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Kraz Inspired 6x6 : Sgt. Grunt

Discussion in 'Road Giants 6x6/8x8/10x10' started by Rickleo, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. Rickleo

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    Hey guys. I'm a newbie to the rc world. This will be my first rc build. Actually this will be the first rc I've ever owned. So you can say I'm jumping into the deep end of the pool. This is going to be a slow build cause I'm building on a strict budget ( monitored by my girlfriend lol, Love you Babe ). Plus working the graveyard shift and being a father of three, time is very limited. Here's what I have so far [​IMG]

    Body : Tamiya King Hauler
    Tires : 6 HPI Racing Mud Thrashers plus 2 spares
    Axles : 4 Axial SCX10 axle housing 2 to convert into
    middle axle
    Chassis : 3 / 4 square tube steel

    Here's a rendering of what it's based off:
    [​IMG][/IMG][​IMG]

    Don't know if I'm going to do the four doors or slanted nose. Still rolling the idea around in my head. Opinions, compliments, and criticism are both welcomed and necessary. That's all I have for now. Thanks for looking.
     
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    Thanks for the input Y2daT. Was thinking of using a motor / planetary gear combination from a power drill but haven't decided yet. I definitely will look into your suggestion.
     
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    i run a 775 dewalt motor in my truck
    a 550 drill motor will be plenty
     
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    I'll have to remember that. But I they make a more powerful drill with more torque, I want to find it. I want this monster to pull. I'm not looking for speed. I'm looking for pure power.
     
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    100T crawler motor would pull but would do about 0.085 mph at full speed
     
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    Well let the surgery begin. [​IMG]
    Cut the fenders to be extended to cover more tire.
    [​IMG]
    Cut the nose to b extended about 1/2"[​IMG]
    Removed the sleeper section. Not sure if I'm gong to leave it two door or four. May cut the sleeper section down to the size of the cab and make a cargo section ( somewhere for the electronics ). Any suggestions?
     
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    [​IMG]
    Decide to go ahead and do the slant nose. So cut and slice
    [​IMG]
    Like it a lot. Glad I did it. What do you guys think?
     
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    I think that it looks a lot meaner with the slanted nose, you don't see it that often. Good choice!
     
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    A little progress on Sgt. Grunt. Extended the nose 1/2". [​IMG]

    Used a thin sheet of styrene plastic as a base for support (97 cent For Rent sign from Walmart). Works great.
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    Then I cut a 1/2" strip of thicker styrene to fill the gap ($2.00 For Sale sign).[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Used another 1/2" strip of the thin sheet to fill further. This is the end result. [​IMG][​IMG]

    Going to use a super glue n baby powder technique to fill the imperfections so it can be sanded. That's all for now. Til next time friends.
     
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    looking good so far, and you sorta inspired me on the body for my own 6x6 build.
     
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    That's cool ... Looking forward to your progress
     
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    Thanks darkside0914 and good luck on your 6x6.
     
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    Glad you like it lout.
     
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    Finally got the gaps in the nose extention filled and sanded. [​IMG]
    It's not perfect but it'll do. Go thing I'm going for a old, well used, beater rig. But in other news, been pondering how I could flatten the fenders to be more Kraz like without cracking or melting it. Then it hit me. Boiling water. It'll heat the plastic gradually and just enough to be bent. Here's the results:
    [​IMG]
    Wish I took a before shot of the fenders to show the difference but believe me, it's a lot.
     
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    you can tell the difference, if you look at this pic and scroll up to the earlier pics showing the fenders, the change in shape is obvious.
     
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    I like the work you've done, and using plastic signs is pretty ingenious.
     
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    Thanks tcanin00. It's cheap n easy to get. Plus there's not hobby stores that sell styrene sheets of any kind in my area (believe me I've checked) and buying it offline can get expensive.
     
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    could you tell me a little more of this baby powder/superglue body filler you used, i've heard of baby powder and elmers but not super glue.
     
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    No problem. If you have a gap in styrene you want filled. Full the gap with super glue then sprinkle baby powder on the super glue. Give it approximately 5 min to dry. Remove the excess baby powder. The powder gets sucked in by the glue leaving a super hard fill us the gap. Now all you have to do is sand smooth like you would dry putty
     

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