Demon | Trampa MBS Hybrid | Atom 95X Core | Mini Vertigo Trucks | EZRun MAX6 ESC 160a | Dual 8072 Leopard 220KV Motors | 2x Kaly Motor Mounts | 4x HRB 7.4v 6000mAh Lipo Battery 2S 60C 120C

Decided to commit myself to a very creative project. I’m kind of excited but not sure how it will turn out. I’ve decided to start working on it now so hopefully it will be done by early spring. So wish me luck and I hope y’all enjoy the ride.

https://psychotiller.com/product/vedder-switch

MBS Atom 95X Core Mountain Board Deck https://m.ebay.com/itm/MBS-ATOM-Mountain-Board-Atom-95X-F-SKATEBOARD-Off-Road-TIRES-07755-LOCAL-PICKUP/302330143279?hash=item466447e22f:g:r7gAAOSwfpVZKbCy

Trampa Mini Vertigo Trucks

EZRun MAX6 ESC 160a https://m.ebay.com/itm/Hobbywing-EZRun-MAX6-160A-V3-Brushless-ESC-Traxxas-XO-1-E-Revo-EZRun-MAX6-V3/132106078505?hash=item1ec222c929:g:xT4AAOSwx6pYr5LW

Dual 8072 Leopard 220KV Motors

2x Kaly Motor Mounts

10AWG Silicone Wire

T-Plug Connectors

5mm Bullet Connectors https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.ca%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F132330300724

Flat Head Metric Threaded Blind Rivet Nut Insert Rivnut Nutsert Screw

M4 Threaded Type D Wood Insert Nut

M4-0.7 Flat Head Countersunk Socket Cap https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F121989950894

M4 Aluminum Alloy Countersunk Head Washers https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F112378289291

4x HRB 7.4v 6000mAh Lipo Battery 2s 60c 120c https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F272808818587

Carbon Fiber Twill https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F322348934357

Epoxy Resin https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F112607034359

Polymat 797 Hi-Temp Heavy Duty Spray Adhesive

Electric Case https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F372066787969

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Curious to see what you come up with. I have the exact same board but all I have found time to do so far is take it apart. Motor mounts are the only real challenging part, me thinks.

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Yeah, I took mine apart about 5 months ago. I’ve had the board for almost a year and just decided to start work on it. Been waiting for all the supplies to come in. I’m still waiting on a few others, but I think if I start now I’ll have it ready by the summer. Maybe before then but I’m giving myself some room for changes if need be.

Using 2 Jack in the Box style hamburger baskets to make my Enclosure. Will be cutting the ends off of each one to make one long basket. Then cover basket with carbon fiber.

I use a razor to cut off the raisers on the bottom of the baskets to make the enclosures smooth

The enclosure will be 20" long

I taped the two enclosures together.

I sandpapered the inside of the two cut enclosures so I can epoxy them together.

After the epoxy totally dries. I peel off the tape

Then I line the holes of the basket with Scotch tape. So when I lay the epoxy, the epoxy won’t seep through and cause to many indentions on the enclosure. Indentions will slightly happen, but it won’t be so noticable. Actually for me it gives my creation a little style.

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Very interested in seeing process and end result for this…will help me decide on my own diy CF endeavor :wink:

That’s a very thin lip btw, are you going to extend it with cf/fg?

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@scepterr When I lay the carbon fiber over the basket. It will automatically give extra lip and surface. Then when I lay the epoxy it will again give extra lip, surface and strength. It will be well secure. I’ve done it to previous products.

Here are a few tutorial videos to help if needed.

There is no one way to hand lay carbon fiber. I’ve tried many different processes. I’ve had many hit and misses. This is one of the ways that works for me. As I go forward I’m always trying to do something new. If you decide you want to try. Don’t get discouraged. You also may discover something new. If so, we hope you share.

I use Polymat heavy duty automotive headliner adhesive to cling the Carbon Fiber clothe to the two piece hamburger basket.

