After spending some time at STL Customs designing and making my SC10 GT conversion for the Team Associated RC10GT, I was able to find some time to continue on my 1/5-scale trophy truck project. This time we have brake pads. I picked up a set of hydraulic brakes from AMS for the front and rear of the truck and decided that I wanted to make some trick carbon fiber brake discs. Well, the brake material used on the stock brakes isn’t good for grabbing onto carbon fiber discs so I had to design some new aluminum pads. With the drawings sent to Ed at STL Customs, it was time to make things happen. We cut two pads at a time out of a big chunk of aluminum and once I had them back at my house I threw them into my tumbler to deburr them. Now I just have to decide if I’m going to anodize them or leave them as is.
Jan 27, 2011 No Comments
About the authorSimply put, I’m all about nitro. Well, almost. I’m down with electric for crawlers and some indoor racing, but if you really want to get my attention, it better make some smoke and noise. I’m a regular racer and I usually go with 1/8-scale buggy and truggy. When I’m not racing, I am usually fabricating custom parts and even entire vehicles.
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