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f150 hard body 6x6 build

Discussion in 'Road Giants 6x6/8x8/10x10' started by darkside0914, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. Mark Liersch

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    Definitely a Frankentruck...
     
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    you could say that, the frame was part of an old rear projection tv, some of the links, the axles, tires, 1 esc and 4 of the 6 shocks are maxstone 8, the other 2 shocks, some more links, the shark fin to mount the center axle shocks and 3rd axle links, made from part of a spare frame, and 1 esc are maxstone10, 3 rc4wd 45t motors, and 2 hg p601/401/402 lipos
     
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    Wow...it's not green, is it? Lol
     
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    yeah actually parts of it is,
     
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    Jeez, it IS a Frankentruck...
     
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    you know I think I like that name, I think that's what i'll name it frankentruck, the monster 6x6.
     
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    That f150 is looking good darkside. :)

    Just had to say so .. :Grin:
     
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    Looks good...
     
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    today I got the 3rd axle mounted up, I decided not to wait for the 1st to order a new input side for the 3rd axle, though I will still need to order one, instead I robbed the second input off my center axle and made up my 3rd axle, next month i'll be getting the new input, 2 axle pinions/gears, and shocks.
     
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    Lookin good so far.
     
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    thanks @Bluedually, it's been a project that was long in planning, but never seemed to get really started, it's progressed fairly quickly since it was though,
    I made another parts order for this last night, and spent another $143, fortunately I now have 2 roommates who share the household bills, so I have a little extra money, i got a scx10/ax10 tranny with 32p spur and pinion, used but I fully trust the seller to send me a good product, rcrecycler on ebay has never done me wrong, I got another full set of E10 axles, which will provide both the axle outdrive pinion and the output case half for the center axle as well as another complete axle that will replace my incomplete rear axle, although all that one needs is the input shaft/gear, that will give me both axles for my scale extended cab dually project, I also picked up the last 2 tamiya wild willy tires/wheels, although I will probably get 2 more later so i have a full set of matching chrome wheels, I plan to use one of my goolrc 60a brushless escs and a 3300kv motor, similar to what @00whynot runs as his secret weapon combo, it should give me plenty of power with the 56/13 spur/pinion gears, and I also got another hobbywing 1060 brushed esc for my project E.T.V. tracked dodge charger, so i'll be getting it going soon too.
     
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    well the 6x6 is on the back burner for awhile, the rear axles were just to close for me to get a drive shaft in-between them, and i'm not willing to recut the body to set the rear axle back any further, so i'm looking at using moa axles instead, i test fit one of the rs10 axles off of my E.T.V. project and they will work perfectly, but i'm not robbing the E.T.V. axles for the f150, so i'll have to get 3 new axles, motors, and more threaded rod because after I lifted it about a half inch my wheelbase was off, fortunately I can move the rear axle mounting point back to change it without making new links for it.
     
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    i have some 5mm universals one of them may work for u ?? they are like to shaft ends with a single u joint inbetween end to end measures 0.93 of 1 inch
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    I also think rc4wd sells a short shaft for the purpose
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    thanks to @Y2daT I think I found the solution to my axle problem, I can come up with a drive shaft that fits, the trouble is when either rear axle flexes the shaft comes apart because of the extremely short length, after speaking to him I thought of using a walking beam in the rear, this will tie the axles together and I won't need worry about the shaft coming apart, I think this may be the best solution to my problem.
     
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    ok this rear end is becoming a headache, i'm getting tired of thinking about how to do it without major mods or a large cash outlay, every thing i think of seems to bring up different problems, so i'm done with it, i'm going to use my initial solution and go with moa axles, i'll use the axles i bought for this on my E10 crawler and put the wraith axles from it on my 6th scale 36 ford, all this thinking has made my brain hurt.
     
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    been working on the link setup, I cut 2 aluminum plates and drilled holes for the lower links, as a result I don't need to make new links,
     
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    scrapped the moa axles idea and decided to lengthen the body after all, I posted a pic on the post your random thought thread, but here's an update
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    i was able to complete the left side body extension with the aid of the fender flair before I dumped my styrene glue into the trash and wasting most of it, I have mounted the front and center axles, but need to get new 120mm shocks all around so the ride height is even, and I need to lengthen the upper links on the center axle, it's angled slightly forward and will cause drive shaft issues, the body is not yet fully mounted to the chassis, i'll either need to lengthen the chassis or find a different method to mount the body than I originally used, no rear axle yet but i'm confident with the added center to rear length in the wheelbase I can run the everest10 axles I originally planned now.
     
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    here's another minor update, I got the foam board I ordered and went to work on the camper I planned to build, I got the basic shape and size done, I need to glue it all together yet and then i'll skin it with thin sheets of styrene, here's a pic
     
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