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Shcuck
03-29-2011, 10:48 PM
So I wanted to start a thread that would serve as a progress log and at the same time share The Good, The Bad and The What Was I Thinking. Hehehe

With this I will start with how the truck looked stock and will take it from there.

Comments and ideas are more than welcome.

Shcuck
03-29-2011, 10:54 PM
After "The Ice Incident" the honcho chapter came to an end.

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac172/shcuck/9a91352a.jpg

A block of ice found it's way to land right on top of the Honcho. :-(

After some shoe goo, fiberglass tape and some decals, the Honcho is revived...... But will never be the same.

http://184.72.239.143/mu/4b11e868-a961-a6a8.jpg
http://184.72.239.143/mu/4b11e868-a97a-ea92.jpg

Shcuck
03-29-2011, 11:00 PM
And the Shcuck Wrangler JK is born

Shcuck
03-29-2011, 11:07 PM
Here are some pics of the inside.

http://184.72.239.143/mu/4b11e868-ab79-4d2f.jpg

http://184.72.239.143/mu/4b11e868-ab94-4fd2.jpg
http://184.72.239.143/mu/4b11e868-abce-d826.jpg

I put the tekin fxr in this little contraption to make it waterproof and at the same time have access to reprogram on the fly.

http://184.72.239.143/mu/4b11e868-abea-db0f.jpg
http://184.72.239.143/mu/4b11e868-ac5c-d3f8.jpg

Shcuck
03-29-2011, 11:09 PM
And the latest update are the scale bungee cords I made for the roof rack

http://184.72.239.143/mu/4b11e868-acd1-5c4c.jpg

Locked Up
03-29-2011, 11:47 PM
Looks good.


How did you seal the "little contraption"?
:mrgreen:

Shcuck
03-30-2011, 08:22 AM
It is basically the balloon method with the plastic container on the other end secured with 2 zip ties. I also used some dielectric grease as extra protection.

Let me know if you need extra pics.

Locked Up
03-30-2011, 11:31 AM
So it's essentially a little Jar with a tube coming out?

Shcuck
03-30-2011, 12:39 PM
Yes a plastic jar with the bottom cut out and a balloon attached to the bottom to pass the wires through. I thought about just drilling a hole on the bottom of the jar but then I would have to worry about sealing it. So this way it gives you more flexibility on the fly.

Shcuck
04-01-2011, 09:31 PM
Whooohoooo. I just got my new tires from Locked Up's givaway. thanks again man

But I thought I would post a pic.

Tires tires tires...... Oh the posibilities. Hehehe

http://184.72.239.143/mu/4b11e868-8a65-a33b.jpg

Locked Up
04-02-2011, 12:24 AM
Whooohoooo. I just got my new tires from Locked Up's givaway. thanks again man

But I thought I would post a pic.

Tires tires tires...... Oh the posibilities. Hehehe

http://184.72.239.143/mu/4b11e868-8a65-a33b.jpg


:thumbsup:




Now you have to build more stuff.
:mrgreen:

Shcuck
04-20-2011, 09:10 PM
Whoohooo my jeep made it's way to the Readers Rides section of the June RC Car Action magazine.

d3r3k99
04-22-2011, 03:04 PM
@Shcuck
Looks good man! Congrats on the RC Car Action ad, did you get anything for that?
Yeah tires can make a difference, Im happy with my stock 1.9" Flat Irons for now..but I'm eyeing those 1.9" M/T Baja Claws (they're what were on my 1:1 87 Jeep, loved em!)

I'll have to check this out at home, I cant see all the pics posted cause the base blocks certain host domains :(

Look forward to more pics/upgrades!

Shcuck
04-22-2011, 07:15 PM
Thanks man. No didn't get anything but just the fact that it made it to the ad is enough for me. :-)

Shcuck
04-23-2011, 09:11 AM
Hi all,
I was reading an article in the RC Car Action Mag, and one person replaced the Stock Honcho Universal Joint for the AX10 Scorpion Universal Joint set part number AX30464, with the intent of improving the steering throw and maneuverability.

So before I go out an buy these I wanted to see if anyone else has tried this and are the results really noticeable?

Thanks all.:thumbsup:

eric113
05-01-2011, 12:30 AM
Hi all,
I was reading an article in the RC Car Action Mag, and one person replaced the Stock Honcho Universal Joint for the AX10 Scorpion Universal Joint set part number AX30464, with the intent of improving the steering throw and maneuverability.

So before I go out an buy these I wanted to see if anyone else has tried this and are the results really noticeable?

Thanks all.:thumbsup:

With axial cvd's. They been holding up great. I run 35t motor and 3s.

http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab61/eric1883/DSCN5385-1.jpg
http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab61/eric1883/DSCN5386-1.jpg

d3r3k99
05-04-2011, 07:30 PM
**EDIT, oops, i just realized you're talkin about the 'universal joints' :P

excuse the noobness, but you're talking about the universal driveshafts right? I see a lot of ppl going with those axial metal ones, but i like to be different (as long as it works!).
i chose these and they're pretty tough, just make sure you use locktight or they'll come loose (as with probably any CVDs lol).
$28 shipped off eBay.

