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Bulldog 02-27-2018 07:25 PM

You might not have seen one of these before:-)
 
So I finally joined the crowd and got a rtr. Of course it didnít even see a battery before I put a lift on and started tinkering. It has a lift, reconfigured links, longer shocks, reduced proline boggers, brass upgrades, brushless system and fresh paint. I just need to mount up the locked up wheels and itís ready to go. My inspiration...the lift and tires and the fresh paint. Just needs some weathering and scale details as well.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...c14e70879a.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...f350c4ce27.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...c428bcc179.jpg


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JatoTheRipper 02-27-2018 07:28 PM

Re: You might not have seen one of these before:-)
 
That's awesome! What paint did you use?

Bulldog 02-27-2018 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by JatoTheRipper (Post 5805794)
That's awesome! What paint did you use?


Tamiya paint...bright silver and dark metallic blue. I had the paint perfect the first time, then thought it was too dark, so I shot it with metallic blue. Unmasked it and the light shifted. Dammit! Too light. Remasked it and re-shot the dark blue. I'm happy with it now but my lines weren't as good the second time around. I also obviously painted the outside. RTR...Ready to Re-engineer! It's going to be a big ole beast on the trail...the way an old bronco should be!8)

SSD 02-28-2018 02:53 AM

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Those colors look so much better. Great job!

binaryterror 03-01-2018 06:01 AM

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I'm waiting on the clear 8010 body to show up anywhere. Great paint scheme and work you did to achieve it.

cartronicshn 03-01-2018 08:32 AM

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Looks very sharp, you nailed the look you were after."thumbsup"

calcagno45 03-01-2018 08:49 AM

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That looks great! Boggers fit this truck so good.

Richterat83 03-01-2018 08:57 AM

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Looks soo good! Saw over the weekend a vendor has a scale reverse cowl that you can add to the hood to finish it to be 1:1

Bulldog 03-01-2018 09:19 AM

Re: You might not have seen one of these before:-)
 
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Originally Posted by calcagno45 (Post 5806432)
That looks great! Boggers fit this truck so good.



Keep in mind, these are reduced boggers. They ended up being about 5 .1 inches. It helped mounting them as well. The bead just snapped into place. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...e095b40b96.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...ed0a1ffc27.jpg


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Bulldog 03-01-2018 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Richterat83 (Post 5806436)
Looks soo good! Saw over the weekend a vendor has a scale reverse cowl that you can add to the hood to finish it to be 1:1



Please share!


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Richterat83 03-01-2018 09:26 AM

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Was Power Shift RC. I don't see it on his store or FB page, but shot him a PM asking about it and shared the link to this build

tuanies 03-01-2018 10:48 AM

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Hmm, I could use the cowl to hide the two screw holes of my magnetic mount.

Bulldog 03-01-2018 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by tuanies (Post 5806489)
Hmm, I could use the cowl to hide the two screw holes of my magnetic mount.



Thatís what I was thinking. I didnít go nuts with the body and left the holes.


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Richterat83 03-01-2018 12:23 PM

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He's got a ClodBuster hood scoop on his site, but he had taller scoops at the USTE on the table that were prototypes. Shoot him a PM on facebook and he can get you hooked up!

https://store11415794.ecwid.com/Clod...coop-p95127506

JatoTheRipper 03-01-2018 12:57 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bulldog (Post 5806446)
Keep in mind, these are reduced boggers. They ended up being about 5 .1 inches. It helped mounting them as well. The bead just snapped into place.

Is the body or suspension raised in that photo? The stock tires are 4.64" (according to Traxxas) and your 5.1" look the same size if not smaller than stock.

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Originally Posted by Richterat83 (Post 5806535)
He's got a ClodBuster hood scoop on his site, but he had taller scoops at the USTE on the table that were prototypes. Shoot him a PM on facebook and he can get you hooked up!

https://store11415794.ecwid.com/Clod...coop-p95127506

Ehh I'd avoid it. He's selling a part that was printed on an FDM printer with less than smaller layers.

Anybody with the slightest knowledge of 3D modeling could design a similar scoop in 10 minutes and upload it to Shapeways. It would probably cost more, but it would look much better.

Bulldog 03-01-2018 01:01 PM

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Jato,

The body is at stock position in the slider rails. The shocks are 110s. I had to play with the panhard and upper third link for clearance and no binding. The tires are definitely bigger than stock. The red and black picture is the big tires, the pretty pic is stock tires and wheels. Look again and you'll notice. "thumbsup"

binaryterror 03-02-2018 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Bulldog (Post 5806490)
Thatís what I was thinking. I didnít go nuts with the body and left the holes.


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Theres a guy on Facebook from my Area in Michigan, Mark Stadler. He sells vacuum formed cowls.

Bulldog 03-02-2018 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by binaryterror (Post 5806903)
Theres a guy on Facebook from my Area in Michigan, Mark Stadler. He sells vacuum formed cowls.


Thanks for the heads up. I'll keep it in mind, but I'm bound to find something laying around to build one. I've got plenty of lexan, a heat gun and a bad attitude. I'll post up in time. "thumbsup"

Bulldog 03-07-2018 04:58 PM

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So I finally got my wheels all locked up (pun intended!) and mounted. Itís sitting pretty now. Plenty of clearance for the big meats. I ran into a few problems after the lift though. With 110 shocks, the front diff cable is too short, so I hacked a chunk off and dropped it. I glued it with ABS glue. Weíll see if it holds. Otherwise Iíll fab something else up. I also addressed the bs micro servo problem and put a full size servo in. Fixed!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...38bb9300b3.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...8c21d5c784.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...45d8b99421.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...938ebdb1c5.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...5e9f1706f2.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...fe3131dd34.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...0f605a5a87.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...f93ac54c85.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...746837046a.jpg

Next up is figuring out the 4 channel locking situation and the aux wire for the mamba x.


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Bulldog 03-12-2018 11:25 AM

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Hmmm. Canít have a big bronco without a big bumper!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...7681bc6232.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...d74394cb5a.jpg


More to come.


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