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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

ZoSo 04-18-2010 10:41 AM

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

2 Attachment(s)
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

Quote:

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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