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Haulin Azz 07-18-2007 04:38 PM

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.:D 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.:eek:

rc monkey 07-18-2007 04:42 PM

RE: Custom Sand Rail/Dune Buggy
 
Nice, custom rules:D Lets see some pics!!!

mindwreck 07-18-2007 04:47 PM

RE: Custom Sand Rail/Dune Buggy
 
dang this is going to have a fatty rear end with the clod axle hanging off the back. PICS :D

Haulin Azz 07-18-2007 04:53 PM

RE: Custom Sand Rail/Dune Buggy
 
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.

Haulin Azz 07-18-2007 05:08 PM

RE: Custom Sand Rail/Dune Buggy
 
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here are some pics

dirt101 07-18-2007 05:15 PM

RE: Custom Sand Rail/Dune Buggy
 
Did you make the graphite too?

Haulin Azz 07-18-2007 05:16 PM

RE: Custom Sand Rail/Dune Buggy
 
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here are some more of how it looks right now

Takedown 07-18-2007 05:18 PM

RE: Custom Sand Rail/Dune Buggy
 
Pretty cool![sm=thumbs_up.gif]

Haulin Azz 07-18-2007 05:18 PM

RE: Custom Sand Rail/Dune Buggy
 
no, it was an old bolink or parma chassis that was just layin around.;)

Haulin Azz 07-18-2007 05:19 PM

RE: Custom Sand Rail/Dune Buggy
 
thanks, it will be real cool with the 5700kv mamba!![:-]

Lumpmister 07-18-2007 05:20 PM

RE: Custom Sand Rail/Dune Buggy
 
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

Haulin Azz 07-18-2007 05:28 PM

RE: Custom Sand Rail/Dune Buggy
 
ya that is pretty sweet! I hope this will be good with the mamba lol!!:D

mindwreck 07-18-2007 07:16 PM

RE: Custom Sand Rail/Dune Buggy
 
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.:D haha

http://image.rcuniverse.com/forum/up...02/Mk26379.jpg

webdr 07-18-2007 07:45 PM

RE: Custom Sand Rail/Dune Buggy
 
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.

Haulin Azz 07-18-2007 10:18 PM

RE: Custom Sand Rail/Dune Buggy
 
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.

rc monkey 07-19-2007 08:05 AM

RE: Custom Sand Rail/Dune Buggy
 
Looks good. Yeah some 2.2 ribs up front would be sweet. Is that steel?

Haulin Azz 07-19-2007 08:17 AM

RE: Custom Sand Rail/Dune Buggy
 
yep it is steel 3/16 brake line welded together. it is still light amazingly, less then half the weight of an e-savage.

TIGER76 07-19-2007 08:30 AM

RE: Custom Sand Rail/Dune Buggy
 
[X(]looks good m8 keep up the good work cant wait to see it shift in a vid soon :D:D

Haulin Azz 07-19-2007 08:38 AM

RE: Custom Sand Rail/Dune Buggy
 
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.

castandiello 11-29-2010 01:02 AM

RE: Custom Sand Rail/Dune Buggy
 
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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