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My Wraunchy Honcho Build
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    My Wraunchy Honcho Build

    I guess I will start by saying I have never done an "actual" build. Both rigs I have now I have done work to, but they were together when I received them. So this should get interesting. In the words of a wise man they are "not builds.............they are assemblies". This project will be pieced together from various different sources. It will be a strictly trail/G6 machine when done so that's why I decided to put it in the Class 3 thread. I have some things that are going to be done set in stone, but still some things I haven't quited decided on yet. The basics are AR60's under an SCX10 chassis with some brushless power. Parts and pieces have started showing up so I'll get started with what I have already.

    Rik was kind enough to hook me up with his old Honcho body and cage which has been my original idea of what I wanted for a while now. Although I most likely will not use the cab that came with it as I want to paint another one, I will be using the cage and the light buckets out of the cab. Here is what Rik sent me last week.



    That just got things rolling in my head and the vision I've been going over day after day included some Gearhead CAC 1.9 Trail Kings. I was back and forth between them and VP OMF 1.9's and finally decided on the Gearhead. While the VP wheels are a simple four screw beadlock easy mount design, the Trail Kings are an easy mount design as well and go together very easy. They are a three piece design consisting of a Delrin wheel and two aluminum beadlock rings. The offset can be changed simply by mounting the hub on the oppostie side of the wheel.







    I wanted to stay with a 1.9 wheel and a taller tire so I opted to go with RC4WD Iroks in the X2 SS compound. I was at first a bit bummed since I just sold a set of Iroks before I decided to pull the trigger on this project, but it worked out well. After unpacking one of the Iroks today, I quickly realized that the set I previously had were the old compound. The X2 compound is super sticky so it worked out good.

    I didn't want to vent the new wheels and wanted a nice clean hole in the tire, so I dug out some old servo pieces I had. The extra crap that comes with a new servo. I saved them for some reason and glad I did.



    They make a nice little hole punch that works well with this soft tire. I just wrapped the tire around a rubber mallet that was held in a vise and tapped them through.





    And here are the tires mounted up on the wheels.



    That is far as I got today as I am waiting for more parts and what not to come in the mail. I post more updates as soon as I make some progress.
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    Good start

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    definitely a good start. keep us posted.

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    very nice wheel and tire combo, i dig.

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    Thanks for taking a minute to check things out guys. I've got some things on the way now. Hoping to start in on the chassis this week.
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    Ok so while I'm waiting for things to show up, I figured I would start with something I do have here. The rear cage. I stopped at Fastenal and picked up some 1/4" collars (which by the way, the kid working said they didn't have). My first step was to make the hole just a hair larger to fit over the rod of the cage. Then taking a piece of 1/4" aluminum rod to align two collars on I took some off the side opposite the set screw.





    I then laid out a rough template on a piece of 22g sheet metal.







    Got it cut out, cleaned up, and clamped together for brazing. It's not quite finished yet because I have to get some square stock for re inforcing and what not, but this is where I'm at with it as of now.







    Now it's just a matter of deciding what size and shape of light bucket I'm gonna mount.
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    good idea. Nothing better than to re-purpose an item for a crawler.

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    Ok so I got a couple of things in today for the build. The chassis should be here tomorrow then I can start mocking everything up. Man these things are sweet!

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    sweet. i cant wait to see this done. its gonna be an awesome rig. have you decided on light buckets yet?

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    Think I am just going to go with the large Axial buckets like in the above pic. I have a couple here already so it won't be hard to pick a few up.
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