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KMS 05-28-2011 09:01 PM

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Here's a few pics of my willy's ,,Still waiting on some parts,I have never been so impatient on a build in my life,want this thing running ,Still alot to do and a few things to change ,but getting closer,,Robert

ZoSo 06-01-2011 11:29 AM

looks great....your gonna love crawling this beast!

Tommy R 06-01-2011 11:56 AM

Y'all have convinced me to build one of these things. I'm picking up a project from here on RCC and can't wait to get started on it! :mrgreen:

KMS 06-01-2011 07:21 PM

Sorry for Jackin your thread ,,I just am excited about building this thing ,And would also thank everybody for postin there Willy's, It has helped me alot with building my own, Willy's... I will start my own post ,,KMS

Liighthead 06-10-2011 12:45 AM

are those shock/arm link's alright being just bolted to the plastic?

nice rig subscribed for more (:

ZoSo 06-12-2011 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Liighthead (Post 3134407)
are those shock/arm link's alright being just bolted to the plastic?

nice rig subscribed for more (:

300 hours and still working

calikingcrawler 06-12-2011 03:09 PM

Finally got the good GI jeep version. Build coming soon.:mrgreen:

Erin 06-12-2011 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by calikingcrawler (Post 3137803)
Finally got the good GI jeep version. Build coming soon.:mrgreen:

Where did you find it? All i have been seeing are the ones w no steering. Approx price?

calikingcrawler 06-12-2011 07:56 PM

Got it from a fellow rcc member for $50. Great price after seeing them go for over $100 on fleabay. But if someone has the older ones with no chassis or steering for the right price. I'll take em. I figured out a pretty sweet chassis for them.

Tommy R 06-14-2011 01:56 PM

Just out of curiosity, what kind of weight are most of your rigs? I'm guessing with a cage and a driver, they're well over 10 lbs? I'm trying to gauge what kind of foams I may need for this pig. :ror:

BigSki 06-15-2011 11:40 AM

Mine weighs in at 15 lbs! I'm using the stock foams in the RokLox without any issues.

Tommy R 06-15-2011 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by BigSki (Post 3142772)
Mine weighs in at 15 lbs! I'm using the stock foams in the RokLox without any issues.

Whoa! That's more than I expected. No wonder motors are prone to overheating in these things. :ror: I always thought RC4WD foams were pretty useless considering how overly stiff they are, but maybe this is their true calling! I'm glad I kept some of those foams now. "thumbsup"

ZoSo 06-15-2011 05:35 PM

2 memory foams in each tire for me ...works great

KMS 06-15-2011 11:04 PM

David This is my thought .....http://www.crawlerinnovations.com/in...mart&Itemid=63
Then put these on the ,,outside,, inside ,,of each tire ,,,http://www.crawlerinnovations.com/in...mart&Itemid=63
This is what I have planned to do soft centers for straight up,, hard walls for side hilling ,,What you think,,,Robert "thumbsup"
OOP'S ,,,,,soft out side ,,,firm inside ,,on the dual stage foams ,,Wrong link on the first link ,Didnt get much sleep last night gun shots from the front of the house ,,,You have to go to the kms post to see what Iam talking about ,,,LOL

wingnutcrawler 07-29-2011 11:54 PM

did you use solid rod or brake line for the cage and bumpers? thanks in advance carl

KMS 07-30-2011 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by wingnutcrawler (Post 3209081)
did you use solid rod or brake line for the cage and bumpers? thanks in advance carl

Brake line ,,Worked for me ,,"thumbsup"

wingnutcrawler 08-01-2011 10:55 PM

thanks kms, gonna try a little brazing myself. it's only been since jr high. lol:lmao:

ZoSo 08-02-2011 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by wingnutcrawler (Post 3209081)
did you use solid rod or brake line for the cage and bumpers? thanks in advance carl

tube works best...try using a few different diameters ..adds a little
something

stroker613 01-21-2012 07:53 PM

Re: 1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build
 
How would wraith axles and drive train work on one of these?

ZoSo 01-23-2012 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by stroker613 (Post 3521596)
How would wraith axles and drive train work on one of these?

Here's one:

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/large...49-wr-eep.html

wingnutcrawler 02-08-2013 09:24 PM

Re: 1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build
 
maybe this has been discussed but i hadnt seen it. how are you guys holding your hoods down?

Big Mike 02-10-2013 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by wingnutcrawler (Post 4169957)
maybe this has been discussed but i hadnt seen it. how are you guys holding your hoods down?

Rare earth magnets. Small but powerful...

wingnutcrawler 02-12-2013 08:46 PM

Re: 1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build
 
cool , thats what i was thinking. was going to put them in the front stand offs where the screws went into the hood , then a steel piece in the protruding piece for the hood. thanks for the reply big mike.

