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Old 07-14-2010, 07:20 PM   #1
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Hi! everyone, just to lets you know that after reading through somes of the threads on this issues by many of you, i decided to tackle a somehow ''willy it be '' project. This going to be my first big project of this kind and i am a little anxious to start bare hand but i like a good challenge so up we go and more to follow. As you see on the picture i will attempt to convert this somewhat ''Subzero '' monster into the newly dragon 1:6 willy.
You are welcome to provide me somes inputs and expertise if you so desire .
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:01 PM   #2
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Where did you find the model?
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:21 PM   #3
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Which one ? the scale 1:6 willy jeep i got from my local hobbystore for $ 99.95 CAD. The rig is a '' SUBZERO '' crawler from RC4WD. i got this one for a faver to someone and for very cheap.
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:38 PM   #4
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Ya i ment the Jeep.
WHEW that must be one sick model.
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:16 PM   #5
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Finally i started my willy jeep project after gathering all my parts i started with the frame and mounted the axles, i used T-Rex 60 front and back. i also use RC4WD spring mounts brackets. Since i want to keep this jeep as original as possible (army style) i went with leaf springs.










As for the transfer case, things went well , the case went on very smooth i only had to grind off some plastic to fit it in.




Here is more of the model being assemble , i am surprise how easy this goes together so easely.



One of the option i entend to had to my willy project is to have the steering wheel turning with the front servo. I look at mounting a small rc servo diredtly to the steering colum, so far it work as plan, check the photo.


While doing this mod, i decided to have a turning head at the same time so i modified the interior of a 1:6 doll as propose by a fellow member of this forum who showed me a sketch that really impress me to make on my project. I simply installed a small servo in the doll chess and a servo horn in his neck, works great.



OK, back to the drawing board and more assembly, more to follow.
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Sweet lookin rig man. Just one question. How are you going to tighten the servo horn that you already glued to his head to the servo. ?
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Old 09-10-2010, 03:20 PM   #7
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Great Model....looks like you got it all worked out.
Can you use the model's rims and tires?
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Sweet lookin rig man. Just one question. How are you going to tighten the servo horn that you already glued to his head to the servo. ?
No problem.. i will use a small screw through the neck portion , this portion of the neck comes apart of the head and will screw it the servo shaft.
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Great Model....looks like you got it all worked out.
Can you use the model's rims and tires?
Yes, i had to modified the existing wheels to fit to the axles so i use a set of old rims (12mm) wheels hex drive from an old tamiya set of tires an bingo fit them to the weely jeep, jsut use some epoxy and glue.
You will notice that the kit wheel that the rubber portion does not come off so i have to tape them for painting.
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sweet... this is gonna be nice
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Any updates, the rig looks sweet.
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:17 PM   #12
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Any updates, the rig looks sweet.
Soon, i am in the painting mode now and i haven't had the time to take pictures.
More to come..
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Finally started to paint some of the assemblies starting with the chassis, wheels, and the main body. I choose olive drab from Tamiya great paint to apply and fast drying. I did not paint all of it green , kept some of the trani, axles, drive shaft ,etc.. , just to keep it more original.







Now i am really in the re-assembly mode and things started to come together.

More to come.
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Awesome work, even if you are from Canada. Attention to detail so far is top notch. Looking forward to seeing the finished model.
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:51 PM   #15
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Here is an update on my willy jeep project. I finally completed the painting portion of all my parts, i have started to re-assemble the jeep. Now i am in the electronic portion to arrange all the wiring, this include receiver, ESC, motor, flashing unit and all the lights etc..





I have started to scratchbuilt a trailer for the willy. I could not find a built one so i decided to built it. Awaiting the suspension an spare wheels on order.





More to follow.
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Very nice. This thing is coming together nicely. I like the stock wheels. Trailer is sick too.
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Very nice. This thing is coming together nicely. I like the stock wheels. Trailer is sick too.
Thanks calikingcrawler, its nice to receive some positive cheering from forum's member.
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Wow thats very cool! Pricey little model but it looks like its amazing detail wise. Please keep us updated, cant wait to see it up and runnin!
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Wow thats very cool! Pricey little model but it looks like its amazing detail wise. Please keep us updated, cant wait to see it up and runnin!
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Thanks 66sprint6, i will, more to come.
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:23 AM   #20
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Thats a great looking Jeep.

Very good job!
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