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Old 03-25-2009, 10:01 PM   #1
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Default 1:6 Willys GI Joe Basic Build

This is a very simple build
Very low geared .... for lifelike crawling






LINK to Rebuild thread:
ZoSo Willys Rebuild


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

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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

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Old 03-25-2009, 10:44 PM   #2
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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...
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:16 PM   #3
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Default 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
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:34 PM   #4
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do you know if anybody has done one with leaf springs for a more scale look
Yes here's the link
and it wheels great

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

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Old 04-13-2009, 10:30 PM   #5
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you really just mount everything to that plastic chassis? and is the transmission mounted to the plastic body or what? badass build brotha
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:39 PM   #6
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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.











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Old 04-14-2009, 09:50 AM   #7
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you really just mount everything to that plastic chassis? and is the transmission mounted to the plastic body or what? badass build brotha
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
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:08 AM   #8
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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


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

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Old 04-14-2009, 09:47 PM   #9
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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. :-?



Looks an aweful lot like yours did with some of the same missing parts, maybe more.

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

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Old 04-15-2009, 05:32 PM   #10
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Never mind... Found this very informative thread http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showt...t=82489&page=2

Now to find them.
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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... 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.... I have a radio control for a plane, could it be used here?? Coils or leaf springs?? Regards from Barcelona!!!!
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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... 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.... 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
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:41 AM   #13
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dave just make it easier for me and sell me yours
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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. :?
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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.
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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!
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The Force axles are easy to narrow
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Cool write-up Dave!
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The Wheely King axle do not need any widener? just stock one can fit the 1/6 willy body perfect?
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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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