My Big Rock rebuild

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Hello.
I recently sold my Snap On X Maxx collection and switched it to a brand new Fazon and Big Rock that are now shelved, lol.
I also have a Big Rock and Fazon I got used.
The Big Rock my buddy bought new.

I bought up a bunch of Hot Racing stuff for the BR. Also bought the Vision Racing Shock internals that imma gonna try 1st with the BR.
Also the Traxxas aluminum rocker posts.



I never found any threads talking about which springs to uggrade to???
Could use some help?


My current issue is these **** wheels are welded on, smh. I’ve got one off.

My problem is I’m a paraplegicI guess? I can’t get a good bite with just 2 hands. I’m needing to use my whole body it looks like. I need a bench vice is what I need.
 

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I had my neighbor come over and between the 2 of us able to remove last 2 wheels.

Dang, that took forever. I hate asking for help but there’s no avoiding it if I want something done sometimes.
 

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Well, I’m still waiting on parts.

I have the axle carriers only but everything should start showing
I totally forgot a big order, smh, otherwise I’d currently have everything.
 
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Well I’m missing a few more orders but have plenty to get started.

Now, I’m debating whether to do the Fazon1st?

Everyone says rebuild the Fazon with BR cvds, etc. The cvd sliders are all the same diameter meaning the outdrives are the same. What’s the difference between them?
One set says HD. Is the metal for the outdrives different?

I almost have enough to rebuild the Fazon with BR cvds.

Pic is my goodies. Amazing how much $$ is sitting there, smh.
 

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I never could find anything on how to do a complete dismantle on you Tube and Facebook.
So with my cordless charged I attacked it. I got both ends off and tapped. Mr. joostin420 got me plumbed up so I can finish the destruction.

Lots of scrubbing....
 

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Am I the only one here who’s taken a Nero platform down like this?

I searched but, lol. How often does a “search” find your request,lol?
I have yet been on a forum that does.
I try all sorts of words, word combinations, etc.

Now that I think about it, eBay does a good job. But they’re after your money,lol.
 
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I see you like plastic totes also :p
Don’t know where I’d be without em, lol.
I HAVE to use them to help me keep track of parts for certain rigs.

It’s bad enough buying parts twice as it is. Anyone need a nip Nero wheelie bar, lol?
 

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I use totes the same way ;)

I have not deconstructed, but I did build my Fazon pretty much from scratch last year using the manual and going off of another Nero. I wish I took more pictures during the process.
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I like how you used a combination of red and gray anodizing.

I’m trying to figure out whether to polish the piece out to shine and then put a coat of clear on or all black or red.

I like your use of the only Traxxas item I’d use. Well I do like the rx/tx boxes they make. Neither item requires any “mods” to function correctly either, lol.
 
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Well, I got all the gray pieces bead blasted. I fired up my b a bead blaster for the 1st time in years. Man that things nice, lol.
Anyhoots, I got all the pieces lined up to start priming, cleaned them all with carb cleaner and realized I put a primer color cap on a white can a paint so my other can barely had enough for the shocks,smh. Nothing new, I’m always screwing up like that.
 

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So you’re going to paint the side plates? Even though my Fazon is a shelf queen I want carbon fiber side plates :D
 
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So you’re going to paint the side plates? Even though my Fazon is a shelf queen I want carbon fiber side plates :D
I thought about that. I have some sheets and a diamond blade cutter.

Yeah, all BLACK. Instead of Big it’ll be BLACK ROCK, lol.

The side plates and shocks fell over while with wet paint so I have to redo them, smh. Always in a hurry. I do nice work if I slow down, lol.
 
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Well, joostin said it needed carbon fiber plates. Now I’ve finally found someone that does it.
It’s just they’re gonna cost more than anticipated so the project has stopped. I need to sell some items so you members could help get this going. BUY some of my parts, lol.

In the meantime I got my American Force Reeper semi-dialed in. Wow, what a truck. I only run it for a couple minutes, wheelie bar wheel came off. But it sure was fun, lol.
It’s lighter than an X Maxx. I’ll keep track of the differences as I go, lol....
 
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:D I have wanted one since I saw vas’s Krazy kaos reeper build with the tp motor. That is why I wanted the cf plates for my Fazon.
 
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It look s like I need to creep on You Tube more? Wow, that things clean. Thanks j.

And thanks for the cf idea. I never knew. I’m prolly gonna buy an extra set of plates just because. I’ll powder coat those.

And j, thanks for mentioning it to begin with. Never knew.
 
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Well the cf plates along with the a arm mud guards showed up so i can get back to this. About done with the Fazon.0
 
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CF :love:🤓

I have maxspeed hd shock towers on my Kraton :cool:
 

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