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Old 03-06-2011, 02:04 PM
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I like the new wheels a lot better than the xmod ones
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:00 PM
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Thanks alot for the input guys Not sure if the wheels will end up being the final decision or not. Been thinking about getting some rock crushers to try on it.
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:28 AM
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Well guys here is a little update for ya. Not much to speak of but I have started working on it again for the time being. So far she has went on a diet and lost quite a bit weight with a new and improved styrene chassis. Seems to be plenty strong and I had it made up in about an hourI like the scale frame twist also in the flex shots. Also went back to brushed power for space reasons and redid the trans for at least the 18th time it feels like LOL. Made a drip rail for the roof of the cab as out of the box the cabs aren't very defined so that is just roughed in. Hoping to get it close to paint this week so wish me luck or maybe it'll go on the backburner again, just never can tell
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:59 AM
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I like the new chassis!

I just picked up an MRC and have been sweating the idea of building a custom chassis because I don't have the materials to cut one out of derlin or aluminum, or solder one from brass. You've given me hope!!

Looks like you've made another wheel/tire change too? Have you decided on a paint scheme?
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:41 AM
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Looks really nice man. Hope we can get a video of it running soon. Was it hard to make a frame from styrene?
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:48 PM
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You know I've been waiting for an update on the dodge, it looks great so far!
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I like the new chassis!

I just picked up an MRC and have been sweating the idea of building a custom chassis because I don't have the materials to cut one out of derlin or aluminum, or solder one from brass. You've given me hope!

Looks like you've made another wheel/tire change too? Have you decided on a paint scheme?

Thanks alot, Give the styrene a try the stuff I used is .125 x .250 strip. I put two pieces together with masking tape on each end and used a vise or something like that and heated it up slowly where the bend need be.

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Looks really nice man. Hope we can get a video of it running soon. Was it hard to make a frame from styrene?
Thanks, i'll try to get some time here soon to work on it again and get it far enough for a vid. As far as making the chassis, very easy with some simple tools as far as i'm concerned. Drills super easy compared to brass obviously and bends cleanly. Like I said this one was done in about an hour but I had the brass one to work off of.

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You know I've been waiting for an update on the dodge, it looks great so far!
Much appreciated bro! Glad you like it but I have to be honest I was working on another micro dodge, this one may be named rusty nutz or something
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:27 PM
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Heluva job on that body!
The whole setup looks fantastic
Can't wait to see it hit the trails





I want to see this rusty nuts you speak of
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Heluva job on that body!
The whole setup looks fantastic
Can't wait to see it hit the trails


I want to see this rusty nuts you speak of
Thanks Chevy, wish I could come run your super micro course bro. Rusty nuts will show itself tomarrow I think or maybe a thread called 6 Qlo's not sure what one to start next.
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Thanks alot, Give the styrene a try the stuff I used is .125 x .250 strip. I put two pieces together with masking tape on each end and used a vise or something like that and heated it up slowly where the bend need be.
Hey MGCrawler, could you tell me where you bought your strip from? I checked out Tower's website, and could only find 1/8"x1/4" strips in 10" lengths...which is a bit short for the build I have in mind. I emailed Plastruct to see if they do custom cut orders, but in the meantime I figured I'd ask where you got yours.

thanks!
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were did the body come from??
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Wow! I almost forgot about this project I made the body from a couple of dodge little red express model kits so its a one off. Unless I decide to make a mold of it..
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one off. Unless I decide to make a mold of it..

id take one or two if you do it.
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I wish there were some larger scale first gen Dodge hard bodies out there. I thought about a RC4WD Blazer customization to a Dodge rig, or a scratch build. Looks really good!
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I wish there were some larger scale first gen Dodge hard bodies out there. I thought about a RC4WD Blazer customization to a Dodge rig, or a scratch build. Looks really good!
Thanks!
Wow this is an old one, weirdly enough I was just looking at this unfinished build thats in a shoe box. My garage burnt to the ground and this is just about the only micro build I have left. This one will probly be back on on the bench soon.
I'm with you, really wish there were more Dodge bodies period. Might be a smart idea for someone to look into. A Ramcharger would be cool also.

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