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Building a class 1for fall season
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    Building a class 1for fall season

    Just wondering what my options for bodies. looking for something somewhat unique, i already have a jeep. Any ideas ? Also wondering about wheel and tire options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kubar View Post
    Just wondering what my options for bodies. looking for something somewhat unique, i already have a jeep. Any ideas ? Also wondering about wheel and tire options.
    Best bet is an MRC chassis and any body that fits. Just grab a tape measure and start hitting up Kmart, Wal-Mart, yard sales, thrift store,etc... until you find one that fits and you like.

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    updates...

    Got the chassis built. had to figure out how wide to make it. Shocks in the front sit inside the frame. im going to try working on that.


    Got it 3 linked and just didnt feel right so ended up 4 linking and its much more stable


    Had to make a spacer to make the scx shafts work on the MRC axles



    Got motor and trans in wanted to go with a 380. I dont know this this motor and esc will work its pretty fast but i can tune the esc hopefully I will be able to get it to creep right now its idiot fast.


    Shot of the rear, im going to put wood decking into the flatbed. probably paint the tubes black. dont know what im doing with the cab yet, I kind of like the tan but it matches the jeep.


    front


    got the electronics in


    This afternoon I pushed the rear axle out a little so now it sits in the middle of the bed making the wheelbase 10"
    I'm welcome all suggestions, including "start over, you're an idiot"

    I would like to find a way to lower the body slightly, im going to move the mounting point of the rear shocks up a little bit.

    I also have this weird clicking noise in the drive train. the trans sits pretty high. I'd like to do lights, nothing crazy. I also need to move the trans over to the passenger side more so it will move the heavy *** motor more to the center.

    Thanks for looking!

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    I think you have a lot of talent and it looks great

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    When in doubt read the scale rules for the class you are building. I think it looks great so far.
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    After talking to slick and looking at Wes' build I think the Dlux shock/link mounts are the way to go, however they are out of stock. From what I can tell from the Dlux site and Wes' pictures the new link attaches to the C-hub.


    Also pinched the front frame. I guess this is the advantage of using delrin. Took the rail spacers off and took 1/4 inch off each side and reinstalled.


    Front view


    So after missing my goal of comping c1 yesterday I want to be 100% by the next comp, I guess im making my own. The outside of the C-hub is about the same dia of this sharpie.


    A little solder and call it a day. Put one in the middle for options also in case one breaks in the field I can just put it in the extra slot.


    Here it is installed with the lower link attached. Got both sides on and was having a binding issue, but a little hacking to the axle and it fixed itself. The Dlux mounts you have to remove the old shock and link mounts, for this I just removed the shock mounts.


    Both sides installed. going to rotate the axle do the drive shaft isn't at such an extreme angle.


    I have a sweet helmet cam I got for my motorcycle. I wanted to put it inside the jeep for a FPV but its way huge even with the waterproof case off. I'd have to take the rear seats out and even then it would be a tight fit. It isn't that heavy so I am going to make a balsa crate and strap or chain it to the bed. I would also like to make stake pockets. Not sure what I am going to use for binders or strap/chain. Ideas?

    Would this be a functional scale accessory? Also probably going to make some under-the-bed tool boxes to go against the cab just to hide the frame.
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    Kubar try to find a way to lay the front shocks back a bit.

    When it was new



    It is tough to see but the top of the shock is slightly laid back.



    Here is the rear with the shocks pinched in



    Wes and I are both running limiting straps in the rear.





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    thanks for the tips slick. I have the front shocks going straight up and down currently. At some point im going to totally redesign this frame and change materials. The delrin i ordered is somewhat softer and has a ton of flex, you really notice this in the steering. the redesign will also allow me to move all the suspension points where they should be.



    could not tune the motor esc combo i got for this truck to specs i liked. also was giving me drivetrain issues. so i ordered a new motor for the class two and moved that system into this truck.


    going to have to do something about the steering at some point. I tried a few configurations that looked a ton better than this but this way worked the best


    All said and done this dog will hunt though. body needs a ton of work but at least it drives. Once the flatbed gets built out a little more it will look normal. Also going to build a crate on a pallet to hide a video camera. going to try and make scale binders to hold it down!


    Also have not forgotten about the limiting straps. I know what cording i want to use just need to get to the right store!

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    If I have any extra I'll being it to Sam Lewis. I think it was just braided nylon cord.
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    Update. Over the last few weeks i have cut new frame rails and pretty much scrapped everything. One problem I am still having trouble with is steering. For some reason I can not figure this out. The frame need more blocking to make it stiffer so it doesn't twist?? As always thanks for the help !

    Here is a video


    and here is some pictures of the front and how the servo is mounted


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