So I’ve been in the r/c crawler game since the release of the OG ax10 scorpion kit in 2007. I’ve had several crawlers over the years, axial and recently a few vaterras. Actually hoping the wife buys me the new scx10 2 for christmas haha.
I started experimenting with 3/16" solid stock and a harbor freight mig welder to make my own custom roll cages and buggies about 3 years ago, i recently decided to take on the challenge of building a scale RZR. i have a full size 2016 RZR 900 XC.
i started with a 1/10th scale on road car chassis the vaterra v100 for the simple fact its 4wd, had upper and lower control arms, and largely because it looked the most like the RZR suspension as it was. i based the scale of the chassis off of a set of rc4wd 1.55 stamped steel wagon wheels and the rc4wd rock stomper tires. some other things i used to figure out the size i was going for were a set of wraith seats and rc4wd 70mm shocks.
i built a frame to mount the front and rear differentials and suspension components to and the rest is self explanatory. weld bits of metal together till it looked like an RZR hahahaha….
i don’t have a ton of pics of the build process mainly because i just forget to stop and take any but this is the project from start to end over about a two month time span. most of this I’ve just copped over from the thread on my rzr forum.