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Old 03-09-2015, 06:41 PM   #1
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I got the willy's bug again. This time im goin with a aluminum tube chassi.
Wheelbase will be 14in.


And a pic from the southern offroad rally in bellview this past weekend. thanks RRW for a awsome event.


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Old 03-09-2015, 07:25 PM   #2
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Looking forward to seeing the new chassis! Is that your 1:1?
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Looking forward to seeing the new chassis! Is that your 1:1?
I wish. This time im goin for light weight and wheel speed.
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Old 03-12-2015, 10:05 PM   #4
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I don't see a problem... Phil Lesh said it best: "too much of everything is just enough"
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Old 03-13-2015, 10:37 AM   #5
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I don't see a problem... Phil Lesh said it best: "too much of everything is just enough"

Exactly. I got the plastic chassis removed and all the nubs cut off and smoothed out, now im waiting to hear back from my buddy so we can start the cage and chassis. Thanks again for looking.
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Old 03-13-2015, 06:02 PM   #6
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The parts pile is gettin a little bigger.

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Old 03-14-2015, 10:58 AM   #7
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Nice parts, whats next?
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Old 03-15-2015, 01:49 AM   #8
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[QUOTE=stelerzman;5174703]Nice parts, whats next?[/QUOTE


Waiting for my buddy to be able to help with the chassi and cage,mostly for his tig welding skills.
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:44 PM   #9
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Keep us posted! These 1/6 willys are too much fun.
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:22 PM   #10
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I wanted to do a tig welded frame to , but dont know any 1 that welds so i did my own ,and brazed it together looks soso but will clean up nice with some grinding and jb weld
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:01 PM   #11
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I wanted to do a tig welded frame to , but dont know any 1 that welds so i did my own ,and brazed it together looks soso but will clean up nice with some grinding and jb weld
Cool man, i tried brazing a couple times but it never came out rite.Maybe some kind of jig would help.
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:26 AM   #12
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Cool man, i tried brazing a couple times but it never came out rite.Maybe some kind of jig would help.
It just takes a LOT of practice to get a strong, good looking joint. When I was first learning how to oxy/acetylene braze, I probably had a 75% waste ratio going on, but each 'failure' was a lesson in what I was doing wrong. Hang with it, you will figure it out after a while, or if you're lucky you can fine someone who knows what they are doing and they will mentor you.
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Ya, keep practicing, you'll feel better knowing you made it yourself. Safety-silv is easy to use, and the silver rod melts at a low temp, perfect for brazing brake line. Remember to grind a fish-mouth at the open end of connecting tubes for a stronger joint. And don't worry how it looks when you first do it. Heck, take a look at the crappy job I did on mine, (New Project for Me, pg 2 & 3), but when you're done cleaning it up and painting it, it looks fine.

Check out Frizzlefry's Marx Jeep build, bend a couple tubes, clamp them in place, braze a couple cross braces in, you can always add more later. When I made my rollcage, I made the front and back hoops and taped them in place, then added the cross bracing. Most of the brazing was done while the cage was on the body.

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Is there anymore progress on this build?
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:27 PM   #15
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Is there anymore progress on this build?

Not much between the car accident i was in, work, trying to get my schedule lined up with my friends has been tough. I did get the wheels im gonna run tho. I plan to get the aluminum rods this upcoming week.
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:12 PM   #16
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Sorry to hear you got banged up bud. I'll be up you're way on the 25th. Maybe I'll catch up to you then. I'm loving these rigs! There is 3 of them running hard down here now.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:18 PM   #17
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Sounds great man. If your in ocala/belview try to make it to RRW hobby shop, its truly a awesome place to crawl. Im usually there on weekends.
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Old 12-10-2015, 08:46 PM   #18
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Updates coming soon. The past couple months have been hell with my hand, but i had a buddy help me to start cutting it up a little.
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Old 11-25-2017, 03:01 PM   #19
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Due to having carpal tunnel surgery i haven't been able to do much with this project. So i decided to put the aluminum cage and chassis on the back burner.
Picked up a roll cage and sliders from RCP. My buddy is gonna be helping with the welding and miscellaneous stuff. Thanks for looking.
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:57 PM   #20
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My buddy got the frame and other parts done today. Still have a ways to go with the front bumper before the excess frame is cut off.



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