RC Turnbuckle Jr.
AbSolute Stampede Rebuild Complete-Tonz of Pics
Hey guys, Here’s my thread for the final completion of my long restoration of my Pede. Started 5 months ago with the original thought that I was just going to make it look good to sit on a shelf in my man cave. lol (was out of the hobby for over a decade) well... after getting a body, wheels and tires, I got full blown back into the hobby. I was in awe with where it had come to after that much time. I originally picked up my Pede, in 97 than it sat aside for a good ten years until I made this move recently. Much to my amazement when I went into the hobby store after wondering if they may still have parts for it, come to find they not only do so but produce the same truck along with newer version (monster jam of course.) This is all duh to me now because of how far I have come since I started again. One of my setbacks was coming along on normal front arms, than deciding to get the Proline Protract before I went any further. Real glad I did. Handles like a dream, and first on road, and off road drives were terrific. But after 5 months, and lots of hours to make sure everything was very precise and getting to know the truck even better. She was finally completed. “Everything” besides the half shafts, and shock bodies have been replaced. I picked up CVDs but am putting them in next build instead and went with steel yolks for the Stampede. Shocks will be replaced soon with big bores, or am gonna rebuild em with alum shock bodies. That and the Castle Sidewinder will be replaced with Mamba once I get it back from Castle from replacement. And I am soon to purchase 3c Lipo to replace 7cell NiMh.
Here is what I started with: 1997 Stampede. Built from Disassembled kit and all. Still Have the original assembly manual, and old skool decals.
Here is Stage two. Body is stock length, Pre-Protrac, Stock tranny, Pre-Slipper, and Prior to any updated electronics.
I got done with Suspension arms with alum cambers and turnbuckles, than got to better know the Protrac and read about it, and decided to go for it before I went any farther, and just like the rest of the build, I didn’t save anything to “ill upgrade later” Part of why it took the time it did, that and budget of course, but sure glad I did the approach the way I did. This is a good way to do so because no cutting of your posts is involved.
Here is “most” of the parts tags. Things like Tire bags, and others are not here.. But for an idea of how many parts it takes to build a truck from basically scratch. The fact I had what I had made little difference. It allowed me to have a truck together at all times, but that is about it. lol. I now have a complete 2nd truck as this one is brand new; which is also the reason that stock parts were replaced for the equivalent as the originals will do on the 2nd Stampede.
Velineon 3500 Brushless Motor
Castle Sidewinder ESC/ 1/10 Mamba Max ESC
Duratrax 7cell 4600 NiMh/ 3c Lipo SMC/SPC/Max Amps
Proline Protrac Front Suspension Arm
Proline Protrac Rear Suspension Arm
Proline Protrac Front Shock Tower
Proline Protrac Rear Shock Tower
Proline Masher 2k Tires
Kimbrough Servo Saver
RC Screw Stainless Steel Kit and additional single units
Traxxas Pro-Graphix Body (clear)
Traxxas Fiberglass Tie-bar
Traxxas Wheelie bar
Traxxas Slash Bumper
Traxxas 3941 Steel Steering drag link (2) as Turnbuckles
Traxxas Steel Output Yolks
Traxxas Steel Differential gear
Traxxas Steel Idler Gear
Traxxas Slipper clutch
Traxxas Blue Rubber Sealed Ball Bearings (gearbox)
Dynamite Red Rubber Sealed Ball Bearings
Futaba 3304 Servo
STRC Red Bulkhead
STRC Red Bearing Carriers front/rear
STRC Red Castor blocks
STRC Red Shock Caps
STRC Red Hex Adapters
STRC Red Camber links
STRC Red “custom” strut/battery tie links
Racers Edge Red Washers Cap
Racers Edge Red Washer Countersunk
Dynamite Gold 4mm Flanged Lock Nuts
Traxxas Red Wheelie bar wheels with Bearings
RPM Revolver Wheels (2) Fronts
RPM Wheelie bar mount
RPM gear cover
RPM Front Body mount
Stock Equivalent/ Replacements/Add-ons:
Traxxas Black Chassis
Traxxas Front Skid
Traxxas Rear Skid
Traxxas Black Gearbox
Traxxas Waterproof Receiver Cover
Traxxas ESC mount
Traxxas Rear body mount
OFNA High Temp Diff Oil
Updated VXL floating drive shafts,
Last but not least. The Final Product. I am extremely happy with the way it turned out, And since this is been along time in the making, and I am finally done and can post build complete thread, I have posted a lot of pics. IMO it turned out diff than any I have seen out there
Last edited by AbSoLooT1; 03-27-2011 at 04:42 AM.