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Robbob 07-02-2015 07:56 PM

Robbobs bored and building a shafty
 
Well seeing that my Dominator chassis XR is working so well for me and practice seems to be 2 packs a week I figured I might as well start a sporty build. Not much for being 'ordinary' and remembering how much luck I had with my LCC once I got the right setup and learned how to drive I decided lets do it this way.

So having a girlfriend who understands a man playing with toys is acceptable she tells me about a hobby shop closing up. Ya hey lets go see if they got anything good. So I ask the guy, how much for the Nightcrawler in the corner. He says Ill give it to you for my cost. Hmmm knowing more then he realizes I say well how much did you pay? He says 238$ and its yours ..... So I think thats about 138$ more then its worth but I can use the RTR electronics in the Grasshopper 2 I was getting my daughter so SOLD!

On the way home I got ideas just crushing my tiny cranium and cant wait to get on the CAD and start taking measurements.

Out of the box it comes ....... Girlfriend says 'you gonna drive it?' ....... Nope Im taking it apart to build it my way. She just looks at me and says good luck lol.

Still love these tires ......
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...pshokhgmvi.jpg

And a little RTR shot
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psmbrrjoqs.jpg

So seeing that sporty rigs these days are apparently capable of running pro course the first thing I tackled was the front end. STEERING! Stock just wasnt gonna cut it for me. Seeing rigs with the old TAG kits on them I went hunting. Apparently they are as extinct as the truck itself almost is but I did run across the next best idea.

i found Youngbloods (http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/team-...sportster.html) outrunner sportster build and knew what to do. AR nubs and some fabrication. The part that really drives me about this hobby, make your own parts. Why make them when you can just buy them like everyone else? Well as someone once said ...... 'because we can' ........ and thats what started it.

So stock axle and XR donor
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psi1hiqirn.jpg

Stock axle and AR axle taped where you have to cut it
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psaevqssah.jpg

Cut - Drilled - Losi ears sanded off - Nice and snug
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psq1sbu32q.jpg
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psqqtr03mn.jpg

Now for the axles ...... with my copy from Egressor's XR build. So I take some brass pieces and axles from the oldschool clodbuster. Mix that with a drilled out stock and HD locker and boom I got something going.
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psofo8mlit.jpg
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psw7ppmazq.jpg
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psezu2gyki.jpg
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psh2b82ams.jpg

So then I take the clod axles and dill them out ..... slid a set of XR fronts in and get them welded
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...ps17qytuw7.jpg

BOOM ...... front axle complete and I got steering
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...ps2iz6vo6g.jpg

Robbob 07-02-2015 08:00 PM

Re: Robbobs bored and building a shafty
 
Now lets do this transmission and narrow it up some ...... So I rolled the stock idler up some which lets me bring the motor in closer to the drive gear. While Im at it lets make a real brace for that idler so 'maybe' we wont blow it out.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psiiw12oha.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psjpvub6dr.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...pspunwqkcm.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psla5pdehb.jpg

And well thats about all I got so far ........ Skid material coming next week puts me at a stall for now but whos in a rush really.

Slow but gonna be fun to build up this dinosaur "thumbsup"

cboggs 07-02-2015 10:32 PM

Re: Robbobs bored and building a shafty
 
Hellava start, I knew you'd build a sporty soon!"thumbsup"

JENS 07-03-2015 02:22 AM

Re: Robbobs bored and building a shafty
 
Very nice sir !! "thumbsup"

As a die hard Losi fan,-I most certainly will follow this build closely 8)

Very clean and clever front axle!

And really love that compact transmission ! (hint-hint) ;-);-) "thumbsup"

tapped-out 07-03-2015 01:14 PM

Re: Robbobs bored and building a shafty
 
Really nice work, How will you keep the brass inserts from spinning inside the worm gear ?

Robbob 07-03-2015 01:30 PM

Re: Robbobs bored and building a shafty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tapped-out (Post 5255482)
Really nice work, How will you keep the brass inserts from spinning inside the worm gear ?


Loctite 609 and a really really tight press fit. ;-)

rob5059 07-04-2015 06:45 AM

Re: Robbobs bored and building a shafty
 
Nice job on the XR10 mod!!! Are we going to have a new source for some Losi parts?

Purptr8r 07-04-2015 09:38 PM

Re: Robbobs bored and building a shafty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Robbob (Post 5255164)
Well seeing that my Dominator chassis XR is working so well for me and practice seems to be 2 packs a week I figured I might as well start a sporty build. Not much for being 'ordinary' and remembering how much luck I had with my LCC once I got the right setup and learned how to drive I decided lets do it this way.

So having a girlfriend who understands a man playing with toys is acceptable she tells me about a hobby shop closing up. Ya hey lets go see if they got anything good. So I ask the guy, how much for the Nightcrawler in the corner. He says Ill give it to you for my cost. Hmmm knowing more then he realizes I say well how much did you pay? He says 238$ and its yours ..... So I think thats about 138$ more then its worth but I can use the RTR electronics in the Grasshopper 2 I was getting my daughter so SOLD!

