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Old 06-27-2008, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default Benz Tlt 8x8 Off Road/crawler

hello everybody
this is my 1st time on this site.i figure i share a semi crawler im building
plans are
tamiya benz semi
2.2 wheels and tires
extended cab 3 inches
rear cab exhaust
dual steering
quad axle
all wheel steering
crab walk
brushless
rc4wd tranny
workign winches
mfu system
maybe a boom/crane
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enjoy the build !!!

ok started with the cab,have to cut the back off and extend it 3 inches.need all the room i can get.



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Old 06-27-2008, 04:00 PM   #2
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ok i finish the body work

cut the rails

prefitted the tranny

i used the semi suspension for the front and rear

but!!! i used the f350 spring for length and tierod for the links

also used the semi shocks

was looking for a very soft suspension


the front tires and rims came in lookin very good now,

now im waiting on rc4wd tranny,shafts and more tires and rims







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Old 06-27-2008, 05:47 PM   #3
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looks good man, i like this build. so im starting up for my first body modification using 2 bodys and styrene as the strength on the inside of the joint but on the outside what putty do i use for this application? and what cement or glue should i look into to make the the bodies and styrene bond together?
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:15 PM   #4
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looks great!!!!!!!
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Old 06-28-2008, 06:58 AM   #5
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looks good man, i like this build. so im starting up for my first body modification using 2 bodys and styrene as the strength on the inside of the joint but on the outside what putty do i use for this application? and what cement or glue should i look into to make the the bodies and styrene bond together?

i use CA and tenax-7r GLUE.dry instantly.very strong.filler i use mmd green putty from towerhobbies

if need more ideas i have a lot builds for stretching cabs
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:02 AM   #6
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this is coming out better then i though.really looking!


cant wait for the tranny to come in
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Old 06-28-2008, 05:01 PM   #7
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This is gonna be a cool thread! Love those Benz's, so many options to take with one, and an 8x8 will be the bomb!
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Old 06-28-2008, 05:20 PM   #8
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thanks

i got the tranny and shaft in today
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Old 06-28-2008, 06:04 PM   #9
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are you going to have it pivot in the center? I've seen some video's on youtube of 8x8's, but man does the steering suck, putting a pivot in the middle would really help, although.......... how would you get the rear tires to move then................ unless you had a sep motor and tranny for the front and rear......... oh, and I'm gonna plan on watching this build.
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Old 06-29-2008, 06:18 AM   #10
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Sweet, I love the 8x8s, in the beginning stages of one myself, I'll be watching this one.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:34 AM   #11
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are you going to have it pivot in the center? I've seen some video's on youtube of 8x8's, but man does the steering suck, putting a pivot in the middle would really help, although.......... how would you get the rear tires to move then................ unless you had a sep motor and tranny for the front and rear......... oh, and I'm gonna plan on watching this build.


i will put this in thought ,nice idea !!!!!!
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:35 AM   #12
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are you going to have it pivot in the center? I've seen some video's on youtube of 8x8's, but man does the steering suck, putting a pivot in the middle would really help, although.......... how would you get the rear tires to move then................ unless you had a sep motor and tranny for the front and rear......... oh, and I'm gonna plan on watching this build.

DUDE THAT IS AN AWSOM IDEA!!!!!
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:43 AM   #13
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ok everybody sorry for the delay.really busy here
imso use to making semis here.have to get in crawler mind
i took the semi shock off not enough travel
so i went with tlt1 shocks . also was able to start on the rear axles


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Old 07-02-2008, 10:27 AM   #14
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Looks awesome. Keep it up.
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:00 AM   #15
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ok heres some bottom pictures


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Old 07-02-2008, 12:03 PM   #16
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Looks like your driveshaft angle is pretty flat. Raise that transmission or t-case up!! My 6x6 hung on everything with the transmission hanging to low. Looks good though

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Old 07-02-2008, 03:33 PM   #17
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thanx!

ok i worked more on the rear today .was able to install suspension,shocks and steering
if you notice in the rear axle i have a output shaft , hint!

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Old 07-02-2008, 04:02 PM   #18
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That is one cool build. Its going to be rather large.:-P
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:09 PM   #19
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That is one cool build. Its going to be rather large.:-P

its 30 inches long
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Old 07-03-2008, 05:51 AM   #20
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heres a video on some trucks.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwYSw...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVj22...eature=related
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