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Old 03-14-2016, 01:13 AM   #21
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Looking good so far!

Here are a couple...







The body after paint....



Directly from the White House to you....
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Old 03-14-2016, 10:43 AM   #22
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Looking good so far!

Here are a couple...







The body after paint....



Directly from the White House to you....
Very cool Dick Dragon!!! Is that 2.2 you have on it? Thanks for sharing.
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Very cool Dick Dragon!!! Is that 2.2 you have on it? Thanks for sharing.
Thanks!

Yes, it was built with a Losi Ten SCTE front end and a Wraith rear axle.
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Old 03-18-2016, 02:41 PM   #24
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It is a nice bug body!! I should have some more progress posted up tonight. I kind of thought everyone was getting tired of seeing post every night.
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Old 03-18-2016, 04:41 PM   #25
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Every night sounds awesome to me. I'm subscribed and get auto updates through tapacrap. Get it on brotha! Not every day you see full-on tube chassis Twin Hammers based builds.
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Old 03-18-2016, 04:57 PM   #26
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Keepem comingThis bug is coming along nice wish my twin hammer looked like that. Nice work
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Old 03-18-2016, 06:29 PM   #27
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Every night sounds awesome to me. I'm subscribed and get auto updates through tapacrap. Get it on brotha! Not every day you see full-on tube chassis Twin Hammers based builds.
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Keepem comingThis bug is coming along nice wish my twin hammer looked like that. Nice work
Thanks guys, I will get some photos up later this evening, my team is getting ready to play in the NCAA MM. Go Ducks!

Games over, now back to RC Baja bugs.
Took another day off to make a set of doors for a friend.





Did some more work on the cage today. The front bumper, do you think I need a small stinger?



Trying to figure out the front shocks. I don't really want to put holes in the body to make them fit!









Some looks with the body on. I'm building this one so I can remove the body. With some 1.9 tires.



The tires are not mounted. A look with 1.5 tires.



Front bumper.







Thanks for looking.

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Old 03-20-2016, 03:43 PM   #28
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So earlier in the build I said I would show you the new MIP front mod with the B5M rear arms.
Some lathe work on the MIP and Hammer shafts.



All work completed on the lathe.



Soldering completed.



Drilled out the B5Ms to 5/16" and installed 3mm brass insert.



Now I can use the stock 3mm pin screw.



Next two photos show how much beefier the B5M arms are compared the B4.2 arms after they are modified.






Ready to assemble.



And a couple travel shots.





I can get more compressed travel, I just need to remove a little material on the inside of the arm.
Thanks for looking, if you have any comments feel free to share them with all of us.

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Old 03-21-2016, 10:31 AM   #29
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Sir where did you get your brass inserts from?
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Old 03-21-2016, 11:10 AM   #30
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Wow ....I'm really starting to love that cage without the body hiding all your great artistry ! Looks more U4 "naked".
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Sir where did you get your brass inserts from?
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Wow ....I'm really starting to love that cage without the body hiding all your great artistry ! Looks more U4 "naked".
That was part of the reason I removed the top. Who knows what it will look like when I'm done? Part of the fun of not copying a 1:1
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:00 PM   #32
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Great job man. I may have to gets me a twin hammers one day.
And I agree with SMW, a little "naked" is always good. Cage looks sick!
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:18 PM   #33
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Thanks for the reply, also how is the brazed joints holding up? I'm holding out for a friend to tig it but I'm impatiant
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:28 PM   #34
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I only have the lil' tj to judge by, and it doesn't see much abuse (I baby it a little). I'd put a brazed joint up against a tig joint any day of the week. Much stronger than I thought they'd be.

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2x what Poprivet said about brazing. I think the industry calls it brazing, but the wire we use has a high % of silver (Safety Silv 56) and flows much easier than a brazing rod. If you make sure to clean and shape your joints, they are very strong.
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Old 03-22-2016, 12:11 AM   #36
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Added some lights to the cage, I will get some more photos tomorrow.

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Old 03-22-2016, 02:42 AM   #37
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Just a question about the MIP front mod, do You also gain a better steering radius with it or just better excursion from the suspension?

I'm thinking of doing the same but using VP wraith high steering CVDs.

Thanks in advance,

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Old 03-22-2016, 10:04 AM   #38
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The steering is still the same, if you look at the photos of the before and after lathe work and brazing you can see that I'm still using the Hammer front axle.
If you would, please share any new ideas you have on improving the steering and articulation of this truck.
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Old 03-22-2016, 10:34 AM   #39
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You can try something like Maxbonv just go to last page and look at how he used the vvds. The maxbonv KoH Twin Hammers

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Old 03-22-2016, 10:47 AM   #40
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VVDs offer no more steering angle than our current shafts. The real answer would be some shaved unis, which would require both custom caster blocks and knuckles. Unis are good for 70* with shaving, 10-15* of that would be lost as suspension travel, leaving 55-60* for steering.
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