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    low bucks 6x6 vacation build

    i had no clue or direction when i started this thing.i didnt even plan to build it, just happen to come across a set of axial axles cheap a few days before my vacation.

    i got the axles last tuesday and started building




    then tore done my ax10 i hardly ever run.laid everything out and bent up some 3/8's square tube,and made some shock hoops out of 3/16th brake line






    built a 4 line truss for the rear axle




    ended up wasting a day and a half and a tank of gas running around looking for a body. then a internet search netted me some pics of 6x6 land rovers. so i cut a dingo body in half


    a lack of styrene skills lead to a steel/tube flat bed truggy kinda mix




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    i still have to figure out bumpers and some mounts for the cab. i got a dual motor mount on the way for this pig. gonna run dual 55's in it.
    the rest of the electronics are a sidewinder esc,hobbyking HV mg servo and a single integy 65t(some to be replaced) and a old futaba 2pl i had on the ax10.
    so far im still under 200 bunks into this thing

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    RE: low bucks 6x6 vacation build

    dude, thats awsome!

    Ive seen many 6x6's on the web, but they all look like huge money pits.

    Nice to see one built with a low budget in mind.

    And your previous experince with frame making for the venom show on this build. It looks great!

    The body is coming along nicely as well. Inspiring me to continue on my 1/5 build!
    SC10rs, 1/6 hummer crawler, Kyosho Twin Force, Lunchbox project, Techone P51,

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    RE: low bucks 6x6 vacation build

    love the chassis I've been thinking of doing a similar one for my 6wd WK just I suck at welding
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    RE: low bucks 6x6 vacation build


    ORIGINAL: SyCo_VeNoM

    love the chassis I've been thinking of doing a similar one for my 6wd WK just I suck at welding
    dont HAVE to weld syco. The welded shock mounts look better, but I used stock SCX10 shock towers on my custom 1/5 chassis. Just bolt them right on.

    I didnt know you have a 6wd WK. If you need one, I have a good trans!

    Nitro stan, after seeing your second chassis now, I wish I had done my 1/5 with sold square stock. I think the solid bends nicer than the tubular sqaure stock I used for my 1/5.

    Keep the build pics comming.
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    RE: low bucks 6x6 vacation build

    ORIGINAL: nitrosportsandrunner


    ORIGINAL: SyCo_VeNoM

    love the chassis I've been thinking of doing a similar one for my 6wd WK just I suck at welding
    dont HAVE to weld syco. The welded shock mounts look better, but I used stock SCX10 shock towers on my custom 1/5 chassis. Just bolt them right on.

    I didnt know you have a 6wd WK. If you need one, I have a good trans!

    Nitro stan, after seeing your second chassis now, I wish I had done my 1/5 with sold square stock. I think the solid bends nicer than the tubular sqaure stock I used for my 1/5.

    Keep the build pics comming.
    ehh never saw it? Lil over a year ago I bolted 2 pieces of aluminum onto the back of the WK's TVP's to add another axle and shock mounts. Worked quite well but due to the WK's massive travel the rear drive shaft likes to pop out if the shocks are decompressed. I think my was was one of the most dirt cheap ways to make a 6X6. I've threw the idea around in my head to go 8X8 as I got another WK axle laying around that is meant for another project
    In all honesty on part (outside the stock WK) I think I spent $30 for the axle, and $8 for the parts bag to get the linkages from HPI, and a piece of scrap aluminum I had from when I made a chassis plate for another RC.
    Just realised I never made a build thread for it prolly cause of how fast it was to do. I think spent like 20-25 mins total making it (from drawing, and cutting the TVP extension to bolting it on)
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    RE: low bucks 6x6 vacation build

    thanks guys
    both chassis iv done are square tube, not solid. i hacked up a couple metal things that hang on the wall.

    it had to be cheap to do it this close to christmas.
    parts breakdown
    used ax10 basket case-$40(used everything off it,even parts of the chassis)
    sidewinder esc-given to me
    hot racing steel tranny gears,ebay-$26
    motor plate and extra pinion-$21
    pair of used axles for pass through-$55
    hobbyking HV servo and horn-$35
    hardware,tube,all thread from home depot and LHS-$65
    i had motors,radio sheel metal for the bed,everything for brazing. did have to buy another bottle of mapp-$10.

    $217 total. forgot about the pinion and other bottle of mapp gas

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    RE: low bucks 6x6 vacation build

    forgot a couple pics
    dual motor mount


    cab mounted and bed painted

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    RE: low bucks 6x6 vacation build

    outstanding build !

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    RE: low bucks 6x6 vacation build

    got my front bumper built. paint drying now. nothing fancy, just a piece of 1/2" tube,a hoop on top and shackle mounts



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    RE: low bucks 6x6 vacation build

    Nice job on keeping the build price low

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    RE: low bucks 6x6 vacation build

    bumper done, i found some steel mesh scraps to play with and got some body posts for the rear of the cab


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    RE: low bucks 6x6 vacation build

    Looks good... Nice build..

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    RE: low bucks 6x6 vacation build

    rebuilding the bed





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    RE: low bucks 6x6 vacation build

    Very nice build .

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    RE: low bucks 6x6 vacation build

    thanks. it works better than i though it would

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    RE: low bucks 6x6 vacation build

    Very sweet build. Nice fab work.
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    RE: low bucks 6x6 vacation build



    Fantastic build! Now go get it dirty!!

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    RE: low bucks 6x6 vacation build

    been dirty and broke already

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    I've heard there is a place on axial site that shows all parts and part numbers required to make a scx10 into a 6x6 but can't seem to find it. You guys have any clue? Appreciate any help. Rather than ask a bunch of questions thought that May be the easier way. Thanks T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97sfeclipse View Post
    I've heard there is a place on axial site that shows all parts and part numbers required to make a scx10 into a 6x6 but can't seem to find it. You guys have any clue? Appreciate any help. Rather than ask a bunch of questions thought that May be the easier way. Thanks T.
    http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/5692

    Funny thing I found that like a week ago when I was looking to remake the WK I posted the pic of 1.5 years ago above into more of a scaler, and was looking for ideas on looks

    Next time might want to make a new thread as most people only reply to the top posts(without looking at dates), and don't look for the new posts.
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