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Old 09-17-2019, 09:16 PM   #1321
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after looking closer I have another idea for this metal bracket that will be more rigid.
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Old 09-17-2019, 09:34 PM   #1322
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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!

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Old 09-18-2019, 10:21 AM   #1323
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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!
Thanks again to Rockhugger for the suggestion!
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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.


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Old 09-18-2019, 01:04 PM   #1324
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Wow, lotsa changes coming for this truck...

Can't wait to see the end result!
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:27 PM   #1325
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I feel much better about that looks much mo solid'er
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Old 10-08-2019, 11:25 AM   #1326
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Wow, lotsa changes coming for this truck...

Can't wait to see the end result!
Yes, thanks!

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I feel much better about that looks much mo solid'er
Me too, thanks for the input, I wasn't really 100% happy with the steel bracket I made!

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

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Old 10-09-2019, 04:34 PM   #1327
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That was fun . great pics... post more if you have them please
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Old 10-23-2019, 10:44 AM   #1328
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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


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Old 11-24-2019, 09:24 PM   #1329
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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.
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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!
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Is there a part number to order these? I looked on the site and don't see them.
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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.
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.

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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.

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Old 01-24-2020, 12:08 PM   #1332
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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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Nice! If you could replicate those sliders with something more durable and functional, that would be perfect.
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Looks awesome I love this body too.
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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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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.
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Old 03-11-2020, 01:24 PM   #1336
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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?


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Looks awesome I love this body too.

Thanks, it's a favorite and a classic!


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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!

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?
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