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Thread: DAKAR Rally Modified Stewart & Stevenson M1079

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    Today was step one of figuring out the heart of the chassis. After stealing some measurements from my Bomber, I settled on link mounting points and we busted out 4 mock up parts. These parts clip around the frame rails and allow me to slide them around to get everything straight. Getting the links hooked up and setting the wheel base is pretty important, then we can design the skid area and get our link mounts and transfer case mounts done. I will be building the transmission and transfer case tomorrow. Then I just had to get an idea of where the shock hoops will mount, so they are temporarily held in place and I threw on some Bomber shocks for now until the RC4WD Kings show up.

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    There's still a few things I need to account for, such as sway bars. Not quite sure what I'm going to do yet but I think it will involve cutting the Vanquish Currie bar down so it's not Bomber width.

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    That's a fantastic collection of parts! This looks like it's going to be a cracker, the chassis is looking super tidy!
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    Rally truck def on my list of builds cant wait to see it done !

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    RC4WD package #1 came in! King shocks and Squadron lights

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    Had some time to work a bit more on the rig, made some solid progress. The drop bracket plates for the links and sub-frame assembly came out pretty good and they are mounted to the frame rails. I also mounted the shock hoops front and rear, set the wheelbase and got the transmission sitting about where I want it. Decided instead of running it up front like the 6x6 it was more simple to run it centrally both for drive line simplification and weight distribution. The cab is heavy so moving the motor and trans back should be a good thing. I'll be using two modified Bomber WB HD shafts to stretch the long distances.

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    The front bumper is printed and I'm working on sanding and prepping for paint. 4 Squadron lights will be mounted in it, because lumens.

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    Cab tray is also printed and came out pretty good, feels much more strong in ABS.

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    Once the trans is mounted and the center subframe area is finished up with the braces and skid, it'll be time to start in on the cab and work our way back from there. ABS seems to be printing well on the Fusion3, so fingers crossed we get mostly productive print time in the next couple weeks!

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    I like lumens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imthatguy View Post
    I like lumens.
    Yes. Lumens good!


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    Number one, work area is WAY to clean! Number two, Holy Crap....love the level of assembly detail, printed parts, killer RC4WD goodies.....and a Castle motor/ESC combo?? KIDDING!! Following, very cool build so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe122 View Post
    Number one, work area is WAY to clean! Number two, Holy Crap....love the level of assembly detail, printed parts, killer RC4WD goodies.....and a Castle motor/ESC combo?? KIDDING!! Following, very cool build so far!
    Thanks! I just cleaned the work area for the pics, aluminum and plastic shavings all over the place. It doesn't always look that good!

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    Rear suspension progress, sway bar is mounted and modified Bomber driveshaft seems like it will work at this length.

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    Also worked on the skid, this first version is ok but I think it can be better. Printing a new one piece design as I type.

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    Rear transmission mount is being worked on right now too, hopefully have one printed later today!

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