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Project Super-VBS-CF-Gorillamaxx!!!
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Project Super-VBS-CF-Gorillamaxx!!! - 01.24.2008, 01:40 AM

Hi everyone,

Well I finally recieved my G3 CF chassis from Mike today, and now I nearly have enough parts to put together a roller!! This collection of parts has taken me roughly a year, and god knows how much money (mostly because I don't want to know ). Its pretty much going to be a full Supermaxx with a Gorillamaxx chassis. I'm planning on going with a Plettenberg Bigmaxximum with the fan, and an MMM ESC if it is ever released... My plan is to get wrenching tomorrow and have a roller (with no wheels, don't ask me how that works ) I'm still waiting on standoffs for the shocks and pillowballs though, so might not be quite complete. Anyway, enough chat, here are some teaser pics , hope you like:

Everything shot:

Towered VBS with Ti skids:

RacerX suspension with setbacks, hopefully High Impacts soon:

8 Supershocks with Progressive 1/8th piggybacks:

Gorillamaxx single speed and single motor mount, Fastlane halfcase, Strobe slipper and Sprong:

UE GenIV servo saver:

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01.24.2008, 01:41 AM

UE 8 Spyder differentials:

UE monoblock extension:

NIP UE 8mm steel cvd's:

DD wingmount, Mugen MBX5T wingmount:

Gorillamaxx G3 CF chassis, non-extended rear upper plate, (so I can use the UE monoblock):

Thanks to everyone around the forums who has helped me along the way of this build, especially Scott form BillyTrucks!! More to come...
   
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01.24.2008, 01:47 AM

That looks like its gonna be a hell of a truck. Make sure you post progress pics on the build. And I dont blame you for not wanting to add it all up. If I added some of my projects up I would probably cry, but a little at a time makes it hurt less.


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01.24.2008, 09:02 AM

Wow looks like it will be a fun build... Lots of patience to wait a year to get all the bits together!
   
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01.24.2008, 12:19 PM

That looks really nice! It's so fun to get to build a truck from scratch. I hope it will be great, at least i think so. Keep on with the building now so we can get some more pictures.
   
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01.24.2008, 04:38 PM

It will indeed be an awesome truck.
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01.24.2008, 04:50 PM

It will definitely be amazing!

Am I the only one who is reminded of Papa's truck?
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01.24.2008, 05:34 PM

WOW! that looks REAL fun!

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It will definitely be amazing!

Am I the only one who is reminded of Papa's truck?
i don't even know who papa's truck's like! lol



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01.24.2008, 05:35 PM

Nice!!!

Well, we can't say that it's gonna be 100% similar to Papa's truck. Heh, my truck is way better than Papa's though, I assure you this...;P


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01.24.2008, 05:38 PM

Mmm... As in Aluminummmmm. Looks like somebody picked up all the UE closeout parts!


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Well, we can't say that it's gonna be 100% similar to Papa's truck. Heh, my truck is way better than Papa's though, I assure you this...;P
Yea, there are a few differences between them. Papa's truck had 4 UE Supershocks and no reservoirs, Strobe limiters, and naturally the electronics will be differenct, but aside from that, there pretty similar.
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01.24.2008, 07:37 PM

i actually saw papa'a truck in the UE gallery when i was searching for pics of the cf chassis, and when i saw it i was like, "yep, i think thats what i want!!" So yeh, this truck definately took some cues from papa, Not sure if i can do this, or if you'll be able to see it if you're not on the UE forums, but heres the link to papa's gallery, http://www.unlimitedengineering.com/...s&c=279&page=7, scroll to the bottom

A year seems like a long time, but i was in year 12, which is the last year of high school in Australia, so between studying and exams, i needed this parts hunt kept me sane!!

i'll be sure to post progress pics along the way, thanks for the great comments

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ok, i've got a progress report after some heavy wrenching yesterday. I got the tranny, VBS and chassis assembled, and the tranny in the chassis. Unfortunately i ran into a problem with the VBS hinge pins, so i'm off the find a dremel today so i can cut off some exccess pin. Here are the pics :D

Tranny:


VBS with 8 spyder diffs:


Chassis with extension. I got a good pic which compares the Gorillamaxx extension to the UE monoblock extension:


Mounted tranny:


Overall its coming along nicely, I'm going away untill next Thursday so not mcuh will be done till then, but i'll keep you guys posted
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01.25.2008, 10:35 PM

very nice, i need to not look at threads like this. it may end up costing me some $$


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01.27.2008, 02:37 PM

that looks fantastic, jordan - you're going to love it!

do you have a custom rear driveshaft? i'm not sure how the gorilla chassis works for length, but i had to have one made with the lightning chassis and monoblock.

great job - can't wait to see more.


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