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Old 02-10-2010, 05:09 PM   #1
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This should be a simple rebuild with a few add-ons I bought new HD gears for the R2, but Rich has me questioning that idea...so...maybe an axial tranny instead. Next will be the repositioning of the steering servo. This will help with the bump steer and add suspension travel. I bought a slash light system w/10 lights 20.00 2 head 2 amber 2 rock 1 blackout 1 dash 2 rear Next will be the servo controlled steering wheel. I'll do a detail on the mounting. A new front bumper and winch. Probably the 1/8 scale 3Racing winch. Than finally paint and scale details Flat Irons and new rims. ..................................................
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:26 PM   #2
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WOW, Just WOW.... Like the pic with the hood propped open. lol.
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I've read your original build thread probably five or six times, so I'm really looking forward to this.
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:10 AM   #4
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I've rebuilt the front and rear diffs, surprising how little wear the ring and pinion have. (a year in the willys....6 months in the 2.2 JK......over a year in the SpiderPig comp rig. Props to RCP Crawlers, the ring and pinion are greased up and ready for another year for heavy duty crawling. The R2 tranny didn't wear so well. (I'll post tranny next)

here's a couple links to a bunch of RC photos
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:58 AM   #5
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Man, I like the idea for new paint. The contrast of the colors sets it off.


I too am impressed by the lack of wear on those diffs. Good stuff.
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:14 PM   #6
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well the metal dust says it all

I decided to stick with the R2
I installed the new gears and bearings in a better case.
The old case has worn out pilot holes everywhere.

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Old 02-22-2010, 08:53 PM   #7
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moved the location of the steering servo



and cut the back a little



than sanded and painted all the parts





Chuck's been working hard ... beer break




next I installed the steering wheel and servo
(2) bolts in the dash is all it takes





than I illuminated the dash gauges....pretty cool

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Old 02-24-2010, 10:30 AM   #8
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hey Dave its Jason the rebuild looks great i cant wait to have the Willys Jamborree it would be nice to have more than 4 of us running together
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Old 02-25-2010, 02:18 PM   #9
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we need to plan a Forest Falls Crawl
I think we can get 6 or 7 willys out for a great video
are you going to horsemans this weekend
the willys is just about ready....the steering wheel is working
and the lights are in ...just need to add the finishing scale touches
and start scraping it up
I'll post up the final pics in a few days
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:10 PM   #10
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its my weekend to work i cant make it :( the hospital isnt closed on weekends
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:35 PM   #11
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Your driver looks so sad..he could use a nother beer...

p.s. that rooster looks familiar...lol
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:32 AM   #12
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nice jeep cant wait to see what it look's like with a make over
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:31 PM   #13
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finally finished

















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Looks great!!!! Can't wait for some new video.
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Old 02-26-2010, 02:39 PM   #15
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looks good dave we should do a run right now @ mt baldy ive been itching
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Looks great man. Chuck has a sweet ride.

BTW thanks for making me drop everything and build one for myself.
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:56 AM   #17
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Zoso,

That's one really, really nice rig. I like it very much - especially the lit gauges. Stoke of genius, man.

I'm building one myself. I have something to aspire to.

I hope you don't mind...I'm stealing the lit gauges idea. The only trouble is that I need better gauges. I don't have the Hasbro brand body. Mine is a Soldiers Of The World. The quality of the seats and body is very similar to yours, but the gauges rather...uh...ummm...well...suck.

No matter. I've been having a helluva good time building it. It's taking me a while, but I have family and business obligations that keep me pretty busy too. The really fun part is sitting in a boring meeting, shmoozing a vendor with one side of my brain and figuring out my chassis geometry with the other.

Again, nice work.

Oh yeah...you can probably loosen up those arms a bit with a drop of penetrating oil on the joint rivet. Use a silicone based lube and you won't risk the lube attacking Chuck's arm. I've also thought about drilling out the rivets at the shoulders, elbows and wrists completely (if he steers with both hands) and replacing them with pins so the arms move very freely. I hate to suggest that Chuck go "under the knife"...
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Oh yeah...you can probably loosen up those arms a bit with a drop of penetrating oil on the joint rivet. Use a silicone based lube and you won't risk the lube attacking Chuck's arm. I've also thought about drilling out the rivets at the shoulders, elbows and wrists completely (if he steers with both hands) and replacing them with pins so the arms move very freely. I hate to suggest that Chuck go "under the knife"...
I'm gonna try 2 little eye-hooks at each joint (elbow and shoulder)

Here's a new video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe3sMcFX6Bc

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I'm gonna try 2 little eye-hooks at each joint (elbow and shoulder)

Here's a new video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe3sMcFX6Bc
The eye-hooks will definitely work. Talk about going under the knife...


Nice vid., man. Better watch out for your lantern, though. It's rattling around pretty good back there. The mantles won't make it at that rate. :-P
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nice rig!
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