DiggerPede's Project: Bandit to Raptor Rustler build
Hey guys! So I was going to rebuild the Bandit Roller I picked up in the Traxxas Alley a little while back. I did some research and noticed the selection of upgrades was very minimum. I was convinced by a fellow friend ( Petertje60 ) to go Rustler. So this is the route I will be taking. This opens up to more choices in tires, bodies, & other accessories. At the moment i'm not really going to take this thing to like a speed rustler build or anything. I don't really have a place to have that kind of fun.
Anyways I have a lot of work set forth in front of me. I still have yet fully to take a part this rig. My plans are to tear into the Tanny, inspect, clean up, & replace what is worn. Other things are to dye the chassis and any gray part black. This build will probably be slow and over time. I'm wrapping up a huge project at work and tons of other work along the way. The little guy is in soccer and my 2 precious ladies & him to entertain in the evening. They are my life so...... hoping to complete by November if not sooner. I get real antsy and if I see a lot of parts sitting in front of me I get really motivated and move faster. LOL
Here is a list of what I got in this past weekend. I'll build the list of the spare parts in the coming week or so. Also another big package of goodies by next week. Ooooh lala. ^_^
[B]Rustler Build: Upgrades[/B]
Bandit Roller ( converting to Rustler )
JConcepts Illuzion Ford Raptor SVT Rustler Body (pn.0210)
ST Racing Aluminum Gunmetal Belcrank Steering w/bearing (ST3743XGM)
ST Racing Hardened Hinge Pin Kit (ST3640S)
TBR Rustler Basher Front Bumper (62001-C101)
TBR Rustler Rear Bumper w/ wheelie bar & wheels (62083-F317)
Traxxas/ Castle ET-3S ESC
Rustler ( Bandit Roller )
JConcepts Illuzion Raptor SVT Rustler Body, ST Racing, T-Bone Fr/Rr Bumper
JConcepts Illuzion Raptor SVT Body
Mounted up. LOL
Traxxas/ Castle ET-3S ESC
ST Racing Aluminum Gunmetal Belcrank & Hardened Hinge Pins
TB Racing Fr/ Rr Bumper w/ Wheelie Bar
....more goodies to come..... :wacko:
Update: Tower Hobbies Order Has Arrived ( last week ) I'm behind
Ok package #3 arrived last Saturday. This was my big order from Tower Hobbies. Sorry no pics yet, but i'm going to list some of what I have on hand.
[B]Upgrades: Package #3 Tower Hobbies[/B]
Rustler Front Axles TRA-3637
RPM Rear Shock Tower RPM-80832
RPM Rear A-Arms *2 sets RPM-80182
Traxxas Fiberglass Tie Bar TRA-2532
Traxxas Slayer Aluminum Push Rod TRA-5918x
Proline Dirt Hawg Tires 2.8" 1175-00
JConcepts Rulux 2.8" Fr/Rr *2 sets 3340b
GH Silver Aluminum Hex Wheel Hubs GH-02144
Tamiya PS-6 Polycarbonate Spray Yellow 3 oz * 2 cans 86006
[B]Package #4 eBay:[/B]
Traxxas Planetary Diff TRA-2388x
GH Silver Aluminum Gear box GHH02600
Traxxas TQ 2.4Ghz Micro 5-channel Receiver w/Traxxas Link TRA2218X
Traxxas 2075 Servo ( for now, LOL )
HPI/ CC Vektor 4000kv 4-pole Motor
Losi Ten-T/ SCTE Rr shocks
Front shocks??? Still thinking...
I'm probably missing something on the list. I currently have the chassis and upper plate cleaned and ready to be dyed. Maybe tonight. LOL
I'm now scoping for a front shock tower, thinking aluminum, that has a some good mounting points for the camber and shocks. I think I have my eye on the alien one....brain fart...cant remember the name.
Update: I hit up eBay for a few more things. =)
As the title says I went hunting for the missing links to this build. I think I'm almost squared away. LOL Now time to get started. Not sure which shock towers will work for me the best so I purchased both. The spare set will make it to one of my other RC's. So won't be a waste. The Alien ones i was talking about are from Xtreme Racing. Baldy found this a little while back. Not sure if he's mounted them as of yet.
[B]Upgrades on Order:[/B]
Hot Racing Aluminum Fr Shock Tower TN28M01
Hot Racing Aluminum Rr Shock Tower TE30M01
Hot Racing Graphite/ Aluminum Gearbox TE12GX01
Xtreme Racing Aluminum Fr Shock Tower 10601ABK
Xtreme Racing Aluminum Rr Shock Tower 10621ABK
Losi Shock Rebuild Kits LOSB2906 ( to mount my Losi shocks )
Losi Shock Mounting Tool LOSA99170 ( nice!!! )
Losi Ten-T Rr shocks ( its the fronts that I have already )
This should do it..........:O.o:
Update: Chassis All Cleaned Up Ready for Dye
I have the chassis and top plate all cleaned up & ready for dye.
I actually have the chassis all dyed up but didnt get a chance to take the pics of it. I was off yesterday and spent the day having family time. Taylor ( young lady ) needed some new onsies, and warmer clothes. LOL :wub:
Anyways that was the sneak peak. I cleaned off the kitchen table and put my Proline work mat down. I'm going to start working on the front half and so on. The rest of the goodies should be in by the end of the week. As noted the parts list I just placed.
Update: Rustler Chassis is Dyed
I got the chassis all dyed up now. You can tell where the water level was. <_< It looks worse than what it is. The top side of the chassis shows it the most. I also glued down felt on the battery tray and filled the void in front of it with some CF wrap.