Yeah, this was actually the first which is a prototype and we have actually perfected it. I will post a few photos again later of the other full guard. I did re-sink these screws. This was a quick run we built and tested heavy bashing. It helped with flipping too. It bounces on the front and rear bumpers instead of breaking off the hubs. We just got into RC and will try to keep posting new ideas. The volcano is an excellent starter truck but does indeed need a bit of protection to make it last a whole day of bashing. I'm currently building ''pebble guards'' cause it seems the smallest little pebble gets in the drive train and snaps the dog bones. Especially if you run lipo power. I will consider building to sell these items. We will see the responses to the other pics I post.
what ive seen people do, who sell custom/handmade parts on ebay is this: list the item and in the description state that the item is made after the sale. Thus, the item may take 7 days before shipping.
Thise makes it easy as you dont have to make the chassis before hand. Wait to you have the sale, then make it. If you sell enough of them quickly, then it would make sence to produce them in small batches beforehand.
What type of metal are you using, and what do you cut it with?
Other tricks I use with the volcano is putting nitro fuel tubing bits inside the diff's drive cups. This puts the dogbone further into the wheel's drive cup. There is often too much play on the dogbones, and they can come to far out of the wheel's drive cups...especially when the wheels are fully turned. Thats often the situation which causes the dogbones to bind/bend or snap.
On top of that, moving the camber and steering links to the holes closest to the hub helps alot. I find that it helps nearly as much as upgrading to the alloy ones. And there isnt much need for camber adjsutments and such on a basher monster truck like the volcano.
Just for an idea, the only other good chassis protection you can buy is the Tboneracing bumpers and skid plates. They make them for the tornado and volcano. These are high grade, larger plastic bumpers. The bumpers run you $15 each (front and rear) So, $30 for both.
Your chassis has front/rear bumper...as well as tougher chassis and serves as a skid plate (protecting all those screws)
I dont think it would be unreasonable to ask $50-$60 shipped for that chassis. If you can build it for less than $15-$20 then there is some money to be made there.