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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:04 pm

I like metric. :wink:


Thanks for the measurements!
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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:12 pm

Well, the 31mm bones did not work, too short. They measurements on them were actually 30mm pin to pin. Man, I’m going back to the drawing board on this. I need 34mm bones to make this work but can’t find specs on all the different types out there.

I have some spare axle carries from my Sprint that I am going to retro fit onto the arms but will be going back to the longer arms in the rear to make up the difference. I want this to be perfect so I won’t stop until it is. :)
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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:41 pm

Well, success! I mounted up the HPI Axle carriers (had to take 2mm off to fit the arms) from my RS4 RTR and with the use of the axles as well and I can use the 30mm dog bones I got and all fit with no issues. I will post picture later on... :wink:

I just need to run to the HS and replace the parts I stole from my nitro... :lol:
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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by andymac0035 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:05 pm

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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:24 pm

LOL Andy!


I finally have the rear where I want it now as for width. I ended up going back to the TL-01 axle carriers. The HPI units worked but because they lowered the axle somewhat, the wheels did not fit. I ended up using the HPI axles with a 2mm 5x10x2mm oilite bearing so the hex pin was against the bearing face. Worked great and with the extra length on the cup side the 30mm dog bones worked perfect.

I also lowered the body in the rear to tuck the rear wheels in the rear wheel wheels. I had some Endless wheel covers laying around and mounted them onto the HPI Stock car wheels. I was going to cut out ever other spoke to see how it looked, but I tried removing some on another pair I had and they did not turn out well at all. I think these look ok, for now. I still need to finish all the wheels which is going to be a tedious process.


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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by andymac0035 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:57 pm

That looks really good, although the tires are kinda' too low-profile.

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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:19 am

andymac0035 wrote:That looks really good, although the tires are kinda' too low-profile.
Is this better? :mrgreen:
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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by andymac0035 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:34 am

=D> Those are the one's I was hoping you'd get. =D>

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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:54 pm

I do like them a lot better. Thanks Andy! This build has been full of trial and error, but worth it in the end.
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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by nosyajg » Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:37 am

have this set as your phone ringtone when you're playing with it...

http://m.zedge.net/?p=general-lee-horn-ringtone-47007

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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:48 pm

nosyajg wrote:have this set as your phone ringtone when you're playing with it...

http://m.zedge.net/?p=general-lee-horn-ringtone-47007
LOL, I will have to do that! :thumbsup:
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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by percymon » Mon May 05, 2014 9:32 am

Great result - the black rims coupled to the higher sidewall on the tires gives it the perfect stance - just need some air horns now ;)

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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by 80's MonsterMan » Sun May 18, 2014 3:31 pm

Jeff, I can't believe I have missed this build!! Man you killed this thing it look AMAZING! :thumbsup: Those last set of bigger dia. tires look perfect. Can't wit to see more of this done. :mrgreen:

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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by fullmetalgrave » Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:47 am

I know I'm necroposting here, but I love this build. I came home everyday after school many years ago and watched Dukes Of Hazzard reruns everyday. I can't believe how close to the real thing it is.

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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:54 pm

Thanks for reviving this thread and for your nice comments! I too would race home so I could watch the Duke boy’s in action. :)
This summer I have not been able to touch any of my projects so more progress to come soon, I hope! I was at the CAR Craft summer cruise event here last weekend in MN and one owner of a General Lee took his baby through the mini road course. It was pretty cool and had the famous signature horn. I have a video of it to and I will post it later today.
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