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The Barracuda. This is my final entry for the Apocalypse Vehicle contest. The truck/car category.

The 360 degree spin:





















This is a rough and tumble vehicle built for any terrain.



It features my new sideways suspension system. (Tutorial here) I added another set of shocks to make it stiffer.



Closer view of suspension.



Rocks? This thing eats rocks like a 'coon eats trash.



With the new awesome suspension, this vehicle has roughly 5-6 studs of travel.



The rear suspension is my rubberband pull up idea. Also featured in previous mentioned tutorial. I mounted an M motor in each of the suspension "arms" this eliminates any need for universals.





Features a four barrel turret. (computer guided)



One passenger seat and on the side of the vehicle razor sharp "teeth" to shred anything.



The driver's side.



The front view of the amazing travel. Also two white spikes protrude out of the front for zombie skewering fun!



The Barracuda actually tilts when it turns enabling it to handle corners faster.



It also has two high power lights on the top of the frame. To 'luminate 'em dark places.



Thanks for looking!



Comments

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  March 18, 2014
Wow! Very functional machine. I like how you built the rear-wheel drive. Good work!
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  June 10, 2012
Impressive!
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  June 10, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  May 6, 2012
Clever engineering skills on display here, Dude! Wicked!
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  April 20, 2012
Wonderful creation! The suspension looks very nice! How well does it run? 5/5 -LB Jr.
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  April 20, 2012
Great creation! I'm really interested in how the rear wheel suspension works. THe turret on the roof looks very good. 5/5 :-)
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  April 18, 2012
Quoting 2ror ornot2ror Cool! This thing is gnarly lookin'! I like the term 'Luminate 'em dark places. Did you know that Ingmar Spijkhoven added a new lego creation? I think the sidewys independent suspension is called cantilever suspension. The cantilevers are pushed by push rods coming from the bottom a arms. Then as the a arms move up the pushrods push the cantilevers which push the shocks. Any ways, nice build!
Thanks! I saw his new truck. Pretty cool stuff. AH thanks for the name. That sounds right.
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  April 18, 2012
Cool! This thing is gnarly lookin'! I like the term 'Luminate 'em dark places. Did you know that Ingmar Spijkhoven added a new lego creation? I think the sidewys independent suspension is called cantilever suspension. The cantilevers are pushed by push rods coming from the bottom a arms. Then as the a arms move up the pushrods push the cantilevers which push the shocks. Any ways, nice build!
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  April 18, 2012
Very awesome ride! I don't know a lot about technics but this is an absolutely billiant piece of work :-)
George Staples
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Chris Melby
  April 17, 2012
Way COOL! the rear drive is wicked, and the over-all build is just fantastic, I bet it is gnarly when you clutch on of the rear drives and use the steering too, like a farm tractor! NICE
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  April 17, 2012
Quoting Chris Melby Way COOL! the rear drive is wicked, and the over-all build is just fantastic, I bet it is gnarly when you clutch on of the rear drives and use the steering too, like a farm tractor! NICE
Thanks Chris! That would be cool, but I put both drive motors on the same receiver channel. Also thanks to everyone for commenting. I didn't think the suspension mounted motors would be liked so much. :) Thanks!
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  April 17, 2012
Awesome work, very clever suspension with the integrated motors!
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  April 17, 2012
score=4
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  April 17, 2012
The idea of putting motors in the suspension arms is very clever.
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  April 17, 2012
Wow very cool the suspension is awesome I never thought to mount the motors in the suspension arms. Awesome Moc 5-5.
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  April 17, 2012
Amazing build, I love how you put independent motors on the actual suspension! I would love to see a video of this in action!
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  April 17, 2012
perfect design ..
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  April 17, 2012
Excellent build and design. I love how you have mounted the motors on the rear wheels - very clever.
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  April 17, 2012
Awesome! This thing beats all the entries I've seen so far! 5/5
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  April 17, 2012
Quoting Jon Treasure Sorry George about that. I get that part:) but when I connect the motor to the frame it turns the wheels when it pivots. Sorry being hassle :/
Ok cool, now we're on the same page. :) your fine. You can either have the motor mount to the axle base, or have it pivot a little, just enough to keep the steering straight when the suspension goes up or down.
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  April 17, 2012
Sorry George about that. I get that part:) but when I connect the motor to the frame it turns the wheels when it pivots. Sorry being hassle :/
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  April 17, 2012
Very nice George! I love your suspension! By the way I'm having big troubles attaching steering on a pendular suspension on my tractor and trial truck. Is there any other in depth tutorials on how to do it? Or could You maybee make one? Anyways great vehicle 5/5
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  April 16, 2012
Quoting Jon Treasure Very nice George! I love your suspension! By the way I'm having big troubles attaching steering on a pendular suspension on my tractor and trial truck. Is there any other in depth tutorials on how to do it? Or could You maybee make one? Anyways great vehicle 5/5
Thanks Jon! The easiest way to attach the steering with pendular suspension is to make the steering shaft, the pivot of the suspension. I'm actually thinking about making some steering tutorials. If you need some help, just ask.
 
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