Monday , 14 October 2019

Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 8 – Final Steps | CompetitionX

Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 8 – Final Steps | CompetitionX

Wrapping up the Tamiya CC-02 build, we’ll be installing the front and rear bumper, body mounts and wheels and tires. Again, the body wasn’t quite done for this build so we’ll be skipping that until a later time.

Build Notes:
While the kit says not to glue the wheels to the tires, I find that they fall off a lot less if they are glued. CA glue is the way to go, just be careful with it!
Step 1:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 8 – Final Steps | CompetitionX
Assemble the front bumper…
Step 2:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 8 – Final Steps | CompetitionX
…and attach it to the CC-02.
Step 3:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 8 – Final Steps | CompetitionX
Assemble the rear bumper.
Step 4:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 8 – Final Steps | CompetitionX
Key the rear bumper to the aluminum frame rails. Bend down the plastic quick-release battery tray and slide the rear bumper into place.

Tamiya has provided this optional quick-release function but I can only imagine it working if you had a body that didn’t have a back to it.

Step 5:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 8 – Final Steps | CompetitionX
Fit the tires to the wheels. As mentioned before, the manual states not to glue them together, but that just doesn’t make sense to me. I say do it.
Step 6:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 8 – Final Steps | CompetitionX
Press a bearing onto the front axle, then insert a 10mm pin into the hole in the axle. Slide and key the plastic wheel hex to the pin.

Attach the tire and secure with the 4mm flange lock nut. Complete both sides.

Step 7:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 8 – Final Steps | CompetitionX
Moving to the rear, slide a 10mm pin into the hole in the axle followed by the plastic wheel hex (key this to that pin).

Attach the tire and secure with the 4mm flange lock nut. Complete both sides.

Step 8:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 8 – Final Steps | CompetitionX
Attach the front body mounts.
Step 9:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 8 – Final Steps | CompetitionX
Attach the rear body mounts.
Step 10:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 8 – Final Steps | CompetitionX
Last, but not least, install the rear body mount support.

And that’s it – you’ve completed the build of your Tamiya CC-02 chassis! All that’s left is to wrap up the body and you’re ready to hit the trails!

Use the links below to follow each step.
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Opening Page
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 1 – Transmission
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 2 – Chassis
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 3 – Driveshafts
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 4 – Front Axle
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 5 – Rear Axle
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 6 – Shocks
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 7 – Electronics
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 8 – Final Steps

About Tony Phalen

Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 25 years. He has raced everything from 1:18th scale trucks to 1:5 scale motorcycles and everything in-between. He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; working at and with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and has transferred that knowledge to CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet! More articles by Tony Phalen

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