After you spray, smooth and secure the carbon fiber to the bottom side of the enclosure, when you feel it’s all tacky and secure. Flip it over and spray the edges and fold the carbon fiber inside till smooth. Cut off excess carbon fiber.

Now that the Polymat heavy duty adhesive is dry. I will tape the edges of the board to not get epoxy on it when I lay the resin. Screw the carbon fiber covered hamburger basket to the board in the center on either side so you can get the curveture of the board to match the basket. Mix your resin and put a thin coat over your basket and allow to dry. Different resins very so allow to dry according to the directions of the type off resin you use. Try not to get resin in the screws. You will have to unscrew when the resin dries.

This is the type of resin I use. Bar Top resin. It is an easy 1to1 measurement ratio. With this you can’t go wrong. But you can use any type of resin you like. I prefer this kind for what I do.

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Jack approves this build

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I used acitone to ruff up the existing paint. Painted both sides of the board black. When I lay the carbon fiber, if the fibers happen to distort or stretch where the board may get exposed. The black will show instead on the wierd paint that came on the deck initially.

Cut the Carbon Fiber the length of the board, enough to wrap around the edges, so when you spray the Polymat heavy duty adhesive you have enough to spare without distorting the pattern.

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Mad skills, you turn the ordinary into something extraordinary ! This enclosure base is super idea too, easy base to work on. I bet with some cuts on the edges it can be made “sleeker”. Thank you for the tip !

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@Vanarian Thanks, I have another enclosure I’m working on as well to fit 18650s. I’ll post that enclosure when I get ready to lay it up. This enclosure is for 2s hard case lipos.

Lay one thin coat of resin over deck and allow to set and cure.

In the meantime, while the board is curing. I’ll start on the enclosure for ESC and additional batteries. I will use a clip board and 3 electronic enclosures.

I used the electronic control case to measure my hex pattern. Took a straight edge to mark the perimeter.

Used and drill to mark my points.

Used a rotary tool to cut my pattern.

Then I took another clip board and did the exact same thing.

I sandwiched the electronic control cases in between my hex pattern cut outs to get the height. Took the remnant of the clip board and measured a strip to match the height of the case. Cut the strip and cut it to match each side of the control case.

Take a 1/2 by 1/2 strip of wood or plastic and cut 6 pieces to match the height of the case. These will not be permanent just use those to stabilize the case in epoxying the sides to the case. Screw them on all points of the case. Drill a hole on either side of each post to not split the posts. Then screw the case together. Now remember in this part of the process. Only epoxy the bottom side of the sides. One side is the case. The other is the lid. It’s just screwed together to stabilize. If you can do it another way, that’s fine. This was the easiest way for me.

Now that the epoxy is dry. I can unscrew the top part off. And start the carbon fiber process. Do to the electronic control case just like the enclosure. The process is the exact same way.

As you can see I removed the posts before I rapped the enclosure.

Now that the deck is cured I can cut off excess carbon fiber and sand the deck.

Here are a few pieces that will be on this rig. I’m doing an extra enclosure for 18650s so I will have two different enclosures to choose from.

Lay a thin layer of resin on carbon fiber covered plant tray and hex enclosure. Make sure you don’t get resin in screws.

I let hex enclosure set for 4 hours. It is now very tacky. I wrap another layer of carbon fiber around it.

Put another thin layer of resin on the hex enclosure.

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Make a new post! I don’t get notified every time you edit this one :frowning:

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FaSho, thanks for the interest. I know there will be a lot of steps, so I was trying to keep the post to a minimum. But for your case I will try to keep you updated as much as possible. Thanks for the support.

Now that the case is curred, I can rotor out the excess carbon fiber.

Peel off the folded sides of the lid.

Get another clipboard, cut the same size and shape of lid.

I had to carve edge’s of enclosure top to make sure top fits snug. Will cut another hex pattern inside of Encloser top, then epoxy to top of enclosure.

I put holes on the top center of each piece to remind me what position each piece belongs. They will end up being covered up when I add additional layers of epoxy later.

Paint the pieces black. Make sure you don’t get paint on carbon fiber.

