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Old 01-13-2011, 10:22 PM   #1
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Default Creeper Crawler conversion Safari Creeper

I ordered the Body and the chassis for the Safari to convert my Creeper Crawler into a scaler crawler. I got the chassis yester day and it was a snap to install. I really like the bumpers and I am just waiting for the Body to ship. I'll post more pictures when the body comes in.

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Old 01-14-2011, 01:20 AM   #2
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I do have the Safari Creeper, and i must tell you at the maximum flex, the tires will touch (badly) the body (very soft by the way). So...
1) either cut from the body, but that will look kind of strange
2) either get smaller wheels (like axial scorpion stock, for example)
3) either try other body that is more "crawling-oriented".
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:12 PM   #3
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I do have the Safari Creeper, and i must tell you at the maximum flex, the tires will touch (badly) the body (very soft by the way). So...
1) either cut from the body, but that will look kind of strange
2) either get smaller wheels (like axial scorpion stock, for example)
3) either try other body that is more "crawling-oriented".

I am turning this into a scaler and if needed I will just limit the shocks so they dont rub. I also have a spare set of AX10 tires and If I need to I could mount thoses as well. Thanks for the advice.

Got any pictures?
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:13 PM   #4
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I'd like to do this conversions, please post a pic once you get your body on..
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Old 01-15-2011, 01:23 PM   #5
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http://picasaweb.google.com/nikonianus.daemonus/Creeper
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:19 PM   #6
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Default Added some Lights while waiting

I added some headlamps and taillights while I am waiting for my body as well as some spare Axial beadlocks I had sitting around. They look a bit more scale. I put the lights in the bumpers as you can tell from the pictures.

More pictures when my Body is shipped.






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Old 01-16-2011, 10:22 PM   #7
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might get some liquid electrical tape and black out the back sides of your lights,,will help keep them secure too
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:41 PM   #8
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might get some liquid electrical tape and black out the back sides of your lights,,will help keep them secure too
They are snug as a bug in their sockets but I like the idea of blacking them out from the back.
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:03 AM   #9
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Nice work !
I forgot to mention, the Safari Body is very very very.....thin.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:50 AM   #10
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Nice work !
I forgot to mention, the Safari Body is very very very.....thin.
Thanks! Thin can be good as long as it's not so thin that is tears.... but thin is lighter and lighter is good in keeping the COG low. I have a chevy body I used to run on this RC that I might remount as a mock up.
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:04 PM   #11
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Here are some reference shots to show the progression of my Creeper build.... I am using a 2s lipo now as well as 2.4ghz RX/TX, 35T Teken Motor and a Novak Rooster ESC.


Fresh out of the box with the stock body on it



My first attempt at a scaler body (I still have this body laying around)








and some pictures of it a bit more lifted because of body/tire rub.








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Old 01-31-2011, 11:31 AM   #12
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Looks like my Safari Body will not ship untill the end fo Febuary :( The build is on hold untill then.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:49 AM   #13
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Looking like a fun build, waiting on parts is part of it, i've got a lhs but for crawler gear its internet. Wierd , ya think a hobby shop in Arizona would get it
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:24 PM   #14
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I might throw my chevy body on it while I wait
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:36 PM   #15
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forgive me if this is too newbish, but how are you mounting that truck body? Doesn't look like you're using the posts, but there are pins on the side...
Did you fab your own mounts along the side?
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forgive me if this is too newbish, but how are you mounting that truck body? Doesn't look like you're using the posts, but there are pins on the side...
Did you fab your own mounts along the side?
Those are the factory Creeper side posts, not the Safari ones....
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Those are the factory Creeper side posts, not the Safari ones....
Doh! ok thanks
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:52 PM   #18
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Still waiting for my Body to ship! Dam you Venom!
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:31 PM   #19
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Default the axails front bumper

would the axail front bumpers work on the venom creepers safari post and i want to get the conversion kit and i want it to look like the axail honch its looks awsome but its a creeper
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:44 PM   #20
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would the axail front bumpers work on the venom creepers safari post and i want to get the conversion kit and i want it to look like the axail honch its looks awsome but its a creeper
I just got the proline jeep wrangler body and it comes with bumpers to attach to the body.
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