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Old 02-16-2016, 07:10 PM   #1
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Default 1/6 JoeJeep Part 2

So I built a Hasbro Jeep a while back "a GI's Best Friend" and sold it.

I've since regretted it and have been collecting parts to try and build another.

Finally got the body and couldn't resist starting a build thread though I'm far from starting it with work being so busy so this may be a slow build.

So far I have a Supershafty trans, some axles with lots of Vanquish and Gripfab upgrades with hardened overdrive gears and universals. RC4WD .75-1 T-case, Vanquish titanium links, a Wraith skid, and Axial aluminum shocks.
MIP shafts, and I'm waiting on some Rok Loks from TCS...still haven't decided on wheels just yet.

The body is the "Rapid Assault Vehicle" version which doesn't have the "mud" on it.

Haven't decided on a theme yet so ideas are appreciated

So here's what I have so far:







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Old 02-17-2016, 12:41 PM   #2
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that transmission will hold up just fine!
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Old 02-17-2016, 03:40 PM   #3
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that transmission will hold up just fine!
I had one in a comp rig and swear by them now
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Old 02-17-2016, 06:49 PM   #4
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Not much done today, got the body stripped down and ready to hinge the hood and fill the frame with epoxy.

Notably the frame attaches to the body at 12 different locations, pretty solid imo.







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Old 02-17-2016, 10:49 PM   #5
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That is a very nice body. I would go with performance as my goal will looking good doing it. Keep it clean and you will have a winner as far as Ideas go.
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Old 02-20-2016, 12:11 AM   #6
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I want to build one of these , gota be jeep thing
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Old 02-20-2016, 12:50 PM   #7
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That is a very nice body. I would go with performance as my goal will looking good doing it. Keep it clean and you will have a winner as far as Ideas go.
I hope it performs!

Looks wise is what I have no idea whether to keep it stock or what to do but thanks

Finally decided on wheels and they are coming so in the meantime I stuffed the Lox with CI firm foams



Also worked on the hood. Used a fine hacksaw blade and cut both sides up to the molded in hinge:



Then cut reliefs for the Home Depot hinges, taped them in place and used a 1/8" bit to drill for 3mm hardware:





Then using an exacto knife scored along the molded in hinge to give my hacksaw a line to follow and finished the cut. Sanded everything down, bolted it up and done.









Started work on the frame too. Got it mostly cleaned up then ground down with a Dremel:







After a lot of measuring I figured where to cut the Wraith skid and still be able to use 2 of the mounting bolts through the frame on each side and let the tires tuck inside the wheelwell.

At this point I'm hoping I can keep the crossmember because if not it does away with 2 body mounting locations and will require me to reinforce the 2 cut halves somehow. Right now I can use the factory skid as a third place to bolt the cut skid to and a good spot for the Tcase to mount. I'll have to see how the front wants to treat me.
I'm trying to use stock length Wraith links worst case I'll have to make my own.

Here's what I have so far:



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Old 02-20-2016, 02:00 PM   #8
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I luv the RokLox tires! They work and you can't beat the scale look of these tires. Very nice choice.
Here is a hint on installing the hood hinge. Cut and mount hinges before you cut hood this way the hood is in the right spot when its done. I have done it both ways and I like it the best.

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Old 02-20-2016, 02:07 PM   #9
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nice work !

tho' I must admit
I was hoping that a custom frame were made.

Every build concerning these Willy's builds
seems to utilize the plastic frame.

Acceptable I suppose...
but for me, seems less appealing/durable
So, was hoping someone would attempt
something different.

I would...
but I'm not gonna pony up
for the cost of admission.

look forward to seeing your outcome
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Old 02-20-2016, 02:17 PM   #10
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They are definitely durable but the way they attach to the body isn't.

Self tapping screws into plastic...I will use metric bolts and nuts if I can with this but I'm still in mock up stage, the way I want to do the cage with this might make a steel frame necessary.

