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Old 12-11-2007, 01:01 PM
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Hi i am new to the forum but have an interesting truck conversion i did.dont know what you think???
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:03 PM
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Thats pretty cool! Nice job!
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Nice, very cool! Do they work well?!
Old 12-11-2007, 02:23 PM
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Hi Lunchboxer, the snow mobile truck conversion works really well considering it only took an hour to make,shocks took a little longer to work right, and i have home made skies for the front to rplace the wheels when it really snows.
The land yacht goes too fast, i put bearings on all the wheels and with a good wind it really takes off, i didnt fit any brakes,ooopps.
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:28 PM
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dude the track conversion mod is freakin awsome looking and I bet it is just as functional. Mad props to you!!!! Is that a t4 or something? I have a feeling winter is gonna be pretty bad in my area compared to last year and wish I had one of those
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lol,thanks dude, it climbs anything, the front wheels just about work, the tracks can be driven independantly like a tank if i stick another speed controller in, its an easy mod, u need an old 1/10 abrahams tank now they are $60 i think , and use the motors ,tracks from it and the shocks from the truck and thats it, the truck is a very old mt 10 from the eighties thats been lying around gathering dust. the skies i make from softwood and are real easy to build.
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:49 PM
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did you rob those parts from a tank kit?? Also you would be pretty popluar if you gave instructions on how to build the traxs too.
Old 12-11-2007, 02:54 PM
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I been wanting to do a halftrack with driven front wheels, any idea on what brand that abrahams tank kit was, link em if you got em lol.
Old 12-11-2007, 03:05 PM
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you can get the abrams 1/10 tank on ebay, try tanks for spare or repair,mine was a christmas present about six years ago which i fried with a bigger battery,oops hey we all make mistakes. but any tank will do . trust me the build was really easy ,if you want i can step by step in pictures to show the build???? for a front wheel driven half track ,use an old for wheel drive truck take the rear axle and drive shafts out shorten some spare swing arms and find shorter drive shafts fit a pair of heng long tank drive sprockets and idler wheels and tank tracks and there you have it. the great thing is when you finished with the tracks its easy to convert back to a truck, nitro would work really well.
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i love the tracks!
Old 12-11-2007, 03:27 PM
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Thanks brushless boy, i like to build my own different designs ,get bored of the same old stuff,well except my HPI savage which rocks....lol, i build all my own support equipment boxes and tote boxes too.
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thanks, I will look for a conversion candidate on ebay soon, I like what you did there, I bet the tracks make enough difference the front don't really need to be driven.
Old 12-11-2007, 03:34 PM
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rickster3057 that is really cool.I know what you mean about building your own design it's a good feeling.Nice work i have been looking for something to use for a track but i would like something a bit wider any ideas?
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Hi J.D.T, when you get your tank, if you get stuck just give me a shout if you need help.[8D]
Your right about the tracks they do a great job the grip you get is unreal,the picture shows the cable tied ,try it first,version i will have to post pics of the finished and painted version when i get round to it ,i got a twin hulled airboat to finish, dont you just love this hobby,lol ,by the way my truck was an associated mt 10 rear wheel drive.
Old 12-11-2007, 03:44 PM
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hi ridgewalker, i have a Kyosho nitro blizzard, the tracks on that are really wide, you can get spares on ebay and you can pretty much make them to whatever length you like,does that help any????
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ORIGINAL: rickster3057

Hi i am new to the forum but have an interesting truck conversion i did.dont know what you think???
sick truck were did u get the treads??
Old 12-11-2007, 03:48 PM
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Thanks drifting dragon, the tracks were from an old RC 1/10 abrahams tank, the two tracks were made from one track, took about an hour to make,reserached the internet was gonna make it a snow plane ruck but changed my mind,lol.
Rick.
Old 12-11-2007, 03:52 PM
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ok cause i was gunna use the 1 on here http://www.robotshop.ca/home/supplie...ck-trk-02.html
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Those will work fine, i have seen them being used on wooden RC tanks,and robot projects, they are really strong and lite, i am not sure how well they would cope with running at high speed though, you get a lot of stretch with rubber tracks...
what kind of design do you plan on using them on????
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:11 PM
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im thinking of simaler style as you but all the way around or make a snowmobile out of my di
Old 12-11-2007, 04:38 PM
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Sounds cool, i think the robot tracks would work fine there is an RC snow mobile site in the usa that sells the idler wheels, shock and rear unit assembly ready built for a snow mobile all you do is hook it up to some sprockets and attach your tracks even easier than my design....
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Old 12-11-2007, 06:13 PM
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u have the link??
Old 12-12-2007, 07:59 AM
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hi just got the link, http://stores.snowmobiletrinkets.com/gaspoweredrc.html
the shock system is expensive but saves time,enjoy.
Old 12-12-2007, 08:21 AM
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Just took some more pictures of the tracks and shock setup, also the motors.
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:40 PM
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try to fit a couple of 540's in there, then run 'em of of 14 volts.

With 2 "tank" motors in there, it doesn't sound like a speed demon at all.

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