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Old 07-22-2018, 04:41 PM   #101
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Just incase ordered a completely new Bullhead body so if I happen to mess up this Bullhead body I'll have extra waiting as parts body.

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Old 07-27-2018, 08:16 PM   #102
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after moving shocks in rear handles and climbs much different keeps the rear wheels planted. Need brass in front just front portal box half. Will help keep it down in uphill climbs. Still got some tuning to do but so far I'm much happier with this rig. With rear shock towers moved on tactical meant the inner fenders section had to come off from stock body but not a big deal in my opinion. Need to find harder trails or wait for winter to be back and conquer them snow banks.

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Old 07-29-2018, 12:16 AM   #103
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Looking into lighting and I'm having a feeling like I am being watched.

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Old 07-29-2018, 06:13 AM   #104
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Looking good brotha! Have you decided on a rear cage yet? How's the lighting coming along? Did those spots or strip LEDs work out like you were after?
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Old 07-29-2018, 10:46 PM   #105
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Looking good brotha! Have you decided on a rear cage yet? How's the lighting coming along? Did those spots or strip LEDs work out like you were after?
The rear cage has been ordered just the lhs has not received them yet. So far the spot lights I'm not sure will work. And the strip of leds I have not gotten to. Was busy camping.
Everything it powered up by 2 9v batteries in series wiring stacking up the voltage. From the display units I opened. Just need to find a few AA battery trays and I'll be able to start making more progress.

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Old 07-31-2018, 10:39 PM   #106
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Missing peice of the puzzle has landed at the lhs. In Simcoe county. It's shipping this week had good deals with Xtreme rc. And yes I'm using the new proline rear half cage. Then further customize it.

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Old 08-07-2018, 10:23 AM   #107
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Just waiting on the mail man/lady to arrive with the package! Best part of my day! Then get this rig built up. I want to get it on the trails so much, but don't want to rush the build process

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Old 08-07-2018, 12:12 PM   #108
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Looking forward to seeing it come together!
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:19 PM   #109
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Looking forward to seeing it come together!
exactly what i plan on doing this evening after supper. going to get some tunes ready and my cellphone for pictures.

Anyone else play music/blast tunes if so what do you listen too?
i listen to a range from Five Finger Death Punch(FFDP) to Aqua(did he really just say that? ) to whatever else i got on my ipod.
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:17 PM   #110
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Classic rock, reggae, electronica, 90s grunge & some hardcore for me. First 3 most of the time

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Old 08-07-2018, 05:53 PM   #111
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Music is a blasting. Cleaning work bench and then to open up the bag.


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Old 08-07-2018, 08:36 PM   #112
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Got er done by a picture. But it's together now. This cage uses 2.5mm 2.0mm 1.5mm and 0.50mm(substitution using flair screws from tactical body) Allen/hex

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Old 08-07-2018, 08:41 PM   #113
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:33 PM   #114
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Not sitting exactly on the money. Im just thinking I should set shock towers back to stock position. Instead of cutting the Bullhead body any more. But like the angle of the shocks as it helps the rear stay planted a minor flex/Articulation is gained. Think I'll take a few days at campsite just think it over.

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Old 08-07-2018, 10:57 PM   #115
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Plan of action for the cage.
Step 1 remove rear cross member/bumper mount.
Step 2 using a Dremel shave/cut enough of c channel to allow tubing to fit in c channel of trx4 rear frame.
Step 3 may require to cut a square in prolines fuel cell thing to allow rear cage to sit low as possible in c channel. As fuel tank and shock towers share the same space.
Step 4 use one existing hole from rear cross member as a pivot for cage to open access to the battery tray. To make it a little easier is the hope.


All this to be done after camping trip next few days.

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Old 08-08-2018, 06:34 AM   #116
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I'm seeing the cage being way short from the top of your body. Whole reason for a cage in my eyes is protection. Just throwing an idea out there. Find a roof rack with the same size plastic rods as cage. Use the proline cage as a base for cage build. Cut up roof rack & add to proline cage with rods from rack. Using the guitar string method I used for my cage. It's pretty strong & holds up to some pretty big falls. If you'd like some more detail on my idea I can probably drawl something up. It's looking good brotha! Have a good time out camping!
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:23 AM   #117
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Thanks will have fun camping. If you could draw a Idea of what you mean that you would be really helpful.
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I'm seeing the cage being way short from the top of your body. Whole reason for a cage in my eyes is protection. Just throwing an idea out there. Find a roof rack with the same size plastic rods as cage. Use the proline cage as a base for cage build. Cut up roof rack & add to proline cage with rods from rack. Using the guitar string method I used for my cage. It's pretty strong & holds up to some pretty big falls. If you'd like some more detail on my idea I can probably drawl something up. It's looking good brotha! Have a good time out camping!
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:25 AM   #118
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And I will see if I have any roof racks that fit. The cab roof area.

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Old 08-08-2018, 11:38 AM   #119
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It will be ms paint style so please excuse the kindergarten drawing. Wish you had a pic with the cage level & cab on, but I see that might take some cutting to work out. I'll post my idea once I get a min to drawl it up

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Old 08-08-2018, 01:07 PM   #120
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Have not left yet so I'll try to get that picture for you. With it level as possible. If that would help you with your master drawing skills.
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It will be ms paint style so please excuse the kindergarten drawing. Wish you had a pic with the cage level & cab on, but I see that might take some cutting to work out. I'll post my idea once I get a min to drawl it up

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