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  • #108464
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    My buddy TheGamer asked some time ago if I could make him a Dragon Slayer based on a Axial Yeti. Because he’s such a nice guy and the truck is interesting, plans were made and a kit was bought and delivered to me

    The 1:1 beast:

    Plan is simple: Leave the Yeti chassis stock and work around it. Full cage with body panels, interior(as possible ,fake engine(because it’s so exposed) and lights

    The blueprint for the cage was provided by a fellow RCcrawler user that did one before and cut out some of the work for me..

    First steps:

    disclaimer: the build pics are not great because most of them were taken at night and were just for showing the progress to TheGamer

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    Great looking build, look forward to seeing more…

    #108485
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    Great looking build, look forward to seeing more…

    Thanks!

    A thing that I needed to have was the sway bar.

    Here in the 1:1(notice the lack of the extra fuel tank hanging of the rear):

    Mine is far from looking like the actual Antirock sway bar because praticality and function. This buggy will be ride hard and everything needs to last. But has the same pivot point which is important. For that same reason, I couldn’t use yeti stock sway bar rod(for the spring steel) but i ended using the same spring steel bar
    I put on the M548,but this time 2 pieces together. Has the spring feature,returning to straightness every time
    They’ll be painted black in the future

    video:
    https://youtu.be/mQ0zmfgirtU

    #108497
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    Roof lights:

    Ordered a cheap 4 LED spotlights to use on this build but found them to be a bit small. Designed and printed bigger ones that fitted with lenses from a broken car light .They also have a printed neon green surround ring, not in photos

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    Body panels are been created with a mix with 3D prints and PVC sheet . I’d love the 3d print them but there’s to many angles to pull that off

    “Hood”

    The cockpit divider, behind the driver, with the radiator mesh

    Also tried to print the small window’s mesh in TPU. Went well. They didn’t even need anything after printing

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    Top work, love the 3d printed lights and window nets. Cage work looks great too, are you using MIG or TIG?

    #108531
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    Thanks! i’m a noob in TIG and learning to braze. This chassis has both 🙂

    A bit of progress:

    3D printed a LS V8 found on thingiverse, only made different valve covers for the engine itself. Because this engine has unique exhaust headers passing above the engine, had to do them . After trying different methods, printed the flanges and printed several straight tubes that bent with heat to the shape desired. The last section of exhaust, was also 3D printed but required no modifications

    The real one:

    next will be the air filters and tubing for the intake

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    I like your faible for details. And your cage-making skills too 🙂

    Regards

    Ralf

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    I like your faible for details. And your cage-making skills too 🙂

    Thanks. I try my best. Wish I could weld better but my time at the shop is limited. Have the build my own garage to solve that. Anyway, I think the cage is almost ready. Just need the front plate and be sandblasted

    Here,it still didn’t have the arch over the roof lights:

    I like to do projects,specially to learn. Start something and gain the knowledge along the way. The exhaust introduced me to design tubes in multiple angles and the intake setup needed a little more work to clear the frame and connect the intake manifold and the filter housings

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    The extra fuel tank:

    Keen eyes will notice the lack of a couple of rivets, pins actually…my stock ran out and all the shops are closed because of lockdown

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    Looks nice, though

    Regards

    Ralf

    #108584
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    This is amazing.

    #108599
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    thanks guys!

    Bit of slow progress. Before the fuel tank, already had painted the exhaust with Mr Hobby Mr. Metal Color Stainless. First time with it. Pretty nice paint to apply and looks good. Has that metalic shine, not 100% sure on the color, though.

    Air filter housings and intake tubing also painted silver, and the tubing alone got a mate clear coat to stand out from the rest

    Got everything assembled just to see how it looks

    Also softened the edges of the sway bars and painted them black

    I’m aiming for the interior, next

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    Great stuff, roll on the next update!

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