CPE barbarian build Supercab Bigfoot

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Zac_F85
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CPE barbarian build Supercab Bigfoot

Post by Zac_F85 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:57 pm

I started this post over on RCMT - this is the current post from there for those that are not on RCMT- Well after some tinkering.. got it together, and figured out the hub adapters.. got it outside for a break in run, 5 minutes later it's over LOL stripped the Losi servo out, well it was on it's way sadly and the last tumble didn't help it.. So It's a BLAST for sure 10x more fun than the clod I have which isn't stock either but I'm sold on the Barbarians.

So the build is going to change a little.. it steers sharp enough as is, anymore in fact would hit the lower links, which I already moved in board on the chassis side..

I need - Sway bars, new stronger steering servo, Wraith 12mm locking hubs, decals, smaller pinion - have a 23t and will go down to 20t.. other than that I think I'm going to leave it as it is a TON of fun!

CPE hub adapters -
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mock up!
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Roller status -
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Done for now!
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Re: CPE barbarian build Supercab Bigfoot

Post by Zac_F85 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:17 pm

Well parted my clod out mostly and got a few more parts coming - I plan to build another Barbarian so this will be the budget basher one me thinks..

Anyway I have more parts coming -

CPE sway bar kit + 1 Wraith to clod wheel adapter (1 blew apart)
upgraded to the MG Losi servo/Kimbrough 124 from my clod
RC4wd M4x20mm bolts (to make studs for the wheels)
upgraded to CPE pettibone hub covers (will be painted black)
Axial Wraith aluminum locking hubs
MCI_Racing retro Bigfoot decals
Traxxas sponsor decals
STRC servo mounts/ trans motor plate (buying for longer screw holes)

EDIT- forgot to add that I had some left over spacers from my SCX10 builds so I extended the wheelbase from 13.5" to 14" now LOL
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Re: CPE barbarian build Supercab Bigfoot

Post by Zac_F85 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:38 pm

Ok guys! I think I finally have it mostly bullet proof! I just went and thrashed it in my yard and came back in unbroken (unlike the last 2 times) LOL!

I will post pics after the body is done tonight!

I ditched the CPE screws that come with the adapters for M4x20mm long screws - here is how I did it - make sure to mock up your setup first to make sure the CPE M4 adapters do not stick out past flush with the plastic adapter!! - mine did not so I tore it down and thread locked everything

Axial Wraith aluminum hubs went on first
Spaced out about 0.5mm from the bottom of the hub pin
Used a GENEROUS amount of red thread lock on the stub axle threads
Screwed the CPE M4 adapter on the hub - used pliers to tighten it down to the Axial hub - be careful not to strip the threads!
Thread locked the M4x20mm long bolt in the M4 adapter, use pliers again to tighten the bolt in place - again not to tight as the threads are even shorter this time than the last!!
Let sit like this overnight so the thread lock can cure
Used my Dremel to cut off the bolt head, and reshape/clean the threads so a normal M4 wheel nut will thread on smoothly - pay extra attention so you do not cross thread the nut!!

Trim the bolt as needed - I left it long as I'm not sure if I'll run CPE hub covers or not on this rig..
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Re: CPE barbarian build Supercab Bigfoot

Post by Zac_F85 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:40 pm

POW! paint is done! Going to wait to decal it til I get the Bigfoot decals.. It's not perfect but good enough for a basher..

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Re: CPE barbarian build Supercab Bigfoot

Post by andymac0035 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:54 am

Looking forward to seeing it all stickered-up. :popcorn:

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Re: CPE barbarian build Supercab Bigfoot

Post by SFC K » Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:52 am

Nice work! The wheelbase is spot on too! 8)
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Re: CPE barbarian build Supercab Bigfoot

Post by Zac_F85 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:34 pm

I may decal it this morning yet.. don't have the Bigfoot decals yet though..
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Re: CPE barbarian build Supercab Bigfoot

Post by Zac_F85 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:04 am

Well charged up the battery and took it for a romp! I must say it's a hand full sorry no action shots or video - the carnage that ended the fun - stripped out the plastic gear trans, started twisting the rear shaft, and melted the front shaft haha

I LOVE THIS TRUCK!

Upgrades will be -

STRC hub carriers, knuckles, and rear lock outs
Novak sensored setup so I can crawl with it - and get reverse as I don't know how to program the AE esc..
install the rear sway bar - maybe LOL
SSD high gear or Hot Racing all metal trans
Traxxas driveshafts

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Re: CPE barbarian build Supercab Bigfoot

Post by andymac0035 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:55 am

That came out really nice, Bigfoot rules! =D>
How about some outdoor shots with a nice background?

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Re: CPE barbarian build Supercab Bigfoot

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:29 pm

Very desirable indeed well done =D>
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Re: CPE barbarian build Supercab Bigfoot

Post by Zac_F85 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:56 am

I should have taken some video's but it's down for at least 2 weeks or so from the trans it won't even move motor just spins haha

SO I plan on ordering -

Castle SV3/4600kv setup (so I can have reverse!)
STRC C hubs
STRC knuckles
STRC rear lock outs
And going to take the STRC trans motor plate from my crawler and put it in this as well
Traxxas driveshafts
SSD high gear all metal trans (stock ratio is 2.5:1 - SSD is 1.6:1) plus it's $15 cheaper than the Hot Racing all metal trans
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