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Old 10-14-2009, 12:24 AM   #1
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Default Noob Tube tuber finished w/ pics

So I finished it(almost,still need to sleeve the links and fix a spring cup) finally. It's not a bad little rig. I built it as a rock racer, but it can easily be converted to a crawler. I'm looking for something fast so I think i'll sell it now, or preferably trade it for something thats already fast.

The cage is my own handywork.I painted it with charcoal "hammered look" paint and the panels are just cut out of plastic and painted my pimp marbled blue. I didn't lock the front so it would steer better at high speed,I kept it low and went with a droop setup with ATF in the rear.The front springs are from a TOY i had, but they are really soft and limit upward articulation due to the tight coil. All in all its a cool little rig. On to the pics.

The side view. That thing hanging out is the on/off switch I forgot to stick down.

Of course the top

and front

my fawesome paint job

and last but not least the obligatory "poser shot"
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:12 AM   #2
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That looks really good. Is it brazed, welded, something else?
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:42 AM   #3
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brazed
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:41 PM   #4
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Looks good.

How about some specs? Tranny, servo, etc.
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:30 PM   #5
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Meh, specs are, pretty damn near stock.

Stock axial tranny and reciever
TLT axles with AL knuckles
Orion 15T motor
Stock axial servo
It had some Lizards on it that I had glued onto the cut down tire from the TLT(I like the scale look with the smaller rims) But the sidewalls rolled over too much at high speed so I put the firmer tires from a cliff climber on it.

Its mostly leftover parts from a TLT and this AX10

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Old 10-14-2009, 07:26 PM   #6
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Awesome lookin rig!

I'm really not a tuber guy, but I can honestly say I like that chassis. It looks enough like everyone elses but still different enough to be cool.

It's awesome to see people building tubers... haven't seen a nice lookin tuber in quite a while

Awesome to see TLT's still bein rocked too
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:26 PM   #7
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Thanks! Makes me feel better considering it was my first one. The truggy I actually built second but finished first. The thing is, i'm not really that into tubers myself, but I love fabrication. If there was a market for joe schmo's tube chassis I'd think about selling em just for the money and fun of building something new

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Old 10-17-2009, 09:58 PM   #8
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It's officially a crawler.locked the front and put a 55t in it.I used a bigger pinion for a bit of wheelspeed. It's for sale now cause I need moolah
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