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    Default lilbrett's $100 or less Jato 3.3

    I figured I'd put my build thread here being as it's for the April build off, after this it will be getting a real build.
    I first started with a Jato 3.3 roller that I got for $40 from Craigslist. I then added the 3.3 that was on a T-Maxx that was given to me. I was having a problem with the exhaust staying on because I only had a spare one from my Rustler and the Jato has a different header, I was just going to get the correct one from E-Bay but I fixed it with plastic zipties (hopefully bonus points for a ler total cost). I think I'm going with a sandrail/side-by-side theme, a buddy of mine is a mini trucker so he has a good bit of scrap metal for a cage and body panels. Right now I have a running Jato 3.3 with some 1/8" metal rod and 22g metal sheets, I plan on heading over to my buddy's house to see if we can find some aluminum to save on the weight.

    Cost:

    Jato Roller - $40
    3.3 Engine - $0
    Sheet Metal/ Rods - $8 (I may be able to return this after I check my buddy's house)

    Total - $48

    $58 left to spend, I plan on returning the metal I purchased and keeping it at $40.

    Here are some pics, I will grab some with the 3.3 installed.

    How I got it













    After a teardown and bath:

    Brett

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    Default Re: lilbrett's $100 or less Jato 3.3

    Here's a couple with the engine mounted and my first mock up for the cage/body. To mount it in the rear I just pulled the hinge pin and slid the rod in, perfect fit, I'm still not sure if I will mount it like that or not and I'm still working the front.



    Brett

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    Default Re: lilbrett's $100 or less Jato 3.3

    Nice Jato for that price...

    Mine is at the limit....
    Just shelf it... GET THE OTHER TRUCK DUMMY...

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    Default Re: lilbrett's $100 or less Jato 3.3

    Thanks man. Yea, I couldn't pass it up when I saw it and then this little build off started so it was pretty good timing. I need to look through my spare tires because I don't think the Anacondas will really go with the look.
    Brett

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    Default Re: lilbrett's $100 or less Jato 3.3

    Yea,the tires on mine dont either,I was wanting roadrage,but it is not in this builds budget...
    Just shelf it... GET THE OTHER TRUCK DUMMY...

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