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Old 07-04-2016, 12:19 PM   #101
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Old 07-04-2016, 12:43 PM   #102
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Are the green and orange 1/6 Jeeps Hasbro's Jeeps and the GI Joe one in box is a Hasbro also Correct ??

and the one with the soft top and motor is a 21st Century ??

I'm looking at chassis and suspension setups

I got a Dragon Jeep coming

And got a GCM 4 Ten chassis with Tami ya leaf springs and Toyota axles

Not finding a lot with leaf springs

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Old 07-04-2016, 02:59 PM   #103
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Are the green and orange 1/6 Jeeps Hasbro's Jeeps and the GI Joe one in box is a Hasbro also Correct ??

and the one with the soft top and motor is a 21st Century ??

I'm looking at chassis and suspension setups

I got a Dragon Jeep coming

And got a GCM 4 Ten chassis with Tami ya leaf springs and Toyota axles

Not finding a lot with leaf springs
Yes they are all Hasbro witch I believe were built by Dragon. And the one with the motor is 21st century. I used the stock chassis, filled it with epoxy and is plenty strong. Yeah not many leaf spring setups, I think with the stock chassis it would limit the steering, the GCM chassis mite work out good. I also have a new Dragon on order. I would like to see how your leaf spring setup works out.

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Old 07-04-2016, 03:53 PM   #104
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How wide are those Willys bodies from the outside of the front fenders? I'm really thinking of trying to pick one up for a project.
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Old 07-04-2016, 05:03 PM   #105
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How wide are those Willys bodies from the outside of the front fenders? I'm really thinking of trying to pick one up for a project.
Fender to fender is 8 5/8 inches. The rear box is 8 3/4 inches.

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Old 07-04-2016, 05:29 PM   #106
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From looking online

G.I.Joe is Hasbro and always has been

Dragon is a different company by its self

Then there is 21st Century

I own 2 21st Century 1/6 scales

one is a Military Humvee and its big for a 1/6 scale and the other is a Jeep Mutt that is smaller then the Humvee but bigger than Dragon Jeep

Then there is World of War and maybe a few other companies making or made 1/6 scale Jeeps

The Dragon and the 21st Century are more detailed then the rest

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Old 07-08-2016, 11:54 PM   #107
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Old 08-24-2016, 09:35 PM   #108
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Just received the Dragon kit today. Its a bit larger than the Hasbro witch is cool. The Hasbro plastic seems much stronger then the Dragon. The Dragon plastic seems more brittle and prone to cracking from a small impact (the inevitable roll). Also the chassis is much flimsier and don't think filling it with epoxy will suffice. Quite honestly, Iím bit disappointed in the quality and am on the fence if I will build this into a true crawler. Just my thoughts on this kit, Iíll start the build and see what direction it will take me.



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Old 08-24-2016, 10:46 PM   #109
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I got my Dragon Kit yesterday, and also did a little mock up

And came too the same conclusion, that chassis rails need to be made

I got some 1/8'' plate, that I'm going to trace the Dragon chassis onto and plasma cut them

So the rails have the same profile as the Dragon chassis to match the Jeep body profile

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