Soze's MST CFX-W Build

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soze
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Soze's MST CFX-W Build

Post by soze » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:34 am

So... finally getting around to my MST CFX-W build. Just started today, and I'll post up progress as I go along.

Build Details:
MST CFX-W Kit
MST M06 19T Pinion Gear
MST CFX-W Steel drive shaft [210571]
MST CFX-W Steel drive shaft set 99-119mm [210569] x 2
Yeah Racing Hackmoto V2 35T 540 Brushed Motor
Boom Racing #BR967010S Stainless Steel Links W/ Ball Ends 313mm Wheelbase (4mm Rod Ends) Silver for MST 1/8 CFX-W
Boom Racing 25T Aluminum Servo Horn
Pro-Line 85 Toyota HiLux SR5 Body (Cab and Bed)
Aluminum 1.9inches RC Beadlock 12 Spokes Wheels/Rims
Pro-Line Racing #10128-14 Hyrax 1.9 G8 Rock Terrain Truck Tires
Spotlights taken from Generic Roof Rack + Light kit
RC Nerds RCN004 Grill with radiator for Pro-Line Toyota SR5
RC Nerds RCN003 Front grill lamps for Pro-Line Toyota SR5
RC Nerds RCN005 front main bumper for Pro-Line Toyota SR5
RC Nerds RCN011 mirrors for Pro-Line Toyota SR5
RC Nerds RCN014 logos for Pro-Line Toyota SR5
Knight Customs SR50019 SR5 Rear Light Buckets
Knight Customs SR50020 SR5 Rear Light Lens
Knight Customs SR50005 SR5 Twin Roll Bar
"TOYOTA" Vinyl Decal V2 - White
Samix MST CFX-W Titanium Steering Links (on eBay)
Traxxas Rod-Ends #5347 (for use with the Samix links)

Electronics:
Hobbywing WP-1080 Brushed ESC
FlySky R6B 2.4GHz 6-Channel Receiver
FlySky GT-3C 2.4 GHz Radio
Power HD WP-23KG Waterproof Digital Servo

Tools / Materials:
Versachem Brake Caliper Grease
45 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Set
Hakko FX-888D Soldering Station
Tamiya Side Cutter
Tamiya RC Car Spray Paint PS-23 Gun Metal
Tamiya RC Car Spray Paint PS-5 Black
Tamiya RC Car Spray PS-31 Smoke
Tamiya RC Car Spray PS-12 Silver
Performix 11203 Plasti Dip Black Multi-Purpose Rubber Coating Aerosol - 11 oz.
DEWALT DCF610S2R 12V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Hex Chuck Screwdriver Kit
MIP Metric Speed Tip Set MIP9512

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Step 1: Transmission

The parts are really well organized and laid out. Impressed.

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Re: Soze's MST CFX-W Build

Post by soze » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:39 am

Step 2 & 3: Transfer Case and Frame Rails

So far really impressed with the organization of this kit. All the parts are all well laid out. The "QC Passed" sticker really means something. No extra parts left over, no missing parts. Someone must really be inspecting these parts.

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Re: Soze's MST CFX-W Build

Post by soze » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:40 am

Step 4: Links

Links created.

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Re: Soze's MST CFX-W Build

Post by soze » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:41 am

Step 5: Dampers

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Re: Soze's MST CFX-W Build

Post by soze » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:42 am

Step 6: Axles

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Re: Soze's MST CFX-W Build

Post by soze » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:42 am

Step 7: Driveshaft

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Re: Soze's MST CFX-W Build

Post by soze » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:43 am

Step 8: Battery Mount & Bumpers/Sliders

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Re: Soze's MST CFX-W Build

Post by soze » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:43 am

Step 9: Wheels & Tires

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Re: Soze's MST CFX-W Build

Post by soze » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:44 am

Just a little test fitting. Still need to extend the wheelbase from 300mm to 313mm. I can do it with the spacers provided in the kit, but I'm going to wait for my Boom Racing links to arrive.

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Re: Soze's MST CFX-W Build

Post by soze » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:45 am

Extended my wheelbase out to 310mm by using the included plastic 5mm spacers from the kit.

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Also made a ghetto lexan tray to mount my esc. Eh whatever, it's sturdy and puts the esc where I want it.

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Re: Soze's MST CFX-W Build

Post by andymac0035 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:58 pm

Pretty cool! I've been curious about the MST trucks.

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Re: Soze's MST CFX-W Build

Post by soze » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:03 pm

Yeah, so far the quality is really nice. I'm going to try to build this up into my main runner.

These came in.... will be going on the truck soon.

Boom Racing #BR967010S Stainless Steel Links W/ Ball Ends 313mm Wheelbase (4mm Rod Ends) Silver for MST 1/8 CFX-W

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Re: Soze's MST CFX-W Build

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:50 am

Thats a pretty cool looking truck!

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Re: Soze's MST CFX-W Build

Post by soze » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:41 am

Nowhere close to finished, but progress nonetheless. Painted the main coat for the body. Still need to paint the diamond plate box in the bed where the body posts mount, and paint the black trim around the windows.

I still have not put on the Boom Racing links.

Also waiting on shapeways parts to come in for the grill and lights. Still deciding on what to do for a roll bar.

Pictures of progress.

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Re: Soze's MST CFX-W Build

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:29 am

Colour looks good!

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