My Deadbolt

My Deadbolt
Deadbolt, Axial Beadlocks, Pro-Line Interco TSL SX Super Swamper 1.9" Rock Crawler Tires (G8 compound)

Friday, June 30, 2017

The Deadbolt gets some new tires (AUSTAR AX-5020)

So I bought some Chinese ripoffs on Ebay. I don't usually like to buy ripoffs but in this case I didn't realize that they were ripoffs until after I bought them.

I was looking for 120mm tires with a nice tread pattern to replace the RC4WD Super Swampers that I was running. So when I saw these AUSTAR AX-5020 tires I was impressed by the look.

And I really liked the look of the rims they were on. $30 for a set of 4, I couldn't say no. (Amazon has them for about $38 Click Here)
After I bought them I was looking around and found that the tires are copies of the new Proline Hyrax 1.9 tires and the rims are copies of Gmade's NR-02 wheel. Needless to say I saved a crap load of money buying the Chinese versions.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Chica and Chavez get a ride!

So I got tired of the molded in driver on the deadbolt so...

I cut him out and replaced him with a 6 inch figure.
I added one to the passenger seat too. I got them both at a local $5 and under store.
They are some of those wrestling figures. They fit perfect.

Chavez and Chica (at least that's the names they use now!) have themselves a nice off-roader to take them on all sorts of adventures. You see, Chavez and Chica are in the import/export transportation business. They move "Items" through less conventional methods usually avoiding customs, inspections, bills of lading and other such "Official Channels". This new vehicle will certainly be handy.

After I cut the original driver out I cut a small piece of lexan I had laying around and painted it black to fill in the hole left by the original driver. The steering wheel was one of the extra pieces that came with the Deadbolt.