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Old 12-21-2006, 11:21 AM   #61
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A pic of the wedge would be nice to see. So I can follow along better.
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Old 12-21-2006, 11:34 AM   #62
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Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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Old 12-21-2006, 11:46 AM   #63
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I'll have to see if I can snap a couple of pics tonight. Warning...it ain't pretty, but it'll do for now.
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Old 12-21-2006, 04:46 PM   #64
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pics! PICS! . i've got to see this thing!
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Old 12-22-2006, 05:49 AM   #65
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Ok, OK .

I warned you, it's not pretty, but it's functional.





Now, compare the following two pics. The first one is pre-wedge, the second is with it. There's a noticable difference in the exposure of the rear axle pinion and driveshaft.



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Old 12-22-2006, 07:55 AM   #66
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May not be pretty, but it is effective.
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Old 12-22-2006, 08:09 AM   #67
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Why not make a plate like a normal link mounting plate that is bent back to give you your top plate.should be really light and angle would be adjustable.Just an Idea.
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Old 12-22-2006, 08:30 AM   #68
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That would be another possibility. But I'd be afraid that by bending a piece of metal to a 25 degree angle, there might be a bit of fatigue at the bend and one good a$$ over head tumble and she's snapped.
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You could also bend it in the rear just 2 bends,then your angles would be less severe and it would still be light but more durable.
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Old 12-22-2006, 08:46 AM   #70
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You were right that is a hack job, but effective . does the new mounting only use 2 screws to secure the axle to the plate? if so is that causing any grief with axle wrap or breakage ?
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Old 12-22-2006, 01:53 PM   #71
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Surely it's not THAT bad, hotwheels . Anyway, the new mounting system uses the factory servo mount (as you can probably see in one of the pics). I have the two screws in the front as well as two screws through the "arms" that come off of the axle. I drilled out a hole where the guidepins were on the arms. I passed two screws through the holes and into the wedge. Very secure mounting, actually. Here's another pic that shows the mounting screws at the arms.

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thanks for the reply, I m going to try that on mine as long as I still have room for the dig mechanism and servo

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You should have plenty of room, depending upon where you placed your electronics. Right now, my back plate is completely empty!
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:36 PM   #74
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Well did some more work on the Shadow Project today.

I installed a wedge on the rear of the BM-V2 chassis to rotate the rear yoke up and out of the way. It turned out pretty slick!

Also finished the steering, installed the body post, cut and mounted the body (I'll paint it tomorrow), and worked on my 07 comp tires!

This rig is getting sicker by the minute.

I'll post up some pics after the paint is done. Just can't wait to get my DX3 and Mamba Max.

If it doesn't get here soon, I'm going to throw a TQ3 and TR2 in it for some test runs!
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Well did some more work on the Shadow Project today.

I installed a wedge on the rear of the BM-V2 chassis to rotate the rear yoke up and out of the way. It turned out pretty slick!

Also finished the steering, installed the body post, cut and mounted the body (I'll paint it tomorrow), and worked on my 07 comp tires!

This rig is getting sicker by the minute.

I'll post up some pics after the paint is done. Just can't wait to get my DX3 and Mamba Max.

If it doesn't get here soon, I'm going to throw a TQ3 and TR2 in it for some test runs!
Worthless without pics.
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:11 PM   #76
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Yeah no pics didn't happen. Just kiddin'
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:13 PM   #77
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Guys, guys... please realize that asking Dez to post pics is like asking a crack ho' if she wants some crack!
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:55 PM   #78
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You wanna build another one Dez? I have $$$
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:02 PM   #79
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A couple of quick pics, camera battery is dead.

Painted up the body, and I like the simple blacked out look!

A pic of the wedge as well, not very good, but I hope you can see it.

I'll head to Wally World tomorrow and get some more batteries and take some more pics.
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Old 12-29-2006, 09:42 PM   #80
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OK, the Spektrum came in today and is installed, the wheels need to be narrowed still, I need the Mamba Max and the Blackfoot axles so I can use my MSD wideners.

Then the Shadow will be done!

Supposed to rain big time tomorrow and Sunday, so testing will have to wait!
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