You know how that goes. So i took a other bunch of junk that i had, and this is like i say with my truggy and uh i squeezed in the toy inside the bruiser um chassis, so get ready, guys, that’s the mirror and and uh with some tape on it there. So don’t worry about that because i it broke off, but i’ll have to put that back on so let’s uh let’s get into the thick of it here and i’ll. Take it outside and i’ll, take the body off and show you guys exactly what i did here. We go here’s what we got. I grabbed a new bright jeep body, it’s 1 8 scale, and i had my rock bouncer and if you guys remember this from the old videos, it’s the actual wraith and i should say the the parts for it and i use the bruiser frame. But if you look inside, what do you see in there? You got the l400 squeezed in there. Just do a quick breakdown, video and then i’ll fire. It up. I’Ve been having some clutch problems. The clutch is not engaging, so i don’t know if i got some loctite on the shaft or if the springs are too tight, but take the body right off. Okay, this is 1 8th scale. I’Ll, give you a measurement on it. It’S, a new bright 1 8th scale – i don’t know what it i’ll trail cat or something so turn this sideways.
So you can see yeah a little closer, so we can zoom in on things here for you now the engine is humongous okay, but that is a stock, hdp, 407 bruiser frame and uh. What i did was, i bought the hot racing, axial wraith mounting plate the aluminum plate, and this is the kyosho nitro tracker, uh foam, reverse gearbox and, like i say the l400 and uh and the axles are the extra speed um axles. I bought these like probably eight ten years ago, but they still sell aluminum aftermarket axles for the wraith and uh, so everything’s squeezed right in there pretty tight. I kind of wanted to have a uh like a run video here soon. As soon as i get the clutch figured out, but when you look at the stance of that thing, it’s got great articulation, i mean it’ll, you know that’s, not bad at all and it’s, not that heavy. You know it weighs in pretty late. I don’t know exactly what the weight is, but some of these toyin builds can get really heavy. After you add all the batteries and stuff but uh, you know it’s uh. It was a little challenge to squeeze this engine in the bruiser frame, the hdp 407 frame and believe it or not, the toyota body sits on it, but the wheelbase has been widened because i bought the extra length titanium links for my truggy when i was building It and uh i did buy the four in one ignition setup um, i haven’t tried it yet um.
It is lightweight, got great like length on the wires and stuff and everything else, but uh steve from uh black la mass. I guess is burned out and i haven’t tried mine yet so i don’t i don’t need any more heartbreaks from these builds but i’m running uh. The pit bull tires on it and i’m running the g air rims. So i can uh if you can see there’s a little valve stem in there. Now one thing about these rims they’re, nice and wide um. However, these nylon uh rings. I have not found any aluminum ones yet they’re a weird. You know eight um hole. You know set up on them and all the other ones are like 10 and all that so unless i specifically buy some 2.2 bead locks and try to drill them out to fit them, i don’t know i wish somebody would come up with some nice wide aluminum Wheels for the uh, you know that air you could put air in them, but so that’s the build for today, i’m going to work on the clutch a little bit more, i upgraded to the sterling kit, three shoe clutch and um. It is not engaging, and i don’t know why so let’s get a little close up in there of how i set it in there it’s not engaging so underneath it. You see back out the camera here, a little bit you can see. I cut a hole for the uh, the kyosho nitro tracker um.
This is a two speed unit, but i’m only running a 38 tooth single speed clutch on it right now and uh. Of course, i made my shock mounts out of fender shims. You know before because i needed some brackets in the front, so i figured nice flat. Things would be cool and i’m using the traxxas push button start on the thing and you know i’d like i wish i could wire this all up to start with the um. The glow plugs too, but um. I haven’t tried that yet, but uh steve from uh rc tanks and trucks he’s. You know he’s wondering what to put his um l 400 in, and this is a 1 10 scale frame. You can see how big it sets in there and i had to set it back because of the radiator and because i wanted to scale realism of the radiator um through the grill of the jeep, because i actually cut these out. So you know get some air through there, but you could pretty much mount the radiator anywhere else you wanted to. If you had a fan on it um. So when i get it together and i set it on there, it looked pretty scale and i bought the hinges off the. I think they these are online. I don’t know if these were for uh, one of the tracks just build or something they bought. Little metal hinges, and all they did up here is i put a three millimeter countersunk screw with a nut so and a rubber o ring, like so i’ll get it on here here.
My fingers are all slippery from the juice and i just put a two holes with a zip tie to hold the o ring there and uh, but so far i’m psyched. And if i get that clutch engaged, i can check out my gear ratios and go from there. So i’ll put up uh a start video here when i started it and you guys have a good one. Man i’ll catch you later, Music, one Music, Music, run run, run run so Music uh run Music Music.