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the_law_man01 01-17-2019 07:29 AM

Re: Dragon Willys build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RadioFlyer (Post 5901739)
It's smooth running and very quiet. It has a good solid feeling to it. I packed mine with some good grease as they come dry.

I thought about buying another one and stacking them for 25:1 gear reduction but that might be a wee bit TOO low. :twisted:

Awesome! Good to know!

You know, they have a 3:1, and I think RC4WD has a 2:1.

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58_Willys 01-17-2019 03:25 PM

Re: Dragon Willys build
 
Looking forward to this build. I have one of these for a future build also.

How does the size compare to a the other 1/6 Willys?

Mike Flea 01-17-2019 07:14 PM

Re: Dragon Willys build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RadioFlyer (Post 5901738)
What size brake line? A 3" rollbar would be 12.7mm in 1/6th scale. That's kind of big. Even 2.5" pipe is big in scale at 10.6mm


I checked my build thread, and it says 1/4 inch, but I think I used 3/16 brake line because it was easier to bend, I'll have to dig it out and check.

TheLetterJ 01-17-2019 08:17 PM

Re: Dragon Willys build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RadioFlyer (Post 5901738)
What size brake line? A 3" rollbar would be 12.7mm in 1/6th scale. That's kind of big. Even 2.5" pipe is big in scale at 10.6mm

I know that building roll bars out of poopy pipe used to just be "the way", but you'd be hard pressed to find a modern build that used anything larger than 2" tube now when building a full cage (as opposed to just a roll bar.) Depending on the size/weight of the vehicle, 1 3/4" and 1 1/2" are even more common. All that said, 1/4" tube would be the same as 1 1/2" at 1/6 scale, and I think it would look appropriate for a small vehicle like a Willy's.

RadioFlyer 01-18-2019 01:21 PM

Re: Dragon Willys build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 58_Willys (Post 5901959)
Looking forward to this build. I have one of these for a future build also.

How does the size compare to a the other 1/6 Willys?

I've never had any of the other 1/6 Jeeps so I wouldn't know for sure. From looking at pictures I can see that some of the details look a bit different proportionally but overall the trucks are about the same size.

BigSki 01-27-2019 07:30 PM

Re: Dragon Willys build
 
I did the cage on my 1/6th Willys from 3/16 hydraulic tubing. I always though that it looked slightly undersized but it's taken a beating over the years. I've wanted to rebuild it w/ 1/4 tubing, it's on the long list of maintenance/repairs that I want to do. I'll get around to it one day... :roll:

Mike Flea 01-28-2019 05:24 PM

Re: Dragon Willys build
 
I used 1/4 inch coated brakeline. Only problem with coated is you have to grind or sand the coating off before brazing, which isn't a problem with a dremel and a grinding wheel. When making perpendicular connections, you have to fishmouth the end of the connecting piece anyways...makes for a more rigid and solid braze.

RadioFlyer 01-28-2019 08:09 PM

Re: Dragon Willys build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Flea (Post 5902034)
I checked my build thread, and it says 1/4 inch, but I think I used 3/16 brake line because it was easier to bend, I'll have to dig it out and check.

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheLetterJ (Post 5902056)
I know that building roll bars out of poopy pipe used to just be "the way", but you'd be hard pressed to find a modern build that used anything larger than 2" tube now when building a full cage (as opposed to just a roll bar.) Depending on the size/weight of the vehicle, 1 3/4" and 1 1/2" are even more common. All that said, 1/4" tube would be the same as 1 1/2" at 1/6 scale, and I think it would look appropriate for a small vehicle like a Willy's.

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigSki (Post 5905282)
I did the cage on my 1/6th Willys from 3/16 hydraulic tubing. I always though that it looked slightly undersized but it's taken a beating over the years. I've wanted to rebuild it w/ 1/4 tubing, it's on the long list of maintenance/repairs that I want to do. I'll get around to it one day... :roll:

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Originally Posted by Mike Flea (Post 5905577)
I used 1/4 inch coated brakeline. Only problem with coated is you have to grind or sand the coating off before brazing, which isn't a problem with a dremel and a grinding wheel. When making perpendicular connections, you have to fishmouth the end of the connecting piece anyways...makes for a more rigid and solid braze.

Thanks guys. I scrounged around in the garage but only came up with some 3/16 inch tubing. I'm going to pick up some 1/4" (or 8mm) and give it a go. "thumbsup"

RadioFlyer 01-28-2019 08:13 PM

Re: Dragon Willys build
 
Today I got this in the mail.

https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...18&oe=5CEFA87E

It looks solid enough for this build.
And it came with grease! :mrgreen:

https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...b9&oe=5CF68639

I'm still waiting for some driveshafts but in the meantime I can start working on the mounts.

Mike Flea 01-30-2019 10:19 PM

Re: Dragon Willys build
 
is this the 2:1 or 3:1 reduction?

RadioFlyer 01-31-2019 06:50 PM

Re: Dragon Willys build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Flea (Post 5906357)
is this the 2:1 or 3:1 reduction?

I counted 37/17= 2.18

Mike Flea 02-25-2019 06:12 PM

Re: Dragon Willys build
 
Where are you at on this build? any updates?

RadioFlyer 02-26-2019 08:39 AM

Re: Dragon Willys build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Flea (Post 5913317)
Where are you at on this build? any updates?

Kind of got into a lull waiting on some parts. Shocks, driveshafts and something to use as spring bushings.

I should have some new progress on it soon.

58_Willys 03-22-2019 01:39 PM

Re: Dragon Willys build
 
Came across this on the interweb and just had to throw it up here. It's a "Radio Flyer" wagon converted into a Willys Half Cab pickup. It matches the guys 1:1 CJ2A conversion.

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/7e/ae/8d/7...77289931f4.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4c/3e...4c8cf65286.jpg

durok 03-22-2019 03:26 PM

Re: Dragon Willys build
 
Way cool!

That 1:1 is CHOICE!

Mike Flea 03-22-2019 05:38 PM

Re: Dragon Willys build
 
That's super nice "thumbsup"


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