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DirtyChevy's Project

Post by DirtyChevy45 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:18 pm

well i picked up a body today to start my new project. heres a list of things i have been thinking of using/going to use

Boyer tube chassis
King Shocks
Clod wheels and Tires (for now)
Castle Motor and ESC
Freestyle Rc Trans
Axles are a Toss up (Diggers, Blackwells, Vanquish Curries)

Figuring the 80's chevy body or if wheelbase is to short using a Crew cab Chevy body.

not sure on reciever yet or steering servo

not sure on battery yet i'm assumin lipo and maybe 2s 5000mah?

links ill make myself and get the rod ends accordingly

excited to be getting back into the R/C world missed it let me know if anyone has feedback or suggestions.

Mike
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Re: DirtyChevy's Project

Post by DirtyChevy45 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:21 pm

also some inspiartion is the Original DirtyChevy.....and an old picture of me llol
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Re: DirtyChevy's Project

Post by WWhiskey » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:18 pm

DirtyChevy45 wrote:also some inspiartion is the Original DirtyChevy.....and an old picture of me llol
Sweet, I like those tires!
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Re: DirtyChevy's Project

Post by SFC K » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:38 pm

I like this project and it will be sweet when finished. Just a thought on the axles and that is the width of them? It might not look right under that body depending on which ones you decide to choose.
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Re: DirtyChevy's Project

Post by DirtyChevy45 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:36 am

SFC K wrote:I like this project and it will be sweet when finished. Just a thought on the axles and that is the width of them? It might not look right under that body depending on which ones you decide to choose.
I was thinking that also. I'm not sure what a "good" width is.

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Re: DirtyChevy's Project

Post by DirtyChevy45 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:15 pm

WWhiskey wrote:
DirtyChevy45 wrote:also some inspiartion is the Original DirtyChevy.....and an old picture of me llol
Sweet, I like those tires!

thanks!! wish i still had them!

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Re: DirtyChevy's Project

Post by DirtyChevy45 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:52 pm

Deciding on Axles has givin me such a headache....

Diggers- there scale looking like the way there servo mounts behind the axle, they are just so wide!! may have to modify offset on rims to bring them back inward a bit if possible. or find a company to make some i guess.

Blackwells- locked diffs and they are narrow just a bit wider than the body and with clod tires think would "fit" right... but steering is going to be a nightmare seeing how they were designed with on chassis servo steering

Curries- not really "scale" looking for a MT IMO. but there are alot of parts available for them and can lock and unloock the diff for running.

i plan on building more of a race clod later on with a different chassis but right now i'm torn between these ooptions.....

ugh

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Re: DirtyChevy's Project

Post by JKRacing37 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:57 pm

That truck looks like a ton of fun!

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Re: DirtyChevy's Project

Post by DirtyChevy45 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:21 pm

JKRacing37 wrote:That truck looks like a ton of fun!

it was alot of fun thats for sure.... ill build another 1:1 eventually when funds provide lol

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Re: DirtyChevy's Project

Post by DirtyChevy45 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:46 pm

thinking i'm going to use the rc4wd diggers... i like the look of them and the ease of steering setup is nice. if they are extremly wide with rims ill have to some modifications but for the most part i think ill be happy with them. hopefully get them ordered here in the next week or so along with my trans... still thinking of using clod wheels and tires for now maybe some pro-line tires...

Mike

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Re: DirtyChevy's Project

Post by DirtyChevy45 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:46 am

Also think I'm going to use a short course Silverado body. Figure with the wider axles and the MT look I'm going for it will fit better. Save the 80's Chevy body for a AR60 axle scale build. Make it more like my actual truck.

Once I get to work and can resize the pic I'll post one up of the body I'm thinking I'm gonna use.

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Re: DirtyChevy's Project

Post by DirtyChevy45 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:25 pm

here is the body i think i'm going to use for this one. think it will compliment axles trans and the chassis better.
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Re: DirtyChevy's Project

Post by DirtyChevy45 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:49 pm

okay changed my mind. ill be running this body instead. going to order it up tomorrow. with a wheelbase of the body at 12.9 i think a 13-13.5 wb for the truck would look good under here. and with the width will also look good.

rc4wd derlin black rims i'm going to be using with clod tires for now. still waiting to talk with john about the details of the chassis but should be ordering a few things in the AM.
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Re: DirtyChevy's Project

Post by WWhiskey » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:51 pm

I like that!! part number?

never mind i found it!
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Re: DirtyChevy's Project

Post by DirtyChevy45 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:28 pm

yeah i found that one and was thinking.....i like this one a little more and its got more wheelbase. getting ready to order trans!

Mike

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