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wingnutcrawler 02-08-2013 08:24 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 05:14 PM

Re: 1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build
 
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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 07:46 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 04:05 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 05:06 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 08:19 PM

Re: 1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build
 
anybody?

Jeepster13 04-08-2013 09:43 AM

Re: 1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build
 
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 12:10 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 09:29 PM

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

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 01:41 PM

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thanks BigSki!

Mike Flea 04-27-2013 08:01 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 09:02 AM

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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 07:17 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 03:29 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 10:45 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 10:54 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 07-13-2014 11:07 PM

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 08:20 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 03:51 PM

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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 08:51 PM

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Thanks John!


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