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Clod chassis project

Post by SFC K » Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:07 pm

Here is the chassis I have been working on with help from Greg and a buddy of mine over at Groundpoundersrc.com.
What I used is 1/8" aluminum stock for most of the chassis. I just need to figure out where all the holes are going to be drilled, and bolt it together. My dad did all the cutting and bending for the "U" shape lower part of the chassis and the upper support braces where the body mounts will be located. I think they turned out great! I just need to decide on hardware and if I’m going to counter sink all the holes.

For the links I'm going to be using 1/4" break line and 3/16th" threaded rod. A friend of mine tells me these will be super strong and I do not doubt this for a second. They are going to look huge on here!

So what are your thoughts?
Here some pictures, still a lot of work to do…

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Re: Clod chassis project

Post by NOUSEFORANAME » Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:21 pm

Looks good,
Youre off to a good start :wink:

1/4" links is what I used too.

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Re: Clod chassis project

Post by SFC K » Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:24 pm

Thanks Greg for all your help. It's been a fun project so far! Can't wait until it's finished.
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Re: Clod chassis project

Post by NOUSEFORANAME » Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:25 pm

No problem,
If you need anything else let me know.

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Re: Clod chassis project

Post by SFC K » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:03 am

NOUSEFORANAME wrote:Looks good,

1/4" links is what I used too.
hmmm. What ball ends do you use? I was going with these but I'm not sure they will fit the 3/16th threaded rod. I need to take one of the pieces of threaded rod with me to make sure they fit. I could use 3/32" rod but then their will be some slop in the links...
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Re: Clod chassis project

Post by kredfearn » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:22 pm

Nice man cave... :wink: I got a 10" drill press on my christmas list this year.

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Post by TamiyaTony » Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:26 pm

Looks great. Nice and clean. It will be a wicked build for sure.
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Re: Clod chassis project

Post by charliechristmas58 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:22 am

use the button head bolts. they give it a clean look
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Re: Clod chassis project

Post by SFC K » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:03 am

charliechristmas58 wrote:use the button head bolts. they give it a clean look

Yeah that is a good option. :D
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Re: Clod chassis project

Post by charliechristmas58 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:15 am

i used them on my truck. need to get more. :D
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Post by vwjuice » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:57 am

What car is that on the top shelf in the upper right corner of the second pic next to the tires?
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Post by SFC K » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:07 am

That is one of those RC Lego Racers. For a lego RC it is pretty quick...Have not used it in a long time...
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Post by vwjuice » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:12 am

I've never seen them before. Are they the size of a model 1/24?
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Re: Clod chassis project

Post by SFC K » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:20 am

It's just a tad smaller then 1/10th scale....i could get you some better pics if you want....I think i still have the box for it...
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