Well, I am foaming at the mouth for this project. I have been wanting to do one of these builds since I looked over a couple from turnmeover. In the beginning of summer I made the decision to start a scale monster truck build. I wasn't going to post anything until I actually had the chassis in hand but I just can't wait- I have to share this process- to me this is what really makes the hobby enjoyable. First, I tried making contact with Mr. Boyer. He is extremely busy with projects- but responded to me and communicates very well- dependable. Due to his schedule we are not able to start the project until Mid-August almost here! Next I had to decide what to use for transmission and axles. I found the axles first: I found these and purchased them with some other stuff I was able to sell off or trade. I like it when you can do that- makes you feel like you are getting a deal and saving money, we all know with this hobby "saving" and money hardly go together. They have TTR CVD's and Straight Axles installed. Along with some aluminum steering arms- the rear ones have been shaved to work/look like lockouts. I am a little worried that you can't readily pick up parts for the TXT axles. But worst case senerio I can always switch back to clod axles (Boyer said that he designs his chassis this way with the mounts and all) As for the transmission, I am going to use a Mad Force transmission- all bought from amainhobbies. It's really simple and to the point. I love the chain action and leaves plenty of space to mount all the electronics. Plus it's different than what most people do here. Next was the body. I really like to do things unique and fun. But I hadn't been settling over anything. I had picked up a HPI 79 ford supercab body for my Mad Force but one night while looking at Bigfoot pictures I could not resist... I wanted a big foot and I couldn't think of anything else. Don't know why and I know it's not even original but it looks "Bad to the Bone" if you ask me. Plenty of room and windows for lots of tube work. John says he is excited to do something for this supercab. Wheelbase will be close to 15inches. Paint done by Kris from Darkside Designs In the meantime I accidentally purchased a set of rc4wd aluminum beadlocs when I purchased a set of Rumble tires for the build. It's a long story but I really did accidentally picked up the set of wheels. I wanted the delrin version to save on weight but I wasn't even close to being ready to buy any wheels- but somehow I did and I have a set. Mhesse did me up a set of aluminum 14mm hexes so that the CVD's/Straight axles and rc4wd wheels all work together. They are impressive and look stellar- I am going to have to pick up a set of wheels and tires that weigh less when racing though. So that's where I am at... sending the body and trans to Mr. Boyer next week. Still need to pick up a power plant for this beast - sway bars- shocks etc... Was able to score a team3six dash kit (I had no idea they had this stuff out there) and a great looking hemi motor... So here's to the start of a great build- Lord Willing?!