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Thread: Kamaz Inspired Dakar Build - The Tekin K55

  1. #31
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    Man I love watching your builds come together, outstanding work!

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    Looks great! Can't wait to see the finished truck

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    Printer was down this week, totally my fault. A tiny little thermistor can really halt an operation but we should be back up and running on Monday. I had lots to work on anyways that didn't require the printer so I dove into cutting the lexan panels.

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    I also cut out the stainless steel mesh for the side vents and front bumper.

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    There are 10 different panel pieces including the front windshield which I haven't test fit yet.

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    There are two latches on each side door and one in the rear door to secure them shut.

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    I still need to make some struts or something to hold the doors up when open.

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    The rear door is latched and hinged as well and inside there will be some sand ladders and the "fuel cell" that will enclose all the light wiring and switches. I also drilled all 8 tail light holes and installed the Axial buckets and started punching holes for the amber marker lights that will be on the sides.

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    Everything opens like some kind of Transformer!

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    And just to put the size in perspective, here's the K-55 next to my VS4-10.

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    Hopefully (fingers crossed) printing goes well next week and we finish up the last couple jobs. Once those are done and test fit, I am tearing this truck down for paint and then the reassembly and wiring can begin!
    TEKIN, INC.

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    What a monster! Really loving what you've done so far Ty. Can't wait to see the wrap.
    SBG OWNER YOUTUBE AXIAL AMBASSADOR GCM TEAM DRIVER VANQUISH KNIGHT CUSTOMS TEAM

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    Quote Originally Posted by imthatguy View Post
    What a monster! Really loving what you've done so far Ty. Can't wait to see the wrap.
    It's pretty ok. Wrap will hide all my bad paint work.
    TEKIN, INC.

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    My wife was looking over my shoulder while I was looking at this thread. She actually said I need a 3D printer... so I got your build to thank for that. Amazing work and thought process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moosejaw14 View Post
    My wife was looking over my shoulder while I was looking at this thread. She actually said I need a 3D printer... so I got your build to thank for that. Amazing work and thought process.
    You can do some pretty awesome things with them! I'm still learning to draw, this whole truck was done by my cousin who is also our lead designer here at Tekin.
    TEKIN, INC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ty Campbell View Post
    It's pretty ok. Wrap will hide all my bad paint work.
    Even without paint and stickers itís a killer job. The engineering is great to look at!!!

    With the 2.2 itís a little more to scale compared to the vs410 and scx10 rigs, isnít it, Ty?


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    Update for the week; painting has begun! Here's a little teaser for now until the wrap is on. Next week I hope to knock out the interior, paint the chassis and start reassembling for the final time.

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    TEKIN, INC.

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    Most everything is painted now with the exception of a few parts that still need to print (printer has been down for over a week now ) so it's almost time for the final assembly! Frame is fresh out of paint and I'll start to video the assembly process from here on out. Hoping to be wrapped up in the next 3 weeks or so if everything falls into place, Axialfest is the deadline!

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    TEKIN, INC.

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