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    Default spents dragon hammer build

    some of you already know i now own the hammer of johns (tone50 ),
    so gonna start a build thread ,
    its going to be a fairly long build and updates will be irregular at first, but will pick up as i go along,
    so heres a pic of what i'm starting with,


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    and heres a pic of what the general plan is
    borrowed this out of the baja , but will get another when funds allow


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    not gonna be easy cos space is a little tight,
    at first i was gonna build a new extended chassis, but john and me were lookin at it the other day and john came up with an idea i dismissed at first,
    then as we looked it became apparent that it might be a better option,
    so possibly keep the stock chassis and work around it,
    fingers crossed ,
    as always with my builds, thanks for lookin
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    looking forward to see what you come up with.

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    so, stripped the panels off and had a look at the cage, its way over engineered and strong as bull ,
    cage will be on off on off etc etc all the time so no panels on makes things easier,

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    then comes the first oh bugger moment ,
    the only two screws in the whole car that aint been slackened off are the front chassis brace ones,
    well they rounded out, so torx bit tapped in and both of those snapped off,
    so these two screws are well tight

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    a few people have asked what the articulations like with the solid axle,
    well heres a pic, not bad really


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    thats all for now ,
    as always, thanks for lookin
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    Nice one Paul been waiting for this good luck matey

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    Gonna be a beast


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    looking good bud

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    Nice one Paul. I'm jealous ! . I really do like the look of these things . Yeah they do look SOLID.

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    Gona be sick mate. Want 1 myself

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    Think a few people have struggled with bigger motors due to getting a pipe to fit..hope you find a solution as these are nice platforms..

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    A twin in the hammer it's deffo going to be
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    Bout time Paul going to be a very interesting build mate
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    wow, i didn't quite expect so much interest from the off but its appreciated,greatly to all above

    lots of modding will need to be done so as i'm going along , any input from you all will be very welcome ,
    as for the pipes, i might have that sussed out already, but thats a ways away yet ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by spentallmymoneyagain View Post
    wow, i didn't quite expect so much interest from the off but its appreciated,greatly to all above

    lots of modding will need to be done so as i'm going along , any input from you all will be very welcome ,
    as for the pipes, i might have that sussed out already, but thats a ways away yet ,
    Ask borki if he can help with the pipes. he already has an obr twin so just take some measurements like me and mark did I'm sure he could work his magic..
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    eyes open for a twin for Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by arron421 View Post
    Ask borki if he can help with the pipes. he already has an obr twin so just take some measurements like me and mark did I'm sure he could work his magic..
    Quote Originally Posted by arron421 View Post
    eyes open for a twin for Paul
    not sure on the borki pipes yet arron, need to get the twin mounted first, then the pipes can come when i work out how much space there is left ,
    but yeh thats one option mate ,

    and yeh, anyone that sees a twin for sale, preferably a 57 obr, let me know please

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    i was gonna leave this for a day or so , but decided too tackle the stuck screws this afternoon,
    took an hour and three quarters to get the broken torx bits out, then 15 mins to drill em out ,
    a few minor scratches on underside of the chassis and a long un where the pick i was using slipped , but other than that no damage


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    and all that to get the front chassis brace out,
    brace was un damaged, but needs changing for a custom one anyway,
    and no threadlock or owt causing the issue,
    it was the countersink steel against alloy that locked together , i seem to have this issues a fair bit for some reason ,

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    as always, thatnks for lookin ,
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    Be interesting to see what you end up with gearing spents has anyone else customized one yet don't think ive see anything on other forums yet


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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaDre View Post
    Be interesting to see what you end up with gearing spents has anyone else customized one yet don't think ive see anything on other forums yet
    yeh the gearings taking some working out dre ,
    but have an idea now mate,
    and I don't think many have been customised much yet either, the biggest engine I've heard of in one is a 40cc single,
    the platforms only been out over here since may, so custom ones are only just gonna be starting to be built I reckon

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    quick update, half stripped the hammer so I can get some measurements and that,
    looks like I may have to make a custom chassis after all though ,
    I am also gonna put a post somewhere else on the forum with a request for info on a part,
    quick pic below, not the best of pics for some reason though,
    as always, thanks for lookin

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    took the twin out of the baja again today for mock up and measurement checks an that,
    defo needs an extended chassis, so will get a sheet of alloy plate and make a start on that as soon as I can,
    needs 30mm minimum, but will probably extend 35mm just to be sure for clearance ,
    twin will defo go in though , albeit a tad tight ,
    it will need a few mods though, like reposition coils , new flywheel side engine mount etc etc, but that's why I'm attempting this cos it aint gonna be easy ,
    pipes could still be an issue but have some more ideas now,
    a few pics below,
    and as always,
    thanks for lookin ,


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