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Old 05-01-2015, 03:45 PM
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Hi, guys. Just want to show you the modification on my Mad Force. It all started because I didn't liked the way it rolled over at almost any corner. So a widening project ended up in a complete transformation.
I started with a 3 mm aluminium sheet on which I "copied" all the holes from the original chassis. If I remember correctly I made it 12 cm longer (~5")

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Basically, I only moved further back the entire back section of the car. The only part I had to change was the rear center shaft




However, being so long, the new center shaft had a lot of flex. So I changed the design in order to further use of the original part.






With a Savage 25 body


Didn't liked, though, so I bought a Pontiac GTO body, fits much better


For widening I use 17 mm aluminium hex, 4.5 cm long.



So now is around 8-9 cm wider and 12 cm longer.



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Old 05-01-2015, 04:15 PM
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Frankenstein's creation !

what 17mm extenders are those ?
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Old 05-01-2015, 04:29 PM
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My own design, made on lathe from 17 mm aluminium hex. I can send you a pdf, if you want
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Very cool project. These home brew mods are my favorite and stretch chassis projects are always fun, I've done a few myself. Love your 2nd version of the rear shaft.

You know your new wheelbase should be pretty close to the wheelbase of 1/5 and 1/6 bodies from FG, MCD, Redcat, etc. Just an FYI in case you want to consider alternatives to 1/8 bodies.
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Originally Posted by Overdriven View Post
You know your new wheelbase should be pretty close to the wheelbase of 1/5 and 1/6 bodies from FG, MCD, Redcat, etc. Just an FYI in case you want to consider alternatives to 1/8 bodies.
Never thought that way! The GTO body looks nice, but is so thin!!! I actually wanted to make a mold in that shape and make a new body from a thicker PC. You can't find here too many options for bodies and shipping overseas from US is stupid expensive.
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There should be some European dealers for the FG, MCD, Redcat and other 1/6 bodies that would make shipping less painful. Double check your wheelbase though, I believe 18-19 inches is what the bodies I mentioned are.
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