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    Sgtsteve's TXRCCA Buildoff entry

    Finally started on this yesterday. Decided on using an old lexan F150 that had the bed cutoff a while back and make a truggy. The plans:
    -Steel chassis
    -3/16 brakeline for cage/front
    -RC4WD Mud Thrashers on 1.9 Axials
    -4 link front and rear
    -chassis mounted servo
    -electronics - not sure yet - probably something cheap since this aint for comps
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    Re: Sgtsteve's TXRCCA Buildoff entry

    did you mig or tig that chassis together?

    looks like a good start, i hope to have my thread started soon

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    Re: Sgtsteve's TXRCCA Buildoff entry

    FLux cored mig


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    Re: Sgtsteve's TXRCCA Buildoff entry

    love teh chassis
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    and scaler freak :D

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    Re: Sgtsteve's TXRCCA Buildoff entry

    Thank you Cory, it actually turned out better than I had hoped. I mocked up the TLT axles and some shocks to it and it actually sat really nice. I cant decide though whether to go with TLT's or use my MRC axles. I dont know if the MRC axles will handle a heavy truck like this is going to be.


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    Re: Sgtsteve's TXRCCA Buildoff entry

    Ya go with the TLT over the MRC axles. The MRC axles would be better for a smaller build, like 1/18th scale bodies/frames.
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    Re: Sgtsteve's TXRCCA Buildoff entry

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonSpawn
    Ya go with the TLT over the MRC axles. The MRC axles would be better for a smaller build, like 1/18th scale bodies/frames.
    The only reason I considered the MRC is for scale reasons. That F150 body is skinny, but when looking at it, its no different than a stock Hilux on TLT's, so I guess it will be ok. This truck is also for my son, so durability should probably be my first priority :thumbsup:


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    Re: Sgtsteve's TXRCCA Buildoff entry

    Yes, but you can also get different offset wheels to make the TLT's narrower. I just think the MRC axles are a little too small, but you are correct if its for your son the MRC axles are fragile and will break more often then the TLTs.

    Cant wait to see some more progress, Im digging the frame :thumbsup:
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    Re: Sgtsteve's TXRCCA Buildoff entry

    Bit more work done. Made the links, motor mount and transfercase mount made up. Im not sold yet on using the wheelyking as a transfer case though, its too tall and the support to mount it beastly. If i keep it i will try down the mount as much as possible. The links look thin and weak, but they are 3/16 tub with a solid core and seem to be strong enough, plus they look a bit more scale. I have room for the servo mounting on the chassis too, so that will get done this week if not next weekend. This week Im cleaning up the D90 for the comp, and might have the Honcho out to play as well. Oh, and if the tranny idea doesnt work out, I will just go with an axial. Everything so far has been welded, using my cheap harbor freight 90 flux core welder. I got it for about $65 so Im just happy that metal is melting and joining together. I can clean it up and have plenty of cleaning up to do. Take a look, let me know what you think. Oh, I will probably be going with the 57 chevy truck body i have instead of the f150, it just looks so much better on the chassis.
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    Re: Sgtsteve's TXRCCA Buildoff entry

    looks great, is that a WK tranny that your using as a t-case?

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