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Old 12-28-2008, 01:56 PM
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Default Wheelbase Extension to Convert Monster Truck into Trophy / Baja Truck Possible?

I really like the longer wheelbase of the HPI 5T and the MCD Baja 1000. Has anyone every tried to modify the chassis and drive shaft of a 1/5 scale monster truck into a longer wheelbase 4x4 trophy/Baja truck? Could the wheelbase be extended by cutting the chassis and fitting an extension piece and then adapting a longer drive shaft? If you have done such a project please post pictures/parts and how you did it. I am considering trying to do this with my Hurricane C5. It seems like the MCD or HPI 5T body could be adapted as well.
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Old 12-28-2008, 03:01 PM
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The MCD Baja1000 body will fit the Hurricane C5 without having to extend the chassis. I am not sure about the Baja5T body though. The MCD Baja has a wheelbase of 510mm which is shorter than the Hurricane C5’s 520mm wheelbase. I believe the wheelbase of the HPI Baja 5T is 570mm, which is considerably longer than both the MCD and the Hurricane C5. As for extending the chassis I have never done that, good luck on your mod and let us know how it goes.
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there is something like you are looking for on ebay right now.
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Old 12-28-2008, 05:56 PM
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Dont know if this will help you out or if it is of relevancy but here is what i did when i rebuilt my FG Marder to onroad,this was before i knew i could by a new chassiplate with 535 mm wheelbaseI simply cut it in half using a jigsaw and made an extensionplate with the same shape,and screwed it together again.If i was going to use this offroad i would have welded the piece in,but as it is for onroad use and no jumping i thought it was enough screwing it together
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