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My GT2 FT Converted To SC10GT FT... (coming soon)

mikey

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I guess I'll post some pic's as I attempt to convert my GT2 FT into a SC10GT FT so stay tuned as I am about a week away from starting this project...
God bless
 

mikey

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The RC10GT2 FT...
Gentlemen we can rebuild it... we have the technology... we have the capability to make the worlds first bionic SC10GT Factory Team... My GT2 Factory Team will be that truck... better than it was before... better... stronger... faster.



 
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mikey

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this is what I'm shooting for... but with a wing.
 

mikey

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with the body off...



we will take it apart here...



be sure you remove the steering linkage, you just have to pop off the ball cup...



taking out of the screws...





 

mikey

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here's the truck a part...

 

mikey

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now for the chassis extension...

I took a chassis from another GT2 I had and placed it under the Factory Team chassis and drawn a template...
 

mikey

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I cut it 2 inches and a 1/8...


 

mikey

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Then I drilled some holes in the plate...




... next I bolted it to the FT chassis...




here's the bottom....



Then bolted the front end on...



...and here is a shot of the bottom...

 

mikey

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then I bolted up the FT front end to my chassis extention...
(note: I am taking off my ball stud and installing washers under it )

and here's the bottom...



now for my top plate I will take the rest of the chassis and cut it to fit...





it ain't much but I like it...



then I drilled some holes in it....



I also marked the holes for the servo, I just turned it upside down to get it close...

I used 4 blue washers to shim along with some collers I had...



then I bolted the servo in...



and now we have our chassis extention installed we can look forward to our other goody's...

 

tmail61

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That looks SWEEEEEET!!!


Get a blue Sharpie and dress up the edges!
 

mikey

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A person can do a lot to their RC car without spending a dime...
I never thought of that, thanks Rev. I will take my blue sharpie and dress it up a bit. :D
 

mikey

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Did you try your truck with the extended chassis before installing the SC shock towers and wheels?
It's the same GT2, just with the extension. I'm going to run it before I change the wheels and shock towers to see how it handles.
 

AERacer

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It's the same GT2, just with the extension. I'm going to run it before I change the wheels and shock towers to see how it handles.

I know but I'm curious to hear you about how it handles with longer chassis.... Will certainly understeer a little more :)
 

mikey

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I know but I'm curious to hear you about how it handles with longer chassis.... Will certainly understeer a little more :)
I will be running it today, I'm curious as well. I don't have the other parts yet to complete the transition so I will have a few weeks of testing .:D
 

mikey

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I can adjust the starter box pegs or I could grind the chassis extention...



I grinded the chassis extention....
Now I can start my truck and test the upgrade...
 

mikey

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I took and test drove my GT2 with the chassis extension and all I can say is it almost handles as well without the extension.
Something I overlooked but glad I did was the 28 grams of weight I had added to the front end, I had to do this to keep the front end down from doing wheelies. Don't get me wrong before my GT2 was lengthened it was DIALED, that truck was setup perfect ! But with the ex. chassis it had WAY too much over-steer, so at about 6 min. I brought it in and realized if I took the 28 gram weight off that it would decrease over-steer and sure enough it did. I drove it another 6 min. and brought it in with a BIG :) on my face. I am very happy with the chassis extension and look forward to phase 2, stay tuned....