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    Default Big Oly tribute build

    This build started by itself with very little thought needed on my part (just my $$ was needed).

    Last year I bought two cfx-w kits because I figured I would run one and keep the other for parts if needed. Well, a year later and 1000+ gates and I havenít needed anything due to breakage. I feel it can and should be built.

    Here is how this built itself more or less...

    While at the G6 in PA in June, I received a set of Pit Bull 1.9 XORís in a raffle amongst a bunch of other items. So now I have tires that I normally donít run...

    At NESS, I received a 1966 Proline Bronco body that uses a deadbolt cage in addition to a Castle Mamba X wp system! So, as I am not a Ford fan, I contemplated what to do with all this treasure.... build a treasure chest!

    My inspiration:



    While Iím not stuck on perfect replication of Big Oly, I wanted to get close enough. I found a decal set on the interweb that was made for Blazing Blazer bodies - how rude.....

    After some thought, I decided to complete this build in overkill mode. I started ordering parts little by little over the summer and fall and I am at the point now where I can start building (mostly because this needs built, tested, tuned and ready for Feb Motorama!)

    Here are the goodies:


    The run down:
    Castle Mamba X with 2200 sensored Slate motor
    Power HD 35g servos
    Team KNK hardware
    Proline Bronco body
    MIP Wraith driveshaft set
    Cow RC will keep it spinning like butter
    And the brass jewelry from Samix RC...
    Portal covers, shock spring retainers, lower shock mounts, pivot balls for links and a set of their high clearance stainless links.

    These Samix parts are fantastic! All the links are etched with upper or lower and the Samix logo. Threads are perfect too at 4mm.




    More to come as I progress along. Thanks for watching another of my builds!


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    Dude. Envy of NOTE. Love that truck and it's been on my build list forever. Recent release of that Manitou Bronco body has re-ignited the interest, but I can't start a new build for a few months so now I can follow yours!!


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    Yep, every word Fourth said, I've been meaning to do one of these ever since I did my Baja Blazer. Really looking forward to seeing this come together.

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    the inspiration here is fantastic
    I built a Toyota once

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    Talk about a timely delivery...

    My RC4WD mystery box arrived and had these beautiful shocks inside!


    I think they fit the look of the build perfectly. I just hope I can get them to fit up and they hold up.


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    A little more wrenching today.


    The Samix RC covers are a perfect fit

    Axles are assembled


    Used the lower link mounts from Samix as well.

    All done for today after getting the axles and chassis together.




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    I just couldnít resist a little more mock up....
    The Wertymade CFX-W front bumper is killer on here!

    A little fine tuning and it will be as low as it can go.


    Winch behind the body out of harms way too.



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    Loved this truck, its been on my build list for some time! watching with great enthusiasm! Awesome assortment of parts....are you going to maintain the ride height as the original Oly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe122 View Post
    Loved this truck, its been on my build list for some time! watching with great enthusiasm! Awesome assortment of parts....are you going to maintain the ride height as the original Oly?
    As low as I can go with ride height. As it sits in the picture it is at full extension. Once I have all the electronics and battery weight Iíll set final height and tune the shocks.




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    Gathering thoughts of layout for electronics....



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