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Extended Marder/Beetle/Monster truck 5mm chassis!!

Discussion in 'FG Beetle' started by marder69, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. marder69

    marder69 Well-Known Member

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    Finally finished her today! Extra two and a half inches and 5mm thick! SIZE DOES MATTER !
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    This chassis has a added 4mm strengthening plate on the front kick up now this chassis is totally ridgid!!
     
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    Nice, but bigger photos would be welcomed. :)
     
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    But why? will it make the car more stable?
     
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    I've tried to make it bigger i have given up on it now sorry guys!
    Yes it will make it more stable and improve the handling in a big way also widened the front end! So the front is as wide as the rear now!
     
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    Good job Marder69. I love to see things like this. That shell looks too small for it now, especially the front. Very nice shell nevertheless. Plenty of room for the radio tray area now...:)
     
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    Thats why i went for it! I have to run 2 4100miah battries to run the servo's and it was all jammed in now there is loads of room! There is no flex in the chassis at all i tried to bend it and it wouldn't move! Your right about the shell!
     
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    When I have time to make the longer chassis for my MT (to better fit with the STX shell), I'll just keep the same thickness but run 2 square bars parallel to the chassis at the bottom. IMO, it will offer the stiffness we need and lesser weight. What ya think ?
     
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    I thought about that way! but then i thought why have cotten when you can have silk! you wont regret getting one! there is a company in germany making them and they come ready to mount! I had to mod alot of other stuff but there aint much differnce in weight between the two chassis's! And what i payed for it didn't brake the bank!
     
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    Hehe, it looks superb!

    I wonder how good it will do together with my Hummer-body.
    There will probably be som fitting-issiues... With the side-panels & rollcage too.

    By the way, did the front-plate come standard? And with the holes predrilled if so?

    Thanks!
     
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    here is the chassis u need it works perfect for the stx body. this used to be a marder.

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  11. marder69

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    The plate came with holes drilled but you need to drill and tap your chassis! But i'm sure it's going to stop the front kick up bending in a crash! I would of thought your hummer shell would still fit ok!!!!