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  • #34515
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    outback
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    With the need for a 6×6 again I have started on one of these ,it will have a 270mm wheelbase overall
    and will be running axial axles (just because I have them doing nothing )
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Es2j5dhjfI

    This truly is a thing of beauty.

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    It would be very cool to have one of these to play with, Love the splash down video. ;)

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    My friend has a real one of these. Very broken but amazingly cool!

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    I was lucky enough to have the chance to drive one of those stalwart’s back in 78, I passed my class2 HIV in one out in Germany. I needed a class2 so I could drive a SARACEN 6×6 ambulance when in NI. I sure as hell never tried to jump the thing off a cliff though. But I do remember a guy went AWOL with one and he was caught trying to drive the thing back to England from fallingbostell via the sea from near hamburg. Daft sod never even got into the sea before he had used all the fuel and the jerry cans in the back were all empty 😆 he was a scouser called Sid sidebottom, wonder where he is now? Still pinching cars maybe :whistle:

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    Dalethebuilder wrote:
    I was lucky enough to have the chance to drive one of those stalwart’s back in 78, I passed my class2 HIV in one out in Germany. I needed a class2 so I could drive a SARACEN 6×6 ambulance when in NI. I sure as hell never tried to jump the thing off a cliff though. But I do remember a guy went AWOL with one and he was caught trying to drive the thing back to England from fallingbostell via the sea from near hamburg. Daft sod never even got into the sea before he had used all the fuel and the jerry cans in the back were all empty 😆 he was a scouser called Sid sidebottom, wonder where he is now? Still pinching cars maybe :whistle:

    I have herd stories of people trying to pinch them and drive across the sea :ohmy:

    this is my moc up for now ,it will be running 108mm tires

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    B) B) B)

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    with moc up done I went to see chris at radshape rc who produced this for me
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    this will now be the main chassis and form a good strong base to work from .

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    Is it going to float? You could probably Do it a few ways thinking about it!

    Waterproof everything and put a second motor and steering mechanism in that you could switch on to take power and signal from the main motor and steering. it would require some clever use of floating aids such as polystyrene hidden in the chassis out of sight but it would work!

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    Tim_ wrote:
    Is it going to float? You could probably Do it a few ways thinking about it!

    Waterproof everything and put a second motor and steering mechanism in that you could switch on to take power and signal from the main motor and steering. it would require some clever use of floating aids such as polystyrene hidden in the chassis out of sight but it would work!

    I will pass on the floating bit as of yet ,few ideas have crossed my mind :unsure: .but getting the axles linked and driven is the main thing at the moment

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    This is an amazing project, I bet it will be fantastic when finished. A chap in the next street to us had a real one for years, it was in fantastic condition. He has moved now but I can remember seeing it drive past our house on many occasions.

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    Got some slots for the axles done now
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    the y links were taking up to much space so I made these
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    and in place taking up a lot less space
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    I am watching this one with interest :cheer:

    Nice progress so far.

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    Red Devil wrote:
    This is an amazing project, I bet it will be fantastic when finished. A chap in the next street to us had a real one for years, it was in fantastic condition. He has moved now but I can remember seeing it drive past our house on many occasions.

    Brave! We worked out that my friends Stolly could be insured for 4,000 miles/year for a reasonable sum. Then we worked out it was £12,000 worth of fuel to drive that far :blink: and they don’t like being driven on Tarmac with fresh tyres either!

    Very cool project, are the wheels going to steer front and back?

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