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Old 09-23-2011, 08:32 PM   #1
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Default BMT's enormous Willy

I have been sitting on it for over a year, and boy does it hurt... so I decided to get off my butt and do something about it.

Most 1/6th Jeeps seem to be built in military garb or near stock civilian. I wanted to do something a little more mad but not unrealistic.

So, basic ingredients are:

1st gen Hasbro G.I.Joe M38
A Scale Shop M38 chassis by STANG KILLA SS Mucho thanko
R1 portal axles
Some no name whoflungdung 3.2" maxx size rims with 100% offset and 12mm hexes
HPI Dirt Claw Savage tyres (which will be swapped out for Imex J Dawgs for looks)



First step will be to get the chassis and suspension set right for the body... (of course). Updates to come shortly.

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Old 09-26-2011, 04:51 AM   #2
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Front end is on. Now to find links that are right for the rear.



I have also worked out that even on something this large, a Highlift gearbox still doesn't fit properly
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:10 AM   #3
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cant wait to see it come together
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:57 AM   #4
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It's getting closer

At the end of the evening I have the rear end dummied up (more discrete upper links will happen) all ready to test fit the body after I haug out the bottom of the engine bay.

I've added 1/2" either end to the wheelbase to accommodate taller tires.

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Old 09-26-2011, 07:28 PM   #5
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Cool, man. Damn, how many projects you got going?
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:19 PM   #6
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Too _______ many
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:13 PM   #7
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I've roughed out the areas that needed removal and test fit the body.









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Old 05-21-2012, 08:29 PM   #8
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Well, it might seem like I had forgotten about this, but no, I've been playing with my Willy in private

I have found the wheel/tyre combo that I am mostly happy with, particularly the size. Funny thing is, that they have been sitting here all the time. I used Slash to 17mm hex adaptors to fit deep dish RPM Revolver 3.2"s and Badlands to the Junfac axles. I probably will update them with chromed versions or at least more scale tyres eventually. HPI do some aggressive scale treads for the Savage, or Imex J Dawgs might be the go.

Also, I fitted the gearbox from my Creeper, seems to be just right. I made the steering up using a modified Traxxas bell crank and fitted the servo up in the engine bay.

I have found a driver too, she suits the non military vibe I was going for... but, she's going to take some work. The listing said "fully posable"... this might be correct if that means jointed elbows :doh: Out with the dremel and putty again....





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Looking great so far, subscribed
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