I thought there were a few steel frame builds on here already...one is a rebuild if I remember I'll have to check.
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Old 02-20-2016, 02:24 PM   #11
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I thought there were a few steel frame builds on here already...one is a rebuild if I remember I'll have to check.
yeah I may have missed that...
there are quite a few builds pertaining to these Willy's.

can't deny the scale realism these bodies offer.
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Old 02-20-2016, 07:19 PM   #12
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So I got the front part of the skid cut and shaved and slid into place. I had to relieve some of the stock skid to clear the link ends but pretty happy with the way it looks.

The front axle seems pushed forward too far but it's hard to judge until I can get wheels on it.

Can anyone tell me who has one about where the front axle sits in relation to the body?

This is what I have:







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Old 02-20-2016, 11:38 PM   #13
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I like the stance of what your showing. You tried it with the tires on the axles? That would put you as closes as you would want to be I would think.
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The front axle seems pushed forward too far but it's hard to judge until I can get wheels on it.
my guess is the axle's center line will need
align near abouts or just forward of # 3 of the serial #'s on 'dat hood.

just felt like guessing at something !? Lol

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Old 02-21-2016, 11:07 AM   #15
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I like the stance of what your showing. You tried it with the tires on the axles? That would put you as closes as you would want to be I would think.
Still waiting for Amain to deliver some wheels so I can't mount tires yet.
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:11 AM   #16
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my guess is the axle's center line will need
align near about # 3 of the serial #'s on 'da hood.

just felt like guessing at something !? Lol
Yea it may need to come back some just can't judge til I get some wheels on...need to figure out how to reply to multiple quotes in one reply
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:19 AM   #17
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These things are addictive to work on

I got skid all bolted in place and mounted the Tcase...it's really solid but there is no room to spare:









Also got the grill cut out for some airflow under the hood



Now I need to spend some time with the family, have a good weekend everyone!
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:54 AM   #18
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need to figure out how to reply to multiple quotes in one reply
just click (highlight) the " to the right of the quote tab
for each user you wish to quote

then scroll down and click the post reply tab at the bottom of the thread

and each " that you highlighted
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Then simply reply to each quote individually
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Note... you must deselect those highlighted " tabs
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Not much done today, got the body stripped down and ready to hinge the hood and fill the frame with epoxy.

Notably the frame attaches to the body at 12 different locations, pretty solid imo.

Thanks
12 ? Lol

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These things are addictive to work on

I got skid all bolted in place and mounted the Tcase...it's really solid but there is no room to spare:


Now I need to spend some time with the family, have a good weekend everyone!
it's the weekend ? Lol

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They are definitely durable but the way they attach to the body isn't. R U sure ? Lol
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Self tapping screws into plastic...I will fondle my metric bolts and nuts if I can Lol with this but I'm still in mock up stage, the way I want to do the cage with this might make a steel frame necessary.
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I thought there were a few steel frame builds on here already...one is a rebuild if I remember I'll have to check. Have you checked yet !? Lol
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family comes first ! so I'm outta here
fairly easy to do...
but sometimes confusing initially.

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hope that helps !?

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Old 02-21-2016, 01:16 PM   #19
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Actually, you've got the axle pretty close to where you want it. If you look at other later model Hasbro builds, you'll see that the front axle lines up just a bit behind the radiator, about where the night driving light is.
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Old 02-21-2016, 01:38 PM   #20
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Actually, you've got the axle pretty close to where you want it. If you look at other later model Hasbro builds, you'll see that the front axle lines up just a bit behind the radiator, about where the night driving light is.
I can't say for sure... as I was just eyeballing the picture
and making my guesstimation.

But it could be dependent on possible interference
at full steer (L/R lock) and whether the tire's will clear the front bumper.
And obviously the tire diameter will need be considered.
Otherwise the Ft bumper may need be altered to clear.
Tho' for scale appearance the front bumper should remain intact IMO

My guess was based on simply centering the tire
between the Ft bumper and trailing edge of the wheel well.
But it could be pushed forward a little if one wished.

Look at some 1:1 Willy's on google
and those pictures offer more reality I'd think.

If I were going for true scale/appearance...
not sure I would rely upon what others have done here.
Just because it can be done... doesn't mean it's right
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