(03-08-2014, 05:30 PM)904xDRIFT Wrote: Im so jealous...this thing is going to turn out sick!..cant wait to start my build next week
You're going to love building the kit, it's very easy and straightforward. Can't wait to see yours :)
(03-09-2014, 05:21 PM)HAYASHI Wrote: Excellent build!
permanent ink markers usually cover up scratches fairly well
OMG THANK YOU! LOL, the permanent makers covered up the scratches nicely, that shit was going to bug me every time I saw it haha
(03-10-2014, 08:04 AM)robb41488 Wrote: So hot sunny
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(03-10-2014, 01:31 PM)Hoach Wrote: Sweet I have the same turnbuckles :) Looking good man!
Nice! You're XXX-D definitely stands out from the crowd ^^
And now for an update.
My chassis is all black, and the steering wiper mounts are silver.
The Rear hubs on the VX arms are also silver.
My shock mount balls are blue, and my adjuster rings are blue.
This called for some re-anodizing, so I sent the parts to a local anodizer that just happened to be a 15 minute drive from my house ^^
Here are the pieces back from the anodizers.
They came out really well for the most part, but a few items came back with a bit of a matte finish.
This might be a result of me not prepping any parts, or the grade of aluminum used on those parts.
Either way, I am happy with how all the parts turned out!
The matte finish goes completely unnoticed once installed.
As I stated, for the rear I will be running some Wrap Up Next VX arms.
I bought them to be used with the 2.5mm drift package pins.
The anodizing on the rear hubs shows some machine work, but this is only noticeable when you are zoomed in.
Sitting at my desk, I can not notice the small imperfections.
Here's another shot of the finish, looks great.
Also the pins were a perfect fit, not loose, not tight, just perfect.
It's not for everyone, but I'm really loving the look of an all black chassis.
The rear end is coming together great.
Here are one of the parts that came back with a visibly matte finish.
Which doesn't really matter, as at normal viewing distance the difference in colour goes unnoticed ^^ (the pic is zoomed in to show the difference in finish)
All that's left for the rear end is installing the dampers, some bearings, CVD's, and some turnbuckles.
All of which I have on hand, minus some ball studs for the turnbuckles >.<
Gonna have to make a quick trip to the hobby store when I have some time to spare...
Next up were the steering wipers.
For a black kit, I have no idea why they included silver wipers with all the kits, but sell the coloured versions separately.
The re-ano on these things came out great though!
Here is everything installed.
The wipers use a m2.6x6 pitch, so no gold here D:
Excuse the pics, taking photos of an all black chassis with a point and shoot, and trying to focus on certain parts is a bit hard haha >_>
But here they are installed for the most part.
They should offer some great steering angle, they have a lot of throw.
The fit of all the parts was perfect, no complaints on my behalf.
They will be linked together by a turnbuckle for adjustable ackerman.
I want to see how long of a turnbuckle my friend is running before I install my own.
Also, a big thanks to HAYASHI, permanent marker did a good job covering up those small scratches. My head won't explode every time I see them now hahahaha.
Now, all that's left to really do is build my Dampers, install turnbuckles, and my rear CVD's/Bearings and I'll have a roller.
I have all parts on hand minus some ball studs for the turnbuckles... ugh, I'll have to make a trip to the hobby shop soon T_T
I'm hoping to have it completed as a roller by next weeks end at the latest.
As far as electronics go, I only have to buy a servo and receiver.
It's going to be a week or two until I purchase the remaining electronics though!