? inch wheelbase BULLHEAD build aka VALHALLA

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? inch wheelbase BULLHEAD build aka VALHALLA

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:20 pm

As promised here is my Bullhead build bought nib from stellamodels for £248.32 postage included an excellent deal happy. Decided on a norse theme this time instead of death! which suits the Peterbilt tough image well. After much consideration have decided to call the truck VALHALLA as I also want to invent my own monster truck name. I don't think there is a 1:1 monster truck called Valhalla?

Anyways here are the first pictures more to come very soon :)
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Re: ? inch wheelbase BULLHEAD build aka VALHALLA

Post by andymac0035 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:49 pm

Cool Name, I would have gone with Mjolnir, just because I am a Thor fan from waaaaaaaay back, and naming a (thundering) monster truck after Thor's hammer would be rather fitting, but Valhalla is good too, and goes with the death theme. You could always go with Ragnorok too.

Will this truck be black as well?

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Re: ? inch wheelbase BULLHEAD build aka VALHALLA

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:04 pm

Oh works out at $406 dollars by the way!

First upgrade was fully ball racing everything (metal shielded) then Level3rc axle mounts which allow you to install top & bottom links plus shocks in one location pretty sweet.

Ditched the red chassis (sacrilege!) for a black chassis. Black links are from RC4WD and are 98mm (3.85") long which plus axle mounts add an inch each end to the wheelbase. So roughly twelve and a half inch wheelbase I will have an exact length soon enough.

Plastic rod ends are Traxxas with hollow ball connectors. 3mm conical washers are from RC4WD as well. Shocks are Hot Racing 120mm which turned out to be 125mm! so installed Tamiya eyelets to reduce length by 5mm. Was a bit dubious buying non Tamiya shocks but the quality is very good very smooth indeed once shock oil is added. I used Tamiya orange 300 weight oil.

Raid the debit card again or wait till I get paid again that is the question :lol:
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Re: ? inch wheelbase BULLHEAD build aka VALHALLA

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:11 pm

Thanks andy no not black this time I am going to keep you all in suspense till the truck is finished. Ha ha!
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Re: ? inch wheelbase BULLHEAD build aka VALHALLA

Post by SFC K » Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:11 am

Oh, this is a different twist on the Bullhead! I like it so far.
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Re: ? inch wheelbase BULLHEAD build aka VALHALLA

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:57 pm

@ SFC K thanks buddy :)
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Re: ? inch wheelbase BULLHEAD build aka VALHALLA

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:01 pm

Well turns out Valhalla has slightly over 12 and a half inch wheelbase close enough to my target so I am happy. Ride height is similar as a stock Bullhead give or take a few mm. Big mistake buying Hot Racing 120mm shocks they are garbage due to the piston being too small in diameter plus the insides of the shock bodys not being smooth. Given any angle of rake they bind terribly however are fine if perfectly upright no good for me though!

So ordered Clod half inch suspension lift kit and Traxxas big bore shocks from CPE and could not be happier silky smooth sweet :) :) :) cut some chunks out of the lift kit to allow required rake (for looks) plus to move the shocks closer to the chassis so springs do not foul tyre whilst articulated plus wheels are turned.

Usual issues when extending wheelbase with stock chassis so I cut 1cm ridge from the front of the chassis. Now I have just shy of 1 inch clearance between the axles and chassis. I plan on having 12 - 14mm shock travel I will limit the travel with rubber tubing slid up the shock shafts so axles/ chassis will not touch.

B&H tyres are an absolute must clod tyres are DWARFED! by the huge body and wheelbase extension. No steering yet but I plan 4 wheel steer for Valhalla. I think that is everything so far anyway here are the pictures.
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Re: ? inch wheelbase BULLHEAD build aka VALHALLA

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:07 pm

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Re: ? inch wheelbase BULLHEAD build aka VALHALLA

Post by NOUSEFORANAME » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:54 pm

Looks good :)

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Re: ? inch wheelbase BULLHEAD build aka VALHALLA

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:25 pm

NOUSEFORANAME wrote:Looks good :)
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Re: ? inch wheelbase BULLHEAD build aka VALHALLA

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:45 pm

@ NOUSEFORNAME and Sixtys Guy thanks guys means a great deal to me :)
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Re: ? inch wheelbase BULLHEAD build aka VALHALLA

Post by NorCarLow » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:12 pm

That's a nice clean build. One day I would like to build another one from the ground up. Also looking forward to see what you do with body.

I'm in dire need of a body for mine. Been looking at buying one with custom paint but dag on they like them a lot. :shock: That's the one thing that got destroyed from my teenage years.

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Re: ? inch wheelbase BULLHEAD build aka VALHALLA

Post by andymac0035 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:44 pm

Looks very good! :thumbsup:

You can fill that void area in the front and rear of the chassis with hard foam and tire glue:
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Re: ? inch wheelbase BULLHEAD build aka VALHALLA

Post by SFC K » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:35 pm

Looking good! I really like how you modified the shock mounts for the lift kit. Do the shocks pivot at all and bind on it?
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Re: ? inch wheelbase BULLHEAD build aka VALHALLA

Post by pituk » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:53 am

Look's great with the modified stock chassis :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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