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Old 04-20-2015, 06:19 PM
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I'll say one thing for sure, I'm glad I put the sliders on. They're taking a beating on these jagged chunks of concrete, and I'm fairly confident that without them, the body would have huge chunks broken off. As it is, the rear driveshaft, links and pumpkins are taking a beating. The next piece of protection I'll have to work on is putting a piece of metal across the lower rear body. I've already broke off the spare tire twice, and now the stock hitch got knocked off yesterday coming off the rocks.
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:41 PM
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:56 PM
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WOW, it worked, LOL! All 5 of these were shot at the same time, but they ended up as separate videos because I was driving and shooting at the same time, and everytime I got stuck, I paused. Sorry for the crappy resolution.
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Old 04-23-2015, 05:13 AM
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Great videos mike flea. that jeep crawls good.
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:34 PM
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Thanks, I just wish when I took it off "pause", it would have been one continuous video. I just need more practice. After I make the rear "bumper", I'll shoot some more.

I'm using a 35t brushed motor, and I like it, but I'm wondering if I go to a 55t motor, how much would it slow it down. I like having the extra "kick" when I need it to get over problem areas, but as you can see in the videos, it seems a bit too quick, as in not a scale speed. Of course, like I mentioned above, I had a camera in one hand and the controller it the other, one finger on the throttle and the thumb on the steering. I'll have to pick up a 55t and experiment.
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:35 AM
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A 55t motor would slow it down some. maybe try a spur and or a pinion gear change before the motor change. i tried the one handed driving before and it didn't work out so well.
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:05 PM
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The other item I need to work on is a rear bumper or protective plate across the rear lower part of the body. Coming off the rocks I've torn off the spare tire mount twice, which was remedied by putting the spare mount on the cage, but I'm worried that the old 70's era plastic is fragile and will eventually start breaking off.
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Old 04-27-2015, 05:31 PM
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yeah plastic does get brittle after a while. is there any frame under there? can u take a few pics, post'em and if i get any ideas i'll throw them out there.
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:06 PM
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I was going to just attach a flat piece of 1/16" x 1/2" piece of metal directly to the back of the plastic body, but I could just use the same metal to extend the current chassis and make a nice metal skid bumper to come off the rear.
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Yeah i agree a extension from the chassis rear end around that round cross brace would give you options for a skid and a inner bumper that is body width. might add some strength.
maybe the front a bit as well. a winch would look good on that jeep.
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Old 05-10-2015, 02:43 PM
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I cut a couple 4.5 inch lengths of the 1/16 x 1/2 inch flat stock and marked them off for mounting holes to the frame, also need to notch the pieces for clearing the taillight wires. Still have to measure & cut the rear bumper.
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:20 PM
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Got the rear bumper done today, made extensions mounted off the end of the chassis, and made a wraparound bumper to protect the plastic body. You can't see it from the photos, but it hangs down from the plastic 1/8" so it will take the abuse and not the body.
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:29 PM
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Hmmmmmmmmmm? I just realized my videos, that were posted several posts above, disappeared.
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WOW very cool mike. real good fit. now the body won't get so beat up on.
Your vid's' are still there bud.
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Old 05-17-2015, 06:39 PM
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Well, I'm glad you can still see them, and others hopefully too, all I see are big black rectangles where they were
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:28 PM
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Ah, there they are, LOL!
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Old 06-24-2015, 04:15 PM
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ok loyal followers, sorry about not posting in a while, but like any homeowner, I've been working around the house, and putting in my vegetable garden for this year. So now that it's in, it's back to work on RC's and the garden railroad. Plans for the Jeep include making a pintle type hook for the back bumper and finishing out the G.I. Joe trailer. The trailer currently has the stock wheels and hard plastic tires, so the plan is to put on a set of rubber RC tires. Originally, I was looking to put the 2.2 Ripsaws leftover from my Ridgecrest on, but at 5.5 in they're a bit tall and I'd have to shave off the fenders, and I really don't want to do that. I'll look into a smaller diameter 2.2, or possibly a 1.9 set. Also not sure if I'm going to keep the trailer suspension-less (stock), or play around with making a live suspension either out of leaf springs or shocks and links.
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:28 PM
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What width axle wideners for scx-10 axle to equal width of ar-60?
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:58 PM
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well i think scx10 axles are a little more than 7.5 and the ar 60 (the wraith or yeti) is little more than 8. so i think 12 or 13 should do it for ya. more likely the 13.
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Old 07-03-2015, 11:15 AM
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Thanks Rusted, I want to build another chassis for my lexan Dodge body, as the current one was taken for this Jeep project.
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Old 07-03-2015, 06:42 PM
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no prob mike. good luck with your build and post some pics when you get to building it.
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