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    Some 1.9 Methods would be sick. Years back I made...

    Some 1.9 Methods would be sick. Years back I made forms out of firm closed cell foam round stock that I had to bore the centers out of. Build is looking awesome. Not keeping with the Wilkey theme,...
  2. This is great! I see this as a new format body...

    This is great! I see this as a new format body for scratch builders, doing class 5 unlimited bugs just like the trophy trucks currently being built. Anybody know if its thicker than .040?
  3. So are you looking to 3d print your body or build...

    So are you looking to 3d print your body or build a mold and have them vacuum formed? For starters, the main reason there are body failures is because they are pulled from .040" lexan/polycarbonate....
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    by MAC FAB
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    Do the math to calculate 5 degrees at the width...

    Do the math to calculate 5 degrees at the width of where the hinge pins go thru the bulkhead, should be about .040 to .060, I'm guessing. Put washers under the bulkhead and call it a day.
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    Gotta ask, but when filled and determined all was...

    Gotta ask, but when filled and determined all was well, where was the piston, mid stroke? If compressed, that's the problem.
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    Unlike your basic automotive shocks, you simply...

    Unlike your basic automotive shocks, you simply change out the shock oil for fresh when you feel it is necessary. Somewhat like race shocks (Fox or King for example) they are rebuildable. Racers are...
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    This front end is too big to be scale-ish looking...

    This front end is too big to be scale-ish looking on this chassis, but is perfect for another chassis I have started, UDR sized buggy. It will most likely get an E-Maxx diff and hybrid Slash 4X trans...
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    As promised, a little progress. Working out the...

    As promised, a little progress. Working out the front beam geometry now, the steering will be more than adequate, which is a good thing.
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    It has only taken 3-1/2 years to get back to...

    It has only taken 3-1/2 years to get back to this. Beam car is getting attention again, very, very soon.
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    Put some 5-3/4" tall tires, Lasernut or DB8, the...

    Put some 5-3/4" tall tires, Lasernut or DB8, the latter being a 17mm hex, both in the SC format. UDR is the same height, Traxxas 10 pt star looking hex, 17mm, but harder foams for a 13 lb truck....
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    Digging up bones again for the fabricators and...

    Digging up bones again for the fabricators and soon to be fabbers in the house. Same application for a 2wd, just wider at the rear of the cage for the motor/trans. Any takers on building one of...
  12. Have you considered picking up a pre-owned (used)...

    Have you considered picking up a pre-owned (used) rig? Craigslist, offer up.... and the like, where you can double the value of your money by not buying new. Many of your wish upgrades may already be...
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    Unless you're driving on a smooth surface at 35...

    Unless you're driving on a smooth surface at 35 mph, you will greatly exceed the handling capability of your truck and will be spending a lot of time on the roof and will have cartwheels down to a...
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    Plastic gives a fusible link, however, at what...

    Plastic gives a fusible link, however, at what point do you have more money into broken plastic than a set of MIP X duties? Adjust the slipper/esc punch with MIPs and call it a day. How does the lay...
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    I will make the arms, it is just easier to end up...

    I will make the arms, it is just easier to end up with what I need, and the shocks will be mounted to them, no prop rods. As for wieght, I am using the Summit chassis, not re-inventing the wheel, so...
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    https://www.miponline.com/crm.asp?action=contactus...

    https://www.miponline.com/crm.asp?action=contactus[

    They have great service, go straight to the source and see what they can tell you.
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    Thanks. I put the Slayer arms and my wheels on,...

    Thanks. I put the Slayer arms and my wheels on, only to be 1-1/2" too wide. Looks like I will be making metal arms -3/4" than the Slayers. Axles will be shoooooort. Good thing lack of wheel travel...
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    Man, I had to search forever to find my thread...

    Man, I had to search forever to find my thread again, this one is back on the workbench again. I need to extend the wheelbase about 3-1/2", but am not sure where I want to hack the chassis in two for...
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    If I were to start over, hands down on a 4x4. I...

    If I were to start over, hands down on a 4x4. I didn't start out driving mine like I stole it breaking stuff, that came over time, still being somewhat cautious as to unnecessarily breaking stuff. 4x...
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    Cycon builds Trophy Trucks, where wheel travel is...

    Cycon builds Trophy Trucks, where wheel travel is king. Suspension is set up soft with major droop. TT guys are getting a little over 3" at the rear with a solid axle, nearly 3" up front going this...
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    PTFE coating males them slippery, teflon. Hard...

    PTFE coating males them slippery, teflon. Hard annodize is a thicker coating, dyed color is duller looking because of that, and a thick coating (hard azznodized) is only .001". As stated above, it...
  22. Thread: Trx4 ifs?

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    The front suspension has to be chunky so it...

    The front suspension has to be chunky so it doesn't break. Unless you can get all aluminum parts to reduce the size of the stuff, that is what you get. IFS with portals would be cool, but they are...
  23. Pitbull Rock Beast, and they are belted. Great...

    Pitbull Rock Beast, and they are belted. Great tires.
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    Do a test fit of your 1.9 crawler wheels, non...

    Do a test fit of your 1.9 crawler wheels, non beadlocks easily fit a 2wd slash, beadlock versions may as well. Or stretch some 1.9s on 2.2 beadlocks. OG Bomber wheels are Walker Evans, 2.2. SCX 10...
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    X2, lengthen the links so the axle is parallel to...

    X2, lengthen the links so the axle is parallel to the ground. I don't know if you have a variety of link mounts on the bulkhead, but if you do you can change the camber during the suspension cycle....
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