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    I need to just say as an update to this thread...

    I need to just say as an update to this thread that I spent the whole afternoon driving the Rustler and I have never had a car that is that reliable and that much fun to drive. It handles like a...
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    Sticky: I am glad that I clicked into the off topic area...

    I am glad that I clicked into the off topic area because I almost just made the same thread.

    This is my normal workspace. I live in a single room apartment with my fiance so space is limited. She...
  3. Yeah it satisfies a certain childish desire. ...

    Yeah it satisfies a certain childish desire. Well, the whole hobby does really.
  4. I mounted the switch on the roof so that when the...

    I mounted the switch on the roof so that when the truck landed or rolled onto its lid it activates the emergency mode for the lights which has all of them flash crazy. I work pretty much from sun up...
  5. Just about ready to go try out this whole thing...

    Just about ready to go try out this whole thing brushless thing, and with the lights!

    moment of truth!
    http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t383/djgrom25/IMG_20140209_204051625_zpsqni6yegm.jpg
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  6. Thread: Rat Rod Build

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    Looks great!

    Looks great!
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    Did you lube it at all before you tried to put it...

    Did you lube it at all before you tried to put it on? If you didn't lube it with a grease, not an oil. Try again.
  8. Front Wheel mounted with the traxxas aluminum...

    Front Wheel mounted with the traxxas aluminum parts as well. The blue hue is from the lights.
    http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t383/djgrom25/IMG_20140209_180551146_zpsraddmzyn.jpg

    Rear Wheel....
  9. Rear is done. Those tape strips are for cracks....

    Rear is done. Those tape strips are for cracks.
    http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t383/djgrom25/IMG_20140209_165804590_zpsz6eucvdv.jpg

    I pre-drilled the holes for all the lights slightly...
  10. Obligatory Beauty Shots....

    Obligatory Beauty Shots.
    http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t383/djgrom25/IMG_20140208_223018542_zpsbefl91hh.jpg
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  11. I was honestly shocked when I found out there was...

    I was honestly shocked when I found out there was no polarity to the wires and I could just plug them up however I felt. ...
  12. Did some more work to the stampede so lets see...

    Did some more work to the stampede so lets see how that went.

    Ohhh what is this I found, think it needs to be installed. ...
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    Just some shots of what it all looks like. ...

    Just some shots of what it all looks like.
    http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t383/djgrom25/IMG_20140208_162343167_zpsh9gnftcb.jpg
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    Looking good, but as you can see the stock...

    Looking good, but as you can see the stock steering rods need to be adjusted for the length gain, I will be replacing these with longer units for added strength. ...
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    I already widened the rear and forgot to post...

    I already widened the rear and forgot to post pictures, so here is the front.
    http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t383/djgrom25/IMG_20140208_020224_zpssc5wi3o2.jpg

    Pulled off the old A-arms and...
  16. I am not sure what you mean by that?

    I am not sure what you mean by that?
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    Hi powerman, when you did the electric a arms in...

    Hi powerman, when you did the electric a arms in the rear did you use the stock or the RPM? I used the RPM and found I need to sand part of them so they move freely. Did you also do the front arms...
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    Did the front wheels turn? Do you have a spare...

    Did the front wheels turn? Do you have a spare motor?
  19. That is a really good idea. Next time I can...

    That is a really good idea. Next time I can repair a shell at home and not in the field I will test this out.
  20. I actually am not sure how much it costs since my...

    I actually am not sure how much it costs since my GF just has a ton of it squirreled away all over her car and our apartment. I am sure some other fixes are better and more professional looking I...
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    Keep us updated on that. That sounds like a...

    Keep us updated on that. That sounds like a pretty big deal. Maybe you can start machining your online of custom order parts for us... ;) I got a few I want....Like an aluminum chassis plate and...
  22. Home Depot. Make sure it is brand name Gaff tape...

    Home Depot. Make sure it is brand name Gaff tape and is either black or a very dark navy blue. You know you got the real stuff then.
  23. It is tougher then duct tape, imagine a canvas...

    It is tougher then duct tape, imagine a canvas kevlar tape really. It applies to everything. It is used to hold down things like cables and lines in theater. Extremely durable. I can wheelie down...
  24. Used Gaffer tape on the Stampede body, good results so far.

    My girlfriend used to be a tech theater nerd and I have roles and roles of high quality gaffer tape lying around. I decided I didn't want to mess with fiberglass to fix the body so I decided to give...
  25. New Servo friggen rules.

    New Servo friggen rules.
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