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 said i would never do it, well why not!!!
 here s the link to my build thread, but i figured i would post pics here, and no its not me driving in my pic, its Bevan.

http://scalebuildersguild.com/forum/showthread.php?2335-Scaler-Bigbird-1st-Place-Winner-Scale-Throwdown-II





 i have lots of work to do. 2 speed tranny

transfer case

and i thought these looked cool in the picture. well, there really cool in my hand!!!!


well i was just playin a bit, just a mock up so far.





 here is my 1:1 rear shackle:



 and here is my rough mock up with the materials i had  at the house.



 here is the vid of it in action:
http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m111/BIG22BIRD/?action=view&current=MOV01426.mp4

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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #1 on: Dec 09, 2008, 11:58:09 PM »













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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #2 on: Dec 09, 2008, 11:59:44 PM »









 update, tonights work. rear roof cage.


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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #3 on: Dec 10, 2008, 08:36:05 AM »
Looks AWESOME!! I am going to build one of these
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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #4 on: Dec 10, 2008, 09:28:51 AM »
If you don't keep this thread updated................. I'LL KILL YOU


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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #5 on: Dec 10, 2008, 10:11:23 AM »
 :biggthumpup: thats cool.

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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #6 on: Dec 10, 2008, 10:16:22 AM »
sweet......
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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #7 on: Dec 10, 2008, 01:21:22 PM »
If you don't keep this thread updated................. I'LL KILL YOU


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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #8 on: Dec 10, 2008, 10:37:54 PM »
:smokin: Very cool.

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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #9 on: Dec 11, 2008, 12:20:50 PM »
Well now I know where all your time goes eh!! BTW I have copyright on that cage design!!

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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #10 on: Dec 12, 2008, 07:55:20 PM »
Awesome! Any updates??
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« Reply #11 on: Dec 12, 2008, 08:05:17 PM »
Haha dang Rick, youre going all out
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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #12 on: Dec 14, 2008, 11:34:22 PM »
 here are some better shots of my axels. there sweet!!!









 and using the transfer case i have nothing hanging down below the frame.


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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #13 on: Dec 14, 2008, 11:35:33 PM »
 dec 13 progress


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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #14 on: Dec 14, 2008, 11:37:39 PM »
cut front fenders





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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #15 on: Dec 14, 2008, 11:42:10 PM »
dec 14 progress




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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #16 on: Dec 15, 2008, 08:03:24 AM »
 :jawdrop:    Those axles look SWEET!   :thumbs:
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« Reply #17 on: Dec 15, 2008, 11:53:42 AM »
:jawdrop:    Those axles look SWEET!   :thumbs:

X2. Love where this is going :greengrin:
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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #18 on: Jan 02, 2009, 12:30:29 AM »
X2 those axles are amazing. Too bad they lied to me about making them over 2 years ago, but now that they are finished, they look killer!!

Rick, PLEASE mount your server to your frame and have a drag link dropping from the servo arm down to the knuckle. I HATE when people use STUPID TLT axles under a Mountaineer and mount the servo atop the dang axle. That is NOT how a Toyota is built. My Mountaineer has my servo mounted between the frame rails behind the front spring hanger and has a natural drag link. It looks waaaaay better this way in my opinion!

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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #19 on: Jan 02, 2009, 05:43:21 PM »
really looking nice bro keep up the good work  :thumbs: :yesnod:

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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #20 on: Jan 02, 2009, 09:20:56 PM »
X2 those axles are amazing. Too bad they lied to me about making them over 2 years ago, but now that they are finished, they look killer!!

Rick, PLEASE mount your server to your frame and have a drag link dropping from the servo arm down to the knuckle. I HATE when people use STUPID TLT axles under a Mountaineer and mount the servo atop the dang axle. That is NOT how a Toyota is built. My Mountaineer has my servo mounted between the frame rails behind the front spring hanger and has a natural drag link. It looks waaaaay better this way in my opinion!
hey mike, im guessing you are saying, like remote steering. mount servo. behind my tranny and just run a link rod to a pitman arm? i was going to do that, but not there yet, post a pic if you have somthin similar.

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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #21 on: Jan 02, 2009, 09:24:05 PM »
here are some refference pics and as you can tell some progress. pics.








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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #22 on: Jan 02, 2009, 09:24:44 PM »
front bumper first in thick paper,


 then in tin, but to thin.



 than thicker steel. nice/heavy, but dam hard to shape, lol




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« Reply #24 on: Jan 02, 2009, 10:21:55 PM »
Awesome  :cool:
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« Reply #25 on: Jan 02, 2009, 10:48:05 PM »
cardboard cut out for rear/box pannels








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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #27 on: Jan 03, 2009, 01:05:17 AM »



THIS MUST BE A CANADIAN THING I, DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW YOU HAVE SO MUCH TIME AND ENERGY FOR THIS, DANG!!!

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« Reply #28 on: Jan 03, 2009, 12:14:54 PM »
hey mike, im guessing you are saying, like remote steering. mount servo. behind my tranny and just run a link rod to a pitman arm? i was going to do that, but not there yet, post a pic if you have somthin similar.

Not exactly, rather directly above the front axle just like your 1:1. I don't really have any good pics available right now, but hopefully you can see what I am talking about here...



This is a huge quarter scale servo that I later replaced with a 1:10th scale servo when I downsized from 5" tires to 4" tires. Of course there are plenty strong 1:10th scale servos (over 400 in-oz torque) that are overkill, so 1/10th scale is plenty strong and much smaller than the one pictured above.

On the smaller servo I am currently using, I moved the pitman arm to the drivers side of the truck, just like your 1:1, running the drag link down to the passengers knuckle, and the steering box (servo) is mounted to the frame just like your 1:1

I just dislike seeing Mountaineers/Bruisers/Hiluxs with the servo mounted directly atop the front axle. It is unrealistic and totally ugly in my opinion.

Look how much better this is when you don't have a servo atop the axle:

This pic is the old huge quarter scale servo


This pic is the smaller 1/10th scale servo, much cleaner

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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #29 on: Jan 03, 2009, 03:17:23 PM »
 yea i get it, there is no way im mounting a servo to my 200.00 axel. it might mount it above frame in the front  above the axel and have the servo arm,(pitman arm) hang down like my 1:1..

 
 
 
 
 

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