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    looking sweet indeed.
    And really you have to thank Miniripper for your engine. Because I won that BZM, the OBR was made redundant and I decided to share the luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogpi55 View Post
    That's a fair shout! I was going to have a powder coat undercoat, and then spray the top coat with normal paint!

    I'm lucky in the fact that we have some special corrosion proof stuff at work that they use on landing gear so it's good and tough! And I can repair that if need be!

    I've also ordered a tr front brace to mod for the front! :-) loved that idea and it looks good! Show us how ya get on with it?

    I saved the chassis cage pics to my phone so I can drool over them until mine turns up

    Looking forward to your build buddy excited for you !
    About that TR frontbrace:



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    Well done fella that's the ticket :-)
    Glad to see the width doesn't need modifying!

    Looking good
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogpi55 View Post
    Well done fella that's the ticket :-)
    Glad to see the width doesn't need modifying!

    Looking good
    Thx, i noticed on pics of other chassis the width is not always the same. With mine its very wide, i will have to stack some spacers between it.

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    Ah I see, just a case of some shims either side then for you then.

    How much of a gap do you have to fill?

    I haven't got either part yet so I have no idea what I will have to do? Be a shame to have to mill the width but I chose raw colour incase
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogpi55 View Post
    Ah I see, just a case of some shims either side then for you then.

    How much of a gap do you have to fill?

    I haven't got either part yet so I have no idea what I will have to do? Be a shame to have to mill the width but I chose raw colour incase
    It's a bit more then 2mm on each side.

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    Looks good with the tr brace on the front have to get me a used one and give it a try

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    My TR brace was brand new, straight from the unopened package under the miller

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    It so annoys me when I read these threads and peops go on about just bunged it in the miller, cnc lathe, lath you feck in lucky sons of mothers ya, I'd have to use a file and junior hacksaw................

    I just got a nice shed, how ya like them apples eh????



    Oh, and watchin the build, looks like could be a goodun bud
    Do not underestimate my sensible side..................:gunsmile:

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    Ohhh bless ya! as soon as I get more time bro I will make you something special

    and on another note my milling machine is as big as a house literally and its always got titanum on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogpi55 View Post
    Ohhh bless ya! as soon as I get more time bro I will make you something special

    and on another note my milling machine is as big as a house literally and its always got titanum on it
    Something special?
    So many things I could say

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    I don't have a milling machine, i just borrow one on my work when no one is watching (very hard to do with shiney orange parts)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optic View Post
    About that TR frontbrace:


    Managaed to fit one to mine today finishes it of nicely,was a old cut down one from a 5t brace from Lee,cheers bud applied a lttle of my finesse with my metal work heated it up on the gas cooker, bent it a bit.got the angle grinder on it as it was to wide chopped back a bit filed down painted with hamerite looks ok pics later

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogpi55 View Post
    Ohhh bless ya! as soon as I get more time bro I will make you something special

    and on another note my milling machine is as big as a house literally and its always got titanum on it
    ooooooooooooooooo

    I like shiney Ti.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optic View Post
    I don't have a milling machine, i just borrow one on my work when no one is watching (very hard to do with shiney orange parts)
    I do the same fella! got a month with no bosses time to have a tinker now :-)
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    After a long search for RC4WD billet lightpods bought some fake ones. Altough i hate chinese parts so much i bought them because RC4WD doesn't make them anymore.





    So far i didn't have much worked on the rail, been bussy on planning a big trip to asia and australia for september till februari. Also been thinking about the idea for powdercoating and spraypaint on top. So i will have to contact a powdercoating firm in the area and get some info.

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    Ok, left the cage in a paint shop for a white powdercoating primer. After that I will paint it with some spraypaint in the orange i want, over the powdercoating....

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    Nice build so far makes me want a roof chopper even more!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optic View Post

    This Chassis Uses a different fueltank (FG Marder) wich i purchased and dyed Black (in 48 hours):











    So last week the chassis arrived:









    Did it literally take you 48 hrs to dye tank? Mines a muddy brown colour??
    After 30mins

    Surely you didn't keep it On heat for 48hrs ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogpi55 View Post
    Did it literally take you 48 hrs to dye tank? Mines a muddy brown colour??
    After 30mins

    Surely you didn't keep it On heat for 48hrs ???

    Cheers
    Yeah, it stayed brown for a very long time. I used 2 boxes of rit dye you can buy at DDM

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