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Any non clod 6x6s ?

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RCMT John
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Any non clod 6x6s ?

Post by RCMT John » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:50 am

I remember years ago a company making a 6x6 conversion for the juggernaut.Wish I had bought one. Is anybody make anything non clod ? Ive seen RC4wd axles in the past that would work but I prefer to avoid them.

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Re: Any non clod 6x6s ?

Post by Sixtys Guy » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:51 am

There are some Crawler 6wd trucks getting around. Not sure about actual monsters though.

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Re: Any non clod 6x6s ?

Post by Saito » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:22 pm

RCCA's Bill O'Brien (who I believe is Hardedge, a member here) built the first 6x6 (technically a 6x4, I guess) out of a couple of Blackfoots (Blackfeet?) and some Hot Trick parts for the the August '89 issue IIRC. The very next month Jon Freed's Monster Mack appeared on the cover, but it was Clod based though. I really do admire that guy.

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Re: Any non clod 6x6s ?

Post by Sixtys Guy » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:42 pm

I remember that 4x6 Blackfoot! Had no idea he was a member on here!

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Re: Any non clod 6x6s ?

Post by Saito » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:18 pm

I think it was called the Behemoth. I read RCCA issues cover to cover probably 100 times over back then. Now all the stuff is stuck in my memory banks, lol.

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Re: Any non clod 6x6s ?

Post by weeb_beano » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:13 pm

Hello there,
I have build a pair of non-Clod based 6x6 trucks using a fairly conventional chassis designs in both cases.

First off is Pickle Time, a TLT-1 based truck with small axles and original TLT-sized tires. The motor is a brushless outrunner, which is why there is basically no gearbox and the driveline is so compact.

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Next up is Mammoet, a Juggernaut/TXT-1 based truck. Originally it had a three-speed in it, but I have since reverted to the more conventional dual brushed 540 silver can transmission. I'm not ruling out a jump to a manual transmission in the future, but the truck needs a manual clutch to make that work well I think.
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I don't have many public videos of Mammoet running. This one is short but gives a decent sense of how it drives.


These images show Pickle Time next to the other 6x6 trucks to give a sense of scale- and how small it is.
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