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Old 12-08-2004, 10:36 AM   #1
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Hi folks,

I wanted to build along wheelbase Trail Truck that would be more stable on steep inclines, have decent articulation, and utilize a couple nifty features. It's got a Lathe motor bolted to a GD600 bolted to a Tamiya 3-speed semi tranny. That feeds a custom transfer case (found it on German Ebay), and from there power goes to 2 locked TLT axles.

It's got Savage bumpers bolted to the frame, a front winch with skidplate, rear receiver ball, and mini-servo for tranny shifting. 1st gear is a very slow crawl, 2nd is 'good power-good crawl' and 3rd is pretty quick.

Tires are 1/8 Proline Buggy Badlands on custom Ofna/Traxxas wheels. These things hook up nicely, but have yet to prove themselves outside. The backup tires are narrowed Masher 2000's on narrowed HPI wheels.

So far, the only negative I see is the lack of under-chassis ground clearance. I might end up raising the tranny and transfer case, which would help, but it's got a full underbody aluminum skidplate to help it 'slide' over tall obstacles.













Note the 'behind the axle' steering setup.





An early shot of the chassis during construction.

Better off-road pics to follow!
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:42 AM   #2
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super nice
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:58 AM   #3
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Great! Thats Just what I was thinking for my Next TLT ,A 3speed trans.
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Old 12-08-2004, 11:06 AM   #4
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you really are an amazing fabricator. I've got a similar idea that I've been kick'n around. it's based off of a real truck done by a mag a few years ago.
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Thanks!!! PS: The wheelbase is 13".
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man is that ever nice! i just love your fab work and scaled crawler! how do those badlands crawl? i got a set on my xtm xterminator buggy and they grab very well on packed mud!
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I'm hoping the Badlands will crawl well on slick rock, and perform well in general dirt and terrain. I'll report once I've taken them outside!

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Old 12-08-2004, 12:10 PM   #8
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there very soft so they should hook up good, just cut off a few nobs
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Nice rig!! You OR guys do a great job with this stuff... I can't wait to build a scale rig. I'm surprised a thin lexan body can look realistic when done right too.
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Old 12-08-2004, 03:22 PM   #10
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I'm surprised a thin lexan body can look realistic when done right too.
yea lol when painted with flat paint on the outside damn do they ever look kick without a gloss!
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Old 12-08-2004, 04:39 PM   #11
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So do the ORCRC guys buy paint from the same place or do you guys intentionally have the same color rigs?

Great looking truck. I absolutely love the bumpers. Tires look good with the body as well. How is under axle clearance, doesn't look like you have much with the buggy tires on.
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Old 12-08-2004, 06:22 PM   #12
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That is so cool, you build the most original trucks I've ever seen. The thing I like most about your creations is that you don't need thousands of dollars worth of CAD equipment and mills and such to build them. Nothing wrong with machining your own stuff, but most of us don't have the tools or training to do that. From the looks of it, you scratch build your's with common materials and tools. Very cool.
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Old 12-08-2004, 08:37 PM   #13
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Hust can't get enough of the scale looks these days!!!

Nice work all the way around!!


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Old 12-09-2004, 11:22 AM   #14
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Nice work. Go for the second time for ride of the month in RCCA! But... do you have a 4 link? Do you have some better fotos of it?
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Old 12-10-2004, 10:46 AM   #15
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Thanks yall!

The truck is 4 linked- I'll try to get some better pics up eventually!

CWDU: Thanks! I love to build custom stuff, and find that my favorite tools are a Dremel and Drill. It might not look like a 'blinging' show-truck when it's done, but it works and doesnt take forever to build. I get so excited about projects I want to see them done and moving, which is also why my rigs are as 'polished'.

PLAYs_with_toys: The only olive drab and black trucks in the ORCRC club are mine. It's my 'personal' paint scheme- my 'racing' colors! Under axle clearence isnt too bad- the buggy tires are taller than the Geolandars, and lots of folks run those on TLT's...

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Old 12-11-2004, 04:03 PM   #16
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Wicked scale truck!!! Does it crawl as good as it looks?
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That truck is awesome!!!
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