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08-20-2012, 09:33 PM
I just ordered a mattzilla ttc chassis today! Plan is 2.2 claws widend scx axles or just wheel wideners f350 cab. Pics of cassis build to come as i get them

08-20-2012, 09:46 PM
Jeremy - so you actually have to do a little welding on that chassis - correct??

08-21-2012, 10:32 AM
No the chassis will be complete and powdercoated. Talked to lou last night and it will be started this weekend and the baisics should be done w pics and we will talk about the little details like tow hook mounts slidr style and just finishing details. Be done in about 2 weeks or so. I'm going to try to get the new axial 2 speed but idk yet. All depends on if I get rid of ol blue

08-22-2012, 06:13 PM
This should be able to run w the wraiths but not sure on which to do, Longer beef tubes for the xr mod or just wideners. Ol blue is still here at the house so we will see what all i can get done

08-23-2012, 04:49 PM
Well OL Blue is gone todayon trade for X-trail chassis trans axles w beef tubes and 5 1.9 stock axials w proline swampers w mthead naked lady rings. So the way its lookin 2 builds will be going on at the same time! ! being the previously stated and the second im thinkin of class 1 clod bodied rig sortof like my 86 that i had but 4wd instead of 2wd. Sorry no pics yet but hope to have them somtime this weekend. New chassis should be here sat so pics might be up of that sat night. Now if i can just get off weekend shift!!!

08-27-2012, 09:26 AM
Well here are some pics of the chassis. There are some mods being done scince these pics and its being powdercoated!
http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af221/mattzilla-customs/Jeremy%20trugge%202012/DSC01190.jpg (http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af221/mattzilla-customs/Jeremy%20trugge%202012/DSC01190.jpg)
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I have the new cab here at the house so w a little nodification it should be bad ass!!!

08-27-2012, 10:17 AM
Looks awesome!! Should be a fun rig.

08-27-2012, 10:55 AM

08-27-2012, 08:43 PM
Clod body showed up today and all im waithing on is the grille for it and i should be able yo get it started tomorrow. The new chassis is at powdercoating as of this afternoon and should be shipped wed.

08-28-2012, 09:36 AM
Here are a couple new pics w the door bars, shackle mount and front support added!!
http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af221/mattzilla-customs/Jeremy%20trugge%202012/DSC01218.jpg (http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af221/mattzilla-customs/Jeremy%20trugge%202012/DSC01218.jpg)
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08-28-2012, 05:58 PM
Awesome indeed. But you know you are going to have to quit your job and get one where you dont have to work weekends !!!:thumbsup:

08-28-2012, 06:06 PM
yeah i know! i got the axles built up today metal chubs and high clearance cknucle w cvds and the rear setup stock steering. Both axles have standard beeftubes. I ordred sth 19mm wheel wideners till i can get the $ fot the xr mod front and rear. not sure what wheels im gonna run yet either, alumn or the sawbladez... either way it look like tsls for now the cut slingers arnt lookin right on it. have to use the wideners because the way its lookin ill have a ton of tire rub on the links when turnin

08-29-2012, 07:05 PM
Chassis shipped this morning so i should have it by fri or sat. Monday the build begins, if i dont hve to work :(

09-04-2012, 09:36 AM
new pics are in the SORRCA Class 3 (http://www.txrcrca.com/forumdisplay.php/51-SORRCA-Class-3)

09-04-2012, 03:43 PM
Oh - I get it - too good to post in here - eh :cry:

09-05-2012, 06:54 PM
Body is painted but not sure if im likin the flat black or not. Im letting it dry and ill get some mock up pics here in a while.

09-05-2012, 07:56 PM

09-05-2012, 08:14 PM
Sweet rig man that thing is gonna be a beast :thumbsup:

You can call me Ray
09-06-2012, 01:36 AM
Nice truck man!
What do you think about mesh or something in the winshield/windows?

I see what you mean about the "flat" but I think it's mainly because of the "gloss" cage..?

My .02:
The flat black will work with some scale crawling specific stickers ie: Warn, Interco, 4Wheel & Offroad, CRAWL, TXRCRCA, etc...

