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rockhugger 09-17-2019 09:16 PM

Re: Natedog's Vaterra ASCENDER
 
after looking closer I have another idea for this metal bracket that will be more rigid.

Natedog 09-17-2019 09:34 PM

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I’m about to JBWeld, always open to suggestions, please elaborate. :)
I know we both have drawers full of half built special brackets lol. Good chatting and thanks for the suggestions, I like it! 8)

Natedog 09-18-2019 10:21 AM

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Shizdialed! Hole in servo mount just happens to be in the same spot I drilled the axle pumpkin! Take 2mm length off the 2.5mm buttonhead screw, littel JBWeld under the aluminum piece, tighten screws and bam! :ror:
Thanks again to Rockhugger for the suggestion! 8)
In stock online, unlike the previous link.
https://www.amainhobbies.com/gmade-a...SABEgLTdfD_BwE


Picture updated, I removed orange spacer, trimmed screw down couple millimeters, trimmed the 2.5mm screw that goes from inside axle housing and through the cut up G-Made servo mount (red peice) and added 3mm flat washer (bent to curved surface of housing) between housing and red bit. :)

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4446-67347.jpg

durok 09-18-2019 01:04 PM

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Wow, lotsa changes coming for this truck...

Can't wait to see the end result!

rockhugger 09-18-2019 08:27 PM

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I feel much better about that "thumbsup" looks much mo solid'er

Natedog 10-08-2019 11:25 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by durok (Post 5963401)
Wow, lotsa changes coming for this truck...

Can't wait to see the end result!

Yes, thanks! "thumbsup"

Quote:

Originally Posted by rockhugger (Post 5963534)
I feel much better about that "thumbsup" looks much mo solid'er

Me too, thanks for the input, I wasn't really 100% happy with the steel bracket I made! "thumbsup"

Had a great time at Crawl for a Cure 2019 with Rockhugger, Erica, Ed, et al! Start of the 'competition' trail:

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4446-67344.jpg


One of many gates, started the day about 5am and arrived home very late, had an awesome hike (great exercise and tiny trucks!), lots of tacos before the afternoon raffle drawings,

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4446-67345.jpg


Raffles! :)

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4446-67346.jpg


http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4446-67343.jpg



Edit: Updated front axle picture in posting above for the final front upper link mount brace! :)

rockhugger 10-09-2019 04:34 PM

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That was fun "thumbsup". great pics... post more if you have them please

Natedog 10-23-2019 10:44 AM

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Yes, it was! Thanks, I've got more pics, but these turned out the best.

Just received new slider outer pieces from BPC to accomodate the wide K5 Blazer and K10 bodies, fits great! Thanks Bruce! :)
http://bpcustomchassis.com/index.html

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4446-67404.jpg

fyrstormer 11-24-2019 09:24 PM

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Holy crap, finally sliders for the K5 that don't look like crap and don't have huge holes for rocks to get caught in!

To be honest I'd be fine with plastic floorboards like the SCX10 II has, but steel is good too. ;-)

cmontgomery 11-27-2019 08:11 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Natedog (Post 5972357)
Yes, it was! Thanks, I've got more pics, but these turned out the best.

Just received new slider outer pieces from BPC to accomodate the wide K5 Blazer and K10 bodies, fits great! Thanks Bruce! :)
Bp Custom Chassis - Home

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/membe...4446-67404.jpg



Is there a part number to order these? I looked on the site and don't see them.

Natedog 11-27-2019 10:04 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fyrstormer (Post 5979212)
Holy crap, finally sliders for the K5 that don't look like crap and don't have huge holes for rocks to get caught in!

To be honest I'd be fine with plastic floorboards like the SCX10 II has, but steel is good too. ;-)

Yep!

Agreed, steel is nicer for weight down low. the realistic sounds scraping rocks, and they don't bend around while rock rubbing like plastic can. 8)"thumbsup"

Quote:

Originally Posted by cmontgomery (Post 5979641)
Is there a part number to order these? I looked on the site and don't see them.

