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    Default new project

    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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    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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    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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    Default Come to Hawaii!!!

    Bring it over, I'll help you
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    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??
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    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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    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!
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    Quote 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 at 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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    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"!
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    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.
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