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Old 10-16-2007, 10:54 AM   #1
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I got bored yesterday and went to the shop and spent a couple of hours there working on my first ever tube chassis. There is a lot of things that need to be done but this is just the start. It might take a little while to finish but I will keep you all posted. (Like you all really care). I want to make this a rock runner/basher. I want it to be able to crawl but I would like to have some wheel speed as weel. I am looking to but a brushless with mamba 25. I am going to use TLT axles and a pede tranny. The chassis was build around the pede and seems to be pretty strong. I stood on it last night, and I am about a 190lbs.




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Old 10-16-2007, 01:13 PM   #2
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Awesome first tuber. Looks way better than my first tuber. Nice build. What brazing materials did you use? If it was Safety Silv what diameter wire are you using? I still dont know how people manage to braze nuts to the frame. I dont have the patience for that craziness...
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:21 PM   #3
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I used 6011 welding rod, and welded it. it is very strong. I have put my full weight on it. i am going to braze it to clean it up a bit. I need to build some panels for it now.

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Old 10-16-2007, 10:59 PM   #4
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Ah welds. Thats a whole different ball game. Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:28 PM   #5
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Yeah, welding rods were all I had. I didn't even go to the shop thinking about making a tuber though. I am going to stop by and get some copper to braze any holes that I might have around the welds. Just to make it pretty.
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Old 10-17-2007, 12:01 AM   #6
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I stood on it last night, and I am about a 190lbs.


So thats what happened to it
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Old 10-17-2007, 12:16 AM   #7
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Yeah it was about twice as tall.....
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:25 PM   #8
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That looks awsome man. How long did it take you to build it?

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