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    Tube Cage for the Slash

    I think you guys might enjoy these pics, I will be building more as well.
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    how heavy is it and can you put the mud flaps off the back?
    what holding the front down
    looks nice

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    It probably weighs around 12 oz. or so. It's really light because it's tubing.
    As far as the mud flaps go I think it wouldnt be a problem, you could just attach them to the rear body mount bars.
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    If you could attach the shocks to the back part of the cage it would be even more cool. i need one of those cuz i roll alot
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    Quote Originally Posted by RC-MXer
    If you could attach the shocks to the back part of the cage it would be even more cool. i need one of those cuz i roll alot
    Thats what the flat bars in between the two back bars are for.
    The flat bar with holes in it. All you have to do is remove the upper shock screw from the shock tower and bolt it to the bottom hole
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    ok, let me be the first to say.....how much?

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    so how much it cost to make? How much would you charge to make one for someone else?
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    Cool chassis!!! I love it, it looks so scale too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CeeBlock
    ok, let me be the first to say.....how much?
    Thats a good question. The Axial tube chassis go for $230.00 and they aren't HALF of the work these are.
    So I don't know.

    What would you say it's worth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbonrevo33
    Cool chassis!!! I love it, it looks so scale too.
    Wait till I get started on the accessories for it
    Like the Adjustable Nerf bars and bumpers that all attach to the cage with body pins.
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    That looks sweet! Your price would be judged off the time and money in materials. But a reasonable price would be 100 to maybe 150. But that is just my opinion.

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    Looks sweet bro. You should register in SoCal-RC.com and become a vendor.
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    Can you get some footage, I'd like to see how it handles. High speed turns and jumping. That rollcage does look good.
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    to be honest, only you can say what your time is worth... so i don't know.... I would'nt pay too much, just because its a $200. truck.... not to belittle your work, because its beautiful....I'm just a very frugal type of guy.

    most of the roll cages that you can buy at the hobby shop for the emaxx etc etc go for $50-$75.00..

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    That is awesome! I made a roll cage buggy RC10 awhile ago and I was thinking about making a cage for the Slash, but I make mine out of brass tubing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OSF
    I think you guys might enjoy these pics, I will be building more as well.
    how about a how to on making your own or start selling them on ebay
    Remember to drive it like you stole it

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    HOW did you weld the tube together?
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    Roll cage looks cool .... what kind of body is that?
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    that......is really nice. is it welded or soldered?
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    You've done a great job. I was thinking of doing that too. I like how you cut out the back portion and replaced the stock location for the body mount posts. Very well thought out.
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    It is the special edition Amsoil body.

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    I'm also curious how you welded it and if it is the hollow tubing you can get at Home Depot? Looks great, when I get my Slash that was on thing I wanted to do but I have nowhere near the skills you do. Can you do a pic with the rear shocks mounted to the cage?

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    It looks good and well constructed, but I personally would not buy one. Cost would be too much considering how much the truck itself costs, and I personally don't see the need for it. I've had many wrecks, some at ~50mph and I never damaged anything that would have been prevented by having a cage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2IS
    It looks good and well constructed, but I personally would not buy one. Cost would be too much considering how much the truck itself costs, and I personally don't see the need for it. I've had many wrecks, some at ~50mph and I never damaged anything that would have been prevented by having a cage.
    Well it is a SCALE CORR truck and the cage just adds to it. I think it looks awesome and a great design. If you want true scale, I think that is about the best you can get right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrAzY-JATO #1
    HOW did you weld the tube together?
    Quote Originally Posted by bde742
    is it welded or soldered?
    Looks like brazing to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2IS
    It looks good and well constructed, but I personally would not buy one. Cost would be too much considering how much the truck itself costs, and I personally don't see the need for it.
    Personally it would be for the eye candy of it. It looks really nice. Toss a nice coat of paint, chrome or powder coat on it and you have a very nice looking truck. Nice enough that I'd run it without the shell. Toss a couple panels on it and you just replaced your body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrAzY-JATO #1
    HOW did you weld the tube together?
    I Brazed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2IS
    It looks good and well constructed, but I personally would not buy one. Cost would be too much considering how much the truck itself costs, and I personally don't see the need for it. I've had many wrecks, some at ~50mph and I never damaged anything that would have been prevented by having a cage.
    The Cage is really to add SCALE looks to the Vehicle.
    It is very strong and light.
    If you are crashing your car @ 50+ MPH and it's not getting banged up I would like to know what your crashing into... PILLOWS????
    The cage is not for everyone, just the ones that enjoy having something different from the next guy... being different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbonrevo33
    It is the special edition Amsoil body.
    Yes it is the Special edition AMSOIL
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    Quote Originally Posted by rctrucker77
    I'm also curious how you welded it and if it is the hollow tubing you can get at Home Depot? Looks great, when I get my Slash that was on thing I wanted to do but I have nowhere near the skills you do. Can you do a pic with the rear shocks mounted to the cage?
    I use 3/16" brake line from Pep Boys.
    It is the FIRST TUBE chassis I have done, I have always used 1/8" rod in the past. Keep brazing, the more you do it, the better you'll get.
    It's just an acquired skill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CeeBlock
    to be honest, only you can say what your time is worth... so i don't know.... I would'nt pay too much, just because its a $200. truck.... not to belittle your work, because its beautiful....I'm just a very frugal type of guy.

    most of the roll cages that you can buy at the hobby shop for the emaxx etc etc go for $50-$75.00..
    I hear ya, but think about this... Some guy buys a 69 Volkswagen brand new, it only cost him $2,500.00 and he customizes it with all the goodies. How much is the paint worth?
    We all know what the cost of the truck is, My rustler started out a regular Old School Rustler and I did this to it.
    So now if I were to SELL it do you think I would get what I paid for it?

    BTW its VERY USED
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    I like it! Nice job

    EDIT- the buggy is pretty sick too!
    What shall I put here?

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    This cost around $150.00 NEW
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    That buggy is awesome. I want the shocks.


    Did you make those limit straps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scratch
    That buggy is awesome. I want the shocks.


    Did you make those limit straps?
    Thanks, and yes I made them
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    Very Nice Good Job on replicating a true Class I Buggy.
    Wish my bandits looked like that
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    Not bad at all...

    You selling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJK74
    Very Nice Good Job on replicating a true Class I Buggy.
    Wish my bandits looked like that
    Thanks, that was my intention. It was a ton of work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mukai
    Not bad at all...

    You selling?
    Just the chassis, I just sold one on ebay for $130.00.
    PM me if your interested
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    Hey OSF. wasn't that rustler in the readers rides section of Car Action? Man that is sweet. You can tell you put alot of time into your work. Wish I had those skills. The sad part is that you would probably never get paid enough by the average person for your time. CeeBlock brought up a good point about being able to buy one for under 100 bucks. The reason is because they are probably mass produced my machines. Yours are hand built. That takes time. I would love to check that rustler out in person next time I am in the Temecula area. I am planning to visit the ARC track in Vail Lake soon. Anyway good job. Can't wait to see what else you do to the slash.

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