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Thread: ::KJ's:: The Wack Job lll - goin into round 3

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    Default ::KJ's:: The Wack Job lll - goin into round 3

    It was only a matter of time.
    Back in 2007 I completed my first real scaler with full frame and cage structure. Based on the just released AX10 chassis the Proline Bushwacker body came to life and was dubbed....
    The Wack Job - Location: Somewhere in the USA

    In late 2008 it was time for another version. The second started out as a full Trailfinder chassis later to be modified with better components and drivetrain.
    The Wack Job II - Location: Alberta, Canada (owned by Jester)

    This series I think is past due for another installment and this one's going to be really extra special featuring premier scaler parts you guys are going to love. Also as mentioned down in the JKRC sub forum this will be one of 3 of my final large projects in this shop...

    More details to come for the Wack Job III!
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    First bits and details on the list...

    - For the first time the body will be the Tamiya FJ Cruiser so we're looking at a realistic shorter wheelbase and far better body detail that the previous Prolines.
    - GCM Transfer case
    - Full Leaf spring setup
    - Tires (TBD) will be mounted on the new GCM G series 1.9 wheels with that killer rotor combo.
    Last edited by UNGLEWD; 11-04-2013 at 09:14 AM.

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    LOL....oh yeah...we might surprise you.
    On the way next week is the new GCM 4TEN Chassis Setup and I picked up my tube supplies to start brazing.

    Pics on the way as I trim the body

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    That's okay Jim...this one's not for sale, can always build your own though.

    Just got the word, chassis in to be anodized tomorrow morning so it'll be here next week.
    Looks like I'd better get cracking!

    Just getting in the mock up chassis pics, will upload those in a while
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    Quote Originally Posted by UNGLEWD View Post
    ...this one's not for sale.
    Ha, I don't believe that. Not with your track record.lol.

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    LOL, ya I know...that's my fault...going to try to start keeping some of my favorites.

    A few of the dev photos from GCM yesterday, thought I'd share the prototype pics with you.
    You can't see the leaf mounts on the axle side just yet but most of this will give you the idea.
    Nice that all components are adjustable within the C-channel rails....man I love these rails!



    Plenty of chassis left up front for the FJ



    New transmission plate design for optimal clearance and low COG



    The shackles and spring perches mount from the inside of the rails

    Last edited by UNGLEWD; 11-04-2013 at 09:15 AM.

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    I see where the spring perches have a bolt holding them on, but they look like they're part of the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crawlerpawl View Post
    I see where the spring perches have a bolt holding them on, but they look like they're part of the frame.
    Machining is that nice that it looks seamless

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    Well after yesterdays conversation with the GCM mad scientist... this project just got way bigger.
    The WJIII will now be a slightly modified tow rig with trailer and will eventually haul the WJIV (This will be a tube style rig)
    Will now be changing the title to Wacked Out!

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    ya looking good so far kev i really like the chassis also. i want one

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