Chassied… Sawback Build pt2

Woohoo, more than 10.000 views ! not bad isn’t it ?

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With the leafs i went against the manual and put the medium under the big spring, this should be good to prevent bending of the main spring according to RCC, i have no experience with leaf suspensions so ill be going with that for a start.

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i like how the leaf holder and the hoops are metal. the lock nut combination bolt combination makes it easier to judge how much you have tightened them , so the pressure is even on the leaf.

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i had a bit of a problem of getting the ball cups into the steering rods . its easier if you hold the ball cup with pliers and try to move the plastic instead of the other way around it is with traxxas rod ends.

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The transmission went together pretty smoothly , still no sign of self tapping plastic screws which gets a big thumbs up !!

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The skid plate with the rollers is a bit different , don’t know if i will keep it this way . the gearbox mounting screws are the same length , so  there is no chance of a mixup like with the axial.

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The drive shafts look robust , had to trim a bit of fleshing of. The yokes only have one pin the other on is put in separately then locked with a grub screw .

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The driveshafts and outputs are cross drilled same as the with axial, but are longer , i don’t think they will back out.

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The chassis and metals parts are super shiny , maybe a bit too much , might strip it later and repaint black.

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The shackle mounts have plastic crush tubes in between them and the chassis , this seems as good solution so you don’t bend them by over tightening.

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The body posts and shock mounts use serrated edge lock nuts for a secure hold.

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Chassis rails built and ready , I have swapped around the body posts as the intended body will be taller on the back than on the front.  I had a bit of an issue finding a proper length screw then i realized that one more screw bag has not been opened .

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