it looks really good and keeps them out of the way!

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Old 05-02-2019, 09:18 PM   #176
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This thread is rad.

Great to see what people did to make things before you just had to click and wait....

would love to see it get up and going again...
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:22 AM   #177
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