Shaft drive Clod?

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Re: Shaft drive Clod?

Post by SFC K » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:24 pm

Thanks guys! A couple pictures from my snow ( **cough** Ice) run. The high today was 3 degrees but with the wind it is more like -17.

Any way truck runs well and does great out on the ice snow. Plenty of traction, but it was so cold, my servo started to slow way down from the cold. Never had that happen before, but this one has an all aluminum case and I'm sure the grease inside froze maybe?


Anyhow, A couple pictures.

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And a shot with Excaliber. :mrgreen:

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Re: Shaft drive Clod?

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:51 pm

Truck of the month winner for sure here 8)
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Re: Shaft drive Clod?

Post by GodsLiLMistake » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:39 pm

I agree truck of the month right here, How well do them axles hold up to power? and what is the name of the color you used on the body

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Re: Shaft drive Clod?

Post by SFC K » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:48 pm

Thanks guys! 8)

As for the power on the axles, I have heard the portal gears in the hubs don't hold up well, but time will tell. They are cast metal and so far I have not been able to find steel gears for them.

Color and don't laugh, is Krylon ColorMaster Burgandy (Satin) with Krylon Clear coat for the shine. I originally painted it with Testors 1801 Cherry Red, but it did not spray well as it was cold when I did it and ran all over the place. Had to wet snd the crap out of it and repainted with the Krylon which sprayed a lot better then the Testors. I'm actually glad it turned out bad the first time. The Burgandy is way better looking on this Ford than the cherry red.
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Re: Shaft drive Clod?

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:04 pm

Jeff I have two spare Gauntlet decals that I will never use if you are interested you can have them for nothing. The golds/ greys of the decals will look gorgeous with that "Krylon ColorMaster Burgandy (satin)" !

One each side on the doors PM me if you are interested. Also have a spare smaller sized dimension gauntlet decal that you can put on the rear tailgate. So three in total.
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Re: Shaft drive Clod?

Post by Tanker10 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:15 pm

Very nice build indeed.

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Re: Shaft drive Clod?

Post by SFC K » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:17 pm

Thanks guys!

Alex, I sent you a pm... 8)
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Re: Shaft drive Clod?

Post by Budhatrain » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:01 am

That excaliber is still one of my favorite RC...
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Re: Shaft drive Clod?

Post by Justinswraps » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:03 am

That came out mint Jeff!
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Re: Shaft drive Clod?

Post by jmw_man » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:45 pm

How is this truck holding up? What's the drive-train length? Based on the 5.94" tires I'd guess your drive-train length is about 12". I'm wondering how well the axles are holding up. I'm trying to gauge how well my ascender would hold up to 5.3" tires.

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Re: Shaft drive Clod?

Post by SFC K » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:38 am

jmw_man wrote:
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:45 pm
How is this truck holding up? What's the drive-train length? Based on the 5.94" tires I'd guess your drive-train length is about 12". I'm wondering how well the axles are holding up. I'm trying to gauge how well my ascender would hold up to 5.3" tires.
Axles are holding up fine. They like to chatter a bit but they work well. I have brushless powering them as well. I will be going back to brushed though, so I don't ruin my ESC in the wet stuff.


Some pictures with the stickers I got from GRAVETXT-1 mounted up. Sorry it took so long to upload the pictures! They look great on it and give it that added touch. =D>

I also added a full light kit as well.
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Re: Shaft drive Clod?

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:22 am

Looks great Jeff! 8)
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Re: Shaft drive Clod?

Post by Sixtys Guy » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:36 pm

I love this truck, so unique and looks awesome!

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Re: Shaft drive Clod?

Post by SFC K » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:48 am

Thanks Gentlemen! Its been a fun project.
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Re: Shaft drive Clod?

Post by ratpower396 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:05 pm

any action vids

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