WWhiskey's project

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Thought I might repurpose some parts
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But they aren't strong enough for much weight
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What are those red things holding the shocks? They almost look like the flexible suspension pieces from the bottom of a stock Clod. I they are, they can't possibly be sturdy enough as a shock mount.

So, either I'm wrong and you are using a stronger part, or you are just going for a few chuckles. Am I right?

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It was a funny! It looked nice though!
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Good one. Dare you to run it like that, just to see how bad it would be. Post video here.
WWhiskey wrote:It was a funny! It looked nice though!

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lol,, once it's done, I'll run it like that a few times with a camera!
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You know, that would look good, and possible work well if those were aluminum.
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132NHAF wrote:You know, that would look good, and possible work well if those were aluminum.
that was my thought when i posted the pictures! but I don't know if anyone makes them in alum. since they are supposed to flex a bit!
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If you really wanted to do it lay them on 1/8" flat aluminum, trace them, cut them, and bend them to shape. That would be a pretty straight forward project. Most home improvement stores have strips of aluminum long and wide enough to make 4 - 8 of those.

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Am I the only guy looking at this and thinking these might be great as part of a (vertical) body mount system for TVP (twin vertical plate) chassis? :idea:

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it's alive! It's also hard to film and drive! lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7_nixCTTxw
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And the last little touch!
Will be building body mounts PDQ!,
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Looks good! Did you do that paint job? Does the body rub the tires (it seems mounted lower than most)?

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I ordered it already painted!
I didn't notice any body rub so far, did a lot of jumping and climbing around with it but everything seemed great! The body has huge openings at the fenders to help with that! The body is from a rampage xt
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I got lucky today,, an old friend showed up with my original clodbuster from 1987, still in pretty much the same trim and colors as it was when I built it new, when it was mine it swam in the Rhine River, cruised the Bismark tower and many of the vineyards of Ingleheim Germany.
I had offered to rebuild it for him with the hopes that I might end up with at least the original body once it was done,, but he thinks he'll keep it.
I'm looking for a roll bar and a hood scoop if anyone has them laying around!

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