If you get the parts out and you have the space available to do that at least it's a little bit easier to identify parts now in this cross bag. Purtroppo, none of the hardware is actually labeled. Although a lot of these pieces were labeled with uh plastic bags and labels on the outside, now in the last video of course, in case you missed it – i went over about. I didn't actually show undoing these, Purtroppo, but it was not a big deal. I had already gone in there with some utter butter. If you guys have never seen that here it is. People were wondering about at calrc.com the utter butter waterproof grease that i've been using for years, made sure to get all my bearings and everything in there make sure to get all the uh the ring and pinion. This is the go between axle, so this will be the middle axle and, Naturalmente,, the steering axle up front right there. So we'll cover that uh here in the manual right here after the after the wheels it goes into the assembly of the motor or the engine or what i should say really is the transmission and motor assembly. Now it's already done for you in this new kit. This is a two speed transmission again i went in here already and pre greased on the inside. A lot of you would be like i want to see the gears on the inside and i suggest you have a buy one buy one there.
You go there's. Just a few uh things in there and of course me trying to film with all those gears in there and the grease. I know just with experience. It can be a bit of a challenge, so i just put the grease in there ran it on a small battery to make sure that it was actually free of any issue and i'll show you that right now here is a 2 cell lipo and i'm. Just going to hook it directly to the motor and we should get a show there, it is so it's, spinning freely everything sounds fine change the gear, changing it on the fly. Everything sounds good to go, so we know that's good to install now. The first thing it's really calling for that. I can help – show you guys here in the book is in section 10, where they're actually starting to put the drive shafts right onto the transmission itself and also the two mounting brackets on either side. You'Ll note that they're using thread lock anytime you're using metal on metal, i would suggest you use thread lock as well, and it looks like they're actually using a phillips screw here so that's very interesting to see. I think what's funny is i've gone through. All of my hardware here and i do not see one countersunk screw at all, except for these small little dinky ones and that's, definitely not them. How am i supposed to put on the first piece if i don't have the right, countersunk screw you'd? Think for a thousand bucks they would have labeled the hardware well that's, pretty because i don't see any m38s here whatsoever.
It'S, not in there. Okay set screws are in with the drive, shafts that's a good thing. I probably have some countersunk m3 eights here i'm. Just so surprised that i wouldn't have that in the kit, when they're telling me to put it in there and a few minutes later, i've got the screws in place and the two brackets are now mounted all right and then four bump stops. I think these are them here like a hard rubber, Sì, flexible usable, they go into the frame rails. Now these are very tight holes and the tip of this is rather bulbous. When you try to stick it in, you might not want to go in dry. Infatti, if you want a little use a little your utter butter on the side, i suggest you dip your tip right into the utter butter. That way when you try to slide it into the tight hole, it should just go in nice and easy right. One on the top one on the bottom. Oh. I'M. Mi dispiace, Mi dispiace, sorry do i have your permission to do this cross rc. I do okay good there there just like that. Yeah put up a little bit of resistance, but if you just pushed it in slid in oh so smoothly, and then i take these shackles right here, then you take one of these screws and a six mil spacer and you take the bracket and you put it On either side of the frame, rail and don't do it up too tight or else it'll.
It won't have any movement in there and then i'm supposed to marry the two front brackets on both sides. Just like this, so that's what it looks like when you're done and then look at this beautiful servo from reefs rc, the five five five, the triple five 505 ounces mounted up on an all metal, uh bracket that comes here. This gets to join. This is the first adjoining piece for the two rails: i'll get it in place and show you what i mean beautiful reefs, rc and a few short screws later, with some thread lock, and look at that triple five mounted up on the frame rails. Looking choice as always steel gears, impermeabile, not a submarine, but you can definitely get it in the water splash around a lot of people will ask me: why did i go with such a high end servo and i got ta say for a truck like this that's Heavy that imagine these tires with any mud on that that's, going to take a lot to turn on the front it's going to be a lot of weight and this servo's not going to. Let me down so that's why i went with this one and then the motor gets dropped in with the transmission spread. Those frames apart slide it down into place, make sure everything lines up properly right there and cinch it down with some thread lock. Remember if you don't use thread lock when you're out on the trail, you will have uh screws backing out on you uh and then, Naturalmente,, that might end your day, and so we always try to avoid that by using just a little bit of thread lock On those uh threads to make sure that those screws don't back out here is the shifting servo bracket.
So i'll just grab that now, Naturalmente,, keeping with the reefs rc rc theme, i will use the triple four. This is another heavy duty, uh servo, but to keep it all uniformed. These are so beautiful, i'm gon na use it anyway. I don't need the over torque on the transmission, but you never know when you're going up a hill and you're at a dead stop and you need to shift. Sometimes a strong servo is exactly what you need and we'll have to have a good bec, which is a power regulator in this truck to make sure that all servos get the power they need when they need it. And if we pay attention to the top here, we'll see that there are two holes on either side here and here and then on the top of the frame rail here so we're going to take that shifting servo we're just going to lay it on top right. There and then we'll cinch it in with a couple more screws, okay and then looking back at all my parts on the table here, i'm going to go over to this tree, because this is going to be the cross section. Brace that i need, and then this will be the back of the vehicle for the back of the frame so that's easy to take and we'll just use the cutter here. Why not right against the bottom and then all the way down here there is two holes in the frame just gon na stretch.
