Well I have to say I feel like a big kid tonight...
Couldn't wait to make more progress so started to mock the body up a bit more (I've been focussed on the chassis design). So I took a few parts off my running slash (body posts etc and started to play around and ......
take a look at the pics ......
As you can see in the photos above I've re-configured the rear bumper into a hinged support that when I figure out how to connect it to the rear of the SC8 Rollcage will mean the entire cage will hinge back to allow easy acces to change batteries etc. and also provide the ideal mount points for a rear engine cowl. I intend to create a mount to take the weight of the rollcage (and impacts) rather than letting the hinge take it.
<drifts off to look at whats puzzling him......>
Thats it! Even though its a roll cage I think the highest points at the back will take a lot of punishment in roles so I'm going to have to make some support that comes directly up from the chassis underneath and rest under the main rear brace - perhaps a loop of alluminium bar that can help take the impacts and spread the load out - you know like a real roll cage does. Ah the irony.
Anyway I think it looks really really promising, especially with the piggy back shocks.
Worth noting that chassis runs the JANG wide mod front and rear.
Thanks to evryone for the comments so far, inspired me tonight I'm sure
Can't promise progress will be massively quick but I'm an impatient bugger so... stay tuned.
An EXO, a Wraith, and a Yeti walk into a bar.