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svaras 06-18-2011 09:47 PM

Project Willys MB LS Clone
 
HI Guys,

I`m Sebastian Varas from Chile.
First thing to tell is that I`m way behind the new RC trends. My last crawler was a Clod wich I guess now is good for a museum.
Well the thing is that I NEED to build a clone of my 1:1 JEEP. It`s a 1942 Willys MB.
So I just purchased a GI Joe MB at ebay.
Question is....can I reuse the parts of my old Clod or is better to go with axial axles, R2 tranny etc....??
Any info that can point me in the right direction will be appreciated.

KMS 06-18-2011 10:21 PM

I cant say much about the clod axles ,,But they are motor on axle ,and might not work very well,,The Axial ax10 scorpion is what I used to build mine , The tranny fits under the hood ,,great,,,The axles fit fine under the Willy's ,but you will need to use wheel widener's ,The rcwd disruptor transfer case ,,There is a lot of posts on the build up of The GI JOE Willy's jeep ,with the parts and part number's ,,Some of the guy's use other axles ,and tranny's too look at all the threads ,there is some great builds for the GI JOE Willy's jeep ..Hope this helps,,post some pics of your build ,,KMS

svaras 06-18-2011 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by KMS (Post 3147857)
I cant say much about the clod axles ,,But they are motor on axle ,and might not work very well,,The Axial ax10 scorpion is what I used to build mine , The tranny fits under the hood ,,great,,,The axles fit fine under the Willy's ,but you will need to use wheel widener's ,The rcwd disruptor transfer case ,,There is a lot of posts on the build up of The GI JOE Willy's jeep ,with the parts and part number's ,,Some of the guy's use other axles ,and tranny's too look at all the threads ,there is some great builds for the GI JOE Willy's jeep ..Hope this helps,,post some pics of your build ,,KMS

Thanks for your response...yeah, reading more it seems that I need to go with axial axles, ax10 tranny, disruptor T case.
I will post pics of my 1/6 build...for now.a pic of my 1:1 "thumbsup"

http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/DSCN1315.jpg

@tw!ll 06-19-2011 11:48 AM

Glad to see you on here Sebastian. I've been following your jeep build on pirate for years. You have a sweet MB! You might consider HPI Wheely King or Crawler King axles. That way you wouldn't have to add wideners to get the same stance your 1:1 has."thumbsup"

Matias del Rio 06-20-2011 01:27 PM

yeah! Wheely King Axles a lot wider than the Axial Axles. The only thing you have to take care is the output shaft of the tranmy because maybe if you use an axial trany and WK axles you may have to make dual output driveshaft, but thatīs really no big issue. anything else will fit with no problem at all.

The sticky build of the G.I.Joe is here
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showt...Willy%27s+jeep

I think the only thing you need to know is what tire/rims will you be using to set the suspension. Will you use classic 4 link FF/RR or maybe coils? Springs?. Here in chile thereīs a little 3D printing Shop called www.impresion3d.cl. So if you need special pieces, they can be "printed" in ABS (black plastic), that is strong enough for a 1:10 rig.
I have a few designs in 3D, mostly potential bodies for mi SCX, but if you need any help, let me know "thumbsup"

ZoSo 06-20-2011 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by svaras (Post 3147866)
Thanks for your response...yeah, reading more it seems that I need to go with axial axles, ax10 tranny, disruptor T case.
I will post pics of my 1/6 build...for now.a pic of my 1:1 "thumbsup"

http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/DSCN1315.jpg

very nice Willys
any more pics?

svaras 06-20-2011 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by ZoSo (Post 3150314)
very nice Willys
any more pics?

Sure...

http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/DSCN0245.jpg

http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/DSC00868.jpg

It started like this....."thumbsup"

http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/P1120036.jpg

Tommy R 06-20-2011 07:24 PM

That's awesome and very similar to what I want my Willys to look like! Do you have a link to your build thread on pirate? I'd like to check it out. 8)

svaras 06-20-2011 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tommy R (Post 3150420)
That's awesome and very similar to what I want my Willys to look like! Do you have a link to your build thread on pirate? I'd like to check it out. 8)

Yes, here is this the link.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=777868

ZoSo 07-28-2011 10:59 AM

Use the axial transmission (upgrade the alum output to steel)
the rc4wd disruptor transfercase
wheely king or axial axles (axial will need wideners)
and you will be good to go for a long time.

Brandon 07-28-2011 12:03 PM

The Axial Wraith AR60 axles will be perfect under your 1/6th "thumbsup"

calikingcrawler 07-28-2011 12:29 PM

Yes they will. ;-)

ZoSo 07-28-2011 02:28 PM

they are too wide....... IMHO

Brandon 07-28-2011 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by ZoSo (Post 3207027)
they are too wide....... IMHO

You are right, they are too wide for some builds. However I love the stance of svaras 1:1 and the AR60's will give him the offset pumpkin in the front too "thumbsup"

Although after going through his build I noticed he switched to a centered diff on the rear...

Either way I couldn't help lay a tub over my Wraith and snap some pics :mrgreen:

ZoSo 07-28-2011 05:17 PM

oh your right....I forgot how wide some of the Willys are...the Wraith axles
should work great"thumbsup"

svaras 12-24-2011 03:52 PM

Re: Project Willys MB LS Clone
 
Well finally we started today.
Still waiting Santa to bring the Rok Loxs and Beadlock Wheels.
I will use my old clod links and we start playing with the shocks from the same clod.
Axles are T Rex 60.

http://www.twistedandes.com/foro/att...1&d=1324758565

http://www.twistedandes.com/foro/att...1&d=1324758565

http://www.twistedandes.com/foro/att...1&d=1324758565

http://www.twistedandes.com/foro/att...1&d=1324758565

http://www.twistedandes.com/foro/att...1&d=1324758565

http://www.twistedandes.com/foro/att...1&d=1324758685

http://www.twistedandes.com/foro/att...1&d=1324758685

Die-Laughing 12-24-2011 04:41 PM

Re: Project Willys MB LS Clone
 
Its been a while huh? Lookin good man! "thumbsup"

YoUnG_vErSiOn 12-28-2011 03:59 PM

Re: Project Willys MB LS Clone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Brandon (Post 3207191)
You are right, they are too wide for some builds. However I love the stance of svaras 1:1 and the AR60's will give him the offset pumpkin in the front too "thumbsup"

Although after going through his build I noticed he switched to a centered diff on the rear...

Either way I couldn't help lay a tub over my Wraith and snap some pics :mrgreen:

brandon what up man??!! what body is that? i want the grill

Big Mike 12-29-2011 08:34 AM

Re: Project Willys MB LS Clone
 
Welcome Sebastian!! And son! (this kid can already drive better than 75% of the folks that live in my neighborhood)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tommy R (Post 3150420)
That's awesome and very similar to what I want my Willys to look like! Do you have a link to your build thread on pirate? I'd like to check it out. 8)

Sebastians MB was my laptop wallpaper the whole time I was building Ol' Blue. Definitely an inspirational machine...

Quote:

Originally Posted by young_version (Post 3472722)
brandon what up man??!! what body is that? i want the grill

Looks like a Dragon kit...

WraithCrawler 01-17-2012 02:06 PM

Re: Project Willys MB LS Clone
 
Your jeep is...amazing. Wow.


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