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Old 11-28-2004, 08:07 AM   #21
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Ok, here is my new "clod style" chassis. works better than the last but I'm still not satisfied yet. Let me know what ya all think

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Old 11-28-2004, 08:33 AM   #22
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looks awesome ! And Pretty scale. How much work ws it to put those tires?rims on there?
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Old 11-28-2004, 10:45 AM   #23
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It was actually pretty easy to mount those wheels on there... All I did was take the hex drive nuts off the MG and ground them down until they snuggly fit into the mini-t wheels where the bearing goes. I then CA'd the newly shaped drive nuts into the wheel and have had no problems with it. The wheels are all fronts. The tires are a stretch to fit onto the wheels but they work. I'm getting some bigger tires that will fit on those wheels soon and a gear reduction unit like Black magic has... ANd a new chassis.


Thanks for the compliments...
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Old 11-28-2004, 11:24 AM   #24
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Looks good MG, nice choice in bodies too ;)
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Old 11-28-2004, 01:13 PM   #25
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i thought you'd like that body LOL.... Was left over from my Mini-t
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Old 11-28-2004, 01:40 PM   #26
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Hey,
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thats a mini t body?????
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Old 11-28-2004, 04:22 PM   #27
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hey man can you snap some pics of the dogbones?? and how you exteneded them>?? my mini giant will be here tomorow and i want to extend the @#$@ out of it!
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Old 11-28-2004, 05:52 PM   #28
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I extended the dogbones by first cutting them in half and taking some really nice heavy wall aluminum tubing I found at the HS and drilling out the tubing so that the end of the dogbone just slides in the tubing and JB Weld the heck out of it... Just make them to the length ya need.

Good luck with the modding on your MG, let us know how it goes...
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Old 11-28-2004, 07:13 PM   #29
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how long have you been running the dogbones like that? how strong is it?
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Old 11-29-2004, 06:29 AM   #30
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I've been running those JB'd dogbones for about 2 months now... They seem very strong, I checked them quite often when I first did that mod and after a while I just quite cause they never broke loose from the tubing so it must be pretty strong.
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Old 11-29-2004, 12:59 PM   #31
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Just be careful not to bend them ;) They have alot of torsional strength but I was adjusting my gearbox height and wasn't paying attention and bent one of mine.
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Old 11-29-2004, 07:51 PM   #32
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oops pressed it twice :S
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Old 11-29-2004, 07:53 PM   #33
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Heres a pic of my mini gaint so far, mods are so far

tube chassis
bearing kit
fire ball motor
soft springs

Mods soon to come are

locked diffs
everything plastic dyed
gear reduction unit on the tranny
cut tires
ohh yea and paint the stuff, lol

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Old 11-29-2004, 10:44 PM   #34
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you make that tube frame? thats sick i want one.
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Old 11-29-2004, 11:23 PM   #35
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no I'm making it for him
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Old 11-29-2004, 11:46 PM   #36
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yep, jinx is making it, hes gonna start selling them too
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Old 11-30-2004, 12:12 AM   #37
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i figure ill post up something of my ride for this thread. consider it a reason to look at the thread im gonna create for my out of whack creation.
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Old 11-30-2004, 05:48 AM   #38
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Thats a pretty nice lookin tuber you got there. Good idea on bolting it to the main chassis...
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Old 11-30-2004, 10:37 AM   #39
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hey rob, i really lik they way you got it set up, your tires and extending everything out, thats pretty awesome, looks like its gonna be a performer
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Old 11-30-2004, 11:07 AM   #40
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Hey guys, here you go. My secret wheels and tires, just got order a second set of tires. Luckily I have 8 wheels so if I mess up narrowing one it won't matter


Size comparison next to my cut-n-shut buggies:
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