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pantablo 11-24-2008 05:41 PM

THAT is beautiful!

"thumbsup"

jeremyc 11-24-2008 05:44 PM

looks awesome... i think i would leave it shiny.... it would really compliment the work you've done. "thumbsup"

alabamaman 11-24-2008 05:52 PM

WOW!!!! I just found this , your work is that of a master !!!!!!!! I wow I have no real words how could you even think to build that out of flat sheets ! how many hours total in this ?

F-150Highlift 11-24-2008 06:02 PM

So far about 30 hours total give or take a few. Once the body has all the paint work done, I am going to have to think about where it goes from there, shiney or weathered. That is why I used red oxide primer in case I take some off.

akguanja 11-24-2008 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pantablo (Post 1442582)
THAT is beautiful!

"thumbsup"

take it easy... i got dibs!

Jester666 11-25-2008 12:27 AM

outstanding. The paint job looks amazing. Thanks for sharing the pics

motorman1600 11-25-2008 11:43 PM

Your skills are amazing. What type of paint are you using?

F-150Highlift 11-26-2008 07:57 PM

paint has been all krylon for Home Depot. This is some shots that I took today, still have alot more detail work to do but It's almost there. Still can't decide on what finish to leave the body. Any input??

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...8/IMG_0401.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...8/IMG_0400.jpg

pantablo 11-26-2008 08:54 PM

that looks pretty glossy for rattle can paint. nice colors. I would vote for new, not weathered...

OlYelr 11-26-2008 11:26 PM

I vote weathered. "thumbsup"

Inclodneato 11-26-2008 11:36 PM

weathered! c`mon its a willys crawler gotta be weathered. ive been watching this build for awhile and i must say that is sooooo nice excellent craftsmanship and kudos to you sir!! "thumbsup"

ElChupoCabre 11-27-2008 01:55 AM

another vote for weathered................. "thumbsup"

scale808 11-27-2008 03:15 AM

"thumbsup"weathered is the only way a willy's should have been....i would have left it the primer red and i would have added rust spots....but thats only me...ALOHA!"thumbsup"

51WillysJeep 11-27-2008 08:38 AM

Awesome paint choice..!! My opinion... I'd say weather it, BUT don't go crazy doing it... slight rust here and there, and some of the paint beginning to "wear" away... ( possibly exposing some of that oxide primer...:lol:) that would look KILLER..!!! Sweet build man..!"thumbsup"

F-150Highlift 11-27-2008 12:14 PM

Yeah I like the weathere look too so it will stay this way for maybe the next week, I'm getting some scale accessories for it and will start aging it next weekend. I am not going to go overboard but primer coming through is a must, especially on the roof.

flatfender 11-27-2008 07:33 PM

mild weathering.
any possibility of lowering the body a bit? looks a little suspensiony to me.
gorgeous truck.

rcjeepbuilder 11-27-2008 09:02 PM

Weather that beast for sure!!!! Looks killer man You should be proud..

karlos 11-28-2008 12:27 PM

I like the restored look better. That's just too purdy to weather! What are you going to do for bumpers?

F-150Highlift 11-28-2008 12:55 PM

Yeah I am playing with some suspension ideas to try and lower it. I have been thinking of simple bumpers for it, maybe just round tube? I do like the western bumpers but would need to make them from steel.

500swmag 11-28-2008 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by F-150Highlift (Post 1448182)
Yeah I am playing with some suspension ideas to try and lower it. I have been thinking of simple bumpers for it, maybe just round tube? I do like the western bumpers but would need to make them from steel.

Absolutely awesome work.
I'm sure you have thought of this, but my vote would be go for the authentic look,
swap the springs for under sprung (axle over), just like the real willy's. Looks great so far.

Barrows 12-01-2008 07:05 PM

Looks great! I'd go for light weathering!"thumbsup"

F-150Highlift 12-01-2008 08:01 PM

Haven't been able to work on it lately but I did order another tranny plate from tamiya so I can try a mod I am thinking about. Should give me atleast another inch of clearance. I am thinking of using rock crushers too to give me a little more. Still waiting on the lights from a guy on here so i can get them mounted.

F-150Highlift 12-23-2008 04:48 PM

Got to work on it a but so I'm posting pics. Got the bumpers done, wanted them to look as stock as possible and I found some pics of a 52 willys that has bumpers like this. Finally got the headlights, added tailgate chains/mirrors/gas filler/willys logo on tailgate. Also added some scale accessories from proline. This thing kind of looked weird with the mud slingers so I added some rock crushers, think it looks way better and added GC to boot!

Got a "one off" highlift 3 speen in the works that should give it 2 more inches of GC. Right now it goes over whatever I want so it should be fine when the tranny is done. Took it out last week in the snow and it was awesome, unstoppable! Springs are finally starting to relaxe as well. Still might add some red RC4WD leafs though. What do you think?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...8/IMG_0713.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...8/IMG_0714.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...8/IMG_0715.jpg

akguanja 12-23-2008 04:51 PM

that thing is lookin sweet :D the proline stuff is just a fit on there.

i got my proline stuff today and its all a little big for my build unfortunatly....


- tre

F-150Highlift 12-23-2008 07:36 PM

Yeah the "Jerry Can" is a little small for me but the winch was perfect. Thanks for the compliments!

microgoat 12-24-2008 06:21 AM

Fantastic work "thumbsup"

clarkrw3 12-24-2008 08:05 AM

Just UNREAL!!!! Fantastic!

F-150Highlift 12-24-2008 01:24 PM

Yeah it's looking better than I thought. Still haven't gotten up the courage to weather the paint though, waiting until I get some road rash before I do it I think. I flipped it once the other day and the body held up great, not even a scratch.

gmjracer 12-24-2008 06:19 PM

this should be in production

hairba11 12-24-2008 07:05 PM

absolutely wonderfull, glad to see it up and running.

F-150Highlift 12-25-2008 12:05 AM

I did finally get ahold of a guy that can make a resin mold of it, the type of plastic models are made out of. I am tempted to send it to him.

flatfender 12-25-2008 09:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by F-150Highlift (Post 1492369)
I did finally get ahold of a guy that can make a resin mold of it, the type of plastic models are made out of. I am tempted to send it to him.

do not resist temptation.
let us know when they're available, I want one.
if you can, have the cab and bed molded seperately.

F-150Highlift 02-04-2009 04:06 PM

Made some more updates to this, will post some pics tonight.

Blind 02-04-2009 05:21 PM

amazing build, and +1 on getting molds made, that body is awesome!

wbillylee03 02-04-2009 05:47 PM

Wow! I am not worthy to even gaze upon this masterpiece. Incredible skills.

badBKO 02-04-2009 06:09 PM

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:shock:"thumbsup"

REDDEATH 02-04-2009 06:51 PM

Man you are a styrene god, that is some awesome work dude!!!"thumbsup""thumbsup"

Sinagua 02-04-2009 07:55 PM

What a masterpiece! Do you cringe when you take it outside to drive it around? I know that I would... all of the time and energy into creating such a great body. Way cool!

cato 02-04-2009 11:25 PM

Killer build...."thumbsup" like those tires much better than the mudders...8)

F-150Highlift 02-05-2009 11:09 AM

The first time I flipped it, I thought OH CRAP! but it really didn't bother it, it broke one mirror off so I replaced the mirror anchors in steel instead of the plastic I had at first. My camera was on the fritz last night so I will try to get the pics today.


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