On the way home I got ideas just crushing my tiny cranium and cant wait to get on the CAD and start taking measurements.

Out of the box it comes ....... Girlfriend says 'you gonna drive it?' ....... Nope Im taking it apart to build it my way. She just looks at me and says good luck lol.

Still love these tires ......
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...pshokhgmvi.jpg

And a little RTR shot
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psmbrrjoqs.jpg

So seeing that sporty rigs these days are apparently capable of running pro course the first thing I tackled was the front end. STEERING! Stock just wasnt gonna cut it for me. Seeing rigs with the old TAG kits on them I went hunting. Apparently they are as extinct as the truck itself almost is but I did run across the next best idea.

i found Youngbloods (http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/team-...sportster.html) outrunner sportster build and knew what to do. AR nubs and some fabrication. The part that really drives me about this hobby, make your own parts. Why make them when you can just buy them like everyone else? Well as someone once said ...... 'because we can' ........ and thats what started it.

So stock axle and XR donor
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psi1hiqirn.jpg

Stock axle and AR axle taped where you have to cut it
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psaevqssah.jpg

Cut - Drilled - Losi ears sanded off - Nice and snug
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psq1sbu32q.jpg
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psqqtr03mn.jpg

Now for the axles ...... with my copy from Egressor's XR build. So I take some brass pieces and axles from the oldschool clodbuster. Mix that with a drilled out stock and HD locker and boom I got something going.
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psofo8mlit.jpg
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psw7ppmazq.jpg
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psezu2gyki.jpg
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psh2b82ams.jpg

So then I take the clod axles and dill them out ..... slid a set of XR fronts in and get them welded
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...ps17qytuw7.jpg

BOOM ...... front axle complete and I got steering
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...ps2iz6vo6g.jpg

Do you even weld braaah ? You should stick to cutting carbon parts for me and send me stuff you need welded ;)



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EeePee 07-04-2015 09:41 PM

Re: Robbobs bored and building a shafty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Robbob (Post 5255164)
Well seeing that my Dominator chassis XR is working so well for me and practice seems to be 2 packs a week I figured I might as well start a sporty build. Not much for being 'ordinary' and remembering how much luck I had with my LCC once I got the right setup and learned how to drive I decided lets do it this way.

So having a girlfriend who understands a man playing with toys is acceptable she tells me about a hobby shop closing up. Ya hey lets go see if they got anything good. So I ask the guy, how much for the Nightcrawler in the corner. He says Ill give it to you for my cost. Hmmm knowing more then he realizes I say well how much did you pay? He says 238$ and its yours ..... So I think thats about 138$ more then its worth but I can use the RTR electronics in the Grasshopper 2 I was getting my daughter so SOLD!

On the way home I got ideas just crushing my tiny cranium and cant wait to get on the CAD and start taking measurements.

Out of the box it comes ....... Girlfriend says 'you gonna drive it?' ....... Nope Im taking it apart to build it my way. She just looks at me and says good luck lol.

Still love these tires ......
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...pshokhgmvi.jpg

And a little RTR shot
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psmbrrjoqs.jpg

So seeing that sporty rigs these days are apparently capable of running pro course the first thing I tackled was the front end. STEERING! Stock just wasnt gonna cut it for me. Seeing rigs with the old TAG kits on them I went hunting. Apparently they are as extinct as the truck itself almost is but I did run across the next best idea.

i found Youngbloods (http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/team-...sportster.html) outrunner sportster build and knew what to do. AR nubs and some fabrication. The part that really drives me about this hobby, make your own parts. Why make them when you can just buy them like everyone else? Well as someone once said ...... 'because we can' ........ and thats what started it.

So stock axle and XR donor
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psi1hiqirn.jpg

Stock axle and AR axle taped where you have to cut it
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psaevqssah.jpg

Cut - Drilled - Losi ears sanded off - Nice and snug
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psq1sbu32q.jpg
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psqqtr03mn.jpg

Now for the axles ...... with my copy from Egressor's XR build. So I take some brass pieces and axles from the oldschool clodbuster. Mix that with a drilled out stock and HD locker and boom I got something going.
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psofo8mlit.jpg
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psw7ppmazq.jpg
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psezu2gyki.jpg
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psh2b82ams.jpg

So then I take the clod axles and dill them out ..... slid a set of XR fronts in and get them welded
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...ps17qytuw7.jpg

BOOM ...... front axle complete and I got steering
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...ps2iz6vo6g.jpg

Yay huge quote!

winnerone23 07-04-2015 09:43 PM

Re: Robbobs bored and building a shafty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by EeePee (Post 5256165)
Yay huge quote!

Have you been taking lessons from, The violator!






;) :flipoff:

Purptr8r 07-04-2015 09:58 PM

Re: Robbobs bored and building a shafty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by EeePee (Post 5256165)
Yay huge quote!


