My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by Muggy Man » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:56 pm

its coming along :)
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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by rknaub » Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:37 pm

Axles installed, just waiting for loctite to dry and I'll go take her for a test drive.

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My flagship 6x6x6 build: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=29626
Peterbuilt crawler build "HellFire": viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29618
Basher build: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29750

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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by SFC K » Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:43 am

Looks good, but can you mount those servo's further back? You want to get that upper link as parallel to the lower link as possible.
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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by rknaub » Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:47 am

SFC K wrote:Looks good, but can you mount those servo's further back? You want to get that upper link as parallel to the lower link as possible.
Can't go back any further, but I'm gonna try and put the drag link behind the servo horn.
My flagship 6x6x6 build: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=29626
Peterbuilt crawler build "HellFire": viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29618
Basher build: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29750

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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by rknaub » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:31 pm

SFC K wrote:Looks good, but can you mount those servo's further back? You want to get that upper link as parallel to the lower link as possible.
Changed servo mounts, RCGuy axle mounted. Protect those cheap servos a bit!

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My flagship 6x6x6 build: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=29626
Peterbuilt crawler build "HellFire": viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29618
Basher build: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29750

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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by SFC K » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:52 pm

Looks much better with that mount. =D>
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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by Muggy Man » Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:14 am

good job :)
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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by Irio - esos » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:11 am

Love the gecko chassis but it will be hard to get your links parallel with it. The mounting spots on the chassis are like 2.5" apart while the lower mounting of the links on the axle vs the upper mount points are 4". If you move them to the upper holes, the ones below the tube braces, it reduces them to 3" but then you get that rock crawler style lean under acceleration, and still have a half inch difference. Went back and looked and you might have better luck with those braces on there but you'll still be mounted kinda high on the lowers.

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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by rknaub » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:39 pm

My new tires and body came today! Not my paint job, but looks good!

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My flagship 6x6x6 build: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=29626
Peterbuilt crawler build "HellFire": viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29618
Basher build: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29750

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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by rknaub » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:58 pm

Got some proper gears installed, front and rear. Couldn't get epoxy, shoe goo, or JB weld to hold the diffs together with these heavy mud slingers. Plus, I love the lower ratio gearing! Really starting to love this truck, although the only thing that's still on it when I got it is the chassis. :)

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RC4WD XVDs are on the way also. Got the 12mm and 17mm hexes, and some Ofna wheels from Brett.
My flagship 6x6x6 build: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=29626
Peterbuilt crawler build "HellFire": viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29618
Basher build: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29750

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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:23 pm

That must be a real crawler now. What is the final ratio with those gears?

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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by rknaub » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:32 pm

Sixtys Guy wrote:That must be a real crawler now. What is the final ratio with those gears?

75:1 with the 8T pinions I have, can go 100:1 with 6T. Amazing torque! And these cheap rc4wd 55T motors are pretty good! Not a real fast truck, but that's not what I was looking for with this build. A basher/racer will be my next build... About to call this one done soon!
My flagship 6x6x6 build: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=29626
Peterbuilt crawler build "HellFire": viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29618
Basher build: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29750

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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by Klem Klubfoot » Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:23 am

nice work!

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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by rknaub » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:38 am

Miss this truck, kinda wish I never sold it. 😢
My flagship 6x6x6 build: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=29626
Peterbuilt crawler build "HellFire": viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29618
Basher build: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=29750

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Re: My eBay clodbuster build (Peterbuilt)

Post by GodsLiLMistake » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:24 am

What axle tubes are you running