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    i got a little radio controlled truck.and im building a roll cage for it. i think im gonna just use 3/8" brake line and a hand tubing bender.
    any ideas or anything like it ????
    sorry fer the crappy pics took em with my cell phone
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    my daddy always said i was IRONHEADED....
    feel free to P/M me

  • #2
    That will be a VERY cool project
    You going to tig everything together?
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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    • #3
      i was thinking about tacking it together with the mig then removing to tig it ,i dont have a tig rig
      my daddy always said i was IRONHEADED....
      feel free to P/M me

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      • #4
        Come to Hawaii!!!

        Bring it over, I'll help you
        I'm not late...
        I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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        • #5
          ive got a savage 2.5 and the plastic rollcage is plenty strong? be careful what you make your age out of, the slightest spark and fuel residue== bad stuff. have you thought of maybe trying Aluminum??
          07 f350 duallie w/deck
          07 tb302d
          2011 big blue pro 300 cat
          victor torch
          matthey beveler
          assorted hand tools

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          • #6
            Blackbeard, I think it runs off the battery...no fuel residue...
            I'm not late...
            I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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            • #7
              That looks liike an MGT4.60. Ive got one too. Actually I have two. I go the 8.0 and its got WAY too much power and its hard to keep runnig as its got an extra needle to adjust.

              As for the roll bar, I am making one too. Im going to use solid Aluminum 3/8' and tig it together.

              What ever you decide to do, PROTECT THE ENGINES HEAD. I wouls suggest a roll bar fore and aft of the head. Ive scraped the sh t out of mine on rollovers.

              You might want to consider making your sefrl some sway bars too. Thsi machine is way too sloppy in the turns.

              the stuff that breaks quickly:
              Steering servo saver
              suspension parts, shocks come loose and spew silcone oil everywhere. use 30w if you replace.
              lower inboard swing arm brackets.
              outer hub carrier
              Keep your tranny and diffs clean... They need service every few runs or more if your doing sand and gravel. Stay away from wet sand and gravel. The most fun ive had is on large mounds of topsoil and wood chips. This stuff is soft and doesnt get into the workings like sand and gravel.
              driveshafts... Sigh, get rubber boots for the knuckles and keep them greased Like a CV joint in a real car... if you take oine apart, you'll smakck you head when you see the small parts that keep it togeter...
              shock towers may pop if you land on the roof too hard. Ive got a link to a few cool parts places. One of them displays a roll cage. I'll have to go dig up the link.
              If you knew all this stuff already, I dont mean to talk down to you. Im just sharing some of the stuff I learned the hard way. I didnt hurt my self one bit though...mind you i did take out my buddy once... hehehehe. A real shin breaker this machine is... hehehehe....

              Have Fun!
              Last edited by SignWave; 04-01-2008, 01:54 PM.
              Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

              Miller 251/30A spool
              Syncro200
              Spectrum 625
              O/A
              Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
              Standard modern lathe
              Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
              horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
              Roland XC540 PRO III
              54" laminator
              hammer and screwdriver (most used)
              little dog
              pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by welderman23 View Post
                i got a little radio controlled truck.and im building a roll cage for it. i think im gonna just use 3/8" brake line and a hand tubing bender.
                any ideas or anything like it ????
                sorry fer the crappy pics took em with my cell phone
                if you use brake line, remember its zinc coated... that might prove to be a nuisance when it comes time to weld it together... you'll have to grind the coating off for a good bond.
                Last edited by SignWave; 04-01-2008, 01:55 PM.
                Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

                Miller 251/30A spool
                Syncro200
                Spectrum 625
                O/A
                Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
                Standard modern lathe
                Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
                horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
                Roland XC540 PRO III
                54" laminator
                hammer and screwdriver (most used)
                little dog
                pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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                • #9
                  signwave, everthought about 1/5 scale?? i would love one, but my 5yr old would be some upset if i got rid of "my dads monster truck"!
                  07 f350 duallie w/deck
                  07 tb302d
                  2011 big blue pro 300 cat
                  victor torch
                  matthey beveler
                  assorted hand tools

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                  • #10
                    I have a Traxxas e-max with the brushless motor. Its good for around 45 mph and loves to cartwheel (usually at me) i break it more than my real car. Anyhow, i have been meaning to build one of these for years, i just don't us eit much anymore. Please post pics when your done.
                    Dynasty 200 DX
                    Millermatic 175
                    Spectrum 375
                    All kinds of Smith OA gear

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                    • #11
                      how long is your run time with a brushless motor? i know battery type will affect it.is there anything else?
                      07 f350 duallie w/deck
                      07 tb302d
                      2011 big blue pro 300 cat
                      victor torch
                      matthey beveler
                      assorted hand tools

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by blackbeard's welding View Post
                        signwave, everthought about 1/5 scale?? i would love one, but my 5yr old would be some upset if i got rid of "my dads monster truck"!
                        No BB, Ive never considered 1/5th. I max out at 1/8th and then i have a gokart that needs an engine. Problem is that the engine is a liquid cooled 2stroke and its worth like 4300 bucks...uhg... I have to do some more work....make some coins...
                        Ive been rc'ing for years. currently have a Trex450 sev2 heli, a biplane, a trainer and a p51 mustang. On the ground I have the two mgts and an old schumaker nitro storm (circa 1995). I have a boat hull too that was given to me years ago but never got it goin'. I prefer the real thing.

                        I guess this is as good a time as any to start the roll b ar process. Maybe we can swap ideas....

                        As for brushless motors, gearing will paluy a big part on how long batteries last... And if you r using lipo's BE CAREFULL. They can go spontanious combusiton just like that.. GOTO YOUTUBE and search out "LIPO" or lithium Ion... Its a "blast"
                        Last edited by SignWave; 04-01-2008, 04:02 PM.
                        Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

                        Miller 251/30A spool
                        Syncro200
                        Spectrum 625
                        O/A
                        Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
                        Standard modern lathe
                        Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
                        horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
                        Roland XC540 PRO III
                        54" laminator
                        hammer and screwdriver (most used)
                        little dog
                        pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bert View Post
                          Blackbeard, I think it runs off the battery...no fuel residue...
                          NOPE ... it runs on nitro methane
                          30 bucks a gallon
                          my daddy always said i was IRONHEADED....
                          feel free to P/M me

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SignWave View Post
                            if you use brake line, remember its zinc coated... that might prove to be a nuisance when it comes time to weld it together... you'll have to grind the coating off for a good bond.
                            i got acid or ill just do it like it is
                            my daddy always said i was IRONHEADED....
                            feel free to P/M me

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by welderman23 View Post
                              NOPE ... it runs on nitro methane
                              30 bucks a gallon
                              REALLY??? HOLY CR@P!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                              I'm not late...
                              I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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