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Scale 2.2's Discuss your scale trucks that use 2.2" sized tires. TLT based and similar.


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Old 05-09-2012, 12:53 PM
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I think you can use 2 standard Tamiya steel pinion gears, maybe 25 tooth, and drill them out to 5mm. Then you can use Tamiya shafts, which are 5mm in diameter. Then just mesh the 2 gears together, and make a casing for them.

That will be the easiest, and cheapest.
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:31 PM
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Yea that's a great idea will see what I can do
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:02 AM
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Ok guys not much have changed, because I couldn't get hold of some aluminiumThey only sell it in 6 meters and didn't have any off-cuts . Well I did spray the body (still lots of work on the fenders paint) I also changed the side frame and did some mods with styrene to the chassis
As you can see I actually got some more travel than I had with the normal side frame
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And the styrene mods
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Still have to put some aluminium mesh on the white piece
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Here's the body
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I also got a idea for some scale hubs (just for the show)
Got some wheel caps ,glue and still have to print the sticker for the front hubs ,the back one's will stay silver
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:41 AM
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What is a truck without spare tires Got a idea for the tires so I wont be building the drawers anymore but maybe a recovery trailer Still have to get some new rims for the spares. Here's the pics
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:41 PM
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Nice idea with the tires, just be careful it doesn't make your truck tail heavy when you climbing up a steep slope or rocks...

P.S. I like the recovery trailer idea...
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:43 PM
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Just buy plain non beadlock rims for the spare tires. That way you have 2 extra for the trailer...
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:26 PM
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Yea the weight might be a problem ,but the battery are now in front so with the extra one on top of it the weight may be the same on both sides Otherwise I will have to put some weight in the tires
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:33 AM
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I would put weight in the front tires anyway. It works well for climbing, to have some weight on the front. Looking forward to more progress...
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Got some stickers
Still have to paint the body (windows,flares) and install the lights !
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Been a while
So I want to upgrade the interior,any ideas or tips ?
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Hey buddy, I've seen this done before, and it looks so real. I was actually going to do it to that cars interior. Here's the link:

http://www.briansmodelcars.com/tutorials/tutorial/8

Post some pics of the interior as it is now.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:35 PM
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Thanks for that link
I still have huge problem
Now with the side frame installed shorter than the stock one the gearbox is much higher than it used to be that seems fine ,but the problem is the angle with the propshafts. I saw that when you press the chassis down it runs better so I cutted the springs and removed the shocks ! that seemed to work ,but when you run it it still hops a little and when it's off and you try to push it with your hand it's like stuck on the ground It takes some effort to get it moving ! Any helpful ideas (I really don't want to go to the stock sideframe again ) will post some pics Saturday of the problem
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:38 PM
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I also installed the tamiya corbon-steel propshafts that seems to also help a little But it still hops like popcorn and something will probably strip Any ideas ?
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:02 AM
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I changed the springs agian and it seems to work
here are some pics of the drawers and spare tire ! I'm not happy with the drawers although it still have to be sanded and painted ! but the opening drawer will be the fridge and still have to install some camping lights
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Just incase you wondering ! The fenders still have to be painted
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