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  • #106464
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    Those axles look great on there. I thought they’d be too wide. Is that the SSD gearbox?

    #106468
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    Those axles look great on there. I thought they’d be too wide. Is that the SSD gearbox?

    Cheers Mark,

    It’s an RC4WD rather than the GCM. I got lucky (kind of) with the axles as they are only slightly wider than a stock SCX10-II axle so by using the right combination of hex hub the results were not to bad at all. It should definitley side hill better now, which was always the previous itterations main down fall.

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    #106473
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    Made some more progress on this today,

    machined a coupling to go between the gearbox and the transfer case.

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    and fabbed up some front motor mounts,

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    with the position of the motor and gearbox now locked in, I mounted the cab.

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    The plan for tomorrow is to get the rear tray mounted and then get back to the axles and make the panhard rods and get the springs and shocks mounted.

    More soon.

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    #106893
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    So 2 and a half months later I am back to rebuilding Black Mog.

    Got the rear tray mounted, I need to tidy up the rear mount, but am happy with where every thing sits.

    next up was the rear axle/suspension.

    First step was to trim off the upper four link mount, apart from a small tab that I have used as the lower panhard bar mount.

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    I settled on using the King shocks that I had on the back of this previously made some shock hoops, brazed them to the chassis and bolted the shocks up to the axles and chassis. The final step was to turn down some 4mm bar bend it and put an m3 thread on each end to take some 1/16th traxxas rod ends, the lower rod end has a plain bush in it to stop the bar from flopping around.

    the ride height is a little higher than I would like but it’s not up to full weight yet.

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    Pretty happy with the departure angle 🙂

    Next the front end………….

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    #106905
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    Got a bit more done today.

    Front axle is assembled and more or less mounted, just need to sort the panhard, then it’s going to be working out how to make it steer.

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    More next weekend, thanks as always for taking an interest.

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    #106910
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    Good stuff Pete, I still can’t get used to that link setup, does it drive any differently than the more traditional set ups we use?

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    #106920
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    Good stuff Pete, I still can’t get used to that link setup, does it drive any differently than the more traditional set ups we use?

    I suspect it is a little less stable in some instances but generally it seems to be about the same as a 3 or 4 link with similar articulation.

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    #106960
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    Made some steady progress on this during the week, both panhards are now installed. Changed out the front shocks and springs for some slightly longer ones, also made a small spacer for each shock to raise the front ride height (sorry no pictures)

    Today I sorted out the front bumper/servo mount and made a start on the wiring.

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    Sorry for the blurry picture 🙁

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    gave the motor a vinyl wrap in black to help them hide.

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    Got the radio tray installed, so next should be installing the electrics, it might actually be a runner by the end of the weekend.

    Thanks for looking.

    More as it happens.

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