FAN FRIDAY FEATURED BUILD BY JOHN JENKINS
We do love Friday’s and this being the 5th Friday of July, it feels almost like we got an extra weekend, at least the Monkey’s here at RC HUB are treating it that way, the ones that decided to show up that is.
The build sheet and Comments from John:
1-Ax90044 Axial Deadbolt $ 299.99
1-RCBROS Mud truck kit $ 35.00
2-Ax30401 Axial heavy duty gear set $ 31.50
2-BURC100 BeefUPRC Stainless tubes $ 30.00
1-Ax31142 Aluminum link kit $ 75.00
1-Ax30708 Locked Transmission steel gears $ 50.00
1- RC Screwz stainless $ 20.00
2- 2760-03 Proline Brawler Wheels +17.5mm offset $ 38.95
2-10114-02 Proline Destroyer Tires 2.6 soft compound $ 42.95
1- SCX28301 HR Shock towers $ 50.00
1- Proline Ford F150 body (nla. 13 year old body) ??
Build started as a stock SCX10 Deadbolt. After a while I wanted to expand vehicle’s capabilities (fun factor). I came across an RCBROS Mud truck kit, this lowers center of gravity while allowing taller tires. I purchased RC4WD mudder tires and wagon wheels. These turned out to be too much for anything that was stock! Thus rest of the build comes into play. I replaced transmission gears with steel kit from Axial, then heavy duty steel gears in both axles, along with stainless tubes. While apart replaced plastic links with Axial’s Aluminum links and stainless screw kit. All along I wanted to be able to crawl, go mudding, or convert to monster truck with ease. The Hot Racing shock towers provided that adjustability. The beefed up axles allowed me to swap tire sizes and or motors (27 to 35 and back) and capable of 2S to moderate 3S Lipo’s). I tried many different shock set up’s that I had laying around, but found stocks worked well for me and kept cost down. The Proline wheels and tires are lightweight which allows the SCX axles to hold up. I did dye the Prolines black (something they need to look into, chrome and black options, with the monster truck craze taking off again). Truck’s not flashy, but I wanted a simple build without breaking the bank, and having it be dependable. Which I accomplished, I have been contacted by many, not realizing a fortune doesn’t need to be spent, to have multiple versions of one truck.