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    Thanks for the encouragement guys.

    I think this is gonna be fun and work out pretty good. I've been pondering what to make the body out of. I'd kinda like to use wood and have a really heavy realisticly handling car, but i started thinking my sc10 trans and motor setup wouldn't work well. It gets hot and cranky as it is already, this car would kill it and like i said before, the sc10 is tired out but it still works, so i think i'll save it as i've got a better plan now.


    I'm gonna use my old nitro Traxxas slayer chassis that i already converted to electric. Its got a heavy aluminum chassis, really tough arms and drivetrain, runs 14mm hexes, seems like a better way to go. Its the same width as the sc10 and ive already got a tough 1/8 scale Mamba monster esc and motor that runs on 4-6 cell lipo. I took out the front wheel drive bits and am gonna run it RWD.

    I think this will all carry the weight fine if i can sort out a good way to extend the chassis and mount the body well.

    I've cut the chassis in half with a hacksaw this morning so the build is on.

    More soon.


    Last edited by Headquake; 01-16-2012 at 01:37 PM.

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    Go Rick Go!!! I have a feeling this is gonna be an amazing build and even funner car to rip around on the track!

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    Oh man this is gonna be so epic.

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    I'm already looking forward to the video. Any plans on wheels yet?

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    Awesome, so glad you decided to use the Slayer and that you're going to run it RWD. This is going to be so crazy Rick. I'm definitely excited. When we were talking about it on Saturday, I saw so much potential in the Slayer. Nice one bud!

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    Thanks again fellas.


    Not sure on the tires yet. I need something with 14mm hexes and pretty sturdy. No memory foam softy tires, something harder rubber with a good looking tread. The tires should be about 4 1/4 to 4 3/4 inch diameter, and im not sure how deep i could get a 2.2 rim onto the big front knuckles. I'm thinking i'll pick up some stock 1st or 2nd gen Slayer wheel and tires and alter the face of the rim to look more appropriate.

    I'm gonna search the interweb for other options too though. I know RPM has a nice 2.2 rim that would probably fit.
    Maybe some proline switch tires, or streethawgs. Hmmmmm?

    You guys have any ideas?


    UPDATE:

    Prepare to witness the fancyest fabbed chassis ever. Look out Copious. Ha.

    Well today i figured out a way to get the two halves of the slayer chassis put back together 5 inches apart. I went with the pan car kinda thing using some strong half inch plywood. It worked out good though the wacky molded aluminum Slayer chassis is shaped all weird and uneven. I cut out spots for the steering setup in the front and trans in the back to sit into, built up some shaped blocks to support where the frame was to screw to the wood. I used mostly mounting holes already in the slayer chassis and got 4 bolts in the front and 6 in the rear.

    Its straight, seems way sturdy enough and gives me an 18 inch WB.

    All seems good so far, now on to the body i guess. I'm a little nervous.
    Not that i can't make it work, but that its a bad idea to build a wood bodied fast rally car.
    Its gonna smash up good isn't it?

    Oh well, onwards and away.
    More soon.






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    chassis is crazy. Crazy good!

    As for body strength I dont know if this will work for you or not but, Back in the day when i was really heavily into DB drag racing a trick I learned from the loudest was to do a coat of fiberglass resin on the inside of the box. We did it to stop the box from flexing but I can tell you if you were to hit one of the boxes with anything smaller then a Kenworth the box was going to win. The things were nearly indestructible from the layer of resin on the inside.

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    Pretty cool so far Rick, I'm wondering if you might want to put at least a thin layer of aluminum on the bottom of the chassis you've put together so it doesn't get chewed up on the gravel. Might be a little smoother when running over things that way too.

    Still, very impressed by it all so far!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Headquake View Post
    ...Not that i can't make it work, but that its a bad idea to build a wood bodied fast rally car.


    Nonesense, Morgans were made with wood late into the 20th century. This one can go 170MPH.






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    street.terror - Great idea for the fiberglass. I'll consider that for sure if the roof seems weak. Thanks.

    imthatguy - I think the wood bottom will be good enough. I like seeing them get chipped up anyhow.

    Radioflyer - There you go. See, and i'll probably only get up to 50mph at the most. Ha.


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