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T_Bucket Project-RC

Old 07-21-2008, 06:51 PM
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Well I finally started this. It will be long project. Theres two areas which will be the most difficult, 1) the front end, 2) placement of transmission.

Im planning on use a Axial or High Lift rear axle.

First I started the chassis. Using the one provided in the kit proceeded to adapt it to an aluminum one and make it look as flawlessly as possible.




Mock up with tires. Im thinking on keeping those in the back. For th front I still dont know if use the ones from the kit. Skinny tires in that scale are hard to find specially with a 12mm hex.



Also thinking of going with moon caps!



The electric engine will be concealed inside the model's engine. The two halves are joined by screws to make it easier in case of any problems with electric unit.


Old 07-21-2008, 06:55 PM
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That is cool!!!
Old 07-21-2008, 07:33 PM
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A 370 motor with gearhead should fit in that engine. You could go from the gearhead straight to the axle, essentially fitting the engine and transmission into the engine and transmission. Since your using a lathe motor I assume you dont care too much about speed.
Old 07-21-2008, 07:41 PM
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Im not planning on speed at all. If late wanted too I could swap engines later. I wan to tackle the conversion and make it as real as possible.
Old 07-22-2008, 05:53 PM
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Done: the electrical engine is happily put together, waiting for further modding to couple it with the rear axle...like this:




Final placement in modified chassis:

Old 07-22-2008, 06:55 PM
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is that a 55t motor? sweet build man! these always interest me but i dont think i have the skills to put one together!
Old 07-23-2008, 05:47 AM
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Miniature jack stands? Chaman where do you get all these scale accessories?

That's the most elaborate build I've seen in a long time.
Old 07-23-2008, 06:31 PM
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Thanks! This one will really take a lot of time though....
Old 07-23-2008, 10:36 PM
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Okay...this is an idea of how the powertrain could lay out. Thats an Evader tranny with a Tamiya spur (stock TLT one) adapted to it...could work. The Evader tranny is small enough and could be tucked in there easily...I think.


Old 07-24-2008, 02:26 AM
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that is effin sick! nice work bro[8D]
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Damn I need skills [>:]. Looks good man good luck with it. Post a vid when your done
Old 07-24-2008, 06:27 AM
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Whats the bore on those output cups? The one on the motor doesnt look centered for some reason.
Old 08-01-2008, 02:45 PM
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I like the layout but using a ball diff?? If you went like in the pic with a pinion to spur and out byway of axle the power would be lost to the side with nothing. Since it has the least or NO resistence, or am I missing something??? Still like the idea and skills shown here that is really great to see!!!
Old 08-02-2008, 06:37 AM
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[X(] Looks awesome so far m8 [8D]

Keep those pics coming
Old 08-11-2008, 06:58 PM
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At last! A friggin update! LOL!! Well the Axial axl arrived today and at first I though it would be too long but after mock up I think it will do just fine. Ive never dealt with an axial axle before and was impressed by its quality. The only thing that bothers me is the actual length of it. Has there ever been a shortened build of them? I dont think I will do such a thing but Im just curious.





Those wont be the final tires though. SLOWLY getting there.....LOL!!
Old 08-11-2008, 08:03 PM
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LOL!! Looks like a Curie axle out a 1:1... Good looking bug in the back ground, just for the heck of it throw in a few pics of it.. From what I see it looks good as well!!
Old 08-11-2008, 08:15 PM
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I guess you dont know my Herbie Offroad project....




With towing rig (RustBucket) and trailer....

Old 08-11-2008, 08:45 PM
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Tried old Rusty rims with a much better offset. I think they are perfect and I will use them. Maybe i will use the tires too! Who knows...

Pics!




Old 08-11-2008, 11:44 PM
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Im not to familiar with the Axial axles, but if the axle shafts are held back by an e-clip or setscrew or something and there are bearing in the end of the axle housings (where axle meets straight adapter) then you could ditch the straight adapters and shorten the axle shafts to whatever you want. All you would need is a hacksaw and a file.

The width does look a lot better with the Rusty wheels but I want to see those pretty aluminum wheels used

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