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    Thought I'd share these with you guys since a few asked. My Slash is just used as a basher and Bonneville speed runner and Camera car.
    Just screwed the old lower chassis piece (Front from an old stampede) into the top of the shock tower after I predrilled the holes. The factory holes don't quite fit. Not only does it beef up the shocktower, it makes a cool little cage for the esc, a place to zapstrap the trans module to and a place to mount an airscoop/fanprotector (cut up Mobil1 oil container) for the esc. The fenders are made from a Liquid Tide jug and can be reversed to curve over the wheels or the chassis. The roll cage is to protect my camera, it is just aluminum stock from hardware store and is a work in progress.

    Here is the front end mods. The deflector shield is made from a 2 litre plastic pop bottle. Cut it out from the top of the bottle to give it a nice curve. The backbraces make use of the flat predrilled countersunk ends for a solid mount to the pan. I centerdrilled the other ends after prefitting them to the right length and drilling the holes in the pan. (Start long and cut tiny amounts off till you get or desired fit). I used plastic red bushings from an old Ultima suspension as washers to make a nice connection to the Aluminum crossbrace. The "Servosaversaver" is just more aluminum stock that I cut and bent to fit.

    Aftermarket mods include:
    TRX Aluminium Caster blocks
    TRX frnt/rear bearing carriers
    RPM Swingarms
    GH Racing Aluminum crossbrace and bodyposts
    GH Racing Aluminum Steering Bellcrank/Idler arm/Connect rod
    Spektrum 2.4Ghz Reciever
    Associated Firm Gold rear springs
    Novak GTB esc
    Novak Velociti 5.5turn Sensored 520watt Brushless with Boca Ceramic bearings and 13mm Rotor

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    That looks great!
    What type of camera were you using?
    probably pretty expensive, it had some great quality!
    My little $15 china-spy-cam is just velcro'd to my hood, so it bounces around alot...
    I accidentally my whole truck.

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    It's a ContourHD1080p Helmetcam you can see it in this one.

    Oh yeah I almost forgot about the window nets and dashboard. lol

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    dashboard rocks. Where did you get the decals?
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    I loved your open road video-- whole new perspective. What gearing where you using when you filmed that?
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    the nets are a great idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    dashboard rocks. Where did you get the decals?
    I used the ones that came with the slash, they're supposed to be fuel caps and bodypin mounts. I just drew needles on them with a bic pen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakratt View Post
    I loved your open road video-- whole new perspective. What gearing where you using when you filmed that?
    @pakratt: Sorry but I'm not really sure which video you are refering to. I have piles of videos on the open road with various gearing. Just clic the info button on youtube when watching the video and usually the gearing is in there. Here is one of the earlier vids I made when I first got the Slash. Running studded Stampede rear wheels on hardpack. Used 46 thumbtacks/tire. It worked surprisingly well for what it was.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6X6fsYalTQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by judgegixxer View Post
    I used the ones that came with the slash, they're supposed to be fuel caps and bodypin mounts. I just drew needles on them with a bic pen!
    They look fantastic! I was trying to figure out how you made that too...
    I accidentally my whole truck.

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    Thanks for the pics...I'd wondered where you went since your last post on that shock tower mods! Now, all I need is to find some time to do this. Btw, do those deflector shield actually help to prevent dirt build up on the chassis? I also like how you added the dash details.
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    Great idea with the decals. I have those left over from about 8 trucks/cars. Cant wait to make my full interior...
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    It doesn't stop every thing but it helps. It's mainly for protecting the camera from front tire roost and splashes.

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    thats a great use of some spare and scrap parts laying around

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    Got some new parts for it! Will be doing some 3S videos when weather gets better.





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