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    Last time I visited this site, I (had a working M key) did not have much knowledge of RC cars.
    That changed a bit in the last few months. As most were bound to their homes, I spent most of the time on the road, working. In the few hours I was off from work, my daughter was already asleep.

    I work as pipe welder in the food and pharma industry, and both industries wanted to catch up during Covid19 lockdowns. I spent 60 hours per week and more on the road. In order to keep my, almost 4 year old daughter happy, I justtried to spend as much time together as possible, and one thing she wished for, was a car she could use to drive her plush toys around the garden. RC instantly came to mind, and about $1000 and 2 months later, I was looking at this:

    [​IMG]BFK_7754 by Plan B Photography, on Flickr

    Here is a video of the 6x6 in action



    And one with some water in it



    I even built a trailer, in which the car can be stored and transported



    Here is a nice look at the frame and drivetrain

    [​IMG]BFK_7724 by Plan B Photography, on Flickr
     
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    One project became many projects real fast.

    By now I have
     
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    Let's edit this, so it'll make some sense. I was kind of interrupted a few minutes ago

    So, by now I have a few projects going.

    IMG-20200816-WA0006.jpg

    Project 2

    The first project I am working on, and did some CAD here to get my articulation sorted out, is a crawler. Going to use the same cab as on the 6x6 for this

    IMG-20200819-WA0005.jpg

    Project 4

    Next CAD drawing is for a hotrod. Asphalt racer for sure, and cruiser. Not much use off road, this one, because the ground clearance will be less then 1/2" and the leaf spring setup will have no oil shocks whatsoever.

    On this one, because it will be kind of a bonus project, I will try to use a chain to bring the power from the motor to the rear wheels. I was warned that a chain will make a lot of noise, but since this doesn't have a V8 like it should, chain noise will be the next best thing

    1945-to-1949-international-harvest-kb-6-1.jpg

    This photo is pretty much what project 3 is all about. I liked the cab on the 6x6 so much that I arranged me a set of Tamiya axles with dual tires on the rear axle so I could use the same cab and make me a wrecker. This will be a 4x2 wheel drive, so only power to the rear axle.

    The winch will be fully operational. Going to fit a pretty strong servo to the winch, so I can dead lift like 25 lbs. Theoretically. I guess the car will fall over with that kind of weight, but the winch should be capable.

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    This image shows the inspiration for project 2. The crawler.

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    This is the ain inspiration for project 4.

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    And last but not least, since I liked my 6x6 project so much, I made a digital copy to use in a computergame
     
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    WOW those are amazing Buddy !!! Looks like what started out as a toy for the little lady turned into a kewl hobby for daddy. LOL
     
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    Wow!!! Very cool!
     
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    IMG-20200820-WA0000.jpeg IMG-20200820-WA0002.jpeg IMG-20200820-WA0018.jpeg

    After experimenting with different wheelbases, I settled for, what in full scale would be a 147" wheelbase.

    The shorter was 135", the longer 159".
    Other then those, the International Harvester KB7 was available in 175 and 195" wheelbase, but those were decidedly too long for a wrecker/towtruck
     
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    This is how far I got for today
     
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    Very cool Buddy
     
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    IMG-20200821-WA0003.jpg IMG-20200821-WA0001.jpeg

    My CAD work paid off. 2 nice steel frames to help lower the center of gravity for my crawler.

    I also made a nice stailess steel electronics box for the towtruck
     
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    Slow progress is better then no progress.
     
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    Very nice work!
     
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    I managed to get some paint on the bodywork

    IMG-20200910-WA0017.jpg IMG-20200910-WA0016.jpg IMG-20200910-WA0011.jpg

    And I managed to get the links and axles fitted to spec, so I tried to see how far I could lift a single tire while keeping the other 3 planted

    IMG-20200909-WA0017.jpeg IMG-20200909-WA0013.jpeg
     
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    Wow! That's really impressive. Great work.
     
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    More small updates.

    Firewall got some paint, Mickey got a pinstripe, so did the nose of the truck.

    The nose also got some "eyes" to go with it IMG-20200913-WA0055.jpeg IMG-20200913-WA0053.jpeg IMG-20200913-WA0027.jpeg IMG-20200913-WA0013.jpeg IMG-20200913-WA0000.jpeg
     
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    WhatsApp Image 2020-09-21 at 22.25.16 (1).jpeg
    Having some springs and dampers under the car makes quite the difference. It will come down a bit because of the 2 lbs of weight that will be added by motor, battery, gearbox and rollcage.

    If I am still not happy after that, I'll go and search for some weaker springs

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    The search for weaker springs taught me 2 things.
    Finding the perfect springs for an application is more difficult then picking the nicest color.
    There are companies making springs to order, and they will be able to make the springs I need.
     

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