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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #30 on: Jan 03, 2009, 03:20:07 PM »


Rick, it looks like the springs are pretty flat at the spring pad. What is the deal with that? They should have beveled that pad a bit. Maybe you could machine some low degree curved half moons with two holes for the studs to help bring the curve back in the springs, increase ride height, and decrease the spring rate.

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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #31 on: Jan 03, 2009, 03:35:41 PM »
This is so freekin sick it aint even funny   :bowdown: :bowdown:


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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #32 on: Jan 03, 2009, 07:45:34 PM »
 i have actually changed my springs, or do i say i made my own main leafs , out of spring steel, those were used just for mock up, im replacing the rears as well. and in my 1:1 my lwafs are almost flat and i want a low running r/c like my 1:1. i have also redone my rear shackle mounts, and i plan to redo the front ones also, and redo the front of my rear springs, cause there going to be longer. im far from finished, i want to get the body done, so i can start to work the suspension. cant wait, but cant rush.

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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #33 on: Jan 12, 2009, 11:19:25 PM »
 way better suspension. you can see my revolvers ware working well here
 








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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #34 on: Jan 12, 2009, 11:58:44 PM »
Very nice!
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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #35 on: Jan 16, 2009, 12:17:47 AM »
well thanks to a few that added info . i have my new rims, and did they ever turn out sweet!! i used a set of hpi vintage 31mm wide with 6mm offset to start, cut the back bead off and glued it to the front, then cut another bead off another rim and glued it back on the back. now i have a 34mm rim and a sweet offset, no need for wheel spacers now, after there  already ordered and in the mail. here are the hummer wheels  i was going to use and my new rims. notice the hight difference and the width for sure. it took about 2 hours and some sweet lathe work over at Pat's (Hookeds') house. thanks bud ,not only did they turn out awesome, but at the end they all measured up within a thow.











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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #36 on: Jan 16, 2009, 12:42:16 AM »
this is how i made my custom  length leaf springs.
 first i picked up some spring spring steel. approx 0.5 mm thick.

 then i trimmed to to the corect width. approx 6 mm for my application.

 found a small piece of solid rod  approx 3mm  diameter and place it into the vice, sticking up approx 5 cm.
 then heat up the leaf spring to red hot with a torch.

 placed it up against the rod.


 you  have to be quick using such thin steel cause it cools fast . then have your regular pliers ready and proceed to bend the hot steel arround the  steel rod.



  tighten the gap ,this is what you should end up with



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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #37 on: Jan 23, 2009, 08:00:45 PM »
Rick, you are a sick puppy. Canadian winters must be really long. Very nice work. :thumbs:
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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #38 on: Jan 23, 2009, 08:05:45 PM »
thats sweet man good work!!!  :beerchug:
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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #39 on: Jan 24, 2009, 02:36:21 PM »
Rick, you are a sick puppy. Canadian winters must be really long. Very nice work. :thumbs:
thats sweet man good work!!!  :beerchug:
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Rick, you are a sick puppy. Canadian winters must be really long. Very nice work. :thumbs:
so when do you want to build yours, lol. im going to have it at the hammers this year.

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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #40 on: Jan 25, 2009, 09:57:22 AM »
IF I built one, I'd want the second Gen body. AND I'd definitely have to melt some creases into it to make it realistic!  :gap:
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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #41 on: Jan 25, 2009, 10:20:29 AM »
thats sick bro great work
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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #42 on: Jan 26, 2009, 07:53:50 PM »
 small update , front hub pic.
  my front hubs,man i thought the pic was cool. but in your hand, there cooler!!!


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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #43 on: Jan 26, 2009, 10:05:28 PM »
Hahaha so awesome!! Custom made I take it??
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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #44 on: Jan 26, 2009, 11:26:37 PM »
Hahaha so awesome!! Custom made I take it??
from rpp. and i dont think i would ever make these. nice for my scale build.

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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #45 on: Jan 27, 2009, 04:25:58 PM »
U know what your doing is mag publish worthy :thumbsup: 


just out of ?  what tools are you using for that mini lathe  like from HF
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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #46 on: Jan 27, 2009, 09:56:25 PM »
small update , front hub pic.
  my front hubs,man i thought the pic was cool. but in your hand, there cooler!!!


Hi Rick hope the snow gets real deep and you become very busy on this project! soon :worthless: lets see whats new.

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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #47 on: Jan 28, 2009, 04:04:17 PM »

Hi Rick hope the snow gets real deep and you become very busy on this project! soon :worthless: lets see whats new.
  funny you would mention it cause it snowed small ammount yesterday. here are my tire updayes so far.
my tire update. so far 4 hours later, and i have 1 tire complete, the other 4  will take another 4-6 hours to complete, but they will look cool . thanks  to GRIZ AND UNGLEWD AND HOOKED  for the belt sander
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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #48 on: Jan 28, 2009, 06:02:29 PM »
Big SICK Bird. Freakin' Awesome. When you get done you can build me one.  :gap:

Signed up for Wrecking Ball. Looking forward to seeing you at the Hammers again. I'll be in my usual spot. Definitely have to keep the party going! :biggthumpup:
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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #49 on: Jan 29, 2009, 11:20:54 PM »
Big SICK Bird. Freakin' Awesome. When you get done you can build me one.  :gap:

Signed up for Wrecking Ball. Looking forward to seeing you at the Hammers again. I'll be in my usual spot. Definitely have to keep the party going! :biggthumpup:
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 anyways, finially just finished all 4 tires. now to do some slight rock ring/beadlock mods, and paint!!!

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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #50 on: Jan 30, 2009, 07:59:21 PM »
 had hpi 5 bolts, but the 1:1 has 6. so there gone now, rims in for paint.




 

here are my beadlock outer rings unpainted


 primer, well 1 coat i applied another


 then flat black
 maybe 1 more coat


 then my hubs, man these are nice.




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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #51 on: Jan 30, 2009, 08:15:51 PM »
this is bad ass!!!!!!!

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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #53 on: Jan 30, 2009, 11:15:33 PM »
Wow those turned out sick.
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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #54 on: Jan 31, 2009, 01:37:02 AM »
1 rim/tire mounted, now its bed time!!!


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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #55 on: Jan 31, 2009, 06:53:07 AM »
dude that freekin rocks... someone has alot of spare time..... but that freekin rocks  :bowdown:










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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #56 on: Jan 31, 2009, 02:00:43 PM »
dude that freekin rocks... someone has alot of spare time..... but that freekin rocks  :bowdown:
 haha as for the spare time, you see what time i posted that pic. 1:30 am. lol, up with the kids at 730.










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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #57 on: Jan 31, 2009, 06:46:17 PM »
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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #58 on: Feb 01, 2009, 08:54:15 PM »
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Re: BIGBIRD scale build
« Reply #59 on: Feb 01, 2009, 09:11:55 PM »
Hey BIGBIRD,

When I grow up I wanna have talent and time to spend on my hobbies like you. You are the T.I.T.S. (Totally Inventive Toyota Supercanuck).

Keep those pics coming. :thumbs: The next Round-Up is coming soon, you only have 8 months left.

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