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    Rear Brace

    Stared with this.

    Made this..

    1.375 x .420 & .300 tall Drilled & tapped the center hole @ M4 x .07.
    As you can see counter sunk the outer two hole for the heads of the shock bolts.

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    To get the M4 screw in the rod end I drilled it out to 5/32" as you can see the one on the left. Before & after.
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    Ok where was I...

    I wanted the extra height for couple reasons. First it get the rod away from the shock springs, second it makes it level with the rear mount & third I don't need a nut on the bottom of the plate.

    Hope you liked it, but it takes a mill to do all the machining. Last pic...
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    Forgot for the new members say hello to Peggy the Piggy
    Like her sweater vest?? Made her out of my ballancing clay.
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    nice work!

    I made a bracket for mine too but it attaches inbetween the shocks to my aluminum shock mount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87 GN View Post
    Forgot for the new members say hello to Peggy the Piggy
    Like her sweater vest?? Made her out of my ballancing clay.
    Good job,Mine didn't turn out as nice as yours(no mill) but its effective......
    I need more R/C cash.....

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    You should package those up with a stock pushrod and screws and sell them as brace kits. maybe just make a few sets to gauge demand but I think people would be interested. Looks good man...

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    Thanks
    Was kind of a fun little project. Had to do something, I kept breaking the body mount.
    Besause I built a "little" ramp, when I get time I will post it..
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    That looks much better than having it off to one side or the other. Cool piggy...

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    Thanks & a better pic of Peggy. She is such a show off. HAHA
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    Nice job, that's a hefty bracket there. I should have drilled out a hollow ball on mine to fit the larger screw as well, I just removed the hollow ball and used a large headed screw to hold the rod end but I would prefer to have a hollow ball in there. This was on the body mount side of mine, my brackate is just a piece of scrap metal I had that fit but needs to be upgraded to something tougher soon. Well done man!
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    Peggy the Piggy AKA Peggy the Pushrod... wonder what you will show us next... nice work Peggy :-)
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    Hope your wheels dont go out of balance, would hate to see the pig loose a leg...

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    Issues... definite issues.

    6061-Twhat?
    Alt-248 on the number pad =

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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    Hope your wheels dont go out of balance, would hate to see the pig loose a leg...
    That's funny^^^
    So that is why Peggy starts to shake & sweat everytime I get the balancer out.. Thinks she might loose a leg or two..I need to do a thread on my balancer.

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    6061 Twhat? what?
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    He's asking for the alu spec; 6061-Tx. 6061-T6 is one..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6061_aluminium_alloy
    E-Revo Xerun 150A/Leopard 4282//MBX6-Te MMM/CC1518

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    Issues... definite issues.

    6061-Twhat?
    Sorry brain fade: 6061 - T6511 So that would be a T6... Learn something all the time...
    Just a piece we had laying around.
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    Sweat... I guess that is why peggy's skin is so silky smooth and hydrated lol.

    Could make a mint selling these... Hurry up before strc or integy copies you!

    A balancer thread would be cool...
    Last edited by rag6; 04-12-2011 at 06:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87 GN View Post
    That's funny^^^
    So that is why Peggy starts to shake & sweat everytime I get the balancer out.. Thinks she might loose a leg or two..I need to do a thread on my balancer.
    Regular pigs do not have sweat glands. Putty pigs do?

    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    ...Could make a mint selling these... Hurry up before strc or integy copies you!...
    The pig or the rear brace block?
    Alt-248 on the number pad =

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    Regular pigs do not have sweat glands. Putty pigs do?
    HaHA I guess I don't know my pork products.
    I have a Patent Pending..
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    Free anodized peggy action figure with every rear brace order. Pig Patent pending...

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    Nice job 87 GN, Wish I had more machinery to make pieces like that.

    I just used TRA5565 and a pushrod to do mine. Had to drill 1 hole in the middle of the pad to attach the pushrod.


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