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Old 07-18-2007, 04:38 PM
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Default Custom Sand Rail/Dune Buggy

I am making a sand rail, but it won't be run on sand because there is none where i am at... It will be ran on dirt, gravel, asphalt, concrete, and in fields. I am using the front end from a traxxas spirit(looks similar to a sand rails), a clod buster rear end, full tube chassis made from 3/16 brake line and welded together with a graphite bottom plate, futaba s3305 servo, fm radio, and a 5700kv mamba system. It is just about finished, still needs a few more hours of work though. I have about 15 hours of work, half a spool of welding wire, and over 150" of 3/16 brake line it this thing. I will load some pics up in just a little bit. When i load the pics don't laugh please (i am only 15 and this was my first time welding anything all by myself and i designed as i went so it is not the best job out there.
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:42 PM
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Nice, custom rules Lets see some pics!!!
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:47 PM
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dang this is going to have a fatty rear end with the clod axle hanging off the back. PICS
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:53 PM
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ya it has a wide wide rear end but i will put some wider 2.2 truck front ribs on the front to make the front a bit wider, pics are getting cropped now so in the next few minutes, my welds are huge but i did gring them down but the were huge so it dont look the best.
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:08 PM
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here are some pics
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Did you make the graphite too?
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:16 PM
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here are some more of how it looks right now
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:18 PM
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Pretty cool![sm=thumbs_up.gif]
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:18 PM
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no, it was an old bolink or parma chassis that was just layin around.
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:19 PM
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thanks, it will be real cool with the 5700kv mamba!![:-]
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:20 PM
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That is going to be a sick @$$ build!!! I ran across this on ebay and thought it might help you out a little

http://cgi.ebay.com/RC-10-SAND-RAIL-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:28 PM
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ya that is pretty sweet! I hope this will be good with the mamba lol!!
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that is pretty sweet. i like the solid rear axle suspension setup you made there. might i suggest angling the shocks a bit to get more travel because im pretty sure its you going to be launching that thing

again. that is one fatty rear end. haha

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It looks awesome but those are some serious booger welds! Hit that frame with a sander.... it would make all the difference in a finished look.
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:18 PM
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ya i will get wheels to make the width look better front to rear. i have sanded it for over an hour with a dremel at 10k rpm and took off alot, it will stay like that for a little while. Ya i thnk i might angle the shocks some later on also. I hope the rear frame shock mounts hold on some big launches.... I am thinking about some 2.2 truck ribs in front, and some paddles and somethen else for the rear.
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:05 AM
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Looks good. Yeah some 2.2 ribs up front would be sweet. Is that steel?
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:17 AM
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yep it is steel 3/16 brake line welded together. it is still light amazingly, less then half the weight of an e-savage.
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:30 AM
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[X(]looks good m8 keep up the good work cant wait to see it shift in a vid soon
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thanks, once i have some extra dough i will be making a drag car with a tamiya toureg rear solid axle, emaxx tranny for two speed shifting, a full tube chassis, straight tube front axle(it is going to be a 41 willys gasser), and dual engines.
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My sandrail version. Built from an XTM xcellerator platform, Himoto rollcage, Ofna pirate 125cc fuel tank, HPI header, Revo exhaust, Traxxas wheels and Proline tires.
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