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ALWAYS a production.
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    ALWAYS a production.

    so i have spent the last three days getting my rig ready for the comp on sunday. and i swear everything is a production! i bent all the lower links. boat load of trigonometry there. i found that a 30 degree bend would push the links into the shocks. i figured out that a 28.2 degree bend would give me .01" of clearance. hey, clearance is clearance. this in turn shortened my wheel base by 1/4", which in turn pushed my drive shafts too far into the center spool. so off to the lathe i went to turn the over all length on the center spool down and re-counter sink it. i then slapped it into the CNC and lengthened the slots for more clearance. finally it bolted up together and rolled smooth. off to the axles now. i ripped both apart and rebuilt them. i did re-enforce the knuckles. i had to drill out the the mounting points and re-tap them. (6-32 threads) off, again, to the lathe to turn down some 6-32 cap head screws. knuckles are now sturdy. though, while test fitting the knuckles to the axles i some how lost a bearing. so, to the hobby shop i went to purchase another. got some sticky weights too, which are on the rims now. finally last night i put everything back together to give it a test run. mind you it's now about 1 in the morning and i was dead tired. the fxxking thing ran for about three feet then stopped. i had steering, but no throttle. after another hour of trouble shooting, i found that i "blew" the motor. OY! thankfully i have a couple of extra's. so tonight i'll throw one in. I LOVE THIS HOBBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This truck has no, and never will have any, after market support. you just cant get "bolt-on" parts for it. THANK GOD i am a machinist!

    here's a pic of the PTI axles (in case some have not seen them)


    here's a pic of the bent lower links

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    Re: ALWAYS a production.

    are you aty 12 1/2'' or below for tech
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    Re: ALWAYS a production.

    Very nice. I love that you can just build stuff. I am sort of the opposite. I can jury rig it, but it always looks redneck. Nice work.
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    Re: ALWAYS a production.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Soldier
    Very nice. I love that you can just build stuff. I am sort of the opposite. I can jury rig it, but it always looks redneck. Nice work.
    thanks tin. i almost enjoy that more than running them....... almost.

    Quote Originally Posted by shootr79
    are you aty 12 1/2'' or below for tech
    of course. i believe i am around 12 1/8" - 12 1/4". just gotta get the motor issue worked out and i'm ready.

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