This apart make sure it goes in just like that and supporting bump on top. ok. Here is a look from underneath. I have not put the drive shafts on yet i did uh put these two cross tubes in that are just cross members. You'Ll see as i roll the frame over everything kind of comes to a complete right at the end, it's. Quite a long frame now i'm going to put the pintle hitch on come here. Little dude there. It is beautiful. Adoro questo. Ah, i thought it was a working pintle, Intoppo, that's, ok, at least it's, a toe spot that's better than nothing and it'll be screwed into the bumper. Oh, these are fun. Looking little pieces they're made of metal, they go on the end of the truck. Let me see right here: Sì, there we go that's, looking about right, bumper on either side. Speaking of bumpers. Look at this here is the front bumper. I was doing this off camera. I just went and painted the two plastic pieces on either side and then used a hand. Driver just to hand drive these bolts in right now, if you're watching. Please comment down below. Do you like seeing bolts like this on your scale products, or do you prefer using uh, hex screws, o qualcosa del genere? Look at these, these hooks made out of metal are actually on an angle. Pulling with this is going to be awesome, then we'll just kind of dry fit it here for a second, does it go on the inside? Oh, it does ah pokes underneath cool okay and the last two steps for me right here was just to put on this.
Uh looks like it's going to be a shock hanger and then some sort of rubber bump stop right beside it. I did that on both sides, and this is at the front of the truck and then take a look at these little beauties that i assembled off camera. These are the leaf springs. There is a plastic spring on the bottom and then followed by a metal spring. Then plastic, plastic, plastic and then metal on top with a metal bracket on either side that's exactly what these look like, and then i also put the together the little dampeners, but they they kind of can't break slippery when oily they came. Pre done you just have to take them apart. Grease them put. The rod ends back and then give them a little bit of oil, but i might give a little less oil i'm, not getting full compression there. What is it on the other side? Am i getting better compression over here yeah a little bit better, so this one's a little bit too full of oil, so there that's a hint at least to give you some help, so a shorter screw on top a longer screw on the bottom. You can see that bracket kind of straddles, the axle housing the longer screw on the back is making room for the dampener and, Naturalmente,, a lock nut on either side. So just do that on both sides and move on to the next step and then, Naturalmente,, once they're in place make sure they can move freely and move up and down no problem at all.
ok, the frame is upside down i'm. Just dropping this into place and then the hanger and the hanger perfect all right all cinched in there looking fantastic and then just kind of a test on either side leaf, springs, working suspension. Looking perfect son of a gun! Look at this in with these really long screws – these uh – Oh, Mio Dio, i can't, believe they're in here. Look at that there is the engine mount screw. The transmission mounting screw four of them in here with these screws. Allora, if you're doing this kit it's in with these i'm sorry to be so far into the kit already, but at least it's in the same video okay, so the steering link looks good i'm gon na match it size to size. I just built this off camera and then i've got the long steering rod up here, che è 117 millimeters in length in between rod, end to rod end right. lì, i'm gon na go ahead and install this on the steering which is on the front spindle. ok, once again here is that pass through axle where there is a drive coming out on either side for those that watch the previous build video i'm going to remove the red cap, exposing the screw. That is already there. Cos'è, for you ask? It is a part of the three link suspension setup. Sì, you heard me right. This is where the truss is going to be mounted let's, see parts tree parts tree truss mounting right there, so i'm going to have to make my own three link.
Not a big deal here are the very small rods for the linkage all right after some twisting and everything i seem to have got it just perfect. So all i have to do is let's just make sure i've got the right side, they're, actually working with the rear right now, so i'll use that one first that's no problem pop the top off and boom just like that. Both of them are now attached focus there we go. This is the rear and of course this will be the pass through. So i guess technically for all the ocd people. It should be like that. Ah, except my tires, are backwards and then this is backwards and then now everybody is happy yay, ok, so i have assembled four of these little pieces now i'm going to be using these two pieces on the tree here and here and i'm going to put together Two more sets of leaf springs. Look at this little marvel of engineering let's focus up on this, so here is a post, that's threaded that goes in just through this little plastic piece right here that spins around in between is this small little brass bushing and then with a small screw and a Dab of loctite or thread lock, whatever you want to call it there, we go push that into place a few minutes of screwing around quite literally, and then look at this. This could be a dolly all by itself like wow leaf spring suspension is in the uh.
Top links are not connected, yet Laughter idiot. I built this leaf spring upside down in comparison to this. One it's, like i've, never seen a leaf spring before that's easy though all i have to do is undo two bolts and then i can flip them all around and once it is repaired you can see everything is even and rolling without any trouble. Tread direction's proper leaf spring suspension is best good to go all right after many hours of building. For me today check it out. This is the last cap. I already put the other one on look at this. Just a plastic little cap that's going to go over the swing bearing right there in the suspension. All you do is pop it on and use a little bit of force. Well there it is my friends unbelievable! I want to put it on the floor, so you can kind of have a look at where we're at right now tons of hours went into building this today, short video for you well kind of on the long side, but not as long as it took me To build all this stuff and it's been an absolute pleasure, i still have a ton of stuff to go. I still have to install the drive shafts on either. Side still have to build the enormous body, but tell me right now: Che ne pensi? I love these tires and the outside wheels, because it simply looks like those tires that actually self inflate it would be nice if these ones did, but they don't look at these hooks on the front.
They'Re just mean and nasty. Looking all the way around guys. Fammi sapere: are you enjoying the build so far what's your favorite part.