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Old 05-29-2019, 12:31 PM   #321
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Did you get a magnetic mounting kit with your raptor hardbody? I have the same one I think, but I can't figure out how the magnetic mounting system works...


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Hmmm.. I think not.. I havent actually done any effort to try to fit the body on the chassis yet. Because I think the wheelbase might be a bit too long on the body.. What do you think about the fitment lenghtwise?

Anyhow, I have made a simple magnet system for the Hummer body and I think I would easily be able to draw and print something that would work with that..

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Old 05-29-2019, 04:42 PM   #322
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Hmmm.. I think not.. I havent actually done any effort to try to fit the body on the chassis yet. Because I think the wheelbase might be a bit too long on the body.. What do you think about the fitment lenghtwise?

Anyhow, I have made a simple magnet system for the Hummer body and I think I would easily be able to draw and print something that would work with that..

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Unfortunately the wheelbase on the body is longer than the listed 324mm.

I have a bronco wheel base of 313mm, and purchased the wheelbase extension kit thinking it would make the body work well. unfortunately it was a total waste of $40AUD as its still too short. Thankfully I have a good history of making my own links so ill have to come up with something this weekend.

Ill also have to DIY the magnetic body mounting system, shouldn't be too hard to work out.

SO yeah PSA - the raptor hard body for the TRX4 requires custom wheelbase extension to look correct.
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Old 05-30-2019, 01:42 AM   #323
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Yeah I agree! I've seen someone "solved" the problem by going for a very high suspension setup, but that's not the way I want to go. I want it to be more normal hightwise, not going for the monstertruck-look..
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Old 05-30-2019, 10:13 AM   #324
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Hmmm.. My 3D printer didnt like to print on it's day off I guess..


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Old 05-30-2019, 03:25 PM   #325
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Yeah I agree! I've seen someone "solved" the problem by going for a very high suspension setup, but that's not the way I want to go. I want it to be more normal hightwise, not going for the monstertruck-look..
This is what I came up with...
Standard length rear, I used the bronco rear links on the front, and used a custom 3rd link. Had to get clever with the panhard, but it all works as it's the standard geometry...

I used some magnetic mounts of an old drift car, seems to be working well.

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Old 05-30-2019, 03:34 PM   #326
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This is what I came up with...
Standard length rear, I used the bronco rear links on the front, and used a custom 3rd link. Had to get clever with the panhard, but it all works as it's the standard geometry...

I used some magnetic mounts of an old drift car, seems to be working well.

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Look at that, you got it all figured out right there!
I'm not gonna do anything to make it fit, because the stock WB fits too many other bodies I have, so this one is going to be a prop or climbing object in the backyard I guess.

I got the 3D printer back up and running tho', so the framing for the bed with four points to fasten some load securing straps is good to go.
Now I'm printing a frame that matches the hole pattern for the fender flares so I got something to mount them on. I'm actually having a blast these days finishing the Defender

The only thing I seem to not fix is to print the grill I want.. I found a good stl online but the print is not getting any good..

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Old 05-30-2019, 03:46 PM   #327
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That's sweet, all your projects are super cool!

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Old 05-31-2019, 05:35 AM   #328
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So.. since Traxxas dont deliver screws with their flares and other plastic attachments.
That made me go to the LHS to get a tiny bag with some tiny screws in it..

And this is what I put in the bag.. Love it!

And this is my LHS.. If a 40min drive each way is local.. www.rc-shop.no


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Old 06-02-2019, 05:17 AM   #329
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Work still in progress..
Been fighting with a 3D printer and some trouble with software/partfiles that have been a timecomsuming braintwister..


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Old 06-02-2019, 02:29 PM   #330
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Ok.. This far this weekend.
I think I need to paint the roof black tho, and for sure I got more plans on the details. The grill is stock for now, but it's not stayin' that way.. I found an alternative on good old eBay since the printing didn't work..
I also have some other minor plans, but nothing special really..


This is how I solved the mounting hokes for some straps.. we'll see how good they'll work


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Old 06-03-2019, 02:06 PM   #331
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Any thoughts..? 1, 2, 3 or just keep it as it is..?
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Old 06-03-2019, 02:31 PM   #332
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1. 2. and 3.
nice work on the defender

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ah now i see the difference 2.

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Old 06-03-2019, 03:23 PM   #333
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I like number 2. Nice job on the tie downs, looks good!

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Old 06-08-2019, 09:05 AM   #334
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I ended up not painting the roof.
And today I took the maiden ride with the Defender v2.0

I got a few(you know me, there's newer A FEW pics..) other pics on the way and even a few videoclips..


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Old 06-08-2019, 02:58 PM   #335
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So.. Then this happened..
Turn down the sound so you dont need to listen to my whale-like breathing.. I need to put some fluffy sh*t on that mike..
https://youtu.be/SgHaH58cA0g
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:59 PM   #336
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As promised, here's a bunch of pictures also












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Old 06-09-2019, 03:00 PM   #337
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Old 06-23-2019, 01:50 PM   #338
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Not a lot happening here at the moment, but at least I got a minor upgrade on the Defender v2.0
The OEM grill

vs this one..

I guess it looks a bit "posh", but it's made out of aluminium and I really like it!!
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Old 06-23-2019, 03:25 PM   #339
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That looks TOUGH! and classy.



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Looking really good! Love the bed. Very well done with that sick puppy
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