I just looked and they are under Vaterra Ascender section on page 2, but they don't have the wider outer bits like mine. I emailed Bruce to ask him to put that on his website (he's a small shop so website not always up to date, service and shipping is fast), but you can fill in the contact/email info and he will get back with you. 8)"thumbsup"

Webstore - Bp Custom Chassis

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Natedog 01-24-2020 12:08 PM

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https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...c088c375a0.jpg

Cut out Pro-Line’s 1946 Dodge Power Wagon, loves this body! Might push the bed up flush with back of cab, deciding whether to cut out lexan sliders and narrow up the fenders. Going with inside and outside paint.


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greedyg76 01-24-2020 01:52 PM

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Nice! If you could replicate those sliders with something more durable and functional, that would be perfect.

rockhugger 01-24-2020 07:11 PM

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Looks awesome I love this body too. "thumbsup""thumbsup""thumbsup"

smog 01-24-2020 07:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Natedog (Post 5993187)

Cut out Pro-Line’s 1946 Dodge Power Wagon, loves this body! Might push the bed up flush with back of cab, deciding whether to cut out lexan sliders and narrow up the fenders. Going with inside and outside paint.


Vaterra Team Driver

The PW is a cool body in that it can look great with or without fenders and running boards. I can appreciate the internal dialog that goes on before a guy cuts off those beautiful fenders...lol. The fenders keep it a bit true to tradition, without them it's a PW with its sleeves rolled up. Lookin lean and crawlin mean.

Natedog 03-11-2020 01:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by greedyg76 (Post 5993227)
Nice! If you could replicate those sliders with something more durable and functional, that would be perfect.


Thanks! They've got BPC laser cut steel sliders underneath the lexan, not sure what I'll finish the outside with. Either the BPC steel outer slider pieces or a piece of delrin or? "thumbsup"


Quote:

Originally Posted by rockhugger (Post 5993291)
Looks awesome I love this body too. "thumbsup""thumbsup""thumbsup"


Thanks, it's a favorite and a classic! "thumbsup"


Quote:

Originally Posted by smog (Post 5993294)
The PW is a cool body in that it can look great with or without fenders and running boards. I can appreciate the internal dialog that goes on before a guy cuts off those beautiful fenders...lol. The fenders keep it a bit true to tradition, without them it's a PW with its sleeves rolled up. Lookin lean and crawlin mean.


Agreed! Yes lot's of internal dialog before any cutting! Sleeves rolled up, nice, and thank you! "thumbsup"

Edit' Looking at Wertymade front bumpers, I've no longer got an SCX10 around to measure, does anybody know if outside to outside of frame rails is same between SCX and Ascender or?

Natedog 08-03-2020 06:22 PM

Natedog's Vaterra ASCENDER
 
Rockhugger and I got out for a high sierra hike and then some awesome crawling! First the hike.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...fa03658e99.jpg

Interesting rocks on the trail.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...8fb449215f.jpg

Going up
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...007b93da8d.jpg

Stairs
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...31e0626d76.jpg

Natedog 08-03-2020 06:46 PM

Natedog's Vaterra ASCENDER
 
Old trusty Va'Blazer Number 1 made the trip with us.

Steel plate cover over 90’ vertical shaft dug by hand (aided by dynamite) so that they could dig from four directions (not only would they work from the outside in on tunnel , they’d work from the inside out) through solid granite so as to speed up tunneling for the Central Pacific Railroad in 1866. Rate of digging on the main shaft was only about 10 inches per day!

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...b33bb3b07b.jpg

When hoisting rock by hand derrick became too difficult, they anchored a locomotive engine atop the shaft to become a hoisting engine. Notice the rusty old bolts used to anchor the stream engine to the granite.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...24965c46aa.jpg

Please standby to standby. :)


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HumboldtEF 08-03-2020 07:04 PM

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Thats a beautiful spot and very interesting story!

So were you crawling on the rock they hauled out in making the tunnel? that would be funny

rockhugger 08-04-2020 01:14 AM

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We were crawling on the mountain and granite they were tunneling through, near Donner Pass. There is a trail that leads down to the tunnel the train passes through. Maybe next time we will explore that. There is a lot of history in the area, not to mention the first axial fest. :ror:


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