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Retro Monster Excaliber [READER’S RIDE]

Retro Monster Excaliber [READER’S RIDE]

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Matt Mortillo wanted a retro look to his Excaliber build, and to get it, he went to Jamie Weir for help building the chassis to scale specifications for the real truck. He had David Stellfox custom-lengthen a Clod Buster body to fit the chassis, and then he had many components powdercoated. The axles are from a Tamiya Juggernaut 2 with Extreme RC servo mounts to give 4-wheel steering. The leaf springs are custom stacked from RC4WD, who also supplied the shocks. The transmission is from Freestyle RC. He connected it to the axles through MIP driveshafts, which gave the most realistic look. The simulated V-8 that you can see through the wheel well is a 3D-printed piece. Those wheels and tires are from JConcepts. Power is courtesy of a Traxxas XL5, a 45-turn brushed motor and 2S Lipos.

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Updated: December 19, 2017 — 4:13 PM
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