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ZoSo 04-18-2010 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by pigeonfarmboy (Post 2410946)
Cool write-up Dave!

thanks Nathan

Badmuthatrucker 06-16-2010 11:54 PM

This is bad, really bad... I'm having the "Do wants (to make)" in chronic proportions :-o

Zod Rhombus 06-20-2010 09:14 PM

This may have to be my next project.

greenrent 10-04-2010 10:37 PM

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greenrent 10-07-2010 02:21 AM

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ZoSo 10-09-2010 12:07 PM

soon we will have the cages, stingers and rock sliders for sale
.....as well as ARTR and RTR GI Joe Willys....
I'll post up when and where, they will be available.

Thanks

mdwest13 11-08-2010 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by crawler_king (Post 1701028)
Very cool thanks for posting up the step by step conversion.. that rocks!
Now to go and find me a nice Willys over on fleabay..."thumbsup"

you made a very nice truck

neillarson 11-08-2010 09:36 AM

I am hooked on these to, I have 2 bodies, one is the GI Joe with trailer and the other is the Ultimate Fighting Jeep. I am going to make the GI Joe into a full 4 link, SCX 10 based CJ2A scaler and the Ultimate is going to be a 1947 CJ2A Military with the GI Joe traier painted to match.

uglysami 11-18-2010 04:26 PM

sweet i am looking for a willys toy now

Lobonyc 02-04-2011 12:30 PM

Man, this is a nice build.

i just checked out your videos on youttube and was impressed with your rust effect.

if i didn't see you painting rust on the plastic i would have sworn it was all metal.

ZoSo 02-07-2011 10:18 AM

Just sold our first RTR Willys on RCPcrawlers.com
keep an :shock: eye out for the next RTR Build
cages stingers sliders bumpers and steering wheels are online

kuatto 03-20-2011 11:55 PM

I signed up for the social site but still haven't been able to view any of the willy builds,my registration authorization is taking weeks,not sure whats going on?I am interested in a few links posted but you have to be a registered member.:???:

ZoSo 04-20-2011 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by kuatto (Post 2997315)
I signed up for the social site but still haven't been able to view any of the willy builds,my registration authorization is taking weeks,not sure whats going on?I am interested in a few links posted but you have to be a registered member.:???:

glad to see you made over on SoCalRCRC.org
sold the 2nd ARTR Willys..... working on the next one

Tommy R 05-17-2011 12:24 PM

I'm getting the itch to build one of these monsters, but I'm curious if anyone has documented the various Jeeps that are available? I see several GI Joe Jeeps, but some are much more detailed than others. I also see some made by Dragon and Hasbro. Not sure, but it appears the Dragons may have the most detail? I'm looking for a Willys, but mine won't be military style.

Can anyone shed some light on the differences among these Jeeps and which ones are preferred....any why? I'd sure appreciate it! :)

KMS 05-21-2011 06:57 PM

I bought a Willy's jeep from onlyinajeepxj ,from the classified section ,best 20.00 bucks I have ever spent joining this site for crawler parts and tech,,I am on pins and needles waitin on mine to show up so I can get started on it ,Going to be lookin for some parts for it ,I have a dilema do I tear apart a good ax10 to build it or looks for parts ,,,,KMS

ZoSo 05-23-2011 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Tommy R (Post 3097282)
I'm getting the itch to build one of these monsters, but I'm curious if anyone has documented the various Jeeps that are available? I see several GI Joe Jeeps, but some are much more detailed than others. I also see some made by Dragon and Hasbro. Not sure, but it appears the Dragons may have the most detail? I'm looking for a Willys, but mine won't be military style.

Can anyone shed some light on the differences among these Jeeps and which ones are preferred....any why? I'd sure appreciate it! :)

the Dragons have the most detail but are wider at the front wheel wells
... than the GI Joe Hasbro 2001-2003 Willys.... the wider front makes
steering and shock placement tougher, but they can be done.
the GI Joe is the easiest build...pretty much just cut and bolt to the
existing plastic frame and body. good luck

KMS 05-23-2011 06:05 PM

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ZoSo is this the one you are talking about ,,,KMS

ZoSo 05-24-2011 09:10 AM

that's the one.....just a little cutting and drilling ....You'll be crawling in no time.

Tommy R 05-24-2011 11:15 AM

Thanks very much for the info! So it looks like I need an early 2000 GI Joe Jeep. I assume the old and new GI Joe Jeeps are all made by Hasbro? Obviously, the older ones are way less detailed, though.

BigSki 05-24-2011 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by KMS (Post 3106800)
ZoSo is this the one you are talking about ,,,KMS

Get busy building it! You will have more fun than you ever thought possible with these Jeeps, they never get old or boring. You can take the level of detailing as far as you wish to or just enjoy running the heck out of it on rocks and dirt.


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