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Knex 4x4 crawler

this is the knex crawler i've been working on...uhm i cant remember names right now but the diffs and the universal joint used on the drive shaft are NOT MINE i just put them to work but they are most certainly not mine
feel free to mod i like that
front is 2 link suspension with a panhard bar...haven't yet worked out a way to set up shocks...again, feel free!
i didn't have enough parts for rear panhard, and the wheels were put on custom, you'll have to use w.e ones you have in your set


knexsuspensionmaster96  made the cv joints
Forsterimages  created the diff, i just modified it to make it locked

kanamin4 years ago
Such compact universals! And how on earth do you get those diff gears to mesh!?
those are not differentials. they're just gearboxes that connect the drive shaft to the axle.
truckinc3 years ago
Wondrous post. 4x4 crawler is very pretty for children to play a games. how to make this? i think it would be better invention and interesting for a person maker. i want also a guidance from you which is very important for me.
http://www.truckinc.net/4x4pickuptrucks.php
Mr. Muggle4 years ago
not bad! not bad at all!
it looks a little flimsy though...
aaronj (author)  Mr. Muggle4 years ago
to be honest...it is lol
i just threw the frame together so i could show it
it still needs work but it does hold together
i put another panhard bar but faceing the other way, i might put up some mods in the next couple days,
the diff is the biggest thing as the gears dont like to mesh well
hey!!!!! I made that joint on 2/10!!!!! stealer!!!!!!! check out my slideshow, you will see!!!!!!!! (i made the slideshow a month after i made the joint)
He gave you credit.........
i know
So why are you hatin???
i forgot that i answered his question about a knex joint
oh ok
that's weird, I can't se the pictures anymore, I have no idea what you're talking about, lol
aaronj (author)  Mr. Muggle4 years ago
im using real world truck suspsenion lol, panhard bar is the bar that goes sideways to prevent side to side sway
that joint idea was mine.
GTRPLR19954 years ago
Do you mind if I use this on my 10 wheeled crawler and post it so others can put a motor on it when they build it???
By this I mean the universal joints. lol
GTRPLR19954 years ago
It dosen't like to move very well. lol
lukas rider4 years ago
nice can u post some more photos .    iwould really like to build it.
 i make i make a nice drive train it was very easy
i came up with the joint idea, ask aaronj himself.
aaronj (author)  lukas rider4 years ago
unfortubatly its in works of being changed so i cant really show that any more...if i figure something out ill put more up
this ones really simple though....should be able to make it
ok post it sometime
~KGB~4 years ago
not bad!
aaronj (author)  ~KGB~4 years ago
thanks
~KGB~ aaronj4 years ago
no problem!