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Old 05-12-2016, 08:54 PM   #121
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Old 11-01-2017, 10:22 PM   #122
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Ok, I know this is a old build, but thought I would just tag this Hammer build to the end of it.

I just bought another Twin Hammer from Vitamin J this week so thought I would do a build for my son and Grandkids. It's not going to be anything as detailed as Herbie was, but we'll see where I go with it. Thought I would just tag it onto the end of this build.
A little back ground for the build. On our way back to Oregon from the RPP Jamboree Marcia and I stopped at our sons and family in Medford. We have two granddaughters 9 and 7 and a grandson 3 (going on 7). I wanted to introduce them to RC crawlers so I dug out my TRX-4 rusty dog and handed them the TX. They had so much fun learning to point it the way they were looking, which wasn't very often until the second battery pack! Dad use to race with me when he was their age so he had to try it too! So now grandpa thinks they are ready for one, but what should it be? I still have my first modified TW and I know how durable they are and so for a first learner truck it was a no brainer!
I have some Scorch Parts on the way, and the hammer should be here by the end of the week. Now I need to pick charger, radio and electronics so off to the parts bins. I will keep you posted when I get started!
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PS, I've inquired a couple times to try and get Herbie back but can't get the member who bought it to respond. Darn!!!

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Hey Brian!!! how goes it?
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Great stuff Ernie!

Now another thread I have to read and catch up on, can't believe I missed this one? And it's the rig in your avatar, see it in every one of your posts and thought it was a yeti or something, silly me!

I'm predicting a bunch of likes coming your way as I read through this thread.
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Great stuff Ernie!

Now another thread I have to read and catch up on, can't believe I missed this one? And it's the rig in your avatar, see it in every one of your posts and thought it was a yeti or something, silly me!

I'm predicting a bunch of likes coming your way as I read through this thread.
Thanks bud, I really regret selling that one. I may give the kids my custom Twin hammer and do another VW build.




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Old 11-13-2017, 01:50 PM   #126
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Ok, got a little start on my Herbie II build, Pics of the Hammer I'm starting with.



Jim can't wait to get started breaking it down!



First things I need to do was to make some changes to my to my Associated B5 front end mod. First few pics are R&D/mock up shots. I want to narrow the final width of my old mod, so here is the b5 rear arm I'm starting with.





And the width I want to get to.





The other thing I need to establish is wheel base and new roofline for the cage. Added 1.5" to the body.





Parts for the front upgrade.



Going to go with the JunFac cvds, their over all OD is about 2/3 that of the MIP cvd.



B5 rears.





Starting mock up to get my width right to avoid binding. One step forward and two steps back!!



After much head scratching and building and taking apart I think I have it.



To build this set-up on the axle end I attached TW axle ball end of the axle to the Junfac slider. On the outdrive end I attached the Junfac ball end to the out drive shaft. Hope the photos explain it better than I just did! LOL











Next I drilled out the B5 rear arm and installed 3mm brass inserts so I could use the stock 3mm threaded screw pins to attach the linkage upright.



Now I have great suspension travel with no worry of losing a drive shaft!





Tires and wheels I think I will use.





This maybe a slow build for a while, I'm dealing with my Moms estate that is taking a lot of my time right now.
Thanks for looking and like all of my other builds this one may be boring to some but I like to share detail for you new builders!

Ernie
Working on sharing photos without using Photobucket. Thanks Joe!
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:36 PM   #127
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That's a lot of travel you got going on there!
It's gunna out Rock rey a rock Rey!
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Very cool Ernie. You have modified Associated B5 control arms? Just clarifying.
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Very cool Ernie. You have modified Associated B5 control arms? Just clarifying.
Hey Smog,
Yes, B5 rear arms. I shortened them by redrilling the hinge pin holes. I can show more details on how I did the mod on the drill press if anyone is interested.
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Yes, B5 rear arms. I shortened them by redrilling the hinge pin holes. I can show more details on how I did the mod on the drill press if anyone is interested.
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okay, gotcha.

I will be following this and will likely hit you up for more detail at some point. I am curious to see where this goes.
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I see a package labelled 'Twin Hammers Fitting Kit for Predator Tracks' ...

I am all in
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Yes, The reason I'm using those is they have a area that I can drill and mount knuckle weights in the future. Sorry, no predator tracks going on Herbie!
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Ok, I screwed up on the band saw last night and ruined my bug body. Yes I could probably fix it but not sure I want to take time right now. (Maybe later) on but for now I just don't have it in me. SOOOOOOOOOO I think I will start a new thread using a dune buggy body that has been sitting on my shelf for several years.





I will try to rat this out with a cage and metal work!






Any suggestions on a new build thread name???
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Hey buddy, it's been awhile. How you doing?

Sorry about the bug body. No doubt it will make it in another build eventually.

That being said... SWEET DUNE BUGGY BODY!
I've never seen that style before. Looks like a Myers Manxerrari from the 60's. I'm really looking forward to seeing this one come together.

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Hey buddy, it's been awhile. How you doing?

Sorry about the bug body. No doubt it will make it in another build eventually.

That being said... SWEET DUNE BUGGY BODY!
I've never seen that style before. Looks like a Myers Manxerrari from the 60's. I'm really looking forward to seeing this one come together.
Yes, way to long! I will PM you later to let you know what has been going on in the Northwest!
I found it at "now all together, Goodwill" a couple years ago. I was going to make a go fast beach runner out of it with my old B4-2 but never got to it. It is kind of a cool looking buggy, I think it will be a little Rat Roddish when I'm done.
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Ok, I screwed up on the band saw last night and ruined my bug body. Yes I could probably fix it but not sure I want to take time right now. (Maybe later) on but for now I just don't have it in me. SOOOOOOOOOO I think I will start a new thread using a dune buggy body that has been sitting on my shelf for several years.

Scarface - will going to be another characterful build
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Scarface - will going to be another characterful build
I like that, who knows what I may do, I don't!!!!
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Just wanted to show the two Twin Hammers I have been working on for my son and grandkids for Christmas.















And some new tires and wheels for my Dune Buggy build.


Yes there is a couple girls. LOL
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