Oh I'm sorry that when I quote from my phone it doesn't give me the option to select specific parts to quote to keep the size down so you're more "satisfied with the size"


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860Crawler 07-04-2015 10:15 PM

Re: Robbobs bored and building a shafty
 
What's up Robbob, you're a mad man!:ror:

EeePee 07-04-2015 10:15 PM

Re: Robbobs bored and building a shafty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Robbob (Post 5255167)
Now lets do this transmission and narrow it up some ...... So I rolled the stock idler up some which lets me bring the motor in closer to the drive gear. While Im at it lets make a real brace for that idler so 'maybe' we wont blow it out.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psiiw12oha.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psjpvub6dr.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...pspunwqkcm.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...psla5pdehb.jpg

And well thats about all I got so far ........ Skid material coming next week puts me at a stall for now but whos in a rush really.

Slow but gonna be fun to build up this dinosaur "thumbsup"

Quote:

Originally Posted by cboggs (Post 5255241)
Hellava start, I knew you'd build a sporty soon!"thumbsup"

Quote:

Originally Posted by JENS (Post 5255291)
Very nice sir !! "thumbsup"

As a die hard Losi fan,-I most certainly will follow this build closely 8)

Very clean and clever front axle!

And really love that compact transmission ! (hint-hint) ;-);-) "thumbsup"

Quote:

Originally Posted by tapped-out (Post 5255482)
Really nice work, How will you keep the brass inserts from spinning inside the worm gear ?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robbob (Post 5255491)
Loctite 609 and a really really tight press fit. ;-)

Quote:

Originally Posted by rob5059 (Post 5255815)
Nice job on the XR10 mod!!! Are we going to have a new source for some Losi parts?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Purptr8r (Post 5256164)
Do you even weld braaah ? You should stick to cutting carbon parts for me and send me stuff you need welded ;)



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Quote:

Originally Posted by EeePee (Post 5256165)
Yay huge quote!

Quote:

Originally Posted by winnerone23 (Post 5256167)
Have you been taking lessons from, The violator!






;) :flipoff:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Purptr8r (Post 5256172)
Oh I'm sorry that when I quote from my phone it doesn't give me the option to select specific parts to quote to keep the size down so you're more "satisfied with the size"


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


What?

Sent from my iMac

crashtestheli 07-05-2015 03:59 PM

Re: Robbobs bored and building a shafty
 
I *think* you should start with the HD worms instead of stock

Robbob 07-06-2015 05:49 AM

Re: Robbobs bored and building a shafty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rob5059 (Post 5255815)
Nice job on the XR10 mod!!! Are we going to have a new source for some Losi parts?

Don't know yet ..... maybe but right now its kind of a one build run. The Losi was/is a great truck but I think parts are less found then the XR.

Maybe some small run things to go with other stuff already out but probably nothing big.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Purptr8r (Post 5256164)
Do you even weld braaah ? You should stick to cutting carbon parts for me and send me stuff you need welded ;)

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That would be a NOPE ...... Braze yes but welding was never a good point for me. I had my ex-father inlaw do this for me. Nice simple flux core "thumbsup".
Sexy doesn't get hidden inside axles ..... 'looks good to me' does :lmao:


Quote:

Originally Posted by Purptr8r (Post 5256172)
Oh I'm sorry that when I quote from my phone it doesn't give me the option to select specific parts to quote to keep the size down so you're more "satisfied with the size"


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Its ok ..... we still love your tapatalk. :mrgreen:


Quote:

Originally Posted by 860Crawler (Post 5256177)
What's up Robbob, you're a mad man!:ror:

Hows PA been? Ready to come back yet? :ror:



Quote:

Originally Posted by EeePee (Post 5256178)
What?

Sent from my iMac

iMAC ? ................ and I thought so much more :evil: :mrgreen:


Quote:

Originally Posted by crashtestheli (Post 5256515)
I *think* you should start with the HD worms instead of stock

Yup doing just that. Did the stock one first to see how it was drilling out the locker and fit everything. Now I got a spare stocker and spare HD if something should happen.

dasco 07-06-2015 06:37 PM

Re: Robbobs bored and building a shafty
 
Are the HD spools faster or slower..and where do you get em

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JENS 07-06-2015 11:40 PM

Re: Robbobs bored and building a shafty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dasco (Post 5257155)
Are the HD spools faster or slower..and where do you get em

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HD's are faster,- 21t vs stock 25t ;-)

Losi part # is LOSA3187,-can be found on Ebay for example "thumbsup"

EeePee 07-06-2015 11:46 PM

Re: Robbobs bored and building a shafty
 
Losi HD Worm Gear Set (LOSA3187) | RC Car & Truck Parts | RC Planet

http://www.horizonhobby.com/hd-worm-...--ncr-losa3187

Etc... they're all over if you look.

Robbob 07-07-2015 06:13 AM

Re: Robbobs bored and building a shafty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by EeePee (Post 5257411)


And I thought I scored big when my LHS had one set hanging on the wall. Of course he was surprised I knew what they were through all the dust that was on them. :lmao:

dasco 07-07-2015 08:18 PM

Re: Robbobs bored and building a shafty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JENS (Post 5257406)
HD's are faster,- 21t vs stock 25t ;-)

Losi part # is LOSA3187,-can be found on Ebay for example "thumbsup"

Will the stock worm pinion work with the hd spool?

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