NomadRacer's RC10 Trailing Arm Truck

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Re: NomadRacer's RC10 Trailing Arm Truck

Post by NomadRacer » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:24 pm

GoMachV wrote:
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Back in the day we would have cut the area out that was interfering. A lexan cover could be precision cut and bent to bridge the area over the tower between the two existing humps. Use a couple small BRP plastic rivets to hold it. Just my .02
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Re: NomadRacer's RC10 Trailing Arm Truck

Post by GoMachV » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:34 pm

I’m sure they sourced them from some other industry but not sure which one! They were tiny rivets. I’ll see what I can find
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Re: NomadRacer's RC10 Trailing Arm Truck

Post by Basher67 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:03 pm

I would cut the body to allow it to fit.

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Re: NomadRacer's RC10 Trailing Arm Truck

Post by NomadRacer » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:21 pm

I've been cutting/filing/sanding for the past couple of nights and getting so close! I've probably dropped the back 6mm so far, about two more to go. 8)
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Re: NomadRacer's RC10 Trailing Arm Truck

Post by matt1ptkn » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:10 pm

Wow. That is some very patient precision. Very nicely done!
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Re: NomadRacer's RC10 Trailing Arm Truck

Post by Lonestar » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:16 pm

NomadRacer wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:21 pm
I've been cutting/filing/sanding for the past couple of nights and getting so close! I've probably dropped the back 6mm so far, about two more to go. 8)

10Tsoclose.jpg
very nice - side pic so we can see the lowered rake, and posibly slammed look?!? :)
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Re: NomadRacer's RC10 Trailing Arm Truck

Post by NomadRacer » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:37 pm

Lonestar wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:16 pm
NomadRacer wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:21 pm
I've been cutting/filing/sanding for the past couple of nights and getting so close! I've probably dropped the back 6mm so far, about two more to go. 8)

10Tsoclose.jpg
very nice - side pic so we can see the lowered rake, and posibly slammed look?!? :)
I performed a couple of more cuts last night and I'm about 3mm or less from resting on the rear body mount pads. It's touching the tops of the shocks now, which will be and easy cut! After that, it's only some fine work to go for a bit of symmetry. I'll bring you the next pic of it done. :wink:
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Re: NomadRacer's RC10 Trailing Arm Truck

Post by NomadRacer » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:14 pm

@Lonestar

Here's what ended up with...

I dropped the rear as much as the body mount and trailing arm hardware would allow. It's pretty close to even now. :D All's left is to do some fine work of the edges and round some corners off. The body lifts off with ease so I'm quite pleased with my work.
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Re: NomadRacer's RC10 Trailing Arm Truck

Post by Lonestar » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:09 pm

s'lookign very good - and I'm looking forward to seeing it painted!
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Re: NomadRacer's RC10 Trailing Arm Truck

Post by eugine » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:05 am

Very beautifull truck !
You did a great job.

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Re: NomadRacer's RC10 Trailing Arm Truck

Post by NomadRacer » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:15 pm

I got the motor I wanted in today's mail...

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Re: NomadRacer's RC10 Trailing Arm Truck

Post by Kaare-65 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:03 pm

Can you give a tutorial for the Lexan Layman on how you get such beautiful cuts?

This is a great build, now I want to put one like this on my list.

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Re: NomadRacer's RC10 Trailing Arm Truck

Post by vintage AE » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:21 am

I'm late to the show, but damn the ending looks good!

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Re: NomadRacer's RC10 Trailing Arm Truck

Post by NomadRacer » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:34 pm

Kaare-65 wrote:
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Can you give a tutorial for the Lexan Layman on how you get such beautiful cuts?

This is a great build, now I want to put one like this on my list.
As in all things, patience is the key to success. I start out with closely drawn sharpie pen guide lines marked out on the body. Next i drill (by hand) small holes, like 1/16" in the corners of the opening I want to cut out, then carefully join the holes by cutting with a sharp #11 blade. The goal is to get close to the line but not touching it. I use diamond coated files in progressively finer grit to get the opening smooth. I'm not trying to get the cut out to fit perfect the first time. I keep marking new lines,removing material with the files until the fit is near perfect. It takes quite a bit of time, for me anyway, to get those nice cut outs. I probably spent 4-5 nights doing the bed of the truck.
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Re: NomadRacer's RC10 Trailing Arm Truck

Post by Lonestar » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:07 pm

NomadRacer wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:34 pm
As in all things, patience is the key to success. I start out with closely drawn sharpie pen guide lines marked out on the body. Next i drill (by hand) small holes, like 1/16" in the corners of the opening I want to cut out, then carefully join the holes by cutting with a sharp #11 blade. The goal is to get close to the line but not touching it. I use diamond coated files in progressively finer grit to get the opening smooth. I'm not trying to get the cut out to fit perfect the first time. I keep marking new lines,removing material with the files until the fit is near perfect. It takes quite a bit of time, for me anyway, to get those nice cut outs. I probably spent 4-5 nights doing the bed of the truck.
the most important part appears indeed to be:
NomadRacer wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:34 pm
patience is the key to success.
your attention to detail is amazing in all your builds :shock:
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