09-06-2012, 06:43 AM
maybe could use a little contrast between cage and body.

09-06-2012, 06:54 PM
New color and wheels have been painted, let me know what you think!

I should have alot more done next week, just ran outof time before i gotta go back to work tomorrow.

Ive also come up with a name finally, (Texas Copperhead)


09-06-2012, 08:00 PM
MUCH BETTER. But I can tell you - it aint gonna run worth a damn with those invisible shocks you're using.

Nice contrast now.

Thought you had some Naked Lady wheel rings??

09-06-2012, 08:14 PM
I do but they are for 1.9s. My links will be here tomorrow so wont be able to get it together till monday. Altho the invisibles have some helatios travel!

09-06-2012, 09:36 PM
This thing is beastly! Looks really good already! And the color looks perfect on it! Good stuff man ;)

You can call me Ray
09-07-2012, 08:07 AM
And the color looks perfect on it! Yes;
Mucho Bettero!!! :SpicyPBJ:

09-07-2012, 10:17 AM
The color looks killer man!!! How much does that beast weigh as a roller?

09-07-2012, 10:33 AM
Nice looking rig. Looking forward to seeing it in action.

09-10-2012, 02:23 PM
Im building the upper links right now and ill get a weight for you in a few. The way its lookin the Ar60s are going under it

09-10-2012, 04:29 PM
well its around 5# as it sits now


Im needind to shorten the back links, its just way too long right now. Im thinkin about getting the baja claws for it but not sure yet

09-11-2012, 11:42 PM
Well a few things got done today, got the trans in but had to flip the axles because of the spur facing the backso the diffs are on the passenger side now. Going w a 3 link and panhard on the front so gotta order some parts. Not sure yet if im going to do bent links in back or go with 3 link as well, driveshaft hits!

09-12-2012, 05:50 PM
some of the work i got done today! Got the drive shafts in. Had to make a long a$$ one for the rear and mip for the front for now and panhard ordered so ive been figurin out the best way to run it. Did a test run and the 35t tekin is messin up, glitchin or stuttering in only one direction so not sure on that. On to the pics

09-12-2012, 06:25 PM
This is looking great! Keep up the good work!

09-12-2012, 07:02 PM
that is one long ass drive shaft. But if it works thats all that matters.

09-12-2012, 07:38 PM
Im thinkin it will. New tires are on the way along with the VP panhard parts. Im hoping that i can get this setup right, Ive been fighting the steering all day, well about 3 hrs or so. Im going to have to shorten the front down a hair i think as well for the panhard to work. Also i may have to break out the welder to make the frame bracket, not welding it on but for the tabs.

09-12-2012, 10:33 PM
I put it on my scale as well this afternoon and everythig including the batt it was at 9 pounds but not sure how accuarate it is. I havent put any stickers on yet but I do have some for it now but im diggin the naked look. As for mesh, IDK all depend on what i do with the interior.

09-13-2012, 04:08 PM
The tires showed up today!!


09-13-2012, 04:33 PM
lets get the electronics installed in that baby !!

09-13-2012, 05:43 PM
Ive gotta get the steering set up as well. I did a test run with the tekin motor and its messed up so Im going to try the brood again and get all the wires tied up this time! lol Also going to shorten the links up just a hair. going to look for a 30 or 35 t holms motor this week.

09-16-2012, 10:59 AM
His 27T machine would motor is cheap and good. Not sure he has them in stock.

09-20-2012, 12:41 PM
That thing is AWESOME!!!! :bow:

09-20-2012, 09:29 PM
Havnt had a chance to get on it this week but i got one of the vp housings in and the backordered one shipped today. Gotta drill some holes in the chassis for the upper 4 link and the servo is going back on the axle. 3 link and pannhard going to be 2 much of a pain so it will go on the wraith when i get back to rebuilding it. I got a second clod body be here tomorrow or sat. Thinkin about turnin the old yota into the clod and usin one for a flatbed shop/trail repair rig. So i basicly got 4 things goin on and its startin to get a little frustrating not havin all the parts/ money to finish them. Right now i have nothing complete so nothin to run:(