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Picture of The Easy Offroad Truck
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Hello! I'm JonnyBGood and I thought today would be a good day to share my Easy Offroad Truck.
    
    I built this about a year ago and was used for ramp jumping competitions against my brother. We had these competitions all the time, and we started useing suspension to make sure the axles wouldn't break on the ramp or on the landing (we used about a 45 degree angled ramp). This truck only has rear suspension because we couldn't make a suspension strong enough to be on the front tires, which took the majority of impact from the ramp. This truck signifies a change from complex designs that used a lot of pieces to simple, sturdy design that were easier to repair and, for some reason stayed together much better.

    I enjoyed this truck enough to keep it year so I figured it's time it's shared so others can enjoy it, so please, build it, it will be fun!
 
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Step 1: The Cab Assembly

Picture of The Cab Assembly
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Follow the pictures and you should be fine. EXCEPT that I put the the red connector on the front of the cab on incorrectly so attach it faceing the opposite direction than shown.

Step 2: The Cab Assembly Part 2

Picture of The Cab Assembly Part 2
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The rear suspension assembly uses orange flexy rods and they are connected to the red connectors and bent downward through the floor and around the yellow rod. Then the orange rod is bent up to rest on the white rod. If they want to slide downward and out, attach the gray connectors as shown. 

Step 3: Cab Assembly Part 3 The Rear Wall

Picture of Cab Assembly Part 3 The Rear Wall
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Easy  stuff, Copy and continue.

Step 4: Cab Assembly Part 4 The Roof

Picture of Cab Assembly Part 4 The Roof
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Keep it up last! Last Cab Assembly step!

Step 5: The Bed Sides

Picture of The Bed Sides
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Continue copying the pictures.

Step 6: The Hood

Picture of The Hood
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Continue the copying.

Step 7: The Front Wheels

Okay this maybe a little hard, but if you survived the suspension, this is nothing! I included a cutaway view so you can see how to attach the front wheel assembly correctly.

Step 8: Rear Wheels

Picture of Rear Wheels
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This should be straight forward. My only comment is you don't have to snap on random connectors to use as spacers, I used them because they don't come off when crashing and losing a tire.

Step 9: Tailgate

Picture of Tailgate
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Party!!!!!! Wait.... just build this, your almost done.
WOW very clear instructions i will build this . Well done
Cool offroad! Where did you get the front wheels? I've never seen them before.
JonnyBGood (author)  sandroknexmaster2 years ago
A knex go-kart kit. I also got the knex guy from that kit. Funny enough I even got that kit after I return my air powered motor kit to the knex company because it was deemed dangerous for exploding when pumped up to much.