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PostSubject: My First Scale Build From the Begining   Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:37 pm

Well I'm going to build a scaler, will be my first one.
I hope it turns out good enough to even start this thread but I'm gonna give it a try.

Heres what I'm starting with:

High lift chassis


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I was goofing around with it and came up with this mock up that will be torn down lol









Won't be using that body either lol
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PostSubject: Re: My First Scale Build From the Begining   Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:47 pm

i like it actually leave it how it is no links and all afro
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PostSubject: Re: My First Scale Build From the Begining   Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:15 pm

Well I finally got a chance to do a little to it.
Made front shock mounts ahd got the front end set up in a 3 link set up that will be changing into a 4 link after I fab up front link mounts, but its starting to look a little less like a pile of parts and more like the start of a truck.

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OK my first set up with links on the outside of the frame made it have to much flex steer so I moved them to the inside of the frame and it cut it in half.









If I do the rear in a similar fassion I think it will have pretty decent articulation.
More than enough for what I want out of it.
Besides I'm going more for a scale look than a crawler anyway Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My First Scale Build From the Begining   Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:16 pm

Well I got a little more done today, and made a few changes on NickRummy's advice,
Man was he rite thanks nick.
Like almost no droop steer now,and and has a much smoother feel to it .
Also got the rear end set up on it too.
Its starting to look like something now.
Rods will all be re-done in brake line now that I have the set up some what figured out





















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PostSubject: Re: My First Scale Build From the Begining   Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:11 pm

Well guys Sorry its been so long since I posted but I'll update this build since its pretty much done lol

Well my tranny didnt show yet so I borrowed the one out of my grandsons pede lol

I have made a few changes yet again lol.

I couldnt get the pede tranny in it where I liked it with the highlift frame in its stock configuration so it had to be widened.
Tranny sits about as low as I'm going to be able to get it with this frame I guess.

Anyway frame widened, tranny in, shafts modded and hooked up, and links reconfigured.













Shafts are at a pretty steep angle but no binding at full articulation so I think its going to be ok.

Also thinking I might go with an 80's blazer body
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PostSubject: Re: My First Scale Build From the Begining   Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:23 pm

Put more time in on it today, made the wheel base 12 1/4 inches.
Now the bodies I have been looking at will fit it.

Had to make my rear shaft longer and made temp plates which will be replaced to make them one solid piece, and for a cleaner look.

Well on the the pics and a few questions to follow.
Not the body I'll be using its forsale.












OK should I put my battery like this across the frame.



Or like this with the frame.

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PostSubject: Re: My First Scale Build From the Begining   Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:29 pm

WOW guys I just put a solid 7 hours in this thing.
I only stopped to eat supper and rite back at it.

Heres pics:











Well heres where I'm at now Very Happy
Gonna hide the hole in the back some how cheesygrin
More to come, just a hint.
Its way too pretty for a truck that old
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PostSubject: Re: My First Scale Build From the Begining   Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:01 pm

sweet build dude!!! im almost done with mine
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PostSubject: Re: My First Scale Build From the Begining   Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:08 pm

Oh I got a bunch more pics to get up

Start a thread on your's man Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My First Scale Build From the Begining   Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:15 pm

And heres the Update lol























Hows that for todays update?
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PostSubject: Re: My First Scale Build From the Begining   Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:17 pm

Heres some outdoor pics for ya.
Can see dents much better.





















Should be able to see dents better in these pics
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PostSubject: Re: My First Scale Build From the Begining   Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:19 pm

Well spent a few hours today making a few scale Items to add to the truck.

First I made a old beat up tool box, no scale junk truck would be with out one.





Then had to make a jack just gotta have one.



Then bungee cords, one I made the other 2 are a type of hair tie, and a 4 way wrench.















Still more planed.
What ya think so far?
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PostSubject: Re: My First Scale Build From the Begining   Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:07 pm

Well lets get this thread up to date lol

Well did a little to it this week, I weighted the front wheels about it.
Added 3.5oz to each front wheel, what a super differance in what it will do.


Also had to change front lower links and beefed up the front shaft.


And a vid, it used to just sit at this flat piece of wood and spin lol
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The link change gave it even smoother articulation and a little more than it had.


A few action pics



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PostSubject: Re: My First Scale Build From the Begining   Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:19 pm

MAn that thing is sweet!!!!!!! You need a coon tail from the antenna as well.

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PostSubject: Re: My First Scale Build From the Begining   Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:29 pm

Jamie is coming over sunday and I going to make a new log coarse for us to run it on.

Its too much fun going slow geek

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PostSubject: Re: My First Scale Build From the Begining   Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:33 pm

That sounds like some fun there. I wish I had someone around here to run with. Hopefully I can find the stuff I need to get my son to finish his Rush then he can run with me till my wifes Maxx is done.

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PostSubject: Re: My First Scale Build From the Begining   Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:51 pm

I know you are going to shoot some videos of the crawling and put it into a new thread

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PostSubject: Re: My First Scale Build From the Begining   Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:51 pm

Some pics ironoutlaw sent me of a truck on his way to work lol
Makes my truck look very scale lol

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PostSubject: Re: My First Scale Build From the Begining   Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:16 pm

NICE comparisons!!!!!!

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