Why so serious Dark Knight KK-2

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  1. Feb 21, 2016 #1

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    "It's not who I am underneath but what I do that defines me."

    "Sometimes the truth isn't good enough.
    Sometimes people deserve more.
    Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded."

    "A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy's shoulder to let him know that the world hasn't ended"

    ?Why so serious??

    ?Let?s put a smile on that face!?

    "I believe whatever doesn?t kill you, simply makes you?..stranger."

    "Do you want to know why I use a knife? Guns are too quick. You can?t savor all the? little emotions. In? you see, in their last moments, people show you who they really are. So in a way, I know your friends better than you ever did. Would you like to know which of them were cowards?"

    "Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I?m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn?t know what to do with one if I caught it. You know, I just? do things."

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    Ok enough of the Batman and Joker quotes on to the build!!
     
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    Woooooot woooooot!!!!!!


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  3. Feb 22, 2016 #3

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    Awesome! Joker is my fav batman villan!
     
  4. Feb 22, 2016 #4

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    So I've wanted to build a KK-2 every since Ernie started working on the chassis, I was lucky enough to get a KK-1 from him about 2-1/2 years ago and love it. This build is going to be my favorite (yes even including my Boyer)!

    My goal for this truck it to build a "tank" I want a truck that is fast so I can race it at my local hobby shop and whip all the guys and their E-maxx/E-revos but yet still reliable so I'm not constantly fixing broken parts on it.

    Huge thanks to Ernie (KingKlod), Matt (Knuckles), Josh at Freestyle-RC and Justin (1Badclod)

    Now to the pictures!

    I started with a stock KK-2
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    Then I made all new crossmembers to make the chassis wider also drilled holes for the cantilever suspension set-up I'm going to run on this truck
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    Now for some more goodies thanks to Freestyle-RC
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    Got the truck mocked up this weekend, ordered all my internal pieces for the axles as soon as they get here the truck will officially be a roller!
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    Can't wait to see this one come to life. Gonna be one bad mamajama


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  6. Feb 22, 2016 #6

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    Yeah I might have to sell off a kidney or a liver to finish it but it will be worth it :emot151:
     
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    Heck yeah!

    Man I love build threads. Keep it coming. I want to see this thing spank those independent trucks.
     
  8. Feb 22, 2016 #8

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    That's my goal with this thing, my diff and axle shafts should be here by friday so hopefully this weekend I'll get those put in. Then all I will need is my transmission, hoping to have that soon I know last I talked to Josh he wasn't sure of an exact date on when they would be finished.
     
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    Are you going to paint the chassis?
     
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    Powder coating everything, I don't want to give too much away but it's going to be good. I'm working on a basher/race body with the theme right now. But I really need to find a good artistic painter for my good body.
     
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    Cantilever suspension

    This is a awesome idea.. Love the look of the truck!! Strangely familiar. Honored to say the least..
    I think I see a Juan corona body on this truck I think!!! Lol
     
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    I need some help, anyone on here have the ability to mirror this picture for me? If you can remove the background that would be even better if not I can make it work. Thanks in advance!

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    Never mind ended up doing something else.
     
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    I see you are slacking on pictures there Mr. James [emoji16]


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    Small update

    Spent the weekend narrowing and sanding my ofna pirate wheels. Got them all smoothed out and decided to try my hand at dying them black... I must say it took a lot longer than I thought it would but I'm very pleased with the results.

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    And here is a peak of them on the truck, just waiting on my transmission and then I can add my electronics and drive shafts.[​IMG][​IMG]


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    Those wheels came out great!


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    Looking very nice!
     
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    There hasn't been much to update on here waiting on my freestyle transmission to come in some I can test things out then tear it all down and send out to powercoating. In the mean time I finished my racer/basher body for this thing I came out ok I think.

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    It came out okay?!! Are you blind?!! That body is sick!! I would love to roll up to the starting line with something [email protected]$$ like that! Nice work!

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    Very wicked sir!