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Gorillamaxx G1 with G3 Suspension Build - 06.21.2015, 09:17 AM

Hi all,

Have really enjoyed the discussion we have had recently on the Gorillamaxx line of products, so thought I would document a build thread for a truck I am really excited to build.

I always like to start with a pic showing a pile of parts, so here goes:



Gorillamaxx G1 Chassis
Gorillamaxx G3 Suspension Arms & Towers
UE Gen IV Servo Saver
UE Superlite Cases
UE 6mm CVDs
UE Spyder 6 Diffs Front & Rear
Centralemaxx 16mm Knuckles
Centralemaxx 17mm Hub Adaptors
Centralemaxx 17mm Washers
Proline Maxx Powerstrokes
Kmaxx Kustom Powerstroke Spring Retainers
Kmaxx Kustom Powerstroke Spring Seperators
SweetStrobe Bulkhead Braces

I have a set of GARC 7075 Bulks being drilled & tapped for Ejector Pins at the moment as well. Once they are shipped back to me from the states, this build can really get started.

Parts I have planned for this truck that I do not yet have are a FLM Half Case Tranny used with a G1 Single Speed Plate. If anyone has either of these pieces to help me with this build let me know, as I think they would be the icing on the cake so to speak. I am not holding my breath, but you never know unless you ask haha. Feel free to let me know what you guys think, here a few close up of the parts I have for this build.

Kmax Kustom Powerstroke Spring Seperators & Retainers


Gorillamaxx G3 Suspension Centralemaxx 16mm Knuckles


SweetStrobe Bulkhead Braces


UE Gen IV ServoSaver & Gorillamaxx G3 Tower




Centralemaxx 17mm Hub Adaptors
   
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06.21.2015, 09:23 AM

I have also spent some time of my Gorillamaxx Rear Skid this weekend. Is coming along well, still need to wetsand it with 1500 & 20000 sandpaper and the polish. Slowly getting there though which is good.

Here are some comparison shots

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06.21.2015, 03:58 PM

pretty sad when America has sunk so low that kids would rather discuss global warming over a latte than make us some titanium skids for our GMAXX
   
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06.21.2015, 06:54 PM

Agreed haha. I would love some Ti skids lol
   
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06.22.2015, 12:45 PM

This thread may just motivate me to freshen up my G1 - just so yours has a sibling!
Mine has a CF lower plate and CF battery straps on it, along with G3 suspension(but I have a purple lower plate somewhere as well) :-)
   
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06.22.2015, 06:59 PM

Do it! haha, CF lower plate & CF battery straps sounds awesome, dont see many of the CF battery straps anymore
   
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06.23.2015, 10:39 AM

Cow burps are causing global warming by the way... Much moreso than their farts.

Gmaxx looks good. I am pretty sure I have some flm maxx trans cases but I am also pretty sure they are the wrong half, so I doubt they will do you any good. I will try to find them and post pics...
   
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06.23.2015, 07:17 PM

Yeah do it, that would be great if you could lincpimp, cheers.
   
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06.24.2015, 07:14 AM

So I am up in the air about this chassis, do I keep it purple, or have it re-anodised blue. The original G1 that got me hooked on tracking one down was this one I found on the UE Forum years ago:







I was never able to track down the current owner, and am not even sure if it is still together anymore.

So what do you think guys, don't be shy, let me know your thoughts, purple or blue? I was chatting to one of the past owners of the blue G1 pictured above (who now kicks himself for selling it haha) and he reckons I should keep it purple because that is what makes it so rare. I asked him why is that, how many blue ones have you ever seen, and his answer was one lol, so now he has seen one purple and one blue. Blue can't be any less rare than the purple I say haha
   
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06.24.2015, 08:22 AM

Strip the anodizing and polish everything to mirror finish :)
   
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06.24.2015, 01:27 PM

Purple seems to be pretty rare - not my first choice of colors, but the rarity removes the thought of de-anodizing from my mind(on mine - you can do what you want to yours of course). The silver and blue truck is pretty badass, though!
   
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06.24.2015, 10:24 PM

Well maybe your right, I am so not a purple guy, but my wife is, maybe this is a way of getting her not to hate my hobby so much... She often points out the fact I spend more money on my trucks than I do on her, and she is 110% correct haha.

I guess if I kept an eye out for purple axle carriers, purple bumper mounts, and re-anodise the Powerstrokes purple instead of blue. That would look pretty good I reckon.

I have a friend who does runs of custom Powerstroke springs that are much much stiffer than stock Proline springs. Plan is to get a set next time he does a run, and spray them white top & bottom. I do not know what it is about white springs, but they look killer in my view, so this truck will be getting white springs at some stage too.
   
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06.24.2015, 10:31 PM

@Lizard, I like your thinking man, but I already have a mirror truck in the works. I cant upload pics of it at the moment as I am in the office and my company has tight rules on file sharing sites, but once I get home I will post up some pics of my G4 VBS Widetrac build. Pretty proud of it, and has cost me many man hours of polishing and $$$.
   
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Wow, that thing looks good. OK, then I vote for blue :)
   
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