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Old 12-20-2006, 06:17 AM   #41
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I love it. Awsome work!
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:42 AM   #42
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Really really nice job. REALLY nice... now, sell it to me!
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Old 12-20-2006, 10:46 AM   #43
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looking good dude, I am digging the color
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:12 PM   #44
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I used the button head screws from Unimoger to mount the delrin skin and the transmission from the bottom. Makes it very slick and shouldn't get hung up on anything.
Right now the links are using the stock TLT rod ends and some 4-40 all-thread but once I get it all dialed in, I will upgrade the rod ends and might even have some delrin links made for it.

Really sweet build!

I took a shot at some really simple Delrin links by using the 4-40 all-thread and the drill chuck method I found in another post. I used 3/8" Delrin rod and drilled out the ends just a little smaller than the all-thread. The hard part was drilling straight without a press, but they look pretty good for a first try. I don't have a lathe to turn the rods to get a beveled end, but I swiped a pencil sharpener from my wife (the crank kind) and it did a pretty sweet job. Just have to keep rotating the Delrin while you crank to keep it as even as possible all the way around. I screwed in some short all-thread pieces by sticking them in a drill chuck and slowly turning them in and then used the stock TLT link ends. Not as sweet as Bender's but they worked out great!

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Old 12-20-2006, 06:47 PM   #45
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Awesome build, I wish I could find the body without spending a fortune so I could do something similar.
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Old 12-21-2006, 09:21 PM   #46
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Awesome build, I wish I could find the body without spending a fortune so I could do something similar.
Check the venders section, it looks like proline it bringing it back? There is also another member who is in the process of making the bodies himself.
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Old 12-21-2006, 09:25 PM   #47
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I think it is finished....for now atleast

First off is the bare chassis with all the electronics mounted. After I redid the bottom half, I was a little more than a quarter inch shy of fitting the seat so I tossed that idea and flipped the transmission around. The reciever sits on the passenger side of the transmission and the SR esc sits on the tray at the rear.



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Old 12-21-2006, 09:35 PM   #48
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As for the rear disconnect, this is a design I drew up and slowly modified through out a few classes this semester....college is great
I used one of Unimoger's servo mounts (which are awesome and well worth it since if I would have made them they would look like $%!#) and mounted the servo backwards. I then used 2 extra rod ends from the TLT kit and drilled and mounted those on the far side of the plate with a rod end ball bolted between them to act as a pulley. A cable connects to the top of the servo horn (which points up) and then over the pulley and then out of a hole I drilled right above the pinion. The cable then connects to the little slip shaft thingy.
Clear as mud




In the pic below, you can see the spring that I used that will push the slipper female shaft back over the transmission side male shaft.



I can try to explain it better or get some better pics if anyone needs me too.

The one thing with the disconnect is, the first time I tried it out, it was locked up the rear tires and was perfect with them behing held and the front dragging them around. But now it doesn't lock up and the rear tires just roll till they come up to a rock. As you can see, the design should not lock the rear tires up, but I would like to. I'll need to figure out something simple to do with that.
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Old 12-21-2006, 09:37 PM   #49
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Finally some real finished shots




I like this pic




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Old 12-21-2006, 09:40 PM   #50
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It wouldn't be realistic without a rollover
This paint isn't going to last long at all



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Old 12-22-2006, 02:51 PM   #51
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The wheelbase turned out to be right around 13" and at ride height it had 3 5/8" of clearence.
This this is so much fun to drive I almost wonder if my clod will be driven much anymore.
Found a few more pics




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Old 12-22-2006, 09:07 PM   #52
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That thing is awesome! Nice, NICE job!
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Old 12-23-2006, 04:07 PM   #53
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i like it
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Old 12-23-2006, 04:23 PM   #54
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im diggin it. looks good.
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Old 12-23-2006, 04:40 PM   #55
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When can I buy it :P, it looks really nice. i thought the link plates and shock plates were from a erector set but i see that they are drilled by hand
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Old 12-24-2006, 01:49 PM   #56
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Lookin good so far. I'll be watching this one!
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Old 12-25-2006, 09:04 AM   #57
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When can I buy it :P, it looks really nice. i thought the link plates and shock plates were from a erector set but i see that they are drilled by hand
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I got the beadlocks and mashers in last night, nice christmas present to myself if you ask me
They really finish off the rig nice. I'll get them mounted and some pics up soon. Thanks for the compliments.
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Old 12-29-2006, 04:07 PM   #58
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New beadlocks and tires
These mashers are supper sticky, I picked up the truck and a sheet of paper was stuck to a tire :-P
1beatjeep has some really high quality beadlocks


The hood isn't bolted on so thats what it looks crooked



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Old 12-30-2006, 08:46 AM   #59
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very nice job and it flexes like crazy!
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Old 12-30-2006, 04:20 PM   #60
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looks sic.... nice fabbing.
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