BigSki 02-13-2013 05:05 PM

Re: 1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build
 
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Originally Posted by wingnutcrawler (Post 4177188)
cool , thats what i was thinking. was going to put them in the front stand offs where the screws went into the hood , then a steel piece in the protruding piece for the hood. thanks for the reply big mike.

Exactly how I did them on my Orange Jeep. The hood has never popped open during any of the roll-overs.

wingnutcrawler 02-15-2013 06:06 PM

Re: 1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build
 
thanks guys! my other question involves the dash and top. after cutting off the hood there is only one original mounting point for it. are you guys adding one one each side where it comes down and meets the body? thank carl

wingnutcrawler 04-04-2013 09:19 PM

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anybody?

Jeepster13 04-08-2013 10:43 AM

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The TLT brackets are no longer available, they stopped making them. Anyone have any suggestions for easy link mounts? I've looked for ideas in Tractor Supply and the local Ace hardware and I cant find anything that would be easy to use.

warriorsimi 04-08-2013 01:10 PM

Re: 1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build
 
i think there was someone on here that made some out of alluminum c channel drill your hole or holes cut and file it to desired shape.

BigSki 04-09-2013 10:29 PM

Re: 1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build
 
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Originally Posted by wingnutcrawler (Post 4182587)
thanks guys! my other question involves the dash and top. after cutting off the hood there is only one original mounting point for it. are you guys adding one one each side where it comes down and meets the body? thank carl

Sorry I missed your question. I used the one original mounting "post" in the center of the dash, the edges of the dash have small tabs that lock it into the sides of the cowl area, plus once the hood gets hinged and re-attached when you close the hood it helps keep everything in alignment.

wingnutcrawler 04-11-2013 02:41 PM

Re: 1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build
 
thanks BigSki!

Mike Flea 04-27-2013 09:01 PM

Re: 1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build
 
In Zoso's video's the steering wheels and the dolls arms were moving with the direction of the steering, how was that done?

Big Mike 05-28-2013 10:02 AM

Re: 1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build
 
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Originally Posted by Mike Flea (Post 4298026)
In Zoso's video's the steering wheels and the dolls arms were moving with the direction of the steering, how was that done?

To put it in short terms you are connecting a slave servo to the steering servo with a "Y" harness, mounting said servo under the dash somehow, then tying the servo arm to another arm on the end of the steering wheel shaft. The slave servo follows the steering servo via the "Y" harness, and the mechanical linkage moves the steering wheel shaft and makes the wheel "turn". Loosen up the joints in the driver dolls arm(s) and attach the hand(s) to the wheel rim and you're done.

cut-and-paste from build thread...

"So a couple hours of cutting, filing, drilling, tweaking, brazing, polishing and painting gets us a 1:6th copy of the old J.C. Whitney "chrome-and-foam" steering wheel...

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/...vin/wheel1.jpg

Much more stylish. And a more appropriate size. She's a lot happier with this wheel.

3/16" brakeline, bent to shape around a large bearing. The center is 1/16" sheet steel."

ZoSo 07-01-2013 08:17 PM

Re: 1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build
 
Thanks Mike for answering questions
here's the steering wheel set up

http://www3.picturepush.com/photo/a/...40/2971971.jpg

http://www1.picturepush.com/photo/a/...40/2972029.jpg

BigSki 07-02-2013 04:29 PM

Re: 1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build
 
My setup in the orange Jeep is like the one ZoSo uses. If you read through the build thread for my orange Jeep, I showed step by step how I made the steering wheel, column and linkages. I used a full size servo, the micro ones just didn't hold up for me.

ZoSo 07-14-2013 11:45 AM

Re: 1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BigSki (Post 4383386)
My setup in the orange Jeep is like the one ZoSo uses. If you read through the build thread for my orange Jeep, I showed step by step how I made the steering wheel, column and linkages. I used a full size servo, the micro ones just didn't hold up for me.

I agree... I use a MG645 for the steering wheel

Melhugg 03-16-2014 11:54 PM

Re: 1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build
 
so is any1 making the steering wheel for sell i would love to have 1

rcfishhunt 07-14-2014 12:07 AM

I'm working on building up a 21st century toys jeep. Been working on it a few months now. I'm building a chassis out of steel. I'll post pics

Mike Flea 07-02-2015 09:20 PM

Re: 1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build
 
What width axle wideners for an scx10 axle to equal the width of an ar60?

stelerzman 08-06-2015 04:51 PM

Re: 1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build
 
Thay would have to be at least 1" long on both sides.
AR 60's are 9.5" pin to pin
AX 10 are 7.25" pin to pin.

Mike Flea 08-06-2015 09:51 PM

Re: 1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build
 
Thanks John!


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