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Old 01-08-2011, 08:55 AM
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Love the new body with the custom dents. The flares look great on there too, are they cut down SDIs?
They are SDI's. Thanks!
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:10 AM
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I like white or silver could look pretty nice. either way it's a great rig.
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:31 AM
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Finally... An update!

I have been super busy lately and have not really been able to do too much in the way of building. On the 9th of this month I went out with the Scale Trail Runners for a get together. During the few hours I was out there with my rig, I had broken nearly every plastic rod end that came on my Gelande chassis. I can only believe that it was the 30 degree temperatures that caused this. I was very disappointed and very frustrated. I spent more time repairing than driving. So, during the following week I was dismantling the chassis and replacing every plastic bit with metal.

For the past 2 weeks now I have been going back and forth between fabbing up the exterior roll cage for the beater body and figuring out the interior for both. The exo cage is very slowly coming and I will get some shots of it when there is something more to show.

However, The floorpan is starting to take shape. I have the entire rear end complete and only have the the front wheel wells to do. Then I can start figuring out the actual interior.

I know I have stated this before, but this is my first build that involved fabricating with styrene and have not learned all the ropes yet, but I am pretty happy with the progress so far. All of my other styrene work has just involved adding bits here and bits there. This is the first real project to test my skills.

Ok... enough with the gabbing... On with the pics.



You can see the contour of the chassis and the little feet actually snap on to the rails that support the rock sliders. This will keep the interior stable and also be easily removable. The clips are modified closet organizer bits. They work perfectly for this purpose.






This photo shows the partial floor pan. The square hole in the rear is where my fuel tank (aka electronics bin) comes through.





This is the underside and you can see the notches for the mini shaft and top of transfer case as well as holes for the shock towers to slip through.





This photo shows the floorpan attached to the chassis. The transmission tunnel (for lack of a better term) is not finalized. The interior build will likely cover that completely, but I needed to do something to keep the floor straight and rigid after the notches for the driveshaft, etc.





Notice on the front that I have the "wings" that will be used to attach the front wheel wells.





In this photo you can see the mounting clips attached to the rock sliders rails.





The bottom shows the clips.





Well, that's all for now. I know it has been a while, but I do hope to get back to making some more regular progress. Not only on the interior, but on the beater body as well.

Stay tuned.

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Old 01-27-2011, 09:37 AM
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That is slick! Love the mounting clips for it. Nice to finally see an
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:13 AM
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I really like the mounting clips, it's a very simple. I like simple solutions, as they seem to work best when the truck hits the trails.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:01 PM
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Looks good steve!
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Thanks for the compliments fellas! I was looking from something in the bin-O-misfit stuff and came across those leftover clips. Sadly, I thought "How can this be used in my RC project?" I say sadly, cause I have come to that point in my life where I look at things to see if they could be modified for use in my hobby, or see some terrain and say "I wish I had my rig cause that would be fun to crawl on." You all know what I'm talking about.
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Thanks for the compliments fellas! I was looking from something in the bin-O-misfit stuff and came across those leftover clips. Sadly, I thought "How can this be used in my RC project?" I say sadly, cause I have come to that point in my life where I look at things to see if they could be modified for use in my hobby, or see some terrain and say "I wish I had my rig cause that would be fun to crawl on." You all know what I'm talking about.
Hahaha! That's true!
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:00 PM
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Thanks for the compliments fellas! I was looking from something in the bin-O-misfit stuff and came across those leftover clips. Sadly, I thought "How can this be used in my RC project?" I say sadly, cause I have come to that point in my life where I look at things to see if they could be modified for use in my hobby, or see some terrain and say "I wish I had my rig cause that would be fun to crawl on." You all know what I'm talking about.
I know that feeling!!!! Every day!!!!!!
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know the feeling as wel lol!! Please do the other body like the pic you posted that is awesome!! And your doing a great job on the inner body..
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know the feeling as wel lol!! Please do the other body like the pic you posted that is awesome!! And your doing a great job on the inner body..
Which photo in particular?
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Cant wait to see the body finished
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:25 AM
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Clips are so good.. Now you can easily take off your interior without a screwdriver
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How about orange like the Pangea Disco?

Bad pic, but you get to be all "Camel-Trophy" without being, well, Camel-trophy

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