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Old 01-11-2009, 07:34 PM
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So I was flying across the street, jumped the gutter into a dirt lot, and out of nowhere, a rock jumps out into the exact place the truck lands and catches the rear skidplate. breaks the skidplate and shock tower at the trans mount. no big deal, and I realize that at brushless speed it would have broke anyway, but was wondering about making the plate smooth with some thin styrene or galvanized sheet so it wouldn't get caught as easily.
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:01 PM
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I would use 1/16th aluminum plate,cheap and easy to work with,Even cheaper if you Just happen to find a misplaced street sign,The paint is a pain to remve though.Just use a STOP sign,its got a nice red color,lol
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:40 PM
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I ended up making a rough template with thin styrene, then cut a piece a bit thicker to get in place. I'll cut an old stop sign or galvanized duct sheeting as a final. I mounted the bottom piece between the gearbox and plate. went just long enough to catch the rear holes so i don't have to bend it into place, and the styrene stays on the outside of the plate. once the top ones were mounted on the chassis, it formed to the shape of the plate.
......now I need to take the dog for a walk and find a sign layin' around....
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:31 AM
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That looks cool
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