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Old 05-10-2015, 06:57 AM
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Question about the Taigen metal hull. Does it use the suspension design that the plastic HL Sherman does, only fabricated in metal?
Old 05-10-2015, 07:49 AM
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Do you mean between how it attaches or the actual suspension itself. I can pull out my Taigen Sherman and throw some pictures up of the suspension and the interior if you want

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Old 05-10-2015, 08:03 AM
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I'd like to see those pics, Bill. That Lee kit has me thinkin', so photos of the lower would be great. And here's a photo just for you. Film at eleven.



Sorry 'bout the minor hijack, there, Danny Boy. Are you wondering about the Taigen lower hull for that M3 Lee conversion kit? I've wanted something like that for a coon's age, and that Imex lower might be just the ticket. Didn't you get their T-34 lower a while back? How complete was that? Was it wired out of the box? Comer with gearboxes, or at least the option? Tracks and sprockets? I'm wondering if the Sherman hull will be a similar package to the T-34.
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:19 AM
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No prob pics enroute. Also I think you looked into my mind when I mentioned the grate. That is exactly what i was thinking. Looking real good Gary.
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As Promised I hope this answers some questions about the interior and suspension

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The pics of the interior of the hull have a ZIppy 2200 compact lipo in the shots to help with size reference or lack of size. All in all its a pretty narrow tight tank on the interior. You could take out the battery compartment to squeeze a couple more mm out but I can't see it helping to much if your looking for space inside.

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Do the torsion bars hinge or do they float on the suspension.
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Yes they are hinged and each roadwheel has separate suspension.
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So they are the same as the plastic ones then. The torsion bars are supposed to be solid, as they are on the Mato metal suspension. I am looking for a good metal chassis, and was just wondering if Taigen corrected this error on the Metal suspension. This Lee conversion will need a chassis as will any Priest that is built. I personally would sooner have a Priest then the Lee, but in the absence of a priest then the Lee might make the build list for me.
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How much work would it be to install Mato suspension on the Taigen hull?
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You are talking metal, so it would probably make sense to buy a metal Mato hull and suspension if the suspension thing was an issue for you. Before I buy a metal tub I wanted to be clear on how the suspension was modeled..
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I think I might have been wrong when I was describing the suspension. Which part are you calling the torsion bars. If you are talking about the pieces that hold the road wheels in place and attach to the main unit for the suspension then yes each road wheel is on it's own seperate pivot point. they are not on a solid piece that has a single pivot point for a set of two wheels. But if that is not the torsion bar is then I'm sorry.

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Maybe these pics can help. Both arms can articulate independently from each other. It uses a spring in the middle to keep tension. If you have any other questions you know how to get ahold of me Dan
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Keep in mind if you ordered the Lee kit, The seller said that low profile gear boxes are required. He deigned it to fit on the HL and sent me a link to the gear boxes he reccomends using.
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Thanks Erik

The torsion bar that sets above the swings arms is not supposed to be hinged. On the prototype this assembly is solid. Mato has modeled this correctly in their metal suspension. In normal running most would not notice,
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My main question is would these fit on a HL Sherman with some modifications? I noticed that the bottom 'key' piece is longer than the HL bogies (still not sure if it's bogey or bogie lol) which can have the channel ground out further. I've wanted a set of rubber wheels for mine and if I can get a set of metal bogies (?) along that fit, that would be a bonus.

FYI, mine are currently fitted through friction. Styrene glued on the bottom and filed down to create a nice friction fit so no need for taking off and potentially ruining the caps just to unscrew the darn things.

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