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jordan... 01.24.2008 12:40 AM

Project Super-VBS-CF-Gorillamaxx!!!
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 :lol: ). 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... :whistle: My plan is to get wrenching tomorrow and have a roller (with no wheels, don't ask me how that works :neutral: ) 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 :mdr: , hope you like:

Everything shot: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...x/DSC00787.jpg

Towered VBS with Ti skids: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...x/DSC00791.jpg

RacerX suspension with setbacks, hopefully High Impacts soon: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...x/DSC00788.jpg

8 Supershocks with Progressive 1/8th piggybacks: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...x/DSC00795.jpg

Gorillamaxx single speed and single motor mount, Fastlane halfcase, Strobe slipper and Sprong: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...x/DSC00792.jpg

UE GenIV servo saver: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...x/DSC00797.jpg

jordan... 01.24.2008 12:41 AM

UE 8 Spyder differentials: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...x/DSC00796.jpg

UE monoblock extension: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...x/DSC00794.jpg

NIP UE 8mm steel cvd's: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...x/DSC00798.jpg

DD wingmount, Mugen MBX5T wingmount: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...x/DSC00800.jpg

Gorillamaxx G3 CF chassis, non-extended rear upper plate, (so I can use the UE monoblock): http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...x/DSC00801.jpg

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

jhautz 01.24.2008 12:47 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.:tongue:

Arct1k 01.24.2008 08:02 AM

Wow looks like it will be a fun build... Lots of patience to wait a year to get all the bits together!

ChriZtoffer 01.24.2008 11:19 AM

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

suicideneil 01.24.2008 03:38 PM

It will indeed be an awesome truck.

squeeforever 01.24.2008 03:50 PM

It will definitely be amazing!

Am I the only one who is reminded of Papa's truck?

A RC Dude 01.24.2008 04:34 PM

:surprised:WOW! that looks REAL fun!


Originally Posted by squeeforever (Post 143586)
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

captain harlock 01.24.2008 04:35 PM


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

What's_nitro? 01.24.2008 04:38 PM

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

squeeforever 01.24.2008 04:44 PM


Originally Posted by captain harlock (Post 143592)

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.

jordan... 01.24.2008 06:37 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!!" :mdr: 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!! :wink:

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

jordan... 01.25.2008 07:58 PM

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: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...x/DSC00804.jpg

VBS with 8 spyder diffs: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...x/DSC00805.jpg

Chassis with extension. I got a good pic which compares the Gorillamaxx extension to the UE monoblock extension: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...x/DSC00811.jpg

Mounted tranny: http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...x/DSC00817.jpg

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

tashpop 01.25.2008 09:35 PM

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

ClodMaxx 01.27.2008 01:37 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. :yes:

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