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  • #104758
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    Hi,

    Started this back in 2014. It’s not truly finished but close.It was my first scratchbuilt body(after a first weak attempt at 3d printing the cab).

     

    The  plan was simple: Nice cab with interior,6×6, rear bed with canvas,lights,servo on chassis,front motor. Basically, a proper scale truck

     

    went from this:
     

    to this:

    At this time, convinced myself that the truck needed portals what took longer than I expected. Specially because when I fit them,realized that a completely new chassis will be needed to have proper ride height and geometry

    Finally,ended up with this:

    I can publish the build progress if you guys want

    #104760
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    YES…please!

    #104766
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    Yep, would love to see more details.

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    ok guys. Please note that you are looking to a noob,starting a build years ago 🙂 .The work might be a little messy for today standards

    Let’s start:

    Those tires were offered to this build by a friend who had 8 of them. They lack traction due to a hard compound but size and thread and spot on for an Unimog. The Mercedes simbol was the first sucessfull 3d printed thing.Printed star on a machined backing

    Side vent done:

    The hatch was too tall, machined it a bit. Windshield done

    The fenders in place, made from water pipe

    Unfinished bumper

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    Getting there:

    Shock mounts welded in place

    A mockup engine/gearbox while waiting for the real parts to see if this layout works

    #104792
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    Very nice styrene work, how did you cut out the grill, it must have required a great deal of patience!

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    Very nice styrene work, how did you cut out the grill, it must have required a great deal of patience!

     

    3mm holes throughout,dremel and lots of sanding. Still don’t know how i didn’t broke any slat 🙂

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    That first pic of the chassis..raw steel, no holes, is that scratch built? If it is, as I suspect, how on earth did you do it?

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    That first pic of the chassis..raw steel, no holes, is that scratch built? If it is, as I suspect, how on earth did you do it?

    First, did a paper template. Then, got a proper square tubing (12 or 10mm,don’t recall), bent, cut and weld as necessary to achieve the shape. Then, with paper tape, marked the middle of the tubing(top and bottom) and cut with the angle grinder to have 2 equal halves

     

    After that, if you want to drill holes, join the 2 halves with pliers

     

    Don’t know if I’ve explained well

     

     

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    Now it’s time for the steering. It was my first try with a “servo on chassis” setup. Thankfully,my buddy The-Gamer beared with me all the way and gave the tips to make this work. It’s all temporary in the photos. It needed a proper axle mount for the new axle and better panhard bar. The rod was only to define length

    Body now:

    Dashboard:

    Central console and a glimpse of the door cards:


    And the seats:

    Arnold enjoying the Winter sun


    Fitted:

    #104806
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    There’s some more pics

    An air tank to complement the fuel tank

    Checking everything before a trail ride

    On the trail

    I need to mount this to make it road legal

     

     

    One of the things I’ve been anxious to do were the side mirrors. The cab seems “naked” without them.

    Here’s the first finished one:

    Only needs some paint

    #104819
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    This was when the portal axles began to appeal to me.

    Ordered a pair of gears and made a rough prototype to see if it was possible to do and what kind of extra clearance they give

     

     

    Remember, this was in 2015.there’s not choice of portals on the market. Maybe only the 3racing’s

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    Hi,

    thanks for showing your details.

    Nice to see your progress of skills over the years.

    Regards

    Ralf

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    #104821
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    Hi, thanks for showing your details. Nice to see your progress of skills over the years.

    Thanks. I’d like to show this because there’s many people afraid of tackling something like this kind of projects(not on this forum where everybody is skilled 🙂 ). ” If there’s a will, there’s a way” and if someone wants  something unique and there’s no other way, all it’s needed is patience and like the project to have motivation. There’s no quick good results, as you also know

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    The idea of portals was neat until I did this:

    The confirmation of awesome! 15mm of extra clearance

    The only problem was that I’ve used 32dp gears from Hobbyking. Very cheap, very well made but out of stock many times. It would take more than a year(maybe 2) to finally have all the gears. The alternatives were expensive,considering there’s 12 gears in total

    While that, there’s other stuff to do, like the hatch:

    That mirror has a recess for a piece of selfie mirror:

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