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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2013 - 02:50 AM UTC
finally able to get started on this build, ive been wanting to do this for along time. I believe ive done enough research and download enough pictures to get start

like all my builds it wil be r/c with a working arm . ive scale this out to be a 1/10 which is really big, somt times I think I take in to much fumes . lol

ive measured this out to be around 790mm, tires are 126mm using 2.2 rims

theres going to be a lot of 3 steps forward and many steps back . im going in 1/2 blind on this and don't know what walls I will be hitting. im assuming around 400 hours ,

so this will be great winter coming build . well enjoy the movie and lets get started


ive cut the frame rail, I some what know where the axles go, I need to make the lower hull 1st. ive started by intergrading the rails in the hull, starting from the front



semijoe
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2013 - 02:51 AM UTC
so far everything is located at the right height and right place , I do have to make some new frame rails as these are alittle short . but in the mean time I will work with these to see rear everything else goes . running from the front leaf to th axle is a stabilizer , I have to make these and the mounts



stabilizers and front hangers are done

semijoe
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2013 - 02:51 AM UTC
transmission is in place and front drive is installed , working my way back , the transmission is a rc4wd r2 single speed with a 55 turn motor, I cut new frame rails at the correct length this time at 29.5 inches



had a chance to work on this alittle today
ive added a crossmember in front of the transmission, added 55 turn motor and start with the slats on the side of the rails




next I made a transmission cover , heres the basic piece. next I have to sand and detail alittle , and drill some mounting holes



semijoe
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2013 - 02:52 AM UTC
the trans cover and air vents are made and installed. have to go back and complete the sanding on them



I usde a high torque servo and mounting it to the frame ,then I made a steering box





lower fender post are mounted and I found some 5 inch foams, heres alittle tease


semijoe
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2013 - 02:53 AM UTC
today I made opposite side steering box , added about 100 micro screws everywhere and started on the sides push bars





wahoo! tires and rims are in



ive started on the walker beam suspension, there is a lot of parts in volved , but heres the basics



semijoe
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 - 12:27 PM UTC
time to work on the rear suspension, 1st I drilled and tapped some holes in the yota axles, ive added a ball end



next ive add the ball ends to the belly and added 2x links, this will keep the axle leveled



next Ive added a cross stabilizer



drive shafts installed and a glimpse at it with tires on it

semijoe
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 - 12:29 PM UTC
today I started on the side nerf bars/protection rails





cross members are glued and screwed, top rails are done, next I need 6 more fender post and then the chassis is ready for primer



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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 - 11:55 PM UTC
the lower chassis is done , all running gear works good , everything is made to come apart and now its primed


semijoe
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 12:53 PM UTC
I made a tire rack, the out is plastic but the inner parts are metal. it will hold with no problem


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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 01:49 PM UTC
This is total sickness*








* Awesome!




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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 01:59 PM UTC
Joe that is some scratch build you are taking on and it should be an interesting build to watch progress. Good luck with this one.
semijoe
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 01:01 AM UTC

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Joe that is some scratch build you are taking on and it should be an interesting build to watch progress. Good luck with this one.



this build was just a little bigger then I though it would be. but I was prepared for it. having a lot of fun with it . thanks for watching it
semijoe
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 01:02 AM UTC
made the exhaust, was hoping to use the Tamiya big rig, but wrong, this is 2x the size, the main exhaust is 1 inch pipe . crazy big man .


next is the windows




semijoe
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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 11:45 PM UTC
started on the rear door


made the inner door



made the outer door


working hinges and door latch is made
semijoe
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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 11:46 PM UTC
worked on the rear bay

also started on the interior panels
semijoe
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 11:40 PM UTC
worked on the rear bay today


added ladder mounts , on top and bottom


made a steering universal shaft box cover


started on the forward inner hull
semijoe
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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 01:03 PM UTC
I wanted to put some brake drums on, o I modded some 1.7rims . these rim are the exact diameter as the 1:1.




started on the grill backer


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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 10:53 AM UTC
Hi Joe,

Extraordinary work! I look forward to your next installment.
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 11:56 AM UTC
Wow Joe I've only just caught this thread but I'll keep my eye on your build this is great work and so fast as well!
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 06:41 PM UTC
Wow! That's a nice looking build! Looking forward to your updates
semijoe
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2013 - 01:00 PM UTC
so I had one of those 3 steps back , the airbrake containers under the axle were out of scale. must of forgot a number. anyway I had to make them 4 mm bigger,


next ive added backers to the axles for the brakes . you can see them here looking at the axle to the drum


I finally finisehed installing all the mud flap mounts , I bought some 1/16 thick 12x12 inch rubber sheet. it works perfect


im getting close of finishing the lower hull and chassis , almost ready for paint
semijoe
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 11:46 PM UTC
for me to put the top on, I need to make an inner structure, im using square stock with metal inserts, this will keep the structure strong and not bow after awhile .



semijoe
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 01:24 PM UTC
I started on the forward compartment



I received in my sound and light kit. this all should fit in the engine compartment, the battery will go under the floor boards


I scaled out the seats and seats mounts and there dead on, on difference in the seats is the backer is lot higher, but the width is the same



after installing the seat something look off. I lost 8mm in between seat, not sure where, I look at some 1:1 interior, man! these guys cant even stand up in side without crouching, really tight inside, so maybe im not that far off .



[QUOTE=RustyWrench;241566]How in the world did I miss this thread??? Wow great work, you are an inspiration...

Dean[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Bubba J;241570]It's looking awesome. The spooky crawlers look sweet on it. Keep up the great work and looking forward to the next update..........:bouaaaaah:[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Antho11;241571]Is that a Tamiya Mfc unit? I bet if a big name brand of Rc would take you're design and sell it, they would sell like crazy. It looks really great and it takes a lot of ingenuity to make something like that.[/QUOTE]



yea man, shes is coming out really kool. everyday it look more like the real truck. these next few days the basic roof and hood should be done


next I add the top middle bar, the outer roof skin, the inner top and add the 3rd window . I cant wait to get the hood on,



semijoe
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 10:47 AM UTC
today I worked on the dash board area. there a lot to do here. I started off making the lower center piece, it looks like heating and air condition




made the front seat mounts and prefitted the seats



the upper dash board I used a donar from truck, not sure what from though . the 1/10 scale steering wheel was to big, I needed a 40mm one and the king hauler fit perfect, I still have a lot to do tomorrow in this area . nothing is glued here


semijoe
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 10:51 AM UTC
today I started on the top part of the hood and wind shield .

I drilled 44 holes and installed 40 microscrews and made 4 lifting eyes

the top grate/grill came out nice too