Yup, I will run it with this body, I can make new parts if they break, in fact because the body is so "modular" it's a bit easier to maintain since I generally wouldn't have to replace and repaint the entire body. I specifically used colors that I didn't need to mix too, so that I don't have color matching problems. It should be pretty durable, it's using .060 poly sheets, and I also back the inside with clear Flex Seal to protect the paint. I suspect the part that would fail the most are the wings, but we shall see. The horn is silicone and easily replace if it somehow rips(though it's pretty tough, but flexible). Not sure if it's evident in the photos, but the insides have a plastic roll cage anchored to the body that give it some serious reinforcement as well.I guess I have to ask the obvious, are you going to run with that body on it? If so is that easy enough to make the parts again? Just asking because I built my dually and love to take it out but I would never use it in the rock crawling events I go to.
Yeah, that's me, it was you that pointed me to these forums when I came back to RCUniverse after that long breaki do not know what all that would entail to do this, but i am almost curious if you could talk to the company that owns the real monster truck and get licensing to sell your bodies, might not be something you would be in to, but throwing that out there.
(please excuse if you feel this is out of line)
your work is top notch and is some amazing pieces of art. (too good to be called work lol).
Was wondering if that was you on that forum, was checking out some posts on that site and saw some of what i now know to be yours regarding body work and such.
around 11 years or so back me and my now brother in law actually tried our own hand at doing vacuum forming more or less following your thread... small world haha!
Thanks!not that it was ever doubted, but craftsmanship still blows me away! those tires look really good on there, hope you can get the offset you want out of them easily enough!
Thanks man! I really enjoyed this build more than any other. I really loved working on the chassis and experimenting with stuff, and though I made some mistakes and there are some things I'd like to still do or change slightly with it, I am really happy with how it came out. I still haven't beat on it too hard, so durability has yet to truly be assessed. I did roll it a couple of times without anything breaking so that's a good sign I really want to see how it handles jumps with all of these suspension mods. I'm so glad though that I chose the Mad series over the XTM X-Factor. Not that the X-Factor is a bad truck at all, but in the end this chassis I could get closer to a scale look I think. There's nothing stopping me from constructing a tube chassis to replace the stock vertical side plates either some day.Just nuts. That thing is amazing.