Old Skool Clod build

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Re: Old Skool Clod build

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Looks boarderline tight. Take a D-battery and spin the motor. If the gears sound loud/binding.... back it off a little. You can also move the axle shafts and see if you have some play that way too.

...... and make sure you put a cover on that.... LOL

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Hey Andy,

I backed it off a fraction it feels ok now. I first installed the stock pinion and felt the tightness and inspected the clearance. The clearance is very close w/ stock pinion but there is ever so slightly clearance.

I matched the gear to gear clearance to the stock on the 11t pinion with the adj. motor mount. I pretty confident with it and the depth of the pinion. I was able to check the depth well because of all the grease I put on it. 8)

Now about this d battery thing? I have never heard of this what do I do exactly lol.

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andymac0035 wrote:Looks boarderline tight. Take a D-battery and spin the motor. If the gears sound loud/binding.... back it off a little. You can also move the axle shafts and see if you have some play that way too.

...... and make sure you put a cover on that.... LOL

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If I had the axles off the truck..... I'd just touch the motor wires to the battery and make them spin at low speed.... listening to the pitch as I moved the motor in/out. You want it as silent as you can get it, without the mesh being too loose.

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*Update*

Got some more stuff done and got parts in as well finally. :mrgreen:

After installing the inner axle stiffiner's I noticed that it totally negated cutting off the stops for the steering. So I massaged it with my dremel down 1/16" to the bevel edge. Also you can notice I angle trimmed the stops as well because I as afraid of binding.

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Here's a shot before I massaged down the bevel edge around axle hole w/ the inner axle stiffener installed it was back to stock.
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Here's a shot after I trimmed it with my dremel.

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Next is my hardcore lower inner chassis brace. I used 1/16 angle for the sides and 1/8 to tie in the sides, and bottom (factory steel plate) together. Way too excessive I know but this thing is already going to be a monstrosity of a truck with the 16 shocks so why not. But that will be all the unnecessary weight maybe.

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Next is some work I'm doing to the chassis. Cutting some of the lower outer frame, to allow for the vertical servo's I will be braced because like this it is very weak.

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Next check this out I found a very practical use for the brass servo saver tubes included in the kit but I getting more of them. :)

They make perfect sizing tubes for the over drilled alum chassis brace. With slight sizing them fit like a champ and go through the alum, ABS and my angle aluminum.

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Oh here's another good use of those brass servo saver tubes if you use this. The CPE quad shock mount kit these are a must. Because the outer two shocks on each wheel have no support. So I messed had a though and they are the perfect fit to give reinforcement to the outer two shocks on each wheel. Just ordered a bunch of these for this application.

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Here's my haul this week, 16 Hot racing 120mm air shocks from Hobby ETC. and our own member Screw Loose Hex Head aka: Mikes, s.s. button head "Big Bag"

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Marty

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Definitely overkill, but it's looking good.

...and I may had to relinquish my "dremel-master" title to you.
That is some very clean dremel work. :thumbsup:

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Awesome work looking forward to seeing a finished product.

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I cannot wait to see it sitting on 4 shocks per corner.
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Spidubic wrote:I cannot wait to see it sitting on 4 shocks per corner.
Times two!
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Thanks guys for the compliments I appreciate it. :mrgreen:

I hope to get more done this weekend. Making all the brackets is very time consuming.

Marty

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I absolutely love the cleanliness of this build, it's going to look very nice put together with all the detail you are putting into everything

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Looks great!! Need to see more progress pics! and all of those shocks!!!!

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Nice and Clean Build. The way they should be. Nice Job so Far. Can't wait to see more updated pictures.

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Thanks guys for all the comments I really appreciate it! :mrgreen:

Big update here, I couldn't wait to get the shocks and gear case mounted.

I got the aluminum chassis end braces done yesterday they will be cut out to reduce weight but not until everything is mocked up.

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Man all these shocks this thing is freak of nature. :lol:

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I will be making new lower shock brackets. I want the shocks to have a V- shaped pattern. Had to bolt the quad using the shock holes because it was making the ride height way to tall.

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Had to throw on the wheels!! The body is setting on the frame exactly the way I want it. But my ride height is still too tall. Going to have 4 link issues for sure here. I already noticed the bottom links are going to be right in the wy of the motor. #-o I got to figure out a way to make my lower shock mounts below the axle braces. I know I will half to use bent links for all the bottom (4) lower links even if I lower the ride height no way around it.

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LOOKS INCREDIBLE :thumbsup:
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First off...... very nice! :thumbsup:


How about using the 2 lower holes for the middle/inner shocks and then pulling the internal springs out of the other two?
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