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    Default putting 12 or 14mm hex's on front of a thunder king


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    Really quite simple.
    Hardest part will be making custom length tie rods.

    Parts needed are stampede-slash rear uprights (stub axle carriers)
    1150 bearings
    stub axles I happened to have tamiya #9805502 from a mini cooper or check into other tamiya M chassied vehicles, or even traxxas stubs with the cups ground off
    850 bushing for axle slop
    drive pin
    12 or 14mm hex

    I drilled the inner pivot hole (closer to bearings) larger to fit the MRC king pin.
    The traxxas part fits the C-hub perfectly after drilling.
    Then reassemble and make your own tie rods. I haven't done that part yet so I don't have measurements.










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    good job, Will!
    so now the front hub carriers have bearings intead of needing a wheel with bearings?

    im thinking of doing something similar with my blackfoot... when i ever get caught up!
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    yes, will now use a more ''standard'' type wheel that's hex mounted :tmb

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    -that's a good idea, wow Will, you're a real **** smeller, (oops, I mean smart fellow-LOL:laugh)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SavedONE View Post
    -that's a good idea, wow Will, you're a real **** smeller :laugh)
    Hey, I resemble that :laugh

    I had to figure out something, the rear is what is stumping me. Going to see about a txt or clod stub axle when I get a chance.
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    Awesome news Will! I just ordered the Junfac 12 to 14 hex adapters so when they get in I'll let you know!

    Question for you, do you still have your Associated SC8? I was wondering if you could take a shot of its body on your TK for me with and without wheels and tires on the TK. I'm thinking of using its body and figure out wheels and tires from there. The specs on the body seem like it will line up pretty close, and if needed I can shift the rear end back a little bit by drilling new mounting holes in the chassis. Thanks!

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    Here is my second TK with the traxxas axle carriers up front. Junfac widener/adaptors all the way around. In the rear I used a 10mm drill bit setup for short depth to allow the TK'as brass axle hub drive to set in nice.

    This set of wheels-tires are stock on the Ground Pounder I had sitting here, they're 12mm hubs.




    SC8 has too long a wheelbase. A SC10 actually fits better. I sized it up before.
    I won't have my camera till next week, just lent it out after these pics were taken today.
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    Oh so you've got the hex adapters that they have for like 7 bucks? Think they will hold up to power? And Im kinda shocked at the SC8 body not working, after measuring everything out on my TK and using Towers measurements they seem to line up, maybe tower is off?

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    these are the junfac adaptor-wideners http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=350302077934

    TK wheelbase is 14'' much closer to the SC10
    SC8 is closer to 15 inches almost an inch longer
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    -that TK looks sweet, may have to do that to the Baja King that the dust bunnies live in, in my closet!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SavedONE View Post
    -that TK looks sweet, may have to do that to the Baja King that the dust bunnies live in, in my closet!!!
    Nah no need to destroy their home, just buy a Thunder King from me....hehe :tmb I have 3 left still.

    Man that really looks great Will. I am glad you are hopping it up and having fun with it.

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    -if only I had the space, I still live in the same room I grew up in, and being handicapped, I need room for all of my medical junk arggrrrh:ack

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    Quote Originally Posted by SavedONE View Post
    -if only I had the space, I still live in the same room I grew up in, and being handicapped, I need room for all of my medical junk arggrrrh:ack
    Yeah I hear ya there, my son has SMA and his room has a half of dozen machines in his room as well. Then all the supplies for tube feeding and pumps etc. It does take a rather large room just so you can move your wheelchair around!! We finished our basement off to be accessible.

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    -I have to be on oxygen 24/7 (run at 3 liter, basically due to severe scoliosis, I don't have much room in my body for lungs, heart, etc.), so I have HUGE 02 tanks, & a machine to make oxygen when the delivery guy is late, (it's good for making the room like 100+ degrees while it runs). But hey, I adapt:willy

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    pictures reloaded
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    Hello,

    Did you ever figure out the rear axles and hex?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by artechroach View Post
    Hello,

    Did you ever figure out the rear axles and hex?

    Thanks!
    used these http://www.ebay.com/itm/12mm-14mm-HE...sDjrGwiK3LsPwA
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    Quote Originally Posted by william g View Post

    Awesome, thanks so much!

    Rebuilding a Thunder King and trying to figure out my options.

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