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Old 02-20-2014, 07:26 PM
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why are you not using these rally tires? they look about right?




edit: are they too low profile?
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:32 PM
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Thanks Rob! I like your general lee build too, I found it a few months ago but I dont remember if I posted in it or not, I am often a lurker! I especially liked the realism of the videos and of the car handling with body roll and all
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:51 PM
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why are you not using these rally tires? they look about right?

edit: are they too low profile?
Well they are part of my arsenal currently but they do have a slightly lower profile than the regular mini tires. Actually I think they are the same diameter, if you include the tire threads which are pretty deep, so the sidewall itself is shorter. I might use them at some point but they look just a bit too low profile.

After I mod the 3 other wheels, I will probably put the tires and wheels aside for a bit and do the front chassis with steel (based on my cardboard tests which are pretty much sorted out for the front).

I also ordered shorter turnbuckles for the 4 links so it is more scale with actual Escorts. This will change how I will do the chassis floor if I do one (likely )
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:16 PM
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And I might do away with the quarter elliptical leaf springs if I can fit these Losi mini late model shocks between the watt's linkage and axle and have enough travel. They are like 3/4" travel, I would have liked just a tad more rear travel but I think they would be worth the trade off scale wise.

I would move out the formerly upper mounted brackets out of the way and put the shocks even closer to the frame rails. The orange springs are way too soft but I have some general purpose springs I got at the hardware store, just the right diameter and about the correct stiffness!




It looks like I will be pretty close to the real shocks mounts location!



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Old 02-28-2014, 10:07 AM
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I got some shorter lenght turnbuckles, I am going to shorten the four links to more scale proportions, I think it will also help designing the floor pan with a larger flat area and less cutouts.

I also have something special in the mail regarding the rear axle I keep the suspense until I have some pictures once I start integrating "it"



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Old 02-28-2014, 11:13 AM
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Ha! Looking forward to it!

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Old 02-28-2014, 11:16 AM
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:24 PM
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I took a little time today to start doing the front chassis with steel. It goes pretty good, I think the folds will be less apparent once soldered. I need to find a way to hold the parts tight enough while soldering. I ordered some mini magnets, either that or one bolt and nut to be buffed out after soldering.

I have so much plans in head for this thing, I just dont find enough free time to make it progress a quickly as I would like




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Old 03-01-2014, 10:30 PM
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Ha! Looking forward to it!
Me too! Thanks for following the build Preston!
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:37 PM
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Hey it's a pleasure Fred! Lots of great ideas ! Especially seeing them being physically accomplished!
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very nice man!!

you brazing or soldering the panels together? and how thick is that steel??
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:29 AM
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Thanks guys! I will solder them, it is 22 gage steel if I remember correctly (it is car body repair sheet steel). It is not too heavy and very strong once folded in a structure like that.

Once I am done with these 4 parts I will do the front lights/grille panel and then the firewall. Then it will be ready for some soldering!
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:45 AM
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Nice! How heavy do you estimate it will be in the end? Wondering if the brakes will be able to stop it when it gets up to some speed....
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:46 AM
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Not sure about the overall weight, but I do not plan to do the whole monocoque chassis like the 1:1 car, probably the floor pan (with a thinner air duct steel) and maybe a minimal tubular structure to consolidate the front chassis with the rest of the chassis.

I will use the thicker 22 steel where strenght matters. Also the air duct steel is galvanized so I have to buff it before I can solder it. I did some soldering tests on it and it is ok once buffed, but rusts easily

Edit: I think the extra weight (compared to a regular performance oriented RC) will play in favor if a more realistic (handlful lol) driving, but at the same time it will favor more realistic crashes (costly and destructive) which is not a good thing hahaha

So yes the weight is going to have to be kept under an acceptable value, but I am not too worried about keeping it as light as possible. As long as things does not break because of the weight!

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As for the brakes vs weight I will need to make the front disc brake setup work haha
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