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What is it?

Old 07-10-2007, 09:18 PM
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Default What is it?

Hi all...before I tell you, I will let you try and guess...
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:29 PM
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A flat chassis Savage?
Old 07-10-2007, 09:44 PM
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One of those cheap chinese jobbies off e-bay?
Old 07-10-2007, 10:09 PM
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it looks like a flat body savage by the bumpers, body post, etc. but the reciever box looks like it says traxxas(then its a piece of ****) haha
Old 07-10-2007, 10:16 PM
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i see diferent parts from diferent trucks so i will say its custom!?!?
Old 07-10-2007, 10:28 PM
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yep i think its parts from a bunch of different trucks
Old 07-10-2007, 11:00 PM
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Yeah the tranny looks like a savage tranny on its side.
Old 07-10-2007, 11:17 PM
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looks like a pan chassis Savage. look at the bulkheads, chassis, etc...sweet truck!
Old 07-10-2007, 11:23 PM
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Yep, looks like the flat chassis savage project to me.....
Old 07-10-2007, 11:41 PM
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Those that said custom would be right...it started out as some sort of old Ofna buggy, then I added the Savage gearbox (yup on its side) mated to the rear diff with a shaft from my Avenger buggy as well as the GS .21 engine. Tower hobbies batt box, Traxxas reciever box (actually a nice piece of kit!) custom engine/gearbox mount with a Savage engine mount , oh yea and Savage body posts.
Just ran it for the first time and it goes really well, just needs a few tweaks here and there (including shift point to second gear) and it should be an ok "Bitsa".
Old 07-10-2007, 11:48 PM
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ya that definitely qualifys for custom[8D] good job
Old 07-11-2007, 02:32 AM
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If you can do this with a mish-mosh of parts, you can easily make up a pan chassis for the Savage, using its bulkheads, suspension and driveline, etc. [8D]
Old 07-11-2007, 11:35 AM
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ohh man, bravo! I wanted to put an MT tranny on a buggy in ages! wow, nice to see someone's done it. good job!
Old 07-11-2007, 03:08 PM
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ORIGINAL: gravediggerracing

If you can do this with a mish-mosh of parts, you can easily make up a pan chassis for the Savage, using its bulkheads, suspension and driveline, etc. [8D]
Yea I started that project...[link=http://www.phpbbserver.com/rcworld/viewtopic.php?t=177&mforum=rcworld]HERE[/link]

Didnt end up finishing it tho...ended up doing my custom LCG TVP Double Mid Tank Savage and thought, I honestly dont think my Savage can be improved upon (for bashing because IMO you cant beat the TVP design for outright strength), and while the flat pan chassis would have been cool for racing, and just cool anyway, Truggies do it better and my philosophy is if you have to change a truck that much and still have a product thats inferior to something else thats out there and already designed for the purpose (ie: Truggy) then why bother...[X(]
Old 07-11-2007, 10:26 PM
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well crap, i thought for sure I saw the bulkheads...but it was just the body mounts.

sweet ride
Old 07-12-2007, 02:24 AM
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Nice job azzman, I'm thinking about doing the same to my Savage XDrag...
Old 07-12-2007, 05:11 AM
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Nice job on the work,but its going to bend without some more support to the front/rear diff areas.
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:18 AM
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Very nice work and custom fabrication of the tranny mounts and the pan!

I do agree, more support would be needed to prevent bending at the diff areas. Some 45degree angle supports would be a viable option that would add very little weight to the total truck.
Old 07-12-2007, 12:48 PM
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how much does it weigh?
Old 07-12-2007, 12:59 PM
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AZZMAN-I had to post those pics becaust it's SWEET! Too bad you didn't complete it.....it looked so close.[8D]
Old 07-12-2007, 04:33 PM
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Mate, I actually ran it...see pics below...

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Old 07-12-2007, 04:48 PM
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Interested in building a duplicate?
Old 07-12-2007, 05:41 PM
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How did it handle azz? and how does the new one handle?
Old 07-13-2007, 07:51 AM
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ORIGINAL: azzman

Mate, I actually ran it...see pics below...


Wow! that is an absolute beautiful bit of fabrication! I so love the center reinforcing tray and shelf that you mounted the meat of the gear to. That is truley innovative and enginneringwise, what a hybrid TVP/pan should be, the best of both worlds.
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Well I only ran it once, basically just to test to see if it would run...it wasnt finished, and the alloy I was using was just crap stuff from the local sheetmetal workers. If done properly it really needed some decent quality stuff, cheap stuff is just too soft in that application (flat chassis).
I then realised that it would have been a one off fabrication job that may not have served much purpose to me, especially now that I have a truggy (which it was basically trying to imitate) and I have built my LCG 12mm ext TVPs which make the Sav about as good as it can get while retaining its heritage (ie: TVP chassis).
I agree it was a cool project and would of been cool finished off, but I will not be the one to do it!

If anyone out there wants the chassis including the braces, thats the front and rear bulkhead braces as well as the brace that runs between them (but does not include the plate that the engine and trans were bolted to, cause that part I have used on the latest hybrid) as well as the custom modified front diff housing and the FLM ext rear dogbone, then you are welcome to them for the cost of postage and packaging (probably about US$20 should cover it) then let me know, I will also help out in terms of information/ideas etc.

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