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    Is this real? GF01 Monster Beetle...

    I'd thought about getting a Dynahead and using the portals to build a lifted Dump Truck, then using the Dynahead as a regular Kong. This 'GF-01tr' variant will shortcut that process. Meanwhile I'm more excited about: https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/110-trucks/rc-monster-beetle-2015-2/black-edition/ I'm hoping this means we'll get a black ORV chassis =D
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    Lunch Box Mini

    Disappointed with the wheels/tires. I think they built the platform first without thinking it through. Then slapped a Lunchbox design on it to take advantage of nostalgia. If they're goal from the onset had been a true homage to the original they'd have never accepted those tires.
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    The new in-package body arrived for my Thundershot resurrection project! Unfortunately I seem to have missed the part in the description where it said '4wd MiniRacer' It may take a fair amount of dremel work to make this fit.
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    Cad design for fibre lyte

    I've been using Fusion 360 off and on. It's free if you register as a student or hobbyist (less than $100k USD per year to qualify). Bit of a learning curve as it's my first time in CAD but very powerful.
  5. Thank you for the fantastic suggestions. Most of the people that responded are the same people whose posts & builds I've been perusing for the past month or so, so that was pretty cool. I put in an order for the M3x18mm step screws @nowinaminute, I had never come across them in my searches, so thanks for pointing them out. I agree on the 50593 Flanged Tube @WillyChang, I can't tell if it's exactly right, but it's worth trying. Ordered a bag, and I'll post measurements when it comes in. On a related note, the aluminum hub carriers arrived in the mail today (Tamiya 54661) for this same build: And sure enough they have the exact flanged tube needed: Here's a closeup in the front upper suspension mount: So they're definitely out there. Here are the measurements from this part: Inner Diameter: 3.07mm, Outer Diameter: 3.77mm, Total Length: 6.10mm, Flange Thickness: 0.47mm, Flange Diameter: 5.52mm
  6. Those are good suggestions but I haven't been able to make them work. The brass/copper tubes are generally 4mm outer diameter and won't squeeze in to the 3.78mm hole on the chassis. Same with the shock eye bushings (at least the ones I have), they're at 4mm as well.
  7. I'm trying to upgrade the attachment points for my GF-01 and as far as I can tell the 3x14mm step screws are unique to Tamiya. I did manage to find the side-grade component (OP-1409 Tamiya 54409 3x14mm Low Friction Step Screw). In a move that is fairly baffling, they have molded the 3.78mm in to the chassis components - requiring a bushing/bearing/flange/eyelet/adapter (call it what you will) to keep a standard M3 screw held firmly. The more common 4mm (id 3mm, od 4mm) are too big for the molded holes. I know these components must exist: I see them in some of the member builds and I see them in GPM and other manufacturer ads on ebay and aliexpress. But I can't seem to find them anywhere. My goto location (McMaster) doesn't carry that non-standard size. Does anyone know a good source for the 3.78mm adapters needed for mount 3mm through rods (or screws) in place of the existing 3x14mm step screws? Flanged/flangeless it not particularly important to me. Any info is appreciated, pictures attached of the screws, usage example, and screenshot of mystical flanged bearings in the wild.