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PostSubject: my custom built rc projects   Wed May 16, 2018 12:49 am

i have been working on 2 rc crawler projects over the last year, one for me and one for my brother, first i will post up mine since i have a few more pics of the progress on it.
i had a plan for this rc crawler for a long time, but money issues kept it as just a plan in my head, then i caught a financial break so to speak and have since had a little extra cash, so i started the long imagined scale crawler i wanted to build about 5 or so months ago, the original plan was to build something like this
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but plans change and i went a slightly different route. the 1st step was to get 2 Tamiya blackfoot bodies and destroy them, then put them together. at this point i realized i can't cut straight
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but a little body filler some sanding and a coat of primer gave it a much better look
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then it was time for color, i like purple but didn't want just any common purple, i wanted something that had some flash, some thing that really popped that's when i found this
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krylon shimmer metallic candy purple metalflake, but after painting i felt it needed something else and added the testors metallic silver, but the plain black wheels didn't look right now, so i went at them with the same silver i used on the body, and now it looks much better, at least i think so
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it sits on a scx10 chassis held on with magnetic body mounts, it has 75mm integy internal spring shocks and a narrowed rear axle, the wheels are slightly modified, i narrowed the hubs, 1.9 level3 rc dually wheels, and the 96mm tall tires are cheapies i found on ebay, some parts are still temporary, like the rear lower 4 links, i have yet to get the transmission, drive shafts and electronics, except the servo which i stole from my Tonka roughneck rc conversion project, i may post more on that later,
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PostSubject: Re: my custom built rc projects   Wed May 16, 2018 1:14 am

now for the truck i'm building for my brother, i built this body 2 years ago and gave it to him for his birthday, like my f350 above it started out as 2 Tamiya bodies, but they were 50s style f100 midnight pumpkin bodies not the newer style blackfoot f150 bodies i used for mine
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he put it on a shelf and after nearly 2 years decided to build it into a functioning rc, the plan is to go with an old school military look, but with a more hardcore off roader flair, sort of like it was a military truck turned into a civilians trail rig, so i started modifying the redcat Everest 10 chassis he had been running for several yrs, it just didn't sit right with the stock wheelbase of the redcat
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i have since shortened the wheelbase so it fits almost exactly, i don't have any pics with the new wheelbase atm, i didn't have to narrow the axles the width was pretty good and fit his plans for the way it would look when finished
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all the chrome will be painted olive drab like the body, i was able to use almost all stock parts from his original crawler, i had to change the upper 4 links and make them the lowers to get the wheelbase right, and then made new upper links with allthread, he still needs drive shafts and body mounts to make it a runner, and the rest of the body parts (grill, windows, roll bar bumpers, tailgate) to complete the truck
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PostSubject: Re: my custom built rc projects   Wed May 16, 2018 1:18 am

That first one is a pretty nice looking rig! Does it have a parallel 4-link? Or is it a triangulated setup? I'd love to see a view of the underside chassis stuff.

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PostSubject: Re: my custom built rc projects   Wed May 16, 2018 1:22 am

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
That first one is a pretty nice looking rig! Does it have a parallel 4-link? Or is it a triangulated setup? I'd love to see a view of the underside chassis stuff.
double triangulated, with the upper 4 links as the main centering links, it's a standard axial scx10 setup, found on the gen1 scx10 trail trucks
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PostSubject: Re: my custom built rc projects   Wed May 16, 2018 1:26 am

Oh okay, so you don't have to run a track bar on the axles either. Neat stuff!

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PostSubject: Re: my custom built rc projects   Wed May 16, 2018 7:46 am

RC's are cool. I like how you've modified the bodies. I love the look of the second one Wink
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PostSubject: Re: my custom built rc projects   Wed May 16, 2018 11:20 am

Those are sweet man! Love the old Ford shapes, glad you're using them.
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PostSubject: Re: my custom built rc projects   Wed May 16, 2018 11:59 pm

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
Oh okay, so you don't have to run a track bar on the axles either. Neat stuff!
not with the setup i usually run, there are several factory trail trucks out that do use a track bar with a single upper link, the new version scx10 2 uses this 3 link/ track bar setup in the front
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PostSubject: Re: my custom built rc projects   Thu May 17, 2018 12:02 am

@Double W Cross Ranch wrote:
Those are sweet man!  Love the old Ford shapes, glad you're using them.
my 2 favorite truck body styles are the mid 50s ford and the 78-79 ford
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