Project Low Budge (Transformed)

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Project Low Budge (Transformed)

Post by 132NHAF » Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:35 pm

Hey guys, what started out as a low budge truck morphed into what you see here. I started with a chassis that T-strike made and then, while waiting forever for the NEW chassis that he was going to make (yeah, I know Don, I'm just giving you a hard time) I found a Sassy that I ended up with.

The body on the truck is from a Mammoth. Originally, the WB was about 1" longer. Although the center of the hubs are aligned with the fender wells, I still wish the WB was longer. The paint on the truck is a replica of the pickups we use for our Fire Department. I want to ad a light bar and will be making a fire monitor to go in the bed when I can figure out how to do it. The paint I used was water-based and I hate it. I already have scratches in it and the body has never seen dirt. Other than that, I think it turned out OK.

I'm running Permax 600 motors through a SR. The servos are HiTec645MGs mounted on MudCow style mounts. The links are custom made out of 1/4" 6061 Aluminum rod and I'm currently running Maxx shocks, although I will be changing those to HPI Nitro MT Rear shocks with soft springs. The rims are stockers painted with Krylon Fusion paint, mounted on TTR Wheel Wideners.


PS, check the rear window, it is SoCal after all.
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Post by CrazyCarl » Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:07 am

nice looking truck how does it perform

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Post by VA_Clod » Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:12 am

Nice truck man. That body looks better on there than it does the Mammoth.

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Post by jugg_crawler » Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:17 am

Nice. But I would just, like you said, make the wheelbase 1 inch longer. It would make it look waaaay better. :wink:
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Post by 132NHAF » Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:32 am

Yeah, Jugg I keep thinking the same thing. Aside from making all new links, I've actually considered either making a new center support that is longer (front to back) or some kind of overlay so I can mount the links 1/2" out on each side. I just finished this phase, I have a long way to go.

As far as performing. The wheels will turn full lock to lock at a stand still with those servos and the motors are only slightly faster than stock. Of course they only have 3 packs through them. I'm thiking of doing the bearing conversion on these to see what happens.
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Post by mnstrbetle » Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:24 am

That's a sweet looking truck! We don't get to see many fire truck themes.

Where did you come up with the badges for the doors?? Those are a nice touch...
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Post by 132NHAF » Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:56 pm

Thanks mnstr. I went with that theme just because as you said, it's not something we see very often. The badges are actually small logo stickers from my fire department. I couldn't believe my luck when I first saw them. Funny thing is I've had the stickers for over a year while planning and building this truck. I'm glad I finally got to put 'em on.
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Post by AGUILAR3 » Fri Nov 26, 2004 5:32 am

mnstrbetle wrote:That's a sweet looking truck! We don't get to see many fire truck themes.
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Post by 132NHAF » Fri Nov 26, 2004 5:31 pm

And a Sassy too. I'd almost forgot about that one Aggy.
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Post by Wertzy » Fri Nov 26, 2004 6:13 pm

Looks great man. I remember when you first started that project. So much has changed since then. Great job. :shock:

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