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Old 07-28-2005, 04:40 PM
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Default Custom Clod Chassis-Homemade UPDATED PICS

Hey... i recently finished my homemade clod chassis. I havent tested it yet as I just JB welded the diffs today, so tomorrow will be the test day. This is my first time making a custom chassis so let me know what you think. Post any suggestions or comments...

Made from a street sign. 1/4-20" allen key screws 3" long, 1/4-20" lock nuts. 4-40 allen key screws 1.5 or 2" long, 4-40 lock nuts, aluminum tubing, brass tubing for top link mounts mounted with body clips. Let me know what you think....

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WB - 18.5" but adjustable to be longer or shorter which will increase or decrease the center ground clearance.
Ground Clearance - 5.5"

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Old 07-28-2005, 05:33 PM
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you went hard core vary nice work man i still like tlt more of scale to me
Old 07-29-2005, 08:18 AM
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Nice job! Lots of ground clearance you have there, and the chassis looks professional. Is it still 4 wheel steering?
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no.. it isnt 4WS... but I have all the parts needed.. i just need to install them and put in a servo and Y harness or go with a 4 channel radio like my TLT...

thanks for the reply
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Is that the battery slot cut into the sides??
Old 07-29-2005, 11:17 PM
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yeah... i mounted it somewhat closer to the front rather than having it centered... just for a bit of increased traction...

i have also changed the rear ball links to traxxas ones...
Old 07-30-2005, 01:58 PM
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It looks like you'll get plenty of travel that way. I like the way the side plates of the chassis look, it appears to sort of contain all the electronics and add some protection. Sweet.
Old 07-30-2005, 04:34 PM
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thanks...

I changed the rear link ball cups to traxxas ball cups because I broke one and the store didnt have that same size... all i need now is some type of skidplate... Im thinking of plexi-glass or something... maybe some eavestrough and cut it to size then use the chassis strengtheners (the large bolts near bottom) to bolt it on... I also need some lathe motors because with my 3000 and 3300 batteries.. i only get about 15 mins of runtime...

I will post some pics of articulation soon and some other pics of "just on the rocks"
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Here are some new pics... pictures of articulation, on the rocks, and step by step stair crawl (the 1st step is about 10" increase from ground)

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Old 07-30-2005, 06:11 PM
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that thing is feeking sweet
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Man that truck has some nice travel to it. Excellent design!
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thanks..

yeah... its got some crazy articulation...

I had to move the upper links because the axle was on an angle and the motor kept getting stuck... I then tested it and could crawl up a 5 step staircase... it was awesome...

Instead of moving the links, i could have made longer ones.. but the hobby shop is closed (of course). i still may make longer links and take out the method i have now... although it is extremely capable... but I think it will be the same with longer links instead of an aluminum extension...
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holy cow thats nice!! looks like the bulu 2

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