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tachikoma1373 - 11.24.12, 3:39 am Post #1: | Reply With Quote
I like desert style vehicles, short course, pre-runner, Class 1, Class 5 etc.

I have a Slash:

I have a Baja Bug:

Now I have been inspired by a rather amazing builder called Topolino in Brazil and in particular this thread.

So I just ordered an SC8 rollcage which will be combined with the spare stampede running gear I have (rear/front ends) and a slash or diy chassis of some sort to make something like this (hopefully):
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tachikoma1373 - 11.29.12, 7:10 am Post #2: | Reply With Quote
Well my SC8 Rollcage turned up from Wheelspin Models today so I spent my lunch hour putting it together and moking this up a little bit.

Pic 1: Rear of Roll Cage

Pic 2: Front of Roll Cage

Pic 3: Assembled Roll Cage

Pic 4: Mock up front view

Pic 5: Mock up side view

Pic 5: Mock up rear view

Obviously still got a long way to go but its great to get a sense of how its going to work.

I hope to get to the local DIY shop and get some aluminium(yes that is the correct way to spell aluminium ) plate to form a LCG, the slash chassis will then be trimmed (at the front), lowered and fastened to the chassis to add rigidity and keep rubbish out.

I want to add "firewalls" right across the front and back of the inside of the rollcage, again to keep the crap out.

I hope to bend the chassis up at the back right around the motor/transmission case so I can mount the roll cage, box in the rear end and possible use it as a new suspennsion mount. I may have to do that in 2 bits though - chassis as one and engine wrap-suspension/body mount as another.

At the front I'll I plan to use the front end of a stampede chassis to centre mount the steering servo.

Wheels/Tyres will probably use the same approach as I have on the rears of my Baja Bug Project - proline beadlocks and some cheap (but pretty realistic looking) 1.9" Crawler tyres.

(see here for more on that build)

Comments and advice would be very welcome.
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tj_7alberto - 11.29.12, 7:20 am Post #3: | Reply With Quote
Exciting! Subbed.
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Wetterhoun - 11.29.12, 8:02 am Post #4: | Reply With Quote
Exciting, it is! I love the look of that roll cage on the slash chassis. You have my interest on this build!
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two250 - 11.29.12, 8:28 am Post #5: | Reply With Quote
Looks like it will be an awesome project. Living on the edge of the Mojave desert I too love desert inspired vehicles!
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mercman64 - 11.29.12, 8:34 am Post #6: | Reply With Quote
Im watchin this build
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MechWarrior117 - 11.29.12, 9:26 am Post #7: | Reply With Quote
Ditto, I wanna see how this turns out!
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viper22 - 11.29.12, 9:33 am Post #8: | Reply With Quote
Looks good so far.
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trashyrich - 11.29.12, 3:22 pm Post #9: | Reply With Quote
I have seen some of that guy in Brazils work, crazy stuff.

Good luck with the build, I will be keeping an eye on this.
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GUTSLAYER - 11.29.12, 3:27 pm Post #10: | Reply With Quote
topolino's scale prerunner is absolutely amazing, i personally stole some of his ideas from his slash too haha, good luck with the build man, can't wait to see what you do with it!
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