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Old 12-10-2017, 04:31 PM   #41
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In one iteration of my orange Jerp, I had xr modded ax-10 axles and ran a 3 link up front, mostly for servo clearance. I remember that it handled poorly and my design was weak, I constantly broke the upper link mount. I went back to a 4 link and just repositioned the steering servo. Later when I made the narrowed AR60 axles, I kept a 4 link on it.
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:51 PM   #42
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Thanks for your input man. I did some more mockup today and its gonna be tight. The tracbar will come very close to the drag link and the axle throughout the suspension cycle. Ill have to limit the steering a little only to keep the tires off the shocks and links, witch also helps with clearance. Until the panhard mount is made and attached i wont know how well it will go, but im not to worried.
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Old 12-10-2017, 05:54 PM   #43
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Im thinking about 3 linking the front and rear. Has anybody else had any luck with this? Ive got a good idea of how its gonna go, id just like to hear other peoples opinions.

Can you show or say how you mounted your panhandle bar? I got a Hasbro Willys a few days ago and I'm looking to see what axles to run. Without a set of AR60's in hand I'm trying to visualize how you attached it to your axle.
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Old 12-10-2017, 07:20 PM   #44
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No problem, i used a non locking nut to space the rod end from the hole with a longer bolt. To be honest a 4 link would be alot easier. I just like the look and if setup correctly it can perform well.

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Old 12-17-2017, 04:48 PM   #45
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My friend got the fast back conversion done last nite and added a support bar behind the seats.



Im temporarily 4 linking the front for link measurements. Thanks for looking.

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Old 12-20-2017, 06:27 PM   #46
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Ive started mocking up the 4 links. The rear is where im having problems. Ive decided to go to a 14 and a half wheel base to try to get the rear tires back as far as i can to compensate for the steel rollcage. To me it dosent look rite, any thoughts? or am i just driving my seilf crazy hahaha Thanks for looking.

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Old 12-20-2017, 07:02 PM   #47
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My honest opinion is to shorten the rear 1/2"-3/4. And you will still need to cut the rear wheel well openings.

BTW I really like your build. And I have one of these Jeeps brand new in the box never been opened.

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Old 12-20-2017, 07:13 PM   #48
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Thanks Correll. After thinking about it ill try 1/2 in shorter. Also i was planning to cut the rear. I gotta remember to stop and take breaks, problem is to many ideas i want to try.
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:17 PM   #49
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Your longer wheelbase will help your driveshaft angles also. On top of stability. I've noticed alot of the willys builds have steep driveshaft angles. Which isn't a huge deal in RC world, but still.

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Old 12-20-2017, 07:59 PM   #50
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I personally like the tire by the wheel opening , I have brake line tube cages in mine and haven't felt I needed to lenghtin the wheel base , With the weight of these rigs shorter drive lines are stronger ..
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Old 12-24-2017, 01:16 PM   #51
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Looks better with a 1/2in removed.

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Old 12-31-2017, 11:27 AM   #52
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I got the rear cut, still need to finish cleaning it up.

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Old 01-28-2018, 07:26 PM   #53
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Got a little more done today. First is rear comp cut.



Next: Light bar mounts.



And front and rear shock hoops.



Im hoping to have everything in final mock up in 2 weeks depending on my buddys schedule. Thanks for looking.
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Old 01-30-2018, 10:44 PM   #54
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My friend was able to help me again, so we got the hood cut and hinged. And its a roller I couldnt be more happy with the way its taking shape. Thanks again for looking.



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Old 01-30-2018, 11:25 PM   #55
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I forgot a pic.

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Old 02-04-2018, 02:28 PM   #56
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While i was puttin CI foams in the xl boggers for the mud truck i thought it would look good on the willys.

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Old 02-04-2018, 05:51 PM   #57
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The cut on the rear body came out nice, looks real good
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:23 PM   #58
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Thanks man. Im thinking about putting some trim molding on the cut edges to clean it up or get some thin wall hollow tubing and cut a slit down the middle. Kinda of like a rub rail.
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Old 05-26-2018, 12:05 PM   #59
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As soon as i can get my friends help the 4 links will be done.

I found this diy 4 link kit at my LHS. I think it will be plenty strong enough. Revo rod ends will work with the all thread it comes with but i think 8-32 all thread is a slightly better fit, ill use the M4 it comes with for now unless i have problems.
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The cut on the rear body came out nice, looks real good
Yea, that looks real good cut that way. I've been thinking about cutting mine and adding 1/2"-3/4" of wheelbase, this might have made up my mind.

That chassis looks stout! Well done there. If you get some big brushless power in there, gear it for some wheelspeed and leave the front axle unlocked, this rig will be so fun to drive.

I 3-linked my front end (My build thread should be archived here somewhere) and got lucky. It hardly deflects at full travel and drives pretty good. But, like Bigski, I'm constantly repairing/replacing the upper link mount for the panhard bar. I've made 3 or 4 of them so far out of aluminum. The next one will be steel.

For the high-speed low-drag rock racer style rig this looks like it's becoming, you might be better off keeping the 4-link in the front.

Looking good so far!
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