I just cracked the stock chassis on my E-Maxx Brushless, necessitating a re-build on an aluminum chassis. Mechanically speaking, I'm dumber than a sack of diapers. I've upgraded shock towers, rod ends and A-arms without difficulty. But a complete rebuild is scary stuff...
I want to replace my bulkheads with aluminum and upgrade my diffs as long as I'm at it. So far, I've never taken apart either. It seems like this is going to be a two-month project, because I don't even know yet what parts or screws I'll need along the way. I'm afraid there will be a lot of stopping and starting, waiting for parts to arrive...and not knowing what to do next!
Where do you guys even begin when you do this, and how do you keep things organized?
What do you pull apart first?
Do you take detailed pictures of everything beforehand? If I'm changing out a lot of parts, the stock exploded view will be of limited use.
Do you keep entire assemblies in separate baggies?
What other general advice can you offer before I get started?