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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:14 am 
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We've all seen and love the scaler builds by Metalhead, DiggerJ, and others.
So much in fact that I think Im going to give it a shot. Fact of business around here is that Nitro is dead, and short course is king. Except there aren't many places within 150 miles of my place to go practice and run a short course rig. That said, I am leaning towards building something I need no track for, or a group of people to thoroughly enjoy my hobby.
Dale linked me with another site that has all kindsa info on scalers but I wanted to rekindle this place. Short cold days are upon us and I think we should fire it back up.
So let's hear it about scalers. Where does a guy start? What kits are out there to get a guy started?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:40 am 
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Jon i suppose you have to have an idea as to what kind of rig your gonna build. Then what to put under it for a drivetrain. Quite a few chassis out there or build one.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:36 pm 
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Zactly my point Dale. I got no idea what is available out there to help me decide what I think I want this time...But basically what I think I want is something I can either putz around my back yard or the ditch when it gets muddy. I thought of building one a couple years back and really liked the Tamiya Hi-Lift F'n-250. But now I think there are lots better ways to get the same thing. Mostly it has to be cheap to start out. Im thinking of building one out of one of these three hardbodies I got. Similar to what metalhead does and using what odds and ends I already have here. I got two Stock Slash setups and a VXL system too if I want to make it salty. Plus a bunch of stock slash shocks and misc arms and such. I need to start there.

I also have a NIB Tekin RX8 and SC4X Motor sitting here that would light up anything I could come up with. :twisted: :twisted:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:39 pm 
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uhh oh big boxshowed up today

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wt ... LXBCNP&P=Z

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wt ... LXBCNR&P=Z


But it looks a lil shooort

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:30 am 
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You gonna put that on your truggy dale? :P


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:25 pm 
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Are you going 1.9 or 2.2?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:40 am 
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#-o Was planning to go 1.9 but like the looks on a Ax10 chassis. Probably gonna try a Scx10 chassis stretched as I plan to add some length to the bed. Leaf spring, axial axles??Gonna be a lot of #-o #-o b4 we're done lol

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:15 pm 
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Same here i been thinking bout building a sweet scale truck ,Would be nice to built this winter.

Here's a link to wut i prolly git 8)
https://www.tcscrawlers.com/On-Sale-20- ... 18525.html

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:43 pm 
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:D Pretty neat rig, Might wanna check on the axles. A pretty knowledgeable source told me the splines may let loose when really tested. But that rig will get ya started ya can always MODIFY

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:03 am 
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Tell you clowns what... How about ya'll have a jerk off contest?? You don't need a track for it, it's free, and at least one of you could finally win at something.[/troll]

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:mallot: :mallot: Damn that Yuck musta caught some ole lady he's actin pretty fiesty!

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swede wrote:
:mallot: :mallot: Damn that Yuck musta caught some ole lady he's actin pretty fiesty!


Sound to me the fooker is asking for attention :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:52 am 
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swede wrote:
:mallot: :mallot: Damn that Yuck musta caught some ole lady he's actin pretty fiesty!


Sound to me the fooker is asking for attention :lol: :lol:

..and I got it! 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:47 pm 
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Ok all had some time to start this build this week. Didn't get very far but its a start.

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Got brave & started cutting;
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Next reconstruction
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:09 am 
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Lookin good thus far Dale!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:23 am 
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Um, better pic of that Blazer body in the background please!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:36 pm 
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K, I'll get a descent pic of it soon. Originally did that for a Savvy but looks a lot better on the AX10 chassis. Still need to shorten the links some more to get the wheelbase right.

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My first car was an '82 K5 Blazer. Always thought about doing a scale rig with that body.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:02 pm 
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OK had time to do some more whittlin & here's where we are at this point---


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Still have to get a lot of finish work done,but it's got shape. Then gotta lose that shallow bed.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:10 pm 
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Here's the Blazer, really like this lid. These are just poser shots as you can see the wheel base is off. Gotta shorten the links. Lid has never been permanently mounted & wish I'd never cut the post holes to mount it on a Savvy.

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