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Old 04-08-2007, 04:31 PM   #141
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I just received my SW3(via Sparky J ), and it is one awesome looking chassis/rig. I haven't had a chance yet to drive it, but just by looking at it, I know it won't have any major changes to it(just the usual maintenance). Props to you again BENDER for making a sick butt Chassis
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Old 04-08-2007, 05:50 PM   #142
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What ever number you've chosen for your first production run.... You better double it! You're going to sell a lot of SW3's.

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no on the 3 piece you can take out 2 screws and pull the tranny, motor and all. no need to disconnect the drive shafts
Yeah it's really nice not having to take off the shafts to pull the tranny. Just take out the two tranny srews and slide it out, sooo nice.
The production version looks pretty bad azz too, but I'm glad I've got the proto, I think it's still slightly better looking.
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:31 PM   #144
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Any Update's on the progress/release for the production version SW3?
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:41 PM   #145
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Any Update's on the progress/release for the production version SW3?
I'm getting closer.

I'm going to order all the material for the chassis plates, link mounts and skids very soon. I'm working on scheduling them into the machine now too. By the time the material is ready, I should be able to get started.
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:48 PM   #146
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Sweet, taking any pre-orders
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Old 04-16-2007, 03:06 PM   #147
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I'm getting closer.

I'm going to order all the material for the chassis plates, link mounts and skids very soon. I'm working on scheduling them into the machine now too. By the time the material is ready, I should be able to get started.
Just wondering, But how do you make your chassis's ? Are the plates milled out or plasma out or...? then mill down...ect ???
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:53 PM   #148
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Sounds great, Brad. My 9yr old daughter is getting excited about her SW2 to SW3 swap. She just finished 10th overall for our
WARCRC winter series. She didn't beat Grover, but I know the SW3 is going to give her that edge she needs for the summer series
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I can't wait for this thing to be released. My current SW2 is awesome and this looks even better.
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Sweet, taking any pre-orders
Maybe when I get closer to starting them.

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Just wondering, But how do you make your chassis's ? Are the plates milled out or plasma out or...? then mill down...ect ???
I have the chassis plates sheered a little bigger then needed by another shop. Then I CNC mill all chassis' myself. Nothing is lasered out, even the link mounts are CNC machined.

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Sounds great, Brad. My 9yr old daughter is getting excited about her SW2 to SW3 swap. She just finished 10th overall for our
WARCRC winter series. She didn't beat Grover, but I know the SW3 is going to give her that edge she needs for the summer series
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She must be a talented driver to pull off 10th, no matter what chassis she runs.

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I can't wait for this thing to be released. My current SW2 is awesome and this looks even better.
Thanks man.
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:25 PM   #151
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I managed to squeeze the first production SW3 in the CNC mill today. I just finished mocking/building it up. I will post up in the vendors market, and start taking pre-orders very soon. I have alot of material on order.

Here's a few pics with the R2 tranny. Then the build with the Pede tranny.
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:32 PM   #152
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when will you take my money you know I want to be frist in line
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:38 PM   #153
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I'll be the 2nd in line then.

I enjoyed my SW2s and I'd love to try an SW3.
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:48 PM   #154
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Will the pre-sale include a black anodized version?

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Will the pre-sale include a black anodized version?
Yes it will. I'll start with the silver chassis'. Then jump on the anodized plates when they are ready. So, the silver version will probably be available first.
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Old 04-30-2007, 11:09 PM   #156
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I have 2 SW2's and i cant wait to get my hands on a 3
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I'm diggin' the RCCRAWLER.COM logo on the side! I might need 2 of those
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:16 PM   #158
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Yes it will. I'll start with the silver chassis'. Then jump on the anodized plates when they are ready. So, the silver version will probably be available first.
I'll powder coat mine black first thing when I get it.
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I'll powder coat mine black first thing when I get it.
Wait for the black anodized. Benders quality is second to none.
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Wait for the black anodized. Benders quality is second to none.
Yup, agreed. I have a "regular" sw2 and a black one that was my wife's truck. They do look nice. Especially the silver "outline" since it gets machined after the annodize process.

Waiting for a black one might not be a bad idea anyway. That way it will be longer before the wife kills me for having another tlt.
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