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    Home made roll cage summit

    Always want to have a summit but the body style wasn't my thing.
    After i saw some nice ideas on the internet and especially the roll cage from Markman i ordered a summit straight to Belgium



    then starting a tube frame




    Trying to give everything a place.


    A dashboard




    some painting and that's all for now



    keep tuned !

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    That looks great! Are you planning on adding some lexan plates or something like that?
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    Neat colour, I love how you pulled it down to the wheels as well, this is going to look great! Looks like Cap'n Kirk!

    Edit: Just noticed the dash too, looks awesome, class!
    Edit: AND you have a sidepanel already, at least on the driver's side, wicked!
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    How you did the body posts is interesting...
    how do you plan on removing this cage to charge/swap batteries?
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    thnx everyone ,side panels are in the making like you noticed in the pics ;-)

    @jimmie for removing the cage is going to be easy with the the original body posts, just figuring out how i can secure it fast and easy.

    @krallopian in fact it is Cap'n Kirk , the action man was to small so i swapped it to cap'n Kirk.
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    I did something similar to this for my Blackfoot oh so many years ago...
    I attached my cage by drilling out the posts and inserting threaded rod and fastening the cage down with nuts like this:



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    use some body clips! quick and easy

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    Looks fantastic. Get it out on the Belgian trails and post some pics!

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    Captain Kirk is a perfect fit. that cage is beautiful. i'm really going to have to try and build a cage some time.

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    Body panels are ready, not sure about the pearl effect but at the moment it will do its job
    Only some stickers and scale things to finish it off !





    Esc moved to make place for cap'n Kirk


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    Not to go too far off track, but how do you like your motor/ESC combo??
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    That thing is mad cool looking. I love it.

    Also interested to know what ESC/ Motor your running and how you like it.

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    That is very awesome. I love the look and you did a very fine job. I am not quite the craftsman that you are, so I am buying a VG Racing cage which is somewhat similar, but not quite as nice looking. Maybe i can modify it a little, I really like the panels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavmentsurfer View Post
    That thing is mad cool looking. I love it.

    Also interested to know what ESC/ Motor your running and how you like it.
    Looks like a ******* esc and xerun 2000 kv motor. Same motor I'm running (sensored)but with a rx8 esc .couldn't tell if it's the sensored version or not


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    Yes its an Xerun esc+ sensored 2000kv motor, used before in my e-revo the power and speed is very good :-)

    Need further testing in the summit for lower speeds/gearing but first impressions were also fine!

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    Today the sun shone, xerun works fine in low and high speeds !
    Not so smooth as a brushed motor in low speed but good enough for the summit








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    That looks incredible, I am so jealous! I want to make a custom body, but I don't have any welding equipment and don't know where to start because of it. GREAT work!!

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