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http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f263/dham99/SCX10%20Axial%20Dingo/IMG_1409.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f263/dham99/SCX10%20Axial%20Dingo/IMG_1408.jpg

Locked Up
05-05-2011, 02:01 PM
I used to run those in my 2.2 comp truck and they held up better than I anticipated once I figured out the EPA settings. I was running 3s on a very heavy truck that I beat the snot out of ... so in a scale truck they will probably be more than adequate.
:thumbsup:

Shcuck
05-13-2011, 11:42 AM
With axial cvd's. They been holding up great. I run 35t motor and 3s.

http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab61/eric1883/DSCN5385-1.jpg
http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab61/eric1883/DSCN5386-1.jpg

Hi so sorry for my noobness :-). But what do cvd's have to do with turning? Or was this in addition to upgrading the knuckles and U-joints?

Locked Up
05-13-2011, 01:13 PM
yes,
Once you upgrade the knuckles & C's you'll find that you are able to turn too far for the stock dog bones. That can result in your servo working overtime or you get a bind in the dogbone/cup.

The CVDs will allow you to get more working throw out of your steering with the upgraded components.

Shcuck
05-13-2011, 05:24 PM
Ok NOW i am very confused :-)

When you say CVD I am thinking drive shaft such as these
http://tapatalk.com/mu/4b11e868-af1f-1389.jpg

But it seems like you are referring to these
http://tapatalk.com/mu/4b11e868-af44-ea27.jpg

Since they are both called CVDs it is confusing to a noob like me :-)

So in a nutshell. For improving steering you are NOT referring to the drive shafts, right?

Thanks again for your guidance

sgtsteve
05-13-2011, 06:11 PM
Cvd is just a type of joint.

eric113
05-14-2011, 10:15 AM
Ok NOW i am very confused :-)

When you say CVD I am thinking drive shaft such as these
http://tapatalk.com/mu/4b11e868-af1f-1389.jpg

But it seems like you are referring to these
http://tapatalk.com/mu/4b11e868-af44-ea27.jpg

Since they are both called CVDs it is confusing to a noob like me :-)

So in a nutshell. For improving steering you are NOT referring to the drive shafts, right?

Thanks again for your guidance

Correct the top pic is drivshafts. The bottom pic is cvd's

The bottom pic is for improving steering.

d3r3k99
05-14-2011, 08:03 PM
yaaaay, im not the only one confused as to what was going on :mrgreen:

Shcuck
05-14-2011, 10:49 PM
Join the club. Hehehe

Shcuck
05-18-2011, 11:54 PM
New video just uploaded tonight.

Enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY2FnE4ywBY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Shcuck
05-24-2011, 02:15 PM
Hi all... So wanted to get your thoughts on what you do with your Tekin 35t motor when your brushes get low? What do you replace the brushes with? I found online Reedy 767 brushes at about $1.00 per pair shipped. Would these work ok?

Shcuck
05-30-2011, 06:00 PM
So wanted to update you all on the latest upgrades.

First of all I found this place that had Reedy 767 laydown brushes at about $0.60 per pair shipped. So I got me 10 pairs. Hehehe. That should last me a while.

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I also made a couple of side mirrors. What do you think?

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I already went out on the trail this weekend and the mirrors performed great. Meaning they did not break :-D

I also trimmed and raised the front bumper for better approach angle.
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Last I got an anchor for when there are no trees around, I can still pull myself out with the winch.
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Next upgrades will be a set of GMade shocks and 4 Link rear axle setup.


Will post pics when that is done.

pixelnate
05-30-2011, 07:49 PM
Next upgrades will be a set of GMade shocks and 4 Link rear axle setup.

I have a as-good-as-new R2J truss I'll sell ya for $16 shipped. I tried to run them on the front and the back. It didn't work out. Back works great, the front, not so much. Anywho, it could be yours. :wink:

Shcuck
05-30-2011, 08:46 PM
Thanks pixelnate, but I am going to try put the truss that came with the dingo. If that does nit work out I will keep you in mind.

Shcuck
06-04-2011, 08:30 PM
Just installed G-Made Zero shocks and 4 Link truss.

Shcuck
06-17-2011, 04:35 PM
Just got the spur gear cover a couple days ago. Will be taking the rig apart this weekend to install the cover and will waterproof all electronics with plasti dip.

Will post pics when finished.

Oso787
06-23-2011, 10:55 PM
This thing is looking sweet! Get out there and put some scratches on it!:evil:

Shcuck
06-23-2011, 11:01 PM
Thanks Oso. I have had this rig for almost a year now, so it has see plenty of action :-)

Check out my Youtube channel.

Feel free to subscribe and comment. Enjoy
http://www.youtube.com/user/shcuck?feature=mhee