Cut a section of clip from the used piece that was left over. Enough to cover the base and support truck screws for extra stability.

Take the section of clip board that was cut for the inside of Encloser and measure for truck screws.

Drill 4 holes for 5m truck screws in measured areas. Make sure holes match up before setting clipboard section with epoxy.

Paint section of clipboard that you epoxied to enclosure base. Lay a thin layer of epoxy inside of Encloser. Fit hex cut lid to top of case. Then lay a thin layer of epoxy on top of lid.

Let epoxy set for 3 to 4 hours or for how long your epoxy directions suggests for your resin to get tacky. Then lay your section of carbon fiber over top of Encloser and bottom of the lid of the base. Press and smooth carbon fiber till secure. Then put another thin layer of epoxy resin on carbon fiber. Allow to cure for at least 12 hours.

Trim, file and sand excess carbon fiber off of the enclosure.

Put another layer of resin on carbon fiber enclosure and allow to set.

Once all pieces have dried, set and cured. Sand all pieces to desired expectations.

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what did I say about editing posts :dizzy_face:

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Thanks for the major love. I have so many pics and steps. It would be majorly redundant to keep posting after every step. I’m not going anywhere. Just check on me. I’m always editing past posts anyway. If you haven’t looked at some of my past posts. You will see I’ve added new stuff to those as well. I’m still adding info to them now. But thanks for the respect.

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Have you had any receiver issues being encased in CF?(on previous builds) Receiver range testing on this build would be interesting too

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When it comes to receivers and cf. I extend the receiver antenna outside the enclosure. But on this build, the receiver will be housed in one of the three electronic cases that will be installed on the cf electronic enclosure.

Now that I have sanded all parts of this rig. I’ll put on another layer of resin. And allow to sit for a day.

Now that the resin has cured, it’s time to trench a channel on the back half of the deck, from the middle to the middle of the rear trucks. Not to wide, just enough to allow wires to fit snug.

Cut enough 10awg wire to reach either side. Tuck in channel.

Once wires are tucked and secure. Seal with loctite 5min epoxy.

Cover exposed wire with painters tape.

Cover carbon fiber side of board with painters tape.

Paint top side of deck black.

Once paint is totally dry, lay carbon fiber twill.

Turn over electronic enclosure and lay a thin layer of resin.

After layer of fresh carbon fiber has set. Lay a thin layer of resin.

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Bro, thats some really good DIY here! You´re really putting some love in that thing. And cool to share all the pics of your work. I think that helps a lot of people including me who haven´t worked with CF before. Keep posting :wink:

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Thanks @TarzanHBK. I’ve always done crafty projects during my times. Whether it’s wood work, arts and crafts or automotive body work. Wanted to show my skills where it’s best. I enjoy sharing. I hope anyone who likes this thread, gets some creative ideas and returns the favor. :grinning:

Cut off excess carbon fiber.

Sanded deck and electronic controller enclosure to my specifications.

Laying another thin layer of resin on carbon fiber.

All pieces are ready to setup.

Not satisfied with enclosure. Taping edges of deck to lay another thin layer of resin.

Tape small electronic enclosure for holes for screws and slots for wires.

Drill hole on bottom of electronic controller for wire from deck to go through.

Mount and attach case controller to deck.

Install mini cases and electronics on lid. I place two sided tape on cases to retain position while drilling holes so cases won’t slip. I already drilled holes in the corners of each case for M4 x 30mm screws. 2 of the 3 cases is one side up and the other case is one side down.

I marked a dot on three of the sides of the lid for M4 screws to attach lid to case.

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Wow this is so fuckin nice. Good job. And that double sided tape your using is no good. Use loctite or 3m heavy duty

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Thanks for the advice, but the tape is just temporary. If you look closely, you will see four holes in the corner of the cases. I’ll be using M4 x 30mm flat head hex screws with red beveled washers with riveted nuts coming up from under the lid. Good looking out. :grinning:

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What size are those 3 electronic enclosures?, can yall link to the ones you used, i really like the way the max6 slot into those boxes, nice work as well by the way looking forward to the results…

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