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ZoSo 03-25-2009 10:01 PM

1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build
 
This is a very simple build
Very low geared .... for lifelike crawling

http://www2.picturepush.com/photo/a/...mg/1523730.jpg

http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/...mg/3734503.jpg


LINK to Rebuild thread:
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/large-scale-rigs/230650-zoso-willys-rebuild.html


photos

http://rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=167942

Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O76MTz2kTE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TYIy1OB1Y8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pc5dSj5gy4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXAXeOb2uvw

RCP CRAWLERS Willys Armor
https://rcpcrawlers.com/home.php?cat=51

crawler_king 03-25-2009 10:44 PM

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"

KNUCKLED 03-30-2009 04:16 PM

Very cool flattie, i am bidding on a few for my next project
 
do you know if anybody has done one with leaf springs for a more scale look :?::shock:

ZoSo 03-30-2009 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KNUCKLED (Post 1709366)
do you know if anybody has done one with leaf springs for a more scale look :?::shock:

Yes here's the link
and it wheels great

http://socalrcrc.org//threads/1049-S...ary-Jeep-Build!

phase10 04-13-2009 10:30 PM

you really just mount everything to that plastic chassis? and is the transmission mounted to the plastic body or what? badass build brotha"thumbsup"

wheelinjp 04-13-2009 11:39 PM

I think I just found one of these today at Goodwill thrift store in Olympia, Wa. I paid $3.99 for it. the drivers seat is broken and the tools are missing. I am thinking of building a frame for it and hang my pair of clod axles under it. Here are some pics. I am a new instant fan of these willys builds.



http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...p/HPIM1048.jpg



http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...p/HPIM1049.jpg



http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...p/HPIM1050.jpg

ZoSo 04-14-2009 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phase10 (Post 1737423)
you really just mount everything to that plastic chassis? and is the transmission mounted to the plastic body or what? badass build brotha"thumbsup"

Yes .....everything is mounted to the plastic
I used a thin piece of rubber between the plastic and tranny
....to quiet the noise from the R2

ZoSo 04-14-2009 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wheelinjp (Post 1737511)
I think I just found one of these today at Goodwill thrift store in Olympia, Wa. I paid $3.99 for it. the drivers seat is broken and the tools are missing. I am thinking of building a frame for it and hang my pair of clod axles under it. Here are some pics. I am a new instant fan of these willys builds.



http://socalrcrc.org//threads/1180-p...boy-1-5-willys


http://socalrcrc.org//threads/1487-My-Willys


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...p/HPIM1050.jpg

clods will work ....but if you want to go shafty
just mount a skid plate to the transfer case
then mount the assembly to the jeep.
something like this:
http://www.socalrcrc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1494

or build a sub frame like this:
http://www.socalrcrc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1049

DonsATV 04-14-2009 09:47 PM

Well I'd like to say you've inspired me too!!! Got me a 1/6 Willys off eBay and am impatiently waiting for delivery. :-?
http://i510.photobucket.com/albums/s...s/777jeepa.jpg
http://i510.photobucket.com/albums/s...s/777jeepb.jpg
http://i510.photobucket.com/albums/s...s/777jeepd.jpg
Looks an aweful lot like yours did with some of the same missing parts, maybe more. :ror:

I think I'm gonna do leaf spings though and probably make my own frame and I'm looking for axles and found these and am wondering if they'll be big enough and strong enough to hold up. http://www.axialracing.com/ftp/ax10options/AX30488.htm

Thanks for any and all help!!
Donnie

DonsATV 04-15-2009 05:32 PM

Never mind... Found this very informative thread "thumbsup" http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showt...t=82489&page=2

Now to find them.

caballogris 09-06-2009 12:22 PM

Hello.....
 
Hi: I'm a new member, living in Barcelona, Spain. Sorry for my English is not too good... I'm looking to do one 1/6 Willys like yours but I don't know NOTHING about parts, where to buy it, ratios of diffs, gearboxes... :shock: Well, I want to know more. If somebody can help me sending links of stores, mechanical specs (ratios of diffs, kind of engines, for ex.), details or anything, believe me, I`ll be so thankful.... "thumbsup"I have a radio control for a plane, could it be used here?? Coils or leaf springs?? Regards from Barcelona!!!!

ZoSo 09-07-2009 11:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by caballogris (Post 1980829)
Hi: I'm a new member, living in Barcelona, Spain. Sorry for my English is not too good... I'm looking to do one 1/6 Willys like yours but I don't know NOTHING about parts, where to buy it, ratios of diffs, gearboxes... :shock: Well, I want to know more. If somebody can help me sending links of stores, mechanical specs (ratios of diffs, kind of engines, for ex.), details or anything, believe me, I`ll be so thankful.... "thumbsup"I have a radio control for a plane, could it be used here?? Coils or leaf springs?? Regards from Barcelona!!!!


I PM'd you with the info
Good luck... post up when you get started

midship909 09-08-2009 09:41 AM

dave just make it easier for me and sell me yours :)

DonsATV 09-08-2009 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by midship909 (Post 1983793)
dave just make it easier for me and sell me yours :)

There's one in the 4 Sale section: http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showt...&highlight=Joe

Don't know if he would ship to Spain though. :?

TimJohnson 03-26-2010 12:54 PM

has anyone tried to use Kyosho Mad force axles for this kind of build?

I caught the bug for this willys jeep after seeing them at the RCX show. I have a Navy version of the jeep on its way to my house. Now I am trying to find all the bits needed.

Can someone give me a Width measurment from C-hub to C-hub that will work with this jeep?

Thanks for your help. :)

KRAWLR4life 03-26-2010 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TimJohnson (Post 2377478)
has anyone tried to use Kyosho Mad force axles for this kind of build?

I caught the bug for this willys jeep after seeing them at the RCX show. I have a Navy version of the jeep on its way to my house. Now I am trying to find all the bits needed.

Can someone give me a Width measurment from C-hub to C-hub that will work with this jeep?

Thanks for your help. :)

Personally I think Wheely King axles work the best.. Axial and TLT/Hilift axles work but will need to have wider hexes!

SnoopMaxx 04-11-2010 03:42 AM

The Force axles are easy to narrow

pigeonfarmboy 04-16-2010 06:37 AM

Cool write-up Dave!

ice_sonic 04-17-2010 10:39 PM

The Wheely King axle do not need any widener? just stock one can fit the 1/6 willy body perfect?

ZoSo 04-18-2010 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ice_sonic (Post 2413436)
The Wheely King axle do not need any widener? just stock one can fit the 1/6 willy body perfect?

that's correct
standard offset is all you need


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