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Thread: DAKAR Rally Modified Stewart & Stevenson M1079

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    Default DAKAR Rally Modified Stewart & Stevenson M1079

    While I'm still working on finishing up the M1083 6x6 I'm already diving headfirst into the next project.

    I give you the concept drawing for the DAKAR Rally Tekin Racing Stewart & Stevenson M1079:

    Dakar_M1079_2.jpg

    Inspired by the Rebel Offroad Isuzu at Axialfest along with Kamaz, Man and Tatra race trucks, we wasted no time getting back from Axialfest and I started rounding up parts.

    Chassis

    Custom 3/8" Aluminum C-Channel

    Electronics

    Tekin RX4
    Tekin ROC412HD 4200kV
    Tekin T-440 Servo
    Spektrum SR2000
    G.T.Power Sound/LED system
    ProLine LED Light Bars

    Transmission

    Axial SCX10-II w/divorced transfer case

    Front Axle

    Vanquish Currie F9 SCX10-II
    Vanquish Knuckles
    Vanquish Knuckle Bushings
    Vanquish Spiral Cut Ring/Pinion Gears
    Vanquish Spool
    Vanquish 12mm Wheel Hex
    Incision VXD Shafts
    Fast Eddy Bearings

    Rear Axle

    Vanquish Currie F9 SCX10-II
    Vanquish Spiral Cut Ring/Pinion Gears
    Vanquish Spool
    Vanquish 12mm Wheel Hex
    Axial AR44 Axle Shafts
    Fast Eddy Bearings

    Wheels & Tires

    Vanquish 1.9 KMC Enduros
    Vanquish .600 Hubs
    Proline BFG Baja T/As
    Proline Closed Cell Foams

    Suspension
    RC4WD King Shocks
    Vanquish Trailing Arms F/R
    Vanquish SCX10-II Shock Hoops
    Vanquish Currie Anti-Rock Sway Bars F/R
    Incision Bomber Rear Links F/R

    The plan is to make this rig handle speed, rough terrain and some scale jumping. It will be trailing arm suspension front and rear with 2 shocks per corner and an Anti-Rock sway bar on each end with appropriate length limiter straps. We modified the original cab to look more updated and race style and will be printing out of stronger material than PLA. The front bumper and lower cab are also modified for better approach angle and we will be making a front skid plate. The back is completely hollow and will be a skeleton frame with lexan panels attached to try to keep the weight down low as much as possible. I also plan on dropping the center transfercase skid/link mount plate down some from the M1083's setup to level out the trailing arms and decrease drive shaft angles, which will also help with COG. There will be much less print time on this rig than the 6x6 as well, so hopefully it will start taking shape quickly now that I have most of the parts needed. Big Fast Truck coming soon!

    Lots Vanquish Parts

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    More to come, stay tuned!

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    This excites me greatly. And you'd might as well make a second one... for me.
    SBG OWNER YOUTUBE AXIAL AMBASSADOR GCM TEAM DRIVER VANQUISH KNIGHT CUSTOMS TEAM

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    this should be good.

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    Also stocked up the excitement for this one

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    *taps fingers impatiently*

    Any updates

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    Will be watching!
    SBG Junior Vice President RC4WDCASTLEGCM

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    Subscribed, loved reading the 6x thread, so this should be just as good

    Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk

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    Well, I'm in...!

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    Thanks everyone! I hope it ends up being as awesome as I envision! I got the axles, links and trailing arms assembled this morning and we are starting in on mocking up the frame! I just need to nail down the link mounting positions and we can start printing some parts. The wheelbase is exactly 400mm. Once the center drop skid area is done and the transfer case is mounted I'll tackle positioning the shock hoops. The plan is to get the frame sitting on suspension before starting in on the body. There will be lots of differences between this truck and the 6x6, the only parts carrying over are the transmission and servo mounts.

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    Wheel & Tire setup is on point. Painted the ring, hopefully it will be close-ish to the wrap color.

    IMG_20170808_150121.jpg

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