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MONSTER SPRINGER
« on: May 11, 2008, 02:49:12 pm »

My wife decided she did not want to be left out of all the fun and she decided to build a Springer tug for herself!!!! O0 O0 ;) ;)
She nicked one of my springer hulls I had going spare and built this in a couple of days using a Tamiya body shell from a monster truck. We thought this might be appropriate as she has always wanted one of these trucks to drive every day.
Hope you all like it.

Mark. (and Angie)
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Re: MONSTER SPRINGER
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2008, 04:09:36 pm »


Nice one Angie. Do the wheels touch the water. It's difficult to see the level from your pictures.

Cheers
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2008, 05:24:20 pm »

Wheee!!!!  yup I reckon the wheels will touch OK. Hope they spin too. Me old mate Sandy `s "Spreep" had only half wheels to cut down drag and one central screw which allowed the wheels to rotate, sometimes, when moving.  Be great to have 4 wheel drive and a flurry of spray coming off them.  Some suspension details would be good too, dowels and springs etc. in chrome or orange then dull down "cabin" support with grey. Fun effort from the Missus , well done Angie.
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Re: MONSTER SPRINGER
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2008, 05:32:13 pm »

Mark,
You can tell Angie from me you dont need a boat hull to "flood" the engine,  {-)

Bob, ducking behind my chair!!!
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Re: MONSTER SPRINGER
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2008, 06:27:46 pm »

ha ha i haven't tested it on the water yet hopefully the wheels will clear it but i thought i would build one for a laugh and test it at mayhem weekend if it drags it drags at leasest i have had a go at buildind one and i know i should have put a v8 in it then look out all of you. ang
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Re: MONSTER SPRINGER
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2008, 06:34:52 pm »

i am a novice. i built model boats years ago but have been out of it since 'hannah' was born now that she has built a couple herself i thought why not get into it again (as i have nothing else to do ha ha ) so this is the first one i have built since 1992 and now that mark and hannah are into it i will build something else (great fun) hope you like it.
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2008, 08:47:20 pm »

it wont be complete with out a licence plate
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2008, 02:42:43 pm »

Spot on Ghosty. O0
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Re: MONSTER SPRINGER
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2008, 12:11:01 am »

hehehe I really like that!
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Re: MONSTER SPRINGER
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2008, 07:25:37 pm »

OK Angie, that really is an off roader !!!!!
Can't wait to see it in action
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Re: MONSTER SPRINGER
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2008, 07:46:06 pm »

Hi Phil, need a hand with your awning????..............It will be having a few finishing touches done before Wicksteed and a word of warning ...... She can't drive a boat very well!!!!! O0

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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2008, 08:02:18 pm »

Oh No battle springer took a hit at Beale park (dazzle paint just too good) now I might get run down by a monster spruck.
Glass of wine and a quick practice Friday afternoon then (after we have put up the awaning of course !!!!)
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Re: MONSTER SPRINGER
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2008, 08:10:29 pm »

Sounds good to me Phil, an evening sail, no lights, blindfolded and with our backs to the lake, after a few bevvies should be a laugh!!!

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Re: MONSTER SPRINGER
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2008, 08:18:52 pm »

Right thats a date then, it can only help with the way I run a radio boat. Any one else game for a laugh, now wheres the corkscrew !!!!!!
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Re: MONSTER SPRINGER
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2008, 08:52:10 pm »

I like your thinking Mark, put me down for that

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Re: MONSTER SPRINGER
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2008, 11:19:23 pm »

Me to


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Re: MONSTER SPRINGER
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2008, 12:00:45 am »

Watch you don't "flood" the carburettor and make sure you "dip" the headlights!! ;)
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Re: MONSTER SPRINGER
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2008, 08:48:45 pm »

Just a quick update, Angie finished her springer off today, it now has suspension and the wheels are now free wheeling and will hopefully turn when it is underway.

Mark.
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Re: MONSTER SPRINGER
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2008, 11:49:56 pm »

Hey Mark, maybe you should make one with a Mustang body shell and you can change your ID again!!

I can't wait to see it on the water.
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Re: MONSTER SPRINGER
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2008, 08:35:49 pm »

Looking good Angie, I'm with bunkerbarge, can't wait to see it off road
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