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Old 10-06-2006, 06:29 AM   #1
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Heres the TXT I just got done with... Cut the chassis Cory style...
Built a custom skid to cover the whole bottom with the tranny sunk down into it. I also came up with some diff skids. I built some simple servo mounts too. I just redid the tie rods moving them on top of the knuckles and changed to aluminum versus fiberglass. It has the other usuall stuff:
2 roosters
2 55t lathe motors
11 tooth pinions
fr and rr steer
full bearings
probably some other stuff too...








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Old 10-06-2006, 09:56 AM   #2
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looks sweet i like that skid plate !!
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Old 10-06-2006, 12:36 PM   #3
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looks great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-06-2006, 12:49 PM   #4
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Looks Very good
But why did u use 2 roosters?
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Old 10-07-2006, 10:08 AM   #5
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What did you use for your skid plates? Lookin good.
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Old 10-07-2006, 10:06 PM   #6
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For the center skid I used a cutting board that I bought at Walmart. It works well, I had it the same thing on my clod. I used a band saw and a rotozip to do all the cutting. It is very strong and almost hard to cut. I can't disclose the diff skids yet. I'm debating on making and selling them.
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Who am I kiddin', I'm not gonna make and sell the diff skids... I'll tell ya how to make'em. Its simple. Go and buy a couple cans of coke. Drink'em or pour them out. Cut out the bottom of the can. The bottome inside dome is what you use. Scuff up the inside of the dome and the bottom of the diff a bit, make sure they're clean. Get some good 30 minute epoxy and glue them on. I let mine sit up a bit to fill in the notch on the bottom of the diff. Between the can bottom and the epoxy, it will make for a very durable skid...

The reason I'm running two roosters is in the hopes that it won't thermal. I have one on each motor. If I decide to go with the gd600 I'll just use one...

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Old 10-09-2006, 03:05 PM   #8
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Who am I kiddin', I'm not gonna make and sell the diff skids... I'll tell ya how to make'em. Its simple. Go and buy a couple cans of coke. Drink'em or pour them out. Cut out the bottom of the can. The bottome inside dome is what you use. Scuff up the inside of the dome and the bottom of the diff a bit, make sure they're clean. Get some good 30 minute epoxy and glue them on. I let mine sit up a bit to fill in the notch on the bottom of the diff. Between the can bottom and the epoxy it make for a very durable skid...

The reason I'm running two roosters is in the hopes that it won't thermal. I have one on each motor. If I decide to go with the gd600 I'll just use one...
two 55 lathes on a rooster is no big deal at all. Even if wired in parellel it's like a single 27.5 turn...
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Old 10-09-2006, 03:10 PM   #9
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Thats true. I may go ahead and pull one off and see what it does. I hope to have a f350 soon. I could use the other rooster on it.
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Old 10-09-2006, 03:31 PM   #10
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Really cool!
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Old 10-10-2006, 05:16 PM   #11
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[QUOTE=BigJ]Who am I kiddin', I'm not gonna make and sell the diff skids... I'll tell ya how to make'em. Its simple. Go and buy a couple cans of coke. Drink'em or pour them out. Cut out the bottom of the can. The bottome inside dome is what you use. Scuff up the inside of the dome and the bottom of the diff a bit, make sure they're clean. Get some good 30 minute epoxy and glue them on. I let mine sit up a bit to fill in the notch on the bottom of the diff. Between the can bottom and the epoxy, it will make for a very durable skid...

I've used the soda can bottom as a moon cap for my old touring car wheels with my '49 Mercury body to give it the "lead Sled" look.
Nice rig.
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Old 10-18-2006, 01:49 PM   #12
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I trimmed the sides down on the body mount assembly so it would fit between the frame rails. I was able to slam the body down a bit. It looks much better.
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Looking better with the lowered body.
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Old 10-18-2006, 05:19 PM   #14
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You can take the body mount assy. off and just put the posts directly on the inside of the chassis. Then you can slam way down. Looks good go scratch it up.
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Cut the chassis Cory style...
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You can take the body mount assy. off and just put the posts directly on the inside of the chassis.
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Old 10-18-2006, 07:29 PM   #16
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Did not see the mod in the first pic.
Now I know theres a "style" for an obvious mod.

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Old 10-19-2006, 07:12 AM   #17
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Thats basically what I did only left the assembly together. I figured it would be that much more bracing. The again its also that much more stuff up on the top of the chassis. I'm not gonna make the comp on the 28th but I'm thinkin' about lettin' a buddy of mine run it.
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Who am I kiddin', I'm not gonna make and sell the diff skids... I'll tell ya how to make'em. Its simple. Go and buy a couple cans of coke. Drink'em or pour them out. Cut out the bottom of the can. The bottome inside dome is what you use. Scuff up the inside of the dome and the bottom of the diff a bit, make sure they're clean. Get some good 30 minute epoxy and glue them on. I let mine sit up a bit to fill in the notch on the bottom of the diff. Between the can bottom and the epoxy, it will make for a very durable skid...

The reason I'm running two roosters is in the hopes that it won't thermal. I have one on each motor. If I decide to go with the gd600 I'll just use one...
Thank You for sharing the coke can idea , I have been working on the 4:1 gear convertion and I burned though the bottom gear case , your skid plate also looks great
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Thank You for sharing the coke can idea , I have been working on the 4:1 gear convertion and I burned though the bottom gear case , your skid plate also looks great

What gears / parts etc are you using for the 4:1 mod?

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Old 12-26-2012, 10:47 AM   #20
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What gears / parts etc are you using for the 4:1 mod?

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Hi Steve sorry it has taken so long to get back to you ,i have had many things going on latly , to answer you qestions I made a thread with every thing i have done thank you for your interest and good luck with your project Steve O

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