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  1. She's very pretty. The consolidated color scheme definitelly helps to deliver the full picture.
  2. Glad to see you back in business. I've seen the video earlier and I knew there must be a trick behind the curtains. That chassis is a very clever approach, especially being limited to the set's inventory. Also the shape is pretty authentic. Something got me thinking though. I've noticed some pinholes without pins. What happened?
  3. Attika

    [MOC] The Ultimate Pickup

    I think I've noticed the same, but it is more of a "stickyness". It is a sort of friction building up between the two parts particularly at the compressed state. Can be called that lack of smoothness. I had it on both kind and I have both kind without the problem. I gave it a good wash as in the years it is unavoidable to buld up some dust sedimentation, that helped a lot. Me personally applied some minuscule amount of silicone grease too on the inner rod. All good as gold now. Probably you're right, the black seems to be less rigid than the gray counterpart btw. Thanks. Redhog is on the shelf. It is a bit humid around here lately. Thank you. I've got an update here. Your reaction on the hood made you to be the perfect addresse for the tailgate-bedcover update. I felt guilty having left that end of the truck shamefully simple. Not anymore, though. Also used the time to build it in studio: @agrof I recall some interest of yours in the digital version. If a studio file does the job, then be my guest, please:
  4. Attika

    [MOC] The Ultimate Pickup

    So I never gonna get that point back? You just destroyed the platform... You're very welcome. I guess keeping the weight down is a half success here. 1.3 kg only. It just doesn't collapse under it's own weight.
  5. Attika

    [MOC] The Ultimate Pickup

    What you're suggesting, sir is called plan "A". The video covers plan "B" Literally the first time I did anything like this. Anyway, only my heart broke during this experiment.
  6. Attika

    [MOC] The Ultimate Pickup

    Hm. That minus point put me this low? Serious allegation requires serious proof. Just to clarify, I was crying when I did this. Not my cup of tea, but I had to defend what's left. For your amusement : Edit: After the second roll the steering crosslink came off on the left hub. That's what I'm clicking back to it's place. No harm came on the body from the experiment (old, sloppy pin has been replaced on the link, that's considered safe now)
  7. Attika

    Gears-efficient gearbox

    You did the math, for sure. Sounds very promising, great concept.
  8. Attika

    [MOC] The Ultimate Pickup

    Well, I couldn't resist. Despite your suggestion, I did not touch the wheelbase. Had more benefit from it on steep hills. However, in the locker I've found a chassis for the pickup, equipped with buggy motors. You know, just in case. So I've put the big balloons on it, got togheter a more crawler-like body and now I'm waiting for the rain to stop. Few days, weeks maybe. Greeting from England. A teaser anyway, to know what to expect:
  9. Attika

    [MOC] The Ultimate Pickup

    The blue pin touches the collar from the side, not from the bottom, hence it isn't pushing the ring upward.. That's how I meant.
  10. Attika

    [MOC] The Ultimate Pickup

    That's the spirit. Feel free, it is the main purpose of it.
  11. Attika

    [MOC] The Ultimate Pickup

    I didn't have to, I choose to. There were alternative solutions mentioned above. The price I don't wanna pay. I guess this is where the misunderstanding based on relevancy. On a wider setup it might just work perfectly. Had that already.
  12. Attika

    [MOC] The Ultimate Pickup

    Built it with the pin. Now it is obvious. Does your inner collar on the ring rub against the upper wishbone? Mine does. It will work with PF motors, allthough there is some friction and noise, but the buggy motor will melt it. There is some limiting factor on steering too. Anyway, it's a very close call to be legal solution.
  13. Attika

    [MOC] The Ultimate Pickup

    Cool, the blue half pin was't obvious. Still if the gap between the cv's not locked, they gonna come together. Looking forward to hear about your experiences. That's another way I guess.I've just gone for a more reliable solution, to not struggle on the field. In long therm it pays out. I've got plans with tis axle.
  14. Attika

    [MOC] The Ultimate Pickup

    The first problem with this solution is the free movement of the driving ring. It slips down easily to the hub. The main problem: it does not solve anything. I try to describe the issue: Looking at just one side, there is an old cv coming from the diff, then the new cv into the hub. The issue is the gap between them. There is a 1/4 stud "naked" axle. (circled on the right side of the pic) Why 1/4 stud? That is the left side of the picture to explain. So if I didn't cut that axle, I must be using a 2L axle. The math, as follows: 1.5 stud in the old cv + 0.25 stud between + 1stud in the new cv = 2,75. Can't use 3L, but the 2L isn't enough and here is why: When the drivetrain comes under torque, the rotational forces in the differential are pushing the side axles (old cv's) outward. In usual paralel suspension the gap would not appear, so only whole studs are everywhere. The old cv could be locked in space with bushes behind. In my setup the 1/4 stud gap is enough to let the old cv come out from the diff. So the gap itself is a necessary bad to keep both cv's in their right place. My problem is to stabilize that gap, so the cv's can't get closer to each other. That is why at this moment I use an axle cutted to 2,75 studs. Math is above.
  15. Attika

    [MOC] The Ultimate Pickup

    I'll bring it in for you: Reaction: It is entirely irrelevant for a geometrical problem that occurs in my setup, not to mention it doesn't apply on the given width of the axle. For the future, upload the pics with original resolution. Bricksafe will reduce it to be suitable for this site. Geometrical anomalies as it is, usually get solved by great thinkers like @Didumos69 . Need your help here, Lord of Triangles!