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Old 08-02-2016, 06:24 PM   #1
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Got mine a year ago, but as other projects were on the go didnt have time to get it going.
Well made a alloy cage , I mean I tried to make one , cant seem to get the correct weld for it. Gonna scrap it and make a steel one.
Also the chassis is in progress. Only concern is this thing is going to be heavy







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Old 08-02-2016, 06:40 PM   #2
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Axles will be from the R1 GMade.
I need portals for this rig!









Got some wheels in, but they are too big , will have to go with the prrolines in the last pics.











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Old 08-04-2016, 12:14 PM   #3
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Some small update.
Cage is nearly ready, need to adjust it to sit right, rear tubes will be cut some. Also chassis needs lightening, been drilling holes like crazy, just dont have the right tools and its taking for ever.
Dont want to wheigh it yet, will do after drilling another week or so.














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Old 08-04-2016, 12:27 PM   #4
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Looking good man. Dont worry about the wheight to much, in my build it actually helped. Cant wait to see more progress.
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Old 08-04-2016, 12:47 PM   #5
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Looking good man. Dont worry about the wheight to much, in my build it actually helped. Cant wait to see more progress.
Thanks for the comment, just dont know as for shocks what to use, and how they will hold up. Also thinking of 55t motor and hpi gear reduction unit with the axial scx10 gear box, so this rig will realy be slow.
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Old 08-04-2016, 04:33 PM   #6
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That will be to slow. I use the axial gear box with the rc4wd T1 DISRUPTOR BLACK TRANSFER CASE (2.18:1 GEARING) and it's just a little slow for my taste. I'm thinking of switching to a faster motor.
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Old 08-04-2016, 07:46 PM   #7
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Ya, if you're going to run a disruptor, you're going to want a 35t or 27t. I tried running a 55t, and I don't have the disruptor, and it was waaay to slow.

Like mud bogger said, don't worry about the weight, my Jeep with Barbie, Joe and all the accessories came out to 14.5 lbs.

Nice looking frame, did you make it?, looks nice and sturdy

I ran the ProLine 95mm shocks.

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Old 08-04-2016, 08:06 PM   #8
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As far as shocks i really like traxxas big bores with a 40 wt oil to start. When it comes to motors, i liked the 35 turn. My next one willy probably be a 27 turn or 2500 to 4000 kv brush less. Hope this helps. keep at it man.
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Old 08-05-2016, 04:27 AM   #9
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That will be to slow. I use the axial gear box with the rc4wd T1 DISRUPTOR BLACK TRANSFER CASE (2.18:1 GEARING) and it's just a little slow for my taste. I'm thinking of switching to a faster motor.
I supose ur right will try out also a 27t motor and will see.
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Ya, if you're going to run a disruptor, you're going to want a 35t or 27t. I tried running a 55t, and I don't have the disruptor, and it was waaay to slow.

Like mud bogger said, don't worry about the weight, my Jeep with Barbie, Joe and all the accessories came out to 14.5 lbs.

Nice looking frame, did you make it?, looks nice and sturdy

I ran the ProLine 95mm shocks.
Thanks man, will try out some motors I have and try find the sweet spot for my taste.
Frame was hydrocut by a freind and the rest was made by me.
As for shocks will have to measure the axles and frame and see what clearances I have, I think I need to use shocks with internal springs as im going to have rubbing issues.
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As far as shocks i really like traxxas big bores with a 40 wt oil to start. When it comes to motors, i liked the 35 turn. My next one willy probably be a 27 turn or 2500 to 4000 kv brush less. Hope this helps. keep at it man.
Thanks for info but I have checked some big bores I have and they wont fit, need smaller diameter shocks, work in progress and head scratching to clear problems that come up. As for motor I want torque, dont want speed for this build.
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Old 08-05-2016, 04:50 AM   #12
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I have quite a few projects on the go, and budget is low, so I will be scavenging parts from the below truck and later I will rebuild it as it needs a few changes.
Parts will be transfer case, links, axial gear box, shafts and electronics.



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Old 08-05-2016, 02:57 PM   #13
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Cage adjusted, shortened it a bit here and there, this happened as when I made it I didnt have the willys with me so it was made approximately, I think it is spot on.

Used wall plugs to bolt it on the Willys.

Needs to be shimmed and adjusted better, but im happy with the result.








This truck will have some crazy clearance under the axles

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Old 08-09-2016, 08:26 AM   #14
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Nice work! This looks awesome!
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I like your choice of axles.
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Old 08-10-2016, 01:06 PM   #16
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I like your choice of axles.
Thanks man, been watching these for a long time, and when I saw a video of some Korean guys Willys decided to build one.

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Nice work! This looks awesome!
Thanks for the comment, still have a long way to go, hope you still like it when its finished.
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Old 08-21-2016, 03:13 PM   #17
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Im back, was on summer vacation, still am, but the money finished and had to come back last friday. So I have been busy on the Willys.
Made it a roller, had to make links and adjust everything, you know how the drill goes. Didnt get many photos during the process but will as soon as I take it apart for painting. Front is sitting little high as the gears , electronics, batteries and motor are in.









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Old 09-03-2016, 05:51 AM   #18
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Been busy the last week and had to focus on other family matters. Progress is slow, but been tweaking the suspension and the wheelbase, got my servo also the other day, mounted it on the chasis, didnt like the way the bump steer was so I moved it on the axle, had to fabricate a servo plate as the original position couldnt be used because the servo was hitting the chasis. Also cant decide what colour to paint it also need to arrange the wirings and make a battery tray.
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Old 09-04-2016, 03:06 PM   #19
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Painting !

But first need to get it dismantled.






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Old 09-04-2016, 04:12 PM   #20
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Made some more progress.


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