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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:32 pm

Yesterday I finally took the General Lee out for it's first run! It is pretty quick for just a Tamiya Silver can motor running on NI-MH pack. It is pretty much the only thing that I have that fits the battery compartment.

I am pretty please with the gearing and handling seeing that is was a 4WD chassis converted to RWD only. Steering is pretty good as well and very responsive with these tires and I think my new driveway helped too with that. :mrgreen:

Here's some pictures. I will upload the video soon. :wink:

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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by rex21 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:37 pm

That looks great Jeff! Nice work!

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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by fullmetalgrave » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:42 am

Too awesome! I think reedy or some brand like that makes 4000mah lipo "shotgun" packs that are designed to fit in Nimh slots. Maybe check those out and give that beast some extra oomph :mrgreen:

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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:07 pm

That for the idea on battery choice!

Here is the video: It's not the greatest, but you get the idea...

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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:00 pm

Check these wheels out! :shock: One of the guys over on rc10talk just pointed them out... 8)

http://store.rc4wd.com/Hazard-19-Beadlo ... _4153.html
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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by fullmetalgrave » Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:18 pm

Awesome vid! Looks like the real thing. You know what you are missing right? You need to build a second car to look like Rosco or Celtus' police cruiser so you can have a chase vehicle, LOL. Or maybe Boss Hog's caddy

Those wheels look great. They look very close to the real thing. I dig the black wheels on though

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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:23 pm

Thanks for the kind words! I need a better video camera before I can do stuff like that. :wink:
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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by Zac_F85 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:46 pm

WOW! $110 for 4 wheels lol - They're nice but a motor upgrade would be needed to have any fun with the car with those heavy wheels.. (heavy compared to plastic)
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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Sat May 30, 2015 11:58 pm

Well, I finally did it! I went ahead and took the time to make the Vector wheels I have been wanting to replicate for my General Lee car. This was a tedious task but the end results will be worth it. I still need to paint the silver (Which will not be fun), but so far they are looking darn nice. :)

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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by 132NHAF » Sun May 31, 2015 4:40 pm

Those turned out great.
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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by andymac0035 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:08 am

This just keeps on getting better! Great work Jeff!

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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by Zac_F85 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:55 pm

Just a friendly FYI - the real 1:1 American Racing Vector wheels are cast aluminum, with flat black inserts.. looks great though and heck of a lot cheaper than the RC4WD bead locks..
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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:22 am

Way ahead of you Zac.


I finished up the wheels today and added a whip antennae I scratch built. I just need to add some paint to the antennae, but waiting for the glue to dry first. Should look the part now. :mrgreen:
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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by andymac0035 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:21 pm

Man that thing is sweet, your going to be afraid to drive it.

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Re: TL01 General Lee project

Post by SFC K » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:37 pm

Thanks Andy! It will go for a few spins. I have already driven it before I modified the wheels.
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