Alex's TXT-2 ladder frame build TECH NOIR

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Alex's TXT-2 ladder frame build TECH NOIR

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:51 pm

I believe this to be the worlds only ladder frame build with full TXT-1/2 transmission mounted in it. Wheelbase is very short (250mm) which is very difficult to pull off with TXT transmission I will be using a Blackfoot hard body on this build.

Name of truck will be TECH NOIR based on Terminator movie (the nightclub shootout scene) think 80's neon and you wont be far off. Suits an old school retro style chassis as well 8)

Now... a huge shout out has to go to sicnme products (aron) based on ebay and also a member on here I emailed him my design for the parts and he then made me the parts out of aluminium. If it weren't for Aron this truck would not exist.

Put simply this truck is a set of RC4WD Gelande II chassis rails with TXT-2 gearbox and axles mounted in it. Thanks to Mark (sixtys guy) for recommending Gelande chassis rails they were dirt cheap as well.

Insane amount of time effort blood sweat and tears put into this build hope you all like it...
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Re: Alex's TXT-2 ladder frame build TECH NOIR

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:01 pm

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Re: Alex's TXT-2 ladder frame build TECH NOIR

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:07 pm

Guess what more photos :)
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Re: Alex's TXT-2 ladder frame build TECH NOIR

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:14 pm

Blackfoot body should arrive in the post tomorrow...
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Re: Alex's TXT-2 ladder frame build TECH NOIR

Post by andymac0035 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:11 pm

Pretty neat, don't think I've seen a SWB TXT done before. Interested to see the design you put on the body. As soon as I saw TECH NOIR, I was like, what's with the Terminator reference?

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Re: Alex's TXT-2 ladder frame build TECH NOIR

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:15 pm

andymac0035 wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:11 pm
Pretty neat, don't think I've seen a SWB TXT done before. Interested to see the design you put on the body. As soon as I saw TECH NOIR, I was like, what's with the Terminator reference?
Photo below is logo I will use on doors and tailgate maybe white wheels & white body have not decided yet... a music video on youtube inspired the name video is called Perturbator - Tech noir (feat noir deco) can you possibly post the video up for me Andy I don't know how to do it still lol.
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Re: Alex's TXT-2 ladder frame build TECH NOIR

Post by NorthernNightmare » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:53 pm

Looks great so far, love the floating transmission and other custom mounts.

Ladder frames can be a bear to setup with not much extra space, im working on bullhead ladder style frame right now.

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Re: Alex's TXT-2 ladder frame build TECH NOIR

Post by Sixtys Guy » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:55 pm

Alex is back with a brand new invention!

:popcorn: looks great so far, looking forward to seeing the body

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Re: Alex's TXT-2 ladder frame build TECH NOIR

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:00 pm

Thanks guys :) fitting large gearbox and battery tray into such a small space is not easy not to mention servo mount mounted on inside of axle with 250mm wheelbase!

Thanks for posting music video Andy but it does not show up for me just blank space anyone else?
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Re: Alex's TXT-2 ladder frame build TECH NOIR

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:17 am

I can see the video fine Alex.

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Re: Alex's TXT-2 ladder frame build TECH NOIR

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:24 pm

Sixtys Guy wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:17 am
I can see the video fine Alex.
Cheers Mark. Painstakingly drilled 6.5mm body mount holes into the body and managed to get position just right Blackfoot body wheel arches line up spot on with 250mm wheelbase I have on this truck 8) you will notice frame sticks out a bit at the front but several vintage monster trucks are like this so is actually scale feature.
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Re: Alex's TXT-2 ladder frame build TECH NOIR

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:23 am

Blackfoot body looks good in there, and I think the chassis sticking out looks fine too, as you said same as old school. That Frankenstein MT almost makes me want to build an old school leaf sprung truck......

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Re: Alex's TXT-2 ladder frame build TECH NOIR

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:08 pm

Sixtys Guy wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:23 am
Blackfoot body looks good in there, and I think the chassis sticking out looks fine too, as you said same as old school. That Frankenstein MT almost makes me want to build an old school leaf sprung truck......
:popcorn: maybe do a build based on Tamiya Midnight Pumpkin hard body but with WK transmission or... pumpkin hard body and TLT-1 transmission 2.2 tires will look so cool with pumpkin hard body. Might be my next build possibly...

You probably know already but Tamiya's Midnight Pumpkin was inspired by Frankenstein monster truck it is my favourite 1:1 of all time 8) sadly no one has or ever will do a 1/10 hard body version of F-100 body I wish someone would :idea:
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Re: Alex's TXT-2 ladder frame build TECH NOIR

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Wed May 09, 2018 5:50 pm

Primed the body with white primer did a nice job walking back into the house body rolled forward and fell four feet to the patio floor... heavily chipped and full of grit... decided to look for someone to spray the body pearl white for me I just don't have the patience.

Moved battery tray 5mm further forward battery tray now sits perfectly under blackfoot body what a result (sorry for blurry pic)

Decals arrived 8)
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