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    Re: new honcho

    If you want a dented look I have seen people on RCC take a wooden dowel , heat the lexan and dent and crease it. Take a look over there. Just an idea.
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    Re: new honcho

    You need like one tire that doesn't match the rest. or one wheel that doesn;t match. Something like that.

    use a lighter to make dents, but go careful, lexan melts fast.
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    Re: new honcho

    You can heat the lexan up with a heat gun and crinkle panels that way, just be careful not to use to much heat.
    Scratch the inside through the green paint and touch up those areas with a rust color or silver for bare metal effect
    Heat up something to push into the lexan ( like a screwdriver, etc) to simulate dents, etc
    Paint the outside so scratches will show the original color
    Use your imagination and snap pics for us.....

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    Re: new honcho

    thanks for the info guys. much appreciated.. gonna go ahead and make this rig a rat tomorrow night. on a side note, my dx3e arrived today. what a cool radio. now, i gotta get a winch,,

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    Re: new honcho

    thanks for the info guys. much appreciated.. gonna go ahead and make this rig a rat tomorrow night.
    ahh, who am i kiddin'??? i just went down to the laboratory (my shop) and did a little rock rash test. i used a heat gun to heat the lexan and a screw driver to make the dent. then i used a little piece of shale to scrape the paint up from the inside. however, i found that axial really, really lays the paint on thick. so i went over the scratches i made with some brown (heavy) scotch brite. then i painted it silver to simulate bare steel as quirk suggested..i dont think it turned out too bad. definitely could be better tho. but, practice make perfect. i only did a small spot just to see how it would turn out.. now i'm just gonna kill this thing .anyway the pics..



    it's hard to see the dent but it's there..



    and just for sh-t's and giggles...here's all my crawlin' rigs...(hey, i had the camera out, so why not)



    thanks for all your input guys, very much appreciated,
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    Re: new honcho

    Looks good! Just needs a lot more rash lol

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    Nice job. That's cool.

    Now crinkle the other front fender a lot and glue on some small dog hair to look like a deer hit and use a bit of red nail polish or something.
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    Re: new honcho

    did some more "work" to the rat.. more rock rash. got the left side done too...







    i cant get a good pic of the dents. they are very hard to photograph. i just got a brand new RC4WD 35t motor for $10 shipped off a guy over on rcc. i'm guessing these motors are just "blah" can motors, but it will slow it down a little. i figured for $10, what the heck, it's worth a try. now i gotta find someone selling a winch. then, i need shocks. i cant stand the stockers..

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    Re: new honcho

    Sorry we missed you today Rik! The same thing happened to me in the spring, luckily I had Wes's number, but it still took 45mins of searching.....finally John came and found us lol.

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    i finally used that ceramic coated aluminum rod i have. i made some lowers for the honcho. i used the trusty ole' revo rod ends as i had a new bag of them laying around that i must have purchased well over a year ago.. i ran this rig with the stock plastic links for almost a year without a failure. i was running it last saturday night at my fathers house in the poconos and while climbing a rock pile i noticed the rear axle was at an angle. upon inspection, i saw that the plastic lower bent. fail. so i spun these up today. but, as with any project, it didnt go with out a problem.

    here's one of the lowers bolted up. if you look at the stock link you can see where it bent.


    here's the other three. can you spot where the problem is?


    i didnt notice, until i went to bolt up the first of the front lowers, that the front lowers are .354" shorter than the rears.
    a quick scribe with the calibers, a hacksaw, and my belt sander rectified that. here is the final product. safe to say that the rear isn't going anywhere. tomorrow i will spin the uppers for the rear. (the front is still a 3 link set up)


    not much of an update, but a much needed upgrade. all in all, i'm very pleased at how they turned out. especially, considering this didnt cost a dime, as the material was free and i didnt know i had the rod ends.
    Last edited by rik; 07-29-2011 at 12:44 AM.

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