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Old 01-17-2019, 07:29 AM   #21
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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.
Awesome! Good to know!

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

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Old 01-17-2019, 03:25 PM   #22
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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?
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:14 PM   #23
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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.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:17 PM   #24
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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.
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:21 PM   #25
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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.
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Old 01-27-2019, 07:30 PM   #26
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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...
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Old 01-28-2019, 05:24 PM   #27
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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.
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:09 PM   #28
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:13 PM   #29
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Today I got this in the mail.



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



I'm still waiting for some driveshafts but in the meantime I can start working on the mounts.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:19 PM   #30
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is this the 2:1 or 3:1 reduction?
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Old 01-31-2019, 06:50 PM   #31
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is this the 2:1 or 3:1 reduction?
I counted 37/17= 2.18
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Old 02-25-2019, 06:12 PM   #32
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Where are you at on this build? any updates?
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:39 AM   #33
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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.
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Old 03-22-2019, 01:39 PM   #34
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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.



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Old 03-22-2019, 03:26 PM   #35
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Way cool!

That 1:1 is CHOICE!
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Old 03-22-2019, 05:38 PM   #36
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That's super nice
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