Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

I'm cheating at tiny trucks.

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • I'm cheating at tiny trucks.

    I'm going to make this truck a contender. Watching n00b at the ECSC this year inspired me to try to make a truck that works good, while looking good. Instead of my usual, looks great, can't pass gate one...

    I'm starting with some parts.



    Since this truck will be very extreme, I'll need help from an extreme guy.



    Oooh, he's scary! Ron probably has some wrestler friends.



    Oops.


  • #2
    Very extreme. LOL I think a lot of us are inspired by nOOb's performance at ECSC this year. I know I was for sure.

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by DV8ion View Post
      Very extreme. LOL I think a lot of us are inspired by nOOb's performance at ECSC this year. I know I was for sure.
      Meh, he's alright I guess. As far as best friends go. If you're lucky, you'll see this rig before the ECSC...

      First order of business is to assemble axles. Rear axle first. Always do it in that order.



      There is so much beef in my tubes. Beef Tubes, HR lockers, HR underdrive gear set, Fast Eddy bearings, VP Stage One, everything you could ask for. Except the right length shafts... Has someone got the part number handy?

      Next up, I decided to go with a cantilevered rear suspension setup. Rather than buy a kit for $45 plus shipping, I decided to make my own.



      Step one, buy a 3D printer. You can get them anywhere nowadays. Drexel makes one for crying out loud. Step two, learn how to use a basic CAD program like Sketchup. Step three, print out the parts you designed to sit inside the rail and attach to frame.



      Revel in your awesomeness for being able to accurately measure things when they sit in the frame rails properly. I then purchased a complete mini Revo and took off the parts I needed and threw the rest out. All you need really is the rocker arms and the tiny shocks.



      That's all there is to it. Depending on how I set up the pivot arms, I can probably mount this whole assembly on the outside of the rail as well. This way is nice for keeping things clean. Fully flat floor, with all the travel, or more of a stock setup.


      Comment


      • #4
        Looking good Matt...

        I like the Cantilever set up. May need to talk with you.


        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Rckcrwlr View Post
          Looking good Matt...

          I like the Cantilever set up. May need to talk with you.
          Ha, any time sir! I'll give you a shout this week.

          So, since Generis is smart, I moved the whole arrangement to the outside of the frame rails. This way, there's a much straighter angle from the down links to the axle.



          I turned my attention to the front axle. Fully built and cheated on. Beef tubes, HR locker, HR Overdrive, Axial Universals, Vanquish turning bits, and titanium steering links.



          This amount of steering is ludicrous. Obviously, once there's shocks on there, it'll never steer that much, but wow.



          Any truck worth it's mettle, needs a GCM transfer case.

          Comment


          • #6
            Coming along very nicely for sure. Digging the cantilever rear setup, I love mine.

            Comment


            • #7
              mmm vp on this rig maybe won't be the right choice...
              what is the target width, wheels mounted?
              sigpic

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by SEYCHELLES View Post
                mmm vp on this rig maybe won't be the right choice...
                what is the target width, wheels mounted?
                The target width is "winning comps".

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by imthatguy View Post
                  The target width is "winning comps".
                  ok but class 2 comps? because you will be too large in the comp with this configuration... by the wAY.... is your choice
                  sigpic

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Same width as a standard scx10
                    sigpic

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SEYCHELLES View Post
                      ok but class 2 comps? because you will be too large in the comp with this configuration... by the wAY.... is your choice
                      Originally posted by pardonmyn00b View Post
                      Same width as a standard scx10
                      What he said.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Thanks to comping in the woods and seeing friends again, I've got a couple more necessary pieces to get this build going again.



                        The front motor mount and dual servo mount from GCM is a choice bit of kit. It gives you the solid mount points for a winch, servo, and moves your transmission forward for transfer case points.



                        Nice strong connection between my transmission and transfer case makes for a spacious full interior.



                        HR hardened steel gears in the transmission and an 88T 48P Spur from Robinson Racing. Oh, and a TZi Winch for winching. I can attest with total certainty that this winch will easily alter courses before it would fail. I pulled a 10 pound boulder out of the course this weekend, along with the Range Rover Classic, which is a 12 pound truck. That's at least, eleventeen pounds.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Where is your servo going to fit in that bundle of goodness?

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Is there space behind the servo winch ???

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Steering servo will go behind winch. He has the GCM dual servo mount.
                              sigpic

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X