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Old 09-17-2006, 03:53 PM   #1
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I'm building a new crawler, with a somewhat scale look. I wanted it to look more or less like a real crawler so it has a little taller profile than my moon buggy. So far I'm liking the lines of it.

The design is inspired partially by rckjeeps tube chassis, and by various full-size crawlers. I also made it so that it could have decent sized body panels so I could give it some sweet, sweet, rattle can love. I'm not good at painting anything but it's fun, and with spray paint it's easy to redo if it sucks.

specs are:
pede trans
55T motor
tube chassis 3/16 brake line
brake line links
tlt shocks (if I like how they ride)
thin aluminum "body" for that scale body damage factor
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crappy esc and radio gear that I have layin' around
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Old 09-17-2006, 04:26 PM   #3
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wow that looks SAH-WEET!
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Old 09-17-2006, 05:45 PM   #4
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not to bad at all. keep us posted.
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Old 09-17-2006, 06:47 PM   #5
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That thing look awesome!! I would take it!
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Old 09-17-2006, 06:49 PM   #6
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Where are the rear shocks going to mount? I am admitedly blind, but I didn't see a rear mount? Looks awesome, everything in a small package, and pretty well braced up. Congrats on a nice build.
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Old 09-17-2006, 07:05 PM   #7
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looks sweet dude...i wish i had your tallent
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Old 09-17-2006, 07:05 PM   #8
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on the rear deck right behind the B pillar there is a piece of tube welded on. That is where the rear shocks will mount. 3/16 brake line is just about perfect for 3mm bolts to go through.

I should have it mostly assembled tonight, I'll try to add some pics. I've been working on this for quite a while but only got this thread started once it was almost finished.
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Old 09-17-2006, 08:31 PM   #9
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That's pretty nice looking, can't wait for some completed pics!
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Old 09-19-2006, 01:45 PM   #10
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Old 09-19-2006, 05:21 PM   #11
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Damn, nice job! Makes me wanna build my own tube frame...
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Old 09-19-2006, 05:37 PM   #12
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That paint is sooo cool! Plus, I love the use of stock TLT shocks. Nobody believes in 'em but they sure get it done.
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Old 09-19-2006, 05:46 PM   #13
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I used to play with my tube. Nice work man.
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Old 09-19-2006, 05:48 PM   #14
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im liking it.
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:23 PM   #15
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Looks real good. I like how you painted it.
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:28 PM   #16
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With the nose bent up like that, it looks like it is growling. I like it.
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Old 09-19-2006, 09:45 PM   #17
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nice lookin' rig man! like the paint too!
keep postin' , how 'bout a video?
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:41 PM   #18
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check the for sale forum :-( . I have too many crawlers and not enough money, so away it goes. Oh well building is half the fun, right?
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