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85 Xtra cab truggy
« on: Mar 01, 2017, 02:13:00 PM »
I've searched for some inspirational photos, and thought what better place to look than on Marlin Crawler?!

Post some pics of a second gen Xtra Cab truggy. Scale or real life..

Here's my Axial SCX10 II

And here's the tires I'm putting on it today..


I'm going to weld together a cage out of 3/16" steel rod for the rear, so no bed but hopefully some small plates to mount the rear lights..
1993 Standard cab chassis. 1989 Extended Cab. 22R-E BO .020, ENGNBLDR 261c cam, Doug Thorley Tri-Y header, Straight Pipe through a Flowmaster 40, ARB Rear Locker, York OBA with fabricated bracket.
Projects waiting in my shop: '83 Front Axle, TG Sliders, second tcase, NEW: XD 4.70 gears!

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Re: 85 Xtra cab truggy
« Reply #1 on: Mar 01, 2017, 02:17:14 PM »
Here's what I'm looking at right now.



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1993 Standard cab chassis. 1989 Extended Cab. 22R-E BO .020, ENGNBLDR 261c cam, Doug Thorley Tri-Y header, Straight Pipe through a Flowmaster 40, ARB Rear Locker, York OBA with fabricated bracket.
Projects waiting in my shop: '83 Front Axle, TG Sliders, second tcase, NEW: XD 4.70 gears!

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Re: 85 Xtra cab truggy
« Reply #2 on: Mar 01, 2017, 05:54:33 PM »
Be careful,  that stuff can get addictive.  One of my old toys.


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Re: 85 Xtra cab truggy
« Reply #3 on: Mar 01, 2017, 05:56:55 PM »
Be careful,  that stuff can get addictive.  One of my old toys.


Too late!

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Projects waiting in my shop: '83 Front Axle, TG Sliders, second tcase, NEW: XD 4.70 gears!

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Re: 85 Xtra cab truggy
« Reply #4 on: Mar 01, 2017, 06:02:21 PM »
You can tell excabswap just got his, no rock rash yet, lol
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Re: 85 Xtra cab truggy
« Reply #5 on: Mar 01, 2017, 06:07:58 PM »
You can tell excabswap just got his, no rock rash yet, lol


Already broke off the rear bumper, toasted the servo and the heep body is already cracked and cut lol..



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Re: 85 Xtra cab truggy
« Reply #6 on: Mar 01, 2017, 06:52:40 PM »
Lol. Spend to money and get a good servo, no need to go through a handful of cheap one's to end up sending what you would have for the one. Also solid rod gets heavy quick, brake line is a lot lighter.

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Re: 85 Xtra cab truggy
« Reply #7 on: Mar 02, 2017, 05:36:04 AM »


...no need to go through a handful of cheap one's to end up sending what you would have for the one.

Couldn't agree more!
I'm looking to spend about $65 bucks for a waterproof servo by the looks of it.. I'm told it's got way more torque than I'll ever need, so now it's not the weak point.

I made some changes last night.



Swapped out the tie rod for a beefier link I had lying around from my Revo parts...

Thing is super beef compared to the stock rtr rod



Grabbing the servo today along with another lipo. I'm going to grab a 3s I think..

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Re: 85 Xtra cab truggy
« Reply #8 on: Mar 02, 2017, 05:38:32 AM »
Also, I cut the bump stops, flipped the rear shock hoops, and installed the pitbulls.. thing flexes hard!



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Re: 85 Xtra cab truggy
« Reply #9 on: Mar 02, 2017, 06:02:11 AM »
You will like those tires, they grip like crazy. Definitely go to three cell the esc can handle it so no need not to.

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Re: 85 Xtra cab truggy
« Reply #10 on: Mar 02, 2017, 10:06:08 PM »
Well, here's the before:



And here's the replacements:



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Re: 85 Xtra cab truggy
« Reply #11 on: Mar 21, 2017, 12:30:05 PM »
Lots of progress and I've neglected to post my updates..



Lots of progress!



Rock sliders, rear cage mount and rear cage have been really fun.

Looking forward to building the front bumper next! Going with a plate style front bumper..

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Re: 85 Xtra cab truggy
« Reply #12 on: Apr 09, 2017, 12:41:17 AM »
Well, I redid the rear cage... I like this design much better. Also added lights in the rear and skid plates.

Went on my first night run tonight too!

https://youtu.be/j5_nfS9viVA

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1993 Standard cab chassis. 1989 Extended Cab. 22R-E BO .020, ENGNBLDR 261c cam, Doug Thorley Tri-Y header, Straight Pipe through a Flowmaster 40, ARB Rear Locker, York OBA with fabricated bracket.
Projects waiting in my shop: '83 Front Axle, TG Sliders, second tcase, NEW: